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    Mrs. Primus

    kaprimus@d47.org

    815-788- 5550 (School)
    815-788-5576 (Voice Mail)

     

     

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    Owl Using A Laptop PNG, SVG Clip art for Web - Download Clip Art ...  Remote Learning 

    Parents will receive an email each morning from me and I will be posting assignments on Google Classroom by 8:30 am each day.

     If you have questions, you can also access the D47 Website for Remote Learning under the Parents Tab.  I have included the link below.

    https://www.d47.org/domain/2344

     

     


    I have created a schedule of when I will be doing live learning lessons next week.  Students will be able to access the codes in Google Classroom.  The codes will continue to be in their Daily Remote Learning Assignments document.  Use the link below to access next week's live learning opportunities.

    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/14nKhN0XtF1WCLDlKgsE5rOOrLDNST6hvjCmE9IMLiwc/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Assignments

    Here is the basic outline for today.  Please go to the Document in Google Classroom for more directions and to do the work.

     

    End of Year Slideshow

    ABCya Memorial Day Crossword Puzzle and Word Search

    Seesaw - Flipping Out Over Summer Activity

    Independent Read for 30 Minutes

    Encores - STEM:  I can not believe that this is the last 2 days of school! For today, you can code on the apps or websites that I have shared with you.  Or you can do a free STEM build with materials or supplies that you have at your house.  You do not need to share it with me this week.  I have enjoyed all the posts, videos and pictures.  It has made me feel connected to you even though we were apart.  I hope that you will continue to be STEMy this summer.  I can’t wait to see all of you again soon.  I have missed you all! - Mrs. Wolf

     

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 Assignment

    Math:  ABCya Strategy game or  ABCya Skills game

    Writing:  Finish writing your Personal Narrative - When I was Young and in Fourth Grade

    Reading: Read to me in Seesaw and Independent Read 

    Science:  Brainpop and Brainpop Jr on Sound

    Encores -Art: 

    Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 8 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ.

     For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer, if you would like to be a little more creativeAlso, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

     4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Recreate a character or scene from your favorite movie through art. Think about drawing, painting, collaging, or an unconventional way to do this!

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  ABCya Strategy game or Coding from STEM

    Writing:  Start writing your Personal Narrative - When I was Young and in Fourth Grade

    Reading: Brainpop Jr on Forests and Trees and Independent Read 

    Science: Read the section titled “Physical Science - Sounds of the Game” and complete Slide 9 of the Science Notebook

    Encores - Music: 

    You may choose to repeat an activity, complete an activity that you missed, or choose a new activity.  Your class may not have been assigned all of the activities, so read the choices and pick a fun one!  The activities are listed in the order they were shared with the newest at the bottom.  

     

    Make a Homemade Instrument

    Make a homemade  instrument using recycled materials or other items from home.  You can use this link for ideas or make your own design.  When you are finished, I would love to know what you created!  Please complete this form or add a photo, video, or description in a Google Doc and share with me at TLMootz@d7.org or your parents can email a photo or video to me at TLMootz@d47.org.

    Explore Chrome Music Lab

    Explore at least 3 activities in the Chrome Music Lab.  To find the instructions for each activity, click on the yellow ? in the upper right corner.  Some activities have more than one page, so use the right and left arrows to scroll through.  Have fun experimenting with sounds and music!  When you are finished, please complete this form to tell me about it. 

    Alla Turca Play Along

    The activity directions can be found using this link.  Have fun choosing “instruments” and playing along with the music!  When you are finished, please complete this form (also included on the Google slide) to tell me about it.  

    Moving to Music

    The activity directions can be found using this link.  Have fun moving to the music!  When you are finished, please complete this form to tell me about it. 

    Can Can / A Little Night Music Play Along

    Before you get started, choose 4 objects or instruments that make a nice sound.  Have fun choosing your “instruments” and playing along with the music!  The activity directions can be found using either of these links:  Google version or PDF version.   When you are finished, please complete this form to tell me about it.  

    Write Your Own Song

    Use Chrome Music Lab Song Maker to make your own song!  The activity directions are in a Google slide show that has 4 pages.  It can be found using either of these links:  Google version (best) or PDF version.   When you are finished, please complete this form to share your song and tell me about it.  

    NEW THIS WEEK!

    Instrument Crane

    Use this activity to view and listen to the sounds of instruments in the brass, woodwind, string, and percussion families.  Then play a game to see how many instruments you can match to the correct family.  Use either of these links to open the activity:  Google version or PDF version.  When you are finished, please complete this form to let me know how it went.

     

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Assignments 

    Cool Tools: Optional lesson on perseverance and growing our mindset

    Math:  Complete the Math Document in Google Classroom.

    Writing:  Attend the live lesson or watch the recorded lesson introducing this week’s writing project.

    Reading:  Write a diary entry from the perspective of a California Sequoia tree and Independent Read 

    Science: Read the section titled “Physical Science - Hit the Ball” and complete Slide 8 of the Science Notebook

    Encores - STEM: 

    This week’s activity is to make a Rube Goldberg chain reaction using items in your room or in your house.  It can be an easy one that takes a few minutes to a more complex one if you have time. If you don’t want to make it with materials you can just draw a model on paper.

     

    Monday, May 18, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  Unit 7, Review-Journal pages 267 - 270

    Writing:  Read my comments on your Opinion Writing and make adjustments

    Reading:  Read The Ever-Living Tree  and Independent Read 

    Science: Read the section titled “Physical Science - Batter Up!” and complete Slide 7 of the Science Notebook

    Encores - PE: 

    To help me keep track of student’s participation in the weekly P.E. lessons, I am asking that the students share their activity with me each week.  Please use one of the options below.

    • Via Seesaw with a picture, video, drawing, or note
    • Use the activity tracker and then share the document with Mrs. Walls.  P.E. Activity Tracker
    • Email Mrs. Walls (tjwalls@d47.org).  Type what you did, send a video or picture.

    1st - Do your P.E. warm-up

    • 10 Curl-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • Reach for your toes for 10 seconds

    2nd - Complete the scavenger hunt below.  For each one you find do a 30 second exercise (run in place, black, lunges, sit-ups, etc.) Complete as many as you can.  

    3rd-4th Scavenger Hunt

    3rd - Share your activity with Mrs. Wall

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tjwalls@d47.orgI DO NOT have access to reply to student’s emails but can to a parent’s email.

    Miss you all,

    Mrs. Walls

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  Math Document and Practice Game

    Writing:  Watch the lessons on revising and editing and revise and edit all three paragraphs of your opinion writing.

    Reading:  Station Activity and Independent Read 

    Science: Read the section titled “Physical Science - Let’s Explore” and complete Slide 6 of the Science Notebook - May Slideshow

    Encores - Art: 

    Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 4 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer, if you would like to be a little more creativeAlso, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Find objects around the House and create a color wheel. Take a Picture and Post to Artsonia!

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Assignments

    MathUnit 7, Lesson 13 - Journal pages 265 and 266

    Writing:  Watch the lesson on writing conclusions and write the conclusion paragraph to your opinion writing.

    Reading:  Read to me on Seesaw and Independent Read 

    Science: Read the section titled “Who are Scientists ?” and complete Slide 5 of the Science Notebook Slideshow

    Encores - Music: 

    Hello West Students!

    I enjoyed reading your responses from last week and learning how creative you can be finding things at your house to make sounds.  You are going to be even more creative this week by making your own song!  Keep sharing your musical adventures from home through photos and videos when you have a chance.  I always love hearing from you!

    Mrs. Mootz

    Activity for May 11 - 14

    This week you are going to be using the Chrome Music Lab Song Maker to make your own song!  The activity directions are in a Google slide show that has 4 pages.  It can be found using either of these links:  Google version (best) or PDF version.   When you are finished, please complete this form (also included on the Google slide) to share your song and tell me about it.  If you have any questions or need help with this, send a question through Google Chat or have a parent email me at TLMootz@d47.org

     

    5th Grade Musical Google Classroom code:  twmfvzu (photos and videos due Friday, May 15)

     

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Assignments

    MathUnit 7, Lesson 12 - Journal pages 263 and 264

    Writing:  Watch the lesson on writing body paragraphs and write the body paragraph to your opinion writing.

    Reading:  Complete Sequencing Activity and Independent Read 

    Science: Read the section titled “How do Scientists Work?” and complete Slide 3 and five definitions on Slide 4 of the Science Notebook - May Slideshow

    Encores - STEM: We are going to space this week!  You know that I love SPACE!  We have not done this one yet in STEM.  You can give me feedback on it if you like it.  

    Draw or make a model moon/mars habitat(colony).  We are going back to the moon in 2024 to stay longer.  What would a moon colony look like?  If you want to build it, use small boxes, tubes, paper, recyclables and other materials/supplies that you have at home.  Foil and clear wrap might be a good material to use too.  Maybe you would use a white piece of paper under it to make it look like the surface of the moon or Mars.  Both places are very different but we have people planning to send astronauts to both of these faraway spots in space.  You can use Epic if you need more information on both the moon and Mars.  They also have some great videos in Epic if you would like to watch instead of read.

    You may post on SeeSaw, Google Classroom with Flipgrid or email me at tawolf@d47.org with a photo or video of your moon/Mars colony habit 

     

    Monday, May 11, 2020 Assignments

    MathUnit 7, Lesson 11 - Journal pages 261 - 262 

    Writing:  Watch the lesson on introductions and write your introduction to your opinion writing.

    Reading:   Read The Right Dog for the Job in Journeys text and Independent read

    Science: Read the section titled “What is Science?” and complete Slide 2 and three definitions on Slide 4 of the Science Notebook - May Slideshow

    Encores - PE:  To help me keep track of student’s participation in the weekly P.E. lessons, I am asking that the students share their activity with me each week.  Please use one of the options below.

    • Via Seesaw with a picture, video, drawing, or note
    • Use the activity tracker and then share the document with Mrs. Walls.  P.E. Activity Tracker
    • Email Mrs. Walls (tjwalls@d47.org).  Type what you did, send a video or picture.

    1st - Do your P.E. warm-up

    • 10 Curl-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • Reach for your toes for 10 seconds

    2nd - Complete the video 3 times using a different exercise each time.

    Trash Can Toss  

    3rd - Share your activity with Mrs. Walls

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tjwalls@d47.orgI DO NOT have access to reply to student’s emails but can to a parent’s email.

    Miss you all,

    Mrs. Walls

     

    Thursday, May 7, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  Math Document and Practice 

    Writing: Live Writing Lesson to Introduce our final writing project

    Spelling: Complete the Speed Sort on Pearson Realize

    Reading: Station activity and Independent read

    Science: Live Science Lesson to set up Science Notebook and design cover

    Encores - Art:  Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 4 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer, if you would like to be a little more creativeAlso, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Week 6: Research What is an “UnSung Hero”? Who is an Unsung Hero to you, your family, right now in the world today? Think about it, research it and draw what they mean to you!

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Assignments 

    Math:  Unit 7, Lesson 10 - Journal Pages 259 and 260

    Writing: Write a paragraph in the May 6th Writing Document

    Spelling: Complete the Writing Sort on Pearson Realize

    Reading: Read a page of your text to me in Seesaw

    Science: Complete the activity in the May 6th Science Document

    Encores - Music: Hello West Students!

    I had so much fun reading your responses from last week’s lesson - learning what music activities you are enjoying at home and what you might want to do in the future.  You had so many great ideas!  I will be using some of those ideas to create a student choice lesson in the future, but it will take a little time to get that ready.  Keep sharing your musical adventures from home through photos and videos if you have a chance.  I always love hearing from you!

    Mrs. Mootz

    Activity for May 4 - 7

    This week you are going to do a play along activity.  If you had a chance to complete Alla Turca, it is very similar.  You will be watching two different videos and playing along as you listen to the music.  Before you get started, choose 4 objects or instruments that make a nice sound.  Have fun choosing your “instruments” and playing along with the music!  The activity directions can be found using either of these links:  Google version or PDF version.   When you are finished, please complete this form (also included on the Google slide) to tell me about it.  If you have any questions or need help with this, send a question through Google Chat or have a parent email me at TLMootz@d47.org


    4th and 5th Grade Chorus Google Classroom code:  galx32e

     

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Assignments 

    Cool Tools: Optional Lesson on Perseverance

    Math:  Unit 7, Lesson 9 - Journal Pages 257 and 258

    Writing: Complete the activity on details in the May 5th Writing Document

    Spelling: Complete the Interactive Sort on Pearson Realize

    Reading: Complete the activity in the May 5th Reading Document

    Science: Complete the activity on a scientist in the May 5th Science Document

    Encores - STEM: I am so excited!  You are doing an activity that I did at a summer camp last year.  It is supposed to be a nice week with lots of sun.  In your Google Classroom in your Flipgrid is a link to making a Solar Oven.  You can use different materials and box sizes.  I used all sorts of materials last summer that are not included on that list.  They can all work if you make sure you have tinfoil or something that can reflect the light into your solar oven.  Can you make a Smore?  You can melt the marshmallow in the solar oven.  Or can you melt an ice cube in it.  Be creative!  You can share with me in your Flipgrid and show me what it looks like.  

    If you don’t have available supplies, you can draw a model of what you would use from home to make it.  You can take a picture and share the image or draw it in Google Drawing.  

    This is such a fun family project!  Make sure there is sun when you try it.  You can try it a different day if it is cloudy on your STEM day. 

    You can email me at tawolf@d47.org with questions or final videos.

     

    Monday, May 4, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Unit 7, Lesson 8 - Journal pages 253 -256

    Spelling: Watch your group’s introduction video.  Sort and explain your words.

    Reading:  Read one of three text choices.  This will be the text your child will work with this week.

    Science: Make a connection and explore the online platform.

    Encores - PE:   To help me keep track of student’s participation in the weekly P.E. lessons, I am asking that the students share their activity with me each week.  Please use one of the options below.

    • Via Seesaw with a picture, video, drawing, or note
    • Use the activity tracker and then share the document with Mrs. Walls.  P.E. Activity Tracker
    • Email Mrs. Walls (tjwalls@d47.org).  Type what you did, send a video or picture.

    1st - Do your P.E. warm-up

    • 10 Curl-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • Reach for your toes for 10 seconds

    2nd - Complete the video

    Super Mario Fitness

    3rd - Share your activity with Mrs. Walls

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tjwalls@d47.orgI DO NOT have access to reply to student’s emails but can to a parent’s email.

    Miss you all,

    Mrs. Walls

     

     

    Thursday, April 30, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Complete Document in Google Document and Practice Game

    Writing: Antarctica Slideshow - Change Font, Insert Picture, and Turn In

    Reading: Text Structure Review Slideshow - Slide 5 and 6

    Science: Brainpop Activities

    Encores - Art:  Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 4 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone, or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer if you would like to be a little more creative.  Also, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

     

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

     Week 5: Create art inspired by the places you have been in your life. Create art based on maps and exploration. Post to Artsonia.

    Mrs. Amato’s favorite place - Aruba’s Land Bridge

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  Unit 7, Lesson 7 - Journal pages 249-250

    Writing: Antarctica Slideshow - Read my comments and make adjustments

    Reading:  Text Structure Review Slideshow - Slide 4

    Social Studies: Seesaw Activity

    Encores - Music  Hello West Students!

    I can’t believe we already finished a month of remote learning!  I hope you have been having as much fun with the music activities as I am having watching your videos, looking at pictures, and reading your responses.  If you didn’t have a chance to do some of the music activities from remote learning, it’s never too late.  You can always go to my class website where I will post the activities for each week as well as some other things you can do just for fun.  Keep sharing your musical adventures from home!  I always love hearing from you!

    Mrs. Mootz

    Activity for April 27 - 30

    This week you will be moving to music.  You have a few choices to make about the music you choose and whether you make this an individual or family activity.  The activity directions can be found using this link.  Have fun moving to the music!  When you are finished, please complete this form (also included on the Google slide) to tell me about it.  If you have any questions or need help with this, send a question through Google Chat or have a parent email me at TLMootz@d47.org.

     

     

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  Unit 7, Lesson 6, Day 2 - Journal pages 247-248

    Writing: Revise and Edit your Antarctica Informational Slideshow

    Reading:  Text Structure Review Slideshow - Slide 3

    Social Studies: Read Chapter Summary (page 149) and complete Seesaw Activity

    Encore - STEM: I am bringing back a build project from 2nd grade:

    You can watch this video to give you some hints and pointers to making it better. It also tells you the science behind the project.

    https://youtu.be/ocJSCmKyhK8 (This link will be in your Google Classroom STEM)

    In 2nd grade, we made a cooler with a partner that had to keep an ice pop frozen for an hour.  What if we use an ice cube and we keep it in our cooler for 90 minutes?  What if we put it by a sunny window or outside?  It could be a very small cooler because it only has to hold an ice cube.  Maybe it is a cube shape with a cube inside!

    You can post a picture of your cooler in our Google Classroom STEM or SeeSaw.  Or you can have your parents email it to me at tawolf@d47.org.  I can’t wait to see what you will create with the materials that you have at home.

    Optional activity:

    There will be a coding assignment in Tynker if you would rather code.  It starts easy and gets trickier.  It might help you to learn some new coding concepts.

     

    Monday, April 27, 2020 Assignments 

    Math:  Unit 7, Lesson 6, Day 1 - Journal pages 245-246

    Writing: Remote Learning Letters - Read and Respond

    Reading:  Text Structure Review Slideshow - Slides 1 and 2

    Social Studies: Read about Hawaii  (page 148) and complete activity

    Encore - PE: To help me keep track of the student’s participation in the weekly P.E. lessons, I am asking that the students share their activity with me each week.  Please use one of the options below.

    • Via Seesaw with a picture, video, drawing, or note
    • Use the activity tracker and then share the document with Mrs. Walls.  P.E. Activity Tracker
    • Email Mrs. Walls (tjwalls@d47.org).  Type what you did, send a video or picture.

    1st - Do your P.E. warm-up

    • 10 Curl-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • Reach for your toes for 10 seconds

    2nd - Complete this video link.  Would You Rather #2

    3rd - Share your activity with Mrs. Walls

    Below, is an optional April Activity Calendar.  Feel free to complete the activities with your family.

    April 2020 - Get Moving Calendar

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tjwalls@d47.orgI DO NOT have access to reply to student’s emails but can to a parent’s email.

    Miss you all,

    Mrs. Walls

     

     

    Friday, April 24, 2020 Assignments 

    Math:  Math Practice Games

    Writing: Finish any unwritten Antarctica paragraphs or Free Write if finished

    Spelling: Blind Sort - Pearson Realize

    Yellow Group (Sort 33), Green Group (Sort 22), Blue!Group (Sort 16)

    Reading:  Venn Diagram comparing the mom’s and the girl’s emotions from Chatter Strait Ferry

    Social Studies: Read about Anchorage, Alaska  (page 147) and complete activity

    Encore - PE: To help me keep track of the student’s participation in the weekly P.E. lessons, I am asking that the students share their activity with me each week.  Please use one of the options below.

    • Via Seesaw with a picture, video, drawing, or note
    • Use the activity tracker and then share the document with Mrs. Walls.  

    P.E. Activity Tracker

    • Email Mrs. Walls (tjwalls@d47.org).  Type what you did, send a video or picture.

    1st - Do your P.E. warm-up

    • Do 10 Jumping Jacks
    • Touch your toes for 10 seconds
    • Hold Plank for a 10 seconds
    • Do 10 sit-ups with a family member holding your feet

    2nd - STUDENT CHOICE!  

    Be active and get moving.  Pick one activity from the list below to complete for your P.E. class this week.

    • Go on a bike ride or walk with your family
    • Create an obstacle course
    • Play catch with a family member
    • Create a dance routine
    • Play a backyard game:  Bags, badminton, basketball, tee-ball, etc.

    3rd - Share your activity with Mrs. Walls


    Below, is an optional April Activity Calendar.  Feel free to complete the activities with your family.

    April 2020 - Get Moving Calendar

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tjwalls@d47.orgI DO NOT have access to reply to student’s emails but can to a parent’s email.

    Miss you all,

    Mrs. Walls 

     


    Thursday, April 23, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Math Document in Google Classroom and Practice Game

    Writing: Watch me model a conclusion and write a conclusion paragraph

    Spelling: Speed Sort - Pearson Realize

    Yellow Group (Sort 33), Green Group (Sort 22), Blue!Group (Sort 16)

    Reading:  Station Activity and Independent Read

    Social Studies: Read about Tacoma, Washington  (page 146) and complete activity

    Encore -Art: Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 4 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone, or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer if you would like to be a little more creative.  Also, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Week 4: Create an illustration of a book you are reading. Post to Artsonia!

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

     

    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Unit 7, Lesson 5 - Journal pages 241-244

    Writing: Write your 3rd body paragraph on the living conditions of Antarctica (Slide 4)

    Spelling: Writing Sort - Pearson Realize

    Yellow Group (Sort 33), Green Group (Sort 22), Blue!Group (Sort 16)

    ReadingRead Chatter Strait Ferry Pages 16 - 18 and complete activity.

    Social Studies: Read about The Columbia River Gorge (page 145) and complete activity

    Encore - Music: Hello West Students!

    I am amazed at how many students I was able to connect with last week.  I hope you had fun with the Chrome Music Lab.  This would be a great place to continue exploring when you have some free time and need something to do.  There is SO much to explore and create.  I loved trying out all of the “experiments” too!  My favorites are Rhythm, Spectrogram, and Kandinsky.  

    If you didn’t have a chance to do some of the other music activities from remote learning, it’s never too late.  You can always go to my class website where I will post the activities for each week as well as some other things you can do just for fun.  Keep sharing your music!  I always love hearing from you!

    Mrs. Mootz

    Activity for April 20 - 24

    This week, you will be listening to a piece of music called Alla Turca (Turkish March) by a famous composer named Mozart.  You will be watching a video and playing along as you listen to the music.  The activity directions can be found using this link.  Have fun choosing “instruments” and playing along with the music!  When you are finished, please complete this form (also included on the Google slide) to tell me about it.  If you have any questions or need help with this, send a question through Google Chat or have a parent email me at TLMootz@d47.org

     

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Assignments

    Cool Tools: This lesson can be found in today’s Remote Learning Assignment document in Google Classroom. 

    Math: Unit 7, Lesson 4 - Journal Pages 237 - 240

    Writing: Write your 2nd body paragraph on the animals of Antarctica (Slide 3)

    Spelling: Interactive Sort - Pearson Realize

    Yellow Group (Sort 33), Green Group (Sort 22), Blue!Group (Sort 16)

    Reading:  Complete a Station Activity and read for 20 minutes

    Social Studies: Read about California’s Central Valley  (page 144) and complete activity

    Encore - STEM: We were talking about energy and how it can change to other types of energy.  This week, you can watch either of these links on this windmill in Africa.  

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: https://youtu.be/sDXAf_p5FjU

    William and the Windmill: https://youtu.be/BzlgyDAMupw

    The links will also be in your Google Classroom STEM.  With permission from your parents, find materials to build your own windmill.  Can it move when there is wind? There will be a Flipgrid to share your windmill or your parents can send a picture or video to me at tawolf@d47.org.  I will have options on how to share drawing choices in your STEM Google Classroom.

    Optional activity:

    There will be a coding assignment in Tynker if you would rather code.  It starts easy and gets trickier. It might help you to learn some new coding concepts.

     

    Monday, April 20, 2020 Assignment 

    Math: Complete Math Document in Google Classroom and Mega Math Practice Game

    Spelling:  Yellow Group (Sort 33), Green Group (Sort 22), Blue Group (Sort 16)

    Answer the following problems.  Be sure to scroll down as there are 2 pages of questions!

    Reading:  Read Chatter Strait Ferry pages 12-15 and complete activity

    Social Studies: Read about Disneyland (page 143) and complete activity

    Encore - Library: Lauren Tarshis writes the I Survived book series about people who survived major events in history.  You may choose to watch/listen to her read chapters 1 and 2 from her book, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.   Then, click on this Padlet to add a post about something you have survived.  It can be about any topic. For example, surviving remote learning, shelter-in-place orders, a scary roller coaster ride, a new experience, etc.  To make a post, just click on the circle plus sign in the bottom right corner of the page. Feel free to read another student’s post. Please contact Miss Pearl if you have any technology questions or need literacy support at home:  tlpearl@d47.org.    Optional: Join Miss Pearl on ZOOM for a 15-minute book talk or read aloud at 12:00 p.m. on the day you normally have LMC for encores.

    Website:  https://zoom.us/join

    ZOOM ID Code:  935-143-3641

     

     

    Thursday, April 16, 2020 Assignments 

    Math: Unit 7, Lesson 3 - Journal pages 235 and 236 (#1 - 8)

    Writing:  Finish, revise, and edit your first two paragraphs on Antarctica.

    Reading:  Read Frozen Dreams (from Storyworks) and tell a family member what you learned.

    Social Studies: Read about Leadville, Colorado (page 142) and complete activity.

    Encore - Art:  Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 3 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ. I have been commenting and responding to students’ artwork but they can’t see it through the Classroom Mode, so if you have time please share with them the comments. Thank you, parents, for all that you are doing.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer if you would like to be a little more creative.  Also, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Week 3: Draw a hot dog or taco dressed up as superheroes. Post to Artsonia.

    On my website, I have attached a PDF of an Art/Coronavirus Inspired Sketchbook that you can print out, a PDF of Spring Coloring Pages and a Video of yours truly giving a Multi-Level Art demonstration! Click here!

     

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Practice Games on ABCya and Think Central

    Writing: Watch me model a body paragraph and write your paragraph on the environment and weather. 

    Reading: Station Day!  Students will choose a station to complete from the list in their daily Google document!

    Social Studies: Read about Yellowstone National Park (page 141) and complete activity.

    Encore - Music: Explore at least 3 activities in the Chrome Music Lab.  To find the instructions for each activity, click on the yellow ? in the upper right corner.  Some activities have more than one page, so use the right and left arrows to scroll through.  Have fun experimenting with sounds and music! When you are finished, please complete this form to tell me about it.  If you have any questions or need help with this, send a question through Google Chat or email TLMootz@d47.org.

     

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Unit 7. Lesson 2, Day 1 - Journal pages 231 and 232 (#1 -13)

    Writing: Watch me model an introduction paragraph to our Informational Writing Project and write your introduction.

    Reading:  Complete activity that goes with the Firsthand Account of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake that we read yesterday.

    Social Studies: Read pages 137 and 140 (Introduction to the West Region and Lolo Pass Montana) and complete activity.

    Encore - STEM: This week, we are going to do some coding on Tynker.  You will have a free account on Tynker until the end of May.  Please see Google Classroom STEM for the link and log-in directions for your class.  You will have to enter a class code to gain access. You will be able to save your progress since you will have a specific log-in.  You will see new coding games and activities. You can explore and code whatever interests you this week. If you have problems logging in, remember to private message me through Google Classroom or have your parents email me at tawolf@d47.org.

     

    Monday, April 13, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Unit 7, Lesson 1 - Journal Pages 229 - 330

    Writing:  Review Engaging Leads and write a letter back to me

    Reading:  Read a firsthand account of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

    Social Studies: Chapter 10, Southwest Region, Kahoot game

    Encore - Library: April is National Poetry Month.  Write a springtime poem or a poem about any topic that interests you.  The poem can be an acrostic, shape, couplet, free verse, haiku, quatrain, etc.  The poem may be written on a sheet of paper or posted in Google Classroom LMC account - look for assignment titled “Poem.”  Please contact Miss Pearl if you have any technology questions or need literacy support at home: tlpearl@d47.org.    Optional: Join Miss Pearl on ZOOM for a 15 minute book talk or read aloud at 12:00 p.m. on the day you normally have LMC for encores.

    Website:  https://zoom.us/join

    ZOOM ID Code:  935-143-3641

    Password: LMCPearl

     

     

     

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Assignment in Google Classroom title April 9th Math Assignment (Adding and Subtracting fractions and Mixed Numbers)

    Writing: Complete Graphic Organizer for the new informational writing project.

    Reading:  Brainpop and paragraph on Earthquakes

    Social Studies: Read Chapter Summary (page 123) and make sure the Social Studies Southwest Region Notes document is complete and turn in.

    Encore - Art: Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia, Post to Week 2 - Grade Level. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school. The Classroom Code for Artsonia is 

    HNMH-NSJJ.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer, if you would like to be a little more creativeAlso, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

     

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Create a self Portrait out of Found objects around your house. 

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Assignments 

    Math: Lesson 6.11 (Journal pages 225 and 226)

    Writing: Watch the introduction to our new Writing Project.  Then, catch up on any missing writing work (Letters to me, Quick Write, Paragraph about a family member).

    Spelling: Pearson Realize:  Writing Sort

    Reading: Earth Dragon Awakes sequence of events activity

    Social Studies: Read Page 122 and complete activity.

    Encore - Music: Make a homemade  instrument using recycled materials or other items from home.  Ideas and instructions for several types of instruments can be found at https://redtri.com/homemade-instruments or you can make a completely original design.  Maybe you can even sing a song while playing your new instrument.  When you are finished, I would love to see a picture or video! Email me at TLMootz@d47.org or post to your Seesaw journal for Music.!

     

     

     

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Assignments

    Cool Tool Tuesday:  Students can view this optional lesson on today’s Google Classroom Document!

    Math:  Basic Fact Practice and practice multiplying a whole number and a fraction.

    Writing:  Participate in a live lesson or watch a recorded lesson.  Write a paragraph about a family member.  It could be a parent, brother, sister, or grandparent.

    Spelling: In Pearson Realize, complete the Interactive Sort for this week’s sort.

    Reading:  Read Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 in your Journeys textbook.

    Social Studies: Read page 121 and complete activity.

    Encore - STEM:

    Challenge:  Transport an egg (plastic or candy) safely down a zipline.

    They can use any materials they can find to build the basket and the attachment system to the string or yarn.  It’s completely up to you how long you want to make your zipline and where it is located.

    Some options might be making the basket that holds the egg out of lego pieces, egg carton, pipe cleaners, yogurt container or old plastic egg halves.

    The challenge is to get the plastic egg to the end of the zipline undamaged and safely in the basket at the end.  If you don’t have an egg, it can be anything small that would fit in your basket.

    Extra challenge:  Can it hold weight and travel safely down your zipline?

    Could you make it a race challenge with two ziplines side by side?

    Have fun!  I can’t wait to hear from you in Google Classroom STEM with the Flipgrid report, SeeSaw STEM or you can email me a picture or video to tawolf@d47.org

     

    Monday, April 6, 2020 Assignments

    Math:  Lesson 6.10 - Journal pages 223 -224

    Spelling: Yellow Group (Sort 32), Green Group (Sort 21), Blue Group (Sort 15) - Sort Words and Explain

    Reading:  Mrs. Primus Video Clip and Video Clip of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake - Journeys text page 359

    Social Studies: Read page 120 and complete activity

    Encore - Library:

    Read a picture book.  State the story elements: character, setting, problem, solution, and theme or author’s message.  Assignment may be written on a sheet of paper or posted in Google Classroom LMC account - look for assignment titled “Story Elements.”  Please contact Miss Pearl if you have any technology questions or need literacy support at home: tlpearl@d47.org.    Optional: Join Miss Pearl on ZOOM for a 15 minute book talk or read aloud at 12:00 a.m. on the day you normally have LMC for encores.

    Website:  https://zoom.us/join

    ZOOM ID Code:  935-143-3641

    Password: LMCPearl

     

     

    Friday, April 3, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Lesson 6.9 (Day 2) - Journal page 222 (#20 -26)

    Writing:  Read my response to your letter and write back.

    Reading: Antarctica PCR 

    Social Studies: Read page 119 and complete activity.

    Encore - PE

    West Students,

    Please complete the activity below and fill-out the activity tracker.  You may also complete the optional activities on the April calendar.

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tjwalls@d47.org.

    Other optional activities and videos will also be shared periodically on Seesaw and on West Elementary Physical Education page on Facebook.

    Miss you all,

    Mrs. Walls

    1st - Do your P.E. warm-up

    • 10 Curl-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • Reach for your toes for 10 seconds

    2nd - Do each activity for 30 seconds and repeat 3 times

    • Plank
    • Run in place
    • Jumping jacks
    • Squats
    • High knees
    • Arm Circles

    3rd - Cool down - stand tall, take 5 deep breaths

    4th - Fill in the Activity Tracker

     

    Below, Optional April Activity Calendar.

    April 2020 - Get Moving Calendar


     

    Thursday, April 2, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Lesson 6.9 (Day 1) - Journal page 221 (#1-19)

    Writing:  Quick Write 

    Reading Digital:  Watch Interview

    Reading Non-digital: Journey’s Textbook page 401

    Social Studies:  Read page 118 and do the activity. 

    Encore - Art:

    Students are to use whatever materials they have to make their project their own and unique. After completing the drawing, they can upload it onto Artsonia. If you don’t have access to Artsonia, you can upload the app on your phone or please keep drawings for Mrs. Amato to see when we return to school.

    For additional Projects, I have created a google classroom.  I have posted a bunch of projects that will take a little longer, if you would like to be a little more creative.  Also, I will be posting things frequently on the West Artroom Facebook Page.

    4th Grade Google Classroom Code: vivlef5

    Week 1: Draw an animal doing something a human would do. Ex. Llama Cooking. Post to Artsonia. Project: Animal Humans. See Artwork “Dogs playing Poker” by Artist Cassius Marcellus Coolidge

    Do your Best West! Please email me at cjamato@d47.org for any questions or concerns.

     

     

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Lesson 6.8 - Journal pages 219-220 

    Writing:  Read my response to your letter and write back.  

    Reading:  Using Cold, Cold, Science, take notes on the weather/environment, animals, and living conditions on your note-taking page.  Write three new pieces of information in each box.

    Social Studies: Read about the Grand Canyon on Page 117 and complete activity.

    Encore - Music:

    Hello West Students!

    I wish we could be together to make music, but we’ll do the best we can from our homes!  I’m excited to keep learning and keep making music with you. Each week I will share a music activity with you.  I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support or want to share anything with me.  You can reach me at tlmootz@d47.org.  I can’t wait to hear or see the music you share!  

    Mrs. Mootz

    Music Activity

    1. Write 4 4-beat rhythms using notes you know.  
    2. Find three metal objects at home, and play your rhythms with each item.  
    3. Then arrange the objects from low to high.  

     

    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Assignments

    Math: Lesson 6.7 - Journal pages 215-218

    Writing:  Write a letter to me describing what you have been doing at home, the book you are reading, and something interesting you would like me to know.  

    Reading:  Read Cold, Cold Science in Journey's textbook

    Social Studies:  Read page 116 about the Hoover Dam and complete activity.

    Encore:  This week’s activity is inventing something to solve a problem in your house or for yourself.  You can either draw it on paper, use Google Drawing or make it out of recycled materials. If you have access to SeeSaw, you can look for the STEM section and send me a picture or video.  I will also have this posted in our Google Classroom so you can share it with me there. I will have Google Drawing linked for you in our STEM Google classroom with a spot for you to add a photo if you want to share it with me.  I can’t wait to see or hear from you! I will also be posting some extra STEM activities if you would like to try them at any time during this remote learning time.  

    I am available from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day if you need support.  After 1:30 I may be meeting with other teachers and may not be readily available, but should be able to respond by 3:30 p.m. that day.  You can reach me at tawolf@d47.org.

     

     

     

     



     

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    November 18, 2019

    Dear West Parents/Guardians,

    It is our intention to get over 500 students home safely after school each day. Therefore, we have specific guidelines in place to make safety a priority. It is important that we follow our Parent Pick Up procedures in the front of the school. As a reminder, the RED bell rings at 3:27 p.m. and the YELLOW bell rings at 3:30 p.m. Therefore, our front parking lot is closed from 3:27 - 3:30 to vehicles that do not have a RED or YELLOW pass. 

    We have been experiencing parents parking in the angled parking spots before the RED bell. This is causing unsafe situations when parents and students are walking across to the parked vehicles. In addition, vehicles trying to pull out of the angled spots are causing a traffic jam as RED and YELLOW bell vehicles are double-parked along the curb.

    If you do not have a Parent Pick Up pass, you may enter the front pick-up area at 3:35 p.m. We have certified staff supervising the students until all students are picked up. At this time, we are asking that you do not park in an angled spot, but instead, use the circle pick up pattern as it was intended. 

    The City of Crystal Lake does not allow parking on Ballard Road.  If you are not able to pull into the parking lot, please circle around the block until you are able to pull in. We will keep your student(s) safe--there is no need to hurry or to worry about picking them up right away.   

    We realize there are situations throughout the week that may require you to pick up your student(s) from school; however, if they are assigned a bus, please consider having your student(s) ride the bus when they can. 

    We wanted to give you a heads up that we will be enforcing these guidelines. Beginning Monday, December 2nd,  we will be visible in the parking lot enforcing the correct passes entering the parking lot at the proper time. 

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Klinsky and Mrs. Cruz

     

     

     

     

     




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    Dear Families,

    This year we welcomed many students with severe food allergies to our classrooms. We invite your help and cooperation to help them stay safe.

    We may have one or more students in the classroom who are allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts, and a variety of other food allergies. Reactions range from mild to life-threatening. There are several practices that are in place to help prevent allergic reactions:

    1. Students are encouraged to wash their hands upon arrival in the morning, and again before and after lunch.

    2. Students may not bring snacks containing peanuts or tree nuts, or manufactured in a plant that produces peanuts/tree nuts into the classroom. Students may bring fresh fruit, fresh vegetables or cheese. 

    3. There will be no projects in the classroom with peanut butter or peanut shells.

    4. The parents who send homemade lunch with their children are free to pack the food of your choice for the lunchroom.

    5. If your child has eaten nuts or peanut butter before coming to school, please be sure that their hands and face have been thoroughly washed and their teeth brushed.

    6. Please remind your child to not share their lunch with their classmates.

    7. There will be special days, such as birthdays, when students may want to bring a goodie bag to share with their classmates. It is district policy that no edible treats be sent in. Consider sending and/or donating a book or a game to the class, or a pencil or prize as an alternative. Parents will be informed of parties in advance so that they can help select an appropriate choice off the list of suggested food party items provided from the district food supplier. Goodie bags with food or candy will not be distributed to students.

    We look forward to working with you to have a wonderful, healthy year. If you have any questions about this, please contact your school nurse.

    Sincerely,

    Health Services (2019)

     

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