# Home Learning Activities for Monday, May 4th to Friday, May 8th

Posted: May 4, 2020

The following are home learning activities for Monday, May 4th to Friday, May 8th:

-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

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

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

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

Students could also choose any of the following writing activities connected to their reading:

*Sequencing:  Write 5 events from your book. Sequence them by putting them in the correct order.

*Predicting:  Before you start the next chapter of your book, make a prediction about what you think will happen next. Then, after you read the chapter, tell whether your prediction was correct.

*Monitoring:  As you read look for tricky words. Write them down. Then, use a dictionary to find out how to say them and what they mean. Write down the definitions.

*Visualizing:  Choose a part of the book where the author used words to create a picture in your mind. Write the author’s description and draw a picture of what you visualize.

*Making Inferences:  Think about the title of your book. Why do you think the author gave the book this title? Use evidence from the book to support your answer.

*Making Connections:  What happened in the book that you can relate to your life? Write about two connections you can make to the book.

*Retelling:  When you finish reading the book, retell the story in your own words. Write the important events. Be sure to include the beginning, middle and end.

-Monday and Tuesday, students should spend 20 minutes a day practicing multiplying multiples of 10 by single digit numbers.

Ex:

10 x 4 = 40

20 x 4 = 80

30 x 4 = 120

40 x 4 = 160

50 x 4 = 200

60 x 4 = 240

70 x 4 = 280

80 x 4 = 320

90 x 4 = 360

Point out to students that when they are multiplying a multiple of 10 by a single digit number, to find the answer they can multiply the front digit of the multiple of 10 by the single digit number, then add a 0 to the answer.

Ex:

3 x 1 = 3   so 3 x 10 = 30

3 x 2 = 6   so 3 x 20 = 60

3 x 3 = 9   so 3 x 30 = 90

3 x 4 = 12 so 3 x 40 = 120

3 x 5 = 15 so 3 x 50 = 150

3 x 6 = 18 so 3 x 60 = 180

3 x 7 = 21 so 3 x 70 = 210

3 x 8 = 24 so 3 x 80 = 240

3 x 9 = 27 so 3 x 90 = 270

-Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students should spend 20 minutes practicing multiplying double digit numbers by a single digit number (ex: 24 x 5).  Explain to them that they can solve this kind of problem by breaking it into two separate multiplication problems, the products of which you then add together.

For example, to solve 24 x 5, think: 24 x 5 means I have 24 groups of 5.  24 groups of 5 is the same as, 20 groups of 5 plus 4 groups of 5.

So: 24 x 5 = (20 x 5) + (4 x 5)

24 x 5 =      100   +   20

24 x 5 =             120

-When students become comfortable solving this kind of problem.  Have them create word problems that represent a double digit number multiplied by a single digit number, and then solve the problem they created.

Ex: “Joe bought 4 books from the bookstore.  Each book cost \$35.  How much money did Joe spend on all four books?

35 x 4 = (30 x 4) + (5 x 4)

35 x 4 =      120  +   20

35 x 4 =             140

-Every day this week students should spend 20 minutes reviewing their 4 times tables and their related division facts:

4 x 1 = 4                        4 ÷ 4 = 1            4 ÷ 1 = 4

4 x 2 = 8                        8 ÷ 4 = 2            8 ÷ 2 = 4

4 x 3 = 12                      12 ÷ 4 = 3          12 ÷ 3 = 4

4 x 4 = 16                      16 ÷ 4 = 4          16 ÷ 4 = 4

4 x 5 = 20                      20 ÷ 4 = 5          20 ÷ 5 = 4

4 x 6 = 24                      24 ÷ 4 = 6          24 ÷ 6 = 4

4 x 7 = 28                      28 ÷ 4 = 7          28 ÷ 7 = 4

4 x 8 = 32                      32 ÷ 4 = 8          32 ÷ 8 = 4

4 x 9 = 36                      36 ÷ 4 = 9          36 ÷ 9 = 4

4 x 10 = 40                    40 ÷ 4 = 10         40 ÷ 10 = 4

4 x 11 = 44                    44 ÷ 4 = 11         44 ÷ 11 = 4

4 x 12 = 48                    48 ÷ 4 = 12         48 ÷ 12 = 4