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    I miss seeing you!

    I hope you are enjoying Remote Learning!

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    3/16/20 -  Easy Money.  Read Chapters 6 and 7: Bring on the Ladder!

    After reading, please answer these questions on lined paper:

    1. In Chapter 6: Why was Will so concerned for Lilly? Please give evidence from the text to support your answer.

    2. Chapter 7: How did Will's feelings change after Seth arrived? Was he still only caring about the money? How do you know?

    3/17/20 - How did you do with yesterday's questions? You may email me to let me know. Kruch@hamilton.k12.nj.us

    Today read Chapter 8 to complete the novel! Please write a few sentences telling how you felt about the ending of the story.

    Were you surprised by the ending? Did Will really change? Why? What is your opinion? Write it in an emil to me. : )

     3-18-20 - Today, just complete assignments from Monday and Tuesday. And send me an email telling me your opinion about the story and Did Will really change?

    3/19/20 - Hello! Are any of you able to type an email to me? I am hoping to hear from you. 

     Read the play: Easy Money (on paper in packet) and perform with a family member.  : ) Have Fun!

     3/20/20 - Friday: Begin reading, When Dogs Fly: A cool story about a dog named Jager (yay-ger) with his own sport in Dock Dogs! Read up to page 7.

    Discuss: What happened on pg. 7 when Jager went to the park? Tell a family member. : )   *On the weekend, you can spend some time with your lending library book!

     3/23 - Continue reading When Dogs Fly, pgs. 8- 12 Contest 1: Big Air.  What does Jager have to do in Contest 1? and if you can, read Contest 2: Speed Retrieve. What does retrieve mean? (to bring back) Which contest sounds harder to win?

     3/24 - Continue reading When Dogs Fly, pgs 16- 21 Contest 3: Extreme Vertical. What does verticle mean? (moving straight up or down) Do you think Jager is having fun? How do you know? Find the evidence in the story.

    3/25 - Continue reading When Dogs Fly. Read the ending of the story, Top Dog and the inside back cover.  Why does Jager's family take him to Dock Dog's events? Find the evidence in the story.

    Write the question and answer on lined paper. Write the Title of the story on the top of your paper. Use your neatest hand writing. Remember to use CUPS:  Capital letters, Understanding - does it make sense? Punctuation and Spelling.  : ) Save your paper in your packet.

    3/26 - Share When Dogs Fly with another family member.  Read your favorite part to them. Explain all about Dock Dogs.  Then check out more info about Jager and the sport Dock Dogs on the computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KScQWj15tg8  Watch an actual video of Jager competing!

    3/27 - Check out another dog competitor: Spitfire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh76f7oHjYE Meet the Michael Jordon of dogs!  Would you like to have a dog who competes in Dock Diving? How would you help your dog prepare? Please wite an answer to this question on paper and save it in your packet. Remember to restate the question in your answer. I look forward to reading your answers!

     Today: Mon. 3/30 - Did you enjoy When Dogs Fly?  I hope so, I did! : ) Send me a message on Class dojo. I will send a parent invite. 

    Now you may start a new book from the new packet. (second packet)  Begin reading The Secondhand Bookshop Mystery. Start by reading the back cover. Does the setting look scary?  The main character's name  is Juniper. She is allergic to many things.  She is helping her friend Lan clean an old book store after hours to open a new computer shop. Juniper gets the creeps about being in the old shop in the evening!

    Begin reading pgs. 2 -7.  What happened that scared Lan? (we don't know what it was yet?)

    3/31 - Continue reading The Secondhand Bookshop Mystery. Pgs 8-12.  In a mystery story, the author gives the reader clues to help solve the mystery. Have you seen any clues? What do you predict will happen?   Challenge:What is an encyclopedia? ( from pg 4) Can you find out? : )

    4/1 - Please read 25 books today! Tee hee! What is today? April Fool! : )))))))))   Continue reading, The Secondhand Bookshop Mystery, pgs 12-17. Find out why Juniper was sneezing!  Read the inside back cover! What is a red herring? Show your smarts and share that with someone else.  Begin writng about the story. Explain what happened and what clues did you notice to help solve the mystery?

    4/2 - 4/3  Explain what happened and what clues did you notice to help solve the m4/2 - 4/3 You may continue working on your writing about The Secondhand Bookshop Mystery.ystery? Use evidence from the story. Add a drawing if you can! : )

     4/3 - If you have finished: Try this online Mad Lib before Spring Break!  We often did a Mad Lib together before a holiday!  https://www.glowwordbooks.com/blog/category/kids-online-mad-libs/   

     Welcome Back!! I hope you had a nice Spring Break with family!   

    4/13 - Take a look at a new story, Chester Greenwood's Big Idea, Non Fiction. A boy named Chester lived in the state of Maine. The story takes place in a very cold winter setting. Look at the Glossary in the back of the book. Read Chapter 1 to find out what problem Chester was having. : 0

    4/14 - Continue Chester Greenwood's Big Idea. What was Chester's problem? Today, read chapters 2, Chester's Plan and (if you can) 3, A New Idea. Make a prediction about what will happen next. Share with someone else. 

     4/15 - Finish reading the story. Chester Greenwood's Big Idea. Chapter 4. What happened when Chester wore his earmuffs for the first time? Did it bother him? What does this tell you about Chester's character? Please answer this question in writing. Tell why you feel this way and explain. Save your paper in your packet until we can share together.  : ) 

    *Today: 4/16 - Check over writing from yesterday and complete or edit. Read over the Glossary inside of back cover of Chester Greenwood's Big Idea. Then put the book behind your back and use two of the words in sentences to show your smarts to someone else! : )

     4/17 - Fun Friday: Game day

     Today: 4/20 - Happy Monday: Today you have a choice between two books. 1. The Pirates (from the first packet-easier to read). Sam and Jesse want to be pirates for a day! Or choose Euginie Clark Shark Lady. This is a Biography of a scientist who studies sharks! A biography tells about a person's life. Look through the pictures. Why do you think she is called Shark Lady? Begin reading to findout. Keep reading the story up to at least chapter 3. Then share what you learned with someone else!

    If you chose the Shark Lady story, here is a video to get you ready to learn about sharkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr8xuQjCzLk (About 8 minutes long)

     4/21 -4/23 - Continue reading the story you chose: 1. The Pirates (from the first packet-easier to read). Sam and Jesse want to be pirates for a day! Or choose Euginie Clark Shark Lady; a Biography of a scientist who studies sharks!. Read chapters 3 -5.  What were some things Euginie did to learn about sharks?

     4/23 - Complete reading your story, Euginie Clark Shark Lady: Chapter 6   How does Euginie share her work?  Read the inside back cover!  Authors Purpose: Why do you think Euginie wrote this story?  Hint: How do you feel about sharks? Did this story change your mind about sharks?

     4/24 - You may take today to finish reading or begin thinking and writing about the Author's Purpose for writing the story? Do you think the author, Kendra Adams had a message for us about sharks?  I would love to hear what you think. Begin writing about Euginie Clark and how she felt about sharks. What message may she and the author have for us?  : ) Did this story change your mind about sharks?

     4/27 Today you may look back in your story for evidence to begin writng about the message that the author wanted to share with the reader! (Reread 4/24)

    Do you think the author, Kendra Adams had a message for us about sharks?  I would love to hear what you think. Begin writing about Euginie Clark and how she felt about sharks. What message may she and the author have for us?  : ) Did this story change your mind about sharks?

    If you chose The Pirates: Who gave the boys the idea to dig for treasure?  Why did he do that?  What was surprising at the end of the story?

    4/28 - 4/29 Did you write about the message that the author Kendra Adams had for us about sharks? Please look over and edit.  Check for CUPS:  Capitalization, Understanding (does it make make sense?), Punctuation and Spelling. 

    Read your writing to someone else.  If you can take a picture of it. Email me if you can and tell me your thoughts about the story.

     You may choose to view the video again to learn more about sharkshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr8xuQjCzLk (About 8 minutes long)

     4/30 - Today we will begin the last story in the packet: The Coldest Town on Earth; A Non Fiction text  Imagine a place where winter lasts almost all year and it is so cold that Thermometers freeze and crack!  This is the town of Oymyakon (OY-me-a-kon) in Russia. It is mostly covered in snow and ice! Read the back cover of the book and look through the pictures.   Begin reading Chapter 1 to find out just how people can live in this area.

    Friday *5/1  - Dr. Gibson declared today to be a Win day!  This means you may catch up any assignments and/or use the games and activities!  (If you like you may continue reading The Coldest Town on Earthbut there is no assignment today!  : )

     5/4 - Today is Special's Day!  Dr Gibson wants students to focus on the Special teacher's sites today.  No Reading Plans today! 

     5/5 - 5/8 Continue reading, The Coldest Town on Earth. Living in Oymyakon, Pgs 6-9 What jobs do folks have in this cold environment?

     Pgs 12-15 What are the dangers of living in this town? Pgs 15 to end of story.  How do folks protect themselves from the cold?  Do they complain about the weather? Why do you think this is so?

     5/11 - Today is Special's Day!  Go to your special teachers Sites! ( Art, Music, Gym and Library)  No assignment today.

     5/12 - 5/15 - Did you finish reading, The Coldest Town on Earth?  If not, you may finish today! This week, I would like you to write about what it would be like to live in Oymyakon, the coldest town on earth. How would you protect yourself? What jobs would you have to do? Use evidence from the story and/or questions from above in 5/5 - 5/8. Add some true facts or information. Also what might kids do for fun? Then add your own drawing of yourself in that environment. Have fun!              For Fun: Try looking up Oymyakon, Russia on the internet!

     5/18 - Today is Special Teacher's Day! Please log onto one of your special teacher's sites! : )  No Reading assignment today.

     5/19 - 5/21 -  Begin reading the story, Animals Feel Emotion: Do you believe animals feel emotions? The author of this story does. Find out why? https://www.raz-plus.com/books/leveled-books/book/?id=1004&langId=1  Go to the yellow bar that says Digital Preview. You may choose read or listen. If you choose listen, you must follow the words. Try to read two chapters each day!  You may also scroll down to vocabulary and take a look at the important words. : )

     5/26 - 5/29 -  This week is only four days! Please read the exciting story, Who Likes Lemonade?  Mike wanted to buy a Super Spy Kit like his friend Derek has!  Read to find out what happens: https://www.raz-plus.com/projectable/book.php?id=2801&lang=1&type=book,  Tuesday: Begin with the Focus question and read the Vocabulary. Each day read a few pages and on Friday, try the Writing Connection at the end of the story!  I will see you in our group on Thursday!

    6/1 - Today is Special's day! Go on to your special teachers' sites! Enjoy!

     6/2 - 6/5 -  Tues: This week, as we talked about in our group, we will continue the exciting story, Who Likes Lemonade?  Mike wanted to buy a Super Spy Kit like his friend Derek has!  Continue reading to find out what happens to Mike: https://www.raz-plus.com/projectable/book.php?id=2801&lang=1&type=book,  We will finish the assignment inour group on Thursday morning at 11 am. You may also try the games below!

     

     

    *6/8 - Today is Special's day! Go on to your special teachers' sites! Enjoy!

     

    *6/15 -  Today is Monday, Special Teachers day! Go to your special teachers' pages. Enjoy!

     

    6/16 - This is the last week of school with a special event on Wednesday (Klockner Drive Through) and a half day tomorrow.

    There will be no further Title 1 assignments!  Happy Summer!  <3

     

    *6/9 - 6/12 -  Who Likes Lemonade?  https://www.raz-plus.com/projectable/book.php?id=2801&lang=1&type=book,  We will finish the assignment in our group on Thursday morning at 11 am. You may also try the games below!

     

    Games: https://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-sentences/  Do you know what makes a good complete sentence? When we write only part of a sentence, it is called a sentence fragment. See the game! It is exciting!

    * Or You may also choose the Syllabication gamehttps://www.education.com/game/floyd-danger-syllable-adventure/  It is alittle tricky but keep trying!  You will get it!

     

    Thank you,  

    Mrs. Ruch : )