Welcome to Distance Learning! We are going to start off very simply so everyone can get use to this. I will post the weekly must do lessons by Sunday night prior to the new week. At this time the state guideline is to expect 2-2.5 hours of work each day. Our goal is to continue learning during this time, eventually this will end and students need to be prepared for the next grade. I will post real lessons, that I would have normally conducted in class. Each week at the end of the Must-Do lessons, you will see ideas for Enrichment. I encourage you to keep you child accountable for learning during this time, and to explore some of the enrichment activities.
The way you structure your week, days and time will be up to you, but please make sure students complete the lessons provided on this page. I will be available for office hours during this Distance Learning Time. My office hours will be from 9:00-10:00 AM , 2:00-2:30, and 5:30-6:00. What do office hours mean? It means that I will dedicate those times to answer questions or concerns that may occur during Distance Learning. These hours will be my dedicated times to look at and respond to e-mail. As a note, I will NOT honor these hours during Spring Break. During our official Spring Break, I will not look at e-mails at all. I hope your take a real Spring Break and don't force your child to start on these assignments until April 6th.
Please know that my number one priority is the health and safety of you and your family. These are extremely stressful times, we are all figuring out new ways of living and doing things. I know I will make many mistakes during this process, I will have good days and bad days, and so will you. All we can do is give our best for the day, if that means your child needs a break, by all means take it. I am here for you, please don't hesitate to ask for any help as needed.
Lesson for the week of April 6-10th, 2020
Take a Reading Counts quiz on Where the Red Fern Grows.
Read 180 students should try to spend 15-20 minutes on the Read 180 software
Non-Read 180 student can spend 15-20 minutes on I-Ready
For additional activities, please look at the Enrichment section on this page
This week you should try and complete the following:
Practice Chapter 10 test
Chapter 10 test
Go to Think Central sign in with your 9 digit number, and password MvMMDD!
In the book Where the Red Fern Grows , we see many examples of Billy showing the character trait of determination. Write a 4 paragraph essay where you give at least 2 specific examples from the book of Billy showing the trait of determination.
Paragraph 1 - should introduce your topic, you should refer to the book title, author and list your two main reasons- don't fully explain the reasons here- this is just your introduction
Paragraph 2- explain the first example of determination from the book, and back it with why you think this showed determination.
Paragraph 3- explain the second example of determination from the book, and back it with why you this this showed determination.
Paragraph 4- Conclusion, briefly restate how Billy showed determination-include a personal lesson that you learned.
You can type this paper in Office 365 using word and then share it with me at: email@example.com
If you prefer, you can hand write this essay, take a photo of it and send it to me through email.
For Mrs. Agrelius's Read 180/System 44 students only
Enrichment Activities and Websites
Eggstra Fun Ideas
1. Create a egg drop protection device. http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/projects/eggdrop.html Share a short video of your egg drop.
2. The disappearing shell. Measure the circumference of an egg and record the measurement. Next place the egg on a glass container full of vinegar, mark the level of the level of the vinegar with a piece of tape or marker. Observe the egg for 3-4 days. After 3-4 days notice the level of the vinegar, and measure the egg. Discuss with your family the things you observed. Finally you can then place the egg into a clean cup and cover the egg with corn syrup. Observe the egg for a few more days, measure again. At the conclusion of your experiment you can check out these links to learn more.
https://sciencing.com/eggs-shell-dissolve-put-vinegar-10000674.html - this link has many extension experiments.
Take the Rube Goldberg Bar of Soap Challenge
*More enrichment activities to come...