Mrs. McKinley – 4th Grade

eLearning Schedule Week of March 30th-April 3rd

Access Google Classroom by going to classroom.google.com and sign in with school email and password. If using a tablet, you will need to download the Google Classroom App, Google Docs App, and Google Slides App. Spelling is postponed until Monday, April 6th.

Monday:

Math
5 minutes of KhanAcademy.org/mappers (ideally 1-2 lessons)
Google Classroom: 13-1 
              Watch Units of Length video and record chart into math notebook.
              Link will take you to Pearsonrealize.com, sign in with Google and complete lesson

ELA
Google Classroom: Complete all activities on ELA 3/30/20
I look forward to hearing from you all and interacting with you all on Padlet!

Social Studies
Google Classroom: Studies Weekly 24
             Link will take you to the Studies Weekly website, if needed, log in with Google.
             Listen to the first article “Ball Brothers Invited to Muncie” and answer questions at the bottom of the article on the website. 

Add highlights to your paper if you’d like reference for the crossword and assessment using the image provided in Google Classroom post.

Tuesday: Join us on Zoom at 1 pm

Math
5 minutes of KhanAcademy.org/mappers (ideally 1-2 lessons)
Google Classroom: 13-2 
            Watch Units of Capacity video and record chart into math notebook.
            Link will take you to Pearsonrealize.com, sign in with Google and complete lesson

ELA
Google Classroom: Complete all activities on ELA 3/31/20

Social Studies
Google Classroom: Studies Weekly 24
      Link will take you to the Studies Weekly website, if needed, log in with Google. 
       Read/Listen to the middle article “Industry in Indiana” and answer questions at the bottom of the article on the website. 
      Add highlights to your paper if you’d like reference for the crossword and assessment using the image provided in Google Classroom post.

Wednesday:

Math
5 minutes of KhanAcademy.org/mappers (ideally 1-2 lessons)
Google Classroom: 13-3 
        Watch Units of Weight video and record chart into math notebook.
        Link will take you to Pearsonrealize.com, sign in with Google and complete lesson

ELA
Google Classroom: Complete all activities on ELA 4/1/20

Social Studies 
Google Classroom: Studies Weekly 24
         Link will take you to the Studies Weekly website, if needed, log in with Google. 
          Read/Listen to the middle articles “The Beast of Busco”, “Who was Sarah Parke Morrison” and “Limestone and Coal” and answer questions at the bottom of the article on the website. 
          Add highlights to your paper if you’d like reference for the crossword and assessment using the image provided in Google Classroom post.

Thursday: Join us on Zoom at 1 pm

Math
5 minutes of KhanAcademy.org/mappers (ideally 1-2 lessons)
Google Classroom: 13-4 
        Watch Metric Length video and record chart into math notebook.
         Link will take you to Pearsonrealize.com, sign in with Google and complete assignment

ELA 
Google Classroom: Complete all activities on ELA 4/2/20

Social Studies   
      Google Classroom: Studies Weekly 24
       The crossword is available on the Studies Weekly website on the left side under the newspaper article links. However, it does not appear to send me notifications when it is done, but I’d like to test it out. For this first week, please do the one online (it will not mark it as complete until you’ve filled it all in correctly) AND fill it in on your actual paper. 

Complete the crossword on the back of the newspaper, send me a picture or scan and email. 

Friday:

Math
5 minutes of KhanAcademy.org/mappers (ideally 1-2 lessons)
Google Classroom: 13-5 
          Watch Units of Metric Capacity and Mass video and record chart into math notebook.
          Link will take you to Pearsonrealize.com, sign in with Google and complete assignment

ELA
Google Classroom: Complete all activities on ELA 4/3/20

Social Studies
Google Classroom: Studies Weekly 24
        Complete the Studies Weekly Assessment by navigating to Studies Weekly using the Google Classroom link and click on the blue button that says “Take Test” on the left hand side.

Enjoy your weekend! 
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Hello 4th Grade Parents!

I’ve created a thorough (maybe overly thorough) explanation of how I intend to structure my classes. Please remember that this is uncharted territory for all of us and I want us to work together to make this the best possible learning experience for your child. There will be hiccups and possibly some flops. I would ask that you keep communication open so that I can adapt lessons to best help students. You are welcome to contact me via Sycamore, email (andrea.mckinley@lcsaints.net), or call/text. We will get through this together! Miss Whipker will be in contact with you on how she will structure her classes. 

With the extension of eLearning until at least May 1st, I will be assembling packets for lessons starting April 6th that will need to be picked up from the school on or before April 6th. 

Weekly Schedules will be posted on Sycamore, the school website, and Google Classroom. You will also see when assignments are due if you click on the “Classwork” tab in Google Classroom. I’d also be more than willing to email you the weekly newsletter if you let me know you would like this option. 

Turning in homework:
We are going to attempt to mostly use electronic homework so that it can be submitted directly from the internet. 

If paper assignments need to be turned in, you have two options: 
Parents may drop work off at the school during any open hours (currently 8am-6pm M-F).

For faster responses, work can be scanned in via PDF and emailed or shared on Google Drive/Classroom. My email is andrea.mckinley@lcsaints.net or courtney.whipker@lcsaints.net. Scanning is much better than a photo because it is a larger file and can be seen more clearly.

Suggestions on How to Scan:
Apple Phones: Download the Evernote Scannable app (blue butterfly).  Once downloaded, position your phone over your document until the box in the screen appears blue.  The app will automatically scan the document. Continue to scan pages until you are finished. When you are finished scanning, click the blue check mark.  Click send at the bottom of the screen and email the document to yourself. You will now have a pdf attached to an email that can be forwarded/emailed.

Android phones, download the Adobe Scan app.  Hold your phone over the document until the blue dots have lined up with the outside of the document.  Once the scan has been taken, save it and then share it by email.

English Language Arts- hmhco.com/one through Google Classroom, Google Docs/Forms, Padlet for Writing/Discussion

I will post a Google Doc each day that will have everything needed for the day’s lesson. Students will click necessary links to navigate to needed materials and answer questions directly on the Google Doc. Once they’ve done all the activities on the Google Doc they will then hit “Turn In” in the top right corner. Grades will be taken from these assignments. 

For reference on hmhco.com/one: 

hmhco.com/one username is school email (lastname.firstname@lcsaints.net)
Password is their Chromebook password
Once on hmhco.com/one, click on “Assignments”, find today’s lesson and click “Start” when assignment is complete, go back to HMH Assignments page and click “I’m Done” to turn in. 

Math- Khan Academy & Assignments posted on Google Classroom
Please have students disregard math work I sent home as this was for NWEA prep which we no longer need at this time. Please have them keep this in their envelopes for the time being. 

Warm-up with 10 minutes of Khan Academy. 

Students will go to khanacademy.org/mappers. Click “Log In” in the upper right corner. Click “Continue with Google” (sign in using school email and password if needed). Click on the student’s name in the upper left hand corner. Then click “Learner Home”. Finally, click on the blue “Resume” button wherever the student last left off.  If help is needed, they should click on the help link/video at the bottom of the question. 

I will assign a participation grade for completing Khan activities, I will not score based on how many were right or wrong. 

Lesson-Google Classroom for notebook insert, video, and practice/homework. If needed, we will also use the textbook.

I will upload a lesson via Google Classroom along with an image or video for their notebook insert. When they open the lesson it will have a video and practice problems to do online, I will use this as their math homework grade. 

The program allows you to check your answer on a problem up to three times, the third time it counts it wrong and gives the correct answer. There is also a button for “Question Help” that the children are more than welcome to use if they are stuck on a problem. I am going to attach step-by-step instructions on navigating the math work below for those that need the extra assistance. 

If technology becomes a challenge, we can move to working from the textbook and I will supply parents with answer keys to check student’s work to make sure they are understanding the material and work out submitting work via scans or school drops off. 

Extra Help Navigating Math Lessons Online:

Open the assignment on Google Classroom and navigate using the button provided. 

This will open a lesson in pearsonrealize.com that has tabs along the top. The first tab is a video explaining a practice problem. The video does ask questions. If it is a question that has a clickable answer, the video will resume once you answer. If it is a question that you would answer “out loud” you can just click the play button and it will continue. 

Once the video is done, click on the check mark in the upper right-hand corner to mark that you have completed this tab. (Do NOT click “Turn in All”)

Next, click on the second tab and answer the questions. Students are welcome to use their book as a resource or they can click on “Question Help” which offers similar problems with solutions, videos, etc. When they have their answer they will click “Check Answer.” They get three attempts at the answer before it counts the problem wrong and gives the answer. Once they complete the question they will click the “Next” button in the bottom right corner until they have completed all questions. Once all questions are complete they will click “Submit my work.”

Once all tabs are completed and they all say “Completed” at the bottom of the tab, students will hit “Turn In All” to finish their math for the day. 

 

Social Studies- Google Classroom (students also have physical copies as a resource)

Find the current Studies Weekly post in “Mrs. McKinley” Google Classroom.

Find the paper posted in Google Classroom- I will post each week’s paper on Monday.

Students will read/listen to articles assigned and answer questions at the bottom of each article online.

Students will complete the crossword to be found on the left side toolbar

Students can work on these throughout or complete once done with all articles. 

Students will complete the Assessment via a Google Document in Google Classroom or on studiesweekly.com when done with paper and submit to Mrs. McKinley in Google Classroom. 

I will post a photo of my paper with highlights should students wish to highlight their papers so they can find crossword and assessment information more quickly. 

Spelling-

Starting the week of Monday, April 6th we will go back to our Words Their Way program. However, these sorts and sheets will need to be picked up from the school office. 

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SPECIALS SCHEDULE
Monday: Art
Tuesday: Music 
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: PE (please make sure to have appropriate attire)
Friday: Computers

Math Resources

  1. PearsonRealize.com Our math curriculum has a wonderful site with reteaching videos, interactive games targeted to specific topics, a full online edition of the textbook, and many more helpful resources. Login information- username: lastname.firstname password: their Google password to log into their Chromebooks adding “1” to the end.
  2. XTraMath.org This is a site that helps increase your child’s fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It finds your child’s current readiness level and creates a program based on their needs. Learning basic facts is the foundation for higher level math. The website if free or you can get the app for a small, one-time fee.
  3. ProdigyGame.com Prodigy is a free quest type game that has students solve math problems to move forward in the game. The students LOVE playing Prodigy and it works at their level to grow their math skills. Students have been assigned usernames and passwords by their classroom teacher.
  4. Skip Counting Songs Skip Counting Songs recorded by LC 4th Graders 2017-2018

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