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Hello, boys and girls!  


It's fantastic Friday!  We made it through our first week of remote learning!  I thank you all for your diligence getting your work done, and I thank you for your patience and understanding.   This type of learning is different for all of us!


Here are your reading, writing, and math assignments for March 20, 2020.  


Please do not stress out about any assignments-do what you can and just try your best!  


Email me your work, or save it in a folder for when we return to Campbell School.  


Thank you to the students who have been recording themselves on RAZ Kids.  My family and I love listening to you read!  I will continue to provide you with feedback and give you RAZ points for completing this activity.  


I signed each one of you up for IXL.  I hope your parents got an email with your username and password (the password is the same as your iReady password).  If you didn't, please reach out and I will give you that information.  While my intent is to use IXL for math, it can also be used for reading, writing, social studies, science, etc.  


Enjoy your weekend-you know I'll make you write about it on Monday!



Mrs. Smith




1.  Read to yourself or with a partner for 15 minutes.  You can read a book from home or use RAZ Kids (rsmith199).   


RAZKids - Look for assigned books in your reading room.  Record yourself reading one of these books.  That is an option on RAZ Kids.  I will listen to your recording and provide you with feedback.  Be sure to go on a picture walk before you read.  As you are reading remember to use different strategies to figure out words.  You can sound out the words.  You can use letter sounds and picture cues to help you.  You can also skip the word in the sentence and come back to it.  After you figure out a word, reread the sentence from the beginning.  Make sure your reading sounds like talking-you are the narrator telling a story just like in the videos you've been watching and listening to on Storyline Online.  


2.  Go through a new Magic E syllable slideshow:





3.  Do you know that tomorrow is March 21, 2020?  Of course you know that, but do you know March 21st is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day?  Below are 2 links to further explain what Down Syndrome is and why we all should be celebrating this wonderful day that honors special people in our lives.  As we talked about earlier this week, we all are special-we all are unique.  This special day highlights the uniqueness of some of our friends.      





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Join me on Saturday, March 21st as I rock my crazy socks to honor some special friends!  




Writing assignment:  Think about a friend.  Write about your friend and tell me what makes your friend special.


Here is my example:  My friend Dawn is special.  First, Dawn is smart!  She always uses mental math to figure out hard math problems.  Second, Dawn is kind.  She always traveled to my house to visit me when my kids were babies.  Third, Dawn is a fantastic writer.  She always knows the perfect words to use when she writes a story.  As you can see, my friend Dawn is amazing!


Think about the 4 square graphic organizer:  topic sentence, detail sentence, detail sentence, detail sentence, closing sentence.  In my sample paragraph, I added a sentence to further explain each detail.  You may or may not choose to do this!  BUT you must use the COPS strategy to check your work!  











Complete #1-2.  Choose one activity from the list in #3 to complete.    


  1. Complete 15 minutes of iReady.

  2. Log on to Extra Math to practice your math facts.  Or, you can get a deck of cards and play Peace.

  3. Pick a different activity from the list below and play for 15 minutes. 
  • Roll 1 Die two times - Add the numbers.
  • Roll 1 Die two times- Subtract the numbers.
  • Roll 2 Dice two times- Make two 2 digit numbers and add.

  • Roll 2 Dice two times- Make two 2 digit numbers and subtract

  • Roll 2 dice - Make two numbers and compare using > greater than, < less than, and = equal to.  

  • Roll 3 dice for a three digit number - Write it in word form, expanded form, standard form (just use digits) , and model base 10 (draw the hundreds, tens, and ones).  

  • Write an addition word problem using 2 numbers through 20. 

  • Write a subtraction word problem using 2 numbers through 20.

  • Measure 10 objects using the inches side of a ruler.  

  • Measure 10 objects using the centimeters side of a ruler.

  • Help your parents measure ingredients for a recipe. Tell me what you made!


**** You can visit the following websites to play math games involving simple word problems, place value, addition, and subtraction as well. ****