Suggested Outline for At-Home Learning:
A tip for maintaining your child's interest throughout the day: break their learning up over the course of the day, or give them breaks between activities. At school, we always do a GoNoodle or two when we switch from one subject to another.
- At least 45 minutes of reading (can be independent, read to child, or child reads out loud)
- Read a variety of genres - both fiction and nonfiction
- Write about reading (at school they would use their reading journal) - 15 minutes or more
- Pick out words they don't know, search for the meaning using context clues, dictionary, or online.
- Writing: free-write using a story starter or a prompt (links below)
- Skills to retain:
- multi-digit addition and subtraction using the standard algorithm (with borrowing or carrying, like 543-378)
- multiplication table facts (from 1x1 to 12x12)
- multiplying 2, 3, or 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers (345x3) using partial products or the standard algorithm - they just learned both methods in the last 2 weeks at school.
- At least 45 minutes spent doing math
Social Studies and Science:
Now is a great time for your child to investigate their own interests in science and social studies. Look through the links below for some ideas.
- Epic! Books for Kids - Epic has TONS of books of all levels and genres that students can read, and some of the books are read aloud to them as well. If I have your email, I have sent an invite from Epic to use at home. If you did not receive an email and would like to use Epic, please send me an email or message on Remind so we can set it up.
- Storyline Online (celebrities read picture books aloud) https://www.storylineonline.net/
- Scholastic Learn at Home - https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html
- 300 Writing Prompts: https://thinkwritten.com/writing-prompts-for-kids/
NEW! - ZEARN - this online program directly aligns with the curriculum we would use in class. I have created an account for your child - please email me for login information. https://www.zearn.org/
NEW! - Math Games Document linked below!
- Partial Products and Standard Algorithm tutorial, 2 minutes long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0awKIZ7KbPM
- MobyMax - your child has an account through school, scroll down for more info
- Khan Academy - similar to MobyMax, but you will need to provide your email and make your own account (free) https://www.khanacademy.org/signup?isparent=1
- Youcubed - this site has a variety of math tasks that encourage creative, mathematical thinking https://www.youcubed.org/tasks/
Social Studies and Science
- National Geographic Resource Library - a good starting point to investigate his/her own interests - https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/?q=&page=1&per_page=25
- Ideas for science experiments - http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html
- BrainPop - free access during school closure - https://www.brainpop.com/free-trial/?who_am_i=home&promo_code=BPCVFA&utm_source=covidhub&utm_medium=button&utm_campaign=coronavirus&utm_content=free-family
- Before doing any science experiment, I would highly suggest learning about the scientific method. Encourage your child not just to do science, but to be a scientist.
- Ask a question
- Gather information and observe (research)
- Make a hypothesis (guess the answer)
- Experiment and test your hypothesis
- Analyze your test results
- Present a conclusion
- Brain Breaks:
- GoNoodle - tons of brain breaks - https://www.gonoodle.com/