STUDENT RESOURCES:

PWCS Optional Home Learning

Mullen Student Resources

Reading A-Z (Online Books)
You can also get to the website by searching for: 
kidsa-z.com
Teacher Username: (please email me for this information)
Email me at Larsonsd@pwcs.edu to get your student's picture password

Please continue to read books by going to the website: getepic.com and use our class code: (please email me for this information)

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Good News!! Check out the "Files and Documents" section to find the "PYP Distance Learning Matrix" that Mrs. Hooker sent to us. It has some great activities you can choose to do at home to continue our IB Learning about Learner Profiles and Approaches to Learning. Have fun!!

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What Are We Learning?

** Be sure to check out the "Files and Documents" link on the top left of this page to find the instructional calendar!**

Social Studies 
Geography

Learning Targets:

2.6

  • I can practice good citizenship skills and respect for rules and laws while collaborating, compromising, and participating in classroom activities.
  • I can label the James River, the Mississippi River, the Rio Grande, the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, and the general area of the Great Lakes on a U.S. map.
  • I can create a U.S. map identifying the James River, the Mississippi River, the Rio Grande River, the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, and the general area of the Great Lakes (include title, legend, and compass rose).
  • I can label the seven continents and five oceans on a world map.
  • I can construct a model of a globe and label the seven continents and five oceans.
  • I can construct simple maps and orally explain them.
  • I can find the equator, Prime Meridian, and four hemispheres on a map.
  • I can find the equator, Prime Meridian, and four hemispheres on a globe.


Science

Weather Unit:

Students can observe and record daily weather conditions such as sunny, cloudy, windy, rainy, or snowy. 
Some weather vocabulary includes: temperature, evaporation, condensation, precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, & hail), clouds, wind.
Some weather tools include: thermometer, rain gauge, and wind vane.
How does weather affect what we do and wear?
Extreme weather: Storms (thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards), Droughts, and Floods
How can we prepare for storms to be safe?
Study weathering and erosion and how plants can help prevent erosion.



Math

We are completing Math Unit 6 Data & Probability and Time

*Creating and Analyzing Bar Graphs and Pictographs
*Determining the Probability of a Given Circumstance
*Telling Time on Analog and Digital Clocks
*Continuing Number Sense 
*Continuing Addition and Subtraction Strategies
*Continuing Place Value
*Continuing to Solve story problems (UPSC)
*Continuing to Practice Counting Money

Language Arts

We are finishing our Nonfiction and Research Writing Unit. Students are encouraged to continue reading nonfiction texts and take notes for facts about a topic of interest. The notes do not have to be written as complete sentences. Then organize the information into a paragraph with a topic sentence, change the notes into complete sentences, and finish the paragraph with a concluding sentence to wrap it all up.


Week of March 16-20

Content Area:

Activities:

Reading- Exploring Informational Texts

Investigating informational texts (nonfiction, lists, flyers, magazines, newspapers, biographies)

  • Describe and understand the role that texts can provide information or explain a process
  • Describe and understand the role of text features
  • Identify the main idea and details of NF text and draw conclusions
  • Ask and answer questions in NF text
  • Determine importance in NF text
  • Summarize and synthesize NF text

*These are the topics and units of inquiry that we were working on and have completed prior to our release from school.

 

During this week we are encouraging students and their families to focus on staying healthy and supporting each other. No new work will be assigned for students during this week.

 

If you choose to review topics with your child at home, I am making available our instructional focus. Again, students are not required at this time to review or complete any assignments per PWCS.

Writing- Research Writing

Self-selecting a topic, gathering information from various sources, and organizing writing to inform.

  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Determining topics of interest
  • Asking questions about your topic
  • Using resources to seek answers
  • Creating a product (nonfiction book, biography, magazine, newspaper article)

Math- Number Sense and Computation 5 and Patterns

  • Extend understanding and development of repeating and growing patterns
  • Explore relationships between numbers through skip counting, even and odd numbers, & computational fluency
  • Expand problem solving with a greater variety of problem types including comparing problems.

Unit of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves

Historical figures and events have impacted the lives of Americans. An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

  • Individuals change their communities
  • Your background influences your point of view
  • You have a responsibility to your community

     

    Explored through the lens of the following individuals and holidays:

  • Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day, George Washington Day, and Columbus Day

     

    Describing the important developments and innovations that have occurred in US History and the influence of the individuals listed above in those developments

  • Focusing on communication and transportation

     

    Investigating the types of forces that may cause an objects motion to change in relationship to the transportation innovations that have occurred in US History

  • Forces can move from direct contact
  • Some forces (gravity, magnetism) can cause objects to move from a distance and have applications in our daily lives.

 

Week of March 23-27

Content Area:

Activities:

Reading- Exploring Informational Texts

Investigating informational texts (nonfiction, lists, flyers, magazines, newspapers, biographies)

  • Describe and understand the role that texts can provide information or explain a process
  • Describe and understand the role of text features
  • Identify the main idea and details of NF text and draw conclusions
  • Ask and answer questions in NF text
  • Determine importance in NF text
  • Summarize and synthesize NF text

*These are the topics and units of inquiry that we were working on and have completed prior to our release from school.

 

During this week we are encouraging students and their families to focus on staying healthy and supporting each other. No new work will be assigned for students during this week.

 

If you choose to review topics with your child at home, I am making available our instructional focus. Again, students are not required at this time to review or complete any assignments per PWCS.

Writing- Research Writing

Self-selecting a topic, gathering information from various sources, and organizing writing to inform.

  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Determining topics of interest
  • Asking questions about your topic
  • Using resources to seek answers
  • Creating a product (nonfiction book, biography, magazine, newspaper article)

Math- Number Sense and Computation 5 and Patterns

  • Extend understanding and development of repeating and growing patterns
  • Explore relationships between numbers through skip counting, even and odd numbers, & computational fluency
  • Expand problem solving with a greater variety of problem types including comparing problems.

Unit of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves

Historical figures and events have impacted the lives of Americans. An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values.

  • Individuals change their communities
  • Your background influences your point of view
  • You have a responsibility to your community

     

    Explored through the lens of the following individuals and holidays:

  • Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day, George Washington Day, and Columbus Day

     

    Describing the important developments and innovations that have occurred in US History and the influence of the individuals listed above in those developments

  • Focusing on communication and transportation

     

    Investigating the types of forces that may cause an objects motion to change in relationship to the transportation innovations that have occurred in US History

  • Forces can move from direct contact
  • Some forces (gravity, magnetism) can cause objects to move from a distance and have applications in our daily lives.

 

Week of March 30-April 1

Content Area:

Activities:

Reading- Poetry

Exploring poetry and applying the strategies learned previously to read poetry in ways that captures mood, feelings, and ideas

  • Use visualization and word choice to understand theme
  • Develop fluency and vocabulary to develop a deeper level of comprehension on smaller portion of text.
  • Discuss characters and setting as they relate to the theme of poem
  • Make inferences
  • Use Monitor and Fix Up strategies to improve understanding of texts.

 

Writing- Descriptive Writing

Writing descriptively through the lens of poetry.

  • Exposal to different types of poems: circle poems, list poems, Haiku, rhyming and non-rhyming poems
  • Writing poems using a “poet’s eye” (using poetic language, repetition, comparison, and rhyming words)
  • Exploring the writing process through poetry

Math- Data,, Probability and Time

  • Explore methods of collecting, organizing, describing, displaying and interpreting data to answer questions about themselves and the world
  • Probability- to begin to understand the concept of chance, explore outcomes of situations, predict results and describe the likelihood of events.
  • Telling time to the nearest five minutes
  • Review and practice counting collections of coins to 1.00

Unit of Inquiry- How We Organize Ourselves

Systems in nature change due to natural and human influences over time. An inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

  • Events can change habitats
  • Environmental events effect living and non-living things
  • Living and non-living things are interconnected in their environment

     

    Explored through the lens of an understanding that living things are part of a system

  • Habitats
  • Plants and animals within the habitats
  • Habitats can change over time

     

    Plants and animals go through a series of orderly changes as they grow and develop.

  • Plant and animal life cycles

     

    Plants are important natural resources

  • The availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area;
  • Plants provide oxygen, homes, and food for many animals

 

 


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Daily Schedule 

9:00 - 9:20 Morning Routines 
9:20 - 10:30 Inquiry Block A
10:33 -11:03  Lunch
11:05 -12:30  Inquiry Block A
12:30 - 1:00  Recess
1:00 - 2:05  Inquiry Block B
2:10 - 2:55 Encore
3:00 - 3:35   Inquiry Block B
3:40 Dismissal 


Encore Schedule


 6 Day Rotation

 Day 1
 PE
 
   Day 2
      Science     
 
   Day 3
Music
 
   Day 4
 PE
 
   Day 5
Library

   Day 6
 Art