Sharon Wilson | Fourth Grade

Sharon Wilson | Fourth Grade

Homework Week of May 26, 2020

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ATTENTION: REMOTE LEARNING LETTER BELOW

Dear 4th Grade Parents, March 15, 2020

With the Coronavirus impacting our community, we have been working hard to plan for remote education. Fortunately, we already use many digital websites that the students are familiar with including IXL.com, Readworks.org, and Vocabularyworkshop.com. We are working hard to set up digital accounts for students on studiesweekly.com and Discoveryeducation.com for science and social studies as well. The students have already received their passwords for many of these, and we will forward the others once they are set up. Please keep ALL USERNAMES and PASSWORDS written down in a safe place in case the student is not working from their usual homework spot and needs access from another caregiver/location during this time.

We will set out ways, dates, and times to pick up books, flash drives, and supplies from the classroom if you do not already have them. If you do not have a working computer/internet availability, please contact your homeroom teacher so we can make accommodations. Students were already surveyed about this on Friday.

Each day, the students will have four hours of educational assignments (combined for all subjects) with instructions. The assignments will be posted on our respective school web pages and emailed to you through FACTS. Assignments will be able to be turned in electronically. Students are able to submit assignments by email to his/her teacher or by screen shots with camera.

All educational assignments will be posted by 8:00 AM and must be completed daily by 7:00 PM. Attendance is recorded based on student engagement and on student’s efforts to complete the work assigned.

Assignments given by specials’ teachers ( music, Spanish or physical education) will also be posted on the homeroom teacher’s assignment list and may be submitted to the homeroom teacher or special’s teacher through their school email.

Remember, we are embarking on something very new, and there will be questions and concerns. Please email us as we will be accessible via our email addresses.

Again, please do not hesitate to email your child’s homeroom teacher with any questions you may have.  We may be reached during the school week from 8AM-3PM by school email and will respond as promptly as possible. We will try our best to make this remote learning as painless as possible.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Let your light shine!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Wilson and Ms. Dillon

 

 

https://sites.google.com/site/mrswilsonsfourthgradeclass/useful-links

https://www.sadlierconnect.com/anonymous/product.html?productId=36&programTOCId=3113&alias=vw&eventId=AiwooohCuzU7rsFN&eventValidation=1a36d397ba4e73e028e6202a4ec5ee62._.I3Z7e1ea_QI6U-6clmR9dvJ1EYR_X6XwW6jyx7U4aygmeMJd2mpp0-vAUQxEP4-0Mm6bbzkP8uVXOwa-NPZ31g~~

https://www.ducksters.com/games/united_states_map_game.php

www.poetry4kids.com

https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/100119/domino-designer.html#800L

http://www.wordgametime.com/games/authors-purpose-board-game

www.discoveryeducation.com

https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/

http://www.wordgametime.com/games/main-idea-storm

http://www.readworks.org/student

https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/eyes.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-k-dtop-en-search-clk

https://www.brainpop.com/

Learn About Electricity

Electricity 101: Types of Circuits

http://www.thunderboltkids.co.za/Grade6/03-energy-and-change/chapter1.html

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 26, 2020   

Broadcast: https://youtu.be/91Hu2uqTzSU

Math:  Goal:  Add fractions with like Denominators and no Simplifying.

Students will add fractions using like Denominators. See PDF attached below.

Submit a picture to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 Religion:  Goal:  Reflect on how we can grow in holiness and the importance of Listening to Jesus’ teaching.

Students will Read the passage Martha and Mary in Luke 10: 38-42 What’s the Word PDF (see below) Do the Reflect and Discuss questions only in your Journal copybook.

Submit to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- explain the importance of dialogue in a text (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 11 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-eleven-for-fairy-eyes-only

This assignment is due on Friday.    As you are reading the story over the next few days, choose 1 or 2 ideas per day that “STICK” out in your mind from the chapter.  It could be a plot event, a setting, a connection with another story, a prediction about the next part of the story….whatever you would like to say.  Be sure it is in a full sentence and write why it “sticks” out for you.   Label each box with the chapter title that it connects to.   If you have post-it notes at home and would like to “Stick” them on your paper on the squares, you may.  If you would like to copy the chart in your copybook instead of printing it out, you may do that as well.

Writing:   Goal:  understand prepositions describe time and place (30 mins)

In your grammar copybook, write the words preposition and prepositional phrase.  Use blue and red colored pencils to label prepositions and prepositional phrases from the video below.

https://youtu.be/TdPlprvTADY

At the end of the video, think of 3 prepositional phrases to describe where your plates are kept in your kitchen.

Submit a picture of WRITING assignments to your teacher.

Sci:   Goal: explore electricity and define vocabulary words. (30 mins.)

We begin a new unit today in science.

  • Go to a clean page in your science copybook and title your notes
  • Write the following vocabulary words next to the red line (you may want to skip lines to give yourself plenty of room):

Electricity

Static electricity

Conductor

Insulator

Circuit

 

  • Login to discoveryeducation.com and click on the assigned electricity video.
  • Write a definition from the video for each vocab word. Remember you can start and stop the video at any time to give yourself time to write in your copybook.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 27, 2020   

Broadcast:   https://youtu.be/8CPCDv9L3mY

Math: Goal: Add Fractions with Like Denominators requiring Simplifying. (Zoom lesson)

**Please do NOT do this before our meeting.  Students will Add Fractions using Like Denominators and Simplifying.  See PDF below.

Submit a picture copy to your teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Choose one way to be more like Jesus.

Students will read We Believe on pg. 272 and at the bottom of pg. 273 Answer the We Respond questions in Journal copybook.

Submit a picture copy to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- identify cause-effect relationships (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 12 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-twelve-plans

  1. Complete a “Sticky Note” on the worksheet or in your copybook. Follow the directions from Monday.

Writing:   Goal:  locate prepositional phrases in a sentence (30 mins)

In your grammar practice book pg 142 complete #3-10 .   Underline the prepositional phrase and color the preposition in green.   The first two are done below for you.

  1. Last summer, my parents went on a camping trip.
  2. The birds flew over a group of boys.

Skip #11 and 12.

  • Challenge: At the bottom of the page on the gray line,  write your own sentence with 2 prepositional phrases in it.  Underline the phrase and color the preposition green.

Submit a picture of WRITING assignments to your teacher.

 

Social Studies:  Goal:  Identify important points of New Jersey as it became a State.

  1. Students will logon to NJ Studies Weekly #16
  2. Read the article: “New Jersey Becomes a State,” and answer only the three Multiple Choice questions at the bottom of the article.                                                                Submit a clear picture of the 3 questions to your teacher.  

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Thursday

Thursday, May 28, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/kYCBEgdlhxo

Math: Goal: Add Fractions with like Denominators using IXL.

Students will practice IXL skill Q.5 for 30 minutes achieving 85% to 100%.

Responses will be sent directly to your teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Describe the Our Father as the most “perfect prayer.”

  1. Students will read pgs. 274-275 “We Open our Hearts and Minds in Prayer.
  2. Complete the Matching exercise on pg. 274.

Submit picture to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.    

Reading:  Goal- make connections to the story (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 13 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-thirteen-road-trip

 

  1. Add one or two “Sticky Notes” to your list. Remember that your Sticky Notes sheet is due tomorrow.

Writing:   Goal: analyze the meanings of prepositional phrases (30 mins)

Puzzle time!!     In your grammar copybook or on a plain white paper, write the following prepositional phrases and illustrate them in one picture.   What is your object??

This object is under the ceiling, on the table, under the lamp, and next to a picture frame.

My object is _________________.

***Be sure all of these are in one picture like a photograph.

Submit a picture of WRITING assignments to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Science:  Goal: understand components of circuits and create working circuits  (30 mins)

Start with your copybook and a pencil.  It might help to draw and take some notes along the way to help yourself later. Have fun building and testing working circuits!

Here’s how it works:

Click on the following link (you will need adobe flash for it to work). https://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/

Type in the number of players and your names.

Each section of the video has              1 – information and vocabulary ( cursive i)

2   game (green arrow)

3  review questions (the question mark)

Each section will be checked off as you complete the tasks.  You may choose to play against some friends or fly solo.  The choice is yours.

Begin with lesson 1 What Makes Circuits Work? (the light bulb icon on the bottom of the page) and work your way through all 3 steps.  When you can answer all 5 questions correctly, move on to lesson 2 Conductors and Insulators (Looks like two little clips in the icon)  and continue through as far as you (or your team) can get in the 30 minutes you have.  Stop after lesson 2.

If you are working with your teacher, we will view this on Zoom and work together.

https://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/

In your copybook write 3 NEW ideas you have learned about circuits today and send them to your teacher.

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Friday

Friday, May 29, 2020   

Broadcast: https://youtu.be/Ot1HvKCTh-g

MathGoal:  Subtract fractions with Like Denominators without Simplifying.

Students will Subtract fractions using Like Denominators without Simplifying. See PDF below.

Submit copy to Teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Reflect on the personal meaning of the Our Father.

Students will take time to Reflect on the Our Father on pg. 325 and complete the We Respond in the textbook on page 275.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- (45 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 14 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/14-over-the-seventh-sea

 

  1. Finish your “Sticky Notes” page. You should have a total of 6 notes for this week.

Submit a picture of the Sticky Notes READING assignments to your teacher.

Social Studies:  Goal: Match up the NJ Emblems.

  1. Students Logon to NJ Studies Weekly #16 and read the article: “Match Up the Emblems.”
  2. Then answer the 3 Multiple Choice questions at the bottom of the article.

Submit a clear picture to your teacher.

 

       Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

Remote Lesson Archive  ***********

  • Monday, March 16, 2020        Please submit all assignments to swilson@sjrs.org
    Math: login to IXL .com complete IXL F.3 to 85% to review word problems using addition,
    subtraction, multiplication, and division
    TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.
    Vocabulary: click on link for vocabulary workshop on our webpage
    Click on unit 11
    Scroll down to student resources and Click on iWords for the unit’s list of words
    Click on the first word, read its definition and sample sentence, click on word map and
    use your mouse to click and drag answers to complete the definition,
    part of speech, synonym, and antonym activities. **you DO NOT need
    to print at this time.
    Repeat for all words 1-6. Then write each word in a sentence of your own. Underline the vocab word
    and submit to your teacher.
    TAKE A 10 minute BREAK–
    Religion: Celebrate our upcoming Feast Day– Think about our vocation lessons. Make a card for a
    Sister of St. Joseph to help them celebrate their special day and let them know how much you
    appreciate them. When finished, have your parent help you address the envelope and mail it to
    school.
    Sisters of Saint Joseph c/o Sr. Judy
    St. Joseph Regional School
    11 Harbor Lane
    Somers Point, NJ 08244
    SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.
    Reading: click on Readworks.org and sign in
    Complete the passage and questions for Malala Yousafzai
    Social Studies: Login to Discoveryeducation.com and watch assigned video: Liberty’s Kids “We the
    People”. Then read the Superteachers passage on the Liberty Bell that was emailed to your parents,
    answer the questions, and email it back to your teacher.
    Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020                                                       Happy St. Patrick’s Day ! !

3/17/2020 Media Lesson for 4-W

Dr. Seuss wrote many stories with themes that reflected his views about the things that were happening in society.  In the 1970’s he wrote The Lorax.  Today you will watch a video reading of The Lorax and then answer the questions below about the story.

 

Remember, a theme in literature means the underlying message or the big idea the author is trying to convey.  Often there is more than one theme in a story.  While you are watching, try to pick out the themes in The Lorax. 

 

Link to the video:  https://youtu.be/8V06ZOQuo0k

 

Reflection Questions: (please answer in Word or Google Docs, put your name on it and answer in complete sentences)

 

  1.  Why did the Once-ler cut down the Truffula trees?

 

  1. What kinds of problems does the Thneed factory cause for the environment?  Name at least three.

 

What happens to the Once-ler when there are no more Truffula trees?

  1. What happens to the Lorax?
  1. What do YOU think the Lorax’s message “UNLESS” means?

 

  1. What do YOU think are the themes in this story?

 

When finished, submit to Mrs. Hutton       jhutton@sjrs.org

Math: Goal:  A.15 SW Spell word names for numbers up to one million.

login to IXL .com        complete IXL A.15 to 100%

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: to understand words meanings and use them in context

click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 11

Scroll down to student resources and Click on iWords for the unit’s list of words

Click on the seventh word, read its definition and sample sentence, click on word map and use your mouse to click and drag answers to complete the definition, part of speech, synonym, and antonym activities.     **you DO NOT need to print at this time.

Repeat for all words 7-12.   Then write each word in a sentence of your own.  Underline the vocabulary word.   Check your final copy for spelling, grammar, capitalization, and end marks.

Religion:  Goal: Students will seek ways we can respect and protect life in our daily activities.

Read introduction to the Fifth Commandment on pg. 184 in textbook and answer the question in Journal copybook. Read We Believe pg. 184-185; then go to website https://religion.sadlierconnect.com/wbcid; click on Lives of the Saints; click on March; then click on St. Patrick and read his story. Reflect on his special prayer in the beginning and answer in journal How does this prayer connect with “Human life is sacred.”

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: read and respond to Narrative Fiction/Make text connections to SS and St. Patrick’s Day

login to Readworks.com ,  Review your answers to yesterday’s passage (essay questions may have comments next to them for you to read)   Then,  Read the Whys of Weather: Colors of the Rainbow and complete the story questions.  In your reading copybook, make a text to text connection for SS (Native American unit) and a text to faith connection for Religion.  Each should be about 3-4 sentences.

Writing:  Goal: to write an original poem (limerick)

click on www.poetry4kids.com

scroll to LESSONS and click

click on POETRY LESSONS

Under the heading Poetic Forms     click on HOW TO WRITE A LIMERICK

Read through the entire lesson to learn about rhyming, rhythm, and humor in a limerick.  Complete the YOUR TURN— and submit your original limerick to your teacher.  Have Fun!!

 

Science:  Goal- understand the parts of the eye and how they work

Click on the Bill Nye Eyeballs video link     https://youtu.be/oR2TnGqSUcs   In your science copybook, list 3 parts of the eye and how each works.  Draw a diagram of where each is located.

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020    

    Fourth Grade Remote Art Learning Activity

Mrs. Sullivan – Week of March 16th – 20th

 

Lesson – Toucans

We will continue our art activity on toucans by learning to draw a toucan in a different way and by learning additional information from a National Geographic YouTube Video and from Facts on Toucans.

 

  1. Please view and listen to the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ExbebXMw1M. Please write down 5 interesting facts about toucans that you found most interesting on the back of your drawing.
  1. Please follow this step by step drawing of a toucan on a piece of white drawing paper, copy machine paper, construction paper or any paper that you may have available.  Once the toucan is drawn, please add some details from the Toucan Facts on the next page.  Please color the drawing with colored pencils, twistables, colored pencils or paint.
  2. ***********the step by step picture is not loading on this page. Please see parent email for the picture.

…continued on next page

 

Facts About Toucans

  • The family Ramphastidae includes toucans, toucanets and the smaller toucan called aracaris. There are about 40 different species.
  • Toucans live in tropical and sub-tropical jungle regions, they are native to southern Mexico in Central America, the northern areas of South America, and the Caribbean region.
  • Toucans are renown for their large colorful bills. At 8 inches (20 cm) they have the longest bill of any bird in the world in relation to their body size 25 in (63.5 cm).
  • Despite its size, the toucan’s bill is very light as it is made of keratin (like human hair) in a honeycomb-like structure. It is believed to be this large in order to keep the bird cool in the hot climates it lives in.
  • This does mean the toucan’s bill is not very strong, so it can’t be used for digging or fighting like other bird beaks.
  • Toucan’s have long narrow tongues up to 15 cm (6 in) long.
  • The relatively small wings of the toucan means they are not very good at flying and cannot stay airborne for long. This is fine by them though, they often don’t move far, and usually hop between branches using curved toes and sharp claws.
  • Toucans mainly eat fruit, but sometimes prey on insects and small lizards.
  • Toucans live together in small-sized flocks, they make nests in tree hollows or holes that have often been created by their distant cousin the woodpecker.
  • The Toco toucan is the most widely recognized species of toucan, it has a large black-tipped orangey-yellow bill and a black bodied plumage with a white throat.
  • Toucans are one of the nosier jungle birds. They live for up to 20 years, and their predators include Jaguars and other big cats.
  • Since the 1960’s, Toucan Sam, a cartoon mascot, has been used as the face of Kellogg’s breakfast cereal Fruit Loops.
  1.  Please sign your name, place in a folder and return to me upon returning to school.  If you have any questions, please contact me at msullivan@sjrs.org.

                                             

 

Math: Goal:  A.20   Rounding up to the Millions place.

Login to IXL .com –Aim to complete IXL A.20 to 85% to 90%  Work only online for 30 minutes (maximum).

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: to recognize synonyms and antonyms and practice memory skills

click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 11

Scroll down to student resources and Click on CONCENTRATION SYNONYMS and record your time when you have finished making 8 pairs of matching synonyms.  Then Click on CONCENTRATION ANTONYMS and record your time when you have finished making 8 pairs of matching antonyms.   ***Hint, if you have a hard time remembering where each word is, draw the  boxes on a scrap paper and keep a record of the ones you flip over.  Email your times for both games to your teacher when you have finished.

Religion:  Goal: Students will seek ways we can respect and protect life in our daily activities.

Go to website https://religion.sadlierconnect.com/wbcid; click on Lives of the Saints; click on March; then click on St. Joseph and read his story. Reflect on his life and answer the question: How did St. Joseph show respect for life?  Write 3-4 sentences in your Writing Journal.

A Child’s Prayer to St. Joseph **say this prayer sometime today**

St. Joseph,
watch over me
and care for me
just as you cared for
the child Jesus;
and by your help,
may I come to know
your Son,
and so grow
in strength
and wisdom
and the favor of God.
Amen.

End by watching this short video dedicated to St. Joseph:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToO4TqIzdOQ

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: design a comic strip that shows a sequence of story events

Read any book of your choosing for 15 minutes (set a timer).  Draw a 6 box comic strip that shows the sequence of events for your story.  Label the comic with the story title and author. Use speech bubbles for your characters .

Writing:  Goal:  write a descriptive paragraph

In your writing copybook or journal use adjectives to write 6-8 sentences to describe your bedroom as is right now.  If you could redecorate your bedroom, what would it be like?  Write 6-8 sentences describing your new room, and why you would change certain features. Remember to indent between paragraphs and use a transition sentence.

Ex:          My bedroom has orange and green curtains with tiny holes that have been burned into them by  the hot sun………

If I could redecorate my room I would choose red, white, and blue striped curtains because they remind me of the American flag……

Social Studies        Goal: Students will identify the locations of the United States via a game format.

Go to Ducksters website below:

https://www.ducksters.com/games/united_states_map_game.php  Read the directions and play the game.  When you finish take a picture of your score and send it to your teacher.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Thursday     ***Please email where noted

Thursday, March 19, 2020                                                Happy Feast of St. Joseph Day

    Music:  Goal:  appreciate the sounds of creation and be mindful that God’s glory is all around us.

Link to   https://youtu.be/FMrtSHAAPhM  and listen for 20 mins.  Relax as you listen, breathe in and out slowly, walk SLOWLY in place if you like.  Think about all the gifts God has blessed you with and say a prayer of thanks.

 

Math: Goal:  Students will compare numbers up to billions.

Login to IXL .com –Aim to complete IXL A.26 to 85% to 90%   Work only online for 30 minutes (maximum).

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: to analyze word definitions and make connections

click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 11

Scroll down to student resources and Click on Word Search

You may find the words electronically or print out a paper version.  Be careful—if you click on ANSWERS before you finish the puzzle, you will lose all work and will have to start all over again from the beginning.  Email your time and scores to your teacher when you have finished. ** If you use a paper version, you must time yourself.

Religion:    Goal: Students will create a radio commercial focusing on the positive message of protecting and respecting all life at every stage of life. (30 minutes)

Create a radio commercial after reading “The right to life is the most basic human right” on pgs. 186-187. Focus on the positive message of protecting and respecting all life. You can use the format of a song, or a poem, or a short speech. **Another Option– if you want to create your own home video clip and send it to your teacher’s email rather than submitting a written piece that would be fine.

 

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: to locate supporting details in a non-fiction passage and define topic specific vocabulary

Read the passage “Achoo” that was emailed to your parents.  Complete the supporting details questions and vocabulary pages.  Emailed both finished pages to your teacher.

Writing:   Goal: to use text evidence and prior knowledge to support reasoning in a short answer response

Discuss some ways you can prevent the spread of germs when you sneeze.  Use information from the article “Achoo” as well as your own knowledge to compose a 6-8 sentence paragraph.  You may write this in your journal or on the worksheet provided in the email.  Be sure your final copy is proofread for complete sentences, spelling, punctuation, and capitals.   Email to your teacher when finished. 

 

Science     Goal:  identify parts of the eye and define how each works within a larger system

Go to   https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/eyes.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-k-dtop-en-search-clk  and read the article.  You may listen to it also if you click on the speaker

Draw the eyeball in your copybook in color and label its parts.  (Do not print the picture!   We do not have permission to do this.)

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Monday

Monday, March 23, 2020           Welcome to Week 2 of Remote Learning

Good Morning SJRS Families,

Our Morning News for Week 2, Day 1 features:

https://youtu.be/EOPiks2js7Q

 

Art:  4th Grade Remote Art Learning Activity  (45 minutes)                                    

March 23rd – March 27th

Mrs. Sullivan – Art Teacher

 

Lesson – Let’s Meet Rene Magritte

Objectives – Upon completion of this lesson, you will have met the Surrealist  (Beyond Reality) by reading his biography and watching YouTube Video, Art with Dada and Mati.  You will then create an imaginary world out of an ordinary shoe,

 

Instructions

  1. Watch the cartoon YouTube Video to learn about Rene Magritte  and to see some of his famous paintings at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD53mLZ_y8k
  2. Read the following information:

Magritte studied at art school in Brussels, Belgium and took various jobs to earn money, including designing wallpaper and fashion adverts. The sorts of things Magritte painted included:

  • Familiar objects – such as pipes, apples, eggs, birds, feet, clocks or candles
  • Men in suits and bowler hats
  • Blue skies with clouds and views of the sea
  • Windows and doors, picture frames and mirrors
  • Pictures of artists, easels or paints

So, his artwork doesn’t sound too strange…but where were these objects placed in his artwork? That’s when it all gets a bit interesting!  He placed NORMAL OBJECTS IN WEIRD PLACES. Rather like the advertisements we see on TV, Magritte’s bold paintings grabbed people’s attention and stopped them in their tracks. In his work, everyday things such as apples, wine glasses or a man in a bowler hat are placed in strange settings. They are painted in a very realistic way, which makes the scenes seem even more peculiar.

 

  1. Place a shoe, sneaker or boot on your table. Carefully draw a detailed image of the shoe and make it fill the entire paper. Draw the stitches, laces and try to show the texture of the sole and heel. Erase all unwanted pencil lines and color or shade the drawing. Next, add tiny people and animals to the shoe as if they lived or worked on the shoe. You may add doors, window, ladders or plants. The people or animals can be climbers as if the shoe was a mountain or fisherman if your shoe is a boat.  Have some fun, be creative.
  1. Please sign your name on the drawing and place it in your folder.  If you would like to take a photo and send it to me, I would love to see your creation. Send it to msullivan@sjrs.org. Looking forward to seeing your creative artwork.

 

Math: Goal:    Subtract Numbers Up to seven digits: Word Problems

Login to IXL.com –Aim to complete IXL C.4  to 85% to 90%–Work online for (30 minutes.)

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Religion:  Goal: Students will identify ways we can work for peace and justice. (30 minutes)

“Promoting peace is a way to respect life.”  Read on pg. 190, We Gather and answer: What does the word peace mean to you?  (Answer thoughtfully)  Then read We Believe on pg. 190 and Complete the Scroll questionsPlease answer all questions in your Religion copybook. Send photo to teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: use illustrations/titles/story summary to predict story events/characters (40 minutes)

*** You will need our novel The Chocolate Touch and your novel packet that was packed with your books in the grocery bag last week.

  1. Look at the story title, front cover, and summary on the back cover.  Page through the book WITHOUT READING IT!  I know this is tempting, but do not read ahead of the assigned pages.
  2. Complete the first page in your novel packet:    Write a prediction.    Use full sentences.
  3. Open the front cover of the novel and read only the opening page that begins “As the wrappings…”
  4. On your packet’s front cover  – Illustrate in color the scene you just read and put your name at the bottom.

Submit a photo of the front page of your packet when you are done.

Writing:   Goal: to use the homophones  they’re, their, there  correctly (30 minutes)

Login to  BrainPop (username and password attached to parent email this morning)

Click on ENGLISH icon (the orange book)   Click on GRAMMAR icon (blue book)

Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on THEY’RE THEIR THERE

Watch the video lesson refresher and then click on QUIZ .           Click GRADED and begin. When you are done, click VIEW YOUR RESULTS to see which questions you missed (if any) and review any questions with a red X  .  You may rewatch the video and retake the quiz as many times as you like—your goal is to get all 10 questions correct.

 

Science Goal:  identify parts of the eye and define how each works within a larger system  (40 minutes)

Go to   https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/eyes.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-k-dtop-en-search-clk  and reread the article.  You may listen to it also if you click on the speaker.

Then answer the following questions in your science copybook. Each should be numbered and on its own line using good penmanship.

  1.  Explain when blinking can be involuntary.
  2.  Explain when blinking can be voluntary.
  3.  When you walk into a dark room and turn on the light, would blinking be voluntary or involuntary.  Explain your reasoning.
  4.  What is the job of a rod?  Of a cone?  What would happen if either the rods or cones were damaged?
  5.  How is the optic nerve like a telephone wire?
  6.  Name the part of the eye that makes tears.
  7. Explain 2 reasons why tears are important for eyes to function properly.

Submit your answers to your teacher.

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday

Tuesday, March 24, 2020  

Today, Opening Exercises is very special:

 Link:  https://youtu.be/L7YyaTdffBg

    Music:  Goal:  create your own musical instrument.  (45 mins)

login to www.discoveryeducation.com    and watch the video on Making Your Own Musical Instruments.   Then look around your house, be creative, and make your own musical instrument to produce at least 4 different notes (like the different sized bottles).  Play Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on your instrument.

 

Writing:  compose an informative piece of writing  (30 mins)

BRAINSTORM     Think back to the musical instrument you just created.  Use your writing copybook or journal to organize your ideas following this format:

Write your title Musical Instrument in the center of the top blue line.

Number your copybook down the red margin 1-10.  You do not need to skip lines.

Next to each number, write a verb and what you did to create the instrument. Try to stay in order as best you can.

For example:

  1. Put a rubber band on the box
  2. Taped the paper to the top of the box

 

***Don’t worry if you remember something along the way.  This is a brainstorm after all.  Write whatever may be out of order off to the side of your list and draw an arrow to where it should go in the proper order.   DO NOT rewrite your list.

Submit this to your teacher.

 

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 

Math: Goal:  Multiply 1-digit numbers by 3-digit or 4-digit numbers using area models II  (30 mins)

Login to IXL .com –Aim to complete IXL D.15 to 85% to 90%.  Work only online for 30 minutes (maximum).  **The area models are using expanded form for the 3 and 4-digit numbers.

 

Religion:  Goal: Students will seek ways we can respect and protect life in our daily activities.  (30 mins)

Read and reflect on the questions, song, and life of St. Edith Stein pg. 191 and complete pg. 192 Chapter 16 Review (use pgs. 184 to 191 to assist you).

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: read a novel; create a list of vocabulary words and definitions  (30 mins)

Read Chapter 1 of The Chocolate Touch.    Choose 1 word from each page that you found unusual or interesting.  In your reading copybook, title your page Chocolate Touch-Chapter 1, write your list of words down along the red margin, and write a short definition for each one.  Use a dictionary and/or context clues.   Submit this to your teacher.

 

Social Studies:   Goal: Students will tell of the Declaration of Independence. (30 mins)

Login to studiesweekly.com by clicking on the link here or on my homework page.         https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/

Sign in with your username and password (your login and password were emailed to your parent Sunday, Mar. 15.)

Click on New Jersey Studies Weekly (first newspaper on the left)

A wheel with Week 13 “continue Reading’ will popup.  Click on it.  Read the two articles below.   The website also gives you the option to listen to the articles like we do in Readworks.com

 

Read Articles from the Social Studies Weekly #13:

  1. “Blows Must Decide”: Write down any important people, interesting words, or places you see while reading in your SS copybook
  2. “Declaration of Independence”: write down any important people, interesting words, or places you see while reading.

   

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

 

Wednesday

Wednesday, March 25, 2020       

Happy Feast of the Annunciation   *Nine months until Christmas

 Today’s Opening Exercises and Morning News features the following:

Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpP00f3gIcs

 

   Spanish work for this week: (30 mins)

 

  1. Have fun watching Perro (dog) and Gato (cat) go to the supermarket together. See if you can remember 3 new Spanish words to teach your family!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKy2y-N0cX0&list=PL20BFA147678D3EBE&index=3&t=0s

 

  1. In English, make a list of your favorite foods Perro y Gato see at the supermarket. Then write the Spanish word next to each English word.

**Please submit to Mrs. Viso’s email:  mviso@sjrs.org

 

Writing:  compose an informative piece of writing    (30 min)

ROUGH DRAFT    Think back to the musical instrument you just created yesterday.  Use your outline list to write a paragraph that tells how to build the instrument you made.

Begin with a strong opening sentence that hooks your reader.

For example:      Building a ________ can be a lot of fun.

Have you ever made a __________? Let me tell you how…..

When you need a fun activity,   ________________

Next use your outline to organize your sentences into a paragraph.  If you put any ideas off to the side of your paper yesterday, be sure to include them in the correct sequence step today.

Remember to use sequence words to replace the numbers in your list.   Use words like first,  next, after that…….  Do NOT use number words for each sentence like first, second, third, fourth……

If you ran into any problems while building, make sure you tell your reader so they can be prepared.

Ex: Be careful when you put the rubber bands around the box so…………………….

Finally, add a conclusion to the end that connects back to your opening sentence.

Ex:  Now that you have built your ______________, ………………………..

Creating a _______________ is really very easy if …………………..

The next time you need something fun to do, …………………………………

Submit to your teacher when finished.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 

Math: Goal:  D.30 Multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number.

Login to IXL .com –Aim to complete IXL D.30 to 85% to 90% Work only online for 30 minutes (maximum).

 

Religion:  Goal: Students will review ways we can respect and protect life in our daily activities.

Review Chapter 16 pgs. 184 to 191 on the Fifth Commandment.  Focus on Key Words and Definitions; We Respond and then do the Chapter Test on pg. 194. Please read directions carefully and use the chapter pages to assist in finding the answers.     **Submit a picture of pg. 194

 

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: character analysis   (30 mins.)

Look at page 1 in your novel packet.  Create a chapter title for Chapter 1 and write it at the top of your page.  Remember to capitalize any important words in your title.

Then, read Chapter Skill: Character Analysis.  Choose one of the traits listed or you may use one of your own to describe John.  Write the trait in the box at the bottom of the page and then choose one line from the chapter as your text evidence to support your idea.  Write the quote and page number in the quote box at the bottom of the page.

Go back to question 2 in the middle of the page and write the character’s name for each description.  Remember to go back into the chapter for the correct spelling of characters’ names.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

Science:  Goal: explore the human eye’s blind spot   (45 mins.)

Go to the link:   http://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/pdf/lesson_3_eyesight_student_worksheet.pdf

You may print the worksheet for yourself if you like.

Complete Activities 1 and 2  for yourself and test at least one family member (whoever is with you today when you are doing the lab).  Record all data in your science copybook.

Blind Spot Distance

Name of person                 left eye: ____________        right eye: ____________

Name of person                 left eye: ____________        right eye: ____________

Name of person                 left eye: ____________        right eye: ____________

 

Think About It!         Answer in your copybook

  1. Is everyone’s blind spot at the same distance?
  2. Why is it important to know where your blind spot is?
  3. How can knowing where your blind spot is be useful for you as a fourth grader?

(Hint-think sports/hobbies/school)

Connect To Real Life

Ask an adult at home where their blind spot is in the car when he/she drives.  How does that affect the way he/she drives?  How do they make sure they can see clearly?

Submit your answers to your teacher.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday     

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020   

Good Morning to SJRS Families and Friends,

Our Morning News features:

Link:  https://youtu.be/WOTzHeftc4k

Media   

    4-W Assignment for 3/24/2020

 

Today’s assignment will be to continue learning our coding in code.org.  Please go to code.org/join and enter your section code which is WZVPCT.

Choose your name and sign in with your secret words.  Do not pick a partner as you will be doing this on your own.  Start where you and your partner left off in class.  Try to finish level 2 and 3.  If you finish and want to continue to 4 you may.  Please remember to watch all videos and read the directions at the top carefully.

If you don’t remember your words, email me at jhutton@sjrs.org.

 

Math: Goal:  Divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers: word problems and Divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers: interpret remainders

Login to IXL .com –Aim to complete IXL E.7 and E.9  to 85% to 90% Work only online for 40 minutes (do each skill for 20 minutes)

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:  compose an informative piece of writing    (30 min)

Edit/Revise    Reread your rough draft from yesterday.  Use a colored pencil to make your revisions ( or red text if you are correcting on the computer).

Does each sentence have a full, clear thought?  Revise any fragments into full sentences.

Do the sentences show a clear order of events?  If someone were to build your instrument, did you tell  every step the builder would need to know in the correct order?  Choose at least 3 sentences to revise with more detail for a clearer understanding.  This could be descriptive adjectives, vivid verbs, prepositional phrases, or even an additional sentence.

Does your paragraph use sequence words rather than number words?  If you repeated any, think of a different way to express your sequence and revise.

Does your paragraph have repeated words you can replace with other synonyms?

Did you warn your builder in places where the building is difficult, or where you had a problem building so he/she doesn’t make the same mistake?  For instance…..

_______ is a tricky step because…..      Watch out for……          Before you begin, ……….

Add those revisions now.

Finally reread your paper for spelling mistakes and correct any you find.  Reread it one more time SLOWLY for any commas or end marks you may have overlooked and correct them.

If you forgot your title, introduction, or conclusion yesterday, add it now.

Keep this in a safe spot so you do not lose it.  We will work on it again next week.

Religion:  Goal: Students will pray the Stations of the Cross (30 mins)

Pick a quiet area and Reflect on Stations of the Cross:   Pray for our world community and all peoples using this site from Loyola Press:  https://media.loyolapress.com/assets/lent/stations-eng/stations-eng.html

  SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: Relate a character, setting, or event to your own life (30 mins)

Read Chapter 2 of Chocolate Touch  pgs 22-34. In your reading copybook make a text-to-self connection.

Text-to-Self Connection should name the story and character or setting that you are comparing or contrasting with yourself.    For Example:

In the story Little Red Riding Hood  the character Red reminds me of myself.   I had to walk home from school every day just like when Red had to walk to grandmom’s house.   She carried a basket of food, but I had to carry my school bag.   She met a strange wolf at the end of the story and was scared, but I always arrived home safe and sound.  We are alike because we both liked to visit our grandmoms, but I only got to see my grandmom on the weekends.

Now it’s your turn.  Make a Text-to-self connection of at least 4 sentences.  Some questions to get you thinking:          What does this remind me of in my life? What is this similar to in my life? How is this different from my life? Has something like this ever happened to me?

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

SS: Goal   Students will take assessment on Studies Weekly #13    (30 mins)

Login to studiesweekly.com   username and password    click on Weekly picture

  1. Finish reading the rest of the #13 Weekly.
  2. Login to studiesweekly.com Click on NJ Weekly     Click on Take Test    
  3. Click Finish Test     Your answers will be submitted electronically to your teacher!

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

 

 

Friday

Friday, March 20, 2020 Happy Spring!!     4W

Spanish: Goal: translate Spanish to English

 Without a dictionary, translate to English the following text as discussed in class. It

does not have to be literal, just the overall idea to show comprehension.

Los cumpleaños del verano

En febrero, la clase 4W celebra los cumpleaños del verano. Los estudiantes Robert,

Patrick, Olivia, Michael, Siena y Violeta tienen cumpleaños en junio, julio y agosto.

Violeta cumple 10 años. Patrick, Robert, Michael y Siena cumplen 11 años.

 When finished, please submit to mviso@sjrs.org

 

Math: Goal: applying math to real world scenarios/ solving real world rounding problems

 Go to the link:

 https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/100119/domino-designer.html#800L

Read the article Domino Designer and watch the watch the video Domino Designer.

Review the Rounding lesson activity, then complete questions 1-5 in your copybook.

Submit your answers to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary: Goal: to analyze word definitions and make connections

click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 11

Write a story that uses 10 of the 12 vocabulary words correctly. Underline the

vocabulary words. Your story should be at least 10 sentences long so remember to reread

your rough draft and add in supporting details. Proofread your final copy for spelling, capitals,

and punctuation before you submit this to your teacher.

 

Religion:  Goal:  Students will examine ways to respect life in our words and actions. Read pgs. 188-189 and fill in all responses as you read and reflect on “We Respect the Gift of Life.”  Complete We Respond question in your journal.

 

 SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

 

Social Studies/Reading/Writing:  We are going to take a Virtual Field Trip through Scholastic on the American Revolution with the author of the “I Survived…” series of books, author Laura Tarshis.  You will be going virtually to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia at this site:  http://www.scholastic.com/beyondthebattlefield/  Click on: Start your Virtual Field Trip!

 1st You will need to review the American Revolution Vocabulary page.

2nd Read the Article: “Blood, Smoke, and Freedom” which introduces the young soldier, Joseph Plumb Martin, who is the focus of Ms. Tarshis’ novel, “I Survived the American Revolution.”

3rd Enjoy your visit to the Museum of the American Revolution with Ms. Tarshis at the above site.  Pay close attention!

4th Answer the questions provided. Email answers to your teacher!

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you Monday!

Monday, March 30, 2020   

Morning broadcast       https://youtu.be/D6lzN-Wwi0k

Math: Goal: Students will use benchmarks to understand the relative sizes of measurement units.

Objective: Compare relative sizes of Liquid measurement units.

 

View: Grade 4 Math 12.4, Units of Liquid Volume, Customary, Standard

https://youtu.be/ahDOZKWn7bY  discusses conversions between units of liquid measurements.

 

Complete: Measuring Capacity with Gallon Bot and Measuring Capacity ** attached worksheets.

Worksheets were emailed to parents.           Submit to teacher.                            

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:  compose an informative piece of writing    (30 min)

Good Copy                                Making A Musical Instrument

Write or type the good copy of your How To.  Remember to center your title on the top line and indent your first paragraph.  Write with your best penmanship as spelling and punctuation counts.  If you type it, be careful that your words do not have any extra spaces.   Whether you choose to write or type your good copy, REREAD it CAREFULLY to be sure you have all spelling, capital, punctuation, indents, and full sentences in the right places.    Submit to your teacher when finished.

 

Religion:  Goal:  Students will come to a deeper knowledge of the responsibility of living out the Seventh Commandment.

Objective: Students will identify the responsibilities of the Seventh Commandment: You shall not steal.

Read We Believe pg. 208 and answer What does the Seventh Commandment call us to do?

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: Summarize plot events/predict future events (30 mins)

Use Chapter 2 of Chocolate Touch  pgs 22-34 to complete your novel packet activity  (you will see a cupcake and chocolate bar picture on the right hand page in your packet).

First, create a title for chapter 2 and write it on the top of the left page.

Then think about the whole chapter: Summarize the chapter by writing ONE sentence which tells who, what, where, when, why .  Write your sentence on the right hand side where it says “Summary”

Ex:    In the morning Mr. Smith bought three dogs at thee pet store because he was lonely.

Answer the 3 Dynamic questions in the space given on the left hand side of your packet using full sentences.  You DO NOT need to do anything else on these two pages for today.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Science      (30 mins)

Why do we have tears when we cry? 

Clink on the link below to watch the 3 min mini video.

https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/tears?code=403f3f46c8961580f2f7321e484a8e72

Once you have thought about the discussion question, click the right blue arrow to continue for the answer.  You will learn about the similarities between human eyes and animal eyes.

  Then on the bonus box slide click on the open bonus box arrow  to begin the next part of the lesson. Click the blue arrow on the right side to see the slides.   Be sure to give yourself time to look carefully at each example before clicking to the next one.   When you are finished, write in your science copybook 3 new ideas you have learned today about eyes.

 

Mrs. Sullivan – Art Teacher

 

Lesson – Alexander Calder Stabiles

Objectives – Upon completion of this lesson students will have watched a video about the famous 2oth Century Sculptor, Alexander Calder and will have created 4 stabiles using stiff , decorated paper. They will become familiar with the terms sculpture, sculptor, stabile and mobile.

 

Instructions : 

  1. Watch the YouTube Video Documentary of Alxexander Calder at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sViBMaNE_zM.  I realize it is an older film but, it is very informative.
  2. Review these definitions:

Sculptor – an artist who makes sculptures.

Sculpture – Three-dimensional art made by one of four basic processes: carving, modelling, casting, constructing.

Mobile – a type of sculpture that is formed of delicate components which are suspended in the air and move in response to air currents or motor power.

Stabile – a piece of abstract sculpture having immobile units constructed of sheet metal, wire, or other material and attached to fixed supports

  1. Follow the directions below and make 4 different stabiles.

 

  1. Cut out a rectangular piece of paper Long and 6 in. Wide or larger.   You may use construction paper, but sturdier paper such as cardstock works well, also. If you don’t have either of those papers you may use a magazine cover or a thin piece of recycled paper. Be creative. Decorate each one  with markers or paint.2.  Fold it in half. Left to right.3.  Make 4 cuts like pictured.  Cut lines and curves until they almost reach the fold. Do not cut all the way to the fold4.  Open it up and fold the strips to the front or back in an alternating fashion.  (This will help the sculpture to balance.)  So, on the left side you would fold the strips (starting from the top) front, back, front, back, and front.  And on the right side you would fold the strips (starting from the top) back, front, back, front, and back.Once you get the basic design down, you can play around different designs as shown below.

Set up the 4 stabiles, sign them and take a photo of the creative grouping. Send me a photo at msullivan@sjrs.org. I can’t wait to see what you have created.

 

 Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday

Tuesday, March 31, 2020    4W             

Today’s News can be found at : https://youtu.be/NA43rhYK2Qc

From Dr. Fipp:  What was today’s message from Maxene Modesto?   Submit to your teacher

 

Math: Goal: Students will use benchmarks to understand the relative sizes of measurement units. (30 minutes).

View:  Tales of 4th Grade  Customary Units of Length:      https://youtu.be/flVNFUTCryI

Complete the worksheets: Yards, Feet, and Inches and Comparing Feet and Inches. *See Attached Files.

worksheets were emailed to your parents          submit to your teacher

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: to understand words meanings and use them in context

Choice 1:   click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 12

Scroll down to student resources and Click on iWords for the unit’s list of words

Click on the words listed:  bristle, circular, coarse, discard, extreme, focus

Read its definition and sample sentence.  You may click on the word map and use your mouse to click and drag answers to complete the definition, part of speech, synonym, and antonym activities if it helps you to understand the word better.

Repeat for all words listed above.   Then write each word and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means. 

Choice 2:  go to pg 120 – 121 in your orange vocab book

Read the definition, sample sentences, synonyms, and antonyms  for words #1-6.   Write each word on a clean sheet of paper and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means.

                                                                                                                     Submit illustrations to your teacher.

 

Religion:  Goal:  Students will come to a deeper knowledge of the responsibility of living out the Seventh Commandment.  (30 minutes)

Objective: Students will name ways that we can show respect for the property of others.

Read We Believe pg. 210 and complete the Activities on pg. 211 including the We Respond Question.

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

 

Reading:   Goal: Read with attention to sequence of events (30 mins)

Read  Chapters 3 and 4  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 35-54.  In your reading copybook, as you are reading, write a list of objects that become chocolate.  Remember this is a LIST not full sentences!!

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Social Studies:  Goal: Students will discover the role that New Jersey played in the education of its young citizens.

 

Read: Studies Weekly #11 articles: Education Becomes Very Important to the Colonies and He’s the Mann.  Please list 3 facts about the importance of education in New Jersey (in copybooks).    Submit to teacher.

 

 

Music:   Goal: identify musical instruments by sound (25 mins)

You will need your writing journal to complete the activity.  Listen to your favorite music for 15 minutes.  Write the title of each song and list all of the instruments you can hear.   Repeat until your 15 minutes are finished.  What genre of music did you listen to?  Did you notice any instruments that are used in all songs?  Which instrument is your favorite and why?  Which instrument do you like the least and why? 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, April 1, 2020   

Here is the link for our Morning News for Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

https://youtu.be/LJ2BN1Z4ylM

Dr. Fipp Question:  What is different about the flag today?  Explain how it looks compared to usual.      

Math: Goal: Students will apply knowledge of Linear Measurement in a Performance Assessment on Height.   **See attached files sent by email to parents:   **Begin assignment today (30 minutes) if you do not finish in that time then finish activity on Thursday!**

 

Submit to your Teacher

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: to understand words meanings and use them in context (30 mins)

Choice 1:   click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 12

Scroll down to student resources and Click on iWords for the unit’s list of words

Click on the words listed:  grasp,  inspire,   magnify,  marine,  quake,   troublesome

Read its definition and sample sentence.  You may click on the word map and use your mouse to click and drag answers to complete the definition, part of speech, synonym, and antonym activities if it helps you to understand the word better.

Repeat for all words listed above.   Then write each word and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means. 

Choice 2:  go to pg 121 in your orange vocab book

Read the definition, sample sentences, synonyms, and antonyms  for words #7-12.   Write each word on a clean sheet of paper and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means.

                                                                                                                     Submit illustrations to your teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Students will express their gratitude to God for the many gifts of nature. (25 minutes)

Objective: Students will reflect on God’s gift to us in nature.  Weather permitting take a walk around your house,  look up in the sky, and around the area of Earth where you live. Observe plants/trees/animals (including your pet if you have one). (15 minutes)  What can you say to God in gratitude for his abundant generosity to us? How do you see yourself as a Steward of Creation (see definition on pg. 213. Write your thoughts in your Journal copybook.(10 minutes)

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: sequence events in a timeline  (30 mins)

Review  Chapters 3 and 4  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 35-54.

In your novel packet, turn to page Chapter 3 and 4.  You will see a blank page on the right hand side.  Title the Chapters.

Read the directions for  Skill: Sequencing  and create your timeline on the blank page.  It is best to turn your page long-ways to have enough room for your events.  Think about the different styles we used when we made a NJ History Timeline on colored paper earlier in the month.   Your timeline needs a title, end caps , and 8 objects with the time of day they were turned into chocolate (like potato chips  3pm snack  carrots 5pm dinner).   Remember your objects need to be in the order they changed, so look back at the list you made yesterday and be sure they are in time order before you attach them to the timeline.

Title (What is the topic of your timeline?)

Answer the Dynamic Discussion Questions on the bottom of the page.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

Science       (45 mins)

Science Lab  —  STEM activity /PA                  Build a Model Eye

PART I

********** PLEASE READ ALL DIRECTIONS FIRST BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR MATERIALS.  USE WHATEVER HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS YOU HAVE ON HAND AND BE CREATIVE.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE ALL OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW.  THESE ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS OF COMMON HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS.

Materials Needed:   round object (tennis ball, an orange, paper ball…)       Saran wrap or contact paper

Colored markers/crayons/pencils                                    scrap white paper

Glue, tape,  or  toothpick                                                   yarn, thread,  straw etc..

 

  • Hmmm………..Think about the shape of your eye. It is about the size of a pingpong ball.  Close your index finger and thumb to make a circle.  This is about the size of your eye although most of your eye is protected inside your skull and it  doesn’t appear to look this big to us.
  • Think about what you have around the house to make a model eye. Choose something round—it could be a ball (any size), an orange, an apple (its roundish enough for today’s lab),  a wadded up ball of paper, or anything to give you a 3D  rounded shape.
  • Next, take a piece of plain white paper (scrap envelope from the recycle bin works!) and cut out a circle shape to represent the iris and pupil.  Use markers, crayons, or colored pencils to color what YOUR iris and pupil look like and attach it to your “eyeball”  You could use glue, tape, or even a toothpick to do this so you do not ruin your food if you chose an orange or apple.
  • Now, ask mom or dad for a small piece of plastic wrap (Saran Wrap) or contact paper that we used to cover our books at the beginning of the year. This will be your cornea.  Remember that the cornea protects your eye.  Where would this go on your model eye?  Yes, it would go OVER the pupil and iris but it would NOT go all the way around the entire eye.  It just covers the part of your eye that you see when you look at a person’s face.
  • Finally, attach string, yarn, thread, a piece of wiggly spaghetti, a toothpick, a straw, or anything you have that would represent the optic nerve at the back of the eyeball.
  • You will notice you cannot see where the ciliary muscle, lens, or retina are on this model. Review the video links from Bill Nye or Namours that we have used in the last 2 weeks, or check your eyeball model design from class last week in your copybook and review where each part is and what it does.

 

Submit your picture of your model eyeball for your performance assessment grade to your teacher.

 

Gym:  Goal to relax the body with yoga  ( 10 mins)

You will need room to stand in place and lie down on the floor.  Follow the link below to end the day with peaceful stretching. 

https://youtu.be/wsANBwvyUbI

 Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

  

Thursday     

Thursday, April 2, 2020    4W

Broadcast   https://youtu.be/lzIMoptisMw        

From Dr. Fipp:  What is the title of the poem By Shel Silverstein?

Submit to your teacher

Math: Goal: Students will apply knowledge of Linear and Capacity Measurements in IXL programs. (30 minutes)

  1. Finish your Performance Assessment from yesterday and submit if you have not done so.
  2. Problem of the Day: *courtesy of Mrs. Corso*

We are being asked to practice social distancing by staying 6 ft. away from each other. What is the linear equivalent in inches? ______________  and in yards? _____________

  1. Then practice IXL skills:  PRACTICE EACH SKILL for 10  MINUTES EACH!
    4 Compare and convert customary units of length and N. 7 Compare and convert customary units

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:   Goal: to recognize synonyms and antonyms and practice memory skills (30 mins)

click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 12

Scroll down to student resources and Click on CONCENTRATION SYNONYMS and record your time when you have finished making 8 pairs of matching synonyms.  Then Click on CONCENTRATION ANTONYMS and record your time when you have finished making 8 pairs of matching antonyms.   ***Hint, if you have a hard time remembering where each word is, draw the  boxes on a scrap paper and keep a record of the ones you flip over.

 Email your times for both games to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Students will identify which activities focus on living out the Seventh Commandment.

Complete the attached Seventh Commandment Activity Page: (emailed to your parents)

                                                                                                                 

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

 

Reading:   Goal: describe a character (30 mins)

Read  Chapter 5  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 55-63.   In your reading copybook, draw a picture of one of the characters from the story and write a list of 10 adjectives that describe that character.                       Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Science       (45 mins)

 

View the following video to review the eye parts and ciliary muscle and take notes in your science copybook.        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syaQgmxb5i0&feature=youtu.be

 

Then complete The Model Eye Performance Assessment below.  Remember you may NOT ask mom or dad for help writing your paragraph.  Be sure to follow all directions carefully.

 

 

Build a Model Eye

Part II

In a short paragraph, explain how light travels through the eye from start to finish using the following vocabulary words.  Underline the words and be sure to explain how each eye part works to help you see.

Optic nerve          retina            lens           cornea             iris          ciliary muscle           pupil

Submit your paragraph for your performance assessment grade to your teacher.

 

Media:

Today’s coding lesson (LESSON 4) is about using conditionals.  A conditional is a statement that a program checks to see if it is true or false. If true, an action is taken.  If false, the action is ignored.

For instance:       If you wanted to program a robot to step over a chair IF there was one on the path, you would have to program a conditional.  The condition would be if there is a chair on the path, the action might be to step over.

 

When you begin your coding today, please start where you left off as all lessons build on each other.  If you see that you have incomplete lessons, go back and try to do them.  It’s better to repeat lessons so you understand, than to go on and be lost.

 

Remember to watch all videos carefully and repeat them if you are still not sure of something.

 

Code for about 30 minutes, then take a break!

 

Go to code.org/join.  Your section code is:  WZVPCT

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Friday

Friday, April 3, 2020   

Math: Goal: Students will apply knowledge of Linear and Capacity Measurements in IXL programs. (30 minutes)

Practice IXL skills:  PRACTICE EACH SKILL for 15 MINUTES EACH!

N.3 Which customary unit is appropriate?

N.6 Compare and convert customary units of volume

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:   Goal: to use words in context (30 mins)

Complete Unit 12 pg. 124 in your orange vocabulary book OR complete the page emailed to your parents.  Spelling counts so proofread carefully.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Students will reflect on the reading for Palm Sunday, April 5th.

    Logon to:  https://religion.sadlierconnect.com/wbcid   **Sit in a quiet space (20minutes)

  1. Click on Liturgy of the Week On Left Menu Click on Upcoming Weeks    3. Scroll down to Lent    4. Click on Palm Sunday April 5, 2020     5.  Scroll down Read the Reflection and then  click on Gospel of Matthew and read the Passion slowly. Imagine you are right there with Jesus.  What do you want to say to Him?

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: identify cause-effect examples with citations (30 mins)

Review  Chapter 5  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 55-63.

In your novel packet, turn to Chapter 5 and title the chapter.

Then read the chapter skill :  Cause and Effect  You will need to use text evidence from the chapter to complete the assignment today, so be sure to list the page number where you found the sentence.   List 5 Cause/Effect  strands on the packet page.  You DO NOT need to complete the questions today.

For example :  In Chapter 1

Cause: Mrs. Midas noticed red spots on John’s nose. (14)  Effect: She told Mr. Midas to look at John’s nose. (14)

Cause: Dr. Cranium told John a healthy boy would kick harder. (17)  Effect: John apologized and kicked the hammer out of Dr. Cranium’s hand. (17-18)

Your Turn– write 5 cause/effect examples from Chapter 5,  and cite the page number for the example.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Science       (30 mins)

 

Click the link below to learn about color blindness and view the video of how one person lives his life and works in the art field while actually being color blind:

 

https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Patients-Families/Health-Library/HealthDocNew/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Color-Blind

 

Think of three other jobs where being color blind could be problematic and how a person

could still do their job even if he/she was colorblind.   Write your answers in your science copybook.

 

Then explore optical illusions to see how your eyes and brain work together to understand the information they are receiving. 

https://www.optics4kids.org/illusions

 

SPANISH

 

El tiempo! The weather!  15 minutes max.

 

I know you all miss our weather talks!  So, let’s review and learn a few new terms:

 

  1. Watch the following weather song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orSIEorzUHU

 

  1. Complete at least 5 minutes of IXL Spanish, letter H. Click on “Learn with an example” for reference before starting.

 

Due date: Viernes, 3 de Abril del año 2020.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

Monday, April 6, 2020   

Morning Announcements:  The link:  https://youtu.be/2TpUqHbvP7I

Math: Goal: Students will apply knowledge of Linear and Capacity Measurements in IXL programs. (30 minutes)

Students will solve liquid capacity questions using written explanations with computation. Make sure your answers are clearly written using words and numbers with unit names.  Please review the Robot icon in upper right corner and the Remember information in the rectangle about Unit Capacity measurements.   Submit picture your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary: Goal: to analyze word definitions and make connections (45 mins)

Use the list from pg 120-121 in your orange vocab book 

 OR   click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage & Click on unit 12

Write a story that uses 10 of the 12 vocabulary words correctly. Underline the

vocabulary words. Your story should be at least 10 sentences long so remember to reread

your rough draft and add in supporting details. Proofread your final copy for spelling, capitals,

and punctuation before you submit to your teacher.

 

Religion:  Goal:  Students will participate in online Morning Stations with Sr. Judy and Mrs. Gentili’s first graders beginning Monday morning through Wednesday morning.  (30 min.)

  1. Read Chapter 21 Triduum pgs. 238 and 239 only!
  2. Answer the following questions: a) What do we celebrate on Holy Thursday?  b) Who and what do we remember on Good Friday?   c)  On Holy Saturday’s Easter Vigil what do we see coming up in the procession, and what does it symbolize?

     Submit to your teacher.

  SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: identify meaningful story quote examples with citations (30 mins)

Read  Chapter 6  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 64-71.

In your novel packet, turn to Chapter 6 and on the left hand page under the cake picture write your favorite quote from today’s chapter and cite the page number.  In a few short words underneath, write why it is your favorite line from the story today.         Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

 SS  Goal: Students will read the following articles in Weekly #11 and answer questions in the articles in their SS copybooks:  (30 minutes)

 Logon: studiesweekly.com

  1. Early Schools: After reading, answer the question that begins the article.
  2. Learning the Old-Fashioned Way
  3. The Hornbook: Write the definition of the hornbook.                    Submit to your teacher.

**Science: review your eye notes for “homework”. Tomorrow will be our end of unit test for eyes and you may NOT use any notes/copybooks/websites to complete the test. **

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Tuesday

Tuesday, April 7, 2020   

Morning Announcements:  The link:  https://youtu.be/51W6M_ynOH0

Math: Goal: Students will apply knowledge of Linear and Capacity Measurements. (30 minutes)

Students will solve: In and Out Boxes with Liquid Capacity /Linear Measurement questions.

                           ** these were emailed to your parent

Submit picture your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:  create a haiku     (30 mins)   

https://google.discoveryeducation.com/learn/player/2a153589-83f0-4753-b74e-6f15b778d9ff

  1. Login to discoveryeducation.com and go to your account to view the lesson and sample haikus (we have written haiku in class already, but you may need a refresher)
  2. Compose a haiku about a character from the novel we are reading. Your character’s name should be the title.
  3. Illustrate your haiku to reflect your character BUT do not draw the character.  For instance, you could use a jump rope if your haiku is about Susan and her friends on the playground.
  4. Proofread your final copy for spelling, capitals, and punctuation before you submit to your teacher.

 

Religion:  Goal:  Students will participate in online Morning Stations with Sr. Judy and Mrs. Gentile’s first graders beginning Monday morning through Wednesday morning.  (30 min.)

Complete “On The Road to Easter” Word Search.  **emailed to parents

                   Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

 

 

Reading:   Goal: analyze plot events   (30 mins)

Review Chapter 6  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 64-71.

Complete Dynamic Discussion questions 1-3 in your packet, and review ch 1-6 for quiz tomorrow.

 

 

Science:  to demonstrate knowledge of eye parts and function (30 mins)

Please remember, you may not use your notes, videos, copybook, or parents to help you.  Set a timer for 30 mins and be sure to check your work carefully just as we do in school.

 

4W & 4D use the link your parents received via email to take the online test about eyes.  You may only take the test once, so review your answers carefully before submitting them. 

 (These will be submitted electronically. You do not need to send a picture.)

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, April 8, 2020   

Morning Announcements:  The link:  https://youtu.be/5BYngjRoqj8

Religion:  Goal:  Students will participate in a Holy Week Retreat Morning.

Dear Parents:

Today’s schedule will be focused on Holy Week, a time to reflect on the greatest gift God has given each of us, the Gift of Life in Jesus Christ!

Miss Dillon and Mrs. Wilson

4W and 4D Holy Week Retreat Morning:

  1. Watch Morning Announcements with the Stations of the Cross by Our First Grades.

 

  1. Work on the Reproducible Master 21 following the Directions at the top of the Master page  (30 minutes)            BE CREATIVE AND MAKE IT JOYFUL!

 

*see attachment below*       HANG IT IN YOUR FRONT WINDOW!

 

Submit a picture to your teacher.

 

TAKE A 10 MINUTE STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

3.WATCH REFLECTION:    “Holy Week in Three Minutes”

https://youtu.be/qdrPhxqRP9I  by Busted Halo (5 min.)

 

**PLAY QUIET MUSIC WHILE DOING PUZZLE:  https://youtu.be/lvN7bc9vU7Q

Beautiful Relaxing Music with No Loops – Stunning Nature & Calm Music

 

  1. Holy Week Crossword Puzzle (20 minutes) See attachment

 

Submit a picture to your teacher.

 

TAKE A 10 MINUTE STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 

  1. Prayer Service on Last Supper   (20 minutes) Pray reflecting on John 13:1-15.

see attachment

 

TAKE A STRETCH AND ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy celebrating Holy Week with your family, and we’ll see you after Easter Break!

  

Thursday     

Holy Thursday

 

Friday

Good Friday

Welcome to Week 6  of Remote Learning

Monday, April 20, 2020   

Math:   Goal: Identify fraction equivalents to the number 1. (30 minutes)

Students will complete Go Math Chapter 6: Show What You Know pgs. 225 and Vocabulary Builder pg-226 (both Visualize It and Understanding Vocab)

***Skip the Carmen Sandiego section

1) Fractions Strips Equivalence PDF below is a tool for students to use throughout Chapter 6.

2) Making Fractions PDF below is  to be completed after students finish pgs. 225-226.                        *Submit a copy of the Making Fractions wkst to the Teacher

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:  Goal: to identify and write similes       (30 mins.)

A simile (SIM-uh-lee) is figurative language that compares two objects that are not normally alike.  Many similes use the words like or as.  Read the poem below and look for the words like or as.  What is being compared?

Similes  by Lill Pluta

Black as words on printed pages

Sad like tigers locked in cages.

Long as thread unrolled from spools.

Straight like legs on wooden stools.

Quiet as a school at night.

Happy like a bird in flight.

Tight as fuzzy skin on peaches.

White like dunes of sand on beaches.

Cold as scoops of frozen peas.

Fun like writing similes.

Notice also that in this poem the last word rhymes  AA,BB,CC,DD,EE.   This rhyme scheme helps to give the poem a rhythm like music.

Now, it’s your turn.  In your writing copybook, write a simile to finish this idea:

Happy as …………………………………….

Dark like………………………………………..

Smart as  …………………………………..

Write a simile about some people:

My friend is as  …………………………… as a …………………………………………….

My teacher is as ……………………………. as a …………………………………………

Write a simile about food.  Remember your comparison is NOT a food.  Example:  The French fries were like matchsticks.      The pizza was like glue.

The mashed potatoes were like ……………………………………

The tomato was like …………………………………………………………

The tea was like ……………………………………………………………

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal:  Students will explore what it means to be members of the Church.  (30 mins.)

Read pgs. 283-285 the roles of membership within our Church communities and write the definitions of each role in your faith community and our Worldwide Church in Reading copybook.

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: identify setting and descriptive adjectives that enhance the plot events  (30 mins)

Read   Chapter 7  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 72-80.

In your novel packet, turn to Chapter 7 and title the chapter.

Choose 1 quote from the chapter that illustrates the setting.  Write the quote and the page number on the right side of your packet page.  Illustrate what the quote shows in the Setting box on the left side of the page.  Answer the Dynamic Discussion Question (3 parts!!), then choose 5 descriptive adjectives from this chapter and list them next to the ice cream sundae.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

Science       (30 mins)

Goal: understand origin of Earth Day and how human actions can affect the Earth.

 

 Sign into your discoveryeducation.com  account to view the assigned video below and answer the video questions.

Science Kids: Human Impact on Earth’s Systems and Global Warming

 

Then, answer these questions in your science copybook.  Remember to use FULL sentences:

 

List 3 negative ways humans destroy the earth.

List 3 positive ways humans protect the earth.

Explain in 5 sentences why it is important to protect our planet and the creatures on it.

How can you promote environmentalism (being a steward of creation) in your community?  Explain in 3-5 sentences.

Submit your answers to your teacher.

                                                                                         

 

Mrs. Sullivan – Art Teacher

 

Lesson – Chameleons

 

Objectives – Upon completion of this lesson, students will have watched and listened to a YouTube Video about chameleons. They will then use their creativity to create a stylized version of a chameleon using colored pencil, markers or collage materials following a step-by-step guide. Students will become familiar with the terms stylized and collage.

 

Stylized – Something that is shown or done in a way that is not natural in order to create an artistic effect.

Collage – a work of art made by gluing pieces of different materials to a flat surface.

 

Instructions –

  1. Watch and listen to the YouTube Video about chameleons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZuxerppygM

  1. Cut a piece of paper 8 in. by 8in. or 9in. by 9in. Divide the paper in half vertically and horizontally, using a ruler, as in the guide below.  Draw lightly.
  2. Draw the chameleon following the step-by-step guide.
  3. Once you have finished the drawing, erase unwanted lines.
  4. To color the picture, you will have choices. Select the one that works best for you or use a combination.
    1. Color with colored pencil. Color with two layers of colored pencil.
    2. Tear magazine pages into small bits and glue to the paper.
    3. Tear cereal or food boxes into pieces to create a recycled themed artwork.
    4. Optional: Add yarn, sequins, bottle caps or other decorative items. Be Creative!

SEE IMAGES ON PARENT EMAIL

  1. Sign and date your artwork. Once you have finished your project, send a photo of you holding your project to msullivan@sjrs.org. I can’t wait to see your creative submissions.

Please send no later than Monday, April 27th.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday

Tuesday, April 21, 2020  

Broadcast     https://youtu.be/XL-q78Y-Bbk

Math:  Goal: Identify fractions and equivalent fractions.

Students will Practice IXL P.1 and P.5; practice each skill for 15 minutes to equal a 30 minute session.

**Results are sent to Teacher automatically.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:  Goal: to compose a poem with similes  (30 Mins)

Reread yesterday’s poem and look at the similes and placement of the rhyming words.

Similes  by Lill Pluta

Black as words on printed pages

Sad like tigers locked in cages.

Long as thread unrolled from spools.

Straight like legs on wooden stools.

Quiet as a school at night.

Happy like a bird in flight.

Tight as fuzzy skin on peaches.

White like dunes of sand on beaches.

Cold as scoops of frozen peas.

Fun like writing similes.

In this poem, the last word rhymes  AA,BB,CC,DD,EE.   This rhyme scheme helps to give the poem a rhythm like music.

You will follow the pattern above to write your own poem titled “Similes”.

  • Go to a clean page in your copybook. Center your title.
  • Number down the red margin 1-10.
  • Next to each number 1-9, write one adjective.
  • On line 10 COPY THE LAST LINE OF THE POEM ABOVE (Fun like writing similes).
  • Starting back on line 1, after the adjective write the word as on the odd lines and the word like on the even lines so it follows the pattern of the poem above.
  • Now think of a comparison for each item and finish your simile.  Remember that lines 1 & 2 must rhyme, lines 3 & 4 must rhyme and so forth until you have finished your poem.  The last line is done for you, so remember to rhyme line 9 with “similes” in line 10.

 

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal: Students will View a short video on St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of Creation:  https://youtu.be/kpPSZkmr_Js   to prepare them for April 22nd Earth Day!  (30 minute)

Click on: https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/program/hope-creation?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4ed0e12a-8127-410d-8884-513633fdfcfa   to access Catholic Climate Covenant’s : Hope for Creation –A Virtual Celebration for Earth Day and Laudato Sí…

Please read this page to decide what you would like to do to that “lifts up your love and hope for Creation.” Begin to brainstorm your thoughts and choose any one of the ideas that you read about.

(Write these thoughts in your Religion copybooks)

Submit your idea to the teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: use inferencing to analyze character’s feelings  (30 mins)

Read  Chapter 8  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 81-91.

In your novel packet, turn to Chapter 8 and title the chapter.

Answer the Dynamic Discussion Questions in your packet.  You do NOT need to complete the summarize skill at the top of the packet page.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Social Studies:  SW Explain why New Jersey was called the “Crossroads of the American Revolution.”

**Logon to New Jersey Studies Weekly and click on #14 New Jersey Battles.

  1. Watch the short video: New Jersey Goes to War
  2. Read the article: New Jersey Goes to War and use it to answer the 3 questions at the bottom of the article.

**Your answers will be sent directly to your teacher.    (30 mins)

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, April 22, 2020   

Broadcast:   https://youtu.be/glFuIRTFIa8

Math: Students will calculate subtraction problems

Complete IXL C.2   for 30 mins.  (30 minutes)

**Send a copy to Teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:  to recognize and write metaphors    ZOOM MTG  10:00 group 1/10:40 group2  (30 Mins.)

A metaphor (MET-uh-for) is figurative language that compares two objects using the verbs is/are  was/were.   Look for the metaphors in the poem below:

The Metaphor Family   by Lill Pluta

My brother is a dragon.

My mom’s a teddy bear.

I am a shaggy sheepdog

With a ton of tangled hair.

 

My father is a monkey.

He likes to make us laugh,

Especially my sister,

Who is a tall giraffe.

 

We are a busy family

With many things to do.

Our home is always happy,

But sometimes it’s a zoo.

Notice that the rhyme scheme in this poem is different.  Only lines 2 and 4 of each stanza rhyme.  (bear/hair       laugh/giraffe           do/zoo)  Also you can see that the poet used animals to compare to each family member.   What animal are you most like?

In your copybook, explain what each of these metaphors mean.

Mom said your bedroom is a pigpen.  _____________________________________

My friend Joey is a clown.  _______________________________________________

Sarah is a little angel.  ________________________________________________

Now you will write your own metaphors.  Remember to use a noun (person/object) then the word is/are, then whatever you are comparing it to.

Write a metaphor about someone who is very smart.   ______________________________________

Write a metaphor about someone who is  fast runner.______________________________________

Write a metaphor about someone who is not well behaved. _________________________________

Write a kind metaphor about a classmate. _______________________________________________

Submit this to your teacher when you have finished.

Religion:    Earth Day 50th Anniversary and Laudato Sí 5th Anniversary, 2020 (30 minutes)

Goal:  Create a “prayer, meditation, story, essay, statement, reflection, art, poem, song, photo, or video to virtually share hop and love for God’s creation

Click on the link below and read about how Catholics virtually share hope and love for God’s creation.

https://catholicclimatecovenant.org/program/hope-creation?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4ed0e12a-8127-410d-8884-513633fdfcfa

Create your own  prayer, meditation, story, essay, statement, reflection, art, poem, song, photo, or video.   Proofread carefully and then scroll down on the Url page: click on the Send a Submission button! At the bottom of the webpage.    Fill out the information with your parents. Remember, since you are below 18 years of age only give your first name and grade.

Submit a copy to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: identify major plot events (30 mins)

Read  Chapter 9  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 92-98.

On a piece of plain white paper, create a 6 box comic strip to show the major plot events of this chapter.  Create a chapter title and title your comic.   Use colored pencils, crayons, or markers, for your finished product.  You may caption the comic box if you like.                 Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Science       (30 mins)

Goal: to read graphs/ to evaluate human activities and their impacts on the earth.

  1. Complete the Week 6 Recycling worksheet questions.
  2. Complete All Choked Up   In your journal, choose one of the activities in the Problems list and explain why it is harmful to the earth.  Then create a solution or better practice that people could do in place of that activity.  Explain how this would be better for the planet.

 

 

 

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Spanish

 

Zumba is a fun way to dance and get your exercise in, but also to hear some awesome Spanish music at the same time.

 

  1. With an adult’s help, go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZyoZeNkews
  2. Let’s get moving!  Have a family member dance and sing along with you to this fun song and if you’d like, send a picture or video to your teacher! Have fun!

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Thursday     

Thursday, April 23, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/cNPlmLS1I6s

Math:   Goal: Identify regions of fractions in color and use appropriate fraction terms for parts of a fraction.

Students will complete the worksheets and Send a copy to Teacher.

(30 minutes)

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing: write a metaphor poem   30 mins

Reread yesterday’s Metaphor Family poem.   In your writing copybook, list your family members by name and list an animal you think he/she is most like and why.    For example:

Sean                owl                                 he is smart and solves problems

Elizabeth         bearded dragon          she sleeps in the day and likes to be warm

Mr. Wilson      cheetah                        he runs really fast in his triathlons

 

Use this list to write a 2 stanza poem with metaphors for your family members.  Remember that lines 2 and 4 should rhyme.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Students will Describe ways to live out our responsibilities as members of our Church communities.   (30 minutes)

Read pgs. 286-287 and write the definition for precepts in your Religion copybook. Complete What’s the Word PDF.

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: draw conclusions based on plot events (30 mins)                                                                Read Chapter 10  of Chocolate Touch  pgs. 101-109.  In your packet, title chapter 10 and answer the Dynamic Discussion Questions.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Social Studies:  Students will Discover the importance of Mary Ludwig Hayes and her role in the Battle of Monmouth.     (30 minutes)

**Logon to New Jersey Studies Weekly and click on #14 New Jersey Battles.

  1. Click on Watch Video: Watch the short video—”War for Independence “
  2. Read the article: War for Independence and use it to answer the 3 questions at the bottom of the article.

**Your answers will be sent directly to your teacher.

4th Grade Media Assignment for week of 4/20/2020

 

April is a special month in the library.  It is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poems and poets.

 

Poems are a way for an author to express their feelings and paint a picture in your mind using words.  Poems use lots of describing words.

 

There are many types of poems like Haikus, Limericks, Shape poems, etc.  Today we are going to learn a little about  the Acrostic poem and you can even try to write one!

 

Please go to the link below for a mini lesson on Acrostic poems by the author, Kenn Nesbitt.  Kenn is a former Children’s Poet Laureate and he came to our school!

 

Awesome Acrostics

 

Now try your hand at writing an Acrostic poem. You can write about yourself, someone in your family, April, Spring, or anything you want.  Follow the directions Kenn gave you and see what you can come up with.  If you are using a computer and have Flash, you can try the Acrostic interactive below to help. Send me your poem and have fun!

 

Acrostic Interactive

 

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Friday

Friday, April 24, 2020   

Math: Goal: Use Models and Higher Order Thinking to write equivalent fractions.

Students will Complete Share and Show problems and the H.O.T problem on pgs. 229 to 230 in Textbook.    (30 Minutes)

4D Parents Click on Textbook URL for access to pages: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath2012/na/gr4/se_9780547587868_/html5/index.html 4D Students write calculations and answers in Math Copybooks.  Send copy to Teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:   Goal:  create an original persuasive rhymed poem      (30 Mins.)

You have explored many ways to save our planet.  Now you need to use that knowledge to encourage others to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect our home.

Write an 8 line   2 stanza    rhymed poem to convince others why caring for the Earth is important and how to be a steward of creation.

*** Each stanza should be 4 lines.  Use your choice of rhyme scheme   (AABB  or ABAB)   but be sure the rhyme scheme is the same for both stanzas.

Remember to give your poem a title and your name.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal:  Examine the ways the sacraments nourish us as we grow in all of our life’s stages.

Students will Read pgs. 288-289 and complete the Puzzle PDF.

 

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: make a personal connection with the story character or plot events(30 mins)

Read  Chapter 11  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 110-120.   STOP!   Do not read ahead!!!

In your writing journal, write a paragraph about how you feel at this point of the story.  Do you feel bad for the main character?  Why or why not?  Is this what you expected to happen?  If you were John, what would you do next?   Do you envy his chocolate touch?  Did you at the beginning of the novel?    Does this remind you of another character or another story you’ve seen or read?  If so, how?  What message (moral) might the author be trying to teach the reader?

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

 

Science

 Goal: to explore ways to protect and conserve our planet’s resources      (30 mins)

 

Log in to studiesweekly.com and click on Grade 4 Science Studies Weekly

Week 6 Earth-Space Science To Protect and Conserve

Welcome to Week 7  of Remote Learning

Monday, April 27, 2020   

Broadcast: https://youtu.be/UZIPRbTYrfE

Religion:  Goal: Examine ways that we can take an active role in our Church communities.

Students will read pgs. 290 and 291 answering the We Gather questions pg. 290 as they begin the lesson and answering the We Believe question on top of pg. 291.  Read “As Catholics” on bottom of pg. 291 and highlight the Four Marks of the Church.

Submit to your teacher.

Science      

Goal: create a recycled toy (STREAM PROJECT)     60-90 mins.

  • Follow directions in the Powerpoint sent to your parents.
  • Complete only the part of the project on slides 1 and 2 then stop for today.
  • Neatly record all of your work in your science copybook, or you may type and submit through google.docs or save to your flashdrive and have your parent send it as a file.
  • Be sure your drawings are clearly labeled and proofread everything carefully.

The rubric is attached to the file so you can see the point value for each step.

 

Submit your answers to your teacher.

                                                                                         

 

Mrs. Sullivan – Art Teacher

 

4th Grade Remote Art Activity                                                                                                    Week of April 27th

Mr. Sullivan – Art Teacher

 

Objectives – Upon completion of this lesson, the students will have created a Farm Landscape demonstrating three of the 6 ways to show depth in a 2D drawing.  Students will use a ruler for measuring and for drawing straight lines and colored pencils for color.

 

3 Ways to Show Depth in a Drawing

Placement on the paper – Objects placed higher within the picture plane will appear further away.

 

Size – Objects that are smaller will appear further away from the viewer.

 

Color and Value – Objects that are further away are lighter, while objects that are closer are typically darker.

 

 

Instructions

 

  1. Measure and cut an 8in. by 8in. piece of white paper. Follow the step-by-step guide below. When you get to step 4, remember the lines are only to be seen below the horizon line.  The dotted line is to show you how the line connects to the vanishing point.

 

  1. Outline all lines with a sharpie marker or a dark colored pencil. Please use a ruler for all straight lines.
  2. Begin coloring the crops with colored pencil or markers. All patches closest to the bottom of the page should be colored darker. Overlap and layer your colored pencils in opposite directions to make them appear darker.
  3. The patches toward the middle of the page should be colored lighter. Continue to overlap and layer in opposite directions, but press lightly.
  4. I used greens and yellows to represent my crops, but you may select any colors.
  5. When you get to the top of the page, please blend two colors together as I started to do with my sun.
  6. Please do your best. Sign your masterpiece and take a photo and send it to me for credit to msullivan@sjrs.org no later than Friday, May 1st. I am looking forward to your creations.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday

Tuesday, April 28, 2020  

Broadcast   https://youtu.be/dCeIBnaXHdo

Math:  Goal: Use multiplication to generate equivalent fractions.

  1. Complete Share and Show and Problem-Solving textbook pgs. 233-234.

Using multiplication with the same number times the numerator and denominator to create an equivalent fraction.

Send a copy to your teacher

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:   Goal to understand word meanings                   30 mins

Choice 1:   click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 13

Scroll down to student resources and Click on iWords for the unit’s list of words

Click on the words listed:  abstract, ally, appoint, attentive, bonus, carefree

Read its definition and sample sentence.  You may click on the word map and use your mouse to click and drag answers to complete the definition, part of speech, synonym, and antonym activities if it helps you to understand the word better.

Repeat for all words listed above.   Then write each word and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means.

Choice 2:  go to pg 132  in your orange vocab book

Read the definition, sample sentences, synonyms, and antonyms  for words #1-6.   Write each word on a clean sheet of paper and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal: Review Chapter 25:  We Are the Church pgs. 284-291.

  1. Students are to complete Chapter 25: Show What You Know (only)– following directions on using Chapter Key Words on pg. 292 (please use pgs. 284-291 to complete)
  2. Complete Saint Stories with Disciple Challenge (only) on pg. 293.
  3. Study Chapter 25 pgs. 284 -293; Students will be having a Religion Test on Wednesday. Students will not be allowed to have any assistance during the test. It will be based solely on their own recall of information. Thank you!

             Submit your idea to the teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: determine the author’s purpose   (30 mins)

Read   Chapter 12  of Chocolate Touch  pgs 121-126.

In your novel packet, turn to Chapter 11/12

Read the Chapter Skill: Author’s Purpose and follow all of the steps for writing a letter.  Your letter may be typed or hand written, but it should follow all friendly letter format pieces (like your prayer partner Holy Communion letter).  Be sure to answer all of the questions posed.

**  Check back in your reading copybook if you need to review your notes for author’s purpose (PIE).

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Social Studies:  (30 mins)

Login to Studies Weekly account and click on #14 Studies Weekly: New Jersey Battles

  1. Review articles: New Jersey Goes to War and War for Independence.
  2. Go to Left margin and Click on the Crossword play button; use the information in the two

Articles to complete the puzzle. **Be careful when filling in, once you type a word in; it cannot be changed.

Send a copy of puzzle to your teacher.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, April 29, 2020   

Broadcast:   https://youtu.be/fIjsSnogQeA

Religion:    Goal:  Complete Chapter 25: We Are the Church Test. (30 minutes)

  1. Students will complete the Chapter 25 Test.         Google link was sent to your parents

**Students will not be allowed to have any assistance during the test. It will be based solely on their own recall of information. Thank you!

Submit a copy to your teacher.

Science       (90 mins)

Goal:  to build a toy from recycled materials

  • Follow the directions in the Powerpoint sent to your parents on Monday
  • Complete only the part of the project on slide 3 then stop for today.
  • Neatly record all of your work in your science copybook, or you may type and submit through google.docs or save to your flashdrive and have your parent send it as a file. Remember to send your photos as well.
  • Be sure your work is clearly labeled and proofread everything carefully.

The rubric is attached to the file so you can see the point value for each step.

 

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Reading:  free read for 20 minutes your choice of book

Review Chocoloate Touch packet and notes for test tomorrow.  You will NOT be allowed to use any notes or the book for your test.

 

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Thursday     

Thursday, April 30, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B1E5ywECIM

Math:   Goal: Generate equivalent fractions using Multiplication.

  1.   Students will complete Practice Book pgs. 115 and 116 in their Practice Books.
  2. Complete Enrichment: Equivalent Art PDF E47 **see PDF attachment

**Submit copy to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: to understand words meanings and use them in context (30 mins)

Choice 1:   click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 13

Scroll down to student resources and Click on iWords for the unit’s list of words

Click on the words listed:  courtesy, manufacture, mistrust, noticeable, overthrow, peculiar

Read its definition and sample sentence.  You may click on the word map and use your mouse to click and drag answers to complete the definition, part of speech, synonym, and antonym activities if it helps you to understand the word better.

Repeat for all words listed above.   Then write each word and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means. 

Choice 2:  go to pg 133 in your orange vocab book

Read the definition, sample sentences, synonyms, and antonyms  for words #7-12.   Write each word on a clean sheet of paper and illustrate it.  DO NOT use speech bubbles.  Your illustration should clearly show what the word means.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal:  Reflect on the Easter Season through Scripture.

  1. Students will read: Dramatization of the Resurrection of Jesus through John’s Gospel Ch. 21:1-14 on pgs. 308-309. Answer the Imagine questions on pg. 309
  2. Read pg. 309 and answer:  What is Easter? What meaning does it have for us in our lives?

**Answer questions in Religion Copybooks.

                      Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: demonstrate understanding of story characters, plot events, and theme. (30 mins)

Complete and submit the online test for Chocolate Touch in google.

Link was sent to your parents’ email this morning.

***Scores will be submitted directly to teacher.

Social Studies:  Goal:  Complete the NJ Studies Weekly #14 Test.  (30 minutes)

  1. Log-in to your Studies Weekly account.
  2. Click on #14 NJ Studies Weekly. Students will complete the Weekly #14 Test. 
  3. Use the articles in the Weekly to help you answer the questions. Click Submit.  **Your answers will be sent directly to your teacher.

 

 

4th Grade Media Assignment for week of 4/27/2020

 

This week you will continue to do coding in code.org.  Start where you left off.  Try not to skip any lessons except lesson 5.  If you finished 4, you may go right to 6.  If you are struggling with a concept email me at jhutton@sjrs.org.  I will try to help you.

 

Many of you have finished every lesson through 4.  So you are ready to try 6.  Lesson 6 introduces the concept of Sprites.  A sprite is a character on the screen that can be moved and changed.  You will be creating different sprites in this lesson and making them behave in certain ways.

 

Remember, you are going to code.org/join…..putting in your class or section code, picking your name and entering your secret words.  If you have forgotten any of these things, email me.

 

Code for about 30 minutes and then take a break!  I will be checking your progress.  Have fun!

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Friday

Friday, May 1, 2020   

Broadcast: https://youtu.be/l3vGEhLf6VY

YOU MUST COMPLETE YOUR SCIENCE FIRST TODAY.    (60 min)

Science:  Goal analyze, draw conclusions, and present a finished product (Recycled STREAM PROJECT)

  1. Slide 4 :  Complete the Analyze and Conclude questions in your copybook. 

***Write clearly or type your answers as you will be sharing them in our meeting.

  1. Have your Toy ready to share in a small group Zoom meeting.

 —This is part of your grade, so remember to speak clearly as if we were in the classroom and use your best manners. 

**Those listening to the presentation, remember to use your best manners as well. Keep your questions until the end and look at the person speaking respectfully.  (I know we are at home, but try to limit distractions for yourself and the speaker.)

  1. Submit your Analyze/Conclude answers to your teacher for your final grade.

 

     Religion:  Goal:  to ask for the Blessed Mother’s intercession   (30mins)

Find a quiet place to pray.

Close your eyes, breathe in slowly through your nose, think of a person you want the Blessed Mother to help, breathe out slowly through your mouth and pray 1 Hail Mary.

  (The prayer is on pg 325 of your Religion book if you need a refresher.)

Repeat this 9 more times for 1 decade of the Rosary. You can pray for the same person or a different person each time.

Spanish:   (30 mins.)

 

  1. Watch this short video about the Days of the Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZB5qFN6Z9Y

 

  1. Complete 2 minutes of IXL Spanish, Unit 1, letter E.

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

Watch the video clip (movie camera icon) To Protect and Conserve

Read the article To Protect and Conserve and answer the questions at the bottom of the article.

Read Enjoy Your Party but Celebrate Green and answer the questions at the bottom of the article. 

Read  Rachel Carson 1907-1964 article and answer the questions at the bottom of the article. 

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

Monday, May 4, 2020   

Broadcast: Hello Everyone,

I do hope you had a lovely weekend and you had the opportunity to virtually attend Mass yesterday!

Here is the link for the news:  https://youtu.be/gak7_cmTYX0

Math:  Goal:  IXL writing Patterns of Equivalent Fractions.

Students will practice IXL P.10 Patterns of Equivalent Fractions (30 minutes). They need to reach between 85 to 100 percent.

Results will be sent directly to teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:   Goal: to recognize synonyms and antonyms and practice memory skills (30 mins)

click on link for www.vocabularyworkshop.com on our webpage

Click on unit 13

Scroll down to student resources and Click on CONCENTRATION SYNONYMS and record your time when you have finished making 8 pairs of matching synonyms.  Then Click on CONCENTRATION ANTONYMS and record your time when you have finished making 8 pairs of matching antonyms.   ***Hint, if you have a hard time remembering where each word is, draw the  boxes on a scrap paper and keep a record of the ones you flip over.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal:  Live out the Eighth Commandments and be true to God.

Students will read: Chapter 19, The Eighth Commandment:  We Gather pg. 220 and answer the question (Journal copybook).  Read We Believe pg. 220 -221 and Answer We Respond Questions (Journal copybook).

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:  Goal- use context clues to draw an inference (30 mins)

On the Inference worksheets, read each passage, circle the key words in the paragraph that lead you to your inference, and answer the question.  See PDF attached below.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

 

Social Studies  Goal:  Identify the Capitals of the 50 states using U.S. Map.  (30 mins)

 

  1. Students will complete “Name that Capital” PDF pg. 40
  2. Use the U.S. Map PDF pg. 45 to identify each capital city for each state.

Submit your answers to your teacher.

                                                                                         

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 5, 2020  

Broadcast      https://youtu.be/JuS292CA-FM

Math:  Goal:  Write and Identify Equivalent fractions in simplest form using division facts.

  1. Watch short video clips: Math Mashup Simplifying Fractions:  https://youtu.be/3kwn68nOFN0

      and  NUMBEROCKS Song Simplifying Fractions: https://youtu.be/U-1KjlJAA6M

  1. Students will write fractions in simplest form using models or common factors.

Zoom meeting with Mrs. Wilson **   bring your copybook, GoMath! Book, pencil, red pencil.

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:   Goal: to use words in context (30 mins)

Complete Unit 13 pg. 136 in your orange vocabulary book.  Spelling counts so proofread carefully.

Submit to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal: Listen to the Holy Spirit and seek to be faithful witnesses to our faith.

 Students will read: We are called to Witness to the Truth of our Faith pgs. 222-223. Write the Key Word definitions for: martyrs and witnesses and the We Respond Question:  How do your parents, teachers, friends, and your parish community give witness to the Catholic faith?  **(use your Religion copybook).

Submit your idea to the teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: use text clues to infer meaning in a nonfiction text  (30 Mins)

Login to Readworks.org and read “Robo Helpers”.  Complete the online questions and click submit.

Your answers will be sent electronically to your teacher.

 

Science:  Goal: understand types of energy             30 mins

We begin a new science unit today on Energy.  Go to a clean page in your copybook, Title the unit, Login to discoveryeducation.com with your password and access the video ScienceKids: All about Energy in your portal.   Watch the video and answer the video quiz questions.  Then in your copybook, write a short definition for the following vocabulary words:

Energy

Joule

Potential energy

Kinetic energy

Law of Conservation of Energy

Work

Submit your definitions to your teacher.  

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 6, 2020   

Broadcast:   https://youtu.be/LZo7Gzh9kNs

Math:  Goal: Write fractions in Simplest Form and Identify if fractions are in simplest form.  (30 minutes)

Students will complete Practice Book pgs. 117 and 118; Complete Enrichment pg. E48 “To Simplify or Not to Simplify?”  See Wednesday E48 PDF attached below.

**Send a copy to Teacher.

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:   Goal: demonstrate understanding of Ch 13  words in context     (30 mins)

Click into the google link for your online Vocab. Test and click submit when finished.

Remember you MAY NOT use your book, notes, or family to help you.

Answers will be sent electronically to your teacher when you have finished.

Religion:  Goal:  Strive to always tell the truth.  (30 minutes)

Students will read:  We Have a Responsibility to tell the Truth! Read We Gather on pg. 224 and answer the question in Journal copybook.  Then read We Believe pgs. 224-225 and answer: “Think of a time when what you said may have hurt someone.  What could you have done to make the person feel better?” (Journal copybook).

Submit a copy to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal: draw conclusions based on text evidence.  (30 Mins.)

Complete Fairy Tale Want Ads worksheet.  If you do not know the story details, you may need to do some online research.  Be sure your answers are clearly printed.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

Social Studies      (30 mins)

Goal: Use a time zone map to answer questions related to living in New York.

  1. Students will use the time zone map PDF pg. 41 to complete correct timing information.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Thursday

Thursday, May 7, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/u6InQCD6-mw

Math:   Goal: Complete a Formative Assessment on Simplifying Fractions.

Students will solve:  **Answer all questions in Math Copybook and make sure you Label each problem with its title.  (30 minutes)

  1. O.T. Problem 19 on textbook pg. 238 (Write the answer like a Jeopardy Question) using Regions of the United States Map!
  2. Answer Essential Question: How can you write a fraction as an equivalent fraction in simplest form? Explain in words with a fraction example.
  3. Math Journal: Explain using words or model drawings how to write the fraction 6/9 in simplest form.
  4. TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Writing:   Goal use persuasive details to defend your position on a topic (30 mins)

Choose 1 of the following topics:

  • Should kids be allowed to have credit cards?
  • Should students have a say about what’s served in the cafeteria?
  • Should the voting age be lowered from 18 to 14?
  • Should students be allowed to chew gum in school?

Write a journal entry in your writing copybook of 6-8 sentences using supporting details to defend your ideas.   Remember to reword the question into a statement for your topic sentence.  Do NOT use the words I believe… or I think…   Begin your sentence with a noun.

Submit your paragraph to your teacher when you have finished.

     Religion:  Goal:  Identify times we need to be more truthful.  (30 minutes)

Students will read:  We have a Responsibility to Respect the Truth pg. 226 only!  In We Gather answer: What do the pictures have in common? (Journal copybook) Read We Believe pg. 226 and fill in “How could you live out the truth in these situations” (in textbook).                                                                      

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:  Goal: to determine Author’s purpose

Login to Readworks.org and click on Get Up and Go Get Breakfast.   Answer BOTH the comprehension questions and Author’s Purpose questions at the end of the passage and click submit.  Your scores will be sent directly to your teacher.

Science:  Goal: categorize objects by types of energy  (30 mins)  (Zoom lesson)

Copy this chart in your copybook:

Item Mechanical Electrical Heat Light Sound
Iron X X X X  (mine has an “on” light)
Vacuum
Table Lamp
Microwave
Scissors
Hair Dryer
Broom

 

Put an “X” in each box to show which kinds of energy each item uses.  There may be more than one X for each item so think carefully.  The first one has been done for you.         **Submit a copy to your teacher.

4th Grade Media Assignment

This week students will learn some of the ways they can use digital technology responsibly and stay safe online.  They will watch the first three episodes of the Netzmartskids video that will introduce them to the characters and the world of Badromeda, explore oversharing, and how to be an upstander when encountering cyberbullying.  After watching, have students make a list of things they learned are responsible digital behaviours they learned about in the videos.

 

Episode 1 Enter Badromeda

 

Episode 2 T.M.I.

 

Episode 3 Rocket Bike

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Friday

Friday, May 8, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/Lesm7EzijlM

Math:  Goal:  Practice IXL skill P.11 Write Lowest-Terms Fractions.

Students will practice IXL skill P.11 to simplify fractions using division facts. They must score between 85%-100%. (30 minutes)

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Vocabulary:  Goal: 1-to make vocabulary connections and 2- perform a Corporal Work of Mercy      (30 mins)

Go online to freerice.com

Click on the left menu icon and click difficulty –  set this to EASIEST

Then click the the icon at the top again and click on categories  then click on English vocabulary

Play for 25 minutes.  If you have never played before, find the synonym for the given word.  Each correct answer earns food for the needy around the world through the United Nations project.  If you answer incorrectly, it will show you the correct answer and give you the question again later.  It WILL NOT take your rice away, so it is a win-win—you get smarter and others receive food through your hard work. The difficulty level will increase as you answer correctly.  Look for root words that you know to help you with a harder word.   When your time is up, look at your total score and send your score number to your teacher.  We will post our total donation amount as a class on Monday.   

 

     Religion:  Goal: Explain how you can practice the “Golden Rule” in your life.

Students will Read and Reflect (quietly) 5-10 minutes on the questions listed on pg. 227 on following the Eighth Commandment. Then, read “As Catholics” on pg. 227 and answer the question related to the “Golden Rule.” (Journal copybook)

Submit to your teacher.

SAY OUR LUNCH PRAYER, GRAB SOME LUNCH then back to finish the day.

Reading:   Goal : analyze  text clues to draw a conclusion  (30 Mins)

Complete Look Before You Leap worksheet.  Use a pencil to draw and label each gift that would be given based on the text clues above each frog.  If you finish before your 30 min time is up, use color to make your gift look realistic.

Submit a picture of this to your teacher.

 

 

Social Studies   Goal: Identify the States included in the Mid-Atlantic Region. (30 minutes)

  1. Students will watch the Discovery Education video: **Login to your account and watch video and don’t forget to click on the blue box at the end that says you completed the video.

      Regional Geography of the United States: The Mid-Atlantic Region

  1. Name the states included in the Mid-Atlantic Region. (SS copybook)
  2. Name 3 points of interest in the Region’s rich history.(SS copybook)

** Submit to your teacher.

Monday

Monday, May 11, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/UWQu8N9dnfs

Math:  Goal:  Identify the Common Multiple of two given numbers.

Students will complete: Least Common Multiple PDF to identify a multiple common to two given numbers.  Please do the problems A to F the same way as the Sample problem in their Math copybook.

Submit a vertical picture to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 Religion:  Goal:  Review the Chapter 19: Eighth Commandment ideas that are key to growing as Jesus’ disciples.

Students will complete all of pg. 228 and the Saint Stories on pg. 229 only!  In order to answer the question on pg. 229 go to:  https://stjosephsomerspoint.org/precious-gifts-from-god/

Submit to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- use context clues to understand vocabulary, predict, and draw conclusions (60 mins)

  1. Complete understanding vocabulary on the worksheet
  2. Predict what the story will be about based on the vocabulary words you just defined
  3. Read Chapter 1 of The Guardians of Lore

  https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-one-boy-meets-frog

  1. Draw a conclusion – complete the worksheet pg. 2.

 Writing:   Goal: compose a compare/contrast paragraph (30 mins)

Write a 6-8 sentence paragraph to compare and contrast yourself to Cal, the main character in Guardians of Lore.  You may write directly on the worksheet or type it.  Remember, proofread your work before you submit it to your teacher.  All work should be a finished, final product

Submit a picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

Science Goal: understand the role of force, gravity, potential, and kinetic energy on a roller coaster ride (30 mins)

 

https://superscience.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/030119/built-for-thrills.html#830L

 

Click the link above and read Built for Thrills. 

Keep these questions in mind as you read the article and answer them in your science copybook:

  • How do engineers use forces and motion to design extreme roller

coasters ?

 

Watch the video link “Record Roller Coasters”

  • Explain two ways that roller coasters have changed since they were first designed.

Explore the infographic and answer this question:                                             Think: At what points on the ride will riders have more potential energy than kinetic

energy?

 

At the bottom of the page click on the Game “Roller Coaster Engineer”

Design a roller coaster with the right balance of forces. Then in your copybook or on white paper, make a drawing of the roller coaster you designed.  Show the loops, jumps, and other features that make your roller coaster a thrilling experience. Color the Potential energy sections purple and the kinetic energy parts red.

 

Submit a picture of your roller coaster design to your teacher.

                                                                                         

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

 

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 12, 2020  

Broadcast     

Math:  Goal: Choose the multiples of a given number up to 12.  (30 min.)

 Students will Practice IXL Skill D.6 to reinforce skills necessary for finding Common Denominators and Least Common Multiples this week.

**Results are sent to Teacher automatically.

Religion:  Goal: Complete the Chapter 19: The Eighth Commandment’s Formative Assessment.

Students will complete the Chapter 19 Book Assessment on pg. 230 and will use textbook pgs. 220 to 228 to answer questions. No other assistance may be given! Thank you.

Submit to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- use context clues to interpret text and infer character’s emotion (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 2 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-two-soy

  1. Interpret text and make inferences – complete the worksheet pg. 1.

 Writing:   Goal: brainstorm and organize ideas for a 3 paragraph persuasive essay  (30 mins)

Complete page 2 worksheet to brainstorm and organize your ideas for why you should be a good friend to others.  Draw at least 3-5 lines on each circle of the web to organize your ideas.  Include ideas from what you have learned in Religion class as well to make faith connections.

Submit a picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 

Social Studies: Goal:  Identify the States that make up the Geographical Southeastern Region of the United States.

Students will view the film: log-in to discoveryeducation.com account

Regional Geography of the United States: The Southeastern Region: Part 01

**Remember to click the blue box that states video completed.

 

  1. Write the names of the States that make up the Southeastern Region of the United States. **Use correct spelling and capitalization!
  2. Identify one landform that is unique to each state in the Southeastern Region: Name the state and its landform. **Use correct spelling and capitalization.

 

 Submit to your teacher.  

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 13, 2020   

Broadcast:   https://youtu.be/KDxQh3J4rfE

Math: Goal: Writing a pair of fractions as fractions with a common denominator using the Common Multiple Example.

Meet with Mrs. Wilson in Zoom.  Assignment will be given at the meeting.

Submit a vertical picture copy to your teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Explore ways to overcome being envious (jealous) of others.

Students will read: We are called to have generous hearts pgs. 260 to 261.  Then answer We Respond question on pg. 261 in your Journal copybook.

Submit a vertical picture copy to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- analyze plot events (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 3 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-three-daydreams

  1. Complete worksheet pg. 1 to analyze plot events by writing 3 text messages or emails about 3 different events from Ch 3. ****Remember to use school appropriate language.

 Writing:   Goal: write a rough draft of a 3-paragraph persuasive essay (30 mins)

Use your brainstorm from yesterday to write or type your rough draft.  Remember to begin with a topic sentence and indent each new paragraph.  Each paragraph should focus on 1 of the 3 questions.

Submit a vertical picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

Science:  Goal define and give examples of potential and kinetic energy

 (30 mins)

 

View the link and answer the questions in your science copybook.

https://www.softschools.com/examples/science/potential_energy_examples/3/

What is potential energy?

List 3 examples of potential energy:

1.

2.

3.

 

View the link and answer the questions in your science copybook.

https://www.softschools.com/examples/science/kinetic_energy_examples/4/

What is kinetic energy?

List 3 examples of kinetic energy:

1.

2.

3.

 

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Thursday

Thursday, May 14, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/x9rvwaxG20o

Math: Goal: Find the Common Denominator for a given pair of numbers. (30 minutes)

Students will complete Math Practice Bk. Pgs. 119 and 120 to create equivalent fractions with a common denominator.

Submit vertical pictures to your teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Reflect on and write ways you can be grateful and how you show your gratitude.(30 mins.)

Students will complete a Gratitude Chart after rereading pgs. 260-261.   Divide your paper into two columns. On the left write 5 examples of what you are grateful for and on the right write how you show your gratitude for it. 

EX:      I am grateful for my parents.                                           I show my gratitude by helping around

                                                                                                            house without being asked

Submit to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.    

Reading:  Goal- make connections to the text (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 4 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-four-tiger-lillies

  1. Complete worksheet pg. 1 to make a text- to – faith connection

 Writing:   Goal: revise and edit 3 paragraph persuasive essay (30 mins)

Edit your rough draft from yesterday.  Look for spelling, punctuation, capitalization errors.

> Revise your paragraph to include vivid verbs, descriptive adjectives, and non-repeating nouns (what are other ways to say “friend” so you do not use the same word over and over?)

> Be sure you have included a topic sentence at the beginning and a conclusion at the end of your essay.

> Does each paragraph have 6-8 sentences?  If not, add some other ideas.

> Did you remember to add a title?

> Did you put your name at the top?

 

Submit a picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 

Social Studies:  Goal:  Answer questions about the United States using a United States map. (30 mis)

Students will complete Fun with States questions PDF pg. 38. Use the United States map PDF.

**Submit a copy to your teacher.

 

 

4th Grade Media Assignment wk of 5/11/20

 

This week students will explore some online games to practice keyboarding and other skills.

  • Open the first link and play typing jets if you have access to a desktop or laptop computer Remember to keep your hands on the home row of your keyboard, thumbs on the spacebar and elbows in.  Play for about 15 minutes or so to really practice.
  • If working on a tablet, some games may not work.  Pick the ones you can use with your device.
  • Then explore the Mathplayground website and pick any 4th grade math, language, skills or logic games and have some fun!

 

Mathplaground/ Typing Jets

 

Math Playground Grade 4

 

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Friday

Friday, May 15, 2020   

Broadcast: https://youtu.be/zKmb8Z6JUY0

MathGoal:  Use the Chapter 6 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint Formative Assessment. (30 mins)

Students will complete the Chapter 6 Mid-Chapter Checkpoint on pg. 247 Use your notes to help you.

Submit copy to Teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Practice a Meditation called:  The Gratitude Tree by New Horizon  (20 mins)

Students need a very quiet space to use their laptop/iPad/or tablet to connect to this link:

https://youtu.be/64QzBuhsyuk   **Remember to relax and listen to the guide… breathe deeply!

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- make realistic predictions based on prior knowledge and text events (45 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 5 of The Guardians of Lore
  2. https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-five-the-untradable-lunch
  3. Complete worksheet pg 1 to write 4 predictions about future story events and why each could be a realistic outcome.

Submit a picture of READING assignments to your teacher.

Writing:   Goal: publish good copy of 3 paragraph persuasive essay (45 mins)

*********************           THIS IS DUE TUESDAY.             *************************

Type your good copy of your persuasive essay.

Use google.docs  or a word document and share or send it to your teacher when you are finished.   Do not send as a photo.

 

**Remember these programs give you hints, so if something turns a different color (red usually means misspelled—green  means there’s a grammar mistake), use the clues to help you.

 

 

Science:  Goal   test and evaluate an example of potential and kinetic energy (45 mins)

 

Science STEAM  —    Explore!  Make a Jumping Frog

Materials:   Ruler,   scissors,   large piece of paper

 Cut the paper to measure an 8 in x 8 in square.  (For fun–If you have yellow or green construction paper, it will look lifelike.) 

View the video link below to create an origami frog.  Remember to crease a SHARP line when indicated for the origami to work properly.  You can press with a flat ruler or run your fingernail over the crease but be careful not to cut or rip the paper or you will need to start all over from the beginning.

 

https://youtu.be/TZSUKmRhtuI

 

Push down on your frog to make it hop.  What happens if you push down gently?  What happens if you push down with more force?  What happens if you push down on just the very edge?  Measure how far you can get your frog to jump.   In your copybook, answer the following questions:

 

What is the farthest distance your frog jumped out of 5 tries?

 

Where does the energy to move your frog come from?

 

When does your frog have potential energy?

 

When does your frog have kinetic energy?

 

What is the difference between kinetic and potential energy?

 

Submit your answers to your teacher when finished.

 

       Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

 Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

Monday, May 18, 2020  

Broadcast      https://youtu.be/q1p3BH6p4UQ

Math:  Goal: Use Addition with Unit fractions that have like denominators.

Students will Add fractions with like denominators using tape diagrams. Complete Unit Fraction PDFs pg. 1 to 3 below.

**Send vertical pics to your Teacher.

Religion:  Goal: Describe a way to find true happiness.

Students will read: “Jesus taught us to trust in God above all things” pgs. 262 -263

  1. Answer: What is Greed?      Reread Luke 12:22-24 on pg. 263 What do you think Jesus is saying to you?  In Journal copybooks.

Submit to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- use context clues to visualize setting (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 6 of The Guardians of Lore
  2. https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-six-bathroom-break
  3. Choose a setting from this chapter in the story. On the the worksheet write 3 different sentence story clues that help you “see” the setting and visualize it.  Then use those details to draw what the setting looks like in your mind.  It should look like a photograph when you are finished in color with realistic details (no stick figure designs).

 Writing:   Goal: recognize adverbs   (30 mins)

An adverb is a word that describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb.  It describes how, when, where, or too what extent (how much).   Many, but not all adverbs, end in –ly.

In the story today,  paragraph #2 begins:

Principal Lance’s office was small and crowded with stuff, but felt friendly.

Friendly describes the verb felt….. felt HOW?          Friendly    FRIENDLY is an adverb

Further down the page in our story …..

I always enjoyed the way that Principal Lance explained things

Enjoyed when?  Always    so always tells when he enjoyed this activity

View the short video below, and in your grammar copybook Title your notes ADVERBS.  Divide your paper into 4 sections.  Label each section with one of the 4 different types of adverbs, and list at least 4 examples for each category.

https://youtu.be/94aFcx6oliY

Part of Speech for Kids: Adverbs

Submit a picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

***any leftover time today should be spent typing your persuasive essay good copy which is due Tuesday.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Social Studies:  Goal:  Identify New Jersey’s State information using kids.nationalgeographic.com website.

Students will color and complete New Jersey State PDF page using:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/new-jersey/

 Submit photo to your teacher.  

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday

Tuesday, May 19, 2020   

Broadcast: https://youtu.be/qa2igTT03yE

PLEASE COMPLETE READING FIRST TODAY FOR 9:30 ZOOM MEETING

Math:  Goal:  Practice decomposing Fractions into Unit Fractions.

Students will practice IXL skill Q.1 for 30 minutes reaching 85% to 100%.

Responses are sent directly to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 Religion:  Goal: Describe what it means to be poor in spirit.

Students will read: “Depending upon God brings happiness.” pg. 264 please answer:  What does St. Paul (in Acts of the Apostles 20: 33-35) on pg. 264  mean when he says: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”?  (answer in Journal copybook)                                                                                                     

Submit to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- explain the importance of dialogue in a text (60 mins)  Zoom mtg : 9:30 am

  1. Read Chapter 7 of The Guardians of Lore
  2. https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-seven-dragon-breath
  3. Explain the importance of dialogue: chose 4 quotes from the story (remember to write quotation marks around each one ) and explain why each quote is important.  What does the quote tell about the character or another character?  What does it reveal about the plot events, the setting, or the problem?   – complete the worksheet pg. 1 DIALOGUE.
  4. Prepare to meet in Zoom to share your answers.

 Writing:   Goal: identify adverbs  (30 mins)

Use your adverb notes from yesterday and complete Grammar Practice pg 127.  Underline the adverb in each sentence and write the question it answers on the line.  Remember to read the skill box at the top of the page before you begin.

Submit a picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

Sci:   Goal: review and prepare for test (30 mins)

If you can phone, facetime, skype, or Zoom a friend, this would be an awesome way to study together!

 

Review your notes and activities for our Energy unit:

  • Energy definitions from the video
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Heat, Light, Sound types of energy
  • Kinetic and Potential energy
  • Review what you learned in the roller coaster and jumping frog activities

 

The test will be Thursday.

                                                                             

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday

Wednesday, May 20, 2020   

Broadcast:  

Math: Goal: Choose numbers with a particular sum. (30 mins.)

Students will practice IXL B.9 to choose addends for a particular sum for 30 minutes achieving between 85% and 100%.

Responses are sent directly to your teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Design a sticker that encourages ourselves and others to live out the Ten Commandments. (30 mins.)

Students will create a sticker with a message using words and  pictures that encourage living out the Ten Commandments on pg. 266.  **LOOK AT THE SAMPLES ON THE STUDENT’S DESK IN PICTURE**

Submit a photo to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- identify cause-effect relationships (60 mins) 

  1. Read Chapter 8 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-eight-launch

  1. List 5 Cause – Effect examples from today’s chapter.  You may use the worksheet to organize your thoughts or draw the graph in your copybook.

 Writing:   Goal:  understand correct usage of good and well as adjectives and adverbs (30 mins)

Step 1 : view the video below and take notes in your writing copybook.  You may want to pause the video along the way to take your notes.

https://youtu.be/J2Qb83FYPBo

Step 2:  complete Grammar Practice page 128

Submit a photo of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

Social Studies: Goal: Identify New Jersey’s State Seal’s symbols.    (30 mins.)      

Log on to NJ Studies Weekly using your Username and Password:

Students will read NJ Studies Weekly #16 Article: “New Jersey Emblems” and only answer the 3

multiple choice questions at the bottom of the article.

 

Submit a photo of your multiple choice answers and send them to your teacher.

 

Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Thursday

Thursday, May 21, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/Ynxof7FOsSw

Math: Goal: Decompose fractions multiple ways. (30 mins.)

Students will practice IXL skill Q.3 decomposing fractions in more than one way for 30 minutes achieving 85% to 100%.

Responses are sent directly to the teacher.

Religion:  Goal: Identify ways to be an example for others.  (30 mins.)

Students will read: “Jesus teaches us that God’s law is love.”  pg. 267 and answer: What will I do today and over the weekend to be an example to others?  **In Journal copybook**

Submit photo to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.    

Reading:  Goal- connect music to the tone of the story (60 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 9 of The Guardians of Lore
  2. https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-nine-flight-of-the-bed

 

Every hero needs a playlist!

 

List 3 song titles that would reflect today’s events and would be playing in the background of Cal’s “car” as he travels.  They could be song titles that would show the energy of the situation, or something that might help Cal and Soy relax.  Write the artist’s name as well.

For example :    “Staying Alive” by the Bee Gees

 Writing:   Goal: use adverbs in writing (30 mins)

Imagine you are Cal, and you have just left a quick note to your mom on the kitchen table about today’s events so she won’t be worried about you.  Rip off a piece of scrap paper or use the back of an envelope from your recycle bin  and write a 3 sentence good bye note to your mom about why you are leaving.  Use 3 adverbs in your note and underline them.  Take a picture of it on your kitchen table.

 

Submit a picture of READING AND WRITING assignments to your teacher.

 

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

 

Science:  to demonstrate understanding of energy concepts (30 mins)

Go to the google link sent to your parents to take your science test.  Remember to leave your notes and books in another room and do not ask anyone for help. 

**Your scores will be recorded electronically and sent to your teacher.  Scores will be posted after everyone has taken the test.

 

Thank you for working so hard today. Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow!

Friday

Friday, May 22, 2020   

Broadcast:  https://youtu.be/YgFw2FXjgHw

MathGoal:  Add fractions with like denominators using area models.  (30 mins.)

Students will practice IXL “New” skill Add fractions with like denominators using area models located after Q.3 in list.   **30 minutes achieving between 85% and 100%.

Responses are sent directly to the teacher.

Religion:  Goal:  Review Key Words and Ideas for Chapter 23: The Ten Commandments. (30 mins.)

Students will complete only pg. 268.  They can use text pages 260-267 to answer the questions.

Submit a photo to your teacher.

TAKE A STRETCH BREAK, use the bathroom, and grab a drink.

Reading:  Goal- (45 mins)

  1. Read Chapter 10 of The Guardians of Lore

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/chapter-ten-pavidale

 

In your reading copybook, summarize the story events for Chapter 10  in 3-5 sentences.

 

Submit a picture of READING assignments to your teacher.

 

       Thank you for working so hard today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and see you on Monday!

 

 

Passport Countries/Attractions

**All Passports are due  on    Mar. 31 , 2020 .   Each book must be initialed by a parent.  
    
    who are reading     this month will be presenting on Mar. 31, 2020 .
ALL students will submit their passport for their independent reading grade for the month.

 

Specials Schedule

Monday           Art
Tuesday          Media
Wednesday    Gym
Thursday        Music
Friday             Spanish

Useful Links

http://archive.illusionfactory.com/projects/eca/shakeout/beatthequake/game/

https://www.everykidinapark.gov/

 

 

 

I have been teaching here for 25 years, and I am an alumni of SJRS. Currently I moderate the Rosary Club and the Robotics Club, and I spend my free time quilting, cross-stitching, and reading. Check out the Somers Point History Quilt my 4th grade made for math/social studies class a few years ago. It is located on the back wall of the multipurpose room.

Important News !!!

                                                                                               
   

      
Uniform reminders :  
              BOYS: BELTS!!   polo + shorts +  sneakers  + white socks
              GIRLS:  polo + skort + white  socks  + sneakers
—Can students read from their Kindles/electronic devices for class?
No.  Students MUST have paper books with them in the classroom.  No electronic devices are permitted.  Students may not read passport/reading log books from electronic devices as the page numbers are not compatible with the classroom requirements.
–Can I bring in a snack on pretzel day if I didn’t order?
No.  This is a PTA sponsored event.
–Can students have water bottles at their desk?
Please keep water bottles at home unless your child has a medical necessity for one.   We take a break in the morning and in the afternoon, and students are permitted to use the water fountain at these times.  They are a distraction in the classroom and often lead to spills.  Please leave them at home except on gym day.
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Phone: 609.927.2228 

Saint Joseph Regional School is located within Somers Point, NJ.  With close proximity to Atlantic and Cape May counties, it is a short drive to surrounding areas like Ocean City and Absecon Island.

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