Remote Learning: Tuesday, March 31st

Hello 4B Families,

Happy last day of March! Thank you all for your hard work at home. I really appreciate all of you. 🙂

Today’s video from me: IMG_3894

Here are some reminders:

Oral Biographies: This week should be dedicated to preparing for and practicing oral biographies. My best advice is to practice practice practice! Also, please make sure you look at all the expectations. The Oral Biography tab has all of the information you’ll need. The simplest version of the expectations is here. The last page of this document is the rubric on which each presenter will be graded. Finally, we didn’t get a chance in class to talk too much about bibliographies. They were just mentioned. The website has all the forms and information you’ll need for that. Just do your best, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about that.

If you haven’t yet, please sign up for a presentation time here. 


Seesaw We are in full swing with Seesaw! I’m enjoying seeing all the work you are doing! I’m still working on grading and commenting. Here’s the turn in list, just in case you haven’t gotten to it yet:

Turn in list (If you’ve already turned something in, no need to do it again!)

  • Fraction Quiz #1 (green paper, side 1)
  • Fraction Quiz #2 (green paper, side 2)
  • Journal (ongoing-still just one entry per week)
  • 2 page “Me and Uncle Romie Story Hunt” packet From last week:
  • 10 Commandments fill-in-the-blank test
  • Math homework lesson 5 (pages 515-516)
  • Math homework lesson 6 (pages 521-522)

Since remote learning is new, we are all figuring this thing out as we go! In order to make the Safe, Respectful, Responsible behavior translate to learning at home, we have created this school-wide chart. Students, please read this!

Here are today’s assignments and the PDF version:Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Subject  What to do!
Language Arts  This week you will be working on your Oral Biography and preparing to present the week of April 6-9.  

If you have not done so already, please sign up for a time to present here:

Things to know:

  • You will be sharing your presentation on Zoom so that your classmates can see you.  
  • We would also like your parents to record your presentation separately without Zoom so we have a backup and higher quality version.  This should be sent to your teacher.
  • Part of your requirement is to also watch your classmates present. You are expected to write at least 2-3 compliments during each day’s presentations and send them with the chat feature on Zoom. We will also call on a few students to give their comments orally after each presentation.
  • Be sure to include your props.  You will have to make some adjustments because you will be filming from home.  Do not worry if you cannot get the types of props you planned on. Be creative, use things around the house, draw pictures, etc.
  • When you complete your presentation you will fill out the gold “Biography Presentation Reflection” sheet that was in the folder you picked up from school last week. 
  • You will send your completed Self Reflection and bibliography on the Seesaw app
  • We will have a Zoom meeting on Wednesday so you can ask any questions about the presentations.
Reading Reading Lessons: Daily 4th grade reading lessons are found on Ms. Corrigan’s reading webpage.

TASK #1: Take the Me and Uncle Romie quiz. A copy was sent home last week in your packet, but here is a PDF. uncle romie quiz When finished, please use Seesaw to submit a picture of the front and back.

TASK #2: This is optional, but encouraged: The following art projects extend the learning as they relate to the content of our stories. These can be completed throughout this week. If you complete one, please share a picture via Seesaw!! Choose ONE from the following:



Art Project A: Follow these instructions to create a collage in the style of Romare Bearden, the artist featured in Me and Uncle Romie. His collages reflected memories, often pictured trains, buildings and musical instruments which mirrored the artistic community in the Harlem Renaissance.


Art Project B: Read, “Sidewalk Artist” in your anthology, pg. 248-250. This is a “reader’s theater” style dialogue of directions on steps to create “wet chalk drawings.” Read this short selection and create your own “wet chalk drawing” outside, if the weather cooperates. Consider creating a scene that relates to our story: a train, buildings, musical instruments…


  • Start your math time with a session from Xtramath
  • Take the green Fractions check-in quiz #2 (from your turquoise-4B or green-4A folder) If you do any work on a separate sheet of paper, please share those on Seesaw as well.
  • Use the “Fractions” app on your iPad and work through all the activities on Equivalent Fractions. Try to finish them all (Equivalent fractions) by Friday. This is good practice!!
  • Optional: Spend 15-20 minutes on an assigned Freckle math activity of your choice.


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