Learning From Home: Friday April 3rd

Hello 4A Families,

Happy Friday.  Thank you all for your continued strong efforts and support each day.  The students have been turning in some quality work.  I am so excited for  the oral bio presentations next week.  My main hope is that all of the students enjoy the experience and get some practice speaking in “public”.  Students should look for ways to add humor or drama with their expressions or stories.  If they are having fun, so will the audience.

A note about oral biographies…We are trying to create an environment as close to speaking in front of an audience as possible. That has driven our decision to do live Zoom presentations. This allows performers to have the experience of a modified live audience and observers to enjoy and compliment the performances. With that being said, we understand that everyone’s at-home situation is different. All we ask is that you log on to Zoom to watch as many performances as you can. The goal is for each student to write a compliment for a performance at least three times each day. Just like with everything, we ask that you do your best.  The day before/ and day of each presentation I will send out a scheduled and login information. Thank you.

We will have a Friday Zoom meeting to check in and give the students to ask any questions.  I will also be going over PVLEGS. Here is the link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/319841191

Here are the assignments you should have turned in on Seesaw. Check your folder on Seesaw to see if you are missing anything.

Don’t panic if you are behind, but I would like all work turned in no later than next Thursday, April 9th.  Thank you for keeping up on your work!

  • Ten Commandment fill in the blank test
  • The green fraction check in; both sides
  • Math lesson 5 homework
  • Math lesson 6 homework
  • Review math packet page 1 front and back
  • Review math packet page 2 front and back
  • Me and Uncle Romey comprehension test
  • Me and Uncle Romey written responses
  • Me and Uncle Romey spelling/vocab sheet
  • Scholastic News “Mark it Up”
  • Scholastic News quiz on back page
  • Memorare prayer on video in Seesaw (you still have lots of time for this–until April 30th)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Ms. Simpson’s video:IMG_3923

PDF Checklist for Friday: Friday April 3rd Check off


What to do!

Start your day by praying the Our Father with Sra. Brodahl.

Sra. Brodahl  Padre Nuestro Our Father prayer 

Language Arts 

This week you will be working on your Oral Biography and preparing to present the week of April 6-9. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

Things to know:

    • You will be sharing your presentation on Zoom so that your classmates can see you.

    • We would also like your parents to record your presentation separately without Zoom so we have a backup and higher quality version as a back-up.  This should be sent to your teacher.

    • Part of your requirement is to also watch your classmates present. You are expected to write at least 2-3 compliments and send them via chat during the Zoom presentation. We will also call on a few students to give their comments orally after each presentation. Please watch as many presentations as you can.

    • Be sure to include your props.  You may have to make some adjustments because you will be filming from home. Don’t worry if you cannot get the kind of props you hoped for.  Be creative, use things around the house, draw pictures. etc.

    • Look for ways to add PVLEGS ( I will go over this at the Zoom meeting today)
    • When you complete your presentation you will fill out the gold “Biography Presentation Reflection” sheet that was in the folder you picked up from school last week.

    • You will send your completed Self Reflection and bibliography on the Seesaw app.

    • We will have a Zoom meeting on Friday at 1:00 to give you a chance to ask questions about the presentations.


  • Read the remaining articles in the 11/18/2019 edition of Scholastic News which was sent home with the last packet. This is the same magazine that you used yesterday. The articles are about dinosaurs and Bigfoot! 

  • Complete the questions on the last page of the magazine that accompany these articles.

  • There is video support for this assignment on Ms. Corrigan’s page: https://reading.holyrosaryws.org/category/4th-reading/

  • **Should you not have a copy of the magazine, it can be found online (PW: gators4142) at https://sn4.scholastic.com/


  • Work on any unfinished math worksheets and send them through Seesaw.

  • Optional: Spend 15-20 minutes on an assigned Freckle math, or visit the Fractions app on your iPad.