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Hello, students and parents!  


It's wonderful Wednesday!  How can it be April already!        


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!  


If we haven't scheduled a Zoom session for this week yet, please reach out to me!  


Please stay healthy,


Mrs. Smith




Here are your reading, writing, and math assignments for Wednesday, April 1, 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.      


3.  Magic E slideshow (long u) using Screencastify




1.  Before reading:  Yesterday, you listened to the book BigMama's by Donald Crews.  It is an example of a personal narrative.  The events in the story are true and really happened to Donald Crew when he was a boy.  

2.  Today, you will listen to another example of a personal narrative from Donald Crews called Shortcut.  You can hear it at:

3.  All personal narratives must have a beginning, middle, and end.  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, or you may write the title, author, beginning, middle, and end on a piece of paper.  Please label the beginning, middle, and end.   




  1. 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.  

  2. 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.  
  3. 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.  
  4. Go to your account.  There is an assignment there.
  5. Complete 15 minutes of iReady.


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