Hello 4B Families,
Here’s a video from me for today! IMG_3795
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you all for your support, feedback, and flexibility. Please know that we are all working hard to make this a manageable and meaningful experience for everyone. Also, we are looking into other ways to get your kids engaged such as Zoom, Youtube videos, etc.
As stated in my email, Tuesday, March 17th will not have any new assignments. Optional: If students would like to create St. Patrick’s Day artwork, send us a photo, and Ms. Helling will upload them to the Holy Rosary Art Instagram page!
Here is a video on how to draw a leprechaun!
Below are the assignments from yesterday, as a reference.
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 and Tuesday, 3/16/20 and 3/17/20
||Directions Regarding Instruction
- Oral Biography: Continue to work on your oral biography! At this point, you should have finished reading your main biography book and taken notes. In addition, you should have started to use the Note-Taking 101 packet to turn your book notes into presentation ideas.
- This week, you should be starting (or continuing) to transfer final notes onto notecards that will be used during the presentation.
- You should also be thinking about preparing the props you will bring, and practicing and timing your presentations. The more practice, the better!
- Language Arts Review Packet: Complete the first two pages “Figurative Language”
- Spelling: Review words for the spelling test.
- Visit Spelling City and complete the tasks before Friday.
- You can also do any other activities (be creative!)
- Oral Presentation days/times will have to adjust. More information will come later. All oral presentations will happen, so please continue to work on them.
- Completed Language Arts Review Packet will be due when we return.
- All students should complete one journal per week.
- Go to the Scholastic News website http://sn4.scholastic.com/ and log in under “student” with the classroom code HRSgators4142. (This web address and passcode is on a sticker in your “school closure” folder).
- Read the main article for this week.
- Answer the questions on the back of the magazine that go with the article (there is an interactive tool you can use for this).
- Read the other articles 🙂 It is important to keep up on the news, especially that which is uplifting, interesting and inspiring!
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.
- Read each blue word, sounding out the words. Breaking the words into parts or syllables often helps.
- Determine how many syllables there are in each word (you can clap them out, slap them out by tapping on your arms, or “feel them” by placing your hands under your chins and counting how many times your mouth opens for a vowel sound/syllable.
- Use the glossary at the back of the anthology (pg. G1) to check and see if you are correct.
- Preview the target skill “theme” and the topic: “Media”: read the short section on pgs. 622-23.
20 minutes silent reading: Read a chapter book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.
- Online Scholastic questions
||Lesson 3: Hands on, Model Equivalent Fractions, Pages 499-504
Watch BrainPop video for review, “Fractions”: https://www.brainpop.com/math/numbersandoperations/fractions/
- Brainpop Login: holyrosaryws Password: gators 4142
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.
||Continue to practice the Memorare. You will still be required to recite it when you return.
We will begin Chapter 3; God’s Commandments
- You will be expected to be able to fill in missing words from memory of the Ten Commandments. Here are study sheets for this test:
- Thoughtfully read pages 93-97. Focus on the two scripture readings on 96 and 97.
- At the bottom of page 97 there are two questions in a small box titled “Activity”
- Get a clean, lined piece of paper. Head it for Religion Chapter 3. You will use this same sheet for all activities from this chapter.
- Answer the two prompts. Be sure to use complete sentences, and restate the questions with adequate detail and effort. Please skip lines.
Get some oral reading practice and read the two scripture passages aloud to mom, dad, or a sibling. Read them with expression!
The expectation is that kids are working on this only 2 days this week and 2 days next week.
For science this week and next week, please go through Activity 3: The Brain in Action on the online platform.
How to get there:
Use this link to find your PLTW username. (Scroll all the way down.)
- click on “I am a student”
- Log in using your username and password
- click on “courses”
- click on “4-Input/Output: Human Brain”
- On the left, click on Activity 3: The Brain in Action
- Read through all of the information and complete the activities
- Part 1:
- Memory game: This can be played using playing cards or homemade cards
- Remember that object: can be played using household items
- Reaction time: use this link: https://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime
- All observations, notes, and relevant information can be written in Launch Logs (If you don’t have your Launch Log, you can write it on a lined piece of paper and glue it in when we return to school.)
- Part 2:
- Your own experiment should be recorded in your Launch Log (or a lined sheet of paper)
- answers to conclusion questions should be written in Launch Logs (or a lined sheet of paper)
|All written portions should be saved in the Launch Log, or on lined paper.