Remote Learning: Monday, March 23rd

Hello 4B Families!

Here’s today’s video from me! IMG_3828

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. This week, we are going to have a similar format to last week. We have four days of work planned, and we will leave Friday as a flex day. So, feel free to complete everything on a timeline that works for you.

It was so great to see everyone on the Friday Zoom call! It was a bit chaotic, but I loved seeing all of you! We will continue to do a weekly Zoom call to check in! Stay tuned for this week’s day and time.

Reading: A NOTE FROM MS. CORRIGAN: In an attempt for me to be a “guide on the side,” I will be posting videos to my webpage each week. These will accompany the day’s reading lessons. You’ll find the link along with the day’s reading instructions.

If this link for some reason doesn’t take you directly there, copy and paste in a new window. It’s a good idea to bookmark the page! I’ve been working hard to plan these reading lessons to be more user-friendly so the children can be more independent. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Art: Before school closed students finished a unit tying art into their brain-science unit. They examined which side of the brain helped with drawing and studied art from a Dutch contemporary artist,  Salventius. Students made abstract blind continuous line portraits in his style (very fun to do, have your child show you!). Salventius released coloring sheets this week and I hope the kids enjoy using them at home! I also emailed him pictures of their work and he responded,  “Your students did a great job! Strong, confident lines, I love them!”  Salventius 1 Salventius 2

Journals: It has been so much fun to write in your journals! You can send them to me whenever you finish them for the week! It is best for me if you can send them earlier and not wait until Friday. I’ve been using the online Internet Archives and the Public Library to read the books with you. It’s a great way to stay connected to each other!

SpellingThe spelling test this week will be on Spelling City. The test will open on Friday, and we trust that the students will not have any word lists or supports out when they take the test. Hold onto your spelling tests from last week to be turned in with all other completed work.

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

Here are the assignments for Monday (and the PDF version):Plans for March 23rd PDF version

Monday, March 23, 2020

Subject What to do!





Reading 1

Figurative Language Project: Idioms

  • Idioms are sayings that have both a literal (exact) and figurative (understood) meaning.
  • Watch this short video about idioms.
  • The students in the video have been given an idiom and they have drawn a picture of the literal (exact) meaning of the idiom and then they will explain the figurative (understood meaning) of the idiom.
  • This video is provided by The direct link to the video can be found here.
  • Record some of the idioms and their figurative meanings on paper for reference later.

Summative Assessment

  • Complete an Idiom Art Project
    • Select an idiomatic expression such as “You let the cat out of the bag” from the list on the idioms-for-kids PDF, or any other idiom.
    • On a blank sheet of paper, draw a representation of the literal expression of the idiom on the left and a representation of the figurative meaning of the expression on the right.
    • The assignment is worth 10 pts: 5 for the literal and 5 for the figurative interpretation.
    • Once completed, take a picture of it or scan it and send it to Ms. Corrigan:
    • Also, Save this completed assignment with the rest of your completed assignments.
Reading 2 20 minutes silent reading: Read a chapter book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.
Math Lesson 5: Simplest Form (pages 511-516)

Watch BrainPop video: Simplifying Fractions

Second video lesson:


Teacher Tip! Simplifying fractions is also called reducing fractions. Remember your factor work! If you can divide the numerator and denominator by the same factor, that is the key to reducing/simplifying fractions. If you can find the greatest common factor, you only need to divide the numerator and denominator one time. You will never divide JUST the numerator or JUST the denominator. They are a package deal! You must divide them both by the same factor.

Religion Chapter 3: God’s Commandments continued.


  • 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:

  • Reread pages 93-97
  • Read pages 98-102.
  • Pay close attention to page 99, especially what each Commandment means.
  • Review the 10 Commandment study sheet
Language Arts
    • Use Spelling City
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 and send to Ms. Benson any time)
  • Oral Biography (final presentation due date TBD)
  • Freckle assignments
  • Xtra Math
  • Scholastic News
  • Science PLTW Activity 3: The Brain in Action (complete by Friday, 3/27)
  • Practice Memorare
  • Visit Mrs. Helling’s art site and complete an art project (optional)



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