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    Welcome to the ELL  Webpage!

    Welcome to the English Language Learner(ELL) Web Page.  My name is Theresa Koenig and I am the ELL Teacher. 

    Starting 4/14/20 thru 6/12/20
    Office Hours  Tuesdays 8:30 am to 9:30 am
    Please Email me and we can set up the best way to communicate your needs or concerns. koenigta@pwcs.edu

    Below are OPTIONAL weekly activities for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time. All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities below. These activities align with PWCS's vision of 60 minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on. Our hope is that this structure will help students and parents navigate information; feel free to utilize these resources as your family needs. 

    Please reach out to me if you have any questions!

    30 day calendar of activities to do on ipads and iphones: Click here to get resource with directions


    PWCS SUMMER READING LISTS


    June 8- June 12 Optional Activities by Grade:
    All Grades can participate in this summer reading challenge:
    Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
    Summer Activity Calendars:

    Grade 1 Click on the red link below:
    Grade One Activity Calendar for June and July

    Grade 2 Click on the red link below:
    Second Grade Summer Reading Activities

    Grade 3 Click on the red link below:
    Third Grade Summer Calendar


    Grade 4 Click on the red link below:
    Fourth Grade Summer Reading Calendar

    Grade 6 Summer Reading Bingo Sheet:
    Bingo sheet for summer reading


    June 1- June 5 Optional Activities by Grade:

    First Grade:
    Good Citizenship SOL 1.10
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter the pin to play a Kahoot on Good Citizenship:

    Kahoot
    GAME PIN: 01752121
    SOL 1.9 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts. f) Identify characters, setting, and important events.

    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter the pin to play a kahoot on story elelments! 
    Kahoot
    GAME PIN: 07348307

    Don't forget to keep reading!  Log on to MyON thru Clever on Office 365. 
    or 

    Go to Epic Books  Class Codeazq0697

    Second Grade:
    SOL 2.5 Describe why US citizens celebrate major holidays
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter
    the pin to play a Kahoot on American Holidays.
    Kahoot

    GAME PIN: 08398698
    SOL 2.4 - The student will use phonetic strategies when reading and
    spelling.
    b. Use knowledge of short, long, and r-controlled vowel patterns
    to decode and spell words.
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter
    the pin to play a Kahoot on r controlled vowels.
    Kahoot

    GAME PIN: 06480607

    Don't forget to keep reading! 
    Log on to MyON thru Clever on Office 365. 
    or 
    Go to Epic Books  Class Codeazq0697

    Third Grade:
    SOL 3.5 h Draw conclusions based on text support -fiction. 
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter
    the pin to play a Kahoot on drawing conclusions.
    Kahoot

    GAME PIN: 09529896
     
    SOL
    3.12 Polygons and 3.13 Congruency 

    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter
    the pin to play a Kahoot on polygons.
    Kahoot

    GAME PIN:  08661179

    Don't forget to keep reading! 
    Log on to MyON thru Clever on Office 365. 
    or 

    Go to Epic Books  Class Codeazq0697


    Fourth Grade:
    SOL

    4.5 Reading – Fiction d) Identify genres.
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter

    the pin to play a Kahoot on genres.
    Kahoot
    GAME PIN: 03706012
    SOL
    VS 8  Reconstruction

    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter
    the pin to play a Kahoot on reconstruction.
    Kahoot

    GAME PIN: 0149391

    Don't forget to keep reading! 
    Log on to MyON thru Clever on Office 365. 
    or 

    Go to Epic Books  Class Codeazq0697

    Sixth Grade:
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter the pin to play
    a Kahoot on Text Features:

    Kahoot
    GAME PIN: 04692037
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter the pin to play
    a kahoot 
    on Main Idea! 
    Kahoot
    GAME PIN: 05632808
    Click on the red Kahoot link below and enter the pin to play
    a kahoot 
    on fact and opinion! 
    Kahoot
    GAME PIN: 07610566

    Don't forget to keep reading!  Log on to MyON thru Clever on Office 365. 
    or 
    Go to Epic Books  Class Codeazq0697



    May 25 - May 29 Optional Activities by Grade:

    First Grade:
    Earth-Sun relationships SOL 1.6 a) the sun is the source of energy and light that warms the land, air, and water.
    Complete this Nearpod about the sun:
    Sign into Nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: BGYUT
    Low Tech/ No Tech Idea:
    Read this passage and write 5 sentences about the sun.
    Here are some sentence starters:
    The sun is____________.
    It is important because ____________.
    The sun gives off ___________.
    The Earth needs the sun because___________.
    Without the sun the Earth would be____________.

     

    solar system planets

     

     

    The sun and eight planets make up our solar system. The sun gives off heat and light.

    The planets move around the sun. They spin as they move. Mercury is one of those planets. It is closest to the sun.

    Earth is one of those planets too. We live on Earth. As Earth spins, part of it faces the sun. That part of Earth is having daytime. The other part of Earth is dark then. The dark part is having nighttime.

     

    © 2013 ReadWorks®, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Second Grade:
    2.8 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts

    b) Make and confirm predictions. 
    e) Ask and answer questions using the text as support.  
    Memorial Day Nearpod:
    Sign into Nearpod here: 
    NEARPOD 
    Enter code: NACGJ
    National Holidays Nearpod:
    Sign into Nearpod here: NEARPOD 
    Enter code: WQZHI
    Low Tech/ No Tech Idea:
    Read the passage below, or have an adult read it to you,  and write 5 sentences using the WORD BANK:
    WORD BANK:
    Memorial Day   wreath    President  remember  Arlington National Cemetery


    flag  American  planes fly  

     

    This text is provided courtesy of Elfrieda H. Hiebert and TextProject.

     

    Taken by Adam Bond. Released into the public domain by the U.S. Air Force

    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at an air show at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, April 2009..

    Memorial Day is not just a day off from work or school for many people. To them Memorial Day is an important day to remember friends or family who have died while serving in the military. Many of the celebrations on Memorial Day include the military. For example, the Air Force may hold air shows where they fly special planes and jets for everyone to see. The Navy may also let people explore the inside of old battleships. Other military groups may hold drills to show how they do some of their tasks, like saving people from a burning ship.

    Another way to celebrate Memorial Day is to fly the American flag at half-staff. Instead of flying the flag all the way to the top of the flagpole, the flag is raised only halfway. Take a look at the flags at police or fire stations. Many are raised at half-staff on Memorial Day. People also fly flags at half-staff on other days in the year to remember important people who have died.

    In Washington, DC, people hold many events to celebrate Memorial Day. Arlington National Cemetery was a place where Union soldiers were buried in the Civil War. Since then, soldiers from other wars have also been buried in the Arlington National Cemetery. On Memorial Day, thousands of soldiers place a small flag on each grave. The president of the United States will also place flowers at the Tomb of the Unknowns at the Arlington National Cemetery. The Tomb of the Unknowns is a place to honor those who have died, even though we don’t know the soldiers’ names.

     

    © 2010 Elfrieda H. Hiebert. Some rights reserved. Used by Permission

     

    Third Grade:
    3.5 Food Chains
    Sign into Nearpod here: NEARPOD 
    Enter code: MOTPA
    Sign into Nearpod here: NEARPOD 
    Enter code: JGEAB
    Low Tech/ No Tech Idea:
    Read the article below or have an adult read it to you.
    Draw your own food chain based on this article.
    label the different parts of your food chain.  Write 5 to 7 sentences about your food chain.  Here are some sentence starters to help you.
    The first part of the food chain________.
    Next comes__________________.
    After that__________________.
    Last comes the___________.
    All parts of the food chain___________.

     

    This text is adapted from an original work of the Core Knowledge Foundation.

    An ecosystem is like a habitat where an organism lives, but it includes many habitats plus the nonliving systems that support them. In an ecosystem, each living thing depends on other living and nonliving things for survival.

    In a forest ecosystem, living things depend on one another. Many living things depend on trees for shelter and food. You can almost certainly find bugs on any tree. Woodpeckers can find them too!

    If you dig down into the soil or scrape away some tree bark, you will discover all sorts of other critters in the forest ecosystem, such as worms, beetles, and ants.

    You might not see all those insects and other little critters when you look around the forest, but they are there! You can find them under leaves, rocks, and fallen trees. Mostly, their world is underground and out of sight, unless you are willing to get dirty digging for them!

     

    beetle forest ecosystem

     

     

    Beetles live in the forest ecosystem.

    What are all those bugs doing there? They are doing what all living things do: surviving. To survive, living things need food. The nutrients in food provide energy for the body. Without energy, the body stops. It’s that simple! What else are bugs and other living things doing besides eating? They are doing whatever it is they need to do in order to produce young. Plants make seeds. Mammals, such as squirrels and deer, give birth to live babies. Bugs and birds lay eggs.

    Spiders make egg sacs like the one in this image. When the sac opens, hundreds of tiny baby spiders will run out. Most of them will be eaten by other bugs. Those that survive will grow to be hunters like their parents.

    Living things also must develop ways to protect themselves from other things in the ecosystem. Squirrels build their nests high in trees, away from predators. Worms dig down into the soil. Snails and turtles have shells to protect them.

    Unfortunately for squirrels, worms, snails, and turtles, these defenses do not always work. The predators that hunt and eat other animals for a living have sharp teeth and claws for catching their prey.

     

    spider egg sac

     

     

    Spiders make egg sacs like this one.

    There are ecosystems in many places. Each ecosystem has its own food chain. Look at the image of the wolf, the deer, and the acorn. This is a very simple way to think of the food chain. Smaller animals are eaten by slightly larger animals. But this image only represents a small part of a real food chain. Most food chains also include plants. They also include bacteria and other tiny, microscopic organisms.

    Plants and smaller animals are usually near the bottom of the food chain. At the top of the food chain, you will find beasts like grizzly bears, lions, blue whales, or great white sharks. These animals are too big to be hunted by anything else. A lion or shark is called an apex predator because it is at the top of the food chain.

     

    food chain edited

     

    Fourth Grade:
    SOL  VS  Civil War Review

    4.6 Reading – Nonfiction 

    a) Use text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.


    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Text Feature Nearpod
    Enter code: UXNTC
    Civil War Nearpod
    Enter Code: YZHRI

    Low Tech/No Tech 
    Read a non-fiction texts and look thru the text to see how many text features you can find from the list below.
    • Photographs
    • Pictures/drawings
    • Captions
    • Maps
    • Charts
    • Timelines
    • Chapter titles
    • Headings
    • Subheadings
    • Index
    • Glossary
    • Highlighted/bolded
    words
    • Contents page
    • Diagrams
    • Colored boxes
    • Icons
    • Bullet points

    Sixth Grade:
    SOL 6.4e Word reference materials
    Using a Dictionary
    Using a Dictionary Video
    Multiple Meaning Words Nearpod

    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code:QEAVK
    Low Tech/No Tech 
    Read a page from a book or article.  Use an online dictionary or a book dictionary to find the meaning of an unfamiliar word. 
    Write a sentence that demonstrates you know the meaning of the word. 
    If it is a multiple meaning word write another sentence using the word in the second meaning.

    Don't forget to get on Edmodo and sign up for a MYON book club with Ms. Wenzel.

    May 18 - May 22 Optional Activities by Grade:

    First Grade:
    Plants SOL 1.4 a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place to grow.
    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: EBUHJ
    Low Tech/No Tech Idea:
    Draw a diagram of a plant don't for get to label the following parts: roots, stem, leaves, flower.
    Explain your diagram to a person at home and the function( what it does) of each part.

    Second Grade:

    Context Clues Vocabulary 2.5
     
    a. Use information and context clues in the story to read words.

    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: WAICR
    Low tech/No Tech Idea:
    Find 5 words in a book you are reading that you do not know the meaning of. Write the words down and reread the sentences you found in them.  Use the words that are around the unknown word to try to determine the meaning of the unknown word. Check in with an older sibling or parent to see if you were correct about the meaning of the unknown word.



    Third Grade:
    3.4 The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow organisms to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment. 
    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: IJVKA
    Low tech/No Tech Idea:

    Create your own unique animal by combing different parts of different animals together.  For example, draw a giraffe neck on a ostrich body.  Next, write about your new animal you created explaining how the different parts of the bodies are different adaptations. Finally, share your creation with your family.

    Fourth Grade:
    SOL  Motion – SOL 4.2 

    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: QMEDP
    Low Tech/No Tech 
    Directions:Divide a piece of paper into 4 sections. In each of the four boxes draw a picture showing force and motion. At the bottom of the box, write a complete sentence describing what is happening in the picture. Color the picture.

    Sixth Grade:
    SOL 6.4b Roots and Affixes
    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: VCNYM  and PBVGX
    Low Tech/No Tech 

    Use your Refugee book to go on a Root word, prefix and suffix scavenger hunt.
    find 10 words from the book that have a prefix or suffix in them. Write them down and the meaning off each word.


    May 11 - May 15 Optional Activities by Grade:
    First Grade:
    Animal Adaptations: SOL 1.5

    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: OCLID
    Low Tech/No Tech:
    Make a book about animals. On each page draw a picture of the animal and write a sentence about the animal.
    Second Grade:
    Living things change and grow SOL 2.7a
    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: DFUEH
    Low Tech/No Tech:
    Read the passage below and write 5 facts you learned from reading it.  Share it with me via email or on a zoom meeting.

     

    Have you ever seen a butterfly with orange, white, and black markings? That may have been a monarch butterfly! Monarch butterflies are beautiful. They are also important.

    Monarch butterflies often can be found near flowers. They feed on the nectar those flowers make. While they go from flower to flower eating nectar, they also pollinate the flowers. Because of this, those flowers can grow new seeds. Then those seeds can grow into new plants! So monarch butterflies are important pollinators.

    Many monarch butterflies live in the United States and Canada. But they make a very special trip in the winter. The butterflies that are born late in the summer travel to Mexico and Southern California. That trip can be up to 3,000 miles long! That’s a far way to go for an insect. The butterflies make this trip to get away from the cold weather. They go to the same forests every year. Some scientists say that up to a billion butterflies go to the mountain forests of Mexico each year!

    The number of monarch butterflies has gone down a lot over the past twenty years. Problems in their environment can make it hard for them to survive. For example, there has been a loss of milkweed plants. Those are the plants that monarch butterflies lay eggs on. Cities and farms have gotten rid of a lot of milkweed. Hot, dry weather has hurt milkweed, too. All of this hurts the monarch butterflies.

    The forests of Mexico where butterflies go for the winter have also been shrinking. People have cut down parts of the forest. Changing weather has hurt the forest as well. This puts the butterflies at risk.

     

    © 2017 ReadWorks®, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

    Third Grade:
    SOL 3.1 Ancient Greece
    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: GTYOR
    Low Tech/No Tech:
    Read the passage below AND write 5 things you learned from the passage.  Share it with me via email or on a zoom meeting.

     

    Greece is a country in Europe. It lies on the Mediterranean Sea. Greece has been settled since ancient times. Today, we still follow many ideas the ancient Greeks had about science, sports, the arts, and government.

    Towns in ancient Greece were called city-states. City-states were very independent and very proud. Athens, which is now the capital of Greece, was a famous ancient city-state. It was named after Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and knowledge.

    The people of Athens invented a new kind of government. It was called democracy. This meant that the citizens of Athens were allowed to take part in their government. They could vote and make big decisions. We use this kind of government in the United States today. We owe it to the ancient Athenians.

    The ancient Greeks had their own religion. They believed in many different gods. Each god represented something specific to the Greeks. For instance, there was a god of war and a goddess of love. They even had a god of sleep.

    The ancient Greeks did many things to honor their gods. They put on plays. They held sporting events. In fact, the first Olympic Games were held in ancient Greece. We still hold Olympic Games today. Like democracy, it is just one of many things that we got from the ancient Greeks!

     

    © 2012 ReadWorks®, Inc. All rights reserved

     

    Fourth Grade:
    SOL  4.8 Earth-Moon-Sun 
    c) the causes for the phases of the moon 

    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: QVFXN
    Low Tech/No Tech:
    Create a calendar similar to the one below and record the phase of the moon each night.

    month template
    Use this diagram to help with identifying the phase of the moon:


    Sixth Grade:
    SOL 6.5d Point of View
    Sign into nearpod here: NEARPOD
    Enter code: STKEP  and VUZXI
    Refugee Book Club

     

    § Monday pages 243-258

    § Tuesday pages 259-278

    § Wednesday pages 279-298

    § Thursday pages 299-317

                         

    May 4 - May 8 Optional Activities by Grade:
    First Grade:
    Sign into brainpop jr using the username and password provided on your weekly First Grade Learning Calendar. Search for and watch the Arctic Animals video. 
    Answer the following questions about the video in complete sentences:
    Who was in the video?
    What animals did you see in the video?
    Where do some of the animals live?
    How is an arctic habitat different from where I live?
    Why do some arctic animals have different color fur in the winter and summer months?


    Low/No tech idea: 
    Create a crazy mixed up arctic animal by combining two or three animals.  For example a polar bear narwhal (It is a type of whale that lives in the arctic).  Draw a picture of it. 
    Create a habitat for it.
    Write about it using these questions:
    Who discovered the new animal?
    What does your arctic creature eat?
    Where does it live?
    How is its habitat different from where I live
    ?
    Share your creation with your family or send me a picture of it.

    Second Grade:

    Watch this weather video fro Nat Geo Kids:
    Weather Video
    Create your own weather video!
    1. Answer these questions to create a script (what you will say while doing your video)
    Questions:
    What is your name?
    Where do you live?
    What is the date?
    How is the weather outside today?
    How should you dress for the weather?
    What types of activities can you do in this weather?
    Share your video with me or friend.
    Low Tech/No Tech option:
    Create a weather calendar. For each day of the week record what the weather is like in the morning and at night. Here is an example of one:
    Track Your Daily Weather | Kids Coloring Pages | PBS KIDS for Parents

    Do a weather forecast for your family.  
    1. Answer these questions to create a script (what you will say while doing your forecast)
    Questions:
    What is your name?
    Where do you live?
    What is the date?
    How is the weather outside today?
    How should you dress for the weather?
    What types of activities can you do in this weather?

    Third Grade:
    What is Matter?
    Log into PWCS Discovery Education website using your Office 365 email and password.
    PWCS Discovery Education

    Watch a video on the States of Matter. 
    Write down the following information about Matter:
    What are the states of matter?
    Give an example of each state of matter.
    What causes matter to change?
    Are humans made of matter? And if yes what type of matter are we made of?
    Create your own video or presentation on matter and share it with me.

    Low Tech/No Tech:
    Read the articles about Matter Below:

     

    Solids are a kind of matter. They are things that have their own shape. They do not flow like liquids do. You can see and touch solids. You can describe a solid by its properties. Some of those properties are color, shape, size, and texture.

    Bowling balls and tennis balls are both solids. Each has its own shape. You can see and touch both of them. Are they different? Let’s compare.

    Most tennis balls are yellow or green, but they also come in many other colors. Most bowling balls are black, but they come in many colors, too.

    Both kinds of balls are round. They do, however, have very different sizes. Tennis balls are small. You can hold a tennis ball in one hand. A bowling ball is much bigger. It is also much heavier than a tennis ball.

    Bowling balls and tennis balls have different textures. A bowling ball is smooth. A tennis ball has a soft and fuzzy texture.

    What can a tennis ball do that a bowling ball cannot? Bounce! Tennis balls are made to bounce. Bowling balls do not bounce.

    Both bowling balls and tennis balls are solids. But they are also very different from each other!

     

    © 2014 ReadWorks®, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

    What do shoes, paper, and cheese all have in common? They are all solids. Solids are things that have a shape of their own. They do not flow like liquids do. Computers, trees, and soccer balls are also solids.

    Liquids do not keep their shape. A liquid can be poured into a container and will take the container’s shape. Some examples of liquids are water and milk.

    Solids and liquids have something in common. They are both states of matter. Matter is everywhere. It is anything that takes up space and has mass. Mass is a measure of how much matter is in an object. All objects are made of matter.

     

    © 2014 ReadWorks®, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

    Water comes in three forms: liquid, solid, and gas.

    Water can be a liquid. It flows. It has no shape of its own. A liquid takes the shape of its container.

    Water can be a solid. Solids have their own shape. Water in its solid form is called ice.

    Water can be a gas. Gas has no shape. Water in its gas form is called vapor.

    You can see liquid water after it changes to a solid. Pour water into a cup. Put the cup into the freezer. The next day, the water will have turned into ice.

    Ice can change back to liquid water. Observe this: Take ice cubes from the freezer. Put a few of them on a plate. They will melt and turn into liquid water.

    Heat can change liquid water to a gas. What happens when a pot of water boils? Bubbles begin to form. Then the water starts to evaporate. You can often see the gas escape as water vapor.

    Water vapor also can turn back into a liquid. That happens when the vapor loses heat. The process of water vapor becoming liquid is called condensation.

     

    © 2014 ReadWorks®, Inc. All rights reserved.

     

     

    Put a piece of ice in the sunlight.
    Watch it melt and if you leave it there long enough the water will evaporate.
    What happened to the ice?
    What was  the states of matter when it was ice?
    What state of matter was it in when it melted?
    What happens when the water evaporates, what state of matter is that?

    Fourth Grade:
    Planets in our solar system
    Log into PWCS Discovery Education website using your Office 365 email and password.
    PWCS Discovery Education 

    Search for and watch videos on our Solar System.
    Write down 5 facts you learned about the solar system.
    Using Clever log into flipgrid and make a video about the 5 FACTS you learned about our solar system. Here is the log in code for flipgrid: Flipgrid solar system

    Low Tech/No Tech: Read the article below from Readworks.org and find 5 facts in the article and write them down. Come up with your own way to remember the order of the planets from distance of the sun.

    Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune!

     

    Eight planets orbit, or revolve around, the sun. The planets and the sun are parts of our solar system.

    Earth planet

     

    NASA

    Which planet is shown here?

    The sun is a star. It is a giant ball of hot gas.

    Solar system planets

     

    NASA

     

    Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It has mountains, cliffs, and plains.

    Venus is the hottest planet. It can reach up to 850 degrees. That is hot enough to melt a rocket ship!

    Earth is the planet pictured on the cover. It is our home. It is the only planet that has the oxygen and water that people, animals, and plants need to live.

    Mars is a cold planet. It is sometimes called the Red Planet because it has reddish soil.

    Jupiter is the largest planet. It is made of thick gases. If you tried to land a rocket ship, you would sink into the planet!

    Saturn is the second-largest planet. Like Jupiter, it is made mostly of gases. Its rings are made up of rock, ice, and dust.

    Uranus is cold and windy. It was the first planet to be discovered with a telescope, in 1781.

    Neptune is called the Blue Planet. It is the coldest planet because it is farthest from the sun.
    Stay Smart!Ring Around the Planets

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are gas planets. They all have rings. Only Saturn’s rings are thick enough to be seen easily from Earth.

    • To remember the order and names of the planets, repeat this silly sentence: My very excellent mother just served us nachos.

     

     

    Copyright © 2009 Weekly Reader Corporation. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
    Weekly Reader is a registered trademark of Weekly Reader Corporation


    Sixth Grade:
    Refugee Book Club
    On Page 207 Isabel's Lito says "The St. Louis". What do you think he meant by that?  If foreshadowing means: Foreshadowing is when the author gives you hints about what will happen later on in the story. These clues help you predict what might happen. As you read, think carefully about the words and hints the author might be giving you.
    What hints is the Author giving us? What does it mean?
    Log into Clever and create a video or written response on edmodo or under my post.



    April 27- May 1 Optional Activities by Grade:

    First Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a video on recycling:
    First Grade Recycling Video English
    First Grade Recycling Video in Spanish
    No Tech Idea:  Instead of heading to the store every time you need materials or things, take a look around at what you already have and see what you can use repeatedly. Create a recycled art project or create a new use for something else.  For example cut off the top off a plastic milk jug and use it as a funnel or a scoop.  Use an egg carton to make flowers. 
    Second Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch videos from Discovery Education on Weather tools:

    Making a Rain Gauge
    NO TECH Idea:
    Use a 2 liter bottle to make a rain gauge.
    Watch Video above on how to make a rain gauge.
    Measure the rain totals in both am and pm on chart provided or make your own.
    Watch the weather on TV and see how much rain they are predicting and see if they are correct.  Use these sentence stems to help you make a report:
    It rained________________________________ inches today.
    It rained________________________________ centimeters today.
    The total rainfall this week was____________________________.

    Rain Gauge recording.docx
    Weekly temp and rainfall record sheet | Teaching Resources

    Third Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a video on Human Impact On the Earth:

    Human Impact on the Earth
    No Tech Idea: Make a list of things you can do to help protect the Earth.  Write a nonfiction book or create a  video about  what you will do or are doing at home to help protect the Earth.
    Share your work with me during a zoom or email it to me.

    Fourth Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a video on Fiction Story Elements:
    Story Elements Video
    Read a fiction book, identify,(find) the story elements in the book.
    High tech option: Use the link below to create a story cube on ReadWriteThink:
    Story Cube Creator
    Here are the paper copies so you can print them out:
    planning_story.pdf
    Story Cube.docx

    Sixth Grade:
    Here is your Refugee Book Club Reading assignment for the week:
    Reading Assignment: Monday: pg 81-98 Tuesday: pg 99-120 Wednesday: 121-140 Thursday: 141-163 Click Below on red link to access the book as an Audio book so you can listen and read along:

    Audio Book of Refugee



    April 20- April 24 Optional Activities by Grade:

    First Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch me read aloud a book and give you strategies to help determine the meaning of unknown words:
    The Caterpillar and Polliwog By Jack Kent
    Click below to add your own unknown word video to flipgrid:
    Unknown Word flipgrid

    Second Grade:
    Click Below on red link to explain non fiction text features non fiction habitat books:
    Second Grade Non Fiction Text features

    Click below on red words to create a flipgrid on non fiction text features:
    Non Fiction Text Features flipgrid

    Third Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a video on types of soil:
    What is soil?
    Now that you have watched the video create your own flipgrid video with the link below on the main idea "What is soil?". Don't forget to add supporting details!
    What is Soil? flipgrid

    Fourth Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a video on Context Clues:

    Mrs. Koenig Context Clue Examples
    Now complete this worksheet.  
    context-clues-1-1.pdf

    Sixth Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a book trailer of Refugee:
    Refugee Book Trailer
    Then go on Edmodo under distance learning and answer the question I posted.


    April 13- April 17 Optional Activities by Grade:

    First Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch me read and explain some non-fiction text features:

    First Grade Non Fiction Text Features
    I have also assigned some optional reading in Epic.

    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697

    Second Grade: Click Below on red link to watch me  
    explain some different types of habitats:

    Second Grade Name My Habitat
    I have also assigned some optional
    reading in Epic.
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697

      
    Third Grade:
    Click Below on red link to watch a video on
    the water cycle and an activity from me:

    3rd Grade Water Cycle Video
    Help I'm Stuck inside a water cycle
    I have also assigned some optional reading
    in Epic.
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697
     Fourth Grade:
    Read the text as I read it aloud to you in the
    video.
    Then complete the assignment in the video.
    There are eight planets in the Solar System,
    and each one is very different. Some planets,
    like Jupiter and Saturn are very large. Others,
    like Mercury and Mars are smaller. Jupiter has
    moons that are larger than Mercury. The planets
    also have different atmospheres. Uranus, Jupiter
    and Saturn have atmospheres of hydrogen and
    helium. The atmosphere on Venus is made up
    of carbon dioxide. Earth has a nitrogen and
    oxygen atmosphere. Neptune’s atmosphere is
    mostly hydrogen. The planets also have different
    temperatures. Uranus is the coldest and Venus
    is the hottest. (Taken from https://www.k12reader.com/worksheet/find-the-main-idea-planets/view/ )

    Mrs. Koenig passage activity

    I have also assigned some optional reading
    in Epic.
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697



    Sixth Grade:
    Click the video to hear the first two Chapters of Refuge byAlan Gratz being read aloud:
    Chapter 1 Refuge
    Refuge Chapter 2

    After reading and/or Listening to chapter one and two of Refuge please respond to the Flipgrid I posted on Edmodo 6th grade Distance Learning page.  

    March 30- April 3 Optional Activities by Grade:

    Grade One:
    The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle

    Click link below to see a video of Mrs. Koenig:
    Week of 3/30/20 First Grade Mrs. Koenig
    Click below to watch and Listen to the read aloud:
    Read Aloud of The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

    Grade Two:
    Click link below to see a video of activity:
    Mrs. Koenig' s Video of Animals
    Click Links Below for Videos and books about animals in their habitats:
    African Savanna Habitat
    Polar Animal's Habitat
    Rain Forest Read Aloud
    Ocean Alphabet Book Read Aloud
    Forest and Woodland Video

    Grade Three:
    Click link below to see video of Mrs. Koenig:
    Mrs. Koenig Week of 3/30/20 Third Grade
    Click Links Below for Videos and books about China and Types of Animals:
    Great Wall of China
    Panda Bears in China
    Chinese Folktale Read Aloud
    Soil Videos
    Eating Habits of Animals

    Grade Four:
    Click link below to see video of Mrs. Koenig:
    Mrs. Koenig fourth grade 3/30/20
    Click Links Below for Videos and books about Electricity and 20th and 21st Century Virginians:
    Electricity Videos
    20th and 21st Rap
    VA Studies SOL 20th Century and Beyond

    Sixth Grade:
    Click link below to see video of Mrs. Koenig:
    Mrs. Koenig 6th grade 3/30/20
    Please Check Edmodo Pages 
    Study Jams Math and Science
    Don't forget about Power Up Lexia on Clever!

    March 2020
    What can I do at home if I do not have school?

    First Grade
    Read your Books in a bag I sent home!
    Here are some educational links to use at home:
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697
    I will be assigning books to read on Epic.

    Capstone Reading
    Clever

    Pebble Go

    Storyline Online

    Capstone Library

    Unite for Literacy

     
    PWCS Discovery Education

    Second Grade
    Read your Books in a bag I sent home!
    Here are some educational links to use at home:
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697
    I will be assigning books to read on Epic.
    Capstone Reading
    Clever

    Pebble Go

    Storyline Online

    Capstone Library

    Unite for Literacy


    PWCS Discovery Education

    Habitat Resources:
    Study Jams
    PBS Media Learning
    National Geographic Kids
    Duckster
    PWCS Discovery Education


    Third Grade
    Read your Books in a bag I sent home!
    Here are some educational links to use at home:
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697
    I will be assigning books to read on Epic.
    Capstone Reading
    Clever

    Pebble Go

    Storyline Online

    Capstone Library

    Unite for Literacy

    DOGO News for Kids -Nonfiction

    Soil SOL 3.7 - Science
    National Geographic Kids
    Soil for Kids
    Duckster
    PWCS Discovery Education


    Fourth Grade:
    Read your Books in a bag I sent home!
    Here are some educational links to use at home:
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697
    I will be assigning books to read on Epic.


    Here are some great resources:

    Reading:

    Storyline Online

    Capstone Library

    Unite for Literacy

    DOGO News

    Virginia Studies Review:
    CHOOSE IT
    VIRGINIA TIMELINE
    Virginia Geography Crossword
    FLING THE TEACHER VS 2e review
    Early Virginia History Activity
    Jamestown Adventure
    arrival of women and Africans in Jamestown
    Government in the New World
    Tobacco and Slavery
    Colonial America
    Revolutionary war

    Science Review:
    Study Jams
    Teach Engineering.org
    PWCS Discovery Education

    Grade 6
    Here are some educational links to use at home:
    Go to Epic Books  Class Code: azq0697
    I will be assigning books to read on Epic.

    Capstone Reading
    Clever
    DOGO News for Kids -Nonfiction
    Lexia on Clever.
    CNN Student News
    I will be posting Book Club assignments on Edmodo.  Please continue to read  Divided Loyalties.
    PWCS Discovery Education
    Quizizz

    Don't forget about your students Office 365 account. Get on Clever you have a lot of resources there.  You have access to thousands of books thru MyOn and Benchmark Universe.

    -create a scavenger hunt for you, your siblings or your parents to do.
    -dance 
    -listen to your favorite music
    -write your own songs
    -make a video of you reading and share it with me or your teachers.
    -Go for a walk
    -Look for rocks/ decorate them and leave them for others to find
    -catch bugs
    -play outside
    -cook together
    -have your child help you plan a meal and take   them to the grocery store 
    - count with them
    AND READ, READ, READ!
    Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.



    Here is a link to the First Lego League Robotics resources:
    FLL Resources


    Here are some websites that will help with review:

    SOL PASS
    SOL Review Resources - Reading
    SOL Review Resources - Math
    SOL Review Resources - Science
    Practice SOL Quizzes
    Study Island
    Fourth Grade 
    Virginia Studies Weekly

    GAMES FOR VIRGINIA STUDIES REVIEW:
    CHOOSE IT
    VIRGINIA TIMELINE
    Virginia Geography Crossword
    FLING THE TEACHER VS 2e review
    Early Virginia History Activity
    Jamestown Adventure
    arrival of women and Africans in Jamestown
    Government in the New World
    Tobacco and Slavery
    Colonial America

    Revolutionary war

    Here are some good educational links:
    Unite for literacy
    This site has many early learning titles in multiple languages.

    International Digital Children's Library
    This is a page with books from all around the world in many different languages.

    Colorin Colorado
    A bilingual site for educators and families of ELL students

    StarFall
    Starfall has been teaching children to read with phonics for well over a decade. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children

    Links
    Cause and Effect Video
    This is a YouTube video on cause and effect.
    Edmodo
    Edmodo-classroom blog page
    Moby Max
    a website to practice math and reading
    Multiplication.Com
    This site is great for practicing your multiplication facts. Please checkout the flashcard section. Learning these facts makes learning division and fractions much easier.
    News ELA
    An informational website for grade 3-12
    Spelling Practice
    Please use this site to practice your spelling
    Announcements: