I hope you read a lot of vacation! If you haven’t find two times to read today, remember that you can always read another chapter in this book and answer the questions:
Please describe everything you are working on this week. Choose one way to share this information.
- You can write it in Google docs,
- your Mom can email (edMe@myedme.com),
- you can call me after 4:30 at 571.641.7611,
- or you can write a comment below.
I will help you master these topics while you practice reading
Materials from Previous Week
Most importantly, you need to commit to these goals:
- Bring home all materials for tests/quizzes this week.
- Study or read for as much as you can each night and every morning.
- Ask your parents or me about things that do not make sense.
If you change how you approach school, then the results will change.
Here are some resources I can give you to help. Please ask for more by writing comments at the bottom.
Cool beginnings! Click on the link below to explore how Scientists look at Antarctica. (Do you see a peninsula on this globe?)
Also, here is a video about life in Roman forts. It’s kinda long, but watch it any time.
Second, we have been using this game to see how computers are used to develop intelligence. Give it a try! If you have any questions, you can ask any time.
The game for practicing math facts (practice once or twice then move on).
The game you used Saturday for practicing fractions and mixed numbers.
Here is the game for multiplying with decimals.
Here are previous highlights from our work together!
Here are some study aids that will help you prepare for Wednesday’s Science test. We can help you be successful on this test. On Monday, please bring home a list of topics on Wednesday’s test. If you need to ask the teacher, that’s ok. He will be happy to know that you are focused on doing well on this test.
Reading for Science
Thursday: Choose your chapter!
- Choose your own chapter and answer the questions! https://www.myedme.com/login/electricity-is-elementary-e-book/
Friday: Write a paragraph to prepare for our Saturday meeting.
- On the top of the page list every topic you learned this week (in Math, Reading, Science & Social Studies). Then, list the tests and quizzes next week. Finally, write a paragraph that argues your answer to this question: “Did you work hard on your subjects this week?”
Flashcards are a great study tool when you have to memorize between 5 and 15 things. And, here is a video about the Scientific Method. You should write down definitions to these words on flashcards: Observation, Inference, Scientific Method, Evidence, and Data.
Play this video on loop so it repeats while you make your flashcards. It explains three big ideas:
- Earth rotates causing night & day
- Earth is slightly tilted which causes Summer and Winter.
- Earth rotates around the Sun in 1 year.
I know you are smart and dedicated enough to do well with these classes. If you want to send me any information you need help studying, you can upload it to Google docs, your Mom can email (edMe@myedme.com).
Links and Tools from Previous Weeks
Thanksgiving Break Activities
- Here is a link to new Science readings about energy. Try to write the sentences and paragraph the page describes.
- You and your brother have this fun activity, but read it yourself so your plane can be better! This page shows how to make the best paper airplane. Follow these directions step by step and you will have success!
- Last activity for the weekend: Talk with your mom to have 3 study goals this week. I am giving you one. (You two decide one more.)
- Study Goal 1: I will have every book I need Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night and Thursday night.
- Study Goal 2: __________________________________ .
- Study Goal 3: __________________________________ .
Saturn and Jupiter are huge! Uranus and Neptune are pretty big too. All 4 planets are primarily made of gas. That’s funny and you can remember the last 4 planets are gassy!
The inside 4 planets are rocky. We talked about Mercury having the shortest year and it’s the second hottest. Venus is the hottest and closer to the Sun than Earth. Mars is the fourth planet.
Your memory aid is a great one. Stick with it. Here is another “Planet Song” you can use while you study the order of the planets.
The universe was first studied by Greeks in 300 B.C. Two scientists were Aristotle and Ptolemy. These two scientists believed the Earth was in the center of the universe.
In 1500s and 1600s new scientists named Copernicus and Galileo used new scientific tools, like telescopes, to figure out that the Sun is the center of the universe.
Remember old scientists thought the Earth was the center of the universe, and there names were Aristotle and Ptolemy. Newer scientists, named Copernicus and Galileo, understood the Sun is the center of the solar system.
If weather is on your test, this video from an expert at the Weather Channel describes weather maps and how weather works. All in 4 minutes! If you do not know any of these words, write them on a piece of paper and ask your parents.
If you do need to know about the Ring of Fire and plate tectonics, here is a 2-minute video that explains these big ideas.