Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Good Morning Marching Marbles!

Today is Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. 

It is the 125th day of school!

SSC has a website. You can visit them here.

Did March come in like a lion and go out like a lamb? What do you think? 


Ms. McDevitt

Daily Schedule


Read the Morning Message (above)


Reading Minilesson

Watch the video.


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!

If you want, you can do a mindfulness activity when you finish. Today’s activity is yoga. Yoga is one of my favorite ways to be mindful.


Word work

Sort your new sort. 

Challenge for early finishers: In your bookbag or from other places around your house, find 5 or words. Write them on a post-it if you think they could go into this sort. We’ll talk about them when I call you!

How to sort your sort (I didn’t make this video, but I think the overview it provides may be helpful for parents.)



Work in your letter formation book for 20 minutes. If you do not have a letter formation book, you can do RAZ Kids, Read to Self, or help someone at home.

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 7 at the very bottom.) Put it back on the Done side when you are finished.

Addition and Subtraction with Unknowns Ladder: https://www.starfall.com/h/addsub/addsub-ladder/?

How Many Under the Shell: https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/How-Many-Under-the-Shell/

(Parent note: I think this website requires Flash, in which case it will not work on a Chromebook. I would love to know a workaround if there is one that doesn’t involve actually installing or enabling Flash on the chromebooks, as that is a security concern!)

Wrap Up: Think of an addition or subtraction situation. Draw a tape diagram that matches and label the parts, including the unknown. You can do this at the bottom or on the back of today’s math page or on a piece of scrap paper.

If you want to do more math today, you can go to Freckle.


Choice Time!

Today would normally be a day with PE and Music.

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

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


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!

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.” Those are all interesting things you might like to try for Choice! Pick one or two to try today.


Closing Circle

Clean up your work area.