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Monday, April 27

 

Group Lessons

Individual Lessons

Offline Activities

  • Morning Meeting
  • NewsRound: Current events
  • Literacy Tasks:  -WOTD
  •                            -Journal
  • Read Aloud: The Everglades
  • French – Counting & Colours

*Math 1:1

 -Mental Math practice

 -Review Word Problems

– Area vs Perimeter

Practice

10 Min Prodigy

10 Duolingo

Extension: Read about another National Park! Click the link below to read or listen. 

 Which one would you rather travel to? Write two reasons why!

https://www.readinga-z.com/books/themed-nonfiction-series/national-parks/

Draw a picture of something that is your favourite colour! Make sure to write the French colour down on your work too!

 

Tuesday, April 28

Group Class Topics

  • Morning Meeting
  • Literacy Tasks
  • Group Read Aloud:  “Measuring is Believing “
  • if possible have a ruler handy!

Individual Lessons Focus

  • Math & Literacy 1:1
  • Review : Measurement 

 

Extension Activities:

  • 10 Min Prodigy
  • 10 Duolingo

Materials Needed: paper, ideally multiple pieces of lined paper & 1 blank, wipe board if accessible, eraser, extra pencil

  • A non-standardized measuring tool- like a playing card, or kleenex box or stuffie!
  • Use this to measure something’s “inside space” in your house

Wednesday, April 29

Group Class Topics

  • -NewsRound: Current Events exploration & discussion

  • Literacy Tasks
    *Read Aloud: Introducing Planet Earth

     

  • *French-: Basic Greetings & imaginative play

Individual Lessons Focus

  • Math 1:1
    -Mental Math
    10 min.

  • 20 min Literacy

  • Write-A-Little More Wednesday:
    -Reading Strategies 10 min
    -Writing Conference

 

Extension Activities:

  • 10 Min SumDog

     

  • Extension:
    Create your own habitat diorama! Think about the ecosystems within your habitat!
    https://www.monroe.k12.nj.us/cms/lib07/NJ01000268/Centricity/Domain/598/Habitat%20Diorama%20Project.pdf

  • Check out link for inspiration!

  • Diorams Materials:

    • empty cereal or shoebox
    • Whatever you have at home:
    • I.e. paper, playdough, magazines, raid the recycling! Look at url for examples and decide what kind of habitat you will create!

Materials Needed: paper, ideally multiple pieces of lined paper & 1 blank, wipe board if accessible, eraser, extra pencil

Thursday, April 30

Group Class Topics

  • -NewsRound: Current Events exploration & discussion

  • -Literacy Tasks
    -WOTD
    -Journal

  • -Read Aloud: Fossils!

  • Science – Habitats, Fossils, & Environments

Individual Lessons Focus

  • Math 1:1
    -Mental Math –

  • Big Idea: Data Management

  • -Bar graphs & data collection

 

Extension Activities:

  • 10 Min Prodigy
  • 10 Duolingo

 

  • Make your own fossil!
  • https://craftsbyamanda.com/coffee-ground-fossils/
  • Materials: coffee, salt, flour

Materials Needed: paper, ideally multiple pieces of lined paper & 1 blank, wipe board if accessible, eraser, extra pencil

Friday, May 1st!

Join Kelly for a whole-school Morning Meeting, Yoga & Movement Class! 

Reminder: Gina is away today. There will be NO 1:1 sessions today. 

Group Classes

Morning Meeting at 9:30 with Kelly! 

2pm Social Group!

 Independent Activity Ideas

  • Math :Play one or more of these fantastic fast facts , sequencing, fraction practice or basic number bonds work with just a deck of cards!

    https://www.weareteachers.com/math-card-games/#.XqWl1G-nrIw.email

  • Writing Prompt:
    What could you invent to help protect the planet?

     

  • Watch this clip below to see 22 inventions to make our Earth more eco-friendly!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=218&v=2HubIBlnvko&feature=emb_logo

  • Draw a picture OR build a prototype of your invention and post to SeeSaw. Check out Friday’s SeeSaw to see what Gina invented!

 

Practice

  • 10 Min Prodigy
  • 10 Duolingo

Extension:

  • 15 min RAZ independent listening or reading Force of Earth’s Water

    *Passion Project page and share on SeeSaw*
    *either
    -3 sentence share of topic research

    -Picture fact!

Materials Needed: paper, ideally multiple pieces of lined paper & 1 blank, wipe board if accessible, eraser, extra pencil

Important Links & Daily Schedule

IMPORTANT LINKS


Daily Schedule

9:30 – 9:45 Jr. Group Morning Meeting 

9:45 – 10:30  Jr. Group Lesson 

BREAK

11:00 – 1:30 1:1. Sessions

11:00-11:30– Julia

11:45-12:15 -Kael

1:00-1:30 -Issac

2:30 – 3:15 – *Parent/Student Drop- in (Mon & Fri, by appt)

Online Resources

Activities to try at home!

How to Make a Stress Ball: Only 2 Ingredients!

How to Make a Stress Ball: Only 2 Ingredients!

Stress balls are fun to squeeze and play with, and also offer an opportunity for students to engage with their senses, regulate their emotions, and increase their focus and concentration while doing school work or other activities. Watch the video or follow the steps...

Summer Fun: How to Make Your Own Bubbles!

Summer Fun: How to Make Your Own Bubbles!

Bubbles are a fun summer activity for people of all ages! Follow the steps below to make your own homemade bubble recipe. Materials  Water (2 cups)  Dish soap (½ cup)  Glycerin (or corn syrup or honey)  Glycerin and honey: 3 tablespoons  If you use corn syrup: ¼ cup ...

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