Welcome to TVM’s 4th & 5th-grade classrooms! We will continue to update to reflect on the current learning situation. Please come here to check for assignments, links to activities and ideas to do at home. Weekly assignments will be assigned in Pearson and Study Island. Week 2 begins 4/6/2020.

We will be moving to Google Meet instead of zoom beginning tomorrow for our lectures. You will get an email explaining how to get into the app – you will click on the link just like you did for Zoom

NEW Lecture times: new links will be sent out via their google email address the keysstudents.net accounts

Language Ms. Hess 10:00am Monday’s starting 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Language Ms. Cathy 11:00am Monday’s starting 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Math Ms. Hess 10:00am Tuesday’s 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Math Ms. Cathy 11:00am Tuesday’s 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Art Lecture with Ms. Diana Wednesday’s 10:00-11:00 am 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29

Social/Science Ms. Hess 10:00am  Thursday’s 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

Social/Science Ms. Cathy 11:00am Thursday’s 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30

Friday’s – touch base with your teacher if needed for additional support through Hangouts

Ms. Cathy Gwilliam

Lead Teacher 4th & 5th Grade/Leadership
[email protected] and [email protected]

Hours of availability: 11am-2pm

Ms. Debra Hess

Lead Teacher 4th & 5th Grade
[email protected] and [email protected]

Hours of availability: 9am-12pm

Both of us are available via: Text, FaceTime, Hangouts (the kids all have access to this via their google accounts) where they can instant message, video chat or text us questions, email, and we will put up links for zoom if we are going to have an open session (one day in advance so those that want to join can).

******All assignments begin March 30th****** 

4/5 Weekly Schedule March 30th till April 4th

All the questions #1-#8 are listed below the work schedule.

Daily Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math – Pearson 4th – 9.4

5th – 8.6

4th –  9.5

5th – 8.7

4th – 9.6

5th – 8.8

4th – 9.7

5th – 8.9

4th – 9.8

5th – Unit 8 test

Language – Pearson and Study Island Read (on Pearson) Night of the Spadefoot Toad)

Study Island

Read

Question #2

Read

Study Island

Read

Question #3

Read

Study Island

Social Studies ABC Book Venn Diagram

Question #1

ABC Book ABC Book
Science #7 #7 #7 #7 Question #7 Due
PE Take a walk Go for a bike ride Take a walk Go for a bike ride Take a Walk
Tech Coding Typing Coding Typing Coding
Spanish Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo

 

**PE, Tech and Spanish are additional works that are optional at this time**

 

4/5 Weekly Schedule April 6th – April 11th

 

Daily Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math – Pearson 4th – 9.9

5th – Unit 1-8 cumulative test

4th –  9.10

5th – Unit 1-8 cumulative test

4th – review

5th – 9.1

4th – review

5th – 9.2

4th – Unit 9 Test

5th – 9.3

Language – Pearson and Study Island Read

Study Island

Read

Question #4

Read

Study Island

Read

Study Island

Question #5

Read

Final Test

Social Studies ABC Book Venn Diagram

Question #1

ABC Book ABC Book
Science #8 #8 #8 #8 Question #8 due
PE Take a walk Go for a bike ride Take a walk Go for a bike ride Take a Walk
Tech Typing Coding Typing Coding typing
Spanish Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo Duo-Lingo

 

**PE, Tech and Spanish are additional works that are optional at this time**

 

Study Island

Students are required to complete weekly study islands in language arts. There will be 3 assignments posted due at the end of the week.
Link: www.studyisland.com

Pearson Realize: Math/Language

Students will have one math assignment daily (5 total) per week to complete. Assignments will be online, however books will go home as well – assignments are similar in the book and online – so if additional work is needed to grasp a concept you can do the similar assignment in the text book as well. Chapter reviews before exams are in the books only. Exams will be taken online.

Language is also assigned through Pearson. You will have a book and final exam, along with questions to submit in google docs, or google slides.

Link: http://www.pearsonrealize.com

Please answer in Google Docs or Google Slides and submit: Assignments are a culmination of language, history, geography, and science. Due: April 11th

Please turn in papers to Cathy Gwilliam or Debbie Hess on the keysstudents.net email accounts

  1. Locate Arizona and Massachusetts on a map. Research the climates of both Arizona and Massachusetts. Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two locations.
  2. We constantly make inferences (a conclusion based on evidence) about the character of people around us. Discuss how we examine a person’s appearance, words, decisions, feelings, and actions without always realizing it. – an example would be racial profiling
  3. Color is often associated with mood and feeling; for instance, red is often associated with anger, tension, or frustration; it can also represent action or commotion, etc. For each chapter, choose a color to describe the chapter and write one summarizing sentence that explains their color choice.
  4. Compose a letter to the author, Bill Harley. The letter should include your opinions of the book but focus on the discussion of one character. The character chosen does not have to be a favorite character, but could be a character you admire, or do not like at all. Provide evidence from the text to support your line of thinking.
  5. Write a poem about a spadefoot toad or an animal from our environment. https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/uploads/Nevada-Red%20Rock%20Canyon-Desert%20Animals.pdf – this site has examples of other desert animal poems
  6. Examine the figurative language within the text. Look for onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, etc. Discuss why an author chooses to use figurative language. How does the figurative language add to the tone the author is creating?
  7. Research an insect or animal from a vernal pool and create slide show 7-10 slides in google slides.
  8. Research other habitats that are being destroyed and what efforts are being made toward conservation. Write a 3 paragraph essay and include a picture.

Extra info on the Eastern Spadefoot Toad:

Spadefoot Toad http://a-z-animals.com/animals/spadefoot-toad/

Eastern Spadefoot Toad http://srelherp.uga.edu/anurans/scahol.htm

Social Studies:

ABC Asia Project: Click link below for a copy of instructions and rubric.

ABC Book of Asia

Due: May 2020

Additional Tools: these are optional programs that you can complete for additional work (logins will be administered for each student)

http://sumdog.com – math games

http://Xtramath.org – fast facts

http://mobymax.com – for those that have an account

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/msdebbie2nd – you can continue to work through spelling words

Need to check your student’s grades on Portal? Click the link below.

https://monroe.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth/  

Reading Logs – optional link provided below

TVM_Reading Log

APPALACHIAN TRAIL TRIP CANCELLED.
Global Travel was forced to cancel the trip due to Covid-19.  They are standing by their current cancellation policy and not being very cooperative with returning funds.   We were able to work out a few options.  

Option 1: Cancel by today and receive 50% of your money back.  You must cancel by sending them an email. 
 
Option 2: Request a voucher worth 75% of your trip to be used on another Global Alliance Trip (obviously this is not something I am recommending)
 
Option 3: Stay the course and stay enrolled.  I have submitted dates to reschedule this trip for mid-September.  The area is beautiful that time of year, you will not owe any more money and you will not lose money.  This will only negatively affect families that are not planning on returning to TVM next year.   
 
Please let Principal Kelly know your decision as soon as possible and if you decide to cancel the trip please include Kelly on your email to the company requesting to cancel.  I am sincerely sorry about this situation and I support any efforts you go through to speak with management of the company to try and get the funds returned.