Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good Morning Marching Marbles!

I have a morning message for you. (Click to watch.)

Today is Thursday, April 2nd, 2020. 

It is the 127th day of school!

A saying about March is that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. 

A saying about April is that April showers bring May flowers. Has it been very rainy yet in April? Is there still snow on the ground at your house?

Do you think these sayings are true?

Have a great day!


Ms. McDevitt

Daily Schedule


Read the Morning Message (above)


Reading Minilesson

Watch the read aloud.


Read to Self

You should read from your book bag for 15 minutes or more. 

Give yourself two checks if you earned them!.

Video how-to 


Sight word work

You should do 2 pages (or 20 minutes of focused work) in your sight word folder. Be sure to put the short date on the page.

Parents, students should be quite familiar with this activity. Their words should be written in lower case and spelled correctly. They have been taught that if they can’t read the word, they need to ask someone to read it to them at the beginning of the page. Some of them need reminders about this.

Video how-to


You Choose: Read to Someone Else or RAZ kids

If you are reading to someone else, you should read aloud to them for 15 minutes or more. If you want to buddy read with them, that’s okay, but you need to EEKK and TTR! (Sit Elbow to Elbow, Knee to Knee and Take Turns Reading!)

If you are doing RAZ Kids, you should listen to and read the same book. Then, listen to and read the next book in your account. You do not have to take the quiz, but you can if you want to! It will earn you more stars.

Parents, if your child has questions in their quiz that require typed answers, he or she should skip that question. They should only be doing the multiple choice questions.



Go outside for an exercise break!

When you finish, you can do a mindfulness activity if you want to.


Word work

Glue your sort.

How to glue your sort



Work in your letter formation book for 20 minutes. If you do not have a letter formation book, is there anything you would like to spend a little extra time on? Do it now!

Parents, if you’re confused about the lines, here’s a humorous helpful video.

Here’s a less funny video that is also helpful.

Parents, the dot on the page indicates where the letter should start. Letters are formed from the top. Please keep an eye out during this activity!



Play the math games linked on the wibki for today (under “Favorites,” click the date) and complete today’s lesson packet. It is on the top in your blue math folder. (It should say lesson 9 at the very bottom.) Put it back on the Done side when you are finished.

Addition Blocks:

How many under the shell:

(This requires Flash; it may not work on your Chromebook -- I am working on a way to fix this.)

If you finish early, you can do Freckle math if you would like more math practice for the day.


Choice Time!

Today would normally be a Spanish, PE, and Music day.

If you would like to do PE, go to this link from Mr. Davis..

If you would like to do Music, go to Mrs. Cloutier’s Music site. 

If you want to have STEAM time like at the Makerspace, click here.

If you would like to do Art, go to Miss Arista’s website.


You can still go to Mrs. Cloutier’s website if you’d like to print off her music bingo game.

This week’s noodleloaf episode has a song about a very current topic - video playdates!  It also has a way to get moving with a robot dance.

Here is a video of STOMP a group that uses everyday objects to make rhythms.  

Can you find everyday objects and make a cool rhythm?

  1. Find something in your house that makes a steady rhythm (alarm clock, washing machine, squeaking fan etc.)

  2. Make your own rhythm to go with that rhythm (clapping, snapping, knocking).  It shouldn’t be the same rhythm, but the rhythms should go together.

  3. Ms. King has made a few examples, and older students should be adding more examples soon!



This week we’re going to the farm, la granja!  Use these videos to learn the words for different farm animals.  Each video has different animals. Can you find an animal that is in all 3 videos?

Animal words and video - Watch real-life animal videos as you learn the words for animals

Mi Tío Tiene una Granja - My uncle has a farm - This song teaches animal names and animal sounds.  In Spanish, people say animal sounds a little differently than in English.

Learn animals with Johanna - Use hand motions to help you remember the words even better.

Animals coloring sheet - Practice saying the name of the animal in Spanish as you color it.  

You can be finished for the day if you want.

If you want to have Choice Time, then go to the wibki. Under “Favorites” click on “Enrichment.” 


Closing Circle (click to watch)

Clean up your work area.

At school, we were working hard on fractions. One way we use fractions at home is with measuring cups. Go ask an adult for some plastic measuring cups. If they say yes, put them by the bathtub! That way you can experiment with them at bathtime! It can be good to have a mix of measuring cups of all sizes.