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    June 8-12

    Assignment for Friday, June 12th

    Virtual Disney Field Trip

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    June 1-5

    Assignment for Friday, June 4th

    Virtual Field trip to space

    Assignment for Wednesday, June 3rd

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    Friday, April 

    Social Studies:
    In Social Studies we are moving our focus towards understanding the world
    around us and how our world is represented on maps.
    Week 1- How do we represent the world around us?
    Must Do:
    Me On the Map Read Aloud
    Start with this read aloud to discover how you fit into the big wide world. All
    the boys and girls of Smith School live in Hillsdale, New Jersey but there is
    so much more to the world around us!
    May Do:
    Me On the Map Activity
    If you have the ability to print this activity, please do so. If you are unable
    to print, please read through with a grown up.

    Science:
    Must Do: This week we will continue our investigation into Plants.
    After you view the Mystery Science lesson, you will use the seeds and peat
    pellets to do your own experiment. The Mystery Science lesson uses radish
    seeds. You will use the Sugar Snap Pea seeds as a substitute. These seeds

    will take about 10 days to sprout so make sure you get started today. We will
    continue working with this activity next week.
    Mystery Science

    Plant Experiment
    Make a prediction about your experiment. Talk it over with a grownup then
    click here to let us know your thinking. Plant Predictions
    May Do:
    Raz Kids- How to Grow Tomatoes in Six Steps You will need to login
    to your Raz Kids account to read this book.

    Keep Experimenting:
    If you are looking for an idea for an experiment you can try at home, have an
    adult help you visit this website for ideas.
    Hands on Science Experiments (This is a new link.)
    If you choose to do any of these experiments, please take pictures or video
    and share them with us for our website. Have Fun!

    Writing: This week we will learn the parts of a friendly letter. Next week we
    will use what we learned to write a letter to a friend.

    Start with listening to this story...
    The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

    Part 1- The 5 Parts of a Letter

    This lesson will continue next week.

    Friday, April 3:

    Fundations: Let’s put all of our learning together for the week! Today we read,
    mark up words and scoop for fluency. We want our words to glide smooth like ice
    when we read.
    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Revisit Scooping and fluency video with Mrs. Lucido
    Sentence Writing/ Scooping for Fluency Video
    ● Read the attached poem, “Jake the Whale”
    CLICK HERE FOR JAKE THE WHALE
    ● Print it out.
    ● Read and use a highlighter to boldly accent silent-e words.
    ● Use a pencil to scoop for fluency. Read as you scoop. Make sure your voice
    sounds natural and smooth like ice.
    ● Read one more time. Answer the story element questions on the side.
    ● Submit a picture of your completed worksheet to your teacher via picture or
    email.

    Reading:
    ● Go on Raz-Kids and choose books from your library to read!
    ● While you read, notice the word endings (suffixes) you learned about this
    week. Paying attention to the suffixes will help you figure out when the story
    takes place: in the past, present, or future.

    ● Try retelling a story you’ve read this week. For extra fun, make your own
    puppet to retell the story in a storyteller voice!
    *Get creative! Try using a sock, paper bag, popsicle sticks, straws,
    plastic spoons or sporks, and some paper.*
    ● Please take the quiz at the end of your book!

    Math: Fact Fluency and review
    Below are a list of some fun games to review and practice our math facts and
    skills:
    ● Math Playground - Monster Math Addition Facts
    ● Fun Brain - Math Basketball
    ● Fun Brain - Math Baseball
    ● Sumdog
    ● Addition war with cards

    ● Creative ways to practice.

     

    Thursday, April 2:

    Fundations: Today’s Fundations learning introduces new trick words and
    sentence dictation practice with scooping for fluency! Remember to visit each
    video link as it is part of our daily Fundations practice, even when we are IN the
    classroom.
    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Sentence Writing/ Scooping Practice Video with Mrs. Lucido
    Sentence Writing and Scooping Practice Video Tutorial
    ● Watch this video on writing a sentence. Types of Sentences- Brain Pop
    Junior
    ● Remember! What does every sentence need? Follow COPS!
    C- capitals
    O- order of words
    P- punctuation
    S- spelling

    ● Revisit the trick word flashcards link and read each word as quickly as you
    can.

    Trick Word Flash Cards- Units 2-11

    Then...

    ***Please become familiar with two new trick words for today:

    none
    nothing

    ● Practice reading and writing these in your blue Fundations workbook today.
    Write each word 5 times, using sky line, plane line, grass line and worm line

    properly and using pencil only. Then write 1 sentence for each new trick
    word.
    Reading:
    ● Good readers pay attention to word endings. Click HERE to watch a video
    about the ending -ing.

    ● Go on Storyline Online and choose a book to listen to!
    *If Storyline Online is not available, please sign in to LEXIA instead.*
    ● Choose 1 box from the reader’s response menu. Write in full sentences and
    use the “checklist” at the bottom of the menu to check for good and
    complete work.

    Math: Nonstandard Units of Length
    ● Let's find out about nonstandard units of length by watching brainpop jr -
    Brainpop jr - Non standard measurement and take the quiz.
    ● Please complete the workbook pages 575-578 in your math book. You may
    use pennies, paper clips or anything small you have in your house. Write
    your unit of choice on the top of the page.

    Flexible Learning Assignments

    Wednesday, April 1:

    Fundations: Today we will continue to practice reading and spelling with silent-e.
    We will also build on our understanding by identifying and sorting open and
    closed syllables. Please make sure you are visiting each video link everyday,
    even if they repeat. The more we practice, the better we get!

    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Mrs. Gatsonis teaches us how to mark up bossy e words Marking Up Bossy
    e
    ● Revisit Silent E video- BrainPop Junior and watch videos on long vowels:
    Long A, Long E, Long O (In total- video viewing is approx. 18-20 minutes)
    ● Complete Read and Draw worksheet from unit 11 packet

    Reading:
    ● Good readers pay attention to word endings. Click HERE to watch a video
    about the ending -ed.

    ● Go on Raz-Kids and choose books from your library to read. While you
    read, look for -ed endings and tackle words with suffix -ed by trying the
    different sounds -ed makes:
    /id/ /d/ /t/.
    ● Please take the quiz at the end of your Raz-Kids book!

    Math: Compare and Order Lengths
    ● Please login to My Math and watch the video and song to compare and
    order lengths for chapter 8, lesson 2. Then open your math book and
    complete pages 569-572. You do not need to complete this assignment on
    the computer. You may use the copy of the book you brought home.

    Tuesday, March 31:

    Fundations: Today let’s continue to explore silent e and learn what an “open
    syllable” is.

    What Is an Open Syllable?

    An open syllable has a vowel at the end of the syllable. Nothing comes after the vowel, as in ​no​,
    my​, and ​we​.

    It’s called an open syllable because the vowel is “open”—that is, nothing comes after it except
    open space. In open syllables, the vowel says its long sound.
    There aren’t many one-syllable words that contain open syllables, but there are many
    multisyllable words that do. For example, look at the first syllables in these words:

    ba by
    e ven
    pa per
    mu sic

    ● Daily alphabet warm up drill sounds with Mrs. Lucido
    Click me!
    ● Mrs. Gatsonis teaches us how to mark up bossy e words Marking Up Bossy
    e

    ● Watch these videos that review syllables and silent e patterns These should
    be revisited daily throughout the week to reinforce, practice and strengthen
    the skill.
    What is a Syllable?- YouTube
    BrainPop Junior- Silent E

    ● Visit these sites to do fun, syllable sorting practice
    Syllable Sort Game
    Syllable Splitting Game

    ● Complete the unit 11 worksheet called Syllable Sort

    Reading:
    ● Good readers pay attention to word endings when they read. Click HERE to
    watch a video to learn about adding suffix -s and -es to words.

    ● Go on Storyline Online and choose one (1) book to listen to!
    *If Storyline Online is not available, please sign in to LEXIA instead.*

    ● Choose 1 box from the reader’s response menu. Write in full sentences and
    use the “checklist” at the bottom of the menu to check for good and
    complete work.

    Math: Compare lengths
    ● Please login to My Math. Click on the launch button. Make sure the heading
    says Chapter 8, lesson 1. In the lesson resources box on the right, click to
    watch the video and song to explore length.
    ● Then open your math book (the actual book, not the digital copy) and
    complete pages 563-566.

    Flexible Learning Assignments

    Monday, March 30:

    Fundations: This week we will continue to practice and apply the spelling
    /reading rule of vowel-consonant-silent e (v-e) and also examine open
    syllables. This first skill goes by many fun names, but no matter how you’ve
    heard it (silent e, bossy e, magic e, king e) the idea is the same; E at the
    end stays quiet, but always tells the first vowel to say it’s name.
    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Mrs. Gatsonis teaches us how to mark up bossy e words Marking Up
    Bossy e
    ● Watch these fun, new musical videos on the concept of “silent e”
    Magic E- YouTube (Vintage! Any parents remember this video from
    their own childhood?)
    Super E Hip Hop- YouTube
    SIlent E Music Video- YouTube
    ● Complete the worksheet called Long Vowels from the Unit 11
    worksheet packet.
    ● Visit Fun4theBrain Silent E Game Challenge . Great skill practice!

    Reading:
    ● Please enjoy listening to a story from our Mrs. I! While you listen, pay
    attention to the reader’s fluency.

    Click HERE to listen to the story!

    ● Read a free choice book from your home library or Raz-Kids to a
    stuffed animal. Try reading with a story-teller voice. See “Froggy
    Fluency” above. :)

    Math: Chapter 8 - Measurement and Time
    Tutorial for Using the Math Book Online
    ● Login to My Math with your password that was included in your
    password packet.
    ● Complete the “Am I Ready” page on the website following the
    directions from the tutorial above.
    ● Cut out and practice your vocabulary cards to reinforce word
    knowledge.
    ● Cut and make the analog clock for future assignments.

    Flexible Learning Assignments

    The Writing, Science and Social Studies learning activities listed below
    will be posted all throughout the week. Please complete these
    assignments when it is most agreeable at home for your family’s
    schedule. All three activities are due by Friday, April 3.

    Social Studies:
    ● March is Women in History Month. This week we will focus on finishing up learning about
    some famous women.

    Listen to Firebird, a Story
    of Misty Copeland
    An Interview with Misty
    Copeland

    Betsy Ross
    Make your own
    one cut star

    Helen Keller -overcame being
    blind and deaf

    Helen Keller
    Learn to Sign the Alphabet

    Mia Hamm- Athlete
    How to improve your
    soccer Footwork Part
    1
    Now go outside and
    give it a try.

    Sally RIde-First
    Woman Astronaut
    Video about Sally
    Ride
    A little from NASA
    about Sally Ride

    Georgia O’Keefe- artist
    Check out some examples
    of Georgia O'Keefe's art
    Paint Like Georgia O'Keefe

    Choose 1 or 2 women in history to learn about.
    Take a look at each of the links to learn a little bit about each special
    woman.

    Science:
    ● Science:With the spring weather arriving the plants are starting to
    grow. Today we are going to start our Plant Unit learning about parts
    of a plant.

    ● How do I find today's news magazine?
    ● Link to Scholastic News Magazine
    Must Do: Today you are going to login to the Scholastic News Magazine.
    After you follow the link video above to access the issue called Rainbow
    Plants, review the vocabulary. You may read the magazine yourself or have
    the computer read it to you. Check out the video.
    Parent Information.
    Link to Scholastic News Magazine
    Mrs. Barnhart’s password is barnhart112.
    Mrs. Gatsonis’ password is gatsonis120.
    Mrs. Lucido’s password is 3pugs.
    May Do:
    Plant Parts We Eat
    You do not need to print this out unless you want to. The book can be read
    on the computer. If you choose to print it out, coloring the pictures would be
    fun.
    Plant Part Labeling

    Keep Experimenting:
    We understand it is tough to be stuck inside and not see your friends. We
    also know how kids love to act like scientists.
    If you are looking for an idea for an experiment you can try at home, have
    an adult help you visit this website for ideas.
    Website for Home Science Experiments with Children
    If you choose to do any of these experiments, please take pictures or video
    and share them with us for our website. Have Fun!

    Writing: This week, please continue Write at Home Bingo.
    Write at Home Bingo Menu Board

    Your goal is to choose 3 new boxes on the bingo board and write using
    those prompts. You may use your blue FUNdations notebook for any and all

    writing going forward. Try to get BINGO!

    Friday, March 27:

    Fundations: This week we will explore a new unit and learn
    about the spelling /reading rule of vowel-silent E. This concept
    goes by many fun names, but no matter how you’ve heard or say
    it (silent e, bossy e, magic e, king e) the idea is the same; E at the

    end stays quiet, but always tells the first vowel to say it’s name-
    the long sound.

    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Go hunting in your house or in a book for “Magic e” words!
    (for example: game, cape)
    ● Make a list of as many words as you can find with Silent/
    Bossy/ Magic e. Submit your word list

    Silent E Word List- Submit Here

    Reading:
    ● Go on Raz-Kids and choose books from your library to read!
    ● Try re-reading a book you’ve read this week using a
    story-tellers voice! Good readers pay attention to
    punctuation and change their voice while reading.

    Math: Fact Fluency and review
    Below are a list of some fun games to review and practice our
    math facts and skills:
    ● Math Playground - Monster Math Addition Facts
    ● Fun Brain - Math Basketball
    ● Fun Brain - Math Baseball
    ● Sumdog
    ● Addition war with cards

    ● Creative ways to practice math facts!

    Thursday, March 26:

    Fundations: This week we will explore a new unit and learn
    about the spelling /reading rule of vowel-silent E. This concept
    goes by many fun names, but no matter how you’ve heard or say
    it (silent e, bossy e, magic e, king e) the idea is the same; E at the

    end stays quiet, but always tells the first vowel to say it’s name-
    the long sound.

    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Revisit the trick word flashcards link and read each word as
    quickly as you can.

    Trick Word Flash Cards- Units 2-10

    Then...

    ***Please become familiar with three new trick words for
    today:

    friend
    other
    another

    ● Practice reading and writing these in your blue Fundations
    workbook today. Write each word 5 times, using sky line,
    plane line, grass line and worm line properly and using
    pencil only. Then write 1 sentence for each new trick word.

    *If you run out of paper in your Fundations book, please use
    whatever paper you have in your house or print out this PDF.
    Fundations Paper PDF

    Reading:
    ● Go on Storyline Online and choose a book to listen to!
    Click on your teacher’s name to complete the Reading Response
    Form.

    Mrs. Barnhart's Reading Response
    Mrs. Gatsonis Reading Response
    Mrs. Lucido's Reading Response

    Math:My Review
    ● Today we will finish up chapter 7 by completing the “My
    review and Reflect” pages 547-550 in our math books.

    Wednesday, March 25 :

    *See the egg update below

    Fundations: This week we explore a new unit and learn about
    the spelling /reading rule of vowel-silent E. This concept goes by
    many fun names, but no matter how you’ve heard or say it (silent
    e, bossy e, magic e, king e) the idea is the same; E at the end
    stays quiet, but always tells the first vowel to say it’s name- the
    long sound.
    ● Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    ● Mrs. Gatsonis teaches us how to mark up bossy e words
    Marking Up Bossy e
    ● Look for and complete the “Mark Em’ Up” Worksheet from
    your Unit 11 worksheet packet
    ● Please focus on practice today with long o-consonant-bossy
    e (o-e) and long u-consonant-bossy e (u-e). View this video
    on Reading Bear.
    Reading Bear o-e Video
    Reading Bear u-e Video
    ● Do “Sound it out Quickly”
    ,
    “Let Me Sound it Out” and
    Audio Sentence read aloud activities only for each video.

    Reading:
    ● Go on Raz-Kids and choose books from your library to read!
    ● While reading, keep in mind if you are reading non-fiction or
    fiction books. You should also try using tricky word strategies

    to figure out unknown words. *Look for beginning and ending
    blends, digraphs and glued sounds (“Chunky Monkey”).

    Math:Read Bar Graphs
    ● Watch this video to learn about reading a bar graph:
    Read a Bar Graph
    ● Then open your math book and complete pages 541-544.

    Tuesday, March 24:

    Fundations: This week we explore a new unit and learn about
    the spelling /reading rule of vowel-silent E. This concept goes by
    many fun names, but no matter how you’ve heard or say it (silent
    e, bossy e, magic e, king e) the idea is the same; /e/ at the end
    stays quiet, but always tells the first vowel to say it’s name- the
    long sound.
    ● Daily alphabet warm up drill sounds with Mrs. Lucido

    Click me!

    ● Mrs. Gatsonis teaches us how to mark up bossy e words

    Marking Up Bossy e

    ● Watch this fun, musical video on the concept of “silent e”

    Silent E Musical Video- YouTube

    ● Visit Reading Bear and do the practice video for long
    i-consonant-bossy e (i-e). Do “Sound it out Quickly”
    ,
    “Let

    Me Sound it Out” and Audio Sentence read aloud
    activities only.

    Reading Bear- i-e Video

    ● Complete the worksheet Let’s Sort

    Reading:
    ● Go on Storyline Online and choose one (1) book to listen to!

    Click on your teacher’s name to complete the Reading Response
    Form.

    Mrs. Barnhart's Reading Response
    Mrs. Gatsonis' Reading Response
    Mrs. Lucido's Reading Response

    Math: Make a Bar Graph
    ● Please login to Brainpop Jr. to introduce our new concept of
    bar graphs - Brainpop - Tally Charts and Bar Graphs
    ● Then open your math book and complete pages 535-538.

    Monday, March 23:

    Fundations: This week we will explore a new unit and learn about the spelling /reading rule of vowel-silent E. This concept goes by many fun names, but no matter how you’ve heard or say it (silent e, bossy e, magic e, king e) the idea is the same; E at the end stays quiet, but always tells the first vowel to say it’s name- the long sound. 

    • Drill Sounds with Mrs. Lucido Click me!
    • Mrs. Gatsonis teaches us how to mark up bossy e words Marking Up Bossy e 
    • Watch this fun, musical video on the concept of “silent e”

    Silent E Musical Video- YouTube

    • Please focus on practice today with long a-consonant-bossy e (a-e) and long e-consonant-bossy e (e-e). View this video on Reading Bear. Do “Sound it out Quickly”, “Let Me Sound it Out” and Audio Sentence read aloud activities only

    Reading Bear a-e and e-e

    • Do one worksheet on long vowel-consonant-bossy e from Unit 11 worksheet packet that was sent home

    Reading:

    • Go on Raz-Kids and choose books from your library to read! We will be transitioning from non-fiction back to fiction, so feel free to read a mix of both this week.
    • Good readers try figuring out words they don’t know by using these tricky word strategies that we have practiced in school! 

    Math: Check my Progress

    *If you have already viewed this video, it is not necessary to view it again.

    • Complete the Check my Progress on page 533-534

    Flexible Learning Assignments

    The Writing, Science and Social Studies learning activities listed below will be posted all throughout the week. Please complete these assignments when it is most agreeable at home for your family’s schedule. All three activities are due by Friday, March 27. 

    Social Studies:

    • March is Women in History Month. This week we will focus on Jane Goodall. 

      Must Do: Logon to your Raz Kids account. Locate the book called Jane Goodall. Read the book, or allow Raz Kids to read it aloud to you. 

    Jane Goodall Leveled Reader- RAZ Kids

    As you are reading think about: 

    How do you think Jane Goodall felt the very first time she saw the chimps in the wild?

    Why did Jane Goodall begin to talk about protecting the chimps? 

    What are some of the things Jane noticed during her time watching the chimps?

    May Do: An Interview with Jane Goodall

    Science:

    • It is pretty neat how the weather varies in the season of spring. This week in Science we are going to focus on the weather. 

    Must Do: Today you are going to login to the Scholastic News Magazine. Parent Information.

    Link to Scholastic News Magazine

    Mrs. Barnhart’s password is barnhart112.

    Mrs. Gatsonis’ password is  gatsonis120.

    Mrs. Lucido’s class should continue to use the information  they were provided with last week.

    After you have completed the login process, scroll down and find the Magazines for March. 

    Today we will be focusing on the issue . As we do in class, begin with checking out the new vocabulary which will be used in this issue. Then please read the magazine and check out the videos.

    May Do: We understand it is tough to be stuck inside and not see your friends. We also know how kids love to act like scientists. Check out what Mrs. Barnhart is up to at her house. Mrs. Barnhart's "Egg"speriment

    If you are looking for an idea for an experiment you can try at home, have an adult help you visit this website for ideas. 

    Website for Home Science Experiments with Children

    If you choose to do any of these experiments, please take pictures or video and share them with us for our website. Have Fun!

    Writing: This week we would like to begin Write at Home Bingo.

    Write at Home Bingo Menu Board

    Your goal is to choose 2 boxes on the bingo board and write using those prompts. You may use your blue FUNdations notebook for any and all writing going forward.

    Friday March 20th

     Happy Friday!  Lets start off our moring with some familiar faces!

    Morning Show

     Sign up for Brain Pop using the code fruit4948, if you havent already. We will be using Brain Pop daily.

     You will need to create a new account. Click on enter code at the top right.  Put in the code fruit4948.

    At the bottom click on sign up now.

    Please make your Username following this example: Stacey120 (use your first name and our room number)

    Use this as your Password: gatsonis120 (everyone will have the same password)

     Below is a list of activities to complete for the day.

    Reading -Non fiction hunt!

    1. Check out this video: Fiction Vs Nonfiction
    1. Raz-Kids - Choose a non-fiction book on your level.  Look at the cover of your book and come up with 5 questions you have and write them down.  Then read the book and see if it answers all your questions. Complete the quiz at the end (if you see a quiz listed). The goal is to read for about 20 minutes. Don't forget to log your progress on your reading log!

      FUNdations Sight words

    1. Visit this link to do your alphabet warm up drillsAlphabet drills with Mrs. Lucido
    2. Let's review our sight words: out, about & our. Sight word review
    3. Complete the FUNdations worksheet that was sent home in the FUNdations packet for Unit 10.

      **From today moving forward we are dropping the FUNdations notebook. We will instead use those writing pages for writing communication and sentences. Assignments will be occasional, not daily. We are trying to ease your workload as you adjust to school life at home! 

     Math - Facts Fluency

    1. SumDog- Login and practice your math.
    2. Practice your math facts packet.
    3. More fun ways to practice your math: Math Baseball Game

    **From today moving forward, the math homework page will no longer be required in class. It is considered optional or to be used for extra practice. 

     Special Classes:  Art & P.E.

     Science - For Thursday or Friday

    Mouse's First Spring (optional)

    Find a couple of pieces of paper that you can fold together into a book.  This book is going to be your Spring observation journal. Head outside and as you find signs of spring, write them in your journal.  Make sure you keep your journal in a safe place so we can share them when we get back to school. (In the event it is raining you may brainstorm a list or save this activity for tomorrow.)

     Social Studies- For Thursday or Friday

    March is Women in History Month. We have discussed Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges so far. Today I want to talk about a very brave woman named Amelia Earhart.  Listen to the story and then get ready to have some fun!

    Amelia Earhart

     After you have enjoyed hearing about Amelia Earhart and her flying adventures, create some flying adventures of your own. Challenge your family to a paper airplane flying contest..or just make some paper airplanes and get outside to see them fly.

    Have a fabulous weekend!!

    Thursday March 19th: 

    Happy First Day of Spring! 

    Good morning!  If you havent had a chance to check out everyone's leprechaun traps,  take a look!

        Leprechaun Pictures

    Sign up for Brain Pop using the code fruit4948, if you havent already. We will be using Brain Pop daily.

     You will need to create a new account. Click on enter code at the top right.  Put in the code fruit4948.

    At the bottom click on sign up now.

    Please make your Username following this example: Stacey120 (use your first name and our room number)

    Use this as your Password: gatsonis120 (everyone will have the same password)

    Below is a list of activities to complete for the day.

    Reading Main Idea

    1.   Please watch this video on the Main Idea:  Brainpop Jr. Main Idea
    1. Raz-Kids - Choose a non-fiction book on your level.  As you read your Non-Fiction book today, see if you can find the Main Idea or Big Idea which the entire book is about. Complete the quiz at the end (if you see a quiz listed). The goal is to read for about 20 minutes. Don't forget to log your progress on your reading log!

      FUNdations Vowel teams

    1. Visit this link to do your alphabet warm up drillsAlphabet drills with Mrs. Lucido

    2.  Lets review our vowel teams ea, ee, ey, e-eCheck out this fun song to remind us of these spelling/reading rules. When two vowels go Walking

    Also check out these helpful videos: ee & ea       ee,ea, & y

    3. Complete the FUNdations worksheet that was sent home in the FUNdations packet for Unit 10.

     4. Let’s have a bit of fun with the word ”SPRING.”  Take out a piece of paper and write the word SPRING at the top. Start thinking about words you can make by moving around the letters in the word.  See how many words you can make!

     **From today moving forward we are dropping the FUNdations notebook. We will instead use those writing pages for writing communication and sentences. Assignements will be occasional, not daily. We are trying to ease your workload as you adjust to school life at home! 

     Math - Reading Picture Graphs

    Start your lesson today by watch this video on Reading picture graphs.  Pictographs

    Another helpful video Math Playground Video

    **From today moving forward, the math homework page will no longer be required in class. It is considered optional or to be used for extra practice. 

     Complete workbook pages 527-530  Please keep all the pages in the book, do not rip the pages out.

     We have P.E. today, please check Mr. Goodell’s websites.

     

    Wednesday March 18th

    Reading -

    Be the teacher! Pick a book from your personal library and read it to your favorite stuffed animal. Retell them the story by telling them what happened in the beginning, middle and end. Or you can go onto Raz-Kids -Choose a book on your level and complete the quiz at the end (if you see a quiz listed).  Then, choose another book of your choice to read. The goal is to read for about 20 minutes. Don't forget to log your progress on your reading log!

      FUNdations 

    1. Visit this link to do your alphabet warm up drillsAlphabet drills with Mrs. Lucido

    2.  Lets review our vowel teams. Check out this fun song to remind us of these spelling/reading rules. When two vowels go Walking

    Also check out this video: Vowel team

    2. Click on the link for Reading Bear and scroll to find the lesson for the vowel team ai and ay, oi and oy.  When you feel comfortable with this, complete the FUNdations worksheet that was sent home in the FUNdations packet for Unit 10. 

     3. Please remember to complete your homework in your blue notebook.

    Math -

    Sign up for Brain Pop using the code fruit4948. If you havent already.

     You will need to create a new account.

    Please make your Username following this example: Stacey120 (use your first name and our room number)

    Use this as your Password: gatsonis120 (everyone will have the same password)

    After you are logged in to the site you may need to click on Notifications to find your assignment.

    Please watch this link: Brainpop Jr. Picture Graph

    Complete workbook pages 521-526.  This includes the homework page.  Please keep all the pages in the book, do not rip the pages out.

     We have health, KQ , and spanish today, so dont forget to visit Mrs. Flaherty, Mr. Vaniskhian's and Mrs. Roche's websites.

     

    Tuesday March 17th: 

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    "Top 0' the Morning to Ya boys and girls". Today we have some fun themed learning!

     Reading - Listen to a video re-aloud story How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.

    Stem Challenge - After listening to the story you can see that catching a Leprechan is not easy. Today you are challenged to design and build your own Leprechaun trap.  Collect recyclables (yogurt cups, cardboard tubes, boxes, pipe cleaners), manipulatives (blocks, connecting cubes), and lures (pennies for gold, green art supplies). Use your imagination to create your own trap.  Get your family to join in the fun! When you are finished, email me a picture of you and your trap and tell me if it worked! I will post them on our website for all to enjoy! If you do not want to have a picture of you on our website, just send a picture of your trap.

    Get your family to join in the fun! When you are finished, email me a picture of your trap and tell me if it worked!

    Reading Bear (FUNdations) -

    1. Visit this link to do your alphabet warm up drillsAlphabet drills with Mrs. Lucido

    2. Click on the link for Reading Bear and scroll to find the lesson for the suffix "ing".     When you feel comfortable with using the suffix "ing", complete the FUNdations     worksheet for the suffix "ing" that was sent home in the FUNdations packet for Unit   10. 

    3. Please remember to complete your homework in your blue notebook.

    My Math (Math) -

    Sign up for Brain Pop using the code fruit4948.

    You will need to create a new account.

    Please make your Username following this example: Stacey120 (use your first name and our room number)

    Use this as your Password: gatsonis120 (everyone will have the same password)

    After you are logged in to the site you may need to click on Notifications to find your assignment.

    Please watch this link:  Brainpop Jr. - Problem solving

    Complete workbook pages 515-520.  This includes the homework page.  Please keep all the pages in the book, do not rip the pages out.

    Music - Check out Mr. Dunn's Website.

    For some science fun,  Watch a video and do a science experiment on "How are Rainbows Made".  When you are done watching the video, click on View extension activity.  Enjoy!

    March 16, 2020

    Raz-Kids (Reading) - Choose a book on your level and complete the quiz at the end (if you see a quiz listed).  Then, choose another book of your choice to read. The goal is to read for about 20 minutes. Don't forget to log your progress on your reading log!

    Reading Bear (FUNdations) -

    1. Visit this link to do your alphabet warm up drills: Alphabet drills with Mrs. Lucido
    2. Click on the link for Reading Bear and scroll to find the lesson for the suffix "ed".     When you feel comfortable with using the suffix "ed", complete the FUNdations worksheet for the suffix "ed" that was sent home in the FUNdations packet for Unit   10. 
    3. Please remember to complete your homework in your blue notebook.

    My Math (Math) - Please watch this link to be introduced our new lesson on tally charts:  Brainpop Jr.

    Complete workbook pages 509-514.  This includes the homework page. Please keep all the pages in the book, do not rip the pages out.

    Remember that we also have Media and Computers today.  Check out Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Zurbuch's websites!