• Tuesday June 16, 2020

     

     

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    Tuesday June 16, 2020

    ½ day of school.

    Today is National Fudge Day!

     

    MATH:

    Today is a games day.

    You will need the three worksheets that I sent to your parents, a calculator and a pencil. 

    1.  Please complete the first two worksheets titled Calculator Riddles. Remember if you do not get the correct answers then you did not follow the number model or the directions.

    2.    Please complete the third worksheet.  It does not have a title.  You will see why it does not have a title at the end.  Wait for the surprise!

    SCIENCE:

    With the help of a parent take an insect safari.  Go outside your home and look for insects.  Remember do not touch them.  Look under leaves, logs, rocks, garbage cans, etc.  I will have a question for you to answer on Google classroom.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Welcome to week Thirteen of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support through our ongoing journey.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather.

    If you noticed this weekend, the repeating roars in the sky.  Those are the F-16’s protecting the President of the United States in Bedminster.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday June 15, 2020

     Today is National Nature Photography Day!

    MATH:

    Today you are going to bring science into math.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                            https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on:  I am a Student
    • The classroom password is:
    • Across the top of the page find the search bar on the right side.

      In the search bar type in the title Butterfly Biologist.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Scroll down until you see the article and click on the article.

      1.    Read the introduction about Biologist Matt Forister.

      2.  Watch the video titled the Life of a Butterfly.

      3.   When the video is over continue reading Looking for Clues.

        4.    Hands on Math Butterfly Symmetry.  On the webpage you will see the blue box
      Titled Hands on Math Butterfly Symmetry.  You will need to print the tangram
      template and the butterfly outline.  Follow the steps in order, to complete your
       butterfly.

      5.   After reading answer the question Math Talk that can be found on Google
      classroom. 
     

    6.  The second math part you are going to do is:

    Across the top of the page find the search bar on the right side. In the search bar type in the title Help for Hawaii.

    1.  Read the introduction and then watch the video titled Saving Hawaii’s Plants.

    2.  After the video read the remaining part of the article.

    3.  You will then complete the data analysis.  You will need to look at the graphs from the article to answer the questions.  You will submit your answer to Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    We know animals move in a variety of ways.  When you were a baby all you did was eat, sleep, and go to the bathroom.  As you grew older you then mastered the concept of rolling, crawling, standing, and walking.  That’s when your parents began childproofing your home.   Today you are going to watch a Bill Nye video on Animal Locomotion. 

    When the video is over you will answer some questions to answer on Google classroom.

     

     

     

     

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    Friday June 12, 2020

    Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

     

    MATH:

    Today you are going to complete some math activities that involve Finding Unknowns.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                             https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • Across the top of the page find the search bar on the right side.

      In the search bar type in the title How Fast Can They Go?
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Scroll down until you see the article and click on the article.

      1.  Read the introduction and article.  If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  After reading answer the question Math Talk that can be found on my Google classroom. 

    2.  Watch the video titled Solving Problems with an Unknown.

    3.  Now read the green box titled Finding Unknowns.

    4.  You are now going to answer questions that can be found on my Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:

    1.   It’s time for song number 30 about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

    2.   Today you are going to complete a nonfiction reading assignment.

     Think about the following: Could the frog survive in the millipede's habitat?     Could the crab survive in the frog's habitat?   Could humans live in a marsh, pond or the woods?  Today you will think about these questions.  

      And, you will read about one more animal, the beaver.  What special behaviors do beavers have that help them survive in their habitats?

     Please read the article titled What Makes Beavers Special.  You will find the article on Google classroom.

     

    3.  When you are done reading you will have a question to answer on Google classroom.  Your answer must be at least one paragraph (5 to 7 sentences).  Support your answer with facts and evidence from the reading.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Thursday June 11, 2020

    Today is National Corn on the Cob Day!

    MATH:

     

    Today we are going to revisit Two-Step Number Stories.

     

    1.  Today you will view and solve problems from my Week 12 Math Video.

    Make sure you have paper, a pencil, and your dancing shoes.  The video can befound on my Google classroom.  Enjoy the video!

     

    2.  Solving a two-step word problem.  You can find this page on my Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

     

    1.   It’s time for song number 29 about animals.  Make sure your speakers areturned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

    2.   Day 2:  We are going to continue with yesterday’s lesson. 

      Which of your needs get met at school?

     

    In your notebook, divide the next page into four boxes and label the boxes 1, 2, 3, 4. Turn the page over and continue labeling 5, 6, 7, 8.

     

    Below are the questions to answer for each box.  Remember you are only focusing on your school today.  Try to have at least three answers for each box.

     

    Box 1:  Where and how are your basic needs met in school?

    Box 2:   What are some of your daily activities at school?

    Box 3:   Do you think your basic needs, are met completely or partly in your school?

    Box 4:  Where would you get food at school if you did not bring food fromhome to eat?  

    Box 5: Where would you get water if the faucets did not work at school?

    Box 6:   What needs to be brought into school so that you can survive?

     Boxes 7& 8 leave empty right now.

    3. After you complete the six boxes in your science notebooks, go to my Google classroom and give me your best answer for each box.  

    You will find a spot to type your responses to each box.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Wednesday June 10, 2020

    Today is National Weed Your Garden Day!

     

    MATH:

     

    1.  Today we are going to revisit partial products multiplication.  Please watch the video titled . Partial Products Revisit Video. Make sure you have a pencil and scrap paper. You can find the video on my Google classroom.

    2.  Please complete the worksheet titled Using the Partial-Products Algorithm. You can find it on my Google classroom.

    3.  It’s Freckle time.  Please complete 25 minutes of Freckle.

     

    SCIENCE:

     

    1.   It’s time for song number 28 about animals.  Make sure your speakers areturned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

         Day 1:

     You will need your science notebook and turn to the next clean sheet of paper and title it: Animal Studies Lesson 11 Observing Humans Closely.

      Essential Question:   Are Humans basic needs met at Home, School.Work, or someplace else?   

       Look at your Habitat Information Table for the three animals. Decide if theneeds for the animal's survival have been met. Pretend that we have had theseanimals in our classroom these past 12 weeks.  Explain why or why not?  Respond to the question on Google classroom.

    3.   Today you will focus on your Home Habitat .

    Think about:

    Which of your needs get met at home? 

     

    In your notebook, divide the page into four boxes and label the boxes 1, 2, 3, 4.

    Turn the page over and continue labeling 5, 6, 7, 8.

     

    Below are the questions to answer for each box.  Remember you are only focusing on your home today.  Try to have at least three answers for each box.

     

    Box 1:  Where and how are your basic needs met in your home?

    Box 2:   What are some of your daily activities?

    Box 3:   Do you think your basic needs, are met completely or partly in your home?

    Box 4:  Where would you get food if the refrigerator was empty?

    Box 5:    Where would you get water if the faucets did not work?

     Box 6:   What needs to be brought into your home so that you can survive?

    Boxes 7 & 8 leave empty right now.

    4. After you complete the six boxes in your science notebooks, go to my Google classroom and give me your best answer for each box.  

    You will find a spot to type your responses to each box.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tuesday June 9, 2020

    Today is National Red Rose Day!

     

    MATH:

    Today you are going to complete some math activities that involve Equations with Unknowns The Great Gorilla Count.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on:  I am a Student

    The classroom password is:

    • Across the top of the page in blue find Algebraic Thinking and click on those words.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Scroll down until you see the Great Gorilla Count.

    Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in

    blue type, click on the word for a definition.  After reading about Dian Fossey watch the second video that is titled Solving Equations With an Unknown.

    You are now going to answer questions that can be found on my Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1.     It’s time for song number 27 about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

    2.  You will need your science notebook and a pencil. On Thursday May 28h we used the Habitat Information Table in your notebooks.  Please find that table so we can add to it today. 

    3.  We will be focusing on the Millipede today. Just like we did for the African Dwarf Frog  and the Fiddler Crab I will give you clues to lead you to the correct answers for each category.

     

    FOOD:  Here are some clues: Think back to the videos you viewed last week.  Millipedes are thedecomposes of the food chain. They are part of the FBI.  So, what domillipedes eat.  Hopefully, you said “detritus” and other organic material.

    Make sure to write your answers on Habitat Information Table.

     

    WATER:    Here is the clue:  Think about where the millipede lives and how it breathes.   If you said the millipede does not need water you are partly correct.   If the millipede does get submerged in water, it will drown. All living organisms need water. Millipedes get their water from the foods that they eat. 

     

    SHELTER:  This one is easy.  Think where does this animal make its home? If you said in the soil.  You are correct.  Also, under logs and other organic materials.

     

    SPACE:  In our classroom it would be a one gallon size container with a lid.  In the wild the soil outside.

     

    ARRANGEMENT:     Think about where in the classroom we would keep their habitat. The best place in the classroom would be under the fish tank near the floor.  Remember, millipedes like it dark and cool. Out of direct sunlight.

     

    4.   I found a really good video of a very large millipede. You can view this on Google classroom.

     

     

     

     

    Welcome to week Twelve of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support through our ongoing journey.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather.

     

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    Monday June 8, 2020

    Today is National Donald Duck Day!

    MATH:

     

    1. Today we are going to revisit partial quotients division. Please watch the video titled Partial Quotients Revisit.  Make sure you have a pencil and scrap paper. You can find the video on my Google classroom.
    1. Please complete the worksheet titled Using the Partial-Quotients Algorithm. You can find it on my Google classroom.
    1. Family Game Time. It has been a while, but play Name That Number.  You remember the game with five cards and a target card number.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. It’s time for song number 26  about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

     

    1. Today you will be doing something different.

     

    I received an email from the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife that I thought you would find interesting since we have been working in Animal Studies.

    I have copied the email below to share with you.

     June 6, 2020

    Staff of New Jersey Marine Fisheries Administration is planning two deployments off the coast next week as part of the Artificial Reef Program

    Deployments Planned for Deepwater and Sandy Hook Reefs

    Two Artificial Reef Deployments Planned for Week of June 8

    Two deployments as part of the Artificial Reef Program are planned for next week. The first deployment is a 150-foot long caisson gate, on the Deepwater Reef. The second is a 65-foot tug on the Sandy Hook Reef

     

    Since 1984, the Bureau of Marine Fisheries has been involved in an intensive program of artificial reef construction and biological monitoring. The purpose is to create a network of artificial reefs in the ocean waters along the New Jersey coast to provide a hard substrate for fish, shellfish and crustaceans, fishing grounds for anglers, and underwater structures for scuba divers.

    Artificial reefs are constructed by intentionally placing dense materials, such as old ships and barges, concrete and steel demolition debris and dredge rock on the sea floor within designated reef sites. At present, the division holds permits for 17 artificial reef sites encompassing a total of 25 square miles of sea floor. The reefs are strategically located along the coast so that 1 site is within easy boat range of 12 New Jersey ocean inlets.

    Within each reef site, which range in size from one-half to over four square miles, numerous "patch reefs" have been constructed. A patch reef is a one-half to 5-acre area where one barge load of material has been deployed. In total, over 1200 patch reefs have been constructed on the state's 15 reef sites since the program began. Reefs are now being used extensively by anglers and divers who catch sea bass, blackfish, porgy and lobster.

     

    Research projects designed to investigate the biology and ecology of ocean reefs completed during the past year included the food habits of black sea bass and the colonization of reef structures by blue mussels, barnacles and other marine invertebrates. Such studies help assess the effectiveness of reef construction efforts in providing habitat for New Jersey's marine life.

    The first deployment, a 150-foot long caisson gate, is scheduled for the morning of Monday, June 8, on the Deepwater Reef site.  A caisson gate is a barrier used to dam off the open end of a dry dock, and is constructed of heavy gauge steel with several tons of ballast in the keel. Due to the nature of construction and heavy gauge of steel, this deployment will serve as marine habitat for the next 75 years or more. The deployment is sponsored by The Sportfishing Fund, an organization dedicated to artificial reef building.

     

    The second deployment is scheduled for 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, at the Sandy Hook Reef site.  The sinking of the 65-foot tugboat VINIK HUNTRESS is in memory of Hudson River Fishermen's Association past member Darren Cardinal. Sponsorship at Sandy Hook is being provided by the association and The Sportfishing Fund.

    The vessel will rest near the following coordinates:
    40* 21.50 x 073* 56.40

    Vessels and structures such as these, after being emptied of all machinery and fluids and thoroughly cleaned, are inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard and DEP before sinking. Due to the thickness and quality of steel used in their construction, staff expect their service life on an artificial reef on the ocean floor for over 75 years.

    Artificial reef deployments become home to more than 150 marine organisms including black sea bass, tautog, summer flounder, lobsters, crabs, and mussels. They will surely also become prime destinations for SCUBA divers and fishermen alike.

     

    I have attached a video clip Building the Manasquan Inlet Reef from June 2017 for you to watch.  If you have been to Jenkinson’s at Point Pleasant this is the same location.

     I have also attached a video clip of the  U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa, being sunk  on May 17, 2017 to create the Delaware-Jersey-Land Inshore Reef, located 26 nautical miles southeast of Cape May.

     

    1. When you are finished reading and viewing the two video, please go to my Google classroom to answer the question.

     

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    Friday June 5, 2020

    Today is National Doughnut Day!

    MATH:

     

    1. Please complete Journal page 263 and submit it to me on Google classroom.

     

    1. You are going to play a game called The Ruler Game. You can find this game on Google  classroom.

     

    1. You will need to go to the website Sheppard Software. You have been there before.  After the website loads, click on the orange word math.  Let this page load and then click on measurement.    Then click on the ruler game and read the directions in order to begin the game.

     

    1. Activity Card #82 Jumping Frogs and Leaping Lizards. You will find this activity on Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. It’s time for song number 25 about animals. Make sure your speakers are  turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

     

    2.   How to keep Giant Millipedes (Weird and Wonderful Pets Episode 6 of 15) You will find this on Google classroom.

     

    1. And finally you are going to watch a Bill Nye video. The video is titled

         Bill Nye the Science Guy - S02E11 Insects

    When the Bill Nye video is over, please answer the question on Google classroom.  

     

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    Thursday June 4, 2020

    Today is National Cheese Day!

    Zoom meeting today at 11:30 AM.  Please use the invitation that was sent home yesterday to join.

     

    MATH:

     

    Today is a games day for fractions.

    1. You will need to go to the website Sheppard Software. You have been there before.  After the website loads, click on the orange word math.  Let this page load and then click on fractions.  The first game you will play is titled Number Line Animal Rescue Games.  Read the directions before you begin playing. You may play all seven of the choices that are shown.

     

    1. The second game is called Fraction and Decimals Number Line Animal Rescue Games. Read the directions before you begin playing. You may play all seven of the choices that are shown. 
    1. Please complete Home Links pages 215 and 216. You will find it on Google classroom.

           If you have trouble, you can complete the page in your Home Links book and have your  parents email me a picture of your work.

     

     

    SCIENCE:

     

     

    1. It’s time for song number 25 about animals. Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

     

     

    1. Please watch the following videos. They can be found on Google classroom.

     Millipede and  Children Learn About The Millipede.

    1. Answer this question in a paragraph (5 to 7 sentences) Use proper ILA writing skills.

         

           You just watched two videos about millipedes.  Please explain how millipedes are helpful to the animal world.  Use specific examples from the videos as well as what you might already know.

     

     

    Welcome to week Eleven of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support through our ongoing journey.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather.

     If you had a chance to see the SpaceX launch on Saturday is was spectacular.

     

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday June 1, 2020

    Today is National World Reef Awareness Day!

     

    MATH:

     

    Special announcement: Please make sure you have a ruler for tomorrow’s math lesson.  Thank you!

     

    This week we will continue to focus on creating and analyzing line plots from a table of data.

     Today you will do only part of Lesson 7-9 Plotting and Analyzing Swim Data.

    1. Please complete Journal pages 251. Use you journal to make the line plot on

        Journal page 251.  Answer the questions on Journal page 251 and submit your answers on Google classroom.  

     2.  Complete Journal page 254 and submit your answers on Google classroom.

     3.  It’s Freckle time. Please complete 25 minutes for Freckle.

    SCIENCE:

     

    1. It’s time for song number 22 about animals. Make sure your speakers are  turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

     

    1. Brain Pop.

          You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with yourname and password.  After you log-in, look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the little boxes.  (3 by 3 array Google Apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see the icon for Brain Pop. Click on the Brain Pop icon.  Make sure your speakers are on.     

    1. Your first video is titled Plant Growth.  Type this into the search bar  in Brain Pop. Watch the video.   When the video is completed click on the  box that is titled Primary Sources.   When the next screen opens click on the green tab that is titled View 1. Study the picture and then reads the  information below the picture.   Then do the same for View 2 and View 3.  You will find a question on Google classroom to answer dealing with these three pictures.

     

     Your second video is titled Seed Plants. Type this into the search bar in

    Brain Pop. Watch the video.  You will find a question on Google classroom to answer. 

                

     

     

     

     

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    Friday May 29, 2020

     Today is National Paperclip Day!

    The SpaceX launch has been rescheduled for Saturday May 30th at 3:22 PM.

    Wednesday’s launch was scrubbed 16 minutes before launch due to bad weather.

     

    https://www.spacex.com/launches/

    MATH:

    1. Today you will view and solve problems from my Week 10 Math Video.

         Make sure you have paper and a pencil. The video can be found on my Google classroom.  Enjoy the video!

     

    1. Please complete Home Link page 205 (7-8). Make sure to submit your answers to Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. It’s time for song number 21 about animals. Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

     

    Today you are going to take a break from Fiddler Crabs and focus on something else.

    You will go to a website titled Mystery Science. Here is the link.

    https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

    We have used this website weeks ago.

    You will be viewing three videos and answering questions about each one on  Google classroom.

     

    1. After the webpage loads, scroll down to 5th grade lessons. On the left side of the screen click on mini lesson How Old Is the Earth. Watch the video. The question to answer can be found on Google classroom. 
    2. 2.  For video number 2 go back to the mystery science homepage and scroll to 2nd grade lessons. . On the left side of the screen click on mini lesson Why is the ocean salty?  Watch the video.  The question to answer can be found on Google classroom.
    3. 3.  For video number 3 go back to the mystery science homepage  and scroll to 3rd grade lessons. . On the left side of the screen click on mini lesson What is the most dangerous animal in the world?  Watch the video.  The question to answer can be found on Google classroom.   

     

    When you have completed my work:

     

    Say Oh Yeah! 

     

    Say  “I’m done with Mr. Bravman’s work until Monday.”

     

    See you then!

     

     

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    Thursday May 28 2020

     Today is National Hamburger Day!

     

    MATH:

    My weekly math video will be presented on Friday.

    Today you will begin Day 1 of Lesson 7-8 Division Measurement Number Stories

    Essential Question: Can I use division strategies to solve various measurement problems?

    1. MATH MESSAGE:

    Solve this problem on a sheet of paper.  You can check your answer on Google classroom.  The answer is posted under MATH MESSAGE.

    Emily poured an entire 2-liter container of apple juice into 8 separate glasses.  Each glass held the same amount. How many milliliters did each glass hold?

     

    1. You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video.

         The video is titled Partial Quotients Division.  Make sure you have a pencil and scrap paper to solve the problems. You can find the video on Google classroom.

    1. When the video is completed, please complete journal pages 248 and 249. Make sure to submit your answers to Google classroom.

     

    1. You are now done with math for today.

    SCIENCE:     

     

    1. It’s time for song number 20 about animals. Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 
    1. You will need your science notebook and a pencil. On Tuesday May 12th you made a Habitat Information Table in your notebooks. Please find that table so we can add to it today. 

     

    1. We will be focusing on the Fiddler Crab today. Just like we did for the African Dwarf frog I will give you clues to lead you to the correct answers for each category.

    FOOD:  Here are some clues: Think back to the three videos.  In the sand, detritus, scavengers.  The fiddler crab eats bacteria in the sand and other decomposing plant and animal material. (detritus). 

    WATER:    Not fresh like a lake, but like the ocean.  Hopefully you said salt water.

     

    SHELTER:  This is easy.  Think where does this animal make its home? Mud flats and tidal basin areas.

     

    SPACE:      In our classroom it would be a one gallon size container with  a lid.  In the wild mud flats and tidal basin areas.

     

    ARRANGEMENT:  Think about where in the classroom we would keep their habitat. The best place in the classroom would be the window sill. That way the fiddler crabs can sense day and night.

     

     

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    Wednesday May 27, 2020

    Today is National Cellophane Tape Day! 

     

    SpaceX and NASA launch today at 4:32 PM.

    You can watch it live at the following website.

    https://www.spacex.com/launches/

    MATH:

    This is day 2 of lesson 7-7 Multistep Division Number Stories.

     MATH MESSAGE:  (There are two problems that you will complete and submit to my Google classroom).

    1. Mrs. Haverford runs a costume shop. Actors in a local play asked her to order two kinds of hats-top hats and bowler hats.  She placed two orders for top hats, which cost her $132.  Three top hats came in each order.  She placed two orders for bowler hats, which cost $160.  Five bowler hats came in each order.  The actors are coming in individually to pick up their hats.  To figure out how much to charge each actor for the hats Mrs. Haverford calculates the cost of a single bowler hat and a single top hat from her order information.  Which hat costs more-the bowler or the top hat?  How much more?   Submit your answer to Google classroom
    2. The school purchased 1,245 new fiction books for the third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade classrooms at Portland South School. There are 3 classrooms at each grade level.
    3. Can the school divide the books evenly among the classrooms?

       Why or why not?  ______________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

     

    1. What would be a fair way to divide the books among the classes?

       ______________________________________________________________

       ______________________________________________________________

       ______________________________________________________________

    1. Home Link page 203 (7-7) Submit your answer to Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Let’s listen to song number 19 about animals. Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 
    1. We are continuing with Animal Studies Lesson 5 Living Where Land   and Water Meet: Fiddler Crabs.

        Last Friday you viewed three videos dealing with fiddler crabs.  If you do not remember the videos, take a moment and go back and re -watch them.  Since we cannot build a habitat for the fiddler crab in the classroom I would like you to think about what we would need to do if we were in school to properly build the habitat for the fiddler crab.

     You will need your science notebook, a pencil, and coloring materials. In your notebook turn to the next clean sheet of paper and then turn your notebook so it goes left to right. (Landscape on the printer). 

     

    • Title the page Fiddler Crab habitat.

     

    • Before you draw anything, think about what the main parts of a fiddler crabs habitat is made from.   If you said sand /mud you are correct.  You will need to draw on the bottom of the page going left to right a sloping line that goes from 1 inch on the left side going uphill for 4 inches.  This will represent the sand.mud habitat for the fiddler crab.  Color the sand/mud area a light brown.

     

    • On the left side of your paper you are going to draw a rectangle to represent the salt water that the crab lives in.  Inside the rectangle label it salt water and then color it a light blue.

     

    • Since the fiddler crab spend part if its day on land and part of its under water we have to trick the fiddler crab into believing that we have a tidal change in its habitat.  Normally the crab would just walk to the water when it is low tide to find food.  Think back to the three videos you watched. When it is high tide the crab goes into its burrow/hole, plugs the hole with mud and stays inside until the tide goes back down.  A high tide and low tide occur every 12 hours.

     

     

    • The fiddler crabs would dig their own burrow/hole.  They are smart animals and will not build a burrow if the water does not flood their homes.  Each year we would make some holes for the fiddler crabs ands then they would move into the holes.

     

    • Now the next question I have for you is where in the classroom would we keep the fiddler crab habitats.   There is only one good place in our room. That would be on the window sill so the crabs are exposed to daylight and darkness.

     

    1. Homework: You will answer a question about fiddler crabs on Google classroom.  

         Thinking about the  fiddler crabs habitat, please tell me which are the biotic and abiotic parts of  the fiddler crabs habitat. Use the actual habitat outside of our classroom for  where the fiddler crab lives. (mud flats, tidal marsh, or the beach).

     

     

    Welcome to week Ten of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support through our ongoing journey.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Tuesday May 26, 2020

    Today is National Paper Airplane Day.       

     

    MATH:

    Today you will begin Day 1 of Lesson 7-7 Multi step Division Number Stories.

    Essential Question: Can I estimate, find, and assess the reasonableness of answers to multi step division number stories. 

    1.  MATH MESSAGE:

    Solve this problem on a sheet of paper.  You can check your answer on Google classroom.  The answer is posted under MATH MESSAGE.

    Josh and his two friends own a lemonade stand. On a hot Saturday they sold $171 worth of lemonade in 5 hours.  They needed $36 to pay for their supplies.  If the boys split the remaining money evenly, how much money did Josh make per hour? 

    2.  You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video.  Please

          have your math journal, scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  You will be following the directions of the narrator while completing the journapage.

      The video is titled Lesson 7.7 Multi step Division Number Stories Instructional Video

    Please watch the entire video.  Make sure you follow the narrators directions  and fill in the answers in your journal. You will be working together to  complete problems 1 and 2 with the narrator. You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

     3.  Please complete Journal page 246 problems 3 and 4.  You will submit your answers to my Google classroom. 

    4.  Please complete Journal page 247.  Submit your answers on Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1.  It’s time for song number 18  about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

    2.  “Nine years ago, a crewed spaceflight blasted off from American soil for the last time. But this week, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will launch a new era of human spaceflight, when they board a commercial SpaceX rocket and take off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. Correspondent Mark Strassmann Reports”.   It is from CBS Sunday Morning.

     Please watch this video which can be found on Google classroom.  

    SpaceX and NASA launch a new era in crewed spaceflight
     

    3.  After viewing the SpaceX and NASA launch video, what are your thoughts about how NASA is using modern technology as well as late 1960’s and 1970’s technology for space flight?   Explain why you think that.  At least one paragraph ,(5 to 7 sentences) in length. Respond on Google classroom.   Here is a hint.  Your modern day cell phone has more processing power than the computers used to take the astronauts to the moon in 1969.

     

     

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    Friday May 22, 2020

     Today is National Maritime Day!

     

    MATH:

     Today you will view and solve problems from my Week 9 Math Video.

    Make sure you have paper and a pencil. The video can be found on my Google classroom.  Enjoy the video!

     After viewing the Week 9 math video, you are done with math until next Tuesday.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 17th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

     

    I would like you to watch the following four additional videos.

    The first video features a family dog playing with a wild fox in someone’s backyard. .  Watch and listen for what the fox does when the dog disappears.

    Since we will not be able to create a habitat for the fiddler crabs and observe them,

    the three remaining videos all deal with fiddler crabs.  Please observe how the fiddler crabs behave in their habitats.  Look for how they socialize with each other and when changes occur and how the crabs react to these changes.

     

     

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    Thursday May 21 2020

    Today is National American Red Cross Founder’s Day!

    MATH:

    My weekly math video will be on Friday. So stay tuned.

     

    1. Please complete Journal page 244. You will answer this on Google classroom.

     

    1. Home Link page 201 (7-6).  You will answer this on  Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 16th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

    Today you will need the Fiddler Crab diagram that you taped into your science notebook yesterday.

    1. We are going to label the fiddler crab diagram page. You will notice that I labeled using the letter A- K various parts of the fiddler crabs body.  In the box on the top part of the page is where you will identify each lettered part.

    I will give you a clue for each body part.

    Letter A-  The fiddler crab has two of these on the top front side of the shell.What is letter A?  If you said eyes, you are correct. 

     Write next to letter “A” Eyes.

     

    Letter B-  The fiddler crab has two of these.  His eyes are attached to them. A submarine also has a very similar part. What is letter B?  If you said Eyestalks you are correct. The eyestalks let the crab turn his eyes in all directions.  Think about this.  Instead of eyes in your head, crabs have eyes above their heads. Write next to letter “B” eyestalks.

    Letter C-  Humans have two of these. Dogs and cats have four.  Fiddler Crabs have eight of them  What is letter C?  If you said legs you are correct. Write next to letter “C” legs.

     

    Letter D-  Fiddler crabs have two of these.  Humans have none.  This is how the  fiddler crab eats.  If you said feeding claws (Chelae) you are correct.  Write next to letter “D” feeding claw  (Chelae)  

     Letter E -  Humans have this as well as all mammals.  It is found on the bottom of the crab.  It is called the abdomen. Write next to letter “E” abdomen.

    Letter F:   All animals have one of these.  It is the mouth.  Next to letter “F” write mouth.

     Letter G:  Humans and mammals do not have these.  Fish, sharks and crustaceans do have them. If you said gills you are correct.  Next to letter “G” write gills.

     Letter H:  Humans do not have this but crustaceans do.  It is called a carapace.  You know it as a shell.  Next to letter “H” write Carapace (shell).  It is made of the same material as your finger nails.

     Letter I:   Mammals do not have this but crustaceans do.  It is called theCephalothorax.  Next to letter “I” write cephalothorax.

     Letter J:   Humans do not have this but crustaceans do.  It allows the crab to eat.  If you said feeding claw, you are correct. Next to letter “J” write feeding claw.

     Letter K:  Humans do not have this but crustaceans do.  It is the large claw. Only found on the male. Next to letter “K” write large claw.

     Make sure this page is taped into your science notebook.

     

     

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    Wednesday May 20, 2020

    Today is National I Wish I Was a Millionaire!

     

    MATH:

    1.  Please watch this math video. It can be found on Google classroom. Multiplying Mixed Number by Wholes.

    Today we will be focusing on Lesson 7.6 Three- Fruit Salad Open Response and Reengagement

    Essential Question:

    Can I use fractions tools to follow a recipe to make fruit salad?  

    Can I review other strategies to revise my work from the day before?

     

    1. Math Message:

    You will answer this on Google classroom.

    1. Today you will use what you know about fractions and wholes to create recipes for a fruit salad. Pretend that you are a Chef working in a famous fruit salad restaurant,   You will need to complete the worksheet on Google classroom.  

     These are the rules:

    Each recipe must use exactly three ingredients, and the combined weight of one recipe must be 5 pounds.  Your job is to create different two recipes.  You will submit your work on Google classroom.

    1. Please complete 20 minutes of Freckle. No fact practice.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 15th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

     

                    In your notebook title the next page: Animal Studies Lesson 5 Living Where Land and Water Meet: Fiddler Crabs

    1. You are going to view a Power Point about Fiddler Crabs. You will find the Power Point on  Google classroom.  
    2. Please read the Fiddler Crab Fact Sheet. Make sure you tape the Fiddler Crab Fact sheet and the Fiddler Crab diagram page into your science notebook.  We will use the diagram on Thursday.

    3.   Answer this question on Google classroom.

     

     

     

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    Tuesday May 19, 2020

    Today is National Devil’s Food Cake Day! 

     

    MATH:

    Today we will be continuing with Day 2 of Lesson 7-5 Multiplying Mixed Numbers by Whole Numbers.

     1. Math Message: Solve these problems.

     Submit your answers on Google classroom.

    2.You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. 

    The video is titled Converting Mixed Fractions.  Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part.

     2.  After you watch the video please complete Journal page 241. You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

     3.  Please complete Home Link page 199 (7-5). You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 14th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

     You will need the page that your parents printed for you. It has a large triangle on it.  You will also need a pencil and coloring materials.  Last Friday you looked at Food Chains and Food Webs.  Today you are going to draw, label, and identify the parts of the Food Chain/Food Web Triangle.   When we complete this page you will tape it into your science notebooks.

     I will give you clues and you will add information to the triangle.  We will start at the bottom of the triangle and work our way upward to the top.  You will need to fit information into each section. 

     Starting at the bottom:

     This is the lowest level on the Food Chain/Food Web Triangle. Please title this level the Decomposers and the FBI.  (Fungus, Bacteria and Insects)  Now think about what animals you would find here.  List them.  Worms, millipedes, isopods, and all the other insects that live in the ground.  You also have Bacteria, Scavengers ( this is the clean up crew), and Parasites.  (Parasites are animals that live on other animals) Such as ticks, flees, leeches.    Please lightly color this level in brown.  Be sure that you can still see the words that you wrote.

    The next level right above the Decomposers and FBI is called the Producers. 

    Please title this level The Producers.

    Producers are all the green plants and trees.  They make seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetables, and pollen. They are also found in lakes, rivers and oceans.    They also produce a waste product called oxygen. 

    Please write the names of some green plants and trees in this section.  Lightly color this section green. Be sure that you can still see the words that you wrote.

     The next level right above the Producers is called the Primary Consumers.

    Please title this level The Primary Consumers.  These are all the herbivores. Animals that eat only plants.  Please list some animals. Try to choose small animals as well as large herbivores.  Rabbits, and other rodents, deer, cows, horses, elephants and some dinosaurs. Don’t forget the animals that live in the water.  Humans can also be in this level if they are vegetarians.  Lightly color this section green. Be sure that you can still see the words that you wrote.

     The next level right above the Primary Consumers are The Secondary Consumers.

    These are the animals that eat the Primary Consumers. They are also carnivores.  Please list some of these animals. Any small meat eating animal is in this category.  Amphibians and reptiles, fish, birds, raccoons, foxes, dogs and cats are just a few that are found here.  Lightly color this section purple. Be sure that you can still see the words that you wrote

     The final level is called Tertiary Consumers.  These are the really big carnivores.

    Please list some of these animals. Lions, Tigers, and Bears,  alligators, and crocodiles, some dinosaurs,  sharks, whales, dolphins, and don’t forget humans.

    Lightly color this section red. Be sure that you can still see the words that you wrote.

     We are missing two more items to label. They were never alive.  On the top left side of the triangle draw the sun and color it yellow.  Please use the color orange to draw a ray going to each level on the left hand side of the triangle.

     On the top right side of the triangle draw a cloud.  Think about what clouds produce. Write the word rain inside the cloud and lightly color it blue. Please use the color blue to draw a ray going to each level on the right hand side of the triangle.

    We are now done with our Food Chain/Food Web Triangle.  Please tape this into your science notebook.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Welcome to week nine of  

            Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support through our ongoing journey.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend weather.

    If you had a chance to see the International Space Station, Saturday night’s passage was super.

    Today is National No Dirty Dishes Day.                                

     

    MATH:

    This week we continue working in Unit 7.

    Today we will be focusing on Lesson 7.5 Day 1of Multiplying Mixed Numbers by Whole Numbers.

    Essential Question: Can I multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers? 

    1. You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. The video is titled Lesson 7.5. 

    Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

    2.After you watch the video please complete Journal pages 240. You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

    3.Please complete Journal page 242. You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 13th song about animals. Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.
    1. When you were in first grade you took a field trip to Doyle’s Farm. Today we are going to take a virtual field trip back to Doyle’s Farm to see the new farm animals that were born this spring. Please watch all three videos.  At the end of the three videos you will have a question to answer on Google classroom.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Friday May 15, 2020

    Today is National Chocolate Chip Day!

    MATH:

    Today we are going to visit the website Dynamath.  You have visited this website before.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                                https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    Across the top of the screen in blue find the topic Measurement and data.  After the page loads, find and click on the title Baking Brothers

    Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition..   When this video is finished you will find questions to answer on my Google classroom

     

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 12th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

     

    1. Brain Pop.

        You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with yourname and password.  After you log-in, look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the little boxes.  (3 by 3 array Google Apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see the icon for Brain Pop.

    Click on the Brain Pop icon.  Make sure your speakers are on.     

    1. The video is titled Food Chains.  Type this into the search bar in Brain Pop. Watch the video. When the video is over you will need to complete an assignment on Google classroom.

    2.  

    You will now play 2 games found on Brain Pop. The first one is called the

    Food Chain Game.  Make sure you read and follow the directions.

     The second game is called  The Meaning of Beep: Energy Pyramid

     Make sure you read and follow the directions.

     

                

     

     

     

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    Thursday May 14, 2020

     Today is National Dance Like a Chicken Day!

     

    MATH:

     1.  Today you are going to watch a video called Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chef B. Enjoy the  video. Remember you can pause the video at any time.

     2.  There will be questions after my cooking video to answer. They can be found on my Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 11th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.  Ask your parents to join you with the dance today. 

    1. Today I thought we could revisit last week’s lesson on Oobleck but with a twist. Please go to the NASA website. I have a link to it on my Google classroom.
    1. Please read the introduction information.
    2. Make a hypothesis before watching the video. You will make you hypotheses on my Google classroom.

         Your hypothesis:

         Tell me what you think will happen when astronauts play with slime in space?

    3.  Watch the video.

     

     

    1. You will have a question to answer on Google classroom after watching the video.

     

     

     

     

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    Tuesday May 12, 2020

    Today is National Odometer Day!

    MATH:

    Today we will be focusing on Lesson 7.3 A Fraction as a Multiple of a Unit Fraction

     Essential Question:  How can I represent fractions as multiples of unit fractions?

    1.You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. The video is titled Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers.

     Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

     2.  After you watch the video please complete Journal pages 234 and 235. You will need to submit your answers on  Google classroom.

     3. Please complete Home Link page 195 (7-3). You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:  

    1. Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 9th song about animals. Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.
    1. As I discussed with you at last week’s Zoom meeting, I have made a poster size Venn diagram of the Frog, Crab and Millipede.  You will need to add the  following to the Venn diagram in your science notebooks.
    • Breathes through its skin.
    • Produces a chemical smell/gel to scare away predators.
    • Has toenails.
    • Can regenerate a body part.
    • Lays eggs for future populations.

     

    1. In your science notebook turn to the next clean sheet of paper and tape the worksheet titled  Habitat Information Table.   You will notice on the worksheet that it names the three animals that we are studying across the top of the page. Going down the left side is a column titled

          Needs.  Today we are only going to fill in the Dwarf African Frog column.I will give you clues for each answer.  You will need to write the answers on the chart

     For the category of Food:  You have read the fact sheet and yesterday you viewed two videos about the African Dwarf Frog.  Now write down in the boxfor African Dwarf Frog what foods do they eat.Hopefully you said, worms, insects, plant material, and their skin.

     For the category of Water: It is the same water that you need to survive.I hope you said --- fresh water.  (The DAF cannot live in salt water).

     For the category of Shelter: Think about where the animal lives in the wild. Lakes, ponds, stream, slow moving bodies of water. Also think about what is in the water with the frog.  Plants, rocks, gravel, mud etc.

        For the category of Space:  In our classroom it would be a ½ gallon sizecontainer with  a lid.  In the wild it would be a larger area of space.   Jusy remember the DAF is a small animal compared to other aquatic animals.

      For the category of Arrangement:

    1. A habitat that can sustain the DAF’s life.
    2. Think about where in the classroom we would keep their habitat. Think Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Not too hot, not too cold. The best place in the classroom would be the back table with the pencil sharpener.   It is not in direct sunlight.

      

     

    You will find on my Google classroom a link to my Venn diagram with the 5 additional items added. Please check your work against my answers.

     

    Welcome to week eight of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support through our ongoing journey.

    I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and the cooler weather.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all fourth grade mom’s.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday May 11, 2020

    Today is National Eat What You Want Day.

     

    I have been sending your child comments on their work through Google classroom. Please continue to review these comments with your child.  If I ask your child to redo and resubmit the assignment please see that your child completes this. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

    MATH:

    This week we continue working in Unit 7.

    Today we will be focusing on Lesson 7.2 Exploring Fraction Multiplication Situations 

    Essential Question:  Can I multiply unit and non unit fractions by whole numbers? 

     1. You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. The video is titled Lesson 7.2  

    Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

    2. After you watch the video please complete Journal pages 232 and 233. You will need to submit your answers on  Google classroom.

     3.  Please complete Home Link page 193 (7-2). You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:

     1.   Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 8th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on  Google classroom.

    2. You will find a video titled Week 8 science on Google classroom.Please watch the video. 

     3.  Since we are not able to build the actual habitat for the African Dwarf Frog in our classroom , please watch these two videos.  They can be found on Google classroom

     4.  In the video the narrators use the word burble or burbling.What do you think this means?  You will need to submit your answers on Google classroom.

     

     

     

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    Friday May 8, 2020

        Today is FIELD DAY FRIDAY!

    Friday, May 8th is our Field Day. We are participating in a National Field Day and we wanted to extend this to you and your families so everyone can join in on the fun. Attached is everything you need for Field Day. You will see a score card, explanations of all of the activities and a certificate. If you click on the activities a video will pop up showing you have to play. Monday-Thursday are having the students practice the activities and Friday they will participate. This is not a green vs white field day, rather we will be participating as a school and a school district. All pictures and videos will be posted on our school physical education twitter page (@EB_FrostPE) so please check them out on Friday. Wear your Frost Wear that day and email or tag us in any pictures or videos. We will also put all of them into a folder on Google Drive and share them with everyone once the day is over. We hope everyone is excited and ready to keep up the field day tradition. We miss everyone tremendously and we hope everyone and their family is doing well. 

     

    -Matt & Lucia 

     

     

     

     

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    Thursday May 7, 2020

     Today is National Password Day!

    MATH:

     1Today you are going to watch a video called Cooking with Chef B. Enjoy the video. Remember you can pause the video at any time.

     

    2.Please complete Home Link page 191 (7-1) You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

     Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 7th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.

     Andre Rieu - Old McDonald 

    1.Today you will be taking an underwater adventure that I did in August of 2013. Please go to my website and click on the tab for Helmet Diving Bermuda 2013.Examine all the pictures that you see.  Also read the captions under eachphotograph.  Please take special note of all the Biodiversity that you see.

    2.Now you will go diving with me. Please view the video titled Helmet Diving on my Google  classroom.  There will be a question to answer on myGoogle classroom.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Wednesday May 6, 2020

        Today is National Nurses Day!

    MATH:

     

    1. Please complete the following assignments.

       

    A. Journal page 230. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

    B Shopping for Milk. You will find this on my Google classroom. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

     C.  Please do 20 minutes of Freckle. No fact practice.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 6th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom

     

    Today you will need the worksheets that your parents printed for you. Dwarf African Frog Fact Sheet and a frog diagram page.

    1.Please read the worksheet titled Dwarf African Frog. If you have a question about the Dwarf African Frog you can ask me on my Google classroom page.

    2.Now we are going to label the frog diagram page. You will notice that I labeled using the letter A-F various parts of the frogs body.  In the box on the right side of the page is where you will identify each lettered part.

    I will give you a clue for each body part.

    Please write just a capital letter for each body part in the box.  Starting with “A”.

    Letter A-  The frog has two small holes, one on each side of the head and no earlobes.    What is letter A?  If you said ears, you are correct. Write next to letter A in the box Ears.

    Letter B- This is not a body part, but what the male uses to attract a lady frog.  Thier body surface changes color when the male frog is ready to mate. The stomach area of the male frog turns pink when he is ready to mate.  Write next to letter B in the box pink colors appears on male.

    Letter C-  This body organ has no eyelids.  What is letter C?  If you said eyes, you are correct.  Write next to letter C in the box Eyes.

     

    Letter D-  The only way this animal can eat.  If you said mouth, you are correct.  Write next to letter D in the box Mouth

     

    Letter E -  Two small holes in the edge of the nose.  These are not used for         breathing but for smelling.  What is letter E?  If you said nostrils,you are correct.  Write next to letter E in the box Nostrils. 

     Letter F:   Humans have two of these.  Frogs have four of them.  Used forswimming since this frog must stay in the water.   What is letter F?   If you said webbed feet you are correct.  Write next to letter F in the box Webbed feet. 3 inner toes have claws.

     Please make sure you tape both of these worksheet into your science notebooks for lesson 3.   

    You are now done for today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tuesday May 5, 2020

    Today is Cinco de Mayo Day!

     

    MATH:

    Today we are continuing with lesson 7.1  Converting Liquid Measures U.S. Customary Units. Measuring  Capacity.

     1.  You will need to view a math video. Please also have scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  The lesson is titled Quarts, Cups, and Gallons 7.1 and can be found on my Google classroom.

    2When the video is completed, please complete Journal page 229. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

    3.  Please complete the following:  Equivalent Units of CapacityU.S. Customary Units of Capacity. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

     

    When you complete this last assignment you are done with math for today.

     

     

    SCIENCE: 

     Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 5th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.  This video comes from Sesame Street the Muppets.

    Today you will begin lesson 3. On the next clean page of your notebook please title the page:Animal Studies Lesson 3:  Living in Water: Dwarf African Frogs

     Essential Question:

    What is needed in a habitat to sustain the life of the African Dwarf Frog?

    1. In your notebook write this question.

       Why is it important to have the proper habitat for animals and plants?

    Take a few minutes to think of answer that you will write in your notebook below this question. Try to think of at least 4 that do not match my answers below. Make sure you write my answers in your notebook also.

     

    • To feel safe from predators.
    • To provide food for other animals.
    • To prevent extinction.
    1. Now you are going to view a Power Point about the African Dwarf Frog.  You will find the Power Pont on my Google classroom.   After viewing the PowerPoint you will answer a question on my Google classroom about African Dwarf Frogs.

     

    1. Jump up and down 5 times since today is Cinco de Mayo.

          You are now done with my work.  

     

     

     

    Welcome to week seven of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and the nice weather.

    May the Fourth Be With You!

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday May 4, 2020

    Today is National Star Wars Day.

    MATH:

    Today we will begin Unit 7 Lesson 1 Converting Liquid Measures U.S. Customary Units. Measuring Capacity.

     

    Essential Question:  Can I convert between cups, pints quarts, and gallons?

    1.You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems.

     The video is titled Lesson 7.1. 

    Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

    2.After you watch the video please complete Journal page 228. You will need to submit your answers on my Google classroom.

    3. Sheppard Software time. You can find the link to Sheppard Software on mywebpage.  When you go to the website click on the subject math.  Then click on Measuring,   Then click on the game Cups to Quarts  Play in time mode.Remember if you get a high score type in your initials for bragging rights. The second game you will play is titled Best Measure. Play in time mode.Remember if you get a high score type in your initials for bragging rights. 

    4.  Family Game time: Play Name That Number using 5 cards.  One step must be either a multiplication or division step.  Have Fun!

     

    SCIENCE:

     

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to our 4th song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom.  Make sure you watch the entire video.  There is a surprise at 2:38. 

    Gayla Peevey - The Christmas Hippo Song

     1.  Brain Pop.

    You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with your name and password.  After you log-in, look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the little boxes.  (3 by 3 array Google Apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see the icon for Brain Pop.

    Click on the Brain Pop icon.  Make sure your speakers are on. 

    A.  Your first video is titled Population Growth.  Type this into the search bar in Brain Pop. Watch the video. When the video is over you will need to complete an assignment on Google classroom.  You will find a table that you will complete.

      B. Your second video is titled Humans and the Environment. Type this into the search bar in Brain Pop. Watch the video. When the video is over you will need to complete an assignment on Google classroom.  You will find a Graphic Organizer that you will complete.

     

     2.  You are now done with my work for today.

       

     

     

     

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    Friday May 1, 2020

       Today is National ???? Day!

     

                  It’s riddle time: 

                If April showers bring Mayflowers, What do Mayflowers bring?

                                                  Answer   ---------------   smirgliP

     

     

    MATH:

    Today we are going to visit the website Dynamath.  You have visited this website before.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                                https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: 
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.

    Across the top of the screen in blue find the topic Financial Literacy.  After the page loads, find and click on the title Far-Out Flavor.

    Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  Watch the second video titled Bills and coins.   When this video is finished you will find questions to answer on my Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Let’s start science by listening to our third song about animals.

    I usually play this song on St. Patrick’s Day but we were not in the animal studies unit yet.  Listen for all the different types of animals.  Lots of  biodiversity.

    They played this song last year on the Morning Announcements.  

    The Irish Rovers - The Unicorn Song

    You will find the song in Google classroom.

    You will need your science notebook and open to the next clean page.  Just like we did yesterday with the Blue Lake Environment, we are going to draw another picture today. Turn your notebook so it goes left to right (landscape) and title it Frost School Habitat.  Draw the shape of the school on your paper.  Make sure you can write inside the shape. You are going to list all the Biotic and Abiotic items that are found in our school.  Try to come up with at least ten for each.  Add color to your picture.

     

    Remember;

                  Biotic  means Living.

     

               Abiotic means not living.

     

     

     

    Jump up and down 5 times.

           Do 5 squats….

     Pretend that you a mime and do not move.

      When you are ready you are done for today. 

    Enjoy the weekend.

     

     

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    Thursday April 30, 2020

        Today is National ???? Day!

     

     

    Here is a special message from our Sunshine Committee:

    Principal Day is coming!  We are inviting all of our Frost Students to make a (Happy Principal Day Sign) and "Tweet" it to @frostelementary on

    Friday, May 1st.

     

     

     

    MATH:

    1.  Today you are going to watch a video Lesson 6-6 Conversion Units of Weights.You will find this video on my Google classroom.  Make sure you have paper and a pencil to solve the problems. 

         Enjoy the video.

    2.  Please complete Journal page 226.  You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom.

    3.  That’s all for math today.

      SCIENCE:

     

    Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to another  song about animals.  Make sure your speakers are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

    The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight.mp3  

    The five men in the front are the original members.  The female is a backup singer.

    Listen for her voice range at 1:33 through 1:44

    Now, for the real work.

    In your notebook turn to the next clean sheet and title the page Animal Studies Lesson 2 Inviting Animals into the Classroom.


    Essential Question:  Can I identify the living (Biotic) and nonliving (Abiotic) elements of a habitat? 

    In your notebook below the title write the following.

     

      BIOTIC:     means “living things”.

    Examples:    organisms, bacteria, animals, plants, fungus, germs, flowers, trees,

    Basically,  Any living thing.

     

     

    ABIOTIC:  means “Non living things”.

     Examples:  rocks, water, air, dirt, minerals.  

    Anything that is not alive.

    Now we are going to draw a picture.  Please follow these directions.  Turn the page. ( new sheet)  You will use the entire page for this assignment.

    Turn your notebook so it goes left to right. (landscape style on the printer).

    Along the top of the page title it Blue Lake Environment.     Before we start you will add the colors at the end.  Do everything in pencil. 

    Think about a lake ecosystem.

    A.  What do we find at the bottom of the lake? Hopefully you said sand, rocks, mud, plant life, animals and sadly trash. On the bottom of your picture draw these items.  Do not go more than 2 inches up from the bottom.  Add colors to these items only.

    B.  Now think about what you find that is Biotic (living) and Abiotic (non living) in the lake.   

     Biotic = fish, snails, plants, bacteria, algae insects, crustaceans.

     Abiotic =  trash, bottles, cans, plastic, oil, other pollution products. 

    Draw these in your picture.  Do not color the water yet.

     C. We need to draw one thing above the lake. Top left hand corner.  The Sun.

           D. Please draw the sun.  Every ecosystem needs light and heat to survive.

     E.  Now you can color the Biotic and Abiotic items. Color the water last.

     

    We are done for today!

     

     

     

     

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    Wednesday April 29, 2020

                   Today is National ???? Day!

    Instead of telling you what each National Day is this week I have made a trivia video giving a clue for each day.  Watch the video and try to determine what each National Day is this week. I will have a page created on my Google classroom for your guesses. You have until the end of today to submit your guesses.

    All guesses must be submitted by 8:00 PM tonight.

     I have been sending your child comments on their work through Google classroom. Please review these comments with    your child.  If I ask your child to redo and resubmit the assignment please see that your child completes this. 

      Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

     

    MATH:

    1.  Today you will view a short video.  The link can be found on my Google classroom. It is titled:  U.S. customary units: weight | 4th grade | Khan  Academy.

     

    2.   Now you are going to do a scavenger hunt in your home.  You are going to identify items that only weigh a few ounces, items that weigh a few pounds and then you are going to supersize and locate something that weighs at least a ton or more.  You will find a chart on my Google classroom that you will complete.

    3.   Please complete 20 minutes of Freckle.  No fact practice.  Remember I get a print out of how long you worked on Freckle.

    SCIENCE:

      1.  Since we are in the Animal Studies unit I thought we could listen to a song about animals.  Make sure your speakers         are turned on. You will find the link on my Google classroom. 

        THE LION KING I Just Can’t Wait To Be King' Official Clip (1994)| Disney Animation HD At 2:42 through 2:48 there is a mistake in the video.  Can you find it? If you did, tell me on Google classroom.

    2.  Today you will complete a worksheet titled Thinking About Animals and Their Homes.   Go to my Google classroom    and you will find the assignment there. Please follow all the directions. You will need to submit your answers to my         Google classroom All answers must be in complete sentences using proper ILA writing skills. When you choose the animal please be            specific in the type of animal.  Please do not write bird.  Be specific and tell me what type of bird. For example,  a blue      jay, a cardinal, or Dodo bird. 

      And.   

    Simon Says:  “Stand up”!

     Simon Says:  “Put your math and science things away”.

     Simon Says:  “You are now done with my work”! 

      Say Yeh!

        Simon did not tell you. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Tuesday April 28, 2020

    Today is National ????Day!

     

    I have decided to do something different for week 6.

    Instead of telling you what each National Day is this week I have made a trivia video giving a clue for each day.  Watch the video and try to determine what each National Day is this week. I will have a page created on my Google classroom for your guesses. You have until this Wednesday to tell me your guesses.

    Good Luck!

     

    MATH:

    Today we are continuing with lesson 6-6 Conversion Units of Weights.

    1.  You will need to view a math video. Please also have scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  The lesson is titled Reteach 6.6  and can be found on my Google classroom.
     

    2.  When the video is completed, please solve these problems.  Add or subtract. When you add, be sure your answer is in simplest form.When you subtract, you may have to rename in order to have enough of  a given unit to subtract.  You will find the problems on Google classroom You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

     
    3.  Please complete Journal page 217. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

    SCIENCE:

    Today you will watch a Bill Nye video on Biodiversity. You will also need to complete the worksheet titled Biodiversity.   You will tape this worksheet into your science notebook when you have completed the worksheet. The link to the video is on my Google classroom.

    If you decided to do the home experiment with the Zip lock bag and slice of bread, PLEASE get your parents’ permission first.  Send me an email if you do the experiment.  

    Stand-up!  Stretch for the stars! Squat down!  Stand back up!  Say Yes! Say Yes again! Did you say again?  Now you are done for today. 

     

    Welcome to week six of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday April 27, 2020

    I have decided to do something different for week 6.

    Instead of telling you what each National Day is this week I have made a trivia video giving a clue for each day.  Watch the video and try to determine what each National Day is this week. I will have a page created on my Google classroom for your guesses. You have until this Wednesday to tell me your guesses.

    Good Luck!

    Today is National   ???????? Day.

     

    Parents: I will be sending another email with a worksheet attached for science.  Please print this out for your child. If for some reason you cannot print it out, use a circle pattern and make a copy just like mine. Thank you!

    I have been sending your child comments on their work through Google classroom. Please review these comments with your child.  If I ask your child to redo and resubmit the assignment please see that your child completes this. 

    Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

    MATH:

    Today we will re visiting Conversion Units of Weights (Lesson 6.6).

     

    1.  You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video.  Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. The video is titled 6.6 Revisiting conversion units of weights and was created by another teacher here in East Brunswick.Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

    2.  After you watch the video please complete Journal page 214.  You will need to submit your answers on my Google classroom

     

     

    3.  New game time. 

        You will find the link on my Google classroom.  The game is called   Quotient Café.  It is a Partial Quotients game.  When you play the game, think of solving the problems just like we did in class.  The computer will follow your commands to solve the problem.  Make sure you click on the circle “Leave extras on the table”.

    Have fun! 

     

    4.   Homework:  Please complete 20 minutes of Freckle.  No fact practice.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue with Animal Studies.  

    1.  You will need to print out a copy of the 3 circle Venn-diagram to use today. If for some reason you cannot print it out use a circle pattern and make a copy just like mine.  You will also need your color materials.

     

    2. Hold the worksheet so the two circle are on top and the one circle is below. Using blue trace the first circle on the top left.  Using  red trace the secondcircle top right.  Using green trace the third circle.

     

    3.    On the outside of each circle do the following.  

              * The blue circle, label it Frogs. 

              * The red circle, label it Crabs

              *  The green circle, label it Millipedes.

     

    4.    Using the following information, you will need to place the statements in the correct part of the Venn diagram. 

    Lives in water,  Lives on land,  Walk sideways (10 legs), 

    Swims/hops (34 legs), Walks with (100 legs or more), Breathes oxygen,

    Has a shell, Is a Vertebrate,  Is an Invertebrate, Herbivore, Carnivore, Omnivore, Amphibian,   

     We will do one together. Lives in water. Please your finger on the Venn diagram where you think this answerer should go. If you chose the overlap between frogs and crabs you are correct!Write Lives in water.  Please do that with the remaining choices. 

    5.    When you finish this page, tape the page into your science notebook. 

      You are now done with my work for today.

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    Friday April 24, 2020

                   Today is National Arbor Day!

    National Arbor Day is observed each year on the last Friday in April.  Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.

    Trees provide vital protection for the Earth’s topsoil from erosion, oxygen, and homes for wildlife.

    They also are a renewable resource that provides a variety of materials for building, fuel and office supplies.

    Trees beautify our environment, provide shade on a sunny day and improve our quality of life. National Arbor Day celebrates all these things and aims for American generations to come to enjoy all the benefits trees have to offer.

    Fact from National Day Calendar.

    Message from Student Council:

    "On behalf of the Frost Student Council, we would like to start a movement to show support to our essential workers. Your children can create cards, tape signs to the mailbox, decorate the driveway in sidewalk chalk, or even record a video thanking the community helpers! Be sure to include #FrostSaysThankYou and #EBSchoolsStrong. Please send any pictures or videos to Ms. Haas at nhaas@ebnet.org by the end of the weekend. At that time, we will create a video montage including all of your wonderful messages, to be shared with the community. Thank you in advance!"

     

    MATH:

    Today you are going to follow a science theme in math. 

    1.  Go to the following website. Make sure you have your speakers turned on.https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

    Jump to lessons for 5th grade.

     On the left side of the screen it will say “Mini Lessons”

    Click on : How deep does the ocean go?Watch this video. 

    2.  Sunlight only reaches about 300 feet deep (1 football field) in the oceans. Then it begins to get darker and colder. The deeper you go the water pressure also builds.  

    (If you ever wore a swim mask and went to the bottom of the pool you feel the water pressure on your face.).

    Now you are going to do a Virtual Deep Sea Dive.

    Go to my website and click on the Interesting Web Sites tab. 

    Choose the Deep Sea. 

    Take your Virtual Dive.  Make sure you observe how the animal life changes the deeper you go.  I will have a question for you to answer on my Google classroom after watching the video. 

     

    SCIENCE:

     1.  You will need your science notebooks. On the next clean sheet of paper title the page  What We Know About.  Now divide the page into three columns.

    Label the first column Frogs, the second column Crabs, and the third column Millipedes.   Think about what you know about each of these animals and write your answers under the label of the animal. For example:  I know frogs have 4 legs. I know crabs have 10 legs, and I know a millipede has hundreds of legs. You need to write at least 5 additional answers for each animal.  My answers do not count in your additional 5 for each.

     2. Brain Pop. You know how to log into Brain Pop.  Please watch these two videos. The first one is titled Amphibians and the  second video is titled Invertebrates. Please understand that crabs and millipedes fit into the Invertebrates family. .  I will have a question for you to answer on my Google classroom after watching the video. 

    3. Jump up and down.

     

                             Do it again.

     

                                      You are now done!

     

                                        Enjoy your weekend!

     

                                                     Mr. Bravman

     

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    Thursday April 23, 2020

          Today is National Picnic Day!

     

    • Eat lunch today in a different location. Place a blanket over a table, make a tent, and eat under the table.
    • Eat outside your house if the weather is nice.
    • How about a day after Earth Day and have a totally trash free lunch.

                  MATH:

    1.  Today you are going to watch a video about Extending Understanding of Whole Number Multiplication.  You will find this video on my Google classroom.  Make sure you have paper and a pencil to solve the problems. 

    Enjoy the video.

    2 .Home Link page 185 (6-13).  You will need to submit your answers to me in my Google classroom.

    SCIENCE:

    In your science notebook please write this question.  How do animal scientists (zoologists) learn about animals? 

     Make a list of as many ways that you can think of. (Last year’s 4th grade class came up with 11 different ways).

     2.  After you have made your list you will find a Power Point on my Googleclassroom.  Please watch the PowerPoint and add any answers that you are missing to your list.  Just like we do in class!    You will need to use the spacebar to advance. 

    3.  Please watch these two short videos. They can be found on my Google classroom

    4.  Homework:

    How would you attract an animal into your backyard?  Please explain to me in detail what you would do and why? You will need to submit your answer on Google classroom.

     

    Have a Great Day!

     

     

     

     

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    Wednesday April 22, 2020

                   Today is the 50th                            Anniversary of Earth Day!

    Each year on April 22nd, National Earth Day campaigns around the globe promote ways to save the Earth.   Since its inception, the organizers promote events educating the public about a variety of subjects including: 

    • climate change
    • air pollution
    • water pollution
    • erosion
    • recycling
    • composting
    • renewable fuels and power
    • carbon footprints
    • efficient cars
    • rain forests
    • ecosystems

    As citizens of the world, we can take actions protecting the Earth, its creatures and their habitats. Greener living can include more fuel-efficient vehicles or windows. It can also include landscaping for your climate reducing the amount of water required. Fact from National Day Calendar.

    Parents:

    Mrs. Price has created a FlipGrid for math questions. 

    It is set up as a math Q and A FlipGrid where students can ask specific math questions.  The fourth grade math teachers will be assisting with this FlipGrid.

    Here is the link to access it. 

    I have been typing responses to your child on Google classroom in regards to their work. Please ask your child to read the responses.  I do ask them to make corrections and resubmit their work.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

     

    Mr. Bravman

     

    MATH:

     Today you are going to complete some math activities that involve Earth Day.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                               https://dynamath.scholastic.com

      • Click on the log in button
      • Click on: I am a Student
      • The classroom password is:
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.

    Top left corner click on Number and Operations. After the page loads skip to page number 2 and click on the article titled Into the Bear’s Den.

     Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  You will be answering the questions that appear in the pink box titled Math Talk and the green box titled

    Hands -  On  Math: Place value.

    You will submit your answer to me on my Google classroom page.

    SCIENCE:

     1.  Staying with the Earth Day theme I want you to think about what might happen to plants and animals if their environment changed and they were faced with  conditions that they were not adapted for.  In your notebook write down your thoughts.

     2.  You will start off by viewing a read aloud titled The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry.

    1. Organisms can survive only in environments that meet their needs. The Earth has many different environments, or biomes, and each has unique environmental conditions. These conditions, which include temperature, rainfall, soil quality, salinity, pH, and predators, present challenges to the living things born into that environment. Organisms have evolved features (structures and behaviors) that make them well adapted to tackle the challenges of the environment they live in. Changes in an organism's environment may result in death, migration, or survival of a few well-adapted individuals in the population.

     

    Please watch this short video. Evolution of Camouflage

    When the read aloud is finished please answer this question on Google classroom.

    4.  Your last Earth Day assignment is with your parents’ permission, walk around  outside your home and pick up and recycle or place in the trash anything that you find, that does not belong there. 

             Have a great Earth Day!

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    Tuesday April 21, 2020

    Today is National Kindergarten Day!

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning before 1:30 pm.  Include your student’s name in the emai

    Each year on April 21st, National Kindergarten Day honors the birthday of the man who started the first Kindergarten. Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782– June 21, 1852) is credited with starting the very first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837. Frobel was a German teacher and a student of Johann Pestalozzi. Frobel laid a foundation for modern education, recognizing that children learn through play and experience.

    The first kindergarten (which means garden for the children) was developed in Blankenburg, Germany, in 1837. The kindergarten fostered Frobel’s social experience for children, which would allow them to transition from home to school more smoothly.

     Eventually, the Prussian government banned Frobel’s unorthodox methods. However, the rest of the world was eager to accept Frobel’s idea of kindergarten, including the United States.

    In 1856, Watertown, Wisconsin, opened the first kindergarten in the United States. Founded by Margarethe Schurz, this kindergarten was a German-language class, as were many in this region. Kindergarten found its way into private English speaking institutions across the country, but it wasn’t until 1873 that it became part of any public school system. Fact from National Day Calendar.

     

    MATH: 

    Today we are continuing with lesson 6-13. 

     Extending Understanding of Whole Number Multiplication.

     1.  You will need to view a math video. Please also have scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  The lesson is titled Reteach 6.13 and can be found on my Google classroom.

     2.  When the video is completed, please complete Journal page 225.  You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page. Just like yesterday.

     3.   Please complete Journal page 223. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

     

    4. For the final activity please complete 25 minutes of Freckle.

    SCIENCE:

     1.  Today you will need the page that your parents printed yesterday for science. The page is titled Lesson1 Thinking About Animals and Their Homes.  You will need to tape this worksheet into your science notebook.  You will also need a pencil and a High Liter or crayon.

     

    2. We will do this page together. High light the parts that I High Light on your paper____________________  Any form of an animal or plant that is living. Here are some clues.  It begins with the part of a musical instrument.  Also they are major  body parts inside your body, and you add the suffix “ism” to the end of this word. 

     You get the word.   ORGANISM  Please write this word on the first blank  on the worksheet.

    Plants and animals live in places that seem inhospitable to sustain life.  From the hot deserts to the cold polar regions, animals and plants have adapted to the environment.

     There are billions of organisms and microorganisms that live on Earth but they are limited to a thin layer of air, soil, and water that is called the

         ______________________. 

     Here are some clues for the missing word. The first part is a prefix meaning life and the second part is a word that means round.  Put the prefix bio with the word sphere and you get BIOSPHERE.

    Most living organisms live in the biosphere from sea level to 2 miles above and 300 feet below.

     An animal’s survival depends on whether its basic needs for:   1______________, 2__________________,  3_________________,  4____________________, 5_________________,  6__________________, can be met.  

    The above six blanks need to be filled in. What are the top six things that all animal’s need to survive? 

    Here are some clues in order: 

     

    First blank:       

    Breathing  negyxo       

                     Second blank:           

    Drinking                     retaw   

                                      Third blank:              

    Hunger                       doof

     

                    Fourth blank:          

      My personal area         ecaps

                  Fifth blank:           

     solar  energy                  thgilnus

     

                    Six  blank:                 

    Home                            retlehs  

     

    3.   Brain Pop: 

          Log into Brain Pop just like you have done before.  In the search bar type in the title Ecosytems 

    A.  Watch the video. 

     B.   After you view the video,  take the quiz. 

     C.   You will complete an activity called “Categorize It” on my                  Google classroom.

    Have a good day!

     

     

          

     

     

     

    Welcome to week five of

    Distance Learning.

    Thank you for your continued support!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.

     

    Please view my Week 5 Distance Learning Frost School Video which can be found on my Google classroom.  Please watch to the end.  (Hint:  Homework pass question).

     

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday April 20, 2020

    Today is National Look Alike Day.

    Parents:  I will be sending another email later today with a science worksheet that you need to print for your child.  We will be using this worksheet on Tuesday.  Thank you.

    MATH:

    Today we will start lesson 6-13. 

    Extending Understanding of  Whole Number Multiplication.

     Essential Question:  Do I understand the vocabulary of whole number multiplication to multiply fractions by whole numbers?

    1.  You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Pleasehave scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. The video is titled 6.13 and was created by another teacher here in East Brunswick.

    Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenter’s answers.  You can stop the video at anytime to go back and replay that part. 

    2.  When the video is completed, please complete Journal page 224 You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

    3. Please complete Journal page 222. You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

    4.  

    Family Game Time:    The game is called 24.  You have played this game before.  I give you four numbers and you have to make 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. 

    Game #1:  4, 5, 6, 8.                             Game #2:  2,2,4,7.

    Game #3:  1, 3, 6, 6.                          Game #4:  2, 2, 6, 7.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Today we will begin a new unit called Animal Studies. 

     You will need your science notebook.  If you do not have your science notebook you will need to get some paper and a folder to keep all of this information together.  You will also need coloring materials.

    1,  

    In your notebook turn to the next clean page and title the page Animal Studies. Decorate the page with animals.  Don’t forget: animals include mammals, fish, reptiles/amphibians, insects, birds, plants,  trees, bacteria and fungus just to name a few. If you want to think about a really large number try this.11,300,000 living species on Earth if you include every organism. 

    2.  Brain Pop: 

    Log into Brain Pop just like you have done before.  In the search bar type in the title Six Kingdoms.  

    1.  Watch the video. 

    2.  After you view the video, take the           quiz. 

    3.  After you complete the quiz, click           on he topic Related Reading                   box.  Then click on the box titled           Mother Nature and read                          about penicillin.

    4.   Enjoy the rest of your day!

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Friday April 17, 2020 

     Today is National Ellis Island Family History Day!

     

    National Ellis Island Family History Day is held annually on April 17th.  “Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1924.”  On this day in 1907, just under 12,000 names were recorded as passing through Ellis Island.  During all of  1907, over one million immigrants were processed through Ellis Island. Fact from National Day Calendar.

     

    MATH:

     

    Today is going to be a math games day.

     1.  I will be sending the math attachment in a separate email this afternoon.

    Open the attachment and print a copy of the math page titled Get Into Shape.

    You will not need to glue the pattern.  Just do the cutting part.

     Follow the directions to complete each of the 12 math questions.Try to complete the Bonus Box. Write your answers on the page with the  questions.

     2. Please complete 25 minutes of Freckle. (No fact practice) There were a number  of people who did not do the required amount of Freckle on Wednesday. Remember, I get a print out of  how much time you spent. 

     

     

    SCIENCE:

     Today you will continue to work on your Planet Postage Stamp.  When you have completed the stamp you will need to send it to me.  You can take a picture of it and email me the picture.  If you have a scanner, you can scan the stamp and send it to me.  Please ensure that I can clearly see your Planet Postage Stamp.   

    Make sure you also write your first and last name in a dark color in the lower right hand corner of your stamp.  Thank you.

     Please send it to my school email address.

    I will be creating a Planet Postage Stamp Montage of all your work.  You will be able to view the montage later next week. Please let me know if you have any problems sending me the picture. 

    Thank you,

     

    After you submit your Planet Postage Stamp to me, watch this video on how United States Postage Stamps are made.  Be sure to listen for how many stamps are made, and the value of the completed production run.   Listen for how they get rid of the mistakes that are produced. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KETwb4MLKVI

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Thursday April 16, 2020

     Today is National High Five Day!

    Since we have to keep our hands to ourselves, Let’s call it National Air High Five Day!  Remember to keep six feet apart.

     

    Parents:  I will be sending a separate email attachment for the science project.  Please print the page for your child. Thank you. 

     

    MATH:

    Today you are going to watch a video about Number Stories with Fractions and Mixed Numbers.  You will find this video on my Google classroom.  Make sure you have paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  Enjoy the video.

    Homework:  Home Link page 183 (6-12).  You will need to submit your answers to me in my Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Today you will start a project that is called Planet Postage Stamp. 

    You have been hired by the United States Postal Service to design a postage stamp (using the blank pattern provided in the attachment) depicting one of the planets.  You will use what you have learned from Brain Pop as well as from your Astronomy journal.  You can also use the NASA Solar System link on my website for information as well.  You may choose any of the nine planets including Pluto. 

    Your stamp must include USA and the word Forever.  Take a look at some real postage stamps so that you have an idea of what a stamp should look like. All drawings must be hand drawn.  No computer copies or photocopies.  Nothing can be glued or taped to your stamp.  Your stamp must be colorful and use the entire pattern provided.   Stay inside the black border.  All work must be done neatly.

    You stamp must include the following information.

    • Name of planet.
    • Orbiting information (days/years around our sun).
    • Location in our solar system.
    • Number of moons. You can include a few names .
    • Distance from the sun.
    • A hand drawn picture of your planet.
    • Other interesting facts.
    • Tomorrow I will be sending you information about how you will return the finished stamp to me.

    Have a great day.

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Wednesday April 15, 2020 

                            Today is

    National Take A Wild Guess Day!

     

    If you haven’t checked up on the baby eaglets, go to my links page and click on Live Eagle Camera.  The eaglets are getting big. Take a Wild Guess. How BIG?

    MATH:

     

    Today we are going to take a break from fractions and review some previously learned skills. 

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

    https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is:
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Top left corner click on Number and Operations. After the page loads skip to page number 2 and click on the article titled Domino Designer.

    Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  Watch the second video and then be ready to answer the question that follow in Math Talk and Rounding.  You will submit your answer to me on my Google classroom page.

    Please do 25 minutes of Freckle.  No fact practice.  Make sure you set a timer.

    SCIENCE:

    Please take a moment to view the Power Point on my Google classroom featuring the mourning dove and her baby. 

    Today you will focus on the planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. 

     1.  Please read Astronomy journal pages 85, 86 and 97.

    2. You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with your  name and password.  After you log-in look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the little boxes.  (3 by 3 array Google Apps box).  Click on thatbox and scroll down until you see the icon for Brain Pop.

    3.  Click on the Brain Pop icon. Make sure your speakers are on.  Please  watch the videos for Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. 

    4.  When you finish all three videos, please complete the questions on Astronomy journal page 86 and 87.  You will not find any questions in your Astronomy journal about Pluto.

    5.On Thursday and Friday you will be working on a planet project.

         More details tomorrow.

    Have a great day.

     

    Distance Learning Plan

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Tuesday April 14, 2020

       Today is National Dolphin Day!

     

    MATH:

    Today we are continuing with lesson 6-12. Number Stories with Fractions and Mixed Numbers. 

     

    1 and 2. Do Now:  Solve these two problems:  Problems can be found on Google classroom.  Make sure you send me the answers to the questions.

    3.  You will need to view a math video. Please  also have scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  The lesson is titled Reteach 6.12 and can be found on my Google classroom.

     4.  When the video is completed, please complete Journal page 221.  You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.  Just like yesterday.

     5.  FAMILY GAME TIME: Name That Number

      Play Name That Number with your family.  You must use all five cards tomake the target number.  One step must be either a multiplication ordivision step.

    SCIENCE:

    Since today is National Dolphin Day. 

    Let’s visit with some dolphins.  Please do the following:

    1.  Brain Pop. Log into Brain Pop like yesterday.   In the search bar type indolphins.  Please watch the video. 

     2.  After watching the video, take the quiz. Good luck!  I took the quiz and scored 10 out of 10 and Moby danced for me.

    3.  After taking the quiz, find the box that is titled Related Reading. Click on the box and read the short article. 

    1. Now you will watch three additional videos about dolphins.  After you watch the three videos, there will be a question to answer on my Google classroom.

          The video links will be on my Google classroom.

    .  It’s question time.  You will answer this question in my Google classroom.

    Dolphins use something called echolocation to find food and tell them abou their environment.  If humans had echolocation, would this be a benefit or a hindrance for humans?  Please support your answer with evidence and facts.Your answer must be at least one paragraph in length. (5 to 7 sentences),

    Have a great day!

     

     

    Welcome to week four of

    Distance Learning.

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

     Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

     Please view my Week 4 Distance Learning video which can be found on my Google classroom.  Please watch to the end.  (Hint:  Homework pass question).

     

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday April 13, 2020

     Today is National Scrabble Day!

    Originally named Lexiko and then Criss-Cross Words, Alfred Mosher Butts eventually settled on the name Scrabble. The amateur artist and unemployed architect developed the word game in the midst of the depression. Still, it wasn’t until 1948, a final name change and a trademark that Butts finally began to produce the game. 

     In the United States, the name Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. Scrabble is sold in 121 countries with 29 different language versions. Worldwide, over One hundred and fifty million sets have been sold with sets being found in nearly one-third of American homes.

    Fact from National Day Calendar.

     

    MATH:

     Today we will start with lesson 6-12.  Number Stories with Fractions and Mixed Numbers. 

     Essential Question:  Can I add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with the same denominator to solve number stories?   

     1.  You will need to log into my Google classroom to view a math video. Please also have scrap paper and a pencil to solve the problems. The video is titled 6.12 and was created by another teacher here in East Brunswick.Please watch the entire video.  You may solve the given problems on scrap paper and check your answers with the presenters answers. 

     2.  When the video is completed, please complete Journal page 220.  You will need to submit your answers to my Google classroom page.

    3.  Please do 20 minutes of Freckle.

    SCIENCE:

     Back on March 27th you learned about the “Inner Planets” Mercury, Venus, Earth and  Mars.  This week we will be learning about the “Distant Planets”   Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. 

     1.  Today you will focus on Jupiter and Saturn. Please read Astronomy journal pages 82, 83 and 84. 

    2.  You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with your name and password.  After you log-in look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the little boxes.  (3 by 3 array Google Apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see the icon for Brain Pop.

    3.  Click on the Brain Pop icon. Make sure your speakers are on.  Please watch the videos for Jupiter and Saturn.

    4. When you finish both videos, please complete the questions on Astronomyjournal pages 83 and 84.

     Have a great day.

     

    Sky Alert:  

    Friday April 3rd  and Saturday April 4th  the International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick. 

    For Friday April 3rd: 

     9:17 PM  1 min viewing time.   
     53° above from  WNW  to  WSW.
     
    For Saturday April 4th:
     
    8:30 PM  3 min viewing time.
    83° above from NW to ESE.
     
    AND.........................

    Tuesday April 7th is a full moon and a Super Pink Moon.  It will be the biggest and brightest full moon of 2020.  The Supermoon will only be 223,694 miles from Earth

     Happy Sky Gazing

     

    Distance Learning.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Friday April 3, 2020

    Today is National Find A Rainbow Day!

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

     

    How about some rainbow riddles? 

    What bow can’t be tied?                                                  ! wobniar A

     What do you find at the end of a rainbow?                                

                              ! W rettel  ehT

     

    Where do naughty rainbows go?

                                 ! msirP

     

    Photons from a rainbow hit you at almost 300 million miles per secondand you don’t even flinch.                                   

                                                                    ! thgil ytterp era yeht sseug  I

     

    Coming Soon to a Google classroom near you!

    I will be placing my End – of – the – Week 3 Video on Google classroom at 4:00PM today.   Here’s a clue:   It deals with rainbows.

     

    MATH:

    Rainbow Math Day!

    You will need to log into Dynamath for this part.

     

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                  https://dynamath.scholastic.com

     

    Problem 1:

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • In the top right corner you will find a search box. In the search box type in the title.  Snazzy Spacesuits.
    • Read the article and then solve the math problem. You can use a calculator for the math.
    • One spacesuit was stitched together from 600 pieces of hand-painted canvas.  
    • Solve It!
    • If patients spent 45 minutes painting each piece of canvas, how many minutes were spent painting the entire suit?
    • Please type in your answer on my Google classroom.

     

    Problem 2:

    • In the search box type in the title. Building with Balloons.
    • Read the article and then watch the video.
    • Then only answer the Math Talk Question on my Google Drive. How could math be used for planning and building complicated balloon sculptures?

     

    Problem 3:

     

    Use the archery target to help you answer the math question.

    You need a score of 19 to be a successful archer. You have three arrows to shoot at your target.  Where would your arrows have to hit on the target?  Tell me at least three different number models.   Submit your answers on Google classroom.

     

    SCIENCE: 

     

    Today we are going to stay with the National Rainbow Day theme and we will learn all about rainbows. 

     1.  Brain Pop video on Rainbows.

     2.  After watching the video on rainbows, click on the tab that is titled

          “Simulation”. You do not have to complete the writing part of the simulation, but please try out the white light and particle mode as well as filter color. Please notice what  happens when you make the changes.

     Also click on the tab that is titled “Related Reading”. Read about Myths and leprechauns.  You will also see additional tabs to open on this page. Check them out as well.

     4.  Kitchen rainbow experiment.

          Here are the items that you will to conduct this experiment.

    • Liquid dish soap
    • Bowl
    • Water
    • Spoon
    • Straw to blow through.
    • Towel or rag for any spills.
    • Flashlight (if you have one) The light on your phone will also work.
    1. Place 1 ounce of the liquid dish soap into the bowl.

     2.  Add 5 ounces of water to the dish soap and mix gently with the spoon.

     3 .  Place one end of the straw into the soap and water mixture and blow very  slowly.  Bubbles should slowly form in the bowl.

     4  When you get a nice amount of bubbles stop blowing and look for rainbows in the bubbles. 

     5.  If you have a flashlight, shine the light into the bubbles and look again for  rainbows.   Do this with the room lights on and then turn them off.

     6.  Try to make a very large bowl of bubbles.  Take a picture of your bubblesand email the picture to me.

     7.  If you want to get a really neat picture of rainbows.  Take the bowl mixture outside after it gets dark.  Blow the bubbles and photograph with a camera  and flash. Take a picture of your bubbles and email the picture to me.

     8.  When you are done, Clean-Up!

     

     

    Distance Learning.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Thursday April 2, 2020

    Today is National Ferret Day!

     

    MATH:

    1. Today you are going to watch a video about Partial Quotients division. You will find this video on my Google classroom.  Make sure you have paper and a pencil to solve the problems.  Enjoy the video. 

     2.  Complete the following problems and respond on Google classroom.

    A. The Jersey Adrenaline girls softball team has 15 players. The team decided to travel to the next softball tournament by carpooling to save money.  If each car can hold a parent driver and four girls, how many cars are needed for the  team?

    B.  Back in the dinosaur days (before we had digital cameras) you had to buy a roll of film for your camera. It was sold in 12 exposure, 24 exposure and 36 exposure.   And before you ask you had to take the roll of film to the store to be developed and printed.  This could take 2 to 3 days before you saw your pictures.  I am going to make a scrapbook of all my pictures (all 3 rolls of film), and place 4 pictures on a page, how many pages will I used in myscrapbook?   

     Number model with unknown_______________________ 

     

    Actual answer with units  ________________________________

    C.  The Pirate Captain has 50 gold coins that he shares with his crew of 6. The Captain keeps the remaining coins for himself.  

    How many coins does each crew member get?

     How many coins does the Captain get?

     SCIENCE:

    1.  Today you will start with a Notice and Wonder.  On Tuesday night I was slicing an onion for dinner and this is what I found.

     Please examine the pictures and tell me what you notice and wonder.

     Respond on my Google classroom.

     2.  Today you are going to take a virtual field trip to Arizona and visit Meteor Crater. Please watch both videos and you will then answer a question on

    my Google classroom.

     Video 1.

     Arizona's Jaw-Dropping Mile-Long Meteor Crater

    Video 2.

    How Arizona's meteor crater was created,

     

    Since Meteor Crater is located in the desert of Arizona, it does not rain there very often.  If it did rain, and the crater filled with rainwater runoff, do you think they would have discovered Meteor Crater? 

    In a paragraph explain why or why not.  Support your answer with evidence.

     

     And today's trivia question is..........

    50% of people eat this kiddie staple on a regular basis.

    What is it?  

     

     

    The answer is......

    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches. 

     

    Distance Learning.

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    Wednesday April 1, 2020

    Today is National One Cent Day!

    This is not an April Fool’s joke!

    What does Benjamin Franklin, the phrase “mind your business” and April 1 all have in common? The answer is the penny, which we recognize on

     National One Cent Day.

    The United States first issued a one-cent coin produced by a private mint in 1787.  It was designed by Benjamin Franklin.  On one side it read “Mind Your Business” and the other “We Are One.”  This coin was made of 100% copper was larger than today’s penny and came to be known as the Fugio cent.

    It wasn’t until 1792 that the United States Mint was first created.  The first coins struck by the newly established mint were called Chain cents, or Flowing Hair Chain Cents by collectors today.  On one side of the was coin a circle of 13 links of chain representing the 13 colonies. On the reverse was an image of a woman with flowing hair, otherwise known as Liberty.

    The one cent coin was reduced in size in the 1850s to make the coin more economical and easier to handle.  In 1856, the mint produced the Flying Eagle cent with a wreath on the reverse side.

    This coin was soon replaced with the Indian Head cent in 1859 which quickly became popular and remained in circulation for decades.

    Today’s one cent coin is made of copper and zinc and has borne the image of President Abraham Lincoln since 1909.  From 1959  to 2008, the reverse featured the Lincoln Memorial. Four different reverse designs in 2009 honored Lincoln’s 200th birthday depicting various scenes from his lifetime and a new, permanent reverse – the Union Shield – was introduced in 2010. Fact from National Day Calendar

     

     

     

    MATH:

    Today you are going to watch an Interpreting Remainder Instructional Video.

    Please watch the entire video. It is narrated by another teacher.  Please have a pencil and scrap paper to use.

    You will need to go to my Google classroom to access the math video.

     After watching the video you will have some additional problems to solve.

      Practice time.  Solve these three problems on scratch paper and then answer on my Google classroom.

    Listen to a Partial Quotients rap song .

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUPVcscAyQY

     

    Family Game time:

     Play Name That Number (5 cards) with your family.  You must use one multiplication or one division process in each problem.  All five cards must be used.

     For example:

    These are your numbers: 

    2 , 4, 6, 8, 10.

                                                             Target Number 4

      (2 * 4)  = 8   8 – 6 = 2     8 – 2 = 6   and 10 – 6 = 4. 

     

    Here’s another example:

     These are your numbers:                

    1,   4, 5, 7, 9

                                                             Target Number 5

     

    (5*4) = 20 - 7 =13 + 1 = 14 - 9 = 5   

       

     SCIENCE:

     Back in 2014 Frost School had an author visit from Patricia Polacco.  Some of the pictures I took from her visit are hanging in the showcase outside the library. 

    Today you will listen to a read a-loud of one of her books.  The title of the book is Meteor.  The really cool thing about this author visit was she brought a piece of the meteor she talks about in her book to the assembly and everyone got a chance to touch the meteor.

     Please use this link to view and listen to the read-aloud.

     You will answer questions after the read aloud.  The questions can be found on my Google classroom.

    All questions must be answered in complete sentences using proper ILA writing skills.

     And today's trivia question.

    We are spending twice as much on this today compared to two years ago.

    It took 35 minutes to get the correct answer.

    Here are the wrong answers:

     Gas, A new Car, TV's, Milk,

    Here is an extra clue:

    This needs a TV to use.

    The answer later today.

     

     

    And the trivia question answer is......NetFlix and other streaming services

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Tuesday March 31, 2020

     Today is National Crayon Day!

    Ever wonder how crayons are made.  Watch the video below.

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning tomorrow before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

     Many people commented on the music that I used in my movie from last Friday.

    So I thought I would share something about the music with you.   The song is called  "Good Old Days",  a 1930 tune written by Leroy Shield (October 2, 1893 – January 9, 1962) which was the theme song for Hal Roach's Our Gang comedies, now known as The Little Rascals.  The Little Rascals appeared from 1922 until 1944.  As a child this was one of my favorite TV shows.  And yes, my family had a black and white television.

    Here’s a catchy song you might like.

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1IWWXZkHzY

    Ever wonder how crayons are made.  Watch the video below.

     How Crayons are Made | How It's Made

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmiRjmbnn8Q

    MATH:

     Staying with the theme of Mars Exploration you will be playing a math game that reviews division skills with remainders.

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath.  Please use the following link to access this website.

                                                https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • In the top right corner you will find a search box. In the search box type in the title Divide and Explore.

     You should see a tab that says November 2016

                         NUMBER & OPERATIONS

                       Divide and Explore An interactive game where students match  division expressions to their correct quotients and remainders.…

    • Click on this image where it says play.
    • Click on the directions in the top left corner.
    • Practice your division while you play the game.
    • As you complete each game read about the space vehicle.

     SCIENCE:

     Today is Day 2 of NASA.  Let Us Bring Space To You.   You will be doing an activity titled Hitching a Ride.  A few months ago I told you about adding your name to the Mars Perseverance Rover.   Over 10 million people have done this, and if you did you received a printed boarding pass as a souvenir.

     

    Go to the following website:

     

    https://www.nasa.gov/perseverance

     After the website loads you will see a blue arrow that says Mars Perseverance Rover.  Click on the tab that says Overview and read the information.

    As the article states NASA is looking towards a launch in July or August of 2020.

    Travel time to Mars is 7 to 8 months.  This is an unmanned mission. 

     When you finish reading the Overview look at the left side of the screen for a section titled Related Topics.  Click on Mars Perseverance Rover.  Then click on the picture just above the blue tag that says NASA Kennedy.  Read the article as it explains what will be happening. 

     After you have read the articles you will find a question to answer on my Google classroom. 

     

    And now for today's trivia question.

    78% of woman want a man to do this at the start of the date.

    What is it?

    Here are the wrong guesses.

          *   Hold the door open.

          *   Open the car door.

          *   Meet the parents.

          *    Pay for the date.

          *   And the correct answer is.

          *   I will post the answer later.

     Today's answer is:

    Turning off the phone. 

     

     

    Have a good day. 

     

     

    The answer to today's trivia question is down below.

     

    Welcome to week three of

    Distance Learning.

    Here are the learning activities for today

    Monday March 30, 2020

            Today is National Pencil Day!

    Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858. Before that time, pencils and erasers existed separately. Lipman combined the two making two tools much more convenient to use. The intuitive businessman also manufactured envelopes for his stationery shop and was the first to add adhesive to the flap of envelopes. Fact from National Day Calendar

     

    Parents: I sent an email to everyone last Friday.

    Please ask your child to check their Google classroom for an importantvideo message from me. 

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

     

    Parents:  I have created a Google Classroom for both homerooms.  Please ensure that your child completes the daily work and replies on my Google classroom page with their answers.

    Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     

    MATH:

    PART 1:

    Today for math you will need a deck of cards, paper, and a pencil.

    Remove the Tens cards.  Jacks, Queens, and Kings are worth zero. The Ace is worth 1.  Shuffle the cards well and leave them face down.

     You will need to submit your word problems to me on Google classroom.

     To create your number model follow these steps.

    The first card you turn over goes in the hundreds place value.

    The second card you turn over goes in the tens place value.

    The third card you turn over goes in the ones place value.

    These three cards create your dividend. 

    Turn over another card, this will be your divisor.

    Create a word problem with these cards. 

    Solve the word problem you created.  If you get a remainder please decide what you will do with the remainder.  (This is determined by your word problem).

     

    You will do this with 4 different problems.  Each problem will be submitted to me on Google classroom.  Please include the problem, your answer, and what you did with the remainder.

     PART 2:

     Please do 20 minutes of  Freckle. (No Fact Practice)  Remember to set a timer.  I do get a print out of the number of minutes you work on Freckle.

    SCIENCE:

     Since we are still in the Astronomy Unit, I received  an email from NASA about something really neat. It’s called:  Let Us Bring Space to You. 

     So today you will be learning about life in space.

     Today’s assignment is Let Us Bring Space To You. 

    Expeditionary Skills for Life – Our astronauts have been flying to space for 59 years, and for nearly 20 years, crew members have spent months-long missions living on the International Space Station. Find out what we have learned studying social isolation on and off the planet”. 

     Think of this as the same thing we are going through right now with staying in our homes.

     Go to the following website.

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/an-astronaut-s-tips-for-living-in-space-or-anywhere

     After you open the website you will see 6 astronauts smiling at you.

     Read the article titled An Astronaut’s Tips For Living in Space – Or Anywhere

    There are five Expeditionary Behavior skills broken down by skill and type.  Each one has a definition and a brief explanation on how astronauts apply the Expeditionary Behavior skill.

    After you have read the article you will find a question to answer on my Google classroom. 

     Of the five Expeditionary Behavior Skills that the astronauts use, which one do you think is most important to you as you spend time in your home with your family.

    And today's trivia question is:

    31% of people tell an new partner this after a month of dating.  

    What do they tell them?

    The answer....

     

     

    How much money they make.

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan for

    Friday March 27, 2020

          Today is National Scribble Day!

     “Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when eyes and a smile are added. Somehow a personality leaps onto the page and with it, encouragement forchildren to grow and express themselves. The positive result looking back at them spreads a surge of joy.” Quote from National Day Calendar

      Spend some time today scribbling with your children. 

                         

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning tomorrow before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

    Parents:  I have created a Google Classroom for both homerooms.  Please ensure that your child completes the daily work and replies on my Google classroom page with their answers.

    Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

    MATH:

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                                https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Top left corner click on Numbers and Operations.
    • Find the Article Planet Protectors, and click on the image.

     Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  When you finish reading the article complete the section called Math Talk. There are 3 problems to answer.

     

     You will answer these three problems on my Google classroom. 

    Now You Try It

    1.  Tigran also volunteers with national parks. He visited 72 parks in 5 years. If he tried to visit the same number each year, how many parks a year did Tigran visit? How many are left over? 

     2. Say that Alex collected 2,876 golf balls over 9 hours of diving. She collected an equal number of balls every hour. How many golf balls per hour is that? What is the remainder?  

      3. Ridhima’s court case was filed on March 22, 2017. It’s been 157 weeks since Ridhima filed her case. Approximately how many months is that? Express your remainder in weeks. (Hint: There are 4 weeks in a month.) 

    Game time:  Let’s play 24.

    Here are your numbers:

    A.   1, 3, 8, 8                B.  2, 6, 8, 9

                     

    C 1, 2, 6, 8, 8              D.  2, 3, 5, 6 

     

    SCIENCE: 

    Today is Mystery Science Day.

     

    Mystery Science:  Go to the following website.  Make sure you have your speakers turned on.

    https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

     

    Jump to lessons for 4th grade.

     On the left side of the screen it will say “Mini Lessons”

    Click on: How does hand sanitizer kill germs?

    Watch this video.

      You will answer this question on my Google classroom. 

     According to the video, hand sanitizer contains alcohol which dries out the bacteria or germs on your hands destroying these living organisms, but still leaves the dead material.  Now that you know this, will you change your hand washing habits?

     

    For your next video do the following:

    You will need to go to 5th Grade Lessons.

    On the left side of the screen it will say “Mini Lessons”

    Click on:  What is a black hole?

    Watch this video.  At the end of the video there is a Bonus Box Top 5.  Be sure to watch this as well. 

    You will answer this question on my Google classroom. 

     What was your favorite Bonus Box Top 5 and why?  Please support your answer with evidence from the video clips.

     Don’t forget to check out the eagles on the Live Eagle Cam on Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.  (You can find the link on my webpage).

    And today's trivia question is:

    29% of adults use their kids as an excuse to but this drink.

    What drink is it?

     

    Chocolate Milk!

     

     

     

     

    Thursday March 26, 2020

    DISTANCE LEARNING PLANS

    for

    Thursday March 26, 2020

     Today's trivia question.

    People who eat this fruit before going to bed fall asleep 35% faster.  

    Here is an extra clue.

    The fruit was an airline based out of EWR from September 21, 1992 until March 26, 1999.

    The answer is Kiwi.

     

     

     

     Today is National Spinach Day!

    Cartoon Trivia time:  Which cartoon character always ate his spinach?

    Bonus question:  What was his girlfriend’s name?

    Send me your answers on my Google classroom.

                         

          Good afternoon Frost Families, 

    As we move into Day 9 of our Distance Learning I want to say “Thank You”      or your continued support with this adventure.

     I am sending you the assignments for Reading, Writing, Science and Math in an effort to reduce the amount of emails you are receiving.  We are also sending these emails a day ahead of time so you can review the assignments before you begin your day.  

     

    Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning tomorrow before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

    Parents:  I have created a Google Classroom for both homerooms.  Please ensure that your child completes the daily work and replies on my Google classroom page with their answers.

    Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     

     

    MATH: 

    This is Day 2 of Lesson 6-8 Expressing and Interpreting Remainders.    

    Do Now!

    Betty the Baker baked 85 blueberry muffins.  Each muffin tray could bake 8 muffins.  How many trays of 8 did Betty the Baker use?   

     Please complete the following: 

    Journal pages 210, 211, and 212.

    Home Link page 175 (6-8).

    Complete the Challenge Question and the Super Challenge question

    You will answer these questions on my Google classroom.

     Challenge Question:

    Paul has fewer than 40 marbles in his bag.  He is thinking about giving away his marbles to some friends.

    • If Paul divides up the marbles evenly among 4 of his friends, he will have 3 marbles left over.
    • If Paul divides up the marbles evenly among 7 of his friends, he will have 2 marbles left over.

    How many marbles does Paul have in his bag?

     

    Super Challenge question:

    What is the largest number of friends Paul can have with no left over marbles?

     SCIENCE:

    On Wednesday March 18th we began learning about the solar system.

    Today you are going to continue learning about the planets in our solar system,

    Please do the following:

    1. Complete the questions in your Astronomy journal pages 74 and 75. If you get stuck, please reread pages 74 and 75.
    2. Using your computer click on the link below to play the video. Turn on your speakers.

    The Solar System Song

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ-qLUIj_A0

    Enjoy the video.

    1. Using your Astronomy journal please read and complete pages 76 -78.

     Family Activity night. Weather permitting observe the night sky.  

     

    Cartoon Trivia clue:

     Popeye - HQ Original Theme Tune

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMdI_fozMYg

    Today's trivia question:

    7% of adults sleep with this.

    What do they sleep with?

    The answer later today.

    Have a  good day.

     

    Wednesdsay March 25, 2020

     The answer to Wednesday's questions was:

      a Kiwi.  

    DISTANCE LEARNING PLANS

     

    Wednesday March 25, 2020

      Today is National Manatee Day!

     Good afternoon Frost Families,  

    I am sending you the assignments for , Science and Math in an effort to reduce the amount of emails you are receiving.  We are also sending these emails a day ahead of time so you can review the assignments before you begin your day.  

     Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

     Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning tomorrow before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

     Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     Parents:  I have created a Google Classroom for both homerooms.  Please ensure that your child completes the work and replies on my Google classroom page with their answers.

    Thank you,

    Mr. B.

     

    Since today is National  Manatee Day I have attached some YouTube  links you can watch to learn about manatees.

    All About Manatees for Children: Manatee Video for Kids – FreeSchool

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruSqRvCxi-s

     Meet the Manatees   

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7-a7UBXT2E

    You will find a question to answer about manatees on my Google classroom page.

    MATH: 

    This lesson is a 2 day lesson.   Wednesday 3-25-2020 and Thursday 3-26-2020.

    Today and tomorrow you will be working on Lesson 6-8  Expressing and Interpreting Remainders.    

    Don’t panic.  It’s just building on a previous learned skill.

     Essential Question:  Can I explore different ways to express and interpret remainders?

     Solve these problems on a sheet of paper.  Don’t forget to write a number model.  Drawing a picture can also help you solve the problem.   Keep your answers with your math materials.

    Math Message: 

    Three students share 13 sticks of chewing gum.  How many sticks of chewing gum does each student get if they receive equal shares?   Be prepared to explain your strategy.   If you have a remainder what do you do with it? 

     Try these:

    Four brothers are given 35 frozen fruit bars.  They all agree to share the bars equally.  How many frozen fruit bars will each brother get?  If you have a remainder what do you do with it? 

     Three children want to share 16 toy cars equally. How will they do this? 

    Explain what the children should do if there is a remainder.

     Anna has $18.00 to buy notebooks that cost $4.00 each.  How many can she buy? If you have a remainder what should Anna do with it? 

     The yearbook committee has 29 photographs.  Each page of the yearbook can hold 6 photographs.  How many pages must be used to hold all 29 photographs?

     Arthur the Ardvark and five of his friends ate 7,518 termites.  If they all ate the same amount of termites how many did each friend eat?  Hint: this problem does not have a remainder.

     Now complete Journal page 209 Questions 1 and 2.

     Please do 20 minutes of  Freckle. (No Fact Practice)  Remember to set a timer.  I do get a print out of the number of minutes you work on Freckle.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1.  Please watch the two videos about manatees and then answer the question that can be found on Google classroom.

    2.   I have also placed on my Google classroom a movie I made.  Please watch the movie and then answer the questions on Google classroom.

     3.  You will also find a Power Point on Google classroom for you to watch.

     4. Mom the Mourning Dove outside my living room window is still keeping the eggs dry and warm.  With all the rain on Monday she did a great job protecting her eggs.

     5. Don’t forget: Check out the eagle cam.  Link on my website.

     Today's trivia question.

    People who eat this fruit before going to bed fall asleep 35% faster.  

    Here is an extra clue.

    The fruit was an airline based out of EWR from September 21, 1992 until March 26, 1999.

    The answer later today. 

     

     

    Tuesdsay March 24, 2020

    DISTANCE LEARNING PLANS

    Barry and Bravman

    Tuesday March 24, 2020

       Today is National Cheese Steak Day!

     

    Good afternoon Frost Families, 

    As mentioned in this morning’s email, I am sending you the assignments for Reading, Writing, Science and Math in an effort to reduce the amount of emails you are receiving.  We are also sending these emails a day ahead of time so you can review the assignments before you begin your day.  

     Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

     Please respond to your homeroom teacher that your child will be participating in learning tomorrow before 1:30pm.  Include your student’s name in the email. 

     Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     

    Students:  I have created a Google Classroom for both homerooms.  Please make sure that you check in so I know it is working for you.

    Mr. B.

     

    MATH:

     Today will be a Math games day.  You will need to log into the Everyday Math website.

    1.  Click on the games tab. Make sure your speakers are turned on.

               Play the following games:

    • Equivalent Fractions with Model 3 and Equivalent Fractions without Models.
    • Factor Captor,
    • Frac-Tac-Toe
    • Divisibility Dash 
    • You can also click on the tab that says “Challenge” sand play these games as well

     

    1. Today you can also go to Sheppard Software. You can find this on my link page of my website.  Remember to click on the tab for math. Then choosefractions and play any games that you like. Remember if you get a high            score use your initials only.  You can also choose the tab Mixed Operations and play these games as well.  Have fun!
    1. Family Game Time:

    The game is called 24.  Using the given numbers your job is to create a  number model that equals 24.  You can add, subtract, multiply and divide in       your number model.

     

    Easy level 

    Game 1 numbers:  3, 4, 5, 5.

    Game 2 numbers:     1, 1, 4, 8.

     Medium level

     Game 3 numbers: 1, 4, 4, 6.

     Game 4 numbers:  3, 5, 5, 7.

    Tough level:

     Game 5 numbers:     4, 4, 6,

     Game 6 numbers:     5, 7, 8, 8.

    SCIENCE:

     You will need 3 sheets of paper and your science notebook.   Any type of paper will do.  Today you will pretend that you are one of the Wright Brothers and you job is to build a paper airplane that will fly. Please remember the Brain Pop game that you did yesterday.

     Trial 1:  Build your paper airplane.  Before you test the paper airplane, in your science notebook write today’s date and the words Trial 1.  Draw a sketch of your plane.  It can be a top view or side view.  Also identify the type of paper you are using.  Printer paper, newspaper, construction paper,  etc.   Now throw your paper airplane.  In your notebook write your observation. Throw your airplane three times for accurate data.

     Trial 2:  Use the second sheet of paper that you have and build another airplane.  In your notebook explain how the airplane in Trial 1 is different from the airplane for Trial 2.  Throw your second airplane 3 times and write your observations. 

     Trial 3:   Time to make a decision.  Decide which Trial flew better.  1 or 2.  Use the third piece of paper to make your airplane choice fly even better.  Maybe add a paperclip or some tape to your airplane.  In your science notebook write what change you made and test the plane three times.  Write your observations for the flight.

     If you would like have mom or dad take a picture of your three paper airplanes and email the picture to me.  I would like to see what you created. 

     Check my Google Classroom for a science question that you will  respond to.

     Don’t forget to check out the eagles on the   Live Eagle Cam on Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.

     Today’s trivia question is: 

    45% of adults say they have not purchased this in the past year. However, that does not mean they do not use it.

    What is it?

    The answer later today.

     

    Monday March 23, 2020

    Today’s trivia question is: 

    The average length of time for this is 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    It took 25 minutes to get the right answer.

    Here are some hints.

    Stuck at home with family

    You need to do this after 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    The answer is:  Taking a Break.

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING PLANS

    Barry and Bravman

    Week 2-March 23-27

    Today is National Chip and Dip Day!

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mrs. Barry’s & Mr. Bravman’s class.

    To alleviate the number of emails going back and forth your child’s homeroom teacher will send you an email that will contain both teachers assignments for the day.

    Please remember that:

    Daily attendance will be taken through your response to this email.

    Please reply to this email by 1:30 PM today, to assist us in tracking daily attendance.

    You only need to respond to your child’s homeroom teacher

    Please include your child’s name in the response.

    MONDAY

    READING

    Read for 20 minutes.  In your notebook or on Google Classroom question, write the title of your story, how many pages you read and answer these questions:  

    What character is changing in your story? What is causing this change?  (problems, setting, other characters, etc.)

     Example:  Rob changes whenever he is around Sistine.  He is very quiet but when he is with her, he is very talkative.  I think he changes around Sistine because he trusts her and I think she may remind Rob of his mother.  Rob learns that when you talk things out, you are better able to express your feelings. 

     WRITING and SOCIAL STUDIES: 

    Take a walk around your neighborhood or your backyard.  Notice the trees, the birds, the wildlife (yes, including the insects!) Make a riddle and share it with either your family at home, or on flipgrid at the link below. 

    Choose a natural object that you found outside, or that you can see out the window. On Flipgrid or with a family member at home, describe how it looks, sounds, feels and moves- but don’t say what the natural object is! 

    You can describe objects, plants and animals outside your home. 

    Comment on other students’ videos to guess the objects they are describing! 

     Flipgrid website: https://flipgrid.com/360748c6 

    Directions: Go to the website above. Log in with your EBNET ID. It should take you directly to the “Nature Riddle” assignment. Watch my sample video, and record your own! 

     

    Message from Mr. Bravman

    Thank you for making our first week of Distance Learning a “HUGE” success.

    I know this is a learning experience for everyone as we continue to work out the small kinks that occur.  As we all know, many of us are working from home so please don’t stress out when it comes to completing the school work on time.  Allow your child to have work time, playtime, and free time.  Even a short walk around your neighborhood does wonders.  You will be amazed at how nature is responding to the nice weather.  Trees and flowers are budding and blooming, birds are singing and even the insects are getting into the action.

     Special “Shout-Out” to Lailah, Robert, and Leo for correctly identifying the bird outside my living room window.  The bird is a Mourning Dove.   Mom is still sitting on the nest keeping the two eggs warm.  I will send everyone and updated picture as soon as something changes.

    Today I thought we could start off the week with a theme day for math and science.  Last Friday I had you learn about birds and I even sent you a link for the Live Eagle Cam on Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ.  You can find this link on my webpage.  Take some time today to watch the Eagle parents take care of the chicks.  

     Math:

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                                        https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on:  I am a Student The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    •  Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Find the Article: Runways  Gone Wild and click on the             image.

    Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  When you finish reading the article complete the section called Math Talk. There are five problems to answer.  Write your answers on the paper. 

    Keep these answers with your math materials. 

     When you complete this, please do 25 minutes of Freckle. (No Fact Practice)  Remember to set a timer.  I do get a print out of the number of minutes you work on Freckle.

     Family Game Time:

    Students:  Help your parents relax.  Play a math game with them like Name That Number, or Multiplication Fact Top-It.  All you need is a deck of cards

     SCIENCE:

    1. Please visit the Live Eagle Cam on Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. You can find this link on my webpage.  Set a timer for 10 minutes and watch the parents take care of the baby eaglets.  On a sheet of paper or in your science notebook  please write down your observations that you see occurring.  When the parents are on the next look for an ID band on their legs.  This is how the scientists can identify the eagles. Just like we learned at the penguin assembly.

     You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with your user name and password.

    1. After you log-in look in the top right corner of the screen.  You should see the 9 little boxes (3 by 3 array Google apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see an icon for Brain Pop.
    2. Click on the Brain Pop icon.  Make sure your speakers are turned on.

            In the Brain Pop white search bar type in Wright Brothers.

            Watch the video.

    1. Take the quiz. 
    2. Game time:  Go back to the Wright Brothers in Brain Pop or retype Wright Brothers in the white search bar. Then scroll down the page until you see   Games (6 results). Click on CSI : Flight Adventures Forces of Flight.   Play the game.  Remember every change you make is called a variable.  Think back to when you worked on the K-Nex  vehicles.  Remember to learn from your mistakes .  Have Fun!
    3.   Tuesday will be a home experiment day.  More details tomorrow.

    Today’s trivia question is: 

    The average length of time for this is 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    It took 25 minutes to get the right answer.

    Here are some hints.

    Stuck at home with family

    You need to do this after 3 hours and 54 minutes.

    I will place the answer on my website later today.

     

     

     

     

    Friday March 20 2020

    Today’s trivia question is:

    65% of father’s have already told their kids what they want for Father’s Day

    What do they want?

    The first caller had the correct answer.  

     

    The answer is steak!

    Spend  some family time looking at the night sky this weekend.

    Have an enjoyable weekend. 

    Mr. B. 

     

    Happy First Day of Spring!

    and

    Today is National Ravioli Day.

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

     For your continued support of Distance Learning.

    Daily attendance will be taken through your response to this email.

    Please reply to this email by 1:30 PM today, to assist us in tracking daily attendance.

    Please include your child’s name in the response.

     Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     

    Below are the assignments for today, Friday March 20, 2020.

     MATH:

    Today I thought we could do something different.

    How about some math puzzles and brain challenges?

    You will need some paper, a pencil, and a calculator.

     

    Problem 1:

    Shoe Math Magic
    Multiply shoe size by 5 (must be a whole number, round up if you have to)

    Add 50
    Multiply by 20
    Add 1020
    Subtract the year you were born
    First digit = shoe size
    Last 2 digits = age:

    Problem 2

     Magic Math Trick (x=2)
    1. Think of a whole number 1 through 10

    2. Double it!
    3. Add 4
    4. Divide by 2
    5. Subtract the original number
    Is the numeral 2?

     Problem 3:

     Magic Math Trick (x=18)
    1. Choose a number, any number!

    2. Multiply the number by 100.
    3. Subtract the original number from the answer.
    4. Add the digits in your answer.
    Is your number 18?

     Now, let’s try a larger number!
    1,467  (you make your own 4 digit number)
    1,467 x 100 = 146,700
    146,700 – 1,467 = 145,233
    1 + 4 + 5 + 2 + 3 + 3 = 18
    Is your number 18?  It’s magic!

     

    Problem 4 

    Please substitute crayons or toothpicks for matches.

        
    Problem 5

     

    Move only three coins to turn the triangle upside down.

     Problem 6

    It is a simple puzzle, but illustrates beautifully the idea of "thinking outside the box."
    Join all the dots using four straight lines and without lifting your pencil.

     Dots in a square

     Challenge:  Create a math puzzle and have mom or dad email it to me.

    SCIENCE:

    You will need a sheet of paper and a pencil

    I have attached two pictures to this email.  Please open and look at each picture.  On the sheet of paper draw a T-Chart and label the left side: What do you notice, and label the right side, What do you wonder?  Complete both sides of the chart by studying the two pictures.

     This bird has made a nest right in front of my living room window.  In previous years a robin would build her nest in the same spot.  Now this bird has moved in.   I already know the species of  bird, but I will let you try to figure it out.  Hint:  You will see an example of this bird in the game that you will play later.  You can email me your answer.

     Ornithology is the science that concerns the study of birds.

    When you complete the Notice and Wonder please do the following.

     You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with your user name and password.

     

    Thursday March 19, 2020

    Sales of this often rise by 50% in the spring.

    What is it?

    Extra hints:

    It's green in color.

    Comes in many varities. 

    Can be dressed-up.

    Are you ready for the answer?

    1. After you log-in look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the 9 little boxes (3 by 3 array Google apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see an icon for Brain Pop.
    2. Click on the Brain Pop icon. Make sure your speakers are turned on.

         In the Brain Pop white search bar type in Birds.

         Watch the video.

    1. Take the quiz.
    2. Game time: Go back to the bird page in Brain Pop or retype birds in the white search bar. Then scroll down the page until you see   Games (19 results).  Click on Bird Song Hero. Play the game.  Remember to listen to the bird calls and also look at the spectrogram for clues.  Listen for the different pitches that each bird makes.  There are 2 levels for this game.  Have Fun!
    3. When you are ready you can go onto the second game called Flap to the Future. Have Fun!
    1. For your final activity. I want you to pretend that you are an ornithologist.

    Sit by a window for at least 10 minutes.  Make tally marks for every type of bird that you see.   Do not go outside.  Remember when a scientist studies animals they must stay motionless.  Have fun with this experiment.

     

    And…………………………..

    Today’s trivia question is:

    65% of father’s have already told their kids what they want for Father’s Day

    What do they want?

    I will place the answer on my website later today.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Thursday trivia answer is..

    If you guessed correctly the answer is salad.

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan for

    Thursday March 19, 2020

    Today is: NATIONAL LETS LAUGH DAY!

    We have all heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine.”  

    So let’s have a few laughs.

     Why do bees hum?                              Answer:   .words the know don’t they Because

    Why can’t the bicycle stand on its own?   Answer:   .tired two it’s Because. 

    Why did the banana go to the doctor?                 

     Answer:  .well very peeling wasn’t he Because.

    Which computer sings the best?                          

    Answer:  Dell A.

     OK just one more.

     What music do bunnies like best?       

       Answer:   .hop Hip

     Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Thank you

     for your continued support of Distance Learning.

     Daily attendance will be taken through your response to this email.

    Please reply to this email by 1:30 PM today, to assist us in tracking daily attendance.

    Please include your child’s name in the response.

     Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

    Below are the assignments for today, Thursday March 19, 2020.

    MATH: 

     Today we will have a theme day dealing with Space.   

    You will need a computer to log into the website called Dynamath. 

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                                https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Find Article: 5 Surprises From Saturn and click on the image.

     Read the introduction and then watch the short video.  When the video is over continue reading the article. If you do not know the meaning of the word printed in blue type, click on the word for a definition.  When you finish reading the article complete the section called Math Talk. There are five problems to answer.  Write your answers on the paper. 

    Keep these answers with your math materials.

     In order to get to the second math space question following these directions.  On the top left corner of the Dynamath page is says Number & Operations.  Click on these words.  After the page loads scroll down to the article titled All-Women Spacewalk.  Click on the article. Read the article and then solve the problem. Keep the answers with your math materials 

    Bonus Question: 

    Astronaut Christina Koch spent 328 days in space. 

    The previous record holder was Astronaut Peggy Whitson, she spent 288 days in space.

    How many months did each astronaut spend in space?  (use 30 days per month)

     FAMILY GAME TIME:

     Both classes have played a game called Division Dash Students please explain the rules of the game to your family.   You will need a deck of cards and some scrap paper. 3 digit number divided by a 1 digit number

    5 rounds for each game.  You will need a deck of cards and remove the Tens, Jacks, Queens, and Kings.  The Ace is a 1.  Shuffle the deck of cards .  You will choose three cards to make a three-digit number.  The first card is the hundreds, the second card is the tens, and the third card is the ones.  The next card is the divisor.  Each player does this.  Everyone solves their problem  The quotient is your score.  If you have a remainder, those point are not used.  After five rounds add up your quotients.  The player with the highest quotient total wins.

     Have fun!

    SCIENCE:

     Continuing with the Space theme day you are going to do the following. 

    You will be creating a constellation and writing the myth for your constellation.  Your constellation must have a minimum of three stars and a maximum of 15 stars.   You will make a star pattern for your constellation and also write the myth for your constellation. Your idea must be appropriate. Please use proper ILA writing skills.  You may type or handwrite your myth.  Please use a separate piece of paper for the constellation star pattern.  Be creative and have fun.

    Place your finished work in your science folder for safe storage. 

    And…………………………..

    Today’s trivia question is:

    Sales of this often rise by 50% in the spring.

    What is it?

    I will place the answer on my website later today.

     Have a good day!

     

     

    Wednesday March 19, 2020

    Today’s trivia question is:

    46% of newlyweds wish for this as a wedding gift.

    What do they wish for?

    The answer to today's trivia questions is:

     

    Gift cards.

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan for

    Wednesday March 18, 2020

    Today is: NATIONAL AWKWARD MOMENTS DAY

    Yes everyone has had one of these moments.

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Thank you for your continued support of Distance Learning.

    Please play the attached link and enjoy!  (turn on your speakers)

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcfqDPAy7zc  (thank you song)

     

    Daily attendance will be taken through your response to this email. 

    Please reply to this email today to assist us in tracking daily attendance.

     Please include your child’s name in the response.

     

    Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     

    I will also place the daily assignments on my webpage.

     

    Below are the assignments for today, Wednesday March 18, 2020.

     

     

    MATH:

    Today you will be working on Lesson 6-7 Partial- Quotients Division Part 2. 

    Don’t panic.  It’s just an extension of a previous lesson that we have completed.

     

    Essential Question:  Can I use the division process to divide whole numbers with 3 and 4 digit dividends?

      

    Math Message:   Remember you can use the Three Little Bears!

     

    Susan needs to buy 112 bottles of water for the school party.  The bottles come in packs of 4.  How many packs of 4 should Susan buy?   Show all your work. 

     Try this:

    Corey bought 162 stickers to put into gift bags for his birthday party.   He wants each gift bag to contain 6 stickers.  How many gift bags can he make?  Show all your work.

     And these:

     Seven fourth grade classes at the York Elementary School raised a total of $1925 dollars for a field trip.   If each class gets an equal share of the money, how much money does each class get?

    Show all your work.

     The school custodian (Mr. Joe) is setting up chairs for an assembly.  He has 477 chairs and needs to make 9 rows.  How many chairs go into each row?  Show all your work.

     

    Please complete the following:

    Journal pages 206, 207, and 208.

    1. Home Link page 173 (6-7)
    2. Try this: A Math Trick, or is it Magic?

    What you need:  calculator, paper and a pencil.
                                                                  What To Do?

                        Step 1:  Write a three digit number on the paper. Enter that number twice into the calculator to make a 6 digit number. For example if you wrote 259, then you would enter 259259.

     Step 2:  Divide the 6 digit number by 7.

     Step 3:  Divide the result by 11.

     Step 4:  Divide the result by 13.

     Step 5:   What is the final quotient?

     Step 6:   Try the trick again starting with a different three digit number. What happens?

            Talk about it.

    1. How does the trick work?
    2. Do you notice any patterns when you divide by each number?
    3. Do you think this trick works with any three digit number?
    4.   Will this trick work with a four digit number?  Experiment.

    SCIENCE:

     

    1. Today you are going to begin learning about the planets. To begin your journey you will need a sheet of paper. Please fold the paper into fourths.  (Four boxes on the front and four boxes on the back).  Label the first box 1 letter words,  2nd box - 2 letter words,  3rd box- 3 letter words,  4th box- four letter words.  Flip the paper over and continue for 5, 6 and 7 letter words.   In the last box write the word PLANETS.  

    Your challenge is to make as many different words that you can from the word PLANETS.    

    I was able to find the following: 

                1 letter words -  1 word

                2 letter words – 3 words

                3 letters words – 16 words

                4 letters words – 17 words

                5 letter words – 7 words

                6 letter words – 3 words

                7 letter words  - 1 word

     

    2.  You will need to use a computer and log into your district account with your user name and password.

    • After you log-in look in the top right corner of the screen. You should see the 9 little boxes (3 by 3 array Google apps box).  Click on that box and scroll down until you see an icon for Brain Pop.
    • Click on the Brain Pop icon. Make sure your speakers are turned on.
    • In the Brain Pop white search bar type in Solar System.
    • Watch the video.
    • Pay close attention to how the planets orbit the sun and their locations.
    • When the video is over answer this question on another sheet of paper. If Pluto had not been demoted to a dwarf planet, what category of planet would it fall under? Explain your answer.
    • Game time: Go back to the solar system page in Brain Pop or retype solar system in the white search bar. Then scroll down the page until you see   Games (21 results).  Click on Build A Solar System. Play the game.  Remember:  Planets closer to the sun orbit the sun faster than those farther away.     Good Luck!.

     

    1. Finish the lesson by reading in your Astronomy journal pages 74 and 75.

          Do not answer the question today.

     And…………………………..

    Today’s trivia question is:

    46% of newlyweds wish for this as a wedding gift.

    What do they wish for?

    I will place the answer on my website later today.

     Have a good day!

     

     

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan for

    Tuesday March 17, 2020

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    The answer to today's trivia question can be found below the question.

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

    Thank you for making our first day of Distance Learning a “HUGE” success.

    I know this is something new for everyone, but we will succeed as we move forward.

     Daily attendance will be taken through your response to this email. Please reply to this email today to assist us in tracking daily attendance. Please include your child’s name in the response

    Thank you,

    Mr. Bravman

     

    I will also place the daily assignments on my webpage.

     

    Below are the assignments for today, Tuesday March 17, 2020

    MATH:

    Today you will try something different. (Mrs. Price shared this with me).

    You will need a computer to log into a website called Dynamath.

    Please use the following link to access this website.

                                              https://dynamath.scholastic.com

    • Click on the log in button
    • Click on: I am a Student
    • The classroom password is: grassseed6824
    • Scroll down to Text Sets and click on Grade 4 Skill Center.
    • Make sure your speakers are turned on and you have some paper to solve the problems.
    • Find Articles and click on the topic The Future of Pizza.

    Read the introduction and then watch the short video. When the video is over continue reading the article. When you finish reading the article complete the section called Math Talk. There are five problems to answer. Write your answers on the paper.

    Keep these answers with your math materials.

    When you complete this, please do 25 minutes of Freckle. (No Fact Practice) Remember to set a timer. I do get a print out of the number of minutes you work on Freckle.

    FAMILY GAME TIME:

    Both classes have played a game called Products for Points. Students please explain the rules of the game to your family. You will need a deck of cards and some scrap paper.

    3 digit number times a 1 digit number.

    5 rounds for each game. You get 15 points for the highest score, 10 points for doing the problem correctly, and 5 points for OOps I made a mistake. You can also challenge someone, but if you are wrong you lose all your points. Please remember the Ace and 10 card are worth 1, and the Jack, Queen, and King are worth 0. Have fun!

     

    SCIENCE:

     Today we are going to look at lunar and solar eclipses.

    You will need to use a computer to do the following.

    Go to my website and click on Interesting Web Sites.

    Click on the link titled NASA Solar System.

    • Hover over the tab that is titled Moons and click on Earth (1). You will then see and image of our moon.
    • Scroll down until you see in the blue bar Lunar Phases and Eclipses. Click on these words.
    • Read the box that says Fast Facts
    • Read the information about:
    • Lunar Phases.
    • What is a Lunar Eclipse
    • View the NASA video about Understanding Lunar Eclipses
    • Under the title Eclipse Videos click on What’s the difference between and solar and lunar eclipse and watch this video.

    When you have completed this assignment please answer the following question.

     On a separate sheet of paper answer the following question in complete sentences. Support your answer with evidence. Use proper ILA writing skills. Your answer must be at least one paragraph long.

     In ancient times, how do you think people reacted or behaved when a lunar or solar eclipse occurred?

    Keep your answers with your science materials.

     

    Don’t forget: Constellation Cartoon project. (This was assigned last Wednesday).

    And…………………………..

    Today’s trivia question is:

    Shipments of this product increase by 70% this month.

    What is being shipped?

    I will place the answer on my website later today.

    These are the wrong guesses

      Alcoholic beverages.  Water, Easter candy,  the correct answer is

    Wait one extra clue. 

    It's on sale at Shop Rite for $0.19 a pound.

     

     

     

     

     

    The correct answer is Cabbage.

     

     

    Enjoy the day.

    Mr. B.

     

    Monday March 16, 2020

     Trivia question and answer for Monday.

    Today’s trivia question is:

    26% of women do this to relax?

    What do they do?

    These are the wrong guesses:

    Watch TV,  Go to the gym, Go shopping, Knit or sew, Snuggle, and the correct answer is........

                     Take a bath.

     

     

    Distance Learning Plan for

    Monday March 16, 2020

     

    Dear Parent or Guardian of a student in Mr. Bravman’s class.

     

    Daily attendance will be taken through your response to this email.  Please reply to this email today to assist us in tracking daily attendance. Please include your child’s name in the response Thank you.

    Mr. Bravman

     

    I will also place the daily assignments on my webpage. 

     

    Below are the assignments for today, Monday March 16, 2020.

     

    MATH:

    1. Last Wednesday we were working on Lesson 6-6. Please check to see that you completed the following two journal pages  204 and 205.  

     

    1. Do Now! Journal page 203. For question 5 remember that the data must be in order from              smallest to largest.  Also don’t forget to include a title and label for the data. 
    1. Solve these problems:
    2. Four students will share 54 crayons.  How many crayons does each student get?  If there are any left-over crayons what should the students do with them?

     

    1. A chocolate milk recipe says to mix ¾ cup of chocolate syrup  for each gallon of milk.If I use three gallons of milk, how much chocolate syrup do I need to use?

     

    1. I made vanilla icing for my chocolate cake.  I measured out three cups of sugar and           slowly added the sugar to the recipe. I noticed that I had used 1 ¼ cups of sugar and then               I tasted the icing.  It wasn’t sweet enough so I added a little more sugar.   When I was  done there was only ¾ cups of sugar left.  How much sugar did I use?

     

    1. Complete Home Link page 171 (6-6).  Remember you can access this on the Everyday

          Math website if you do not have your Home Links book. 

    1. Math games:

    Log into the Everyday Math website.

    Click on the games tab. Make sure your speakers are turned on.

       Play the following games:  

    • Factor Captor,
    • Frac-Tac-Toe
    • Divisibility Dash 
    1. Ask a grown up to play Name That Number with you.  You will need a deck of cards.  You can always use Uno cards if you don’t  have a regular deck of cards.  Explain that all five Cards must be used and one step must be division.  
    2.  Have fun!     

     

    SCIENCE:

     

    Last week we learned about the moon phases. 

    Have your moon phase wheel available to look at if you get stuck.   Say the moon phases in order. (Remember is starts with the New Moon.   If you get stuck- you can go to my website and click on the tab Interesting Web Sites to view Mr. Lee- Phases of the Moon. 

     Answer this question:

    We know the Full Moon was last Monday March 9, 2020. ( think about the pictures I showed you in class last week.) 

    Using what you know about the moon phases and how they change every three days what will be the date for the next full moon in April.  Remember it takes the moon 29.5 days to orbit the Earth.

     Last Wednesday we began learning about Lunar and Solar eclipses.

    You will need to use a computer to do the following.

    Go to my website and click on Interesting Web Sites. 

    Click on the link titled  NASA Solar System.

    • Hover over the tab that is titled Moons and click on Earth (1). You will then see and image of our moon. On the left side of the moon there are three choices. Human Landing Sites,    Robotic Landing Sites,    
    • If you click on Human landing Sites it will show you where we landed on the moon. Do the same for the other two topics.  
    • On the right side of the same screen you will see a vertical column. Click on each topic and it will change the view of the moon.

    Stay on the current page about the moon and read the information.  Stop reading when you finish the part titled  Kid-Friendly Moon.

     Answer this question.  If it was possible to plan a family vacation to the moon, would you want to visit?  In your answer explain why or why not.  Support this with evidence from your reading and what you know about the moon.  You can type your answer or hand write it on a sheet of paper.

    Don’t forget:  Constellation Cartoon project.  (This was assigned last Wednesday).

     And…………………………..

     

    Today’s trivia question is:

    26% of women do this to relax?

    What do they do?

    I will place the answer on my website later today.

    Enjoy the day.

     Mr. Bravman

     

     

     

    Thursday March 12, 2020

    Here is the trivia question for today.

     

    11% of people do this with their pet daily.

    wrong answers:

    * snuggle and kiss

    *  go for a car ride

    *  share table food

    * have a conversation with them

    *  belly rub

    *  and the answer is:  

              watch TV with them

    Have a good day.

     

     

     

     

     Wednesday March 11, 2020

    Parents:

    Please see Dr. Valeski's message on the district home page.  

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 171 (6-6).

    2. Unit 5 test signed and returned?

    SCIENCE:

    Today I explained to both classes the Constellation Cartoon Project. 

    Everybody received a handout as well as the large drawing paper for the project. This is due on Thursday March 19th. If you have any questions about this project, please contact me. 

    Homework:

    1. Constellation Cartoon Project due Thursday March 19th.

    2. Stars test signed and returned?

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Tuesday March 10, 2020

    Parents:

    Please see Dr. Valeski's message on the district home page.  

    Please ask your child about the Full Moon/Supermoon/Worm Moon pictures that I should everyone in class today. 

    Homework for tonight:

    MATH:

    1. 20 minutes of Freckle tonight.

    2. Unit 5 test signed and returned?

    SCIENCE:

    1. Astronomy journal pages 68 & 69.

    2. Stars test signed and returned?

    Have a good evening.

     

     Monday March 9, 2020

    Welcome back to week 27 of school. 

    SKY ALERT: 

    Tonight is the Full Moon/SuperMoon/Worm Moon.  Please spend a few minutes outside tonight with your child to observe the moon. Notice how bright the moon is.  Make sure you have moon burn cream to protect your skin.  Remember moon light is really reflected sunlight.

      MATH:

    This week we continue with Unit 6.  We will be focusing on the following concepts.

    *  Fruit Baskets- A practice Open response type problem that has studetns interpret the remainders.

    *  Customary Units of Weight- Exploring U.S. customary units of weight and converting tons to pounds and pounds to ounces.

    * Partial-Quotients Division- Dividing whole numbers with three and four digit dividends.

    *  Expressing and Interpreting Remainders-Exploring ways to express the remainder.

    Homework for tonight:

    1. Home Link page 169 (6-5).

    2.  Unit 5 test signed and returned?

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue with Astrtponomy and the night sky. 

    *Students will continue with moon phases and th emoon phases wheel and rap.  If you child hasn't done the Moon Phase rap you can find it on my links page.

    *  We will also learn the difference between lunar and solar eclipse.  Studetns wil lalso draw these types of eclipses.

    *  Later in the week we will visit the planetarium to view moon phases and the eclipses.

    For homework tonight:

     1. Astronomy journal page 73.

     2.  Stars test signed and returned?

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Friday March 6, 2020

    MATH:

    Today I returned the Unit 5 math test.  Please ask you child to share it with you.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Monday night is the Worm moon/full moon.  It is also a Supermoon.  Try to spend a few minutes on Monday with your child observing the full moon. 

    ALSO: TONIGHT!

    Science Honors Society Presents

    SCIENCE NIGHT

    All 4th and 5th graders and their families.

    March 6th (Tonight)  

    6:00 - 9:00 PM

    High School Cafeteria

     Have a good weekend.

    Thursday March 5, 2020

    MATH:

    Home Link page 137 (6-4).

    SCIENCE:

    1.  Astronomy journal read page 70.

    2.  Return science test signed.

    Science Honors Society Presents

    SCIENCE NIGHT

    All 4th and 5th graders and their families.

    March 6th   

    6:00 - 9:00 PM

    High School Cafeteria

     Have a good evening.

     

    Wednesday March 4, 2020

    MATH:

    Home Link page 165 (6-3).  Please show all your scrachwork. 

     

    SCIENCE:

    Astronomy jpournal pages 66 and 67.

     Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

    I just heard about this today. 

    Science Honors Society Presents

    SCIENCE NIGHT

    All 4th and 5th graders and their families.

    March 6th   

    6:00 - 9:00 PM

    High School Cafeteria

    Have a good evening.

    Tuesday March 3, 2020


    Things you need for tonight:

    • Bring a water bottle.
    • Bring a pen for your autographs.

    Directions on how to use a Planetsphere. 

    1.  On the bottom wheel find the correct month and date.

    2.  On the upper wheel locate the correct time you are viewing the night sky.

    3.  Position the upper wheel time on the lower wheel month and date.  Firmly hold the two wheels so they do not move.

    4.  Determine which way is north from your viewing area. Place planetsphere over your head and face north.  Be sure that the word north on the upper wheel also faces north. 

    5.  The constellations that are in the window will be visible in the night sky weather permitting. 

    Happy sky gazing.

     

     Monday March 2, 2020

    Welcome to week number 26.

    MATH:

    This week we begin our journey through Unit 6. We will be focusing on the following concepts.

    *  Finding the missing side lengths-Finding missing side lengths of rectangles.

    *  Strategies for Division- solving division number stories using familiar multiples.

    *  Partial-Quotients Division Part 1- exploring dividing multidigit numbers into parts as a method for division.

    *  Practice Open Response problem interpreting remainders.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Journal page 193.

    2.  Measure and find the area of your bedroom. Draw a picture and number model. Do this on another sheet of paper.  This will be collected.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will begin focusing on the moon.  We will learn about moon phases, (students will even learn a moon phase rap).  We will also identify and draw the differences between a lunar and solar eclipse.  

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Astronomy puzzle page 6. Summer Sky.

    2.  Please sign and return the Astronomy Stars test. This was sent home last Friday.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Friday February 28, 2020

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    Enjoy Leap Day tomorrow.

    Monday is Drop Everything and Read - Pajama Day. 

    Spend some time outside with your child  looking at the night sky and the winter constellations.

    Today I returned the Astronomy stars test. Please sign and return the test.

    Have a good weekend.

     

     

    Thursday February 28, 2020

    MATH:

    Home Link page 161 (6-1).

    SCIENCE:

    Practice your presentation.

    Have a good evening.

     

    Wednesday February 26, 2020

    SCIENCE: 

    Astronomy puzzle page 8 (The Stars) due tomorrow  Take home green astronomy journal.

     

     MATH:

    Enjoy a free math night.

    Have good evening.

     

    Tuesday February 25, 2020

    MATH:

    Unit 5 Test and Challenge Question tomorrow.

    SCIENCE:

    Astronomy puzzle page 8 (The Stars) due on Thursday.  Take home green astronomy journal.

    Homeroom 26:  If you did not finish your Recycle marker in class today,  please finish this tonight.

    Homeroom 30: If you did not finish your Constellation Fraction project in class today,  please finish this tonight.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday February 24, 2020

     Welcome back to the 25th week of school.

    I hope everyone had a chance to observe the night sky this past weekend.  It was spectacular.

     MATH:

    This week we will be fininshing Unit 5.  We have the Unit 5 Open Response on Tuesday and the Unit 5 Test and Challenge Question on Wednesday.

      Later in the week we will begin Unit 6 and focus on the following concepts.

    * Extended Division Facts- finding a rule for solving extended division facts.

    * Area Finding Missing Side Lengths- Finding missing side lengths of rectangles.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 155 (5-13)

    2.  Unit 5 Open Response tomorrow.  Unit 5 Test and Challenge Question on Wednesday.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue our study of the night sky.  We will be learning about the constellations of the summer sky.  

    For homework tonight:

    Read Astronomy journal pages 52 -58.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Friday February 21, 2020

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    Spend some time this weekend exploring the winter sky. The planet Venus is visible in the western sky until 9:00PM. If you are awake before sunrise, you can see the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.  Happy Sky Gazing.

    Don't forget: 

    Unit 5 test next Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Have a good weekend.

     

     

    Thursday February 20, 2020

     MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 153 (5-12).

    2.  Unit 5 test next Tuesday and Wednesday.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Astronomy stars test tomorrow.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Wednesday February 19,2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 151 (5-11).

    2.  Unit 5 test next Tuesday and Wednesday.

    SCIENCE:

    Astronomy stars test on Friday (2 days away). Study, Study, Study.  Since we have not discussed the summer sky constellations you do not need to know them for the test.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Tuesday February 18, 2020

    Welcome to the 24th week of school.

    Today was our field trip to the New Jersey State House and Old Barracks Museum.  Please ask your child to share with you what they learned today.

    MATH:

    This week we will be completing Unit 5.  

    We will focus on the following concepts this week. 

    *  Unit Iteration for Angles.  Using the degree as a unit to measure angles. 

    * Creating Symmetric Figures. Reviewing line symmetry and exploring properties of symmetric shapes.

    *  More Multi-step Multiplication Number Stories- Solving multi-step multiplication number stories and express solutions with appropriate units.

    Homework:

    The Open Response will be on Tuesday February 25th and the test and challenge question will be on Wednesday February 26th. Study guides were sent home last Friday.

    SCIENCE:

    This week students will be completing the Fraction/Constellation project in class.  I told everyone that they can bring in markers or colored pencils to use.  We will also continue with the spring and summer sky constellations.

    Homework:

    The Astronomy stars test will be on Friday February 21st.  Everyone received the study guide last Friday.

    Have a good evening.

     

     Friday February 14, 2020

    Happy Valentine's Day to all!

    Just some quick notes for the long weekend.

    Today everyone received the study guides for the math Unit 5 test and the Astronomy stars test. 

    MATH:

    The Open Response will be on Tuesday February 25th and the test and challenge question will be on Wednesday February 26th. 

    SCIENCE:  The Astronomy stars test will be on Friday February 21st. 

    Please remember: Early arrival time for Tuesday's field trip. A notice was sent home yesterday with details. 

    Enjoy the long weekend.

     

    Thursday February 13, 2020

    Today is the 100th day of school!

    MATH:

    Please do 25 minutes of Freckle tonight.  No fact practice.

    SCIENCE: Free night.

    Homeroom 26 parents: Please ask your child for the field trip notice that was sent home today. 

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Wednesday February 12, 2020

    It's the 99 day of school today.

    MATH:

    Home Link page 147 (5-9).

    SCIENCE:

    Astronomy puzzle page 5. Use your green astronomy journal if you need help.

    Have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday February 11, 2020

    Today is the 98th day of school.

    MATH:

    Journal 2 Page 176.

    SCIENCE:

    Astronomy journal page  62.

    Have a nice evening.

     

     Monday  February 10,2020

    It's week number 23 of school. 

    MATH:

    This week we continue working in Unit 5. We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Subtracting Mixed Numbers- Subtracting mixed numbers by writing equations, drawing pictures, and solving number stories.

    * Line Plots: Fractional Units- Gathering and recording data on a line plot and answering questions regarding the data.

    *  Rotations and Iterating Angles- exploring rotations, iteration of measurement units and angle measures.

    *  Unit Iteration for Angles.  Using the degree as a unit to measure angles. 

    For homework tonight:

    Home Link page 145 (5-8).

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue our study of the night sky. We will be learning about the Spring and Summer sky constellations and their myths.  Students will also be visiting the planetarium to observe and identify these constellations.

    When the weather cooperates, please try to spend a few minutes each night outside observing the night sky with your child.   Ask your child to show you the Five Circumpolar Constellations as well as the Winter Sky Constellations.

    For homework tonight:

    Read Astronomy journal pages 47-51.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Thursday February 6, 2020

    PTA Coin Walk tomorrow.

    MATH:

    Home Link page 143 (5-7).

    SCIENCE:

    Read Astronomy journal pages 47 - 51.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Wednesday February 5, 2020

    MATH:

    Home Link page 141 (5-6)

    SCIENCE:

    By Friday read Astronomy journal pages 47-51.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Tuesday 4, 2020

    MATH:

    Journal 2 pages 165 and 166, if you did not finish them yesterday.

    SCIENCE:

    Crossword puzzle Fall Sky page 3.  Take home your green Astronomy journal also. 

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     Monday February 3, 2020

    Welcome back to the 22nd week of school. 

    MATH:

    This week we continue working in Unit 5 and we will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Queen Arlene's Dilemma- Practice Open Response problem dealing with fractional parts. 

    *  Subtracting Fractions- Subtracting fractions with like denominators. 

    *  Subtracting Mixed Numbers- Subtracting mixed numbers by writing equations, drawing pictures, and solving number stories.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 139 (5-5). 

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 4 test and the Fact Fluency.  These were sent home on January 23rd and January 28th. Thank you.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue with our Astronomy unit.  We will continue with the winter sky and fall sky.  We will also begin visiting the Starlab(Planetarium).  Please spend a few minutes each night outside with your child viewing the night sky.  This will help reinforce the concepts that we are learning in the planetarium.  

    For homework tonight:

    Observe the winter sky.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

     

    Friday January 31, 2020

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    If the weather cooperates, please spend some time outside with your child observing the winter sky.  Everyone knows the location of the winter constellations as well as the five Circumpolar Constellations. 

    Enjoy groundhog day and the Superbowl. 

     

     

    Thursday January 30, 2020

    MATH:

    1. Mid-Year Test paperwork signed?

    2.Get Unit 4 test and Fact Fluency signed

    3. Home Link page 137 (5-4)

     SCIENCE:

    Read Astronomy journal pages 33-36.

    Tomorrow is:

    “Frost Way is the Kind Way”

    Wear your Frost Wear!

    Have a good evening.

     

    Wednesday January 29, 2020 

    MATH:

    1. Mid-Year Test paperwork signed?

    2. Get Unit 4 test and Fact Fluency signed.

    3. Journal 2 page 161.

    SCIENCE:

     

    On a sheet of paper create a riddle that uses either a Circumpolar Constellation or a Winter Constellation.  This will be collected.

     

    Tomorrow is:

    “Kindness Counts”

    Wear something with a number on it or a jersey.

     Have a good evening.

    Tuesday January 28,2020

    Tomorrow is:

    “Brighten Someone’s Day with Kindness”

    Wear Bright Colors!

     MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 135 (5-3).

    2.  Mid-Year test paperwork signed?

    3.  Today I passed back the Unit 4 test and Fact Fluency.  Please sign and return.

    4.  Home Link page 133 (5-2).

    SCIENCE:

    1.  Astronomy puzzle packet page 4.  Use your green Astronomy journal to help you. 

     Have a good evening.

    Monday January 27, 2020

    Welcome back to the 21st week of school.

    Homeroom 26:  Please ask your child for the field trip permission slip that was sent home last week. They are due this week.

    Tomorrow is: Wearing crazy and mismatched clothing.

    MATH:

    This week we continue our journey in Unit 5.  Please remember that Unit 5 is in Journal 2.  Everyone received this new journal last week. You can keep Journal 1 at home. Thank you.

    This week we will be focusing on the following concepts.

    * The Whole for Fractions- practicing finding the whole when given a fractional part of a region.

    *  Adding Fractions- adding fractions with like denominators to solve number stories.

    * Adding Mixed Numbers- learn multiple strategies to add mixed numbers with like denominators.

    * Adding Tenths and Hundredths- add unlike fractions with tenths and hundredths. 

    *  Queen Arlene's Dilemma- Practice Open Response problem dealing with fractional parts. 

    MATH homework tonight:

    1.  Mid-Year test paperwork was sent home last week. Please sign and return.

    2.  Home Link page 133 (5-2).

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue with our study of the winter sky and the constellations that are found here.  Later in the week we will move into the fall sky and begin learning these constellations.  The Planetarium arrives later this week so everyone is patiently awaiting its arrival.

    For homework tonight:

    Today everyone received an Astronomy Puzzle Packet.  For homework tonight please complete page 4. Take home your green astronomy journal to help you.  This week the moon will not be visible so take the time with your child to view the night sky.  It is very easy to identify the winter constellations.  Happy sky gazing!  

     

     

     

    Friday January 24, 2020

    Just a couple of notes for the weekend.

    A Special Shout-Out to those that attended last nights International Space Station event.  You are now offical Space Station Observers.

    If the weather cooperates, try to find the constellations that we are learning about in the night sky. 

    Homeroom 26:  Please ask your child for the field trip permission slip that was sent home earlier this week. 

    Have a good weekend.

    Thursday January 23, 2020

     MATH:

    Homeroom 26:  Please ask your child for the field trip permission slip that was sent home yesterday. 

    1.  Get Mid-Year test paperwork signed. 

    2. Home Link page 131 (5-1).

    SCIENCE:

    1. Quiz tomorrow. Earth/Stars/Sun.  Review notebook and Astronomy journal.

    2.  SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on tonight at 5:50 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:30PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child. 

    The planet Venus is also the bright spot in the western sky right after sunset.  

    Have a good evening. 

    Wednesday January 22, 2020

    Homeroom 26:  Please ask your child for the field trip permission slip that was sent home today. 

     MATH:

    1. Freckle for 25 minutes tonight.

    2. Multiplication fact test  tomorrow.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Quiz on Friday. Earth/Stars/Sun.  Review notebook and Astronomy journal.

    2.  SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on Thursday night at 5:50 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:30PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child. 

    The planet Venus is also the bright spot in the western sky right after sunset.  

    Stay warm and have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday January 21, 2020

    Welcome to the 20th week of school. 

    If you missd the sky alert last night you get another chance on Thursday night.  Details below in science.

    MATH:

    This week we begin Unit 5.  Students will be receiving Journal 2 this week in math.  We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Fraction Decomposition- decomposing fractions into sums of fractions with the same denominator. 

    * The Whole for Fractions-practicing finding the  whole when given a fractional part of a region.

    and we will finish thw week off with 

    * Adding Fractions- adding fractions of the same whole with like denominators to solve number stories.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Unit 4 mathtest tomorrow.

    2.  Multiplication fact quiz on Thursday. (1 minute to answer 20 facts)

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue our focus of the night sky. We will review the Circumpolar Constellations and begin learning about the Winter Sky.  The winter sky constellations are now visible in the night sky.  Please spend a few minutes each night with you child viewing the night sky. Let your child point out the constellations  and tell you about the myths-stories. Later in the week will be begin learning about the fall sky constellations. 

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Quiz on Friday. Earth/Stars/Sun.  Review notebook and Astronomy journal.

    2.  SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on Thursday night at 5:50 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:30PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child. 

    The planet Venus is also the bright spot in the western sky right after sunset.  

    Stay warm and have a good evening. 

     

     

     

     

    Friday January 17, 2020

    Just some reminders for the long weekend.

    MATH: 

    Unit 4 test on Wednesday.

    SCIENCE: 

    Observe the sky over the weekend.

    SKY ALERT:  The International Space Station will pass over East Brunswick on Monday night at 6:35 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 6:20PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness. The ISS is only visible for four minutes.

     This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child.  

         Have a good weekend.

    Thursday January16, 2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 121 (4-12).

    2. Mid-Year math test tomorrow.  

    3. Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.

    4.  Multiplication fact quiz real soon. 

    SCIENCE:

    Read Astronomy journal pages 41-43.

    If the weather cooperates, please look for the five Circumpolar Constellations in the night sky. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Wednesday January 15, 2019

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 119 (4-11).

    2. Mid-Year math test on Friday January 17th.  

    3. Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.

    4.  Multiplication fact quiz real soon.  

    SCIENCE:

    Please go outside this evening with your parents.  Try to locate the five Circumpolar Constellations. 

    (Hint: look to the northern sky.)

    Happy star gazing.

     

    Tuesday January 14, 2020

    MATH:

    1. Mid-Year math test on Friday January 17th.  Everyone received the handout yesterday.

    2.  Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.  Everyone received the study guide yesterday.

    SCIENCE:

    Please read Astronomy journal page 1.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Monday January 13, 2020

    Welcome to week number 19.

    Homeroom 26 parents:  Please ask your child for the note that was sent home from the school nurse today.  

     MATH:

    This week we will be completing Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the following concepts. 

    * Area models for rectangles and rectilinear figures. (2 day lesson)

    * Multistep multiplication number stories. (2 day lesson)

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Home Link page 115 (4-9). You may use any method that works for you.

    2.  Mid-Year math test on Friday January 17th.  Everyone received the handout today.

    3.  Unit 4 math test on Wednesday January 22nd.  Everyone received the study guide today.

    4.  Don't forget practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue with our Astronomy unit.  We will learn about star temperature and color.  We will also begin learning about the Five Circumpolar Constellations. (myths and star patterns) These five constellations can be seen in the night sky each night. By the end of the week your child will be able to show you these constellations in the night sky.  Please try to spend a few minutes each night with your child outside observing the night sky.

    For homework tonight:

    Astronomy journal page 5. 

    Happy star gazing!

     

     

    Thursday January 9, 2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 117 (4-10).

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    1.  Astromnomy journal page 4.

    2.  Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    and today's trivia question is:

    60% of people do this while  exercising. 

    What do they do?

    Have a good evening.

    Wednesday January 8, 2020

    MATH:

    1.  Home Link page 113 (4-8).

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    2.  Read Astronomy journal page 2.  

    3.  Answers questions on page 3.

    Today's trivia answer is:

    "Dry Skin"

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Tuesday January 7, 2019

    MATH:

    1.  Journal page 133.

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    2.  Astronomy journal

    A.  Read top of journal page 79.

    B. Answer questions on page 80.

    Have a good evening.   

     

     

     

     Monday January 6, 2020

    Welcome back to week number 18.   

    MATH: 

    This week we continue working in Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Metric Units of Mass (Kilograms and grams)

    *  Money Number Stories

    * Partial Product Multiplication (two digit numbers times two digit numbers.

    *  Area Models for Rectangles and Rectilinear Figures.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Home Link page 111 (4-7)

    2.  Please sign and return the Unit 3 math test.

    3.  Practice your multiplication facts. Hint, Hint, Hint.

        SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue our journey in our new unit Astronomy. In the beginning of the week we will focus about the Earth.  Later in the week we will begin learning about stars. We will finish the week off with the introduction to the Five Circumpolar Constellations.  Students will also be receiving their astronomy journals this week.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Make a list of five ways we know the Earth is moving. (this will be collected)

    2.  Please sign and return the Motion and Design test.

    SKY ALERT!  The first full moon of 2020 will occur on Friday.  It is called the Wolf Moon. 

    Look into the evening sky and look for a very bright blue white star in the night sky.  This is the star called Sirius. It is the brightest star in the night sky.

    Happy star gazing. 

     

     

    Friday January 3, 2020

    Just a quick note for the weekend.  There is no homework this weekend.

    SKY ALERT

    The Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight and weather permitting you will be able to see many meteors. To view this event look towards Ursa Major aka The Big Dipper. Happy sky gazing.

     

    Welcome back and Happy New Year.  I hope everyone enjoyed the winter break.

    Now it's time to get back to work.  

    MATH:  This is a very short week so we will be focusing on:

    * Converting liquid measures.  Liters to  milliliters. 

        and.....

    * Metric Units of mass. Converting Kilograms to grams.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Home Link page 105 (4-4).

    2.  Today I returned the Unit 3 test.  Please sign and return. 

    SCIENCE:

    Today we began our next unit.  Astronomy.  We will begin by focusing on our planet, Earth.  Students will also be receiving an Astronomy journal to use. Please make sure that they bring the journal back to school each day. 

    Thank you.

    For homework tonight:

    1.  Complete survey questions.

    2. Today I returned the Motion and Design test.  Please sign and return.

    And the 100,000 mile van challenge.  As of this morning the mileage is: 99,547 miles.  Think about revising your previous guess.  You will have the opportunity to revise your guess tomorrow.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Monday December 23, 2019

    The correct 100,000 van mileage is 99,357 miles.  I will update the mileage every few days. So stay tuned.

    To everyone: Have a healthy and happy holiday season.  

    Happy New Year to all.

    Enjoy your vacation.

    See everyone next year.

    Mr. Bravman

     

     

    Friday December 20, 2019

        Just a quick note for the weekend.

      Winter Solstice 11:19 PM tomorrow night. 

      "Stand the Egg"  I told both classes about this today. 

    Homework:  Today everyone received another sheet of paper for the moon project.  Your last moon observation will be on Monday morning.  Please bring both sheets back to school on Monday.  If you will not be in school on Monday you can bring them when we return in January.

    Enjoy the weekend and stay warm. 

      

     

     

    Thursday December 19, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 109 (4-6).

    SCIENCE:

    1. Moon observation.  Right now the moon is visible in the morning 
    2. Science quiz sign and return.

    Stay warm and enjoy the evening.

     

    Wednesday December 18, 2019

    MATH:

                   Think about your 100,000 mile challenge date.

              Here are some of the clues to help you make your guess.

      *  Current mileage,  99,282 as of today December 18th.

      *  718 more miles to go.

      *  Monday thru Friday I drive approximately 6 miles per day. 

          (5 * 6 =30 miles per school week.)

      *  Saturday and Sunday could be more or less.

      *  Make sure you have a month and date for your guess.

      *  You will be making your guesses tomorrow.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. The weather has not been very cooperative for the moon observations. The moon was         visible this morning.  If you do not see it at night look in the morning before you go to         school.  
    2. If you have not signed and returned the science quiz, please do so as soon as possible.         Thank you.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     Tuesday December 17, 2019

    MATH:

    Unit 3 test tomorrow. Study, Study, Study.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. I returned the science quiz last week. Please sign and return. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday December 16, 2019

                   Welcome to week number 16

    MATH:

    This week we continue with Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the following concepts this week.

    *  Walking Away with a Million Dollars - Using multiplication and division to decide if one          million dollars will fit inside a large box.

    *  Converting Liquid Measures - Liters to milliliters.

    *  Unit 3 math test Review, Review, Review!

    *  Introduction to Partial Products Multiplication - Learning how to use the partial products        strategy to solve multiplication problems.  

    For homework tonight:

    1. Journal pages 116 and 118.
    2. Unit 3 test on Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue working on our final design challenges.  Students will be working in their groups to meet and test their designs to see if they can meet the Challenge Card goal.   Groups have created some very interesting vehicles. Stay tuned for the results.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. Test tomorrow.
    3. I returned the science quiz last week. Please sign and return. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     Friday December 13, 2019

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    MATH:

    Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation. 
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. 
    3. Today I returned the quiz. Please sign and return.

    Have a good weekend.

     

    Thursday December 12, 2019

    SKY ALERT:  If you did not see the moon last night.  Look for it tonight. Tonight is the last full moon for 2019. 

    If you can get sunburn from the sun, can you get moon burn from the moon when the moon is full?

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 103 (4-3)
    2. Unit 3 Open Response tomorrow. 
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation. 
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Wednesday December 11, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 101 (4-2)
    2. Unit 3 Open Response Friday December 13th.
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. 

     Have a good evening.

     

     

     Tuesday December 10, 2019

    Room 26:  Holiday store shopping tomorrow.

    MATH:

    1. Finish journal pages 108 and 109.
    2. Unit 3 Open Response Friday December 13th.
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Daily moon observation.
    2. Motion and Design test.  Tuesday December 17th. Study guides were handed out today.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday December 9, 2019

    SKY ALERT!  Because of the rain and low clouds tonight, please do not come to view the International Space Station.  I will let everyone know when the next viewing day will be. Thank you!

    Welcome to week number 15.

    Room 26:  Holiday store shopping this Wednesday.

     

    MATH:

    This week we will begin Unit 4.  We will be focusing on the folliowng concepts this week.

    *  Extended Multiplication Facts - Solving problems with multiples of 10.

    *  Making Reasonable Estimates for Products - Making estimates and evaluating the                reasonableness of the answer.

    *  Partitioning Rectangles- Solving multiplication problems by partitioning rectangles.

    *  Converting Liquid Measures - Liters to milliliters.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 99 (4-1).
    2. Unit 3 Open Response Friday December 13th.
    3. Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will be working on our final design challenge.  Students will be planning and designing their groups vehicle to meet the challenge that they chose last week. 

    Tomorrow students will be receiving the study guide for the Motion and Design Unit test which will be on Tuesday December 17th. 

    For homework tonight:

    1. Quiz tomorrow.
    2. Daily moon observation.

     

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

      

     

    Friday December 6, 2019

    Just some notes for the weekend. 

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    SKY ALERT:  

    Monday night the International Space Station (ISS) will pass over East Brunswick at      5:51 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view the space station. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball court at Frost School at 5:45PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness         

        This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child.                            

       The ISS is only visable for five minutes. 

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     And now for the homework.

     

    MATH: 

    Today everyone received the information about the Unit 3 test.

          *  Open Response Friday December 13th. 

          *  Unit 3 test Wednesday December 18th.

     

    SCIENCE:

          *  Quiz Lessons 9 - 13 Tuesday December 10th.  Everyone received a study guide on                Thursday.

          *  Continue with your daily moon observation.

            Have an enjoyable weekend. 

     

     

     Thursday  December 5, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 91 (3-12).

    SCIENCE:

    1. Today I assigned the Moon Project.  Students received a large sheet of paper folded into eight boxes on each side. Each box will be used for each daily moon observation.  

    Your job is to observe the moon each day (this includes Saturday and Sunday and the days you are not at school.)  You will also need to draw a picture of what the moon looks like and include the date, time, and sky conditions.You can also add color to your drawings.  I told both classes to leave the moon data sheet at home (hang it on the refridgerator) so you don't misplace it.  If you have any questions please contact me. 

    1. Motion and Design quiz Lessons  9 - 13 Tuesday December 10th.  Study guides were           sent home yesterday.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     Wednesday December 4, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 89 (3-11).

    SCIENCE:

    Today everyone received the study guide for the Motion and Design quiz Lessons  9 - 13 which will be on Tuesday December 10th.  Please ask your child to share this with you.

    Tomorrow I will be assigning the moon project that will take three weeks to complete.  (daily observations) Please stay tuned for more information. 

    Have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday December 3, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 85 (3-9).
    2. Home Link page 87 (3-10)

     

    SCIENCE:  

                          These are the Final Challenge Choices.  You will need to choose one.

    Challenge A

     You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design a rescue vehicle for saving mountain climbers who are trapped at the top of snowcapped mountains. The vehicle you design must move as quickly as possible without causing an avalanche.

     Design requirements:

    • Your vehicle must move up the hill within 5 seconds or less.
    • Your vehicle must stop moving within 5cm of the top of the hill.
    • The top of your incline must be at least 20 cm off the ground

    Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

     

    Challenge B

     You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design a pizza delivery truck. To keep the customers happy, the driver of the vehicle must be able to travel quickly and safely both long and short distances and deliver the pizzas piping hot.

     Design requirements:

    • Your vehicle must be able to carry one load of pizzas (represented by one block).
    • Your vehicle must move quickly and safely (in 4 seconds or less).
    • Your vehicle must travel at least 3M (10ft) and deliver the pizza within 50cm of the 3M mark.
    • Your vehicle must return to the pizza shop (starting line) without its load of pizzas in 7 seconds or less.

     Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

     

    Challenge C

     You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design a parade float that is powered by air pushing it from behind. The parade float must travel long distance at a slow speed.

     Design requirements:

    • Your parade float must use a sail to help it move.
    • Propelled by a fan, your vehicle must move 3M in 10 seconds or more.

     Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

     

    Challenge D

    You are part of a famous engineering design team. An agency just awarded your team a contract to design drag racing car. The dragster must move a relatively short distance as quickly as possible and then come to a stop.

    Design requirements:

    • In 2 seconds or less, your vehicle must move from the starting line to the finish line.
    • The distance of the race track is 2M.
    • Your vehicle must stop within 50cm of the finish line.
    • You may drag weights or other objects behind your vehicle to slow it down.

             Cost is important. You must build the vehicle as inexpensively as possible without affecting its performance.

    Have a nice evening. 

     

     Monday December 2, 2019

             Welcome to week number 14 of school. 

    MATH:

    This week we continue our journey through Unit 3. 

    We will be focusing on the following concepts.

    *  Modeling, reading, and writing decimals to the hundredths place value.

    *  Exploring decimals in the context of measurement.  (Centimeters and Meters).

    *  Converting between centimeters and millimeters.  (Hundredths and thousandths)

    *  Comparing decimals using <, >, or =.

    I told both classes that when you say the fraction you have said the decimal.

    When you say the decimal, you have said the fraction. 

    You can also think of the decimal as money. 

    Just like Mr. Krabs does in SpongBob SquarePants. (Money, Money, Money) 

    For homework tonight:

    Home Link page 83 (3-8).  

    Later this week I will be sending home the Self Assessment for the Unit 3 test. 

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will be focusing on the following concepts.

    *  Looking at Cost. Students will be pricing out their propeller powered vehicles and                looking for ways to lower the costs but still have the vehicle function to meet the goal.

    *  Planning our final design challenge.  Students working in their cooperative groups will be      choosing a final design challenge.  Each group will have to design a vehicle that meets          the goal of the challenge.  Groups will also have to consider costs in their designs. 

    For homework tonight:

    Answer the science question.  At least one paragraph.

    Later this week I will be sending home the study guide for the next science quiz. 

    Have a good evening and enjoy the snow.

     

     

    Wednesday November 27, 2019

                                  Just a quick note for the long holiday weekend.

                                       Enjoy the holiday with family and friends. 

     

     

       

    Tuesday November 26, 2019

    SKY ALERT TONIGHT:

    See below for all the details

     

    MATH:

    25 minutes of Freckle tonight.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Free night. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday November 25, 2019

               It's week number 13.

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    *           SKY ALERT:                                                                                                  *

    *  Tomorrow night the International Space Station (ISS) and Cygnus (resupply ship)       *

    *  will pass over East Brunswick at 5:04 PM.  Weather permitting you will be able to view *

    *   these vehicles. If you would like to view this event, please join me on the basketball   *

    *   court at Frost School at 4:45PM.  Your eyes need time to adjust to the darkness         *

    *    This is not a drop off event.  You must supervise your child.                            *

    *   Both vehicles are only visable for five minutes.                                                         *

    * **********************************************************************  

    MATH:

    This week we continue our journey in Unit 3. We will focus on the following concepts.   

    *  Modeling tenths with fraction circles.

    *  Modeling decimals with Base-10 blocks.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 81 (3-7) and Journal page 88.

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week we begin Unit 11 Building a Propeller Driven Vehicle and testing the design with rubber band power.  Students will be testing the variable (number of winds) to see how far their groups propeller powered vehicle will travel. Students will then determine the mean distance traveled.  

    No homework tonight. 

     Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Thursday November 21, 2019

    ***********************SKY ALERT*****************************************

    *  Tonight is the Alpha Monocerotid (Unicorn) Meteor shower.                                          *

    *  Weather permitting you can see anywhere from 100 to 400 meteors an hour.               *

    *  Best viewing times are from 11:00 PM until Midnight.                                                 *

    ************************************************************************

    MATH:

    Journal page 82.

    SCIENCE:

    Create a list of objects that have or use a propeller.   Must have at least six answers.  This will be collected. 

    Have a good evning. 

     

    Wednesday November 20, 2019

    Please don't forget about the food drive for Thanksgiving.   Thank you.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 79 (3-6).
    2. If you did not finish Journal pages 83 and 84 finish them tonight.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Science question. Your answer must be at least one  paragraph in length.  You can ask your parents for their thoughts to the question. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Tuesday November 19, 2019

    Please don't forget about the food drive for Thanksgiving.   Thank you.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 77 (3-5).
    2. Please sign and return the Unit 2 Assessment, the Multipication fact test and the                 Cumultive Review.  These were sent home last week.

    SCIENCE:

    Please sign and return the Motion and Design quiz.  This was sent home last week. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday November 18, 2019

      Welcome to the 12th week of school.

    Please don't forget about the food drive for Thanksgiving.   Thank you.

     

    MATH:

    This week we continue with our journey through Unit 3.  

    We will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Using mathematical models to compare fractions with different numerators and                    denominators.

    *  Comparing fractions in number stories.

    *  To learn stategies  to order fractions and place them accurately on a number line.

    *   Introduction to the relationship between fractions and decimals.

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 75 (3-4).
    2. Please sign and return the Unit 2 Assessment, the Multipication fact test and the                 Cumultive Review.  These were sent home last week.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we continue our study of rubber band power vehicles and the influence a sail will have on our vehicles. Later in the week we will move into propeller powered vehicles.

    For homework tonight:

    Please sign and return the Motion and Design quiz.  This was sent home last week. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Thursday November 14, 2019

    If the cold weather is bothering you, only 219 days until summer begins.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 73 (3-3).
    2. Today I returned the Unit 2 Assessment and the Multipication fact test.  Please sign and       return both of these assessments. 
    3. The Cumulative Review was sent home on Monday.  Please sign and return this as well.

     

    SCIENCE:

    Today I returned the Motion and Design quiz.  Please sign and return this as well.

     

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Wednesday November 13, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page  71 (3-2).
    2. Cumulative Review test was sent home on Monday.  Please sign and return. 

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have nice evening.

     

    Tuesday November 12, 2019

    SKY ALERT: Tonight is the Taurids meteor shower.  Weather permitting you can see up to ten meteors an hour.  They move very slowly so they are visable for a longer period before they burn up. 

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page  69 (3-1).
    2. Cumulative Review test was sent home yesterday.  Please sign and return. 

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have nice evening.

     

     

    Monday November 11, 2019         The eleventh week of school.

                           Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you for your service.

    SKY ALERT: Tomorrow night is the Taurids meteor shower.  Weather permitting you can see up to ten meteors an hour.  They move very slowly so they are visable for a longer period before they burn up.  

    MATH:

    This week we begin Unit 3 and we will focus on the following concepts.  

    *  Fraction Circles and Equivalences. (recognizing and generating equivalent            fractions). 

    *  Number Lines and Equivalences. (using a number line model to recognize            and generate equivalent fractions).  

    *  An Equivalent Fraction Rule. (fraction models to explain why a fraction is            equivalent to another fraction.)

    For homework tonight:

    1. Get Cumulative Review signed. 
    2. Multiplication fact quiz.  Last chance to study.

    SCIENCE:

    This week in science we will be focusing on Lessons 9 and 10.  Lesson 9 focuses on Designing and building a vehicle with a sail.  We will discuss how a sail works and also look at air resistance.  Lesson 10 has the students testing out their groups sail and rubberband powerd vehicles.  The experiment will have the students use the sail with air resistance and a little air resistance.  Each experiment wil be done six times to get a good set of data. 

    For homework tonight:

    1. Create a list of things that have or use a sail. At least five answers.                     (This will be collected).
    2. Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 tomorrow.

     

    and.....Homeroom 26:  Finish Operation Gratitude card. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday November 6, 2019

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    Just a quick note for the long weekend.

    1. Unit 2 math test on Monday November 11th. 
    2. Practice your multiplication facts. You get one minute to answer twenty facts.
    3. Science quiz Motion and Design Lesson 1- 8 on Tuesday November 12th. 

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    Enjoy the long weekend. 

     

     

    Monday November 4, 2019

                            Welcome to the tenth week of school.

    MATH:

    Even though this is a short week we will begin Unit 3 in math.  Unit 3 begins with Equal Sharing and Equivalences. 

    Homework for tonight:

    1. Home Link page 61 (2-13).
    2. Practice your multiplication facts. (1 minute to answer 20 facts).
    3. Unit 2 test on Monday November 11th.

    SCIENCE:

    Lesson 7 is titled Testing the Effects of Rubber Band Energy.  Students will be conducting an experiment that introduces how potential energy is turned into kinetic energy to propell their groups vehicle.

    Students will be required to wear safety goggles.

    Homework:

    Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th. 

     

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Friday November 1, 2019

    Just a quick note for the weekend.

    There is no homework this weekend.

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    Just remember:

    Math Unit 2 test on Monday  November 11th. 

    Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th.

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    Enjoy the weekend. 

     

    Thursday October 31, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Get fact quiz signed.
    2. Unit 2 Cumulative Review on tomorrow.
    3. Practice your multiplication facts.
    4. Unit 2 test on Monday  November 11th. . 

    SCIENCE:

    1. Energy sources worksheet due tomorrow.
    2. Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th. 

    Have a safe Halloween evening.

     

    Wednesday October 30, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 59 (2-12).
    2. Get fact quiz signed.
    3. Unit 2 Cumulative Review on Friday.
    4. Practice your multiplication facts.
    5. Unit 2 test on Monday  November 11th. Today everybody received the Self         Assessment worksheet. 

    SCIENCE:

    1. Energy sources worksheet due Friday.
    2. Quiz on Lessons 1 through 8 on Tuesday November 12th. Today everybody         received a study guide. Please use your notebooks to help you study. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Tuesday October 29, 2019

    Please note!

    Tomorrow I will be sending home the Math Unit 2 Self Assessment and the Science Quiz Study Guide.  Please be on the look-out for these two pages. 

    For homework tonight.

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 57 (2-11)
    2. Get fact quiz signed.
    3. Unit 2 Cumulative Review on Friday.
    4. Practice your multiplication facts.

    SCIENCE:

    Free nigtht tonight.

     Have a good evening.

     

    Monday October 28, 2019

                            Welcome to the ninth week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will be finishing our journey through Unit 2. Stay tuned for the details on the Unit 2 test which I will share tomorrow.

         This week we will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Classifying Triangles - by angle properties.

    *  Classifying Quadrilaterals - by their properties. 

    *  Finding Line Symmetry-  in nature, objects and shapes.

    *  Finding the pattern and "What's My Rule"?

    Please practice the multiplication facts with your child.  We will be having a multiplication fact quiz next week.  1 minute to answer 20 fact questions. 

    For homework tonight:

    1. Home Link page 55 (2-10).
    2. Get multiplication facts quiz signed.  
    3. Unit 2 Cumulative Review test this Friday.  There is no study guide for this         test.  Please review skills learned in Unit 1.  There is no Open Response or         Challenge Question on this assessment. 

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will begin Lesson 6 which is titled Evaluating Vehicle Design: Looking at Rubber Band Energy.  Students will also be introduced to the terms Potential and Kinetic energy.   

    Lesson 7 is titled Testing the Effects of Rubber Band Energy.  Students will be conducting an experiment that introduces how potential energy is turned into kinetic energy to propell their groups vehicle.

    Students wil be required to wear safety goggles when conducting the rubber band experiments. I will be discussing this in class.  Please review this with your child.

    There is no science homework tonight.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Thursday October 24, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 53 (2-9).

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Wednesday October 23, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 47(2-6) questions 1-3.
    2. Home Link page 49 (2-7) questions 1-4.
    3. Multiplication fact quiz soon.

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Tuesday October 22, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Journal pages 50 and 51.
    2. Multiplication fact quiz this week. Practice your facts.

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday October 21, 2019

                            Welcome to the eighth week of school. 

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    SKY ALERT:

    Orionids Meteor Shower peaks tonight between midnight and dawn Tuesday morning. If the weather cooperates, you can see at least 20 meteors and hour.

             This is not homework but something just really cool to view.                                         The Orionids continue until November 7th.  

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    MATH:

    This week we will continue our journey through Unit 2 and we will focus on the following concepts.

    *  Multiplicative Comparisions- Creating and interpreting statements and                equations.

    *  Little and Big. Students will use multiplicative reasoning to make predictions       based on given information to solve an Open Response type question.

    *  Multiplicative Comparison Number Stories.

    *  Classifying Triangles - by angle properties.

        and we will finish the week off with

    * Classifying Quadrilaterals - by their properties. 

    For homework tonight.

    1. Home Link page 51 (2-8).
    2. Multiplication fact quiz this week. Practice your facts. 

     

    SCIENCE:

    This week students will contiue working on Lesson 5 which is titled Designing Vehicles to Meet Requirements. Each cooperative group will receive a "challenge card" that identifies specific goals that their team has to meet when building a Lunar Rover. The vehicle has to carry three lunar rocks (blocks) in a time of 4 to 6 seconds.  The experiment requires the groups to contiue working with variables and other factors that  effects the movement of their groups vehicles.

      Later in the week we will begin Lesson 6 which is titled Evaluating Vehicle Design: Looking at Rubber Band Energy.  Students will also be introduced to the terms Potential and Kinetic energy. When we begin the rubber band powered vehicles students will also be wearing safety goggles.   

    For homework tonight.

    1. Lesson 4 questions due tomorrow.  This was assigned last Thursday.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

     

    Friday October 18, 2019

    Just a quick note for the weekend.

    Science worksheet questions due on Tuesday October 22nd.

    Have an enjoyable weekend.

     

     

     

     Thursday October 17, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 45 (2-5).
    2. Is the Unit 1 test signed and returned?

    SCIENCE:

    1. Worksheet questions due on Tuesday October 22nd.
    2. Is the quiz signed and returned?

    Have a good evening.

     

    Wednesday October 16, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 43 (2-4).
    2. The Unit 1 test was sent home yesterday.  Please sign and return the test.

    SCIENCE:

    I returned the science quizzes last Thursday.  Please sign and return the quiz. Thank you.

    Have a good evening.

     

    Tuesday October 15, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 41 (2-3)
    2. Freckle 20 minutes tonight.
    3. Today I returned the Unit 1 test.  Please ask your child to show you the test.      Please sign the last page and return the test.  Thank you.

     

    SCIENCE:

     I returned the science quizzes last Thursday.  Please sign and return the quiz. Thank you.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday October 14, 2019

              Welcome to the seventh week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will continue our journey in Unit 2.  Students will be focusing on the following concepts. 

    *  The area formula for rectangles. ( Length times width).                                *  Factors and Factor pairs.   (using multiplication facts)                                  *  Multiples of a number.                                                                                *  Prime and Composite Numbers.  (using multiplication facts)                          and we wil finish the week off with an activity called  Little and Big. Students will use multiplicative reasoning to make predictions based on given information to solve an Open Response type question.

    Since we will be using our multiplication facts in this unit please practice the multiplication facts with your child.  When asked a fact, your child should be able to answer the fact in three to five seconds.   I will also be introducing a few web site fact games that your child can play outside of class to reinforce the facts. 

    For homework tonight:

    !.  Home Link page 37 (2-1).

    1. Home Link page  39 (2-2)
    2. Practice your multiplication facts. 

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will continue with Lesson 4 Testing the Motion of Vehicles carrying a Load.  This experiment deals with changing the mass of the vehicle using wooden blocks to see how the standard vehicle moves. By the end of the week we will  begin Lesson 5 which is titled Designing Vehicles to Meet Requirements. Each cooperative group will receive a "challenge card" that identifies specific goals that their team has to meet when building a Lunar Rover.

    Homework:

    I returned the science quizzes last Thursday.  Please sign and return the quiz. Thank you.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

    Friday October 11, 2019

    SKY ALERT!

    The full moon for the month of October will be on Sunday night at 5:05 PM. This full moon is also called the Hunter's Moon. The full moon might even have a  yellow or orange tint to it as it rises in the sky. 

    Happy moon watching. 

    P.S. Watch out for moon burn. 

    Have an enjoyable weekend. 

     

      

    Thursday October 10, 2019

    SMILE:  It's picture day tomorrow. 

    MATH:

    Unit 1 test tomorrow. 

    SCIENCE:

    Get quiz signed. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Tuesday October 8, 2019

    Just a reminder for later this week. 

    Picture Day is this Friday.  Please return picture order forms on Thursday.

     The Unit 1 math test is on Friday October 11th.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday October 7, 2019

                  Welcome to the sixth week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will begin Unit 2.   We will be focusing on the following concepts. 

    * Square Number Patterns- Reviewing rectangular arrays and patterns in              square numbers.

    *  The Area Formula for Rectangles. Developing a formula for finding the area        of a rectangle. 

    Math homework for tonight:

    1. Home Link page 29 (1-12) questions  1-4.
    2. Home Link page 31 (1-13) questions 1-5.
    3. Because of an assembly tomorrow, I am moving the Unit 1 math test to this       Friday October 11th.

    SCIENCE:

    This week we will begin Lesson 4 Testing the Motion of Vehicles carrying a Load.  This experiment deals with changing the mass of the vehicle using wooden blocks to see how the standard vehicle moves. By the end of the week we will  begin Lesson 5 which is titled Designing Vehicles to Meet Requirements. Each cooperative group will receive a "challenge card" that identifies specific goals that their team has to meet when building a Lunar Rover.

    Science homework for tonight.

    Vocabulary quiz tomorrow.  Know your science vocabulary.

    Have a good evening.

     

     

     

     

     Friday October 4, 2019

    Just a few notes for the weekend.

    Unit 1 math test on Tuesday October 8th. 

    Science vocabulary quiz very soon.

    Have a good weekend and enjoy the nice weather. 

     

    Thursday October 3, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 27 (1-11).
    2. Unit 1 Open Response Friday October 4th. Unit 1 test Tuesday October 8th.

    SCIENCE:

    1. Lesson 3 questions from worksheet due tomorrow.
    2. Review your science vocabulary.  Quiz soon, but when? Hmmmmmmm

    Enjoy the cooler weather.

     

                       

     

    Welcome back to the fifth week of school.

    L'shanah Tovah to all those celebrating the Jewish New Year.

    Wednesday October 2, 2019

    MATH:

    This week we will be finishing Unit 1.  We will focus on the following concepts.

    * Points, Line Segments, Lines and Rays, ad students will explore the                   properties of each. 

    *  Finding perimeters of squares and rectangles and a formula to use.

    For homework tonight.

    1. Home Link page 25 (1-10).
    2. Unit 1 Open Response Friday October 4th. Unit 1 test Tuesday October 8th. 

     

    SCIENCE: 

    This week we will begin  Lesson 4 Testing the Motion of Vehicles carrying a Load.  This experiment deals with changing the mass of the vehicle using wooden blocks to see how the standard vehicle moves.  Students will also be adding to their science vocabulary with the terms variable, weight, and mass.

    For homework tonight:

    Review your science vocabulary. Hint, Hint, Hint!  But not tomorrow.

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

      

     

    Friday September 27, 2019

    L'shanah Tovah to all those celebrating the Jewish New Year.

    Just a few quick notes for the long holiday weekend.

    There is no official homework this weekend. 

    Long range..... 

    MATH:  Unit 1 math test Friday October 4th and Tueday October 8th.

    SCIENCE:  Vocabulary quiz later next week. 

    Enjoy the fall weather.  See everyone on Wednesday.

    Mr. B. 

     

     

    Wednesday September 25, 2019

    MATH:

    1. Home Link page 23 (1-9).
    2. Unit 1 test.

         Everyone received today a Self-Assessment handout for the unit 1 test.             This handout identifies the concepts to review. 

    1. Open Response Friday October 4th.
           B.  Unit 1 test Tuesday October 8th. 

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.

     

    Have a good evening.

         

     

    Tuesday September 24, 2019

    MATH:

    Journal page 20.

    SCIENCE:

    Worksheet  Predict the Motion. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     Monday September 23, 2019

                             Welcome back to the fourth week of school.

                                     Happy Autumnal Equinox Day!

    MATH:

    This week in math we will be focusing on the following concepts.   

    * We will start off with the U.S. Traditional Addition algorithm. As long as your        child can show me the correct answer and the scratchwork that is fine. 

    *  Students will solve a problem abour codes based on place- value structures.

    *  Students will be introduced to the U.S. Traditional Subraction algorithm.  As        long as your child can show me the correct answer and the scratchwork that      is fine. 

    *  U.S. Customary Units of Length.  Converting between yards, feet and inches.

    *  We will finish the week off with Points, Line Segments, Lines and Rays, and

        students will explore the properties of each. 

    For homework tonight:

    Home Link page 19 (1-7).

    SCIENCE:

     This week we will begin our first cooperative group team experiment.  Students will be conducting an experiment to see how changing the weight effects the movement of their groups standard vehicle. Students will be adding metal washers to the string which will then pull their vehicle with the help of gravity.  Students will also collect data for their team and draw conclusions from their results.  Later in the week we will begin an experiment that deals with changing the mass of an object and how the standard vehicle moves. 

    For homework tonight:

    I showed both classes this today.  

    If you want to send your name to Mars, check out this website from NASA.

    You can print out a boarding pass for this journey but remember you are not going to Mars,  just your name.

    Copy and paste the address into your web browser.

    https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/mars2020?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=73545730 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Friday September 20, 2019

    Just a quick note for the weekend.

    There is no official homework for the weekend.  

    You can do some Freckle if you like.

    Enjoy the nice weather. 

     

    Thursday September 19, 2019

                            Cool math fact for today.

          Today at: 19 minutes and 19 seconds past 9 it will be....

                             9/19/19 or 9:19:19 AM or PM

    MATH:

    Today I introduced Freckle to both homerooms.  Students have their access log-In information taped inside their agendas.  Students completed the Base-10 pretest and began their journey using Freckle.  Parents: please ask your child to show Freckle.  

    For homework tonight:  Play Freckle for a minimum of twenty minutes.

    SCIENCE:

    Worksheet.  Which Law Is It?  Please use your science notebook if you get stuck.

    Enjoy the nice weather.

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday September 18, 2019

    MATH:

    Journal page 8.

    SCIENCE:

    Today I introduced Newton's Three Laws of Motion to both classes.  I also demonstrated many experiments that can be done at home.  Please ask your child to demonstrate some of Newton's Law to you tonight.                              It's not magic,  It's science. 

    Please complete the worksheet questions for homework.

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Tuesday September 17, 2019

    MATH:

    Home Link page 15 (1-5).

    SCIENCE:

    It's my birthday.  Free science night. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

    Monday September 16, 2019

                                  Welcome back to the third week of school.

    MATH:

    This week we will be focusing on the following concepts.  Estimation strategies, Solving multistep number stories that involve addition and subraction, Traditional addition,  and we will finish the week off with Solving a problem about codes based on place value structures.  

    For homework tonight.

    Home Link page 11 (1-3).

    SCIENCE:

    This week students will work in their science groups to build a Standard Vehicle from a technical drawing that shows a top view and side view of the vehicle.  This vehicle will be used in the next few experiments that we complete.  Students will also be learning about Sir Isaac Newton and his 3 Laws of Motion. I will be demonstrating many experiments that show Newtons Laws at work.  Please ask your child to show these demonstrations to you.  Please remember that all this information wil be kept in your childs science notebook.   

    There is no science homework tonight.

    Homeroom 26:  Please complete the All About Me flag tonight for homework. 

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Wednesday September 11, 2019

    Homeroom 26:  Student Council Representative. We will vote tomorrow.

    MATH:

    Home Link page 9 (1-2).

    SCIENCE:

     Complete the reflections worksheet.  (4 questions)                                         All answers must be in complete sentences.  

    Have a good evening. 

     

     

    Tuesday September 10, 2019

    Homeroom 26 parents. 

    1. Please check your childs home folder for notices that were sent home today.
    2. Homeroom 26 Student Council Representative election.  

     

    MATH:

    Today students received their logins for the Everyday Math website.  Each student taped an index card into their agenda with the Everyday Math website address and their user name and password.  I suggested to both classess that you make a copy of the index card and keep it on the refrigerator for safe keeping or take a picture of the card an email it to yourself. 

    For homework tonight:  

    1. There is no Home Link page to complete. 
    2. You can go to the Everyday Math Website and play some of the math games.

    SCIENCE:

    Free night.  No homework. 

    Have a good evening.

     

     

    Monday September 9, 2019

    Welcome back to the first full week of school.  I hope everyone enjoyed the Ice Cream Social last Friday night. 

    MATH:

    This week in math we begin Unit 1.  We will be working on the following concepts this week.  Place-Value concepts and expanded form through the hundred thousands.  Formal Procedures for rounding numbers to the hundred thousands.  We will finish the week with Estimation Strategies and exploring different ways to estimate. 

    For math homework tonight: 

    1. Home Link page 1 (1-1).  Please do not tear the page out of the book. 
    2. Mom and dad homework. Please read Home Link page 3.

    SCIENCE:

    In fourth grade science we have three different areas to cover.  The first is Motion and Design, the second is the Planetarium and the Night Sky and the final unit is Animal Studies. We begin the year off with Motion and Design. 

    This week in science we will be learning about Motion and Design.  We will work in cooperative groups to brainstorm ideas about motion and design.  These brainstorming ideas will lead us into our first experiment  that involves using K-Nex pieces to build a vehicle that meets a specific goal. Students will be working in their cooperative groups to meet the goal.  Later in the week students will begin sketching a Technical Drawing of their groups vehicle.  

    We will also begin learning about Sir Issac Newton and his Three Laws of Motion. Be on the look-out for some home experiments that your child will show you.

    For science homework tonight:

    Please answer the question from the handout.  All answers may be written or typed on a seperate sheet of paper.  Please remember to write your name on the paper.  Thank you.

    Once again,

    Welcome to Fourth Grade.

     

     

     

    Friday September 6, 2019

             There is no offical homework for the weekend.  

                  Don't forget.  Ice Cream Social tonight.

                             Have a good weekend. 

     

        

    Thursday September 5, 2019

     

    Welcome to the first day of school for the 2019 - 2020 school year. This year you can check my web-site for the daily homework, long range assignments such as tests, quizzes, and projects.  Please also check-out my other topics on my homepage.

     

    Today students received their home to school folder.  This will be used for the many handouts , notices, and other important papers.  Please take a moment to review these with your child.

    You can check my welcome page for the list of school supplies that students need in fourth grade.  My homeroom also received their homework planners today.  We will use them on a daily basis.  Please check your child's planner daily.  

    Homeroom 26 has me for Math, Science, and Health.

    Homeroom 30 has me for Math and Science.

    Today students set-up their math folders and received their Student Math Journals Volume 1 as well as their Home Links book.  When your child brings these materials home, please make sure that they place them back into their backpacks for the next school day.  

    The fourth grade teaching team has asked each student to get a tote-bag to help your child carry their books and materials from class to class.

    Tomorrow is a spirit day.  Wear your FrostWear!

     

    Once again: Welcome to Fourth Grade.

                                           Mr. Bravman 

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