Today you have THREE assignments:
Thanks for the great discussion about our biomes and excellent informative text identification skills on Friday! Today, as practice for the upcoming SBAC test, you will research and then write a paragraph about an animal adaption.
Watch this video about biological evolution, which is a deeper look at animal adaptation! Then, research an animal by typing “x (any animal) adaptation” or just "animal adaptations" in Kiddle.co (the kids version of Google!).
- Type your paragraph here. Type below your class number. Typing together on the same Doc will help us all learn about many animals! Try to choose different animals! Remember you must be logged in to your KCS account to access the Doc. Please only use the chat feature to ask me questions.
- Write a six sentence paragraph. Include an introduction sentence and conclusion sentence. See my example on the Doc.
Then, send me your own Doc of your Silly Spelling Stories, like we did last week! Write a story using ALL of week 24’s spelling words.
That’s a lot of typing! You’re sure to improve your typing today! Last, complete IXL’s lesson S2, adding fractions with unlike denominators. You WILL need a piece of scratch paper for this (reuse something!). Get a Smart Score of at least 70.
If you have more time, check out the SBAC practice tests below.
If you have not completed your NoRedInk, please finish today. To prepare for 5th grade, after Spring Break, late work will automatically lose one point.
Don’t forget to read everyday and fill out your reading log. You can bring it in only on Wednesdays.
In class, we will practice the SBAC English Language Arts tests. They are the Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and Performance Task (PT). CAT is the test we started last week. It is a multiple choice test with some task based question. Question 1 is so similar to the virtual assignment! PT is You can practice at home using this link (Grade 4 ELA CAT and/or PT Practice Test). Click Training and Practice tests.
Last Math Matters meeting
TUESDAY AROUND 5:00 PM, there will be a partial solar eclipse! This is a very rare opportunity to see the moon block part of the sun! Maui Science Center will be hosting a safe viewing event starting at around 4:30. Maximum viewing time is 5:37 pm. They will provide free sun viewing glasses and have crafts, science activities, and exhibits! I will be there and hope to see you too! Warning: Please remember to NEVER look at the sun without specially designed eye protection. Direct viewing of the Sun can cause permanent eye damage! More info here!
Wednesday, 8:55-2:30, Pick up at the Middle School
State testing, PE in the AM, dress accordingly and bring a book for SSR. I will check Reading Logs today. BRING HEADPHONES!
Thursday, Pacific Whale Foundation, no virtual
8:45- Drop off in front of Beach Bums area of Ma’alaea Harbor at Discovery Center classroom
10:30- Whale watch out of slip #66. Attending parents can either partake in the lesson or just join us for the whale watch.
12:15- Pick up in front of Discovery Center classroom.
Please bring in headphones so we can take the last iReady diagnostic test. This will determine how much work needs to be done to be on track for 5th grade!