Remote Learning #3 for Wednesday, March 18th

Dear 4B Families,

Here’s today’s video from me! IMG_3796

Thank you for all of your feedback and support as we continue through this journey of remote learning. In response to your feedback, we have scaled back the amount of work for each day. We also adjusted the formatting to make it as student-friendly as possible, and students should be able to work through the day mostly independently. We also added a section just for the assignments that are ongoing. These do not necessarily have to be done every day, but they should be worked on some time throughout the week. This section is also great for kids who would like more learning/activities in a day.

For your convenience, we also made the tasks into a PDF so you have the option to print off and check off tasks as they are completed. Here it is! Remote Learning Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Finally, we are working on a way to send videos to go along with each math lesson. Stay tuned!


Here are some of the usernames and passwords of sites we will use regularly:

  • BrainPOP:   Username: holyrosaryws     Password:  gators4142
  • Scholastic News access Grade 4: (sign in as student: password is HRSgators4142)
  • Spelling city (password: gators4142)
  • Xtra Math:
  • Freckle:
    • Class code Ms. Benson Math: 89CG8V
    • Class code Ms. Simpson Math: 2MX8MJ
    • Class code 4B Ms. Benson Reading (ELA): SZR3X5
  • Science PLTW: (Password: gators4142) Username: Use this link
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Subject What to do!
Reading 1 Reading Text/Anthology:

  • Read the story “The World According to Humphrey” (Pgs. 624-637).
  • Read with fluency (smooth, figure out unknown words, etc.)
  • Read to yourself for most of the story.
  • Pick one or two pages to read out loud to an audience. It could be a sibling, a parent, a stuffed animal, or anyone else!
  • As you read, you should pause every few pages to identify the characters, setting, problem, solution in the story.


  • Idioms: After reading, review what an idiom is (pg. 639). Can you think of some other idioms?
Reading 2 20 minutes silent reading: Read a chapter book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.
Math Today we will focus on the very important vocabulary associated with fractions.  You need to be able to describe each vocabulary word on pages 479-481 (My vocabulary cards)

  • Carefully cut out the vocabulary cards from pages 479-481.
  •  On the back of each card you will find a quick task under each of the red definitions.  Neatly write in your answer to these tasks.
  • Clip your cards together with a paperclip so they don’t get lost.
Social Studies You will need to print and take the River and Lake test at home.  Please be honest. Your parent needs to sign the test after you complete it. It needs to be completed by Friday.  Please send a picture of your finished test to Ms. Simpson:  Thank you!


Test links: Main sheet

Answer Sheet:


Oregon Trail

Please print out the attached link.

Read the story.

Complete the questions on the second page.  You will also need to highlight the part of the reading where you found each answer.  Please label each highlighted section with the number of the question it answers. Some highlighted sections may have more than one number.  The entire assignment can be completed by Friday

The final page (written part) is optional for extra credit.

Language Arts
  • Spelling: Review words for the spelling test.
    • Use Spelling City or any other activities (be creative!)
Ongoing things to work on ANY time. These tasks are not due today. None of these have to be done TODAY.
  • Journal (one per week)
  • Oral Biography (final presentation due date TBD)
  • Freckle assignments
  • Xtra Math
  • Scholastic News
  • Science PLTW Activity 3: The Brain in Action
  • Memorare practice

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