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Hello, boys and girls!  


We made it to Friday!  Amen!  It looks like we are having outdoor recess again today.  Be sure to take time to go outside and get some fresh air in a responsible way especially because it looks like a rainy weekend ahead.    


Did you listen to Mr. Porowski's morning announcements?  Be sure to hear what he has to say live each day at 8:00AM!  If you're sleeping in, hit the replay button when you wake up!  Be sure to listen to his 8:00PM bedtime story if you wish.  


Mr. Porowski would like us to remind you to check your child's specials teacher's website for each day we are remotely learning.  Those teachers are posting assignments as well.  


Thank you very much for emailing me downloads of your children's work.  I feel it's important to keep the kids writing with paper and pencil opposed to turning in typed assignments through Google classroom.   With that being said, with a vote of 3-2, Matisse was the preferred artist over Picasso.  Thank you for your wonderfully written opinion paragraphs!     


If you are looking for some extra assignments, the feedback I'm hearing about IXL is positive.  You can explore all of the subjects in the program, not just math or reading.  


I will reach out to you next week regarding setting up another Zoom session at your convenience.  


Please stay healthy and enjoy this weekend,


Mrs. Smith




Here are your reading, writing, and math assignments for Friday, March 27, 2020:




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 story No More Noisy Nights at  


Before reading:  Ask: Have you ever heard noises that kept you up when you were trying to sleep? How do you feel in the morning when you don’t get enough sleep?

Introduce the title, No More Noisy Nights, and ask students to predict what might happen in the story.


During reading:  Tell students that they are going to listen for any problems the character may have and how the character fixes the problem. 


After reading:  Students will identify the problem in the story and explain how the character solved the problem.





3.  Complete the Story Retell graphic organizer (I emailed this to each of you).  Write the answer to each question in each box in a complete sentence.  Use COPS to check your work.  


**Don't fret if you can't print the graphic organizer.  You can make your own!  It's a comprehension four square organizer.




 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.  Or, you can go to  Email me if you want to know your current 3 Minute Math level.  

  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.  
  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.  
  5. Go to your account.  Complete suggested skills Q.2 Match analog clocks and times.  Please check your EdPuzzle account to make sure all assignments were completed this week.  I may have assigned you an extra activity to reinforce a specific skill.      
  6. **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, 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!  I made chocolate cupcakes!


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