I know so many of our fifth graders are great about keeping up with learning even when there is no school - thank you so much to parents for encouraging this! Here are some suggestions for rainy day learning:
Reading - This is the most important thing kids can do! Any reading is great - novels, poetry, magazines, audiobooks, reading to someone… in class we are working on nonfiction texts, especially made idea, details, opinions, and evidence. Online resources include:
- Reading A-Z
- Current events on Time for Kids - this is a great way to practice nonfiction reading
- Front Row Ed - I have assigned practice articles that align with the skills we’re covering in class
- Zearn.org - Personalized digital lessons that cover all of the math standards we learn in class. I highly recommend students try to complete one Zearn lesson today.
- Front Row Ed - Students can complete the fraction assignment as well as practice fluency and automaticity,
- Khan Academy - The 5th grade math mission allows students to work through all of the 5th grade standards, getting hints and watching videos as they go.
Other - Other ways to keep students engaged and learning include:
- Typing.com - The goal is to have students typing at least 30 words per minute with at least 95% accuracy by the start of 6th grade.
- Coding - this is such a great 21st century skill! My favorite coding sites are Code.org and the coding section of Khan Academy.
- Prodigy - This is a class favorite! Jordi introduced us to this game - fun, but aligned to the 5th grade math standards.
This week is spirit week, and even the rain can’t keep our ISS spirit away! Unfortunately, we’ve been rained out of Opposite Day, but I’m hopeful we’ll make up for it with extra spirit the rest of the days!
Tuesday 11/15: Character Day (benefits Think Global)
Wednesday 11/16: Pajama Day (benefits Animal Wellness)
Thursday 11/17: Crazy Day (benefits Art Movement)
Friday 11/18: Class Color Day (benefits Inspire Through Sports) Elementary wears green.