Room 4

March 19, 2020

Hello Room 4 Families,

In response to having suspended classes, there are currently 8 school days that we must plan for – This is new territory, we will try our best….

In Room 4, we are going to leave SS for the time being – focusing our energy instead on being a good citizen, helping at home, doing your own laundry, cooking and cleaning up, being kind, and not whining….

We will do Science (6 hours)
ELA (8 hours)
Math (8 hours)
for the 2 weeks of not school at school but at home.


1. Spelling
- 10 words per week. This is the SAME thing as we have been doing at school.You MUST use your own words in the sentences though.You can type and email it or share it.Remember NO errors.Create a word list of 20 words.10 for Week 1 & 10 for Week 2. Use the SAME process as we have been for the whole year:

Word –

Pronunciation –

Grammar –

Definition –

Sentence -

If you run out of words from the 100 word list, you can use any new/interesting words you encounter in your novel.

Due the Thursdays or Fridays of both weeks – email it, or send a picture.

Reading: Choose a novel that you can finish in 4 weeks.

Complete 4 reading responses.  It will be helpful to divide the novel into 4 sections and as you read think about the THEMES for your responses. You can email the responses after you complete each section if you are typing.

When we return to school, each of you will BOOK TALK this book. BE READY.

Writing – Write daily - a half a page per day OR MORE.  Send this to me DAILY if possible – either as a screen shot or as an email/shared file.

Topics to choose from if you need help –

  1. This is “National Clean Your Closet Week.”Make a plan of how you will clean your closet someday this week.Do you have any items or clothing that you can donate to charity.
  2. What is your favorite season and why? (March 20th is first day of Spring) c.Time change – we all have an opinion – maybe write a proposal or an opinion piece for the newspaper
  3. March celebrates “Children’s Poetry Day.”Using your favorite form of poetry, write a poem about what it means to be a kid. Think about the advantages and disadvantages.
  4. On March 21, 1999, the first circumnavigation of the Earth by a hot air balloon occurred. What do you think it would be like to travel around the world in a hot air balloon? What type of risks and rewards would this type of adventure include
  5. ? This would be a GREAT news article, blog, journal as a participant, advertisement….
  6. March 22nd is “National Goof Off Day.” When you have the chance to goof off, what is your favorite activity and why?
  7. March 23rd “Toast Day.”What is your favorite topping for toast? Explain to someone how to create this “toasty” treat.Or write a descriptive piece using all 5 senses to EXPERIENCE toast and your topping.
  8. March 26th is “Make up Your Own Holiday Day.” So, create your own holiday!Keep the following in mind: • The day • The reason for celebrating • Special events that will take place • Any type of symbols that will be associated with your holiday.
  9. In 1858, the patent for a pencil with an attached eraser was issued.Taking your pencil’s point of view, what do you think a typical day in your classroom would be like?
  10. On March 30, 1993, the Peanuts comic strip character Charlie Brown hit his first game winning home run. What is a moment in your life that you are most proud of and why?
  11. Author Hans Christian Andersen was born in April.Andersen is known for his fairy tales.Pick two of your favorite fairy tales and create a new story that would combine elements of both stories. OR write a twisted tale, where the hero is the villain and the villain in the hero.
  12. On the streets of New York City, the first call using a cell phone was made on April 3, 1973. The call was made by Martin Cooper, an inventor. There is great debate as to whether or not cell phones should be allowed in school. Explain your personal opinion. You may even want to do a little research to include in your writing.
  13. If you were asked to create a new flag for Canada, what would your flag look like?Write a paragraph explaining the flag and be sure to include a drawing.Consider making connections to your learning over the past year.
  14. Sit outside for about an hour.Use ALL your senses and record ALL of the sounds you hear.The smells, the feelings both physical and emotional, are you tasting anything?
  15. What if you mirror started talking to you? What might the mirror say?
  16. Looking for something else?Try this writing-prompt:  365 Creative Writing Prompts 


  1. Chapter 3:Read and use headings to take notes for chapter 3.

If you can try any of the YELLOW boxes

3.1  NOTES and check your understanding do all – Make sure you use complete answers, questions as part of your answers is SUPER

3.2  NOTES and check your understanding #1-5 – Make sure you use complete answers, questions as part of your answers is SUPER

3.3  NOTES and check your understanding do all – Make sure you use complete answers, questions as part of your answers is SUPER

3.4  NOTES and check your understanding do all – Make sure you use complete answers, questions as part of your answers is SUPER

We will hopefully Dissect pig hearts, so know all the parts and how to identify them – google some videos and try these:


  1. There are 2 booklets both should be completed for April 13th. For support you can use Math Antics or Khan Academy, both online resources. I will post some Mathletics, but that is only to be completed once the booklets are completed. You should have your Math textbook, Golden Notebook and Regular Notebook at home.Call the school if you have completed a booklet. You can also call school and we can correct your work together that way too!

Good luck and stay well.  Remember to also have FUN:  Run outside.  Keep groups small.  Try to keep some space between yourselves. DON’T SHARE foods or drinks.

No School Home School Checklist

SEND me STUFF as you COMPLETE it – MAKE ME WORK. Call school if you have questions (204-324-8206)… email me too at