Here’s a video Introduction from me! IMG_3791
Here we go—our first week of at home learning! Ms Simpson, Ms Corrigan and I will be working hard to develop plans that will provide you with content that will help you continue to grow academically and meet our 4th grade standards. We have strived to provide examples and support to aid in the learning of new concepts. The students should be able to complete a good portion of the assigned tasks independently, or mostly independently. There will undoubtedly will be tasks that require additional parent support. We are happily accepting feedback throughout this process on how we can improve this experience. This is a first for Ms. Simpson, Ms.Corrigan and me as well! We are committed to make at home learning work for your family, we are ready and willing to provide assistance to the 4th grade students. Students and parents can email us anytime, but we will only return emails during school hours, 8:30-3:00.
We will publish each day’s lesson the night before at 6:00pm. This gives you time to look over the lessons and prepare for the next day, if you’d like.
Please understand that the tasks we are providing are not optional. All assignments are expected to be completed to the best of your ability. Each family has flexibility to complete the daily work during timeframes that work for you. This could mean taking days off and working on the weekends or working at different times throughout the day. We understand every family’s circumstances are different. We intend to build lessons that will keep the students on track as much as possible. In order for this to happen, these tasks and assignments do need to be taken seriously.
A special note to students: We are expecting your work to retain the quality we expect at school. That means neat work, proper punctuation, spelling, and following the written response rubric.
The page tabs above have been updated and will continue to be more regularly updated with materials, instructions, and resources for you.
Here are some of the usernames and passwords of sites we will use regularly:
- BrainPOP: www.brainpop.com Username: holyrosaryws Password: gators4142
- Scholastic News access Grade 4: sn4.scholastic.com (sign in as student: password is HRSgators4142)
- Spelling city https://www.spellingcity.com/ (password: gators4142)
- Xtra Math: https://xtramath.org/#/signin/student
- Freckle: https://student.freckle.com/#/login
- Class code Ms. Benson Math: 89CG8V
- Class code Ms. Simpson Math: 2MX8MJ
- Class code 4B Ms. Benson Reading (ELA): SZR3X5
Assignments/Lessons for Monday, 3/16/20
|Subject||Directions Regarding Instruction||Due Date/Method|
Reading Text/Anthology: Students will learn the vocabulary. Vocabulary is on pages 620-621. There is a sentence with each word that gives context clues.
20 minutes silent reading: Read a chapter book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.
|Math||Lesson 3: Hands on, Model Equivalent Fractions, Pages 499-504
Watch BrainPop video for review, “Fractions”: https://www.brainpop.com/math/numbersandoperations/fractions/
Second link on equivalent fractions: Please watch
You can use the yellow equivalent fraction sheet sent home for lessons 3 and 4
Read and complete pages 499-502
Ideally, students will do the lesson during the earlier part of the day, and return to the homework later on (like a regular school day) This will aid in retention.
Teacher Tip! When you see a blank number line, count the spaces between the lines to determine how many parts are between 0 and 1.
|Homework (pages 503-504)
Daily Homework Expectations: Carefully tear out the homework as you complete it each day. Keep all homework pages together in a folder in order to be turned in at a later date. Please write your full name, class number and the date on each page.
|Religion||Continue to practice the Memorare. You will still be required to recite it when you return.
We will begin Chapter 3; God’s Commandments
Get some oral reading practice and read the two scripture passages aloud to mom, dad, or a sibling. Read them with expression!
|Science||For science this week, please go through Activity 3: The Brain in Action on the online platform. The expectation is that kids are working on this at least 2 days this week. Feel free to do it more than 2 days!
How to get there:
Use this link to find your PLTW username. (Scroll all the way down.)
|All written portions should be saved in the Launch Log, or on lined paper.|