Week of April 20-24

Language Arts –

Writing: We will begin a new writing assignment this week. We will be writing informational pieces (non-fiction genre). We will be selecting presidents to write a biography about and gathering information. This week your selection will be made, and you will compile information on a graphic organizer. Please see the graphic organizer below to help guide the different kind of information your should be uncovering as you start your brainstorming. Again, this graphic organizer is meant to help you START your research journey. You should be uncovering more information than what is written on the graphic organizer. We will be selecting our president in class on a shared document. Certain presidents are not available and no “calling” particular presidents. This is an opportunity for you to learn about someone new.BiographyGraphicOrganizer_2Download

Reading: We are beginning a new book this week. This book is available to listen to online. You will need to get through three chapters this week, answer questions and submit by Friday. 

This document is for you to answer along the way, throughout the book and will be submitted at the end of the unit when the book is finished:BudNotBuddyStudyGuideDownload

Below are the first three chapters you will finish this week and their comprehension questions. You will need to write the answers to these questions and submit them to me either as pictures or as a google doc. We will discuss this in class:

Bud Not Buddy Chapter 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3XAwXob1bo

Comprehension Questions for Chapter 1

1. At the start of chapter one, where does Bud live?

2. Why does Bud think losing your teeth is one of the scariest things that can happen to a kid?

3. What does Bud keep in his suitcase?

4. Who does Bud think the person on the flyer is, and why does he think this?

Bud Not Buddy Chapter 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24qAMj42ix4

Comprehension Questions for Chapter 2

1. How was Bud awakened in the middle of the night?

2. What was Bud’s third rule?

3. Why did Bud have a rubber sheet on his bed?

4. Where did Mrs. Amos say Bud would have to spend the night? Why?

Bud Not Buddy Chapter 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t1LDQPEu5g&list=PLahimd4bK_QYLgYp9hU188h0-VwfkB5O_&index=3

Comprehension Questions for Chapter 3

1. Why did Bud run over to the pile of rags?

2. What happened to Bud’s friend Bugs?

3. Why did Bud regret looking out the window?

4. What did Bud hit and what happened afterwards?

Weekly IXL tasks. Language Arts Level G – complete to 90%: F.4, I.2, O.5, W.3

*During Class Meetings: In addition to discussing what you FOUND on the QR codes, we will work to solve different main idea/theme task cards. I will post these right before LA class days. Keep an eye out for them.

Math: Module 5 Lesson 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtnWjIUPIOc

Math: Module 6 Lesson 1:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-NB8mbYUXA&list=PLvolZqLMhJmlAKrlymK7nFy1YFDUOlWr1&index=1

Math: Module 6 Lesson 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5NoKvhR2PA

Math: Module 6 Lesson 3:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj9Syx1WSAw

Math Module 6 Lesson 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SZz8PtqkT0

Science – You will find 2 assignments for science this week. You can put them on a single document and submit to me by 4/26 in google classroom.

Introduction to Traits – Assignment #1


  1. Babies get traits from only their moms. Babies get traits from both their mother and their father. Some babies look more like their mother and some look more like their father. When looking closely it is most common to have traits from both parents. Which traits you get is often a matter of random chance, though for reasons far above this grade level, some traits can occur more frequently than others.
  2. Baby animals all look the same. People are very good at noticing traits in other people. The smallest differences in our bone structure, eye color and hair color are very obvious to us. However, students may think that baby animals are exactly alike. It may appear that way from a distance, but if you look closely, you can see many traits that are different, just like humans.
  3. Things that you eat can influence traits. Foods can not affect traits such as hair color or eye color. For example, curly hair comes from one or both of your parents. There are traits that are influenced by the environment, for example a plant grown with little water will look different from a plant grown in optimal conditions. At this grade level, traits that are 100% from parents and traits influenced by the environment are not differentiated. The focus is on understanding what a trait is and that all living things have traits.


Students are always interested to understand why they look the way that they do. At an early age, just simply understanding that specific traits are passed down from parents is enough. They will notice that some traits came from their mom, while others came from their dad. As they progress through school, they will learn about traits influenced by the environment, and then that some traits are dominant or recessive.

Before Video think about the following questions:

  1. Do you have a brother or sister?
  2. In what ways do you look different?  
  3. What are some features that all dogs share?
  4. What are some differences you have noticed in puppies or kittens?
  5. How would you describe the features of an alligator?
  6. How would you describe some traits or features of people?

What you will learn from this video

  1. Animals of the same type are not exactly alike.
  2. Animals have differences and similarities called traits.
  3. These traits help them survive in their environment.

View the following Generation Genius video found at https://www.generationgenius.com/?share=E7C64

After Video answer the following questions in a google doc:

  1. What are some traits you can think of?
  2. Why do bunnies from the same parents look different from each other?
  3. What traits do all chameleons share?
  4. What are some differences you might find in a family of chameleons?
  5. What traits do all monkeys share?
  6. What are some differences you might find in a group of monkeys?

Vocabulary – DEFINE on a google doc:

  1. Parents
  2. Offspring
  3. Traits
  4. Survive
  5. Similarities
  6. Differences
  7. Vary

Exit Ticket to answer on a google doc:

  1. What are three common traits that all elephants have?
  2. What are three ways that puppies can be different from each other?
  3. Would light or dark fur help a rabbit survive in the desert? Why?

Variation of Traits – Assignment #2

First, click on the following link and read (or click the read to me button) all the information on traits found at : https://www.generationgenius.com/variation-of-traits-reading-material/

Today we will be watching a video on trait variation

What you will learn from this video:

  1. Most traits are passed down from parents.
  2. Different individuals have different traits.
  3. Some traits are influenced by the environment.

Before the video consider the following questions:

  1. What is a trait?
  2. Do offspring look exactly like their parents?
  3. Will multiple offspring from the same parents look the same?
  4. Do all individual animals of the same type look the same?

View the video at: https://www.generationgenius.com/?share=11809

After the video answer the following questions on a google doc:

  1. Why do the puppies look different from their mom and dad?
  2. What are some examples of types of traits?
  3. How might the position of a baby alligator’s eyes affect its chance of survival?
  4. What were some of the similarities between the individual lemurs?
  5. What were some of the differences between the individual lemurs?
  6. Why might different species in the same environment share some traits?
  7. Why is white fur not an advantage for tigers?

Vocabulary – Define on a google doc:

  1. Traits
  2. Offspring
  3. Inherit
  4. Predator
  5. Prey
  6. Camouflage

Complete the Exit Ticket on the google doc:

  1. List 3 examples of human traits that are inherited from parents.
  2. How are traits influenced by the environment?
  3. How might variation in the color of beetles help them survive?

IXL – Assignment #3

IXL tasks Level G. Complete to 85% –  N.1, N.2, N.3

Social Studies – all social studies assignments can be combined on a single google doc and submit to me by 4/26. You are submitting your notes from the videos this week.

1. Start by watching the following fun video on the causes of the American Revolution found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcDxSICplPE

2. Next, click on the following links to learn about AND TAKE NOTES ON the First Continental Congress:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbKHPLbuLw0&index=11&t=0s&list=PLU_3eMWMGreJcDVlQOcFzJZk7c92WY3My and https://www.ducksters.com/history/continental_congress.php

(Reminder* – Ducksters will read to you if you click the speaker icon at the bottom.) Take the quiz to test your knowledge on the 1st Continental Congress.

  1. Watch the following LEGO video on Paul Reveres’ Ridehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTbXEgw-fi4 and https://www.ducksters.com/biography/paul_revere.php Take the quiz at the bottom of the website to test your knowledge. If you need a reminder about this, re-watch Liberty’s Kids episode 105
  2. Watch the following videos AND TAKE NOTES on Lexington and Concord  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjnEC76NvIM&index=12&t=0s&list=PLU_3 eMWMGreJcDVlQOcFzJZk7c92WY3My and https://www.ducksters.com/history/battle_of_lexington_and_concord.phpTake the 10 question quiz at the bottom of each to test your own knowledge.
  3. Read about Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Bunker Hill found at https://www.ducksters.com/history/american_revolution/fort_ticonderoga.php and https://www.ducksters.com/history/battle_of_bunker_hill.php Again, take the quizzes at the end to test your knowledge. Take notes from this video on the Battle of Bunker Hill found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-8qn2Yqqco
  4. Watch: Liberty’s Kids episodes 5-10 this week
  5. Weekly IXL TasksSocial Studies Level G: A.3, F.12

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