Learning From Home: Friday, March 20th

Happy Friday All—What a Week!

Thank goodness for the sunshine! The post is the same as yesterday, catch up and finish up. I have received a lot of River and Lake tests, and I am looking forward to seeing the rest. Good job everyone.  Parents: I am happy to correct these, you do not have to! Stay safe and healthy!  I miss you all.

Awesome Ms. Benson added a couple of new math videos to help finish up and correct lesson 4.  I will plan to do some videos as well. She really likes to do them (I am a little shy about filming).

Friday Math Video Updates: 

YouTube math videos going over the independent practice at 8:30am. The kids should watch this video to check their answers AFTER doing the work on their own.
Independent Practice: https://youtu.be/S7APU1dXJB8 
Then, at noon, another video will post going over the homework. Again, this is meant for the kids to watch AFTER they do the homework on their own. 
Lesson 4 Math Homework: https://youtu.be/fuvRNbu6Zo8

The information I sent via email from Mr. Barker can also be accessed above in “Google and Zoom” page.

Friday Video from Ms. Simpson: Friday video

Be sure to check out this fun message from Mrs. Southerland too:

Want some fun art ideas?  Head to Mrs. Helling’s page.



Start the day with a prayer from SRA. Brodahl: 



  • Reading Text/Anthology: 

    • Reread the story “The World According to Humphrey” (Pgs. 624-637).

    • As you read (or afterward) complete pages 1, 2, 3 of the yellow tri-fold pamphlet from your folder. (you will finish it tomorrow).

    • PLEASE SAVE THESE completed pamphlets, as they will be used to assess your comprehension of the text.

    • You are expected to write neatly, using complete sentences and text evidence from the story.

    • Use this rubric that we have been using for written responses:

For each response, did you…


1. Restate the question?

2.Answer the question being asked?

3. Explain your thinking and use text evidence from the story?

4. Go back and check to make sure your response makes sense?


Reading Text/Anthology: 

  • Finish the yellow tri-fold pamphlet activity.

  • Think about what you think the “theme” or “big idea” is. Share with your parents or siblings if possible.

  • How do the characters’ thoughts or actions or ways in which the character changes help you determine the theme?

  • Read the paired selection, Make the Switch, pgs. 642-644.

    • First, read it aloud, then silently.

    • Think about the message of this selection. Have you noticed any of these techniques in ads?

Reading 2

20 minutes silent reading: Read a chapter book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.




Lesson 4: Equivalent Fractions, pages 505-508


  • Rewatch any videos to refresh your memory.

  • Look over what you did yesterday.

  • Complete homework on pages 509-510.

Language Arts

  • Thursday:Spelling: Review words for the spelling test.

    • Use Spelling City to review

  • Friday-Spelling: Have mom or dad give you the spelling test.  Head your paper correctly for the test.  You can keep this in your folder for now.  Please correct at home.

Social Studies

When you finish your work you can play the Oregon Trail Game!  Beware, this is truly old school, touch screens do not work.  You need to type in all choices and hit return. I’ll bet your parents know how to play!! This is only for study breaks and free times.  Do not spend more than 15 minutes on this if your daily work is not completed.   HAVE FUN—let me know how you do!  Note: the site as not worked on laptops for some.

Link:  https://classicreload.com/oregon-trail.html

Ongoing things to work on ANY time. 

None of these have to be done TODAY.

  • Oral Biography (final presentation due date TBD)

  • Freckle assignments

  • Xtra Math

  • Scholastic News

  • Science PLTW Activity 3: The Brain in Action

  • Memorare Practice