Category Archive for 'Daily class activities'

Online activities for Friday, March 27

Friday, March 27th, 2020

See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today. You and your students can easily get to the agenda from go.mrhowd.com/online. We work from 9 am to 2 pm daily, with an hour lunch break, although today was a “half day,” we finished at noon!

Today was supposed to be the school talent show, so check out our Room 130 Talent Show!

Reading: Today as a Literature Circles discussion day. Students discussed their notes from the “Stargazing” book they read yesterday. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Students did more prewriting for their I-Search informational research project. Students made a list of possible ideas and started to narrow down the list or choose one topic to learn about. Homework is decide on an interesting information topic to learn about. We work on writing at 1 pm daily.

Math: We worked on drawing angles today. Check the Online School Agenda for links to the skills we worked on and a tutorial video. We work on math at 11 am.

Science: We worked more on a science forum to discuss how a mother dolphin would send a sound to her calf far away, and how the calf could recognize its mother. Check the Online School Agenda for links and directions. Homework is to finish the Science Forum if not yet. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We learned about top Michigan and US imports and exports, and who are top trading partner are. Students completed a note page about what they learned. Check the Online School Agenda for specifics. Social studies is at 10:30 daily. Homework is to finish the Import and Export Chart if not finished yet.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Online activities for Thursday, March 26

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today. You and your students can easily get to the agenda from go.mrhowd.com/online. We work from 9 am to 2 pm daily, with an hour lunch break!

Reading: Today’s assignment a Literature Circles reading day. Students were to read a book called, “Stargazing” and to write some notes to discuss tomorrow. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: We used a Zoom video chat to talk about our next writing project, the I-Search informational research project. Students will be researching a topic and sharing their research as a digital presentation during our I-Search Conference at the end of April (if we are back to school!). Homework is for students to think of interesting information topics they would like to learn about. We work on writing at 1 pm daily.

Math: We started to work on naming and measuring angles today. Check the Online School Agenda for links to the skills we worked on and a tutorial video. We work on math at 11 am.

Science: We looked at screencasts students posted of their model of a signature whistle, which was yesterday’s assignment. Some students made screencasts today. Then students commented in a Science Forum. Check the Online School Agenda for links and directions. Homework is to finish the screencast and Science Forum if not yet. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We started our next lesson about the global economy. Today students looked around their house for products that were imported to America and wrote notes about that. Check the Online School Agenda for specifics. Social studies is at 10:30 daily.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Online activities for Wednesday, March 25

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today. You and your students can easily get to the agenda from go.mrhowd.com/online. We work from 9 am to 2 pm daily, with an hour lunch break!

Reading: Today’s assignment was to practice reading with Epic books and MobyMax TestPrep Reading Skills Literature and Informational. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Today’s assignment was to work on editing and publishing. Today was our last work day for our novel. We will be starting an informational project next. Check how your student is doing here. We work on writing at 1 pm daily.

The novel project is due Wednesday, March 25. Homework is to work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week.

Math: We started to work on measuring angles today. Check the Online School Agenda for links to the skills we worked on and a tutorial video. We work on math at 11 am.

Science: We used a simulation again to model dolphins’ signature whistles. Students were asked to finish or improve the note pages from yesterday. Students also make a screencast of their model of a signature whistle. Check the Online School Agenda for links and directions. Homework is to finish the screencast and post it to go.mrhowd.com/online. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We reviewed specialization and division of labor with a quizizz game. Check the Online School Agenda for specifics. Social studies is at 10:30 daily.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Online activities for Tuesday, March 24

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today. You and your students can easily get to the agenda from go.mrhowd.com/online. We work from 9 am to 2 pm daily, with an hour lunch break!

Reading: Today’s assignment was to practice reading with MobyMax Foundational Reading and Reading Stories. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Today’s assignment was to work on editing. Some students also chose partners and commenting on a partner’s writing for a revising conference. Check how your student is doing here. We work on writing at 1 pm daily.

The novel project is due Wednesday, March 25. Homework is to work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week.

Math: Students took the plane figures unit test today. Check the Online School Agenda for links to the skills we worked on and a tutorial video. We work on math at 11 am. Our class average for plane figures ended at 92% in just 7 days of online work! We’ll moving on to measuring angles next.

Science: We used a simulation to model dolphins’ signature whistles and wrote some note pages. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Homework is to finish the Simulating Dolphins Signature Whistles note pages if not done this morning. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We watched some videos and answered some questions about assembly lines. Check the Online School Agenda for specifics. Social studies is at 10:30 daily.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.

Online activities for Monday, March 23

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today. You and your students can easily get to the agenda from go.mrhowd.com/online. We work from 9 am to 2 pm daily, with an hour lunch break!

Reading: Today’s assignment was to read an informational text about space. Students also practiced reading with MobyMax Reading Stories. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Today’s assignment was to work on revising for a final day. Our class average word count goal completion is up to 90%! For revising, students can add new talking, action, or visual details, change words into better ones, or take out parts that don’t fit. Check how your student is doing here. We work on writing at 1 pm daily.

The novel project is due Wednesday, March 25. Homework is to work on writing for at least 15 minutes daily during the week.

Math: We practiced lines of symmetry today. Check the Online School Agenda for links to the skills we worked on and a tutorial video. We work on math at 11 am. Our class average is up to 77% in plane figures right now! We’ll be finishing this topic in a few days and moving on to measuring angles.

Science: We read a book about cracking the dolphin code, then students worked on a note page. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Homework is to finish the How Dolphins Use Different Sounds note page if not done this morning. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We started a new topic about specialization and division of labor. This is when each person becomes an expert at a certain job. When a task is divided up into parts, such as with as assembly line, workers can be more productive. To learn more about this, we watched some videos about the history of the automobile and the assembly line. Check the Online School Agenda for specifics. Social studies is at 10:30 daily.

Notes:

Our Mission:
All students in Room 130 will do their best and get ready for 5th grade.