NoahHello parents/guardians and students! 

 I will be doing weekly zoom office hours from 1:00-2:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please feel free to join to check in, get help with assignments, or just to say hi! :) I will be sending the zoom link out through your students' PWCS email, so please be looking out for it! If this time doesn't work for you, please send me an email and I can schedule an evening time to answer questions! I will also be attending some classroom zoom meetings, so check your homeroom teachers page to see when they will be hosting theirs! :)

For specific assignments by grade level, please refer to your student's homeroom teacher's class page! 

 As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at amannkme@pwcs.edu. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 

Please stay healthy and take care of one another!

Mrs. Kress :) 

 

Reading 

Below you will find some reading question stems to help your at home readers with their comprehension skills. The question stems range from Lower-Ordering thinking skills to Higher-Order thinking skills based off of Bloom's Taxonomy of Critical Thinking

Knowledge:

What happened after...?

Identify the characters in the story.

When and Where does the story take place?

Comprehension:

Who was the main character? 

Describe how you think the main character feels at the beginning of the story versus the end of the story 

Locate sentences or phrases in the story you do not understand and use context clues to infer their meaning. 

Application:

What questions would you ask one of the characters? 

What events could not happen in real life? 

Has anything happened in your life that is similar to what happened in the story? 

Analysis:

Explain the part of the story that was the most exciting/saddest/ funniest and explain why. 

Compare/contrast this story with another story 

Synthesis:

Create a new ending for this story 

What changes would you make to the story? Predict how your changes would transform the story

Evaluation:

How would you feel if ...?

Would you read other stories like this? Why or why not? 

 

Word Study

Below you will find activities to help your students with their high frequency words, CVC words, and words that contain blends/digraphs. In the class document section you will find a list of high frequency words along with some examples of activities. 

1. Roll a sight word

  • Write words in the bottom column in the roll a sight word document. Have students roll a dice to see what word they need to practice reading/ writing! Students enjoy rolling dice. 

2. Rainbow writing

  • Write down 5 words you would like your student to practice. Have your student write the words in colorful writing. 

3. Word Scrabble

  • Have your student connect the words you give them to create a scrabble board! 

4. Picture Words 

  • draw a picture to match the word 

5. Roll and Read 

  • Write sight words in the blank Roll and Read template on the documents page. Have students roll a dice -- they have to read one of the words in the column they rolled! 

6. Play-dough Words! 

  • have your student make the words out of play-dough. This is a great kinesthetic learning activity. 

Mathematics

In the class documents sections I have uploaded several math tools that your students are able to use throughout the mathematics block. Below I will describe how some of the tools may assist with their knowledge of mathematics. Your students have had access to everything listed here. If they have any question on how to use them please feel free to email me

Fraction Bars: they will need to fill the fraction bars in ( ex: 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc..)

Comparing fractions greater than, less than, equal to each other ( > < =) 

Putting fractions in order from least to greatest and vice versa 

Hundreds Chart

Addition and subtraction 

10 more 10 less 

100 more 100 less 

Skip counting 

Prime and Composite numbers 

Addition Chart

Addition and subtraction of whole numbers

Multiplication Chart 

Multiplication and division of whole numbers

Blank Number Line 

Addition and Subtraction

Elapsed Time

Ordering of Fractions

Ordering of Decimals 

Grid Paper

Finding common denominators of fractions 

Adding, subtraction and multiplying fractions 

10x10 grid paper: converting fractions to decimals, adding/subtracting/multiplying decimals