Friday, June 12 ~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Let’s have Fun Friday!

Please watch this morning message first. It is VERY IMPORTANT to watch the full morning message. I discuss a lot of today’s work and give many helpful directions.

 

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to use your gmail to email me

Zoom B Schedule Today: 

Instrumental ~ 10-10:15

Isaac’s birthday ~3D bookclubs  ~  11-12 ~ Please bring a joke to share for Isaac ~ Be prepared to discuss your book club book.

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

 

SUMMER BIRTHDAYS:  Isaac (8/7), Ayan (8/13):

Let’s celebrate Isaac’s birthday today, and Ayan’s birthday 6/15

Happy summer birthday Isaac! Please bring 5 jokes to celebrate Isaac.

REMINDERS: ALL VIDEOS ARE PAST DUE FOR YOUR TRAILERS

  • You will need to share your video with me to approve
  • Once approved you will put it in your 3D trailer folder
  • Mr. Casal will upload it to YouTube
  • The tutorial and directions to do this are posted on yesterday’s blog. I added directions from Youtube to padlet at the bottom of this post.
  • By the end of today– All trailers and stories should be posted on the 3rd Grade Padlet. I will not be available after 3pm to help. You are expected to complete this by 3pm today. Please get started first thing today.

Some notes about next week:

  • Monday’s Zoom at 11am we will celebrate Ayan’s summer birthday ~ we will share 5 jokes
  • Tuesday’s Zoom – Instead of office hours I will add a zoom day to celebrate and highlight our fantasy book trailers with students  #1-9.
  • Wednesday’s Zoom we will highlight #s 10-19 fantasy book trailers and Mr. Casal will join us to troubleshoot any publishing to Padlet.
  • Thursday’s Zoom: We will first sign in at 10:30 with our buddies (I will send a link) for the book of the month shared by Ms. Stile. All students are invited to wear sunglasses, a hat and a favorite summer outfit as we say good bye to each other for the summer. We will then join our regular zoom link at 11am to have a 3D Farewell Party! We will say goodbye to each other. You will be 4th graders on this day!

Virtual Classroom Day!

The Virtual Classroom is back for the last time! All of the links for your lesson work is on these slides. Be sure to watch the introductory video to learn how to access and navigate this classroom. 

  • Click to enter the Grade 3 Google Classroom
  • You will notice there are 5 rooms. One introductory room and one classroom for each teacher. There are links inside each of the rooms to various activities. Click everywhere! You’ll be surprised how many NEW links are hidden 🙂
  • You will have to Log in to websites like IXL, Brainpop and Epic.

 

There are three REQUIRED activities today:

1st REQUIRED

  1. Go to www.scarsdaleschools.org/discoveryeducationSign in with your username and password as usual.
  2. This will lead you to a page with your name on it with assignments.

 

 

 

 

3. You will see two videos assigned to you New York’s Bagels and Lox and Planning Manhattan’s Grid

OPTIONAL LINKS on Slides:

 

 2nd REQUIRED

  • Math Lesson found in Mrs. Luciano’s classroom. Click on the video on the Smartboard. This video will give you information on how to access and complete all of the activities for today for math.
    • Watch the lesson video
    • Complete all of the Khan Academy videos and practice pages on the left hand side of the page
    • Complete the Seesaw activity called, “Quadrilateral Sort”

 3rd REQUIRED:

Today you need to post your trailers to  3D Book Trailers  once they are shared and approved by me first. Watch the video below to find out how to publish to the padlet. Yesterday’s blog post shows the tutorial from start to finish. This video shows you how to post your Youtube video to padlet.

**Note Mrs. Luciano talks about 3L folders in her video, but we, of course, will be doing everything with 3D.**

  1. Directions on are this document. 
  2. Grab your trailer from this playlist 3D:
    • If you do not see your video, it is because it was not uploaded to the 3D Book Trailers before 4 pm yesterday. Please do so now so that we can get it done today:) 
  3. Post the PDF of your fantasy story if it has been approved, as well as the trailer to this Padlet: 3rd Grade Fantasy Padlet

 

The rest of the activities are yours to choose. Maybe go on a scavenger hunt? Can you find these items? There are many more than what is listed. Have fun! (add hints to your links!)

  • A NEW survey
  • A mysterious Mars
  • A read-aloud
  • Rubber bands
  • A rollercoaster 
  • Solve Me Mobiles
  • Math Xplosion Video
  • Kakooma
  • Secrets of The Statue Of Liberty
  • Ride the Cyclone 
  • A book on Hip-Hop
  • Tour the NYC subway

Cursive: Capital U (p99)

You can use your handwriting workbook to complete this work.  Please take a picture and insert it in your June elearning slideshow. Please watch the tutorial to help with your formation of capital U. You may need to watch the video more than once and then skywrite. Complete workbook page p 99.

Capital U

 

 

Friday, June 5 ~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Let’s have a fun Friday!

It is VERY important to listen to the morning message first! Otherwise, you will be confused about the assignments for today.

 

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to use your gmail to email me

Zoom Schedule Today: 

Instrumental ~ 10-10:15

3D whole class~ 11-12pm

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

Use the new June E-Learning Slideshow in your S.S. folder as well. Please use this for the remainder of the month.

Virtual Classroom Day!

The Virtual Classroom is back! All of the links for your lesson work today will be on these slides. Be sure to watch the introductory video to learn how to access and navigate this classroom. 

  • Click to enter the Grade 3 Google Classroom
  • You will notice there are 5 rooms. One introductory room and one classroom for each teacher. There are links inside each of the rooms to various activities. Click everywhere! You’ll be surprised how many NEW links are hidden 🙂
  • You will have to Log in to websites like IXL, Brainpop and Epic.
  • There are two REQUIRED activities today:
    • 1st REQUIRED:  Seesaw assignment called, “What do you See, Think, Wonder about the Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum?” (This can be done without entering the Virtual Classrooms, just follow the instructions on Seesaw.)
  •  2nd REQUIRED: Math Lesson found in Mrs. Mangan’s classroom. Click on the video on the Smartboard. Today you will be looking at your data and completed graphs to ask questions and draw conclusions. You will need to listen closely to the lesson today to understand your tasks and to hear examples.
    • Watch the lesson video
    • Look for the slides, Graphing Project: Day 3 in your Math folders on Drive
    • Complete slides 7,8, 13 and 16. Write directly into the slides in your math folder.
  • Spelling is due today

The rest of the activities are yours to choose. Maybe go on a scavenger hunt? Can you find these items? There are many more than what is listed. Have fun!

  • A NEW survey
  • A fish tank with a mystery
  • A read-aloud
  • An adorable bird
  • A subway
  • Louis Armstrong
  • A slingshot
  • A GRAPHic novel
  • A Wonderful World
  • A Toy Story Song

**There was quite a bit of undone work yesterday, especially book club bingo board activities. Please spend today making up assignments. Check Seesaw inbox for drafts that have been returned to you and make corrections. Continue to practice the demo Adobe Spark (possibly download it on your iPad still). Make sure your fantasy story is complete. We will have a day to revise and edit next week, then complete our trailed on Adobe Spark. Think of today as a day to catch up, make up missed assignments and explore the Virtual Classroom once you are all done with the required work for the week.**

 

Thursday, June 4th ~eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Let’s have a thoughtful Thursday.

Please watch the morning message first! Then read the blog closely. It is important to watch all videos in its entirety!  There’s so much information that you will need to complete the assignments.

 

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to use your gmail to email me

Reminder: Please gather classroom and library books to return back to school when your family picks up your materials from Heathcote.

Zoom Schedule Today: 

Tech/ 3D whole class~ 11-12pm

Music- 1:45-2:15

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

Use the new June E-Learning Slideshow in your S.S. folder as well. Please use this for the remainder of the month.

Writing: Wrapping it all up

Writer’s, you have reached the end! Literally, it is now time to start writing the end of your fantasy story. Watch the introductory video to learn about different ways you might end your story. And much like the introduction, it is best to try out a few different endings before choosing the one that fits your story best. If you haven’t started typing your story yet, please make that a priority today. You can ask for help with the typing if that makes it easier for you. 

  • First, watch Imaginative Narrative #9 Video above with Mrs. Boyer
  • Use the slides as mentor texts~ This is in your writing folder: Imaginative Narrative #9 Slides
  • Watch Imaginative Narrative Part 6
  • Write at least two different endings, then choose one that fits your story. 
  • Share it on SeeSaw if you finish it today. 

READING: BOOK CLUBS & BINGO

Continue reading your agreed upon book amount and create a NEW BINGO board activity. Please be sure to tell us what book you are reading and which activity you chose. Post your activity on the Seesaw.

SPELLING: WORDS THEIR WAY

Please look at your new sort for this week. Complete a few activities per day (about 15 min).  Leave the writing sort for Friday, otherwise it will erase your data.  You may have to repeat blind and speed sorts more than once to receive 100%.Check all assignments on Friday, then submit all. www.pearsonrealize.com.

CURSIVE: Complete by Friday~ Please put in May E-learning Slideshow C,D,E

Math: Graphing Project- Day 2

Today is an exciting day… you get the results of your surveys! Watch the lesson carefully to see how to get your data, how to fill out a data table, and how to fill out each graph. 

  1. Take some additional surveys: Grade 3 Survey Questions 
  2. Get your results from your Google Form 
  3. Complete the data table on Slide # 6 (Slides are in your Math Folder called, “Graphing Project: Day 2”
  4. Choose one or more graph to represent your data 
    1. Graphing Templates are in your Math Folders to edit with Kami
    2. Graphing Templates to Print. Show on Seesaw or June E-Learning Slideshow 

Social Studies: Queens part 2

Watch today’s video to learn a lot more about Queens and some amazing landmarks it has to offer. As we’ve learned in yesterday’s presentation, Queens is a very large borough. There is so much to see and do and its history is just remarkable!

  • Watch the video above to learn more about Queens
  • Watch three videos on slide 20: Queens Museum, US Open, World Fair 1964
  • Complete Cultural Universal bubble map on Seesaw
  • Slides are in you SS folder: Queens ~Day 2

***BY END OF THE DAY, I NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED…***

  • ELA – Reading book clubs
    • Read the agreed amount of pages from your bookclub 
    • Choose a new reading bingo board activity
    • Post to seesaw and make sure you share what numbered activity you are doing
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative 
    • Watch tutorial
    • Use slides as mentor texts
    • Watch Imaginative Narrative Part 6
    • Write at least two different endings and choose one that fits your story best
    • Share it on Seesaw if you finish it today
  • Math Graphing Day 2
    • Watch the tutorial
    • Get your results from your Google Form
    • Complete data table on slide 6 (slideshow in your Math Folder)
    • Choose which graph you will use: pictograph, line plot or bar graph 
    • Complete Graph – print option or use Kami
  • Social Studies – Queens Day 2
    • Watch tutorial
    • Watch three additional videos (Queens Museum, US Open and World’s Fair 1964) found on slide 20
    • Complete Seesaw Activity~ Bubble map on Cultural Universals
  • Spelling ~Words Their Way
    • Continue to practice the activities

Friday, May 29 ~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Today is Fun Friday!

Please watch the morning message first. Then, read the blog more closely for details.

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom Schedule Today: 

Instrumental– 10-10:15

Jack’s bday/3D Whole Class- 11-12pm ~ Come with a joke to celebrate Jack’s birthday

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

Notes About Next Week~ WEEK OF JUNE 1st

  1. Next week will be an A schedule for zooms which is in your SS folder (please note you will have to make the changes below)
  2. Monday is a wellness day. All activities will be provided by the district. Your parents will be getting an e-mail about the menu of activities available to you. We will have teacher meetings all day, so we will not have a blog post for that day. Have fun and be well!
  3. You will find our class blog posted on Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember Tuesday, June 2nd I have office hours 11-12 if you need me.
  4. Wednesday, June 3rd we will not have a Zoom class since I will be spending the day cleaning out our classroom and packing up your school materials for you to take home  🙁 But you can still attend the library broadcast at 2:30.

 

Virtual Classroom Day!

Today is going to be a fun day. The third grade team has created a virtual classroom where all the links for your lesson work is in our virtual classroom. Be sure to watch the introductory video to learn how to access and navigate this new classroom. 

  1. Check your S.S. folder in Drive for slides called, “Grade 3 Classroom.”
  2. You will notice there are 5 rooms. One introductory room and one classroom for each teacher. There are links inside each of the rooms to various activities. Click everywhere! You’ll be surprised how many links are hidden 🙂
  3. There are two REQUIRED activities today:
    • 1st REQUIRED: The S.S. lesson in the first room. Click on ME to hear my message. Can you guess which one is me? Watch the 3 videos on the board and then complete the Seesaw assignment called, “Postcard to a Tourist or to Your Teacher…”
    •  2nd REQUIRED: The math lesson in Ms. Luciano’s Room about Pictographs. Watch the lesson (in her smartboard) and then complete the math workbook pages (on her bookshelf)

The rest of the activities are yours to choose. Maybe go on a scavenger hunt? Can you find these items? There are many more than what is listed. Have fun!

  • A survey
  • A singing snowman
  • A Mardi Gras celebration
  • Elephants
  • Harry Potter
  • Pictograph games
SMART FACT

On this day in 1953 : Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal become the first explorers to reach the top of Mount Everest. Due to the amount of time it took to descend the mountain it was June 2nd before the rest of the world were told about the conquest. Michele Koppes is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia who uses glaciology and geomorphology to study climate and changing landscapes (that’s all sophisticated science talk for studies of the physical features of the earth). Watch this video and hear how Michele explains HOW Mt. Everest was formed – fascinating science!

**BY THE END OF TODAY, I NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED…***

  • ELA – Fantasy Book Clubs
    • Read 20-30 minutes of your book club book
    • Be prepared for your bookclubs at 11am 
  • Math: Virtual Classroom
    • Watch the math lesson tutorial in Mrs. Luciano’s classroom
    • Complete workbook pages 138-139
    • ReFLEX MATH
  • Social Studies: Landmarks in Bronx in Virtual Classroom
    • Watch Bronx Zoo, Fordham University, Yankee Stadium
    • Complete Seesaw activity to write a postcard
  • Words Their Way DUE
  • Optional activities in the virtual classroom
  • Cursive due today

 

 

Thursday, May 28 ~ e-Learning

Good Morning 3D! Today let’s have a Thoughtful Thursday!

Please watch the morning message first. Then, read the blog post for closer details.

 

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom Schedule Today: 

PE– 10-10:20

Book of the Month with Mrs. Stile first/ 3D Whole Class- 11-12pm 

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

Writing: Imaginative Narrative #6

Writers, today’s work is all about the setting of your fantasy story. From focusing on this lesson you will learn the many ways in which the setting is important. Use that understanding to build your setting and grow your thinking. 

 

  • First watch the Creating the Setting Video
  • Read through the Creating the Setting Slides to access the videos and this Padlet (This is in your writing folder too)
  • Build your setting using looseparts
  • Post your build to SeeSaw and tell us all about it 

READING: BOOK CLUBS & BINGO

Continue reading your agreed upon book amount and create a NEW BINGO board activity. Please be sure to tell us what book you are reading and which activity you chose. Post your activity on the Seesaw.

Math: Creating A Bar Graph

Today you will be learning the components of a bar graph. Watch the lesson to learn all about how to create a complete bar graph. Then complete the workbook pages and read a graphing book on Epic. 

 

  1. Complete Workbook Pages 140-141
  2. Go onto Epic to see a Graphing and Data Collection that has been shared with you. Please read the text, Bar Graphs, by Crystal Sikkens today.
  3. Want more graphing?

 

Play some graphing games!

Social Studies: The Bronx~ part 2

Learn more about the Bronx and its cultural universals. The Bronx is very diverse with cultures and the neighborhoods are all so different.  Learn more about the landmarks that you can find in the Bronx. 

  • Watch the video to learn more about the cultural universals of the Bronx
  • Watch Edgar Allan Poe and NY Botanical Garden videos (slide 34) The Bronx Slides(This is in your SS folder too)
  • Complete the Seesaw activity or print out and put on May E-learning slideshow

SMART FACT

On this day in 1935 Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh while playing for the Boston Braves against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shortly afterwards he announced his retirement. How did Babe Ruth get his nickname? Exactly how many records did he break? Well you can find all that out and more by reading this brief biography on George Herman Ruth Jr (that was his real name).

 

**BY THE END OF TODAY, I NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED…***

  • ELA – Fantasy Book Clubs
    • Read 20-30 minutes of your book club book
    • Complete a NEW and DIFFERENT Bingo board activity than you have done before, regardless of book Reading Bingo Board Seesaw Activity
  • Writing – Imaginative Narrative #6
  • Math: Creating a Bar Graph
  • Social Studies: The Bronx Part 2
    • Watch the lesson video to learn more about the cultural universals of the Bronx
    • Watch Edgar Allan Poe and NY Botanical Garden videos (slide 34) The Bronx Slides
    • Complete the Seesaw activity or print out and put on May E-learning slideshow
  • Words Their Way
    • Continue practicing the activities for your spelling sort

 

Tuesday, May 26~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Today is Terrific Tuesday!

Please watch the morning message first. Then read the blog post carefully.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXA!

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom Schedule Today: 

Weinberg Nature Center reptiles: 10-10:30

Alexa’s bday/ make reading goals~ Whole Class- 11-11:30pm – Please bring a joke to share for Alexa’s birthday

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

Writing: Imaginative Narrative #4 

Third grade writers this is where it gets really interesting! Watch the introduction video and choose your seed idea carefully as you will be spending a lot of time growing this idea into a full fantasy story.

These slides are in your writing folder too:Choosing a Seed Slides

  • Watch the introductory video
  • Watch the video Imaginative Narrative Part 3 – Planning
  • Create a detailed story mountain for your fantasy story-
  • choose the graphic organizer that works best for you OR use your digital notebook in your writing folder
  • Share your story mountain on SeeSaw

SPELLING: WORDS THEIR WAY

Please look at your new sort for this week. Complete a few activities per day (about 15 min).  Leave the writing sort for Friday, otherwise it will erase your data.  You may have to repeat blind and speed sorts more than once to receive 100%.Check all assignments on Friday, then submit all. www.pearsonrealize.com.

 

Math: Data Analysis Day One

  • Watch the introductory video – it helps explain what is expected of you, so make sure you watch the entire video
  • Complete the Seesaw Activity that has been assigned to you

Social Studies: How are the 5 boroughs connected?

What’s a “borough” anyway? It’s like a smaller city within our massive metropolis. NYC has five of them—the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island—each with dozens of neighborhoods lending their own local flavor. Today, please watch the introduction video to learn about the five boroughs that make up NYC.  How do we connect the boroughs? 

  • Watch the introduction video
  • Click the link on slide 11 to listen to “My Subway Ride” read aloud
  • Complete the Seesaw activity on identifying bridges and 1 tunnel

Slides are in your Social Studies folder too:Lesson 1- 5 boroughs

SCIENCE: MYSTERY DOUG

  • Did you miss the live session on Thursday? Check it out here: Mystery Science Live
  • Are unicorns real? Watch to find the answer: Are Unicorns Real?
    • You’re not going to want to miss the Bonus on this episode! 

Smart Fact

On this day in 1967 EMI Records released “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” a few days early in the United Kingdom; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK. Do you know the famous band that sang this song? I’ll give you a hint, they caused something known as The British Invasion in the U.S. If this is the first time you are hearing about The Beatles, then watch this clip to hear a little more: The Beatles Iconic Performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

 

***BY THE END OF TODAY I NEED TO COMPLETE…***

  • Reading
    • Book Clubs: Read your agreed upon book club amount- 20-30 minutes of reading on Epic
    • Complete a DIFFERENT Bingo board activity than one you’ve chosen before- post on Seesaw with board # and the title of your book
  • Fantasy Writing
    • Choose a seed idea to be your fantasy story
    • Create a story mountain either by using digital notebook, post its or your own notebook
      Post it to Seesaw
  • Math
    • Watch math lesson video
    • Numberless graph on Seesaw- complete See Think Wonder
    • Reflex Math for students who need to have 100% fluency
  • Social Studies
    • Watch intro video
    • Listen to “My Subway Ride” read aloud
    • Identify bridges and tunnel on Seesaw activity
  • Spelling- Words their Way sorts due by Friday

 

 

Friday, May 22 ~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Today is Fun Friday!

Please watch the morning message first. Then read the blog closely.

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom schedule today: 

Instrumental – 10:00-10:15

3D whole class~ book clubs– 11-12pm

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

 

MATH: TIME~IXL~ Sundial and fun facts about Big Ben

Complete IXL- T #1-5- Remember to go to Heathcotegateway and log in with username and password with your Scarsdale account.

 

Watch the video to learn about sundials:

Here’s one way to make a Sundial or look at the pictures below to make your own. Be Creative! Take pictures and put on Seesaw or E-learning slideshows.

 

Have you visited London? Do you know about the famous clock, Big Ben. 

Watch the video “Keeping the Time” to learn about the Victorian and modern technology which contributes to Big Ben’s accurate timekeeping. Minor weather temperatures can impact the clockwork’s metal and pendulum. Observe the bells as they toll at 118 decibels, which is almost as loud as a jet plane.

  1. Go to www.scarsdaleschools.org/discoveryeducationSign in with your username and password as usual.
  2. This will lead you to a page with your name on it with assignments.

 

 

 

 

3. You will see the Memorial Day videos from yesterday assigned to you and a new video today, “Keeping Time.”

 

 

 

4. If you are having difficulty logging in today, you can just click this link:  Keeping the time with Big Ben . However, if everyone can try logging in to Discovery Education first, it will be a nice way for us to share future assignments/videos as we approach June.

Social Studies: Memorial Day 

Assigned to you on Brainpop is a video and quiz on Memorial Day. Enjoy learning about the different ways we can honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives for us. 

  1. Log in to Brainpop through the Heathcote Gateway
    • Be sure to use the “G-Suite For Education button”
  2. Look for the Memorial Day Assignment 
  3. Watch the full video. You may need to watch it more than once. 
  4. Complete the Review Quiz

Click through the slides to learn more about Memorial Day: click here

 

FUN OBSTACLE COURSE:

Watch this video to learn how to create your very own awesome Memorial Day Obstacle Course – go outside and have some fun! 

Slides to do obstacle course: Obstacle Course

SMART FACT

On this day in 2003 In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam became the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years. WOW! 58 years of male dominated golf – that’s a lot of time to wait to recognize great female athletes. These two posts represent a small number of amazing women athletes who are inspiring young women everywhere. In 2018, Good Morning America and ESPN compiled this list of 25 Most Famous Women Athletes (at that time) and UplifterInc.com created The Definitive Guide to Female Athlete Role Models in 2020. We hope you know more than what appears here and share their stories with us! 

***BY THE END OF TODAY I NEED TO COMPLETE…***

  • ELA
    • Prepare for Book Clubs on 11am zoom
  • Math
    • IXL T-#1-5
    • Watch “Keeping Time” video on Discovery Education
  • Social Studies
    • Watch Brainpop video on Memorial Day 
    • Complete Review quiz
  • STEM
    • Make a sundial
  • FUN
    • Make a fun Memorial Day Obstacle Course

 

Thursday, May 21 ~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! Today is Thankful Thursday!

Please watch the morning message first. Then read the blog post carefully.

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom schedule today: 

Cook Prize winner revealed with Mrs. Sorensen / whole class- share 3 primary sources from home in small groups- 11-12pm

Weinberg Nature Center  Reptiles (time changed) 11:30-12pm??

Mystery Doug Live (https://mysteryscience.com/live): 1pm

Music- 1:45-2:15

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

 

Mystery Doug invites you to a LIVE SCIENCE SHOW. Doug is excited to answer kids’ questions with the help of astronaut Jessica Meir, who filmed videos for us while she was in space! Please note that this will be 1pm our time (Eastern Time). 

Writing: Fantasy

Yesterday’s assignment was a two day project. You should have completed the story mountain for The Paper Bag Princess.

For today:

  • Add your thinking to our class Padlet (Padlet (Boyer/DeGrazia)) -slide #7 to discuss the elements of fantasy in The Paper Bag Princess. (include name and 3D)
  • Answer the reflection questions on Slide #8 (Elements of Fantasy & Story Mountain in your writing folder). This is important as it will help you to reflect on this mentor text to examine ways in which it can help you to improve your writing. 
  • You may need to reread The Paper Bag Princess:Note: The read aloud is after Robert Munsch’s YouTube after 3 minutes.  Read/Listen

Reminder: 

I put these slides in your writing folder too:

Slides to complete work: Elements of Fantasy & Story Mountains Slides

READ: BOOK CLUBS/BINGO ACTIVITY

Continue reading your agreed upon book amount and create a NEW BINGO board activity. Please be sure to tell us what book you are reading and which activity you chose. Post your activity on the Seesaw.

Math: Word problems 

Today we are going to be tackling word problems that focus on time intervals. You will be using an open number line to figure out how much time has passed, the start or the end time of situations. Make sure you have pencil and paper so that you can try these strategies out as we move through this tutorial. I encourage you to review over parts of this video tutorial by pressing pause and going back over it. Good luck mathematicians! 

Copy and Paste to Slideshow: Workbook page 121 – 122

Print Option: Workbook pages 121 – 122

Extra Math Resources for Time:

SOCIAL STUDIES: MEMORIAL DAY

On Monday the country will be celebrating Memorial Day. For many they call this day the “start of summer” or think of it as an enjoyable day off from school and work to BBQ with your families. But the day is much more than that. Read the article, “Celebrating Memorial Day” to see how Americans honor the brave men and women who died while serving their country. 

 

 

  • Watch the short introductory video.
  • Read the article, “Celebrating Memorial Day” to see how Americans honor the brave men and women who died while serving their country.
  • Complete the 4 questions on the Seesaw activity that is assigned to you called, “Celebrating Memorial Day.” There are 4 separate slides to allow you plenty of room to answer your questions in a detailed, complete way. Remember to use text evidence and complete sentences.

 

JUST FOR FUN 🙂

This year, Mo Willems became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home. He did a 15 day series of drawing tutorials starting in March. If you missed any of Mo Willems’ Lunch Doodles, check them out here!

Mo Willems’ Lunch Doodles

Show off your Pigeon, Gerald or Piggie! I can’t wait to see your drawings!

May is all about kindness! He has started a new series, Thank-You Thursdays.

 

Smart Fact

On this day in 1904 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was formed in Paris.The National Soccer Hall of Fame is located in Texas and houses all that is related to soccer here in the United States only.  Sadly there is no International Hall of Fame, but if there was Pele would take center stage. He is one of the greatest players of all time. He once said, “I was born for soccer, just as Beethoven was born for music.” Did you know his real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento? You can learn more about this football genius by watching the film, Pele, Birth of a Legend.  

 

***BY THE END OF TODAY I NEED TO COMPLETE…***

  • ELA
    • Book Clubs: Read your agreed upon book club amount
    • Complete a DIFFERENT Bingo board activity than one you’ve chosen before
  • Fantasy: 2 Day Assignment
  • Math
    • Watch math lesson video
    • Complete Workbook pp 121-122
    • Reflex Math for students who need to have 100% fluency
    • Participate in Khan Academy, IXL and play some time games for practice
  • Social Studies
    • Watch short intro video
    • Read Celebrating Memorial Day article
    • Complete 4 questions on Seesaw

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 ~ eLearning

Good Morning 3D! I hope you have a Wacky Wednesday!

Please watch the morning message first. Then read the blog for closer details.

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom schedule today: 

3D tech (work on forms) / whole class- share 3 primary sources from home in small groups- 11-12pm

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

WRITING: FANTASY: IMAGINATIVE NARRATIVE #3

Authors often learn from other writers and use specific pieces of writing as their mentor text. Today you will explore a story that will become a mentor text for us, map it out on a story mountain and look closely at the elements of fantasy writing. This is a two day assignment as there are several parts. 

DAY 1:

  • Watch the introductory video
  • Read/Listen to both links on The Paper Bag Princess on slide# 2
  • Complete the Story Map for The Paper Bag Princess on slide #5

DAY 2:

  • Add your thinking to the Elements of Fantasy Padlet (Boyer/DeGrazia) -slide #7
  • Answer the reflection questions on Slide #8

I put these slides in your writing folder too:

Slides to complete work: Elements of Fantasy & Story Mountains Slides

READ: PADLET DAY

Remember to have 1 cover  uploaded to your padlet and write across all of the columns, not just one column.  Also, it is important not to report but to think deeply about your book.  If one person reports something (for example character names) , then you should add to the post your thoughts and text evidence to support your thinking about those characters. 

Everyone in the group should not repeat the setting:

  • Think about why the author chose the setting?
  • How does the setting affect your characters?
  • Why is the setting important?

When listing the problems, the same is true. Don’t repeat the same problem your club members already posted. Instead add on to your partners posts and either agree or disagree, but provide more text evidence in your thinking. Your posts should reflect 15-20 minutes of thinking to receive excellent participation credit. 

Math: Converting Time

In this lesson you will be learning how to convert time from hours to minutes and minutes to hours. You will need a pencil and paper to actively participate in the lesson and complete some of the work alongside this tutorial. There may be times you will want to watch parts of the tutorial again, as this can be challenging work.

Copy and Paste Slides: Workbook pages 119-120

Print Option: Workbook pages 119 – 120

Social Studies: Secondary versus Primary Sources

There has been a lot of talk about primary sources the last few weeks. But what about secondary sources? Aren’t they pretty great too? Watch today’s video to explore what makes secondary sources so useful.

Complete the Task Cards project we started last week. Read each card, determine whether it is a primary or secondary source and record your answer on the Recording Sheet. Then check your answers by scanning the QR code using a smartphone camera. Show us your Recording Sheet either on your May E-Learning Slideshow or on the Seesaw assignment. 

How can I show my work?: (slides are also in your SS folder)

Smart Fact- Can you find the primary and secondary sources in the video?

On this day in 1927 Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, NY, flying the “Spirit of St. Louis” on an epic flight from New York to Paris. It was a milestone in flying aviation history. He completed the 33-hour, 30-minute flight and landed at Le Bourget Airport, Paris on the evening of 21 May. The Spirit of St. Louis is an artifact that is housed in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Watch this video to see Charles Lindbergh’s plane being lowered to the floor of the museum to be inspected and a plan made for preservation.

***BY THE END OF TODAY I NEED TO COMPLETE…***

  • ELA
    • Book Clubs
      • Read your agreed upon book club amount
      • Complete your book club padlet- include date and initials
    • Fantasy- 2 day assignment
      • Day 1- Watch intro video
      • Day 1- Listen to both links of The Paper Bag Princess
      • Day 1- Complete the story mountain
      • Day 2- Add to your class padlet the elements of Fantasy and complete reflection on slides
  • Math
    • Watch math lesson video 
    • Complete workbook pages 119-120
  • Social Studies 
    • Watch the lesson to learn more about secondary sources
    • Complete task cards #17- 32 on Task Card Recording sheet- post on Seesaw or May E-learning Slideshow

Tuesday, May 19 ~ E-Learning

Good Morning 3D! Today is Terrific Tuesday!

Watch the morning message first. Then read the blog post for details.

Please remember to visit the specials websites:  Heathcotegateway E-Learning option

Questions? Continue to add to our class Padlet: E-Learning Questions or use your gmail

Zoom schedule today: 

No formal zoom with our class today

* Office hours– 11-12pm ~ email me by 9:30 if you need help and I will schedule a time slot by 10am

Library Broadcast (optional) – 2:30 pm – Mrs. Sorenson will read a book to you

WRITING: FANTASY

You don’t always need a long time to tell a great story. Today we are looking at a few Disney animated shorts to study how much detail can be packed into just a few minutes.

Watch the Introduction Video to learn how to get started on this learning opportunity. 

Watch these films and think about the communication that is happening in each one.

Think about the communication that is happening in each one:

  • How are the characters communicating with one another?
  • How do we know?
  • Think body language, facial expressions, sounds (how might you describe this sound?).
  • How can this help to inform your fantasy writing?

When you are done watching all of the short films, complete slides 6-9 that are placed in your Writing folder called, Pixar Study. You can add your thinking right on those slides, as they are in your own folder. Copy and paste them into your E-Learning Slideshow.

 

READ 20-30 minutes book club book #1: Today you have your bingo board activity with your book partnerships. Make sure to share the numbered activity you are doing and post your work to your class seesaw activity. Please make sure to choose an activity you haven’t already completed.

 

Bingo Board Challenge: Try one of these if you haven’t yet.

Since we have been thinking so much about setting with out work with fantasy, why not try a setting-based activity today?

5. Build the setting for the story. Use Legos, PlayDough, looseparts, blocks, whatever materials you have access to.
10. Create a map of the setting in whatever medium you’d like: watercolors, colored pencils, chalk, pencil, markers, etc.

23. Sketch your favorite scene with as many details as you can. Write at least one paragraph telling why it is your favorite.

MATH: Elapsed Time

Watch the video below to learn about elapsed time. Elapsed time is the amount of time that passes from the beginning of an event to its end. You will find the duration of a time interval using a clock face and a timeline as a tool. Timelines are a way to visualize what is happening as the hour and minute hands move around the clock face. You will also understand elapsed time better when going from A.M. to P.M. or from P.M. to A.M 

 

On workbook page 118 you may need extra space to make a timeline to help you visualize the amount of time that has passed.

Copy and paste: WB 117-118

Print option:Time WB117-118

Extra Elapsed Time Practice and Games:

SOCIAL STUDIES:

  1. Watch the lesson about our exciting assignment today. 
  2. Collect at least one:
    1. Photograph
    2. Document
    3. Artifact 
  3. Bring these items to share at tomorrow’s Zoom

Slides are in your SS folder too. This will help with your zoom tomorrow in small groups: All About Me Discussion Question Slides

SMART FACT

On this day in 2007 United States treasure hunters discovered a shipwreck off the coast of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. The ship had a record haul of over $500 million worth of gold and silver. A shipwreck expert guessed that the wreck was that of the Merchant Royal that sank in 1642 off the Islands of Scilly. Treasure hunters travel far and wide to find what they are looking for. Nicholas Cage plays Ben Gates, a historian and treasure hunter in the movie National Treasure. It’s worth watching and so good, they made three!   

 

***BY THE END OF TODAY I NEED TO COMPLETE…***

  • ELA
    • Book Clubs
      • Read your agreed upon book club amount
      • Complete a new BINGO board activity and post to Seesaw
    • Fantasy
      • Watch intro video
      • Watch all of the Pixar short films and look for how characters are communicating
      • In the slides in your writing folder called, Pixar Study, answer the questions on slides 6-9.
  • Math
    • Watch math lesson video **Watch very carefully, this gives useful strategies**
    • Complete Workbook pages 117-118
    • Participate in Khan Academy practice or other extra practice
  • Social Studies 
    • Watch the lesson on the All About Me mini-project
    • Collect the 3 primary sources
    • Bring the 3 items to our class Zoom at 11:00 TOMORROW