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Hello, boys and girls!  


It's a Marvelous Monday as we begin week 2 of remote learning!  Here are your reading, writing, and math assignments for today Monday, March 23, 2020.  Be sure to check Mr. Strauss's website for science, social studies, and/or health assignments.  Check your special teachers' websites as well.  


Please email me each day to let me know which activities you completed-it's one way to keep us connected.  If your parents are able to, send me a pic of your completed work, or give it to me when we return to Campbell.  If you send me work, I will provide you with feedback.    


Over the weekend, I extended an invitation for my math students to join EdPuzzle.  I'm hopeful this interactive tool will help students maintain and develop specific math skills.  Each day, I will post an assignment.  I'm starting with time.  


While I'm using websites that have been recommended by my various supervisors, please be vigilant in monitoring your child's use of these sites.  Students' online safety is a priority.   


This continues to be a new way of learning, and we are all going to try our best!  Please do NOT stress over any assignments.  What's most important is you all are healthy!  


I miss you all,

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.


2.  Listen to the book Enemy Pie at


Before reading:  Turn and talk to your parent about the story before you listen.  Talk about these questions:  Describe an enemy. How do people act when they are your enemy? What would the opposite of enemy be?

How is being someone’s enemy different than being someone’s friend?  What ingredients might be included in enemy pie? Predict what the story might be about.


During reading:  Explain to students that in this story the main character has a problem. Ask them to listen to identify the problem and how the character solved the problem.

You might want to stop the story to discuss the following questions:
Why does the main character dislike Jeremy Ross?
Can you make a connection to the main character or Jeremy Ross?
Why do you think the dad doesn’t tell his son what’s in the pie?
Why do you think the enemy pie smells so good?
Why does Jeremy feel confused when the main character asks him to play?
Why doesn’t the main character want Jeremy to eat the pie?
What do you think will happen to Jeremy when he eats the pie?
Was there anything nasty about the pie? Why do you think the dad called it enemy pie?


After reading:  At the end of the story, have students explain the problem and solution to their parent.




3.  Today is Monday.  You know what that means...tell me about your weekend!  


Please make sure you write 5 sentences using details.  The first sentence is your topic sentence (My weekend was _____).  The next 3 sentences are details (First on Friday, ________.  Then on Saturday, _________.  Finally on Sunday, ________.).  The final sentence is your closing sentence (As you can see, my weekend was ______).  Think of our 4 square graphic organizer!  When you are done writing, check your work.  Do your sentences sound right?  Did you check each sentence using COPS (Capitalization, Overall appearance, Punctuation, Spelling)?  


Here is my paragraph:


     My weekend was wonderful.  First on Friday, I went outside after I completed my work to enjoy the warm weather.  We took Olivia's training wheels off of her bike so that she could try to learn how to ride a two-wheeler.  It was hard for her.  Then on Saturday, we went for a family walk.  We took our dog Lucy with us for a walk around our neighborhood.  Finally on Sunday, Olivia was very determined and rode her bike without training wheels!  We all were so proud of her.  As you can see, it was a super weekend.


In my paragraph, I added a detail sentence to each day.  You can choose to do this or not do this.   


Email me your paragraph, or save it for when we return to school.  





 Complete #1-5.  **If you can't log in to EdPuzzle, pick an activity from #6 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 with someone in your family.

  3. Practice skip counting by 2, 5, 10, and 100.  Everyone should skip count by 5 and 10 up to 100.  As a challenge, skip count higher!  Let me know how high you can go!  Skip count by 100 starting at 100-1000.  Skip count by 2.  Can you skip count by 2 up to 20?  Up to 50?  Up to 100?  Let me know how high you can go.  Find a video on YouTube if you need some extra support counting by 2 or any number!  
  4. Practice counting up to 20.  Then practice counting down from 20 to 0.  This will help you when you have to add or subtract your basic facts through 20 using Touch Points.  
  5. Ed Puzzle:  Time to the whole hour.  Log in to, or copy/paste this into your browser:
  6. **Pick an activity from the list below and play for 15 minutes IF you cannot log in to EdPuzzle. 
  • 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, or write an addition word problem using 2 two-digit numbers.  Solve your problem and show your work.  Remember, there are different ways to show your work:  Draw tens and ones, use an open number line, use a standard algorithm, or break apart the numbers.     

  • Write a subtraction word problem using 2 numbers through 20, or write a subtraction word problem using 2 two-digit numbers.  Solve your problem and show your work.  

  • 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. ****



If you have any questions, email me!