April 27, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing their calendar, tracking the weather, and then practicing making one dollar or 100 cents. Do pages 381 and 382 in your packet for this week (the first two pages).
ELA: Students will be live on Zoom. Today we will be doing mostly review work of sight words, rhyming, and segmenting and blending. Then students will do the ‘where’ sight word page in their packet.
Here is the read aloud for Start Saving, Henry! which we also read to further remind students the importance of saving their money and to practice counting by 5s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzG1Az5k-TQ
Math: Students will do pages 479-481 in their Math workbooks. Chapter 13 is about breaking apart numbers 11-20. This is the introduction to adding and subtracting numbers above 11. They also will do the penny counting page in their packet. Send photos when complete!
Religion: Students will be live on Zoom to talk about how God always has a plan. He had a plan for Jesus and He has a plan for us and how He wants us to live our lives. First, we will talk about what happened after Easter. What happened after Jesus came back from the dead? And why? We will watch this video, recapped it, and discuss how God had been planning this from the beginning. https://www.
April 28, 2020
In-service day — no new assignments and no Morning Meeting. Use this day to catch up on any previously missed assignments. I will be happy to send you what you are missing if needed!
April 29, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will do their calendar work, track the weather, and do the Brain Dance to get them refocused for this week! Then they will do pages 387 + 389 in their packet, and then they will color their decodable story in the back of their packets.
ELA: Students will be live with me so we can read their decodable story together titled Run, Tim. I will read first and student will listen, and then we will practice echo reading. We will then go through and underline the nouns in the story, and then answer the W questions: who, what, when, where, and why? We will discuss why going over these questions after a story is important for checking out understanding. Lastly, they will do the word search in their packet for the short o vowel sound. They must also pick one of the words from the word search to make a sentence. Take photos when completed!
Math: Do pages 482-484 in their Math workbooks. Then have students do the flip flop ordering page in their packet. Send photos when complete!
Social Studies: Students will be doing the Chapter Closer for Time and Chronology that is on Pearson Realize. Please complete all assignments online!
April 30, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will do their calendar, the weather tracker, and have their introduction to quarters! Then they will do the next pages in their packet, pages 388 + 391.
ELA: Students will be live on Zoom as we introduce digraphs to them. Digraphs are when there are two letters next to each other and they make one combined sound. We will first be focusing on simple ones: ch-, sh-, and th- (for example, change, shoe, think). We will work together to make lists of words that have those sounds. We will also be watching videos that help us practice the sounds and give us more examples of how they are used in words. We will then be working in our Handwriting book on page 14 and writing one sentence for each sound, using a word with that has that sound. If you missed the lesson, I emailed you photos of the lists we made and an example of what their sentences should look like. Please send a photo of their sentences when complete.
Math: Students will do pages 485-486 in the workbook , and then do this recorded lesson of counting with quarters, practice counting them up to make as many dollars as they can. Please send in photos or videos of them counting, as well as photos of the workbook pages!
STEAM lesson: Students will be live on Zoom to learn about the forces of motion, push and pull. We will read the story Maisy Plays Soccer and use a ball to practice the different kinds of forces of motion ourselves. Then we will sort images based on whether or not they are a push or a pull. Here is a read aloud of Maisy Plays Soccer in case you miss our lesson and want to try this at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJvZKAcH9_w
May 1, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing their calendar, weather tracker, and some yoga. Then they will do pages 393 + 396 in their packet. Here is the yoga story time that we watched and participated in! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZAaZDVqCiA
ELA: Students will be watching read aloud of the story of the week, This is the Way We Go to School. We also read this story at the beginning of the year while acclimating to our classroom, so it might be familiar to them. When we read it at the beginning of the year, we discussed how some schools are in our neighborhood and some are not, and how we get to school ourselves. Now, we want to talk about the different modes of transportation people use depending on what kind of area they live in. For example, someone who lives by the beach would not ski to go to school because it is not snowy at the beach. Someone who lives in the Arctic would not take a bus to school because it is too snowy for regular cars to drive on roads. Watch and discuss with your student! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W2SKKWvNfM Afterwards they will be doing the sentence building page in their packet (the one with a kangaroo on it) and doing their leveled read aloud videos, which I am posting onto ClassDojo. Please send a photo of the sentence building page when complete!
Math: Students will be live on Zoom to do pages 487 – 488 in their Math workbook page. Then will do some Mental Math problems together on the Sadlier website! We also will be reviewing the concept of breaking numbers apart. If your student is struggling with this concept and you are unable to join our Zoom meeting, here is a short video explaining it that you can use that will hopefully help. Be sure to send photos of workbook pages when complete!
Science: Students will be online doing the Topic Close for the section on Environments, which is on Pearson Realize!
May 4, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing pages 401 and 402 in their packet for this week, as well as updating the calendar and the weather tracker. We will also be sharing our highs and lows from the weekend!
ELA: Students will be working on sequencing, or telling the proper order of things. We will use the Jack and Jill rhyme to help practice this skill! Then, we will practice giving directions in the correct order. We will watch this video as an example! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FptTD6zx22k&list=PLAwOTEJXH-cMc-qB87mOyb6rjA0nRDwH1 Students will be working on a project to create a book of recipes! Please have your student think of their favorite food or a recipe that they know by heart (it could be for something like grilled cheese, chicken nuggets, or even something like a cake! Anything goes!). I will ask students to tell me the steps that are required for making this recipe and write them down to compile them into a book. If you are unable to be on live to do this, please send me video of them reciting their favorite recipe. I would like to write it down in their own words!
Math: Have you student complete pages 489-490 in their workbook, and complete the page in their packet on decomposing numbers 11-15 for extra practice! Send photos when complete!
Science: Science will be online at Pearson Realize. Students will be doing the topic opener for Pushes and Pulls, which is what our STEM lesson was on last week. After completing the online portions please have students send me a picture of their drawing of how an object moves, including arrows showing where the object is moving.
Explanation for Science : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nUzuizBXD0bXNWrqZJATLFyqLCkVqSLy/view?usp=sharing
May 5, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing the calendar and their weather tracker. Have students do pages 405 and 409 in their packet!
ELA: Please have your student watch this lesson reviewing the digraphs ch-, sh-, and th-. Then have them complete the page in their packet in which they need to cut and paste the pictures and match them to the sound they start with.
After completing, please send me a photo of the page! Then, have your student watch the read aloud below of the story Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts! This will hopefully remind students of when we learned about the important job that engineers have during a STEM lesson a few weeks ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sNVhNThxcc
Math: Have your student complete pages 491-492 in their workbooks and complete the nickel counting page in their packet. If your student needs help with counting by 5s, here is a hundreds chart that you can use to help guide them. Send photos when completed!
Social Studies: Students will be doing the chapter opener for the section on Pearson Realize on Learning About the Past. Students will be doing the online activities and the Literacy Skills activity on comparing and contrasting the two descriptions of pets and drawing pictures to illustrate those descriptions. Please send a photo of the drawings when complete!
May 6, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing the calendar, the weather tracker, and a Brain Dance to warm their minds up for today’s lessons. Students will be coloring in their decodable at the end of their packet.
ELA: Students will be live reading their decodable together as a class. We then will be going through to find all of the action words in the story. Afterwards, students will be doing the word search in their packet for words that have a short u vowel sound in them and drawing a picture of one of the words from the word search.
Math: Have your student do pages 493-494 in their workbook, and send photos when completed. Then I would like your student to go on a 3D shape hunt around the house! Please watch this video to understand what they need to do. Below is a checklist as well!
Rectangular Prism ___
Religion: Students talked about forgiveness. We watched this video that shows how it can feel really hard to forgive someone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aEUjlxOK-Y. We talked about how it’s okay if it is something that takes time, but that in the end we will always feel better when we calm down and let it go. We connected this back to God. We talked about how there are some people who will always forgive you if you are really sorry because they love you so much, and God is one of those people! As long as you show God you really mean it when you apologize, He will forgive you no matter what you do.
May 7, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing their calendar, weather tracker, and pages 406 and 407 in their packet.
ELA: Students will be live on Zoom to read the story of the week… Building with Dad. We will talk about whether this story is fact or fiction and details about the construction workers’ jobs. If you miss the Zoom meeting, here is a read aloud of the story that you can watch at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSI0a4rqY2A
Here are also some videos that they can watch about construction trucks, if they are interested in learning more about them!
Short song about trucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17nQ74S5SfU
Longer video about diggers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq55gbWnDLc
Leveled read alouds will be sent out today as well. They will be posted on ClassDojo and I will send out a message letting you know what video to watch.
Math: Students will be live on Zoom to do pages 495 – 496 in their workbook with me! Then we will be going through the problems on Sadlier’s website to do together and review anything they are having confusion over.
Science: Students will be working on Pearson Realize on Pushes and Pulls. They will then be doing the Lab assignment on how an object moves. After testing out whatever objects they have at home, they will write a sentence describing how it moved on page 15 in their handwriting book! Watch this video to clarify the assignment, and send a photo when done.
May 8, 2020
Morning Meeting: Students will be doing pages 410 + 412 in their packet. Page 410 will be done together as it is a review of the story that we read together yesterday.
ELA: Students will then be doing a review of nouns and sight words together. Then, we will be doing the sentence building page in the packet. Afterwards, here are some digraph games that I would like your student to explore! Have fun with them! https://www.education.com/games/digraph-charts/
Math: Have your student do pages 497-500 in their workbook. Then, have them complete a puzzle you have! I also am attaching some paper puzzles that you can print out and cut to do at home as well, in case you would like to use them. You don’t have to use them! While doing it, have them talk about how they solved it. Do they match the colors? Do they do the edges of the puzzle first? Send me photos of their complete puzzle and their workbook pages!
Social Studies: Students will be doing the Interactive Connections for the section on Writing a Book for the section Learning About the Past. Students will not actually be doing the activity for writing a book, but they will be doing the activities learning about how children lived their lives in the past. They also will learning about Booker T. Washington. After completing the Pearson Realize assignments, have your student watch this video about who Booker T. Washington was and what he accomplished.
Then, have them writing on page 16 of their Handwriting books one fact that they learned about him.