Offered Learning Plan: Week of April 6th

Suggested Daily Work:

Math:

* Complete one Zearn lesson a day – login through your Clever account. Let me know if you want me to move you to a different lesson/level/module.

* Remember your child can utilize Embarc Online – lesson videos, Google Slides for each lesson, homework solutions 

* Use Commoncoresheets.com as a resource to print worksheets on any concepts that you feel your child needs more practice. Look at the left side of the screen and choose “Sort by Grade” to take you to the 4th grade standards.

 Reading:

         * Make sure to read at least 45 minutes a day.

Writing:

            * Continue to work on your informational papers using the guidelines you took home

Suggested activities for the week of April 6th:

This week’s activities all have a common theme of “Nature and the Natural World”. Through videos and articles you will expand your knowledge about nature and then demonstrate your listening, reading and writing skills through your responses.

 Reading/Writing/Science

Actively Learn (accessed through Clever)

  • Read the article titled Living close to jumbos and answer the questions that are embedded in it as you go.
  • Read the article titled Innate behavior of animals and answer the questions that are embedded as you go.
  • Watch the video The Alaska experience and answer the embedded questions.

 BrainPop (accessed through Clever)

* Watch the movie about Jacques Cousteau

* Take the Quiz

  • Complete the “challenge” activity to demonstrate your understanding

Let’s have a nature webcam adventure….

  * Choose one or more of the following webcams to see animals around the world:

While watching, ask yourself:  Do you think having webcams in the wild are a good idea? Why or why not? How do you feel when you see these animals? Have a discussion with someone in your home about these questions and what you’ve seen on your webcam adventure.

Hummingbird nest

Decorah Eagles

Puffins Burrow

Tropical Reef Aquarium, Long Beach California

Sea Line Beach, Hanson Island, British Columbia

African Animals – Watering Hole

 

STEAM Challenge

  *Build a model raft that floats on water. When choosing your materials at home, think about density. What do you have that would float? Take time to think about the shape of your raft. What design do you think would work the best? Extra challenge: see if your raft can hold 10 pennies and not sink! Take a picture of your raft floating and post on SeeSaw.

 Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

 Actively Learn (accessed through Clever)

            * Read the story An Unlikely Friendship

 

            * Prompt – Please respond on your office 365 account and “Share” with me or use your SeeSaw account (you can choose to make a video or verbally record).

“Why is it important not to judge someone by their appearance?”

Additional Links:
** Mystery Science website is amazing and is providing free access to lessons for you during school closures. Take a look! Share your science/engineering adventures with me through SeeSaw 🙂

ISD has also provided some 4th grade activities you are welcome to try: EELRS

 

Offered Learning Plan: Week of March 30th

Suggested Daily Work:

Math:

* Complete one Zearn lesson a day – login through your Clever account. Let me know if you want me to move you to a different lesson/level/module.

* Remember your child can utilize Embarc Online – lesson videos, Google Slides for each lesson, homework solutions 

* Use Commoncoresheets.com as a resource to print worksheets on any concepts that you feel your child needs more practice. Look at the left side of the screen and choose “Sort by Grade” to take you to the 4th grade standards.

 Reading:

         * Make sure to read at least 45 minutes a day.

Writing:

            * Continue to work on your informational papers using the guidelines you took home

Suggested activities for the week of March 23rd:

This week’s activities all have a common theme of “Erosion and Weathering” which continues our Land and Water science unit. Through videos and articles you will expand your knowledge about Erosion and then demonstrate your reading and writing skills through your responses.

Reading/Writing/Science

Actively Learn (accessed through Clever)
  • View the video titled Erosion and soil demonstration and answer the questions that are embedded in it as you go.
  • Read the article Weathering and erosion and answer the embedded questions.
  • Read Just add water: instant erosion and answer the embedded questions.
BrainPop (accessed through Clever)
* Watch the Weathering Movie
* Take the Quiz
* Complete “Make-a-Movie” activity to demonstrate your understanding of weathering
Watch a time-lapse video of ocean shore erosion of Barter Island, Alaska. Do you see the changes to the bluff? So cool!
Engineering: Design

Calculate the area of the floor in your room and then find out how many pillows it would take to cover your floor. Think about how you find the area of a surface. What is the formula for area? Please post to SeeSaw a picture of a drawing that shows the dimensions of your room along with your calculations. *You can use any unit of measure you wish. 🙂

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Actively Learn (accessed through Clever)
            * Read the article Gratitude is heart-healthy
            * Prompt – Please respond on your office 365 account and “Share” with me or use your SeeSaw account (you can choose to make a video or verbally record).
“What are you grateful for? What do you feel lucky to have that some others might not have? What relationships are you thankful for?”

Additional Links:
** Mystery Science website is amazing and is providing free access to lessons for you during school closures. Take a look! Share your science/engineering adventures with me through SeeSaw 🙂

ISD has also provided some 4th grade activities you are welcome to try: EELRS

 

Offered Learning Plan: Week of March 23rd

Suggested Daily Work:

Math:

* Complete one Zearn lesson a day – login through your Clever account. Let me know if you want me to move you to a different lesson/level/module.

* Remember your child can utilize Embarc Online – lesson videos, Google Slides for each lesson, homework solutions 

* Use Commoncoresheets.com as a resource to print worksheets on any concepts that you feel your child needs more practice. Look at the left side of the screen and choose “Sort by Grade” to take you to the 4th grade standards.

 Reading:

         * Make sure to read at least 45 minutes a day.

Writing:

            * Continue to work on your informational papers using the guidelines you took home

Suggested activities for the week of March 23rd:

This week’s activities all have a common theme of “Ring of Fire” which continues our Land and Water science unit. Through videos and articles you will expand your knowledge about the Ring of Fire and then demonstrate your reading and writing skills through your responses. In addition, there is a BrainPop coding project.  Also, remember to include text evidence in your written response —  I know, I know you’ve heard me say that a lot 🙂

Reading/Writing/Science

Go to Actively Learn (accessed through Clever)
* Find and view the video titled Why There’s a Ring of Natural Disasters around the Pacific and answer the questions that are embedded in it as you go. You may want to take notes.

Go to Newsela (accessed through Clever)
* Read The Ring of Fire (It has been assigned to you on Newsela)
— Complete the Activities (write, quiz); on the right side of the page you will see an “Activities” tab.

Go to BrainPop (accessed through Clever) – once you’re in BrainPop, click on “Dashboard” to view the assignments
* Watch the Plate Tectonics movie
—  Take the quiz
— Creative Code activity – Create a “story” demonstrating what you know about plate tectonics
* Watch the Volcanoes movie
— Take the quiz
— Complete the graphic organizer

Engineering: Design

*Design a spaceship out of recycled materials. You may draw your design (don’t forget to label the different parts) or build one if you have the materials at home. Optional: take a picture and post to your SeeSaw account — be sure to record yourself describing your design. How does your spaceship work? What materials did you choose and why? I’m seriously excited about this! I can comment on SeeSaw. 🙂

Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Actively Learn (accessed through Clever); watch the video “Using Grit to Succeed on School”

* Prompt – Please respond on your office 365 account and “Share” with me or use your SeeSaw account (you can choose to make a video or verbally record).
“What are some of the new challenges you are facing while learning at home? What are some ideas you have for overcoming these challenges? What role does your attitude and perseverance play in your success?”

Additional Links:
** Mystery Science website is amazing and is providing free access to lessons for you during school closures. Take a look! Share your science/engineering adventures with me through SeeSaw 🙂

** Link to District’s Resource List

 

Wednesday, March 11

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Math:

Unit 5.30, Add a mixed number and a fraction

Reading:

Read Aloud: Gregor, The Overlander

Read To Self

Writing:

Informational: research/note taking

Science:

Pictorials: water & wind erosions

Earth’s Changing Surfaces: Chapter 7, rocks; vocabulary

Other:

No specialists today

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Math 5.30, Must Dos: 1-4

Tuesday, March 10

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Spelling work

Mountain Language

Math:

Unit 5.29

Engineering/Math Extensions

Reading:

Read Aloud:  Gregor The Overlander

Reading rotations: focus group is fluency (reading a short play)

Writing:

Informational: rough draft

Science:

Can mountains go away? Ask your child about the experiment 🙂

Other:

Music

Homework:

Read & Log 20+

Math 5.29, Must Dos: 1, 2, 4 (a&b)

Monday, March 9

Word Study:

Spelling pretest

Math:

Module 5.28; Solve word problems with line plot

Reading:

Read Aloud: Gregor The Overlander

Read To Self

Fountas & Pinnell testing

Sulwe – diversity lesson

Writing:

Informational

Science:

Save Our Homes! engineering tests of models

Video: Weathering and Erosion – comprehension questions

Other:

PE

Homework:

Read & Log 20+

Math 5.28 – Must Dos 1,2 (a-f)

Friday, March 6

Word Study:

Spelling quiz

Mountain Language

Math:

Unit 5.27: Compare fractions greater than 1 by creating common numerators or denominators.

Writing:

Informational: notes taking, some are moving into rough draft

Reading:

Gregor The Overlander

Rotations: small group focus: opinion vs. fact, citing text

Science:

Landslides: engineering brainstorming – such great ideas

Other:

PE

Class Meeting

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Signed Yellow Sheet and Planner

Thursday, March 5

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Reading:

Read To Self

Rotations: Small group focus: problem/solution

Math:

Unit 5.26: Compare fractions greater than 1 by reasoning using benchmark fractions.

Writing:

Informational: research/note taking/introduction

Science:

Save The Homes! Erosion engineering challenge. We’ll see how the did tomorrow. 🙂

Other:  

Music

Library

Homework:

Math 5.26 MustDos: 1, 2 (a&b), 3 (a-f)

Read and Log 20+

Wednesday, March 4

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Math:

Unit 5.25, Decompose and compose fractions greater than 1 to express them in various forms.

Reading:

Read Aloud: Gregor, The Overlander

Read To Self

Main Idea – review

Writing:

Informational: research/note taking

Mini-lesson: introductions

Science:

Volcanoes – Where? Map research

Other:

No specialists today

Homework:

Read and log 20+

Math 5.25 – all 🙂

Tuesday, March 3

Word Study:

Caught ‘Ya

Math:

Unit 5.24; Decompose and compose fractions greater than 1 to express them in various forms.

Engineering/Math Extensions

Reading:

Read Aloud:  Gregor The Overlander

Fountas & Pinnell testing – not all students will be tested

Read To Self

Writing:

Informational: research/notes

Science:

River Bed experiments: 3 different experiments, manipulated variables, ask your child for details

Other:

Music

Homework:

Read & Log 20+

Math 5.24  Must Dos: 1, 2, 3(a-e)