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March 16, 2020 Please refer to Istation for reading and math review and practice for your child: www.istation.com Your child knows his/her username and password. Write the following word problem in your notebook along with your reading summary for the day. Math Word Problem for the day is as follows ( remember to show equation, picture, words for the problem): Three friends work on a project. Cindy does 4/8 of the project. Kim does 3/8 of the project. Sandy does 1/8 of the project. How much of the project do they complete all together?
The answer to the word problem for March 16th is: Cindy 4/8+Kim 3/8+Sandy 1/8=8/8, or the whole project. Word Problem for March 18, 2020: Explain what equivalent fractions are and give an example.
Good Morning and Happy Spring, March 20, 2020 I want to encourage you to go out and get some fresh air today. Practice your NDI dance outside and teach it to your little brother, sister, or cousins. Stay away from sweets, they make you feel terrible in the long run. • Well here is the answer for the last math problem. Equivalent fractions name the same part of a whole or the same location on a number line. For example: ½ =2/4. • Problem for March 20, 2020: Three eights of a playground is covered by grass. What fraction of the playground is NOT covered by grass? • Just an idea. If you like it you may do it instead of a second book report. Draw a cartoon to summarize the book you read. Good Luck! Keep smiling!
Good Morning; Today is Monday, March 23, 2020 The answer for the word problem for 3/20/2020 is: 5/8 of the playground is not covered in grass. • Here is a Math Project, all you need is 1 sheet of paper, crayons (optional), and scissors (optional). • You will make fractions strips for 1 whole, ¼, and 1/8; just like we did in class. Then you will answer the math question. • Here is how you do it. Cut 3 strips of paper all the same size. • Leave 1 strip alone and label it 1 whole. • Fold the second strip into 4 equal parts and label each part ¼. • Fold the third strip into 8 equal parts and label each part 1/8. Problem of the Day! Which fractions are equivalent? Circle all that apply. ¼ and 1/8: ¼ and 2/8: 2/4 and 4/8: ¾ and 3/8: ¾ and 6/8? Good Luck!!! I hope to add a simple science experiment that would be great to share with your brothers, sisters, and/or cousins this week. Keep Smiling!!!
Good Morning, keep smiling! Today I will present a short science experiment! Remember to write your answer neatly and draw the conclusion. Remember this is for fun, do not stress yourselves if you do not have the items listed. Focus Question: How does water move on a slope, or slanted surface? Write down the focus question and make a prediction. Gather the following material: a cookie baking sheet/ or some type of tray, a few books that are rather thick, wax paper, if you don’t have wax paper rub a little cooking oil on the cookie sheet, dropper if you do not have a dropper us a small teaspoon, a small cup of water, and something to clean up the water. Procedure: (a) Create a slope by using a book to prop up one end of a tray. Engineer, or make a slope that raises one end of the tray about 5-7 cm above the tabletop. (b) Lay waxed paper on the tray to create a smooth surface. Or rub a small portion of cooking oil on the tray with your fingers. (c) Use the dropper or teaspoon to drop water on the waxed paper. Observe. (d) Return the water to the cup of water. Here are some activities to observe. After you complete these activities write and describe how water moves down a slope. You also need to draw the slope. • Put drops on top of each other. • Release drops from different heights. • Compare the speed of different sizes of drops/domes on the slope. • Find out if one dome can chase and catch another dome. Now set up water-dome races. • Prop one end of the tray on a book. • Hold up the other end of the tray so it is level. • Make several water domes of different sizes across the tray at the uphill end. Leave enough space between the drops so you can watch each one move. • Lower the tray to create a slope and observe. • Increase your slope to add a variable to the experiment. • Now write and draw what you observed for the focus question.
March 25, 2020: I hope you are all doing well today. Remember to complete as much of the package I gave you. I will soon be looking at them. The items on the website are extra, enjoy. Today I want to ask that you draw a mythological good creature. You may ask what is that? Well it is a creature that is fantasy. Remember to make it a good creature. If possible us color, and draw a background.
Book Report Exemplar Name: Mrs. Katherine S. Salazar Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Title of Novel: “Hattie Big Sky” Author: Kirby Larson The setting of this story starts out in Arlington, Iowa on December 19, 1917 at about the time that the USA entered World War I. The main character is a 16 year old girl named Hattie Inez Brooks. Throughout the story she is writing letters to her friend Charlie, who volunteered and is a soldier fighting in Europe for the Allies, (the side of the USA). Hattie’s parents died when she was very young and she is an orphan. She has lived with many different relatives and has often referred to herself as “Hattie No Place”, because she does not feel like she belongs to anybody, or anyplace. Then one day she receives a mysterious letter from an uncle she did not even know she had, her mother’s brother Uncle Chester. The uncle has actually passed away and wrote her a letter willing her his claim to a homestead in Montana. Hattie decides to move to Montana in the winter and works the claim during the spring, summer, and fall. She is very fortunate to have good kind neighbors that help her survive the fierce weather of Montana. To keep the claim Hattie has to cultivate 40 acres of the land and set four hundred eighty rods of fence. The story describes all of Hattie’s difficult chores, and all of the fun she has living and loving the “Big Sky of Montana”. The end of the story was sad because a terrible hail storm came and wiped out Hattie’s wheat crop. Hattie was counting on this wheat crop to pay her bills for the fencing, groceries, plowing, harvesters, and pay $37.35 for land fees. Hattie only had 10 months to do all this work because Uncle Chester staked his claim in November of 1915. Hattie loses the claim, loses the land. She takes a job as a maid to pay off her bills. Then the war is over and Charlie asks Hattie if he can go visit her. That is how the story ends. I infer that perhaps Charlie and Hattie marry and move to Seattle, Washington because Charlie is an airplane mechanic. I read this novel because it is a Newberry Honor Book, and because it goes with our theme for reading, “A Changing Nation”
Good Morning, Today is Monday, March 30, 2020 The answer to the Math Problem from last week is as follows: the equivalent fractions are ¼ and 2/8, 2/4 and 4/8, ¾ and 6/8. I saw some of your homemade fraction bars. Wow, they were great! I will address the science project tomorrow and send another one. I hope you can find everything at home, and I hope you are able to get outside and get some sunshine. • Problem of the day, remember to show equation, picture and words. • Marcus and Hannah say that ½ and 7/8 are equivalent fractions. Trey decided to draw area models for ½ and 7/8 to show if they are correct or not. Jeremiah decided to use his fraction bars to see if Hannah and Marcus are correct. Are they correct? Finally, Lainee named all the fractions that are equivalent to ½. Please help Lainee list all the fractions that are equivalent to ½. • I have not seen you all for about 3 weeks. Will you write a short journal about your activities? • Keep Smiling!
Third Grade Announcements
March 16-April 3, 2020 Here are a few ideas to help keep you sharp and ready to get back into school when we meet again on April 6th, 2020. Please put the following assignments in a one subject notebook if possible. Write the date for each entry. • Read every day for 30-40 minutes. • Write a short summary of everything you read after your 30-40 minute reading period. The summary should be about 5-7 sentences long. • Watch the weather report daily and enter the daily high temperature and the daily low temperature in your notebook. Please work on your book report for the novel, or chapter book you checked out a week or two ago. I will send you a math word problem on Monday. Keep Smiling!!!