Thursday, May 14, 2020

Good Morning Jaguars!

Today is Thursday, May 14, 2020. 

We will share our lists of igh words at our Meet. 

Have a great day!


Ms. McDevitt

Daily Schedule


Go to the Morning Meeting

(Click the link to attend. Then, click “Join” and “Allow Meet to use camera and microphone.”)

Read the Morning Message (above) 


Reading Minilesson

Reread your magazine from Magazine Monday. Practice reading really smoothly and fluently. You can read it to a pet, stuffed animal or even Grandma on Facetime!

I made some videos to help you. It is sort of like coming to Reading Group with me!

If you want to watch these videos again, or you only watched one on Monday, here they are:

Look in the Rainforest

Where Food Grows

A Rare Rhino

Put your magazine in your Read to Self bag when you are done. Or, put it someplace safe that works for you. It is yours to enjoy.


Read to Self

You should read from your book bag for 15 minutes. More is better, if you want to do more!

Give yourself two checks if you earned them!.

Video how-to 

9:00 - 9:45

Choose your own adventure!

You can do one choice the whole time or more. Depending on what works for your family, you should do somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes of focused work. The choices are below (and you can always do extra Read to Self).

Sight Words

Video how-to

Read to Someone Else

RAZ Kids

Handwriting book



Go outside for an exercise break!

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



Glue your sort. Have an adult or older sibling check it with you.

Video how-to



Today we are going to play Two Turns to Build again. This time, we are going to write equations for our turns. This will hopefully be a fun way of practicing our number sentences for large numbers.

Part 1: Collect all your materials

You will need your spinner, a die, a paperclip, your ten frames, and some pennies. You will also need pencil and paper. There is a picture of a spinner below if you need to make a new one.

Part 2: Watch and play!

Watch this video to learn how to play with this new part of the game.

Here are written directions, too.

The game is called Two Turns to Build because each player gets two turns to build.

The first player spins the spinner and rolls the dice. He or she builds that number with his/her ten frames and pennies. Then he or she goes again, builds the second number, and adds the two together. The total is what he or she gets for that round.

(Example: I spin 10 and roll 3 for 13. I spin 20 and roll 4 for 24. I build each number and add them -- my total for the round is 37. I write the equation: 13 + 24 = 37. I could also write 10 + 3 + 20 + 4 = 37. Both would be correct.)

The second player spins, rolls, and builds his or her number. Then, he or she spins, rolls and builds a second number. Add up the two numbers to get his/her total for the round. 

(Example: Aiden spins 10 and rolls 5. He builds 15. He then goes again, and spins 2 and rolls 3, so he builds 23. He writes his equation: 15 + 23 = 38.)

The players work together to write an inequality or equation. The person with the higher number wins a point. Tally points and the first person to five points wins!

(Example: 37 < 38, Aiden wins this round!

*Parent note: Students have learned how to draw the inequality signs greater than, less than, and equal to using two dots by the larger number and one dot by the smaller number, then connecting. Please watch this video if you’re not sure what I mean or want more detail. One thing I did not mention in the video -- some kids are already drawing the signs correctly every time and no longer need to use two dots by the larger number. That’s great!


Choice Time!

If you want Choice Time on the computer, go to the Wibki.




Music site

Art (two challenges a week)



Closing Circle

Clean up your work area.