Wednesday, May 13th

Happy Birthday, EL! We will celebrate him today at our Zoom at 10:00.

I am excited to see his birthday bag, aren’t you?

You have your daily library check-in at 2:30 with Ms. Sorensen

All specials’ pages can be found here: Heathcote Gateway E-Learning Plans

Questions? E-Learning Questions Padlet


You did it! You have finished the ENTIRE cursive alphabet! Good for you!

Watch the tutorials for each letter. Take a picture of your beautiful cursive and put it under the cursive section of your May E-Learning Slideshow.

  1. Cursive R Tutorial
  2. Cursive B Tutorial
  3. Cursive Worksheets R and B
ELA-BOOK clubs

Today you should continue to post to the Book Club Padlets. Your jots should be complete thoughts, with capital letters and periods or question marks. Please write your initials and the date, 5/13.

Book Club #1 Padlet 
Book Club # 2 Padlet
Book Club #3 Padlet
Book Club #4 Padlet
Book Club #5 Padlet
eLa- fantasy writing

Writers, today is the day you’ve been waiting for! For the first time ever, third graders are going to be writing fantasy stories. In order to do this type of writing well, there needs to be a structure that is followed. We know how creative you all can be and want this to be an awesome learning experience, so please take your time with today’s exercise in letting your mind wander. Get your pencil and notebook ready, and then watch this video. 

  1. Get a pencil and paper ready to record ideas
  2. Watch Ms. Boyer’s intro to fantasy lesson
  3. Go to your Writing Folder to find the Slides, “Imaginative Narrative Part 1”
  4. Watch the video Ms. Boyer links to in the slides
  5. Show us your ideas! (Your idea generating time should be around 20 minutes.) Write your wonders and questions somewhere to share! E-Learning or Seesaw.

    Please show your ideas by posting a picture to Seesaw
Math- Subtracting from meters

Today you will be learning how to subtract from meters. You will have to recall your knowledge of converting centimeters to meters and meters back to centimeters. You will also be reminded of some mental math strategies you have learned in previous units that might help you solve some of these problems. You will need a pencil and paper to complete this work.

Workbook pages 177 slide: Workbook page 177

Print Option: Workbook page 177

Need some more math for the day?

Social Studies: Primary and Secondary Source Task cards

Today you will be practicing your knowledge of primary and secondary sources. 

  1. Watch the lesson video
  2. Check out the Primary Source Task cards to make educated guesses about whether the source stated is primary or secondary. (Link in blog below and slides in your S.S. Folder on drive.) 
  3.  Record your guesses on the Recording Sheet. 
  4. Check your answers by using the QR code on each card and your smartphone or ipad. 
  5. Share your Recording Sheet either on E-Learning Slideshow by copying and pasting or taking a picture of your printed sheet. Or, post a picture to Seesaw.

    If you don’t want to copy your Recording Sheet into your slideshow, take a picture of it and upload it to this Seesaw assignment

Task Cards #1 & Recording Sheet Slides: Task Cards #1 & Recording Sheet Slides

**These slides have hints on them that will help you! Look at the slides to get help, even if you prefer to print the PDFs.**

Task Cards #1 PDF: Task Cards to Print

Recording Sheet PDF: Recording Sheet to Print

Science–Mystery Doug (Optional)

We loved gathering together at the end of the day to watch a quick Mystery Doug! I collected a few you might be interested in. Since there are no specials this afternoon besides the daily Library session, maybe spend some time today checking out a few of these fascinating mysteries.

smart Fact

On this day in 1767 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s first opera “Apollo et Hyacinthus”, written when he was 11 years old, premiered in Salzburg. I know Mozart has been featured in the smart facts section before, but can we just stop and recognize the genius that he was, having written his first opera at age 11. He was essentially a 6th grader when he did that. The Book of Henry, Gifted and Little Man Tate are stories/movies that feature child prodigies who struggle with their gifts and their desire to lead a normal life. Perhaps suggest one for your next family movie night? 


  • Cursive
    • Watch the two tutorials
    • Print and practice
    • Show using Seesaw or E-Learning Slides
  • ELA
    • Book Clubs
      • Read your agreed upon book club amount
      • Record your jots on your group’s padlet, with your initials and the date
    • Fantasy/Imaginative Writing
      • Watch intro video
      • Watch video in “Imaginative Writing 1” Slides in Writing folder 
      • Jot down wonders and questions (Dedicate about 20 minutes to this work.) 
      • Show me your ideas on E-Learning Slides or Seesaw
  • Math
    • Watch math lesson video
    • Complete Workbook page 177
    • Participate in any extra IXL or challenge games (optional)
  • Social Studies 
    • Watch the lesson on primary and secondary sources
    • Check your S.S. folder for the slides, “Task Cards #1”
    • Answer cards 1-16 and record your answers on the recording sheet
    • Check your answers using the QR code
    • Post your recording sheet (answers 1-16) on Seesaw or E-Learning Slides
  • Science
    • Mystery Doug videos (optional)

Wednesday, March 25th E-Learning



See you today at 10:00! Get the link from your S.S. folder in Drive called, Zoom Sessions for 3M. I’ll be answering questions you’ve had and talk about the newest cultural universal, Social Aspects.

Questions that can’t wait? E-Learning Questions Padlet. 

cursive practice

YouTube Link: Letters J and Q

Cursive Worksheets


Log in to Pearson Realize

Continue to work on the activities for this week’s words. A TIP: Do your writing sort on the last day that you want to hand in your activities. It erases your work so that you can come back to it day after day to practice. So the last day, the day you think you can “Turn in All,” do the writing sort so I can see all your great sentences/words.

Independent reading- 30 mins.
Read Aloud-“Wonder”

The author of “Wonder”, R.J. Palacio will be reading aloud every weekday at 12:00. Check it out!

Math – area of a rectangle: Mrs. Luciano

Finding the area of a shape can be as easy as multiplying length x width. Check out Mrs. Luciano’s math lesson for the day.

YouTube Link if video in blog doesn’t work: Area of A Rectangle Lesson

Complete the workbook pages. Workbook Pages 175-177 

You can either print the pages out and insert them into your drive after you are done. OR you can copy the pages from the slideshow into your E-Learning Slideshow, using text boxes to write the answers in. Your choice!

Feel like a challenge, check out DMC #5.


Social Aspects is next! No need to do internet research, this one all comes from your life. Make sure you are answering these in full sentences. Ex. On the weekend I like to…  I celebrate my birthday by…

The Slideshow has been placed into your Google Drive in your Social Studies Folder and is called, Cultural Universals Project**Social Aspects due Friday**


Ms. Cameron’s Page

Join Ms. Cameron’s Google Classroom- Code: i2gktah

Press the 9 boxes Then press Google Classroom

Go to the plus button and press Join Class.

Then enter the code for Ms. Mangan’s class: i2gktah

Ms. Bescherer’s Music Page

Mr. Borgia’s Page

Sr. Johnson’s Page – Make sure you log in

Strings – Dr. Schultz

Band – Mr. Weber