Posted: May 10, 2020

Learning activities for May 11th to May 15th:

-Students should continue to do 30 minutes of silent reading every day.

-If you don’t have books available, there are online books available on the

tumblebooks.com . You can log in by using the username: Harcourt123 and the password: trial.

-Students should continue to try to do 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

-Every day this week, students should work on writing for 20 minutes a day.

Students should continue to work on a story or personal narrative of their choice, using a graphic organizer and editing their stories as described previously.

Students could also choose to spend some of their writing time on any of the following writing activities connected to their reading:

*Students can choose to work on any writing activities pertaining to reading that they worked on last week.

*Student can also work on any of the following, new writing activities connected to their reading:

***What’s That Word:** Choose a vocabulary word that you do not understand in the story. Search and write down the definition of that word.

***The Sequel:** Pretend the author wrote a second book. Using the same characters, what would the book cover look like and what would the story be about?

***Compare and Contrast:** Compare and contrast two things from your story. How are they the same and how are they different? You may choose characters or settings.

***Talk Show:** Write interview questions that you would like to ask the author or characters of your book. What are you still wondering? What would you like to know more about?

***Summary:** Write a summary about your story. Include the main ideas, facts, and details from the story.

***Movie Poster:** Imagine your book was turned into a movie. Design a movie poster that would get people interested in seeing the movie.

***Comic Strip:** Choose your favourite chapter from the book and create a comic strip to show the events in order.

***Connections:** Make a connection between something you read and something from your life, another book, or the world around you.

***Character Study:** Choose one character from your book and list one word that describes them. Then use evidence from your book to support the descriptive word.

-Monday and Tuesday, students should spend 20 minutes a day practicing multiplying multiples of 100 and 1000 by single digit numbers.

Ex:

100 x 4 = 400 1000 x 4 = 4000

200 x 4 = 800 2000 x 4 = 8000

300 x 4 = 1200 3000 x 4 = 12000

400 x 4 = 1600 4000 x 4 = 16000

500 x 4 = 2000 5000 x 4 = 20000

600 x 4 = 2400 6000 x 4 = 24000

700 x 4 = 2800 7000 x 4 = 28000

800 x 4 = 3200 8000 x 4 = 32000

900 x 4 = 3600 9000 x 4 = 36000

Point out to students that when they are multiplying a multiple of 100 or 1000 by a single digit number, to find the answer they can multiply the front digit of the multiple of 100 or 1000 by the single digit number, then add the number of zeros (of the multiple of 100 or 1000) to the answer.

Ex:

(add 2 zeros) (add 3 zeros)

3 x 1 = 3 so 3 x 100 = 300 so 3 x 1000 = 3000

3 x 2 = 6 so 3 x 200 = 600 so 3 x 2000 = 6000

3 x 3 = 9 so 3 x 300 = 900 so 3 x 3000 = 9000

3 x 4 = 12 so 3 x 400 = 1200 so 3 x 4000 = 12000

3 x 5 = 15 so 3 x 500 = 1500 so 3 x 5000 = 15000

3 x 6 = 18 so 3 x 600 = 1800 so 3 x 6000 = 18000

3 x 7 = 21 so 3 x 700 = 2100 so 3 x 7000 = 21000

3 x 8 = 24 so 3 x 800 = 2400 so 3 x 8000 = 24000

3 x 9 = 27 so 3 x 900 = 2700 so 3 x 9000 = 27000

-Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students should spend 20 minutes a day practicing multiplying triple digit numbers by a single digit number (ex: 253 x 4). Explain to them that they can solve this kind of problem by breaking it into three separate multiplication problems, the products of which you then add together.

For example, to solve 253 x 4, think: 253 x 4 means I have 253 groups of 4. 253 groups of 4 is the same as, 200 groups of 4 plus 50 groups of 4 plus 3 groups of 4.

So: 253 x 4 = (200 x 4) + (50 x 4) + (3 x 4)

253 x 4 = 800 + 200 + 12

253 x 4 = 1012

-If students are having difficulty with multiplying a triple digit number by a single digit number, they can continue to work on multiplying a double digit number by a single digit number (ex: 24 x 7) which they worked on last week.

-Every day this week students should spend 20 minutes reviewing their 5 times tables and their related division facts:

5 x 1 = 5 5 ÷ 5 = 1 5 ÷ 1 = 5

5 x 2 = 10 10 ÷ 5 = 2 10 ÷ 2 = 5

5 x 3 = 15 15 ÷ 5 = 3 15 ÷ 3 = 5

5 x 4 = 20 20 ÷ 5 = 4 20 ÷ 4 = 5

5 x 5 = 25 25 ÷ 5 = 5 25 ÷ 5 = 5

5 x 6 = 30 30 ÷ 5 = 6 30 ÷ 6 = 5

5 x 7 = 35 35 ÷ 5 = 7 35 ÷ 7 = 5

5 x 8 = 40 40 ÷ 5 = 8 40 ÷ 8 = 5

5 x 9 = 45 45 ÷ 5 = 9 45 ÷ 9 = 5

5 x 10 = 50 50 ÷ 5 = 10 50 ÷ 10 = 5

5 x 11 = 55 55 ÷ 5 = 11 55 ÷ 11 = 5

5 x 12 = 60 60 ÷ 5 = 12 60 ÷ 12 = 5