Online activities for Monday, March 23

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.

Online activities for Friday, March 20

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 discuss their Literature Circles reading and notes from yesterday. We did that using a Zoom group video chat. Twenty-three students showed up! 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 again. Our class average is up to 80%; some students should be able to finish up this weekend. 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 classifying triangles and shapes 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 69% in plane figures right now! We’ll be finishing this topic next week and moving on to measuring angles.

Science: We read a book about why people in different jobs visualize sound. After that, students completed a note page. The read along book is below:

Seeing Sound Read Along

Check out a video I made via Loom

Check the Online School Agenda for links. Homework is to finish the Why People Visualizing Sound note page if not done this morning. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We reviewed positive and negative incentives. Then students took a quiz to check their knowledge. Homework is to finish the quiz if not done already. 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 Thursday, March 19

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 a Literature Circles book and to write some notes while reading. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Today’s assignment was to work on revising. Students should have 100% of their word goal completed by now. 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.

Novel Writing Project 2020

The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish their own novel! Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 1,000-3,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.

Math: We practiced triangle skills 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 60%in plane figures right now!

Science: We revised our notes about wavelength and amplitude from yesterday, then completed an Amplitude Sorting tool as an assignment. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Homework is to Amplitude Sorting tool and submit to Jupiter if not done this morning. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We read a short story about positive and negative incentives and students looked for examples from the story. Homework is to complete the Incentives Scenario note page if not done this morning. 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 18

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 some books in Epic. I sent students a book on sound to read. Then we used MobyMax Foundational Reading. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Today’s assignment was to continue drafting their novel today. Students should have 100% of their word goal completed by the end of today. Some students are still behind. But the class average is up to 72%, so the class is improving! And six students have surpassed their word count goal! One student has typed over 3,700 words, and our class has typed over 47,000 words in total! 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.

Novel Writing Project 2020

The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish their own novel! Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 1,000-3,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.

Math: We practiced parallel and perpendicular lines 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 over 50% after today!

Science: We read about wavelength and amplitude with video, then students completed a notebook page. Check the Online School Agenda for links. Homework is to finish the notebook page if not done this morning. We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We learned about positive and negative incentives and students completed a note page. Homework is to complete the note page if not done this morning. 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.

Class activities for Tuesday, March 17

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 had 20 students working with us today! Nice job, everyone!

Reading: Today’s assignment was to practice reading with Epic books, and with MobyMax TestPrep Reading Skills. Reading is at 9:00 am daily.

Writing: Today’s assignment was to continue drafting their novel today. Students should have 90% of their word goal completed by the end of today. Several students are still behind. 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.

Novel Writing Project 2020

The final piece of the 3rd Marking Period will be our final fiction project of the year. Students will write and publish their own novel! Each student will write their own novel, with a word goal minimum of 1,000-3,000 words, based on their reading level (each student’s minimum writing goal is equal to their reading level multiplied by 500). The novels will be written in Google Docs (docs.google.com) to make use of the word count feature. Final novels will be uploaded to Lulu.com and published as paperback books, which can be purchased for reasonable prices. So yes, students will actually write and publish their own novels. This project is based on the National Novel Writing Month Young Writers program.

Math: We practiced three angle skills today. Check the Online School Agenda for the skills we worked on and a tutorial video I made. We work on math at 11 am. Our class improved from 13% to 40% complete in one day today! Good job, hard workers!

Science: We reviewed wavelength and amplitude again today with video, then a quiz. Check the Online School Agenda for what we did, videos students could watch, and the quiz to try again if anyone wants to! We work on science at 10 am.

Social Studies: We reviewed supply, demand, and price, then took a quiz. 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.