Online activities for Thursday, May 14

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.

Reading: Today was a discussion day in Literature Circles. Students recorded videos of their reading notes and their answers to other student’s responses. Students also completed a MobyMax Reading Level Assessment. Check the Online School Agenda for details.

Writing: Students published their collection of poems today. This is due tomorrow, May 15. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links. Students should have four to five poems written by now.

Math: Students continued to work on adding and subtracting fractions. We are planning to finish this topic by May 19. Students will need to work at a focused pace, completing several skills a day, to finish. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: Students learned about special regions of the United States. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links.

Notes:

  • Announcement: Next year, I will be the 3-5 grade technology teacher at McGrath. I’ll get to see everyone in TechEx every day, but they will have a new 5th-grade classroom teacher.
  • Do you need any help with technology or a wifi hotspot to use at home? If so, feel free to contact me or call the Help Desk at 591-1697 and 591-1698
  • See our Online School Agenda to see what we worked on today and to find directions and links. Make sure your student completes the work they missed if they didn’t join us during the day.
  • View grades at Jupiter Ed.
  • Please see here if your student needs to turn in late or missing work.

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

Online activities for Wednesday, May 13

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.

Reading: Today was a reading day in Literature Circles. Students read an informational text and wrote notes about their reading. Check the Online School Agenda for details.

Writing: Students worked on revising and editing their poems today.

A collection of poems will be due Friday, May 15. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links. Students should have four to five poems written by now.

Math: Students continued to work on adding and subtracting fractions. We are planning to finish this topic by May 19. Students will need to work at a focused pace, completing several skills a day, to finish. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links.

Science: Students learned about energy forms and converting energy using MobyMax Science.

Social Studies: None today.

Notes:

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

Online activities for Tuesday, May 12

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.

Reading: Students read two short stories and practiced finding the problem and solution. Check the Online School Agenda for details.

Writing: We finished reading the book, Love that Dog. Today was also a revising day for poems.

A collection of poems will be due Friday, May 15. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links. Students should have four to five poems written by now, and their final collection should have a minimum of 5-7 poems.

We also continued to plan our last writing project of the year, called Find It, Decide It. Students have been looking for partners and starting to think of possible topics.

Math: We started a topic on adding and subtracting fractions. We have three topics remaining, and about four weeks left. That leaves us with about a week for each topic. We are planning to finish this topic by May 19. Students will need to work at a focused pace, completing several skills a day, to finish. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links.

Science: None today.

Social Studies: Students read about reasons why immigrants from many different countries moved to Michigan. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links.

Notes:

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

React vs. Respond

The American College of Pediatricians has a good article about the difference between reacting versus responsding to kids.

Reacting means that you meet your child’s emotionally-charged behavior with your own emotionally-charged reply. Responding, on the other hand, gives your child permission to express their big emotions, ideas and feelings without criticism, shame or guilt.”

Read the rest here.

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Online activities for Monday, May 11

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.

Reading: Students read an informational article about Jamestown and answered some response questions. Check the Online School Agenda for details.

Writing: We read more from the book, Love that Dog, and talked about turning an emotional memory into a poem. Today was also a drafting day for writing another poem.

A collection of poems will be due Friday, May 15. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links. Students should have four to five poems written by now.

We also talked a little about our last writing project of the year, called Find It, Decide It. Students were asked to start looking for a partner and to start thinking of possible topics.

Math: Students worked on a unit test for equivalent fractions today. Check the Online School Agenda for directions and links.

Science: We are started our last topic of the year: energy forms and converting energy. We will learn about this topic using MobyMax Science.

Social Studies: None today.

Notes:

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