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Week 3: June 29-July 3, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

ELA: Using Evidence in Mystery Writing

Learn about evidence and alibis; read an excerpt from Crime and Puzzlement by Lawrence Treat; organize evidence in writing.

No additional materials needed.

Math: Representing Decomposing Numbers

Review reading, writing and representing fractions; solve multiplication “number train” problems; read Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner by Amy Schwartz; learn the place value game Surrounding Digits.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

ELA: Using Evidence in Opinion Writing

Read an excerpt from Crime and Puzzlement by Lawrence Treat and identify explicit and inferred evidence; write an opinion paragraph using evidence and reasons.

No additional materials needed.

Math: Comparing Numbers

Practice placing fractions on a number line; solve multi-step story problems; read Counting on Frank by Rod Clement; play the game Close to 1,000.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

ELA: Writing Book Reviews

Read My Snake Blake by Randy Seigel; write a book review.

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Math: Growing Quantities

Review ways to represent a fraction; solve multi-step story problems with multiplication and division; read The King’s Chessboard by David Birch; learn the game Triple Digit Dare.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

ELA: Writing Persuasive Letters

Read I Want a New Room by Karen Kaufman Orloff; practice open syllabication rules; learn to write a persuasive letter.

No additional materials needed.

Math: Exploring Tangrams

Review fraction concepts with “Fraction Splat”; solve multi-step story problems; read Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert; compare decimals with the game Decimal War.

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Friday, July 3, 2020 –
Kindergarten through 5th Grade Fun Friday

  • 8 to 9 a.m., Physical Education – Drum Fit, Part II:
    Review drumming patterns and the Ghostbusters routine; aim for a personal best with a “one-minute fast track” activity; do a yoga cool-down. Suggested materials: Assorted materials for drumming at home such as short pool noodles, wooden spoons, laundry baskets, cushions, etc.
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Art – My Room is a Zoo!:
    Turn your room into a zoo with animals inspired by Amate folk art. Suggested materials: Brown grocery bad, brown or black watercolor paint, white chalk, tempera paint in a variety of colors (or crayons/colored pencils), black permanent marker, How to Draw Animals.
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Musical Adventures – The Animal Fair:
    Sing, play and move with animal songs in English and Spanish; read Tuesday by David Wiesner set to music. Suggested materials: Yarn, percussion instruments (or wooden spoons and buckets).
  • 11 a.m. to noon, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for Families:
    Learn strategies to build relationships, cope with stress, and promote resilience at home. Suggested materials: July 3: SEL Resource Folder.