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Hello, students and parents!  


It's terrific Tuesday!  What is going on with this weather?  We sure could use some sunshine!    


Start your day with Mr. Porowski's morning announcements on Twitter at 8:00 AM.  Listen again at 8:00PM for a bedtime story.  


Mr. Porowski would like 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.  


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.  


If you are looking for some extra assignments, check out  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 Tuesday, March 31, 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.  Magic E slideshow (long o-take 2!)


3.  Practice reading AND spelling your Red Words with a partner.  Here's an idea:  You can Zoom a relative.  Show them the red word card.  They can tell you the word you have to spell.  You can spell it aloud to them!  If you don't get it correct, look at the card and trace the word 3 times while saying the letter names.  Just a different way to make red word practice fun!      





  1. Learn about the author:  Donald Crews is the author and illustrator of the book BigMama's.  What does that mean?  Donald Crews is the author so he wrote the words in the story, and he is the illustrator because he drew the pictures.  Donald Crews grew up in Newark, New Jersey with his mother, father, a brother, and two sisters in an apartment.  As a young boy, he spent his summers in Cottondale, Florida at his grandparents' farmhouse.  Donald Crews currently lives with his wife in New York City.  
  2. Personal narrative:  What is a personal narrative?  A personal narrative is a story about something you experienced. It is a true story about a special moment in your life!  All personal narratives must have a beginning, middle, and end.  Donald Crews's book called BigMama's is an example of a personal narrative.  It is a true story about something that happen in Donald Crews's life.  
  3. Listen to the story BigMama's at  
  4. After the story, you will write in complete sentences to tell what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.  You may choose to use the attached graphic organizer (see my Google classroom), or you may write the title, author, beginning, middle, and end on a piece of paper.  Please label the beginning, middle, and end.   





   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.4 Read clocks and write times: hour and half hour.  If you didn't complete Q.2 or Q.3, please complete those 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. ****