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Hello, boys, girls, and parents!  


It's a marvelous Monday!  Welcome to week 3 of remote learning!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a great week.    


Did you listen to Mr. Porowski's morning announcements on Twitter?  Be sure to hear what he has to say live each day at 8:00AM!  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 special teacher's website each day we are remotely learning.  Those teachers are posting assignments as well.  


Guess what I did this weekend...I set up a Google classroom!  I will continue to list your daily assignments on my website as we all transition to checking my Google classroom.  I still want students to complete their assignements using paper and pencil.  However, Google classroom may be an easier place to upload to, use assignment links, view a slideshow, mark assignments as done, etc.  I will be in touch with you through email to make sure you have your child's Google login information and our Google class code.         


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.  Mr. Porowski also sent families indoor and outdoor recess activities to consider.  Let's all keep active!  


I will reach out to families this next week regarding setting up another Zoom session at your convenience.  I want to focus on one-to-one Zoom sessions so that I can teach and reinforce specific skills with each student.  I can see from some assignments or work completed online that different children have different needs.  I will address each child's specific need during our Zoom session.    


Please stay healthy,


Mrs. Smith




Here are your reading, writing, and math assignments for Monday, March 30, 2020:




1.  Read your Dolch sight words to a parent.  


2.  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.  Magic E slideshow (long i)





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 busy!  First on Friday after school, I worked on setting up a Google classroom.  My daughter Sarah helped me.  Then on Saturday, I completed part of a final exam for my Tuesday night college class.  It was a long test.  It took me 3 hours to complete!  Finally on Sunday, I worked on lesson plans for this coming week of remote learning.  Lesson plans take a long time to write!  As you can see, my weekend was not boring.  





 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.3 Match analog clocks and digital clocks.  If you didn't complete Q.2 last week, please complete that as well.  Please check your EdPuzzle account to make sure all assignments were completed last 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. ****