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USEFUL LINKS

FILES and DOCUMENTS
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Distance Learning Update – April 13th 

- Mrs. Gardner's "office hour" will be held weekly on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. for parents to correspond via email.  You can reach me at GardnerL@pwcs.edu (please note: I will still be responding to emails throughout the week, outside of this dedicated time). 

- Useful Links (left side) and Clever (Office365) continue to have websites, programs,  and resources you can use to practice and review: SumDog, Dreambox, Khan Academy, AR, Benchmark (read books), and coming soon: IXL. 

**Note: You now have access to your VA Studies Textbook ONLINE and your Science Fusion textbook ONLINE! ***
VA STUDIES TEXTBOOK: 
Log in with your AR username and password, EXCEPT you will leave out the periods in the username. Link to the textbook website is posted in Useful Links.
SCIENCE FUSION TEXTBOOK: access through CLEVER and use your AR username and password. 


- PHASE 4 OF DISTANCE LEARNING: The fourth grade team of teachers has created this week's CHOICE BOARD - CLICK HERE and SCROLL TO BOTTOM

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Classroom Update – March 21

Dear Students and Parents,
     This Monday, March 23, we will begin our online learning. We have plenty of useful links located to the left.  Students are encouraged to use Clever for multiple resources.  At any time the students need a study guide for any subject, they will be able to find those in the Files and Documents section.  
   Keep an eye out for my daily emails/videos.  During this time, the students can continue to work in Dreambox and Xtra Math.  AR has been opened up for use at home, so please take advantage of this.  
   I have uploaded the PWCS Home Learning webpage link to the Useful Links section.  There are some great resources on there.  I am also putting our Pacing Guide in this section as well.  I have uploaded a link in the Files and Documents section that shows the Standards we have completed and the ones we still need to cover.
   You will also find in the Reading section in Useful links, a link to celebrity author readings.  I have also put a suggested activity there as well for them to do.

     
 

Math – Begin Unit 5: Fractions -We are reviewing Improper Fractions, mixed numbers, comparing fractions, making equivalent fractions, ordering fractions and putting fractions on a number line.

VA STUDIES – Begin UNIT 5: Civil War-- We are discussing the differences between the North and the South.  We have been discussing Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner and John Brown.  We are also reviewing the Underground Railroad.  Abraham Lincoln was President during this time.  First Battle of Bull Run was the first major clash of the Civil War.  Other battles in Virginia were The Battle at Fredericksburg (Dec. 11-15, 1862) and The Battle at Hampton Roads (March 8-9, 1862)  Other important people to research are Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln. 

- study guides are given in advance to promote healthy study habits!

Each student was given a Packet/Study Guide in class.  If yours is lost or you’d like to print an additional copy to study at home so you don’t forget to bring it to class, please visit Mrs. Gardner’s class page under “Files and Documents”. 


Lang. Arts/Reading – UNIT 7 : Draw Conclusions--A conclusion is decision about a meaning reached by analyzing clues or evidence which is provided by the story.  It is based on a bunch of evidence provided by the story.  It makes sense based on what facts and personal experience tell us.  Using the clues, readers should be able to come up with a conclusion about the text. The conclusion will not be written in the story.  The reader must use Inference to help them come up with the conclusion. 
Focus on:  Genre--Fairy Tales--A fairy tale is a story about long ago.  Many Fairy tales begin with "Once upon a time".  This type of tale is fantasy, often about royalty and imaginary creatures.  The characters are usually good, but some are not so good.  Some fairy tales characters have magical powers such as being able to put someone under a spell.  Events usually happen in threes.  Fairy Tales have a happy ending.  The Author's' purpose of fairy tales is to entertain.  Fairy Tales focus on a problem that at least one character needs to solve.  The problem is solved and a lesson is taught to the readers by the storyteller.

Teacher Read Aloud:

Writing – FOCUS: 
- The PUBLISHING Process 
(Collaborate/Read/Synthesize/Publish using Microsoft PowerPoint) 

Science--Unit  Solar System-We are reviewing the Planets, which includes the order and sizes of the planets, Moon Phase.  They should also review, Galileo, Aristotle, Ptolemy, and Copernicus.


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Daily Schedule


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8:00-8:25

Morning Choice

8:25- 9:10

Science w/ Mrs. Shields

9:15-10:00

Specials

 

Bathroom Break

10:05-10:50

Core Extension

10:50 – 12:20

Language Arts

12:24—12:54

Lunch

12:55—1:25

VA Studies

1:25-1:45

Recess

1:45—2:40

Math

2:50

Agendas/Pack Up/Dismissal

 

8:00-8:25

Morning Choice

8:25- 9:10

Science w/ Mrs. Shields

9:15-10:00

Specials

 

Bathroom Break

10:05-10:50

Core Extension

10:50 – 12:20

Language Arts

12:24—12:54

Lunch

12:55—1:25

VA Studies

1:25-1:45

Recess

1:45—2:40

Math

2:50

Agendas/Pack Up/Dismissal