Watch the Arcadia Year-End Art Show
Click on this link to see Ms. William's new video of YOUR artwork!
Arcadia Artwork Celebration
Ms. Williams misses you too! She invites you to keep learning about Art on her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFAN5PDvN1sk-I9da7ITHTw/playlists
If you would like to see the stories in color and access the assignments electronically, click on Wonders in the GSD Portal and then click on My Binder.
The stories and the practice workbook are on the far right side of the screen.
To reach the interactive math lessons and the assignments, click on Go Math Arcadia. Enter your student's 9-number as the username AND as his/ her password. Click into My Assignments to access the assignments. My Library is a good place to access Mega Math (a double yellow M icon) where the kids can choose math games based on specific skills that they want to practice.
Summer Reading Resources- Check out this file with links to a variety of options to enjoy this summer:
Cursive: May 11-17, 2020
Multiplication- May 11-17, 2020
Cursive- May 4-10, 2020
Multiplication- May 4-10, 2020
Suggested Journal Topics- May 4-10, 2020
Monday- Today is May 4th, also known as: 'May the 4th Be with You' Day for all Star Wars fans. Are you a fan of Star Wars or of Sci-Fi (Science-Fiction genre) movies? Tell me what you think of Star Wars OR write about what kind of movie you'd make about the galaxy/ stars/ asteroids/ meteors/ space aliens/ robots, etc. if you could make your own movie! :)
Tuesday- This week we are studying and creating biographies about people who made the world a better place. Think forward a few years about being an older student at Arcadia. What are ways that you can plan to make it a better place when you are in 4th-5th grade?
Wednesday- Think now about becoming a teenager. Making safe and responsible choices and being kind to others are especially important at school and in families during the teenage years. Write about some ways that you can be safe and responsible OR a better listener that is more kind at school. Also write about ways you can be safe and responsible OR a better listener that is more kind at home.
Thursday- Now think forward to becoming an adult. What career do you think you'll mostly likely choose? How will you make the world a better place in college or in your career?
Friday- Most of you will grow up to be parents. It is true that being a parent is the hardest and most wonderful job in the world! Write about what kind of parent you want to be? Just like the biography of another person's life, what do you want your family and other people to remember about you and your life? This is often called 'your legacy.'
Here are the correct math facts pages for the week of April 27-May 1, 2020:
Suggested Journal Topics
Monday- Write a poem about your family in any style that you would like.
Tuesday- Write a poem about your pet(s) or a pet you would like to have in any style.
Wednesday- Write a mini-story (not a poem) that has a beginning, a middle, a climax (remember that means the most emotional, worrisome or exciting point of the story), and an ending.
Thursday- Rewrite your mini-story in your best handwriting and create detailed illustrations.
Friday- Write about what you have enjoyed most about this extra time with your family while we are focusing on staying at home and staying safe.
There are some pretty amazing people who have helped to change the world into a more beautiful place to be. Your challenge is to study one person and share 5-6 interesting things about this person.
First, choose someone that you'd like to study and text, email or call Ms. Dee with the name of who you will be studying.
Next, take a week and read and look up as much as you can about this person.
Then, once you know that person well, make a posterboard with images and captions that teach others more about this person.
Finally, have your parents send Ms. Dee a pic of you holding your finished poster. Be sure to dress like the person that you have studies in at least one way, or have a prop that represents them.
People that you might consider studying are: (just choose one person)
Seini- George Washington
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Makenna- Maria Tallchief
George Schulz (Peanuts Cartoons)
Brielle- Walt Disney
Martin Luther King Jr.
Kaia- Anne Frank
The Wright Brothers
Joshua- Rosa Parks
Mary Pope Osborne
Bryton- Ethan Gamer
Elijah- Kobe Bryant
Emmbry- Florence Nightingale
Dr. Ben Carson
Scientists and Discoverers
Dempsey- Albert Einstein
Katie- Marie Curie
Blackbeard the Pirate
Elsie- Annie Oakley
Brielle is a Business Woman!
A big High-5 to Brielle, she and her sister have opened their own Etsy shop. Congratulations!:
Wow! There Are Haulers as Big as Houses?
For most of you 'haul' has been a new word this week. I told a few of you that dump trucks are called 'haulers' because they can carry thousands of pounds of earth at a time. Here is a video that I think you'll find interesting to watch:
Here is an alliteration phrase that was shared by Paxton. It made me wish that we had a piano in the classroom. Enjoy!
What is Multiplication?
Now that we are staring on our multiplication facts, this video can help you learn more about multiplication. I challenge you to watch this video at least 3-4 times in the next week. Each time you watch it, you"ll remember a little more!
Don't Let Multiplication Stress You Out! There are 6 Rules that Make it Easy!
Journal Writing Topics
Monday- Create a poem of your choice. Write about anything that interest you- you can use- rhyme, free verse, repetition or alliteration.
Tuesday- Unleash your inner Dr. Seuss! Write a rhyming poem with made up words to make your rhymes work.
Wednesday- Happy Earth Day! Write a poem in any style that you would like about 1-2 ways that you and your family can protect the earth.
Thursday- Write a rhyming poem that uses the word: day (like Earth Day). Other rhyming words could include: stay, play, display, may, bay, lay, say, gray, fillet, gray, May (the month), clay, ray, etc.
Friday- Write a funny poem. Jack Preltsky is another popular author of poems for children. Follow this link to read "Kitty Caught a Caterpillar": Jack Prelutsky Poems
Have fun writing your poems this week and don't forget to illustrate them!
Joshua's Funny Poem
Thank you Joshua for sharing your funny poem. It made me smile!
Journal Writing Topics
Monday- Create a free verse poem. Write about anything that interest you. It does not need to rhyme, used repeated phrase or any alliteration.
Tuesday- Develop an alliteration phrase using the first letter of your first name. For example: Susan skipped, singing silly songs successfully. Using a few extra words such as: a, the, in, to, on, with, etc. are totally fine to help your alliteration phrase make sense.
Wednesday- Write a repetition poem. Use the repeated phrase, "rain, rain go away" OR "rain, rain stay" in your repetition poem.
Thursday- Write a rhyming poem that uses the word: Spring. Other rhyming words could include: bring, sing, dream, gleam, team, ring, bling, king, queen, fling, mean, ping, cling, etc.
Friday- Write a funny poem. Shel Silverstein is one of Ms. Dee's favorite poets. Follow this link to hear "Backward Bill" one of the humorous poems that he wrote: http://www.shelsilverstein.com/fun/
Have fun writing your poems this week and don't forget to illustrate them!
March 30, 2020 Letter
Dear Students and Parents,
This week more things are going to be online for students to practice and complete. Please see the pictures below for additional guidance. The website URL for our interactive math lessons is https://www.thinkcentral.com:
In addition to the math lessons, Mega Math is an app that the students enjoy. They can choose their own challenge areas to practice. The other tools on this My Library page are also open for exploration.
Soft School Dismissal Info
March 15, 2020 Letter
Dear Student and Parents,
With the two-week soft closure of our schools, I will be preparing packets that can be picked up on Wednesday March 18th that will help keep your child engaged and progressing academically from home.
Because our class has worked on an accelerated schedule, we are fortunate to be at the point where we will be transitioning into special projects over the next two weeks. As a result, the work that your child takes home for the next two weeks will be review packets only.
My students WILL NOT be issued Chromebooks because we do not use them in our classroom. There are a few applications that will be important to use and they are listed below. Most can be accessed through a smartphone or an electronic device from your home (including a Chromebook that is checked out by a sibling at Arcadia Elementary):
Please ensure that your student is spending at least 25 minutes a day in ST Math AND 25 minutes a day in Lexia Core 5 beginning immediately.
ST Math found under the Learning Resources tab of your student's portal (your student will use his/ her '9' number login and password to access the portal):
It is not necessary to enter a code for ST Math, just click on JiJi the Penguin where it says 'Homework'.
Lexia Core 5
This free app is available in the App Store and Google Store. Students will use their ID number that starts with a '2' to log in.
If the dismissal extends beyond Spring Break and the two-week soft closure:
I will be contacting each family individually to see if I can set up a specific time to Skype or FaceTime with your student (ideally when you are home as well) once or twice a week. I would like to do a short video-conference check-in every few days so that I can answer your student's questions and be of help to you.
Each student will be doing some classwork based on our Go Math and Wonders lessons and some individual projects as well.
In the meantime, have a wonderful spring break. I know that this Coronavirus outbreak has changed our way of life for the short term, but I am hopeful that we will all be together again soon.
All the best to each of you,