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Week 1: June 15-19, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

ELA: Narrative Writing (Part 1)

Read Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon and practice using questioning to increase understanding; learn strategies to find a topic for narrative writing.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Thinking About Parts and Wholes

Explore patterns with multiples of 4; solve “part” and “whole” addition and subtraction problems; read Fraction Fun by David Adler; play the game Get to Zero.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

ELA: Narrative Writing (Part 2)

Read Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer and learn how to organize narrative writing to include the elements of a “story mountain.”

No additional resources needed.

Math: Exploring Characteristics of Numbers

Warm-up with multiples of 4 dot cards; solve place value puzzles; read The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang; learn the multiplication game 30 More or Less.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

ELA: Narrative Writing (Part 3)

Read The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan Tonatiuh and review plot structure and questioning; learn how to use transitional words to show setting in narrative writing.

No additional resources needed.

Math: Solving Real-World Problems

Explore multiples of 3 and 6; solve 3-digit addition story problems; read The 512 Ants on Sullivan Street, by Carol Losi; apply multiplication and area concepts to play How Close to 100?.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

ELA: Narrative Writing (Part 4)

Read James and Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and practice visualizing story details; identify long /e/ and short /e/ sounds; add dialogue to narrative writing and use “magic headphones” to edit.

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  • Student opinion writing from the previous episode (Part 3)

Math: Math Riddles

Warm-up with multiples of 6 dot cards; solve word problems with money; read 17 Kings and 42 Elephants by Margaret Mahy; play Fraction Bingo.

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Friday, June 19, 2020 –
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Fun Friday

  • 8 to 9 a.m., Physical Education – Striking Skills:
    Get moving with “Wipe Out” drumming; practice striking with a short-handled implement. Suggested materials: Balloon, paper plate, glue, popsicle stick, plastic baggies
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Art – A Day at the Beach:
    Make a collage of your feet in the sand at the beach. Suggested materials: Glue, scissors, white paper; Colored paper: blue, purple, green, tan, brown (or markers to make colored paper)
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Music – Down by the Bay:
    Explore the ways that music can remind us of the ocean with movement, games, and songs in English and Spanish. Suggested materials and resources: Scarves, Found sounds (household items such as spoons, sticks, cans, etc.), Kids Take Action Against Ocean Plastic, Row, Row, Row Your Boat in Spanish
  • 11 a.m. to noon, Fun Friday – Pet Care:
    A local family introduces their pets and gives pointers for keeping all sorts of pets happy and healthy.