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Welcome to Mrs. Colvin's 4/5 Combo Class.
 
 
EPIC Reading
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They also have learning videos as well. 
My Classroom code is tbp3833
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Week 12 - Last week- June 8-11

Week 12 Distance Learning: June 8-11. 😊 

 

This is our last week of distance learning for the school year.  I have loved being your teacher and am sorry we couldn’t spend it together at Vista Grande. I am proud of each of you for being flexible and learning how to work from home. You have become even more responsible for your own learning and managing your time so that you can turn in assignments when they are due. We all did our best during these unprecedented times and I hope you know how much I have missed being with you each day in our happy little Room 6 classroom. For my 5th graders, please come back and visit me when you can and congratulations on becoming intermediate school students!  For my 4th graders, I will see you next year when you are the big kids in 5th grade at Vista GrandeHave a safe and relaxing summer and remember to read lots of great books! 😊 

 

Monday- June 8 

It is Shreya’s birthday today so please send her a birthday greeting. You are all creative so please think of something fun to celebrate Shreya!.  

9:00- 9:30 Room 6 - Drop off your social studies book, any books that you borrowed and anything else that needs to be returned to Vista Grande. I have collected all your desk belongings and classroom materials that are yours and will be giving you a bag with your items today.  

  

   What 5th graders need to turn in TODAY:  

  • - Letter to your future self (homeroom class bag, labeled with your first and last name, and Colvin)  
  • - Social Studies home copy textbook (homeroom class bag, labeled with your first and last name, and Colvin 
  • - Daily Geo Map Booklet (homeroom class bag, labeled with your first and last name, and Colvin 
  • - Book report books you checked out for your American Revolution/Colonial Times book report (homeroom class bag, labeled with your first and last name, and Colvin 
  • - Classroom library books (for Waddell-Chow, Tredennick, or Colvin—bag and label accordingly)   
  • - Literature novels if you borrowed (bag and label to Mrs. Colvin)  
  • - Chromebooks and chargers (bag with first and last name, these will go to main office where you checked them out)  
  • - VG Library books (bag with first and last name, there will be a bin to collect)  
  • - Anything else you’ve borrowed from VG during your time here. It’s time to turn it all in! 

 

 

  • - 4th grade only:  
  • math toolkits (baggies with protractors, drawing triangles, etc...)-- put in a bag labeled with your first and last name, and Mrs. Waddell-Chow (so it gets to the right place)  
  • Social Studies home copy textbook (homeroom class bag, labeled with your first and last name, and Colvin) 
  • Classroom library books (for Waddell-Chow, Tredennick, or Colvin—bag and label accordingly)   
  • - Literature novels if you borrowed (bag and label to Mrs. Colvin)  
  • - Chromebooks and chargers (bag with first and last name, these will go to main office where you checked them out)  
  • - VG Library books (bag with first and last name, there will be a bin to collect)  
  • - Anything else you’ve borrowed from VG during your time here. It’s time to turn it all in! 

 

 

Please note, we do NOT need back any of your composition books, spirals, math workbooks, Wonders workbooks, etc... Just textbooks, library books, and other materials we use year after year listed above.  

  

You will drop off the items listed above and receive a bag with the contents of your desk and other work and materials that need to be passed back to you.   

   

With any extra time today, work on this COVID Time Capsule Project. It’s optional, and you don’t have to turn anything in to me.  

  

Tuesday, 6/9/2020:  

Work on the COVID Time Capsule Project from Monday's lesson. It’s optional, and you don’t have to turn anything in to me.   

  

Wednesday, 6/10/2020:  

Work on the COVID Time Capsule Project from Monday's lesson. It’s optional, and you don’t have to turn anything in to me.  

  

Thursday, 6/11/2020:   

5th Graders 

Get ready for your drive-through promotion! For students in Mrs. Colvin’s homeroom class, you are invited to have your parents or another loving adult drive you through the VG parking lot from10:00-10:20. Mrs. Treddenick’s class is driving through from 10:20-10:40 and Mrs. Waddell-Chow's class is from 10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. TODAY. We all can’t wait to see you and to give you a nice send-off from VG! You are official intermediate school students!!! 

Don’t forget to wear your tie-dye t-shirts! 

 

4th Graders-  

Congratulations, you are now officially the 5th graders at Vista Grande! The big kids on campus!!! See you in the fall and hope you have a wonderful summer! 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Year Important Reminders

Hello Room 6! It is almost the end of the school year. You should have received an email about how and when to return your Vista Grande belongings to school next week. Just in case, here is a breakdown of next week.
 
Monday, June 8 from 9:00-9:30 all Room 6 students will be dropping off textbooks, library book, borrowed classroom chapter books and any other items belonging to Vista Grande. I will be there to collect these items in the parking lot drive through. Please wear a mask and know that I wish I could hug you all, but I won't be able to. I will be giving you a bag with your name in it and all the desk and classroom belongings that are yours.
 
What 4th graders need to turn in on Monday:
  • Social Studies home copy textbook (turn in to homeroom class) 
  • Classroom library books (for Waddell-Chow, Tredennick, or Colvin)  
  • Literature novels if you borrowed from me
  • Chromebooks (these will go to main office where you checked them out) 
  • VG Library books (there will be a bin to collect) 
  • Anything else you’ve borrowed from VG during your time here. It’s time to turn it all in! 
  •  
 
 

What 5th graders need to turn in on Monday: 

  • Letter to your future self (this week’s writing assignment) 
  • Social Studies home copy textbook (turn in to homeroom class) 
  • Daily Geo Map Booklet (turn in to homeroom class) 
  • Book report books you checked out for your American Revolution/Colonial Times book report (turn in to homeroom class) 
  • Classroom library books (for Waddell-Chow, Tredennick, or Colvin)  
  • Literature novels if you borrowed one from me
  • Chromebooks (these will go to main office where you checked them out) 
  • VG Library books (there will be a bin to collect) 
  • Anything else you’ve borrowed from VG during your time here. It’s time to turn it all in! 
 
Friday, June 11 - 5th Grade Drive-By Promotion Celebration!
Room 6 time slot for this is from 10:00-10:20! I will be there waving and cheering for you. Congratulations on completion on elementary school. I wish you good luck as you move on to the next chapter of your life. Vista Grande will miss you, but middle school is going to be great! You can always come back and visit me when you have your minimum days! :)
 

Week 11- June 1-5

Week 11 Distance Learning: June 1-5 

 

***We have been focusing on Essential Standards for Literature for the last few weeks. This week we are focusing on Mindfulness, Stress, and Setting Goals for next year. The tips in these videos are valuable for next year and even for today. You will take the BrainPop quizzes on them when you finish the video. There is not going to be a 5th grade MS Forms quiz for this week, so make sure you do the BrainPop quizzes and IReady Reading!  

4th Grade is finishing Island of the Blue Dolphins and you have your last MS Forms quiz on the book. Please take the BrainPop quizzes as well.

 

****Happy Birthday to you Sam! Take some time to send Sam a Happy Birthday greeting. His birthday is today!

 

 

4th Grade Literature for June 1-5******************************* 

Monday1Work on making sure all your chapters are up to date for IBD. They are due on Friday, so don’t get behind in your Main Idea/Key Details for each chapter. You should have completed chapters 1-24 by today. 

  1. Watch the BrainPop on Mindfulness 

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=Mindfulness 

  1. Take the Quiz on Mindfulness

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/5dc59509050b2f87/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

 

Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 25 and 26 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edliopage under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your Main Idea/Key Detail reading questions for each of the chapters you read today.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday- 1. Work on making sure your IBD Main Ideas and Key Details are up to date. You should be finished with Chapters 1-26 by today.                     

  1.  Watch the BrainPop on Stress. 

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=Stress 

  1.   Take the Quiz on Stress. 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/c6131e36c56930ea/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

 

Thursday- Listen to Chapter 27, 28 and 2of IBD. This is the end of the book. I hope you have enjoyed reading and listening to the story. Answer your reading questions for these chapters. All Main Idea and Key Details for chapters 1-29 are due on Friday. 

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Friday- 1. Work on finishing your notes for IBD this week.  Turn in your IBD Main Ideas and Key Details for chapters 1-29 by 3:00 today! 

            2.. Watch the BrainPop on Setting Goals. 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/settinggoals/ 

  1.  Take the quiz on Setting Goals. 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/66c25700892de5a0/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

  1. Take the MS Forms for Week 11 - Fill out the attached MS Form quiz about Chapters 25-29 of  This is your last quiz on the book. 😊 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUOTBBUDQ0TENEUzZNTVdQTzZORlk4UkQ0Vy4u 

 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies and ABC Book Activity 

Monday- Lesson 3- The Rise of Southern California 

  • Read page 323- Southern California Grows. Take notes in your Word Document. 

Tuesday- Lesson 3 continued- New IndustriesAdd this section to your notes. 

  • Read pages 324-325. The Port of Los Angeles and The Oil Boom  

Wednesday- Lesson 3 continued- HollywoodAdd this section to your notes.  

  •  Read pages 326-327 and add information to your notes.

Thursday-  

  • Read the Datagraphic on page 333. California's Water System  
  • Answer these 3 questions for the last part of your notes on Chapter 9. Use the map on page 333 and pay close attention to what it is showing you. 
  • 1. Which aqueduct is the longest in California? 
  • 2. What used the most water in California in 2000? 
  • 3. How much water did fish farms use in 2000? You really have to look closely at the pie chart to get this answer. 😊 

 

Friday- Complete any missing parts of your Chapter 9 Social Studies notes. Make sure it is organized, detailed and has your name on it at the top. Turn in your Chapter 9 notes by 3:00 today. 

 

Alphabet Book 4th and 5th Grade Homeroom Only- Due June 5. That is this Friday. 😊 

ABC Book Letters for the week of June 1 - 5 

Monday- Letters S and T 

Tuesday- Letters U and V 

Wednesday- Letters W and X 

Thursday- Letters Y and Z 

Friday- ABC completed book due today. 

 

5th Grade Literature Assignments *********************** 

for June 1-5. 

 

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. I am recording who is logging in and how long you are working on IReady Reading. Some of you are NOT logging in and working for 30 minutes each time! This is part of your Literature grade for Trimester 3. 

 

TuesdayWatch BrainPop on Mindfulness and take thQuiz. Make sure you are clicking on your HOMEROOM CLASS BELOW! 

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=Mindfulness 

Quiz- 

 Room 6 

 https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/8c17ccff31fc346a/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Room 4 https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/8c17ccff31fc346a/periods/174c179acaed6566 

 

Room 5 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/8c17ccff31fc346a/periods/04603bd21356ec7f 

 

Wednesday1. Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking your progress on IReady. You should be reading and working for 60 minutes this week. 

 

ThursdayWatch the BrainPop on Stress and take the Quiz. 

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=Stress 

Quiz- 

 Room 6 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/5f23d7e725b06a5e/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Room 4 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/5f23d7e725b06a5e/periods/174c179acaed6566 

 

Room 5 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/5f23d7e725b06a5e/periods/04603bd21356ec7f 

 

Friday- Watch the BrainPop on Setting Goals and take the Quiz. 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/settinggoals/ 

Quiz- 

Room 6 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/fbb02bf87b7abdd0/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Room 4 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/fbb02bf87b7abdd0/periods/174c179acaed6566 

 

Room 5 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/fbb02bf87b7abdd0/periods/04603bd21356ec7f 

 

There is not a 5th Grade MS Forms Chapter book reading quiz for this week. 😊  

Make sure you have done iReady for 60 minutes and taken all 3 BrainPop Quizzes. 

 

Special Assignment for 5th Graders only in Room 6: 

Write a letter to your 6th grade future self. Write a letter and put it in a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Bring it to school when you return your social studies textbook and any other books you need to return on Monday, June 8. I will mail your letter during the last week of school next year.  😊 

Monday- This week you’ll be writing a letter to your future self. It is an activity we do every year with 5th grade. I just put last year’s letters in the mail for last year’s 5th grade class to receive! Next year, sometime in June, you will receive yours.  

Today, take some time to gather your thoughts. What have you enjoyed about 5th grade, pre- and post- Covid? What are you worried about for next year? What are you looking forward to? Just spend some time reflecting and thinking today. Tomorrow, you’ll begin to write your letter.   

Tuesday- Write a paragraph about what you liked most about your 5th grade year, pre- and post- Covid.  You could include things like school subject, friends, happy memories, special events, or day-to-day routines.  Your paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.   You can choose to type it or write it out by hand, but either way, you’ll be bringing a paper copy of the letter to school to turn in along with your textbooks and other materials next week. 

Wednesday- Add to your letter today.  Write a paragraph about what you are worried about for 6th grade. Your paragraph should be 5-8 sentences.   

Thursday- Add to your letter today.  Write a paragraph about what you are most looking forward to in 6th grade. Your paragraph should be 5-8 sentences. Be sure to sign your letter in cursive. An example would be “Love, 5th grade (your name). 

Friday- Put your letter into an envelope and have an adult help you write your address on the front of the envelope. If you know you are moving (or you might move) between now and the end of the next school year, you can send your letter to someone you know won’t move (like a grandparent or other relative). Ask an adult to help you put on the correct postage for your letter—either a Forever stamp or a Forever international/global stamp if your letter is going abroad (out of the country). Put this letter somewhere safe so you’re ready to bring it to school next week when it’s time.   

 
 

 

 

5th Grade Social Studies and ABC Book Activity - Room 6 ONLY! 

Monday- Continue Lesson 3. The Peace of Paris 

  • Read page 417 and add to your chapter 12 notes for today.  

Tuesday- Continue Lesson 3- The Results of the War  

  • Read page 418 and add to your notes. 

Wednesday- Continue Lesson 3 - Biography of James Armistead. 

  • Read page 419. 

Thursday - Work on your chapter 12 notes  

Friday- Chapter 12 notes due to me by 3:00. 

 

 

Alphabet Book 4th and 5th Grade Homeroom Only- Due June 5. 

ABC Book Letters for the week of June 1 - 5 

Monday- Letters S and T 

Tuesday- Letters U and V 

Wednesday- Letters W and X 

Thursday- Letters Y and Z 

Friday- ABC completed book due today. 

 

 

 

Week 10- May 26-29

Week 10 Distance Learning: May 26- May 29 

I hope you all had a happy Memorial Day! There were no assignments for Monday, May 25.  

This week we are focusing on Test Preparation and Test Taking Skills. Watch the BrainPops and hopefully you will learn some great strategies for next year. 

 

4th Grade Literature for May 26-29: ******************************* 

Monday- Memorial Day! No School. 

 

Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 21 and 22 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edlio page under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your Main Idea/Key Detail reading questions for each of the chapters you read today. Chapters 1-29 will be due next Friday, June 5. 

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday- 1. Work on your Book Report that is due on FridayIt will not be IBD since we are not done with the book until next week.  4th graders are only turning in a book report of a chapter book they have been reading since Week 1 of Distance Learning. It can be By the Great Horned Spoon or another chapter book you have read. Remember that all Book Report choices are on my Edlio page. You need to pick one to do and turn it in by Friday.  When we are finished with IBD you will then turn in your Main Idea and 3 Key Detail notes you have been taking for the whole book. 

  1. Watch the BrainPop on Test Prep 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/testpreparation/ 

  1. Watch the BrainPop on Test Taking Skills  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/testtakingskills/ 

*** 4th Grade-You just need to watch the videos. You do not need to take the quizzes for this week. These BrainPop’s will help you get ready for next year. 

 

Thursday(FYI-I will be starting report cards today so I may not be able to answer questions that you may have.) Listen to Chapter 23 and 2of IBD. Answer your reading questions for these chapters.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

FridayTurn in your Book Report on whatever chapter book you have been reading since Week 1. Book Report due by 3:00 today! Take your MS Forms quiz on IBD for this week. 

  • MS Forms for Week 10- Fill out the attached MS Form quiz about Chapters 21-2of IBD. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUN0dKSjFBSDZFUjRWR1hXQlA0UFZQNEVINy4u 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies and ABC Book Activity 

Chapter 9- ECONOMIC GROWTH 

Monday- Memorial Day. No School. 

 

TuesdayLesson 2 – Coming to California 

(Land of Opportunity and Traveling to California) 

Read pages 314-317. Make sure you answer the following questions in your notes:  

  1. Watch the video about Angel Island. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMVzI4xpPp4 
  1. What law was meant to prevent Chinese immigrants from entering the United States? See page 317 in your textbook. 
  1. What is Angel Island? Why was it used? 

 

Wednesday- Continue Lesson 2  

(Living and Working in a New Land) 

Read pages 318-319Take notes using the Word Document you started. Make sure you answer the following question in your notes: 

  1. What are some ways that immigrants have made California richer and more diverse? Write a paragraph explaining how they contributed to California.  
  2. Use the map of California on page 319 to answer these questions. 
  • What cities did the German immigrant group live? 
  • What cities did the Chinese immigrant group live? 
  • What cities did the Japanese immigrant group live? 

 

 Thursday- Continue Lesson 2 

(Migration to California) 

Read pages 320-321. Take notes in your Word Document. Make sure you answer the following questions in your notes: 

Watch video on Allen Allensworth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7M4hHuOJ0g 

  1. Why did many African Americans choose to settle in California? 
  2. Why did immigrants leave their homelands to come to California? 

 

Friday- Watch this read aloud book called, Coming to America Write about 3 things that you learned by listening to this book. Add them to your notes for your Word Document for Chapter 9. Title it 3 Things I Learned from Coming to America.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9_W6RewZho 

 

Alphabet Book 4th and 5th Grade Homeroom Only- Due June 5. 

Watch these BrainPop Videos to help you with your ABC Book. You do not need to take the quizzes. 

Coronavirus  

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ 

How Soap Works  

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=How+Soap+Works 

Flattening the Curve 

https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/news/flatteningthecurve/ 

 

ABC Book Letters for the week of May 26- May 29 

Monday- No school- Memorial Day 

Tuesday- Letters K and L 

Wednesday- Letters M and N 

Thursday- Letters O and P 

Friday- Letters Q and R. Send me a copy of your letters K-R on Friday. 

 

 

5th Grade Literature Assignments *********************** 

for May 18- May 22 

This week we are focusing on Test Preparation and Test Taking Skills. Watch the BrainPops and hopefully you will learn some great strategies for next year. Take the quiz for each BrainPop. 

 

Monday- Memorial Day. No School so ENJOY your day off! 

 

TuesdayWork on your Book Report or if needed, read for 30 minutes in your chapter book.  Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. You will turn in a complete Main Idea and Key Detail Summary for each chapter you are reading. This is also due on May 29 with your Book Report. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

If you are done with your Book Report, then work for 30 minutes on iReady Reading. I will count it as extra credit for literature! 😊 

 

Wednesday1. Log in to your IReady account for 15 minutes. (I shortened the time for iReady Reading today because I want you to watch two BrainPop Videos and take both quizzes.)  

  1.   Watch the BrainPop on Test Prep. Take the quiz clicking on the link that is below your homeroom number. 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/testpreparation/ 

Quiz on Test Prep 

Room 6 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d61727f337a35b6d/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

Room 4 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d61727f337a35b6d/periods/174c179acaed6566 

Room 5 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d61727f337a35b6d/periods/04603bd21356ec7f 

  1.  Watch the BrainPop on Test Taking Skills and take the quiz clicking on the link below your homeroom number. 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/testtakingskills/ 

Quiz on Test Taking Skills 

Room 6 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/aea3e4f2d2d19475/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

Room 4 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/aea3e4f2d2d19475/periods/174c179acaed6566 

Room 5 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/aea3e4f2d2d19475/periods/04603bd21356ec7f 

 

 

 

Thursday(I am starting report cards today, so if I don’t answer your question quickly, that is why.) Work on your Book Report and Main Idea and Key Details of all chapters from your book that are due tomorrow. Your Main Ideas/Key Details should be organized, full of details and easy to follow. You need to title each of your chapters with a chapter number. I am looking for well-written sentences that are full of details! 

 

 

FridayBook Report and Main Idea and Key Details for all chapters are due today by 3:00. Turn in all your work! 

There is no 5th Grade MS Forms Chapter book reading quiz for this week. 😊 I will be grading your BrainPop Quizzes for Literature. 

***Make sure you have done both BrainPop quizzes for this week.*** 

 

 

5th Grade Social Studies and ABC Book Activity - Room 6 ONLY! 

MondayNo School 

 

TuesdayContinue Lesson 2 

  • Read page 405. Betrayal and War in the WestTake notes on your reading. 
  • Watch Liberty Kids Video – Benedict Arnold- Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7iEYAhANMs 

 

Wednesday- Continue Lesson 2 

  • Read pages 406 and 407. The War at Sea . Take notes on your reading. 
  • Watch Liberty Kids Video- John Paul Jones- Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 

Liberty Kids Video-John Paul Jones.  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQQt0ro9YS8 

 

Thursday-Lesson 3 – Peace and Independence 

  • Read page 414. The War Moves To The South. Take notes on your reading. 
  • Watch Liberty Kids Video- Bunker Hill- Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 

Liberty Kids Video- Bunker Hill.  

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

 

Friday- Lesson 3 continued. 

  • Read page 416. The Battle of Yorktown. Take notes on your reading. 
  • Watch Liberty Kids Video – Yorktown- Take notes. 

Liberty Kids Video- Yorktown. Take notes and add to your Word Document. 

Watch Liberty Kids on Battle of Yorktown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgx7QAQPs6Y 

 

Alphabet Book 4th and 5th Grade Homeroom Only- Due June 5. 

Watch these BrainPop Videos to help you with your ABC Book. You do not need to take the quizzes. 

Coronavirus  

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ 

How Soap Works  

https://www.brainpop.com/search/?keyword=How+Soap+Works 

Flattening the Curve 

https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/news/flatteningthecurve/ 

 

ABC Book Letters for the week of May 26- May 29 

Monday- No school- Memorial Day 

Tuesday- Letters K and L 

Wednesday- Letters M and N 

Thursday- Letters O and P 

Friday- Letters Q and R. Send me a copy of your letters K-R on Friday. 

 
 

 

 

Week 9 Distance Learning. May 18- May 22

Week 9 Distance Learning: May 18- May 22 

 

Literature Essential Standards Focus Topics to Date: 

Main IdeaWhat the story/chapter is mostly about. 

Key Details-Supporting details that tell: How, When, What, Where, Why, How Much, and How Many. Refers to the Main Idea. 

Point of ViewWho is telling the story?  

1st Person= Narrator uses “I” 

2nd Person= Narrator uses “YOU” 

3rd Person= Narrator uses the character's NAME or “HE”, “SHE”, or “THEY”. 

Reading and Note-Taking Skills- Preview the text to get the main idea. When you read something that confuses you, you need to stop and re-read. If you can tell someone about what you just read, then you are retaining the information. When you take notes, the main purpose is to write down the key ideas/details and create a system that works for you. Note-taking can be any or all of the following ideas.  Color-coding your notes, taking bullet notes on the text, writing main idea and key details, and highlighting vocabulary.  

Literary GenresThe 4 main literary genres are poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama. There are subgenres in each category. For example, in the fiction genre there are subgenres such as fantasy, mystery, realistic fiction, historical fiction and romance.  

Theme - In a story it is the underlying message, or “big idea” that the author is wanting to teach the reader. It is universal in nature. Some popular themes in literature are: Love, Death, Good vs Evil, and Survival. There are many more popular themes that you will read about in books, these are just a few. 

 

4th Grade Literature for May 18-22: ******************************* 

Monday1. Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 20 minutes. 

  1. WatchtheBrainPop on Literary Genres.  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/literarygenres/ 

 

Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 17 and 18 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edlio page under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your Main Idea/Key Detail reading questions for each of the chapters you read today.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3.Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday- 1. Log in to your IReady account for 20 minutes. I will be checking IReady accounts for who is doing their work each week. 

  1.   Watch the BrainPop on Theme

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/theme/ 

 

Thursday- Listen to Chapter 19 and 20 of IBD. Answer your reading questions for Chapters 19 and 20.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Friday- Work on your Book Report for the Chapter book you have been reading. See link to the choices for your Book Report on my Edlio page. If you have already turned in a book report to me, then please find a new chapter book to read. This should be a different book than Island of the Blue Dolphins. (IBD) 

  • MS Forms for Week 9- Fill out the attached MS Form quiz about Chapters 17-20 of IBD.  

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJURUZFVFpVSFVJRVlNNDQwVk1NMU5RN1ZVSC4u 

 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies and ABC Book Activity 

You will be finishing Chapter 8 and beginning Chapter 9 this week in Social Studies.  

Chapter 8 – CONNECTING CALIFORNIA ***All notes are due today!*** 

MondayMake sure all your notes for Chapter 8 are detailed, organized and written in a MS Word Document. Today you need to send me your MS Word Document for Chapter 8. Remember to get Extra Credit you need to take notes on the videos from last week. These should have a title of what video you watched along with your extra credit notes. 

 

Tuesday- We are starting Chapter 9 today!  

Chapter 9- ECONOMIC GROWTH 

Lesson 1- Farming Becomes a Big Business 

Read pages 306-310. 

Take notes using a Word Document. You will send me the Word Document for Chapter 9 when we have finished reading and doing the activities. Make sure it is an organized document with Lesson headings and your name on it. 

 

Watch video on California Oranges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acTpVIGOR8E 

Extra Credit- Include anything you learned from any of the videos listed for this week in your Chapter 9 notes, you will get extra credit. Make sure you write the video title or name and what you learned in your notes.   

 

Wednesday-  

  1. Read page 311 on Luther Burbank. What is he famous for? Add thesedetails to your notes in your Word Document. 
  2. Watch short video on Luther Burbankhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kyzCLZ3q2U
  3. 3.Watchthe BrainPop on Railroad History https://www.brainpop.com/technology/transportation/railroadhistory/ 

Extra Credit- Include anything you learned from any of the videos listed for this week in your Chapter 9 notes, you will get extra credit. Make sure you write the video title or name and what you learned in your notes.   

 

Thursday-  

  1. WatchtheBrainPop on Westward Expansion https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/westwardexpansion/ 

Complete BrainPop Worksheet on Westward Expansion. If the link doesn’t work, go to BrainPop and see assignments for 4th grade. 

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/36f1c90b19aa6858/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

Extra Credit- Include anything you learned from any of the videos listed for this week in your Chapter 9 notes, you will get extra credit. Make sure you write the video title or name and what you learned in your notes.   

 

Friday No Social Studies today. It’s a minimum day. You do have your ABC Book to work on. See below for directions. 

 

Alphabet Book 4th and 5th Grade Homeroom Only- Due June 5. 

Assignment: Create an alphabet book about coronavirus and the unique way we are living because of it. So, your book might include words about the actual virus (like coronavirus, COVID19, fever), people who are trying to help us conquer the disease (Fauci, Garcetti), ways to fight or prevent the virus from spreading (face mask), or ways your life has changed because of COVID19 (distance learning). 
 

Each page will be a different letter of the alphabet book (A-Z, obviously). 

  • Each page should have the following: 
  1.  The word you chose. 
  2.  At least one sentence explaining the importance of the word or what the word means.  (Your sentence (s) should be 4th/5th grade sentences, meaning that they should be detailed, with adjectives, adverbs, an/or prepositional phrases.) 
  3.   A picture that relates to the word used. 
  • You may draw a picture. 
  • You may download and paste a picture.  
  • You may create a picture on the computer. 
  • You may take a picture with a camera to illustrate the word or action. 
  • You should check your sentences for grammar and spelling mistakes. 

Make this alphabet book something that you can keep, to remember this time. This is a time that will be part of history books and, as much as we might not like it, we are living this history. You’ll want to remember details to tell people when you’re an adult. Did you know that Mayor Garcetti is using L. A. Times articles from 1918 to help guide him in his decisions about today? 

You’ll create 2 pages a day, for a total of 26 pages. The entire project is due on June 2, but I will ask you to send me pages throughout to check your progress. I will not post these directions every week. If you need to re-read the directions it will be on my Edlio page on the right-hand side labeled ABC Book. 

Your book may be created on Word, Power Point, or by hand. If you have another idea, that’s fine. Whichever program you choose should be one that you can share with me throughout the project, as well as at the end. 

See Mrs. Tredennick's Edlio page for picture ideas of ABC books for inspiration. 

Most books have the same type of layout for the whole book. For example, one book might have a sentence that include the words, along with paragraphs giving more detail. Another might use words in a rhyming sentence. A third might have a central character interacting with the words throughout the book, telling a story throughout. 

You can also go on to an ebook site to look at examples. 

ABC Book Letters for the week of May 18- May 22 

Monday- Letters A and B 

Tuesday- Letters C and D 

Wednesday- Letters E and F 

Thursday- Letters G and H 

Friday- Letters I and J. Send me a copy of your letters A-J on Friday. 

 
 

 

 

5th Grade Literature Assignments *********************** 

for May 18- May 22 

 

Monday1. Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. I am recording who is logging and how long you are working on IReady Reading. Some of you are NOT logging in and working for 30 minutes each time! This is part of your Literature grade for Trimester 3. 

  1. WatchBrainPopon Literary Genres. There will be questions on your Friday MS Forms quiz about Literary Genres. 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/literarygenres/ 

 

Tuesday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. You will turn in a complete Main Idea and Key Detail Summary for each chapter you are reading. This is also due on May 29 with your Book Report. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday1. Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking your progress on IReady. You should be reading and working for 60 minutes this week. 

  1. Watch BrainPop on Theme. There will be questions on your MS Forms quiz on Friday about Theme. 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/theme/ 

 

Thursday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Friday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

Book Report and Main Ideas and Key Details are both due on May 29. That’s next Friday!!! 

5th Grade MS Forms Chapter book reading quiz for this week. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUNFlUTjFMMFFBNlJJWVJYQlAxT0xCRjRaUi4u 

 

 

5th Grade Social Studies and ABC Book Activity - Room 6 ONLY! 

I have broken down Chapter 12 into smaller sections because the textbook goes through the American Revolution very fast. Some days you will be reading the text and taking notes and other days you will be watching videos that teach more about certain battles and people of the American Revolution. You do need to take notes on the videos and add them to your Word Document for Chapter 12. Please stay organized while you are taking notes. There should be clear headings or titles for each day. 

Monday- Continue Lesson 2. 

  • Read page 403 and take notes on Help from Europe and The French Join the Fight. 
  • Liberty Kids Video- Alexander Hamilton- An American in Paris. Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 

                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbfq2Kc-f0M 

 

Tuesday- Continue with Lesson 2 topic 

  • Watch Liberty Kids Video- Lafayette Arrives- The French Joins the Fight. Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AygIRlmffX8 

 

Wednesday- Continue with Lesson 2 topic 

  • Watch Liberty Kids- Allies at Last. Take notes and add to your Word Document. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAO66W06yyg 

 

Thursday- Continue Lesson 2 

  • Read page 404. Winter at Valley Forge and Training Soldiers 
  • Watch Liberty Kids Video- Valley Forge- Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvY9UiCb_zk 

 

Friday- Minimum Day. No Social Studies or Grammar. See below for your ABC Book that you are working on. 

Make sure you did your literature MS Form for the week. 

 

 

Alphabet Book 4th and 5th Grade Homeroom Only Due June 5. 

Assignment: Create an alphabet book about coronavirus and the unique way we are living because of it. So, your book might include words about the actual virus (like coronavirus, COVID19, fever), people who are trying to help us conquer the disease (Fauci, Garcetti), ways to fight or prevent the virus from spreading (face mask), or ways your life has changed because of COVID19 (distance learning). 
 

Each page will be a different letter of the alphabet book (A-Z, obviously). 

  • Each page should have the following: 
  1.  The word you chose. 
  2.  At least one sentence explaining the importance of the word or what the word  means.  (Your sentence (s) should be 4th/5th grade sentences, meaning that they should be detailed, with adjectives, adverbs, an/or prepositional phrases.) 
  3.  A picture that relates to the word used. 
  • You may draw a picture. 
  • You may download and paste a picture.  
  • You may create a picture on the computer. 
  • You may take a picture with a camera to illustrate the word or action. 
  • You should check your sentences for grammar and spelling mistakes. 

Make this alphabet book something that you can keep, to remember this time. This is a time that will be part of history books and, as much as we might not like it, we are living this history. You’ll want to remember details to tell people when you’re an adult. Did you know that Mayor Garcetti is using L. A. Times articles from 1918 to help guide him in his decisions about today? 

You’ll create 2 pages a day, for a total of 26 pages. The entire project is due on June 2, but I will ask you to send me pages throughout to check your progress. I will not post these directions every week. If you need to re-read the directions it will be on my Edlio page on the right-hand side labeled ABC Book. 

Your book may be created on Word, Power Point, or by hand. If you have another idea, that’s fine. Whichever program you choose should be one that you can share with me throughout the project, as well as at the end. 

See Mrs. Tredennick's Edlio page for picture ideas of ABC books for inspiration. 

Most books have the same type of layout for the whole book. For example, one book might have a sentence that include the words, along with paragraphs giving more detail. Another might use words in a rhyming sentence. A third might have a central character interacting with the words throughout the book, telling a story throughout. 

You can also go on to an ebook site to look at examples. 

ABC Book Letters for the week of May 18- May 22 

Monday- Letters A and B 

Tuesday- Letters C and D 

Wednesday- Letters E and F 

Thursday- Letters G and H 

Friday- Letters I and J. Send me a copy of your letters A-J on Friday. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading and Note-Taking Skills

IReady 60 minutes a week. (30 min Mon. & 30 Minutes Wed.) Reading Chapter Book 3 times a week (Tues, Thur. & Fri.) taking Main Idea and Key Detail notes. MS Forms quiz for 5th Grade on Friday. 4th MS Forms IBD on Friday. Book Report due May 29.

Week 8 Distance Learning May 11-15

Week 8 Distance Learning: May 11- May 15 

 

Literature Essential Standards Focus Topics to Date: 

Main IdeaWhat the story/chapter is mostly about. 

Key Details-Supporting details that tell: How, When, What, Where, Why, How Much, and How Many. Refers to the Main Idea. 

Point of ViewWho is telling the story?  

1st Person= Narrator uses “I” 

2nd Person= Narrator uses “YOU” 

3rd Person= Narrator uses the character's NAME or “HE”, “SHE”, or “THEY”. 

Reading and Note-Taking Skills- Preview the text to get the main idea. When you read something that confuses you, you need to stop and re-read. If you can tell someone about what you just read, then you are retaining the information. When you take notes, the main purpose is to write down the key ideas/details and create a system that works for you. Note-taking can be any or all of the following ideas.  Color-coding your notes, taking bullet notes on the text, writing main idea and key details, and highlighting vocabulary.  

 

 

4th Grade Literature for May 11-15: ******************************* 

4th Grade-Monday1. Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 20 minutes. 

  1. WatchBrainPop on Reading Skills. This video teaches skills that will help you with Social Studies and Science.  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/readingskills/ 

4th grade-Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 13 and 14 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edlio page under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your Main Idea/Key Detail reading questions for each of the chapters you read today.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1. Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2. Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)3.

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

4th Grade-Wednesday- 1. Log in to your IReady account for 20 minutes. I will be checking IReady accounts for who is doing their work each week. 

  1. Watch BrainPop on Note Taking Skills (There are some great ideas that will help you next year in 5th grade.) 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/notetakingskills/ 

 

4th Grade-Thursday- Listen to Chapter 15 and 16 of IBD. Answer your reading questions for Chapters 7 and 8.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1. Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2. Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

4th Grade-Friday- Work on your Book Report for the Chapter book you have been reading. See link to the choices for your Book Report on my Edlio page. If you have already turned in a book report to me, then please find a new chapter book to read. This should be a different book than Island of the Blue Dolphins. (IBD) 

 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies and Grammar 

You will begin Chapter 8 this week in Social Studies. Remember to use the BrainPop videos you watch this week to help you with your Reading Skills and Notetaking for the chapter. 

Chapter 8 – CONNECTING CALIFORNIA 

4th Grade-Monday- Lesson 1- From Stagecoach to Railroad 

  • Read pages 280-285 
  • Take notes using a Word Document. You will send me the Word Document for Chapter 8 when we have finished reading and doing the activities. Make sure it is an organized document with Lesson headings and your name on it. 
  • Watch the Pony Express Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hjXUmCeppU 
  • Watch Morse Code. What is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy8BaMs_JuI\ 
  • Extra Credit- Include anything you learned from any of the videos listed for this week in your Chapter 8 notes, you will get extra credit. Make sure you write the video title or name and what you learned in your notes.   

4th Grade-Tuesday- Lesson 2- Planning the Railroad 

4th Grade-Wednesday- Lesson 3- Immigrants Build the Railroad 

4th Grade-Thursday-  

  • Read about Lew Chew on page 296. 
  • Read about a Field Trip to Chinatown on pages 300-301. 
  • You do not need to take notes on the reading for today. 

 

Grammar – You may have to log on to PVPUSD Portal and click on BrainPop Icon to access Movie or Quiz. I tried to make it simple and attach a link here. If it’s not working, go to PVPUSD Portal and log in just like you do for Science. 

MondayPunctuation  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/punctuation/ 

Quiz for 4th Grade https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/c6cef9a5ecc23eae/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

 

Tuesday I-vs-Me  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/ivsme/ 

Quiz for 4th Grade https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d8dbfaf804a4afce/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

 

WednesdayVerbs 

 https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/verbsandtheirobjects/ 

Quiz for 4th Grade https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/e40ea13d45707202/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

 

ThursdayParts of Speech (a good review of Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs) 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/partsofspeech/ 

Quiz for 4th Grade https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/248aeaaea0b6deaf/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

 

Friday- No Grammar assigned. Make sure all your work for the week is done. 

 

 

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5th Grade Assignments ******************************** 

Literature for May 11- May 15: 

Monday1. Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. I am recording who is logging and how long you are working on IReady Reading. Some of you are NOT logging in and working for 30 minutes each time! This is part of your Literature grade for Trimester 3. 

  1. WatchBrainPopon Reading Skills. This video teaches skills that will help you with Social Studies and Science.  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/readingskills/ 

 

Tuesday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. You will turn in a complete Main Idea and Key Detail Summary for each chapter you are reading. This is also due on May 29 with your Book Report. 

1. Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2. Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday1. Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking your progress on IReady. You should be around 60 minutes for the week. 

  1. WatchBrainPopon Note Taking Skills ***Very helpful for all of you going to middle school next year. There will be questions from both BrainPop movies in your Friday MS Forms Quiz.  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/notetakingskills/ 

 

Thursday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1. Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2. Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Friday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1. Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2. Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

Book Report and Main Ideas and Key Details are both due on May 29. 

 

5th Grade MS Forms Chapter book reading quiz for this week.  THIS IS REQUIRED EACH WEEK!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJURDdZM1pNR0ZCNFE2NEJNSUtYUVUxTjFLRi4u 

 

5th Grade Social Studies and Grammar: 

You will begin Chapter 12 this week in Social Studies. Remember to use the BrainPop videos you watch this week to help you with your Reading Skills and Notetaking for the chapter. I have broken down Chapter 12 into smaller sections because the textbook goes through the American Revolution very fast. Some days you will be reading the text and taking notes and other days you will be watching videos that teach more about certain battles and people of the American Revolution. You do need to take notes on the videos and add them to your Word Document. Please stay organized while you are taking notes. There should be clear headings or titles for each day. 

Chapter 12- THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 

Monday- Lesson 1- Fighting the War 

  • Read pages 390-396. 
  • Take notes using a Word Document. You will send me the Word Document for Chapter 12 when we have finished reading and doing the activities. Make sure it is an organized document with Lesson headings and your name on it. 

 

Tuesday- Video and Notes 

  • Liberty Kids Video- The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.  Lexington and Concord. Take notes and add to your Word Document. 

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

  • Watch School House Rock Video- No More Kings 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8BwWBc571k 

 

Wednesday- Lesson 2- American Victories 

  • Read pages 401. Washington’s Army Attacks 
  • Take notes on: The Battle of Trenton using the Word Document you started yesterday. 
  • Watch School House Rock video about The Shot Heard Around the World. 

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

  • Liberty Kids Video- Across the Delaware (Battle at Trenton) Take notes and add to your Word Document. 

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2BkcZm-JAM 

 

Thursday- Continue Lesson 2- American Victories 

  • Add to your notes from page 401 in your text. Take notes on: Another Patriot Victory. 
  • Watch Liberty Kids Video- Yorktown. Take notes and add to your Word Document. 

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgx7QAQPs6Y 

 

Friday- Continue Lesson 2- Turning Points of the War 

  • Read page 402. Marching to Saratoga and Victory at Saratoga. Take notes and add to your Word Document for Chapter 12. 
  • Liberty Kids Video- Battle of Saratoga. Take notes and add to your Word Document. 

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDv2Nb0FQd0

 

 

 

Grammar - You may have to log on to PVPUSD Portal and click on BrainPop Icon to access Movie or Quiz. I tried to make it simple and attach a link here. If it’s not working, go to PVPUSD Portal and log in just like you do for Science. 

 

Monday- Punctuation  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/punctuation/ 

5th Grade Quiz https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/c6cef9a5ecc23eae/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Tuesday- I-vs-Me  

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/ivsme/ 

5th Grade Quiz  

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/d8dbfaf804a4afce/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Wednesday- Verbs 

 https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/verbsandtheirobjects/ 

5th Grade Quiz 

 https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/e40ea13d45707202/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Thursday- Parts of Speech (a good review of Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs) 

https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/partsofspeech/ 

5th grade Quiz  

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/248aeaaea0b6deaf/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

Friday- No Grammar assigned. Make sure all your work for the week is done. 

 

Distance Learning Week 7 May 4- May 8.

Week 7 Distance Learning: May 4 – May 8. 

Reminder- Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day.  

Do something nice for your Mom! 😊 

  

Literature Essential Standards Focus: 

Main IdeaWhat the story/chapter is mostly about. 

Key Details-Supporting details that tell: How, When, What, Where, Why, How Much, and How Many. Refers to the Main Idea. 

Point of ViewWho is telling the story?  

1st Person= Narrator uses “I” 

2nd Person= Narrator uses “YOU” 

3rd Person= Narrator uses the character's NAME or “HE”, “SHE”, or “THEY”. 

 

 

4th Grade Literature for May 4 – May 8: ************************** 

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. 

 

Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 9 and 10 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edlio page under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your Main Idea/Key Detail reading questions for each of the chapters you read today.  

Think about the author’s Point of View while you read. Who is telling the story?  

See Essential Standards for this week that are listed above. 

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday- Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking IReady accounts for who is doing their work each week. 

 

Thursday- Listen to Chapter 11 and 12 of IBD. Answer your reading questions for Chapters 7 and 8.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3.Key Detail #2

4.Key Detail #3

 

Friday- Work on your Book Report for the Chapter book you have been reading. See link to the choices for your Book Report on my Edlio page. If you have already turned in a book report to me, then please find a new chapter book to read. This should be a different book than Island of the Blue Dolphins. (IBD) 

  • MS Forms for Week 7- Fill out the attached MS Form about Chapters 9-12 of IBD. This MS Form is due by Sunday night, May 10 before 10:00 p.m. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUMFBDSEIyRzRQT0ZCT1g4NkMyMTJOOTI4VS4u 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies, State Report and Grammar: 

Monday 5/4 and Tuesday 5/5 State Report 

  • Slide 5Are there differences in season, temperature, or precipitation within your state? Why or why not? 

Finally, start your 5th slide for your Climate PowerPoint presentation. It’s about how the seasons, weather, or precipitation are different in your state depending on where you are. This is usually the toughest slide for 4th and 5th graders to get right.   

Let me give you an example of what I will be looking for. (4th graders may re-word my ideas to make them your own, don’t just copy my words.)  If you were writing about California, you would say that southern California temperatures are mild year-round.  In the fall, we have Santa Ana winds and wildfires, then in winter we get a rainy season.  However, in the Central Valley their summers and winters are significantly hotter and colder than the weather down here, because they’re between two mountain ranges. There are also deserts and other climates you could talk about within the state.    

The point of this slide is to connect what we’ve learned about geography this year with your state’s climate. Describe any differences that there are inside of your state and mention why these differences exist—does it rain more in one area or is it milder in another area because it’s along the coast of the ocean? Is it colder at the higher elevations in your state? Is there a desert, and do you know why?    

You’ll work on this slide today and Tuesday.  You can do complete sentences or bullet points with complete thoughts.  You only have to do ONE slide with this information, so don’t go too overboard with details—just general statements are OK.   

 
Monday Grammar (Try your best on the quizzes. They will not lower your grade. They are for practice and showing effort.) 

Pronouns  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/personalpronouns/ 

Schoolhouse Rock  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koZFca8AkT0 

MS Forms  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUNVI5MkdJNUEyTkVVWlk4T0s5R0pHMTdYVi4u 

Tuesday Grammar 

Adjectives  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/adjectives/ 

School House Rock   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkuuZEey_bs 

Adjectives Quiz https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUQVpLM0VSVU1QQ1RITDRLRFRJM05ZUjlVTi4u

 

 

Wednesday 5/6 State Report- Finish any incomplete slides for your Climate PowerPoint and turn in TODAY! 

Wednesday Grammar 

Adverbs  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/adverbs/ 

Schoolhouse Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14fXm4FOMPM 

Adverbs Quiz https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJURU1GVjBQMjVGNFdVSUhBNzVWRlQ5WTlCWC4u

 

 

Thursday 5/7 and Friday 5/8 Social Studies- 4th Grade: Choose an activity, video, or virtual field trip from my Links area on Edlio. Email me what you chose to do for each of these days and write up a mini summary of what you learned. You will write one summary for what you chose to do on Thursday and another summary for what you chose for Friday. You can even watch a Liberty Kids video if you would like. I am trying to have you see all the links and resources I have listed and allow you to choose what you are interested in. Next week we will start Chapter 8 in Social Studies. 

Thursday Grammar 

Interjections  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/interjections/ 

Schoolhouse Rock   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkAX7Vk3JEw 

Interjections Quiz https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/e8481b0207862fb6/periods/044c5584cb737a15 

Friday 5/8 

There is no grammar for today. Happy Friday! 

 

 

 

5th Grade Assignments ******************************** 

Literature for May 4- May 8: 

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. I am recording who is logging and how long you are working on IReady Reading. Some of you are NOT logging in and working for 30 minutes each time! 

Tuesday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read.  

Think about the author’s Point of View while you read. Who is telling the story?  

See Essential Standards for this week that are listed above. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3.Key Detail #2

4.Key Detail #3

Wednesday- Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking your progress on IReady. You should be around 60 minutes for the week. 

Thursday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3.Key Detail #2

4.Key Detail #3

Friday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3.Key Detail #2

4.Key Detail #3

 

5th Grade MS Forms Chapter book reading quiz for this week.  

Due by Sunday, May 10  before 10 p.m. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUMDA2WFVVRlFBTkFSRzFXVkpIQ0dWSExaVS4u 

 

5th Grade Social Studies, State Report and Grammar: 

Monday 5/4 and Tuesday 5/5 State Report 

  • Slide 5Are there differences in season, temperature, or precipitation within your state? Why or why not? 

Finally, start your 5th slide for your Climate PowerPoint presentation. It’s about how the seasons, weather, or precipitation are different in your state depending on where you are. This is usually the toughest slide for 4th and 5th graders to get right.   

Let me give you an example of what I will be looking for. If you were writing about California, you would say that southern California temperatures are mild year-round.  In the fall, we have Santa Ana winds and wildfires, then in winter we get a rainy season.  However, in the Central Valley their summers and winters are significantly hotter and colder than the weather down here, because they’re between two mountain ranges. There are also deserts and other climates you could talk about within the state.    

The point of this slide is to connect what we’ve learned about geography this year with your state’s climate. Describe any differences that there are inside of your state and mention why these differences exist—is it rainier or milder in one area because it’s along the coast of the ocean? Is it colder at the higher elevations in your state? Is there a desert, and do you know why?    

You’ll work on this slide today and Tuesday.  You can do complete sentences or bullet points with complete thoughts.  You only have to do ONE slide with this information, so don’t go too overboard with details—just general statements are OK.   

 
Monday Grammar (Try your best on the quizzes. They will not lower your grade. They are for practice and showing effort.) 

Pronouns  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/personalpronouns/ 

Schoolhouse Rock  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koZFca8AkT0 

MS Forms  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUNVI5MkdJNUEyTkVVWlk4T0s5R0pHMTdYVi4u 

Tuesday Grammar 

Adjectives  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/adjectives/ 

School House Rock   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkuuZEey_bs 

Adjectives Quiz https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUQVpLM0VSVU1QQ1RITDRLRFRJM05ZUjlVTi4u

 

 

Wednesday 5/6 State Report- Finish any incomplete slides for your Climate PowerPoint and turn in TODAY! 

Wednesday Grammar 

Adverbs  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/adverbs/ 

Schoolhouse Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14fXm4FOMPM 

Adverbs Quiz https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJURU1GVjBQMjVGNFdVSUhBNzVWRlQ5WTlCWC4u

 

 

Thursday 5/7 Social Studies

Watch the Brain Pop on Causes of the American Revolution 

Causes of the American Revolution  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/causesoftheamericanrevolution/

Extra Credit Graphic Organizer

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/7aa849623534bf38/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca

 

FYI for next week****

We will be starting Chapter 12 next week. The textbook goes very fast through the American Revolution and some of the key battles are barely discussed.  I will be slowing  it down and having you read some of the textbook, watch different videos and take Word Document notes for each day next week.  I also have many Liberty Kids Videos to watch. (This is for Shun who loves them)  :) My daily plans follow the textbook topics and then I added videos where they fit in to make it easy for you to follow. 

 

Thursday Grammar 

Interjections  

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/interjections/ 

Schoolhouse Rock   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkAX7Vk3JEw 

Interjections Quiz https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/e8481b0207862fb6/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca 

 

Friday 5/8 Social Studies- Watch the Brain Pop on the American Revolution 

American Revolution https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/ushistory/americanrevolution/

Extra Credit Graphic Organizer

https://www.brainpop.com/dashboard/assignments/7a44e19e2861413d/periods/3e0268bb72eab0ca

There is no grammar for today! Happy Friday. 

Reminders for this week - (4/27-5/1)

* You should be reading a chapter book and taking notes on main idea and 3 key details for each chapter you read.
 
* This chapter book that you are reading will be turned into a book report. You will choose a book report from my Book Report Choice Board.
 
* This book report is due May 29.
 
*You should have logged on to IReady Reading and read for a total of 60 minutes this week. (30 minutes on Monday and 30 minutes on Wednesday)
 
* 4th Grade needs to fill out MS Forms Quiz on your reading of chapters 5-8 of  Island of the Blue Dolphins 
 
* 5th Grade needs to fill out MS Forms Chapter Book Check-In #2. This is on my Edlio site under 5th Grade Literature for this week. It is an assignment for Friday.
 
*You should be working on your State Report Climate PowerPoint. It is due Wednesday, May 6.
 
* My homeroom students also have additional Social Studies and Grammar Assignments. Please check Edlio for your grade level.
 
Please email me if you have any questions. I am missing YOU!

Week 6- Main Idea and Key Details

Review of Literature lessons for the week of April 27-May 1.

Week 6 Distance Learning: April 27- May 1.

Week 6 Distance Learning- April 27- May 1 

Happy to announce that we have a special birthday this week!  

Happy Birthday to Keira! Her birthday is Tuesday. Please send her a special birthday message. 

Edlio Updates: 

I have added some great articles to my LINKS section of Edlio. You can find the following: 

  • Comic Book Kid 
  • Secrets of the Statue of Liberty 
  • Dinosaur Fossil Park 
  • Saving the Dolphins 
  • Washington’s Secrets Revealed
  • Virtual Field Trip- American Revolution 
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audio Book

 

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10. 

 I found a fun link if you want to make your Mom something special.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ra3ExWKDs 

 

4th Grade Literature for April 27 – May 1: ************************** 

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. 

 

Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 5 and 6 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edlio page under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your Main Idea/Key Detail reading questions for each of the chapters you read today.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember) 

3. Key Detail #2

4.Key Detail #3

 

Wednesday- Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking IReady accounts for who is doing their work each week. 

 

Thursday- Listen to Chapter 7 and 8 of IBD. Answer your reading questions for Chapters 7 and 8.  

These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

3.Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3 

 

Friday- Work on your Book Report for the Chapter book you have been reading. See link to the choices for your Book Report on my Edlio page. If you have already turned in a book report to me, then please find a new chapter book to read. This should be a different book than Island of the Blue Dolphins. (IBD) 

  • MS Forms for Week 6- Fill out the attached MS Form about Chapters I-8 of IBD. This MS Form is due by Sunday night, May 3 before 10:00 p.m. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUNUJFTDAxMEdQMTM2MDlYSEQ1MzY0WVBCWS4u 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies, State Report and Grammar: 

Monday 4/27  

  • Slide 3: Yearly Temperatures (average highs and lows, what is the weather mostly like in your state?) A bar graph of high and low temperatures from your state may be helpful here. 

Today you’ll work on slide 3, which is on temperature in your state. Find a graph that shows the highs and lows for your state’s capital over the average year.  It’s usually represented as a bar graph, separated by months of the year, but sometimes I’ve seen it done with a line graph as well. Either one is fine. Paste this graph onto your PowerPoint slide on temperature.   

Tuesday 4/28 

Finish your temperature slide for your Climate PowerPoint. Yesterday you should have found and inserted a graph on yearly temperatures in your state capital. Today you’ll write a description of how the temperatures change over the course of the year in your state. Make sure to pay attention to accuracy.  For instance, if you’re writing about Hawaii, you wouldn’t say that in the fall there are Santa Ana winds and wildfires—that's specific to California.   

Wednesday 4/29  

  • Slide 4Seasons for your state (what the weather is like in each season? What activities do people do in each season?)  

Work on the fourth slide of your climate power point. Today, describe the seasons in your state overall.  If your state is large, or if the seasons vary a LOT throughout the state (like California), just describe what the seasons are like in your state’s capital.  You can use bullets with complete thoughts or complete sentences, and make sure to talk about precipitation and overall weather during each season.     

Thursday 4/30 

Finish the seasons slide in your power point presentation.  You should tell activities that people can do in your state in the various seasons.  Again, you should write this accurately and specifically about your state—if your state is Iowa, you won‘t be talking about going surfing in the Pacific Ocean in the summer!   

Friday 5/1- Watch this great video about the Gold Rush and its connection to The Great Horned Spoon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Wr1tMs5F0 

Take your AR Test on the Great Horned Spoon. 

Grammar- Review of Nouns- Watch videos and complete MS Forms any day this week. MS Form due on Friday. 

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/nouns/ 

Schoolhouse Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4N5kkifGQ 

MS Forms https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUMjlIWlFLTTAySUVFWldMOVk0S0tCV0RRUy4u 

 

 

 

5th Grade Assignments ******************************** 

Literature for April 27 – May 1: 

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. 

Tuesday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read.  

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

Wednesday- Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking your progress on IReady. 

Thursday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

Friday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

3. Key Detail #2

4. Key Detail #3

Lastly, fill out the attached MS Form. This Form is due by Sunday night, May 3 by 10:00 p.m. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUMUxXS1lUTzVWRkFaTzFUMU5NR0VQQlBONS4u

 

 

5th Grade Social Studies, State Report and Grammar 

Climate PowerPoint: Due Wednesday, May 6. 

Monday 4/27  

  • Slide 3: Yearly Temperatures (average highs and lows, what is the weather mostly like in your state?) A bar graph of high and low temperatures from your state may be helpful here. 

Today you’ll work on slide 3, which is on temperature in your state. Find a graph that shows the highs and lows for your state’s capital over the average year.  It’s usually represented as a bar graph, separated by months of the year, but sometimes I’ve seen it done with a line graph as well. Either one is fine. Paste this graph onto your PowerPoint slide on temperature.   

Tuesday 4/28 

Finish your temperature slide for your Climate PowerPoint. Yesterday you should have found and inserted a graph on yearly temperatures in your state capital. Today you’ll write a description of how the temperatures change over the course of the year in your state. Make sure to pay attention to accuracy.  For instance, if you’re writing about Hawaii, you wouldn’t say that in the fall there are Santa Ana winds and wildfires—that's specific to California.   

Wednesday 4/29  

  • Slide 4Seasons for your state (what the weather is like in each season? What activities do people do in each season?)  

Work on the fourth slide of your climate power point. Today, describe the seasons in your state overall.  If your state is large, or if the seasons vary a LOT throughout the state (like California), just describe what the seasons are like in your state’s capital.  You can use bullets with complete thoughts or complete sentences, and make sure to talk about precipitation and overall weather during each season.     

Thursday 4/30 

Finish the seasons slide in your power point presentation.  You should tell activities that people can do in your state in the various seasons.  Again, you should write this accurately and specifically about your state—if your state is Iowa, you won‘t be talking about going surfing in the Pacific Ocean in the summer!  

Friday 5/1- Read the Biography of George Washington on page 397 in your SS Textbook. 

BrainPop- George Washington https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/georgewashington/ 

Explore the National Monument Website for George Washington’s Birthplace.  Link: https://www.nps.gov/gewa/index.htm.  

 Send me a short email telling me three interesting facts you learned about George Washington. (no more than three complete sentences).  My email address is [email protected]

 

          

Grammar- Review of Nouns- Watch videos and complete MS Forms any day this week. MS Form due on Friday. 

Brain Pop https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/nouns/ 

Schoolhouse Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4N5kkifGQ 

MS Forms https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUMjlIWlFLTTAySUVFWldMOVk0S0tCV0RRUy4u 

 

 

 

Week 5 Distance Learning: April 20- April 27.

Week 5 Distance Learning: April 20 – April 24, 2020. 

We have a special birthday to celebrate this week on Friday, April 24. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMELIA!!!  

Please be creative and send Amelia a Happy Birthday message this week! 😊 

I have a classroom code for EPIC Books. These books are free until June 30.  

Go to getepic.com 

My Classroom Code is tbp3833 

This is a great site for finding free chapter books to read if you don’t have one at home.  

 

4th and 5th Grade PE Activities for the week:  https://vistagrande.pvpusd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=655804&type=u&pREC_ID=1882130 

 

4th Grade Assignments *****************************************

This week I wanted to give you a more organized breakdown of your week for Literature. You will be doing IReady Lessons on Monday and Wednesday. Directions for Island of the Blue Dolphins for Tuesday and Thursday are below. 

 4th Grade Literature for April 20-24: 

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. 

Tuesday- Listen to Chapter 1 and 2 of IBD. You can find each chapter on my Edlio page under the heading “Island of the Blue Dolphins”.  This is in the blue bar on the right side of the Edlio page. Answer your reading questions for each of the chapters you read today. (see below for format) 

Wednesday- Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking IReady accounts for who is doing their work each week. 

Thursday- Listen to Chapter 3 and 4 of IBD. Answer your reading questions for Chapters 3 and 4. (see below) 

Friday- Work on your Book Report for the Chapter book you have been reading since Week 1 of Distance Learning. See below for ideas for your Book Report. If you have already turned in a book report to me, then please find a new chapter book to read. 

 

On Tuesday and Thursday, you will be listening to, Island of the Blue Dolphins. (IBD).  You will be answering 4 questions after listening to each chapter. You may do this on lined paper, in a Word document or create a PowerPoint. You will be turning in these summaries each Friday.  

 These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter of IBD: 

     1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

     2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember)

  1. Key Detail #2
  2. Key Detail #3

 

***4th Grade Book Report*** DUE:  Friday, May 29. (You may turn in early) 

You have been reading a chapter book of your choice since Week 1 (March 16).  When you are finished with your book you need to pick one of the following book reports to complete. 

 Email me a photo if you are creating something hand drawn.   

  1. Book summary (Beginning, Middle, End).
  2. Book Poster with picture and summary. 
  3. Timeline- List 5 or more important events from your book. 
  4. Diorama in a box or on a paper of your favorite part of the chapter book. 
  5. Test- create a test and answer key for your book. 
  6. Scrapbook-pretend you are the main character and design a scrapbook that tells about your life using ideas from the book.
  7. Collage- draw or use pictures from the internet that represent the main character, favorite part, or big idea of your book.
  8. Letters- write a letter to the main character or pretend to be the main character and write a letter to someone in the book.
  9. Graphic Novel- Choose a favorite chapter or section from your book and turn it into a graphic novel. 
  10. PowerPoint- Be creative and tell me about your book. 

 

 

4th Grade California Social Studies and Writing- State Report 

Climate PowerPoint for California: Due Wednesday, May 6. 

Your Climate PowerPoint will be 5 slides total. You will need to look at multiple internet sources to gather your information. You will need pictures and creative graphics on each slide, as well as the required information. Some slides may require you at add charts or graphs such as, a precipitation map or a bar graph.  

  • Introduction page (topic, name of your state, your name, date, and graphics)  
  • Precipitation (how much or little does it rain, what times/seasons of the year?)*A precipitation map may be helpful.  
  • Yearly temperatures (average highs and lows, what’s the weather mostly like?)   *A bar graph may be helpful.  
  • Seasons (what the weather is like, what activities do people do in each season?)  
  • Are there differences in season, temperature, or precipitation within your state? Why or why not?  

 

 I have broken down the assignment to help you schedule your time.  You will have two days to work on each slide. This will be your Social Studies for the next few weeks. 

All PowerPoints must include a slide on the following for your state: 

Monday 4/20 and Tuesday 4/21

  • Slide 1: Introduction (title, name of your state, your name, date, and graphics) Begin your research for the other slides. 

Wednesday 4/22 and Thursday 4/23 

  • Slide 2: Precipitation (how much or little does it rain?, what times/seasons of the year?) A precipitation map may be helpful here. Search what a precipitation ma looks like for your state. 

Friday 4/24- Watch the following Videos. 

Chapter 17 of By the Great Horned Spoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=693wvxkXXFM (If you needed to remember the last chapter we read together. 

Chapter 18 of By the Great Horned Spoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9sGtIGqYMM    Please remember to take the AR test on the book.  

     Gold Rush Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iydRkC0gMZI 

     Brain Pop Gold Rush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5grlEd9_U8 

*** If your family subscribes to Disney + you can watch the movie version of 

      By the Great Horned Spoon. The movie is called Bullwhip Griffin. 😊 

 

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5th Grade Assignments ***********************************

5th Grade Literature for April 20 - 24: This week I wanted to give you a more organized breakdown of your week for Literature. You will be doing IReady Lessons on Monday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday you will be reading from a chapter book of your choice. You will be turning in a book report on your chapter book by Friday, May 29.  

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are your reading days.  You will choose a chapter book at your reading level to read on these days for 30 minutes. After each chapter you will be answering 4 questions. You may do this on lined paper, in a Word document or create a PowerPoint for your chapter book notes. 

 These are your 4 questions you need to answer after reading each chapter: 

1.Main Idea of Chapter (Make sure your number your chapters) 

2.Key Detail #1 (something important to remember from chapter)

  1. Key Detail #2
  2. Key Detail #3

Monday- Log in to your IReady account in the PVPUSD Portal. Work for 30 minutes. 

Tuesday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. (see directions above) 

Wednesday- Log in to your IReady account for 30 minutes. I will be checking your progress on IReady. 

Thursday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read. 

Friday- Read for 30 minutes in your chapter book. Answer the 4 questions for each chapter you read and then fill out the attached MS Form. This Form is due by Sunday night, April 26 by 10:00 p.m. 

  • Fill out the attached MS Form about the chapter book you have started reading this week. 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=alG_LzE4eUS6iIMJfbVyeaeBPAoxykREqcuBS5MNjzJUNEc5MUEyWUlVQUo5TFRWVElXSE1UQjhWNy4u 

 

***Book Report*** DUE: Friday, May 29. (You may turn in early) 

When you finish reading your chapter book pick from the following list for your Book Report. Email me a photo if you are creating something hand drawn.   

  1. Book summary (Beginning, Middle, End). 
  2. Book Poster with picture and summary. 
  3. Timeline- List 5 or more important events from your book. 
  4. Diorama in a box or on a paper of your favorite part of the chapter book. 
  5. Test- create a test and answer key for your book. 
  6. Scrapbook-pretend you are the main character and design a scrapbook that tells about your life using ideas from the book. 
  7. Collage- draw or use pictures from the internet that represent the main character, favorite part, or big idea of your book. 
  8. Letters- write a letter to the main character or pretend to be the main character and write a letter to someone in the book. 
  9. Graphic Novel- Choose a favorite chapter or section from your book and turn it into a graphic novel. 
  10. PowerPoint- Be creative and tell me about your book. 

  

5th Grade Social Studies and Writing: State Report Room 6 

Climate PowerPoint: Due Wednesday, May 6. 

Your Climate PowerPoint will be 5 slides total. You will need to look at multiple internet sources to gather your information. You will need pictures and creative graphics on each slide, as well as the required information. Some slides may require you at add charts or graphs such as, a precipitation map or a bar graph.  

  • Introduction page (topic, name of your state, your name, date, and graphics)  
  • Precipitation (how much or little does it rain, what times/seasons of the year?)   *A precipitation map may be helpful.  
  • Yearly temperatures (average highs and lows, what’s the weather mostly like?)   *A bar graph may be helpful.  
  • Seasons (what the weather is like, what activities do people do in each season?)  
  • Are there differences in season, temperature, or precipitation within your state? Why or why not? 

 I have broken down the assignment to help you schedule your time. This will be your Social Studies for the next few weeks. You will have two days to work on each slide. 

All PowerPoints must include a slide on the following for your state: 

         

Monday 4/20 and Tuesday 4/21 

  • Slide 1: Introduction (title, name of your state, your name, date, and graphics) 

Wednesday 4/22 and Thursday 4/23 

  • Slide 2: Precipitation (how much or little does it rain?, what times/seasons of the year?) A precipitation map may be helpful here. Search what a precipitation ma looks like for your state. 

Friday 4/24- Brain Pop on George Washington https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/famoushistoricalfigures/georgewashington/

                 Washington’s Secrets Revealed   

                 https://sn3.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/020419/washington-s-secrets-revealed.html#On%20Level 

 

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