Remote Learning: Wednesday, April 1st

Dear 4B Families,

Happy April!

Here’s today’s video from me: IMG_3901

Freckle ELA Test: In an effort to make test-taking easier at home, we will be continuing to provide some tests online. Today, we will assign a Freckle Reading test. There was also one assigned on March 13th that several kids did not yet take. I’ll try to make it as easy as possible for kids to sign in and take the test (both of them, if necessary).


  • Sign into Freckle ELA: “Ms. Benson’s Reading Class (4B)”
  • Class code: szr3x5

Test 1 (assigned on 3/13):

  • It’s called: 4B Comprehension Test: The Beatles are Coming

Test 2 (assigned today):

  • It’s called: 4B Reading Test- Mountain Hideaway


Report Cards: I will be sending you an email with an attachment of your child’s Trimester 2 Report Card today. Please be on the lookout for that!

Zoom: Today, we will have an optional Zoom meeting at 11:00am for the purpose of asking questions about the Oral Biographies. I’ll send the sign in information before the meeting.

Journals: Please remind your child to send in their journal via Seesaw as soon as possible. Thank you!

Here are today’s assignments and the PDF version: Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Wednesday, April 1, 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 Comprehension Test: 

  • Online assessment. 
  • You will log in to your “Freckle” account. 
  • Here is a direct link:

    • There will be a reading (Mountain Hideaways)
    • This assignment is to read the article and answer the comprehension questions. 
    • We will review your results online. 
    • **Some students did not yet complete the last assigned comprehension assessment (Beetles); if that’s you, please complete it, too 😉
  • If you have trouble accessing the Freckle tests, there are more detailed directions on the webpage. 


When finished, please read for 20 minutes and/or work on your oral biography 😉

Math Complete the entire math review packet. Everything must be 100% accurate, and you have to write your answers on the packet AND on a separate page. 





APRIL FOOLS! Complete page 1 (front and back) from the review packet. 🙂 And do a session of Xtramath.



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