• bird house      Even though we are staying in, we can still appreciate spring! I see more and more birds visiting my bird feeders each day. There are buds on the trees and flowers are  popping up in my yard. It is important to take time to notice these beautiful changes in the natural world. Take a look in your yard. What do you notice?

    Some new thoughts... Starting onMonday, April 6th, I will start using Teams for assignments.  I will continue to post work here and on Teams. Hopefully you will get these through email. Please let me know if don't.

    March 31 And April 1:Go to the Readworks website www.readworks.org/student and enter our class code EJDJVS. Your default password is 1234. You can change that password. Please read two articles about Soccer answer the questions. You can use the audio reader if you need to do so. If you have any problems, please email me. Thanks 

    April 2 and April 3: Find an article on-line or in a magazine about your favorite hobby or sport. Read the article and write a summary. Include a description of the hobby or sport, 2 facts you discovered and why you enjoy it. Please share it with me. Can't wait to read it!  

     April 6 & April 7: Go to the Readworks website www.readworks.org/student and enter our class code EJDJVS. Your default password is 1234. You can change that password.Please read both articles about  Finding Solutions to Problems and answer the questions. You can use the audio reader if you need to do so. If you have any problems, please email me. Thanks.

    April 13 & 14: April is Poetry Month and to celebrate, I am sharing one of my favorite poems. I know. I know. I am a Mets fan, but I love how this poem describes the Yankees getting ready for opening day. The poem is considered an "ode" because it is written to honor something the poet really loves. Like most odes, this one uses "hyperbole", or exaggeration to describe the team. Enjoy reading!

     

    April 15 & 16:  I enjoyed reading your hyperbole.  Even though not everyone is a Yankees fan, I was glad to see some of you liked the poem.

    Can you tell the difference between just an exaggeration and hyperbole?

    the Yankees.pdf  Yankees Survey

    Still need help with hyperbole? Check out this power point. april poetry.pdf

    Hyperbole or Not?

     April 17 & 20 : As the weather grows warmer, a strange buzzing sound comes from the trees. 

    Go to the Readworks website www.readworks.org/student and enter our class code EJDJVS. Your default password is 1234. You can change that password. Please read Cicadas: No Ordinary Bugs

    April 21 & 22: Go to the Readworks website www.readworks.org/student and enter our class code EJDJVS. Your default password is 1234. You can change that password. Please read TWO articles about The Mayan Civilization and answer the questions.

     April 23 & 24: Play Freerice.com and boost your vocabulary while you feed the world. How many grains of rice did you earn?

    Let me know on the form.Freerice.com

     April 27 & 28: Watch the Brainpop video and take the quiz about prefixes, suffixes and roots.

    Brainpop Prefixes,suffixes and roots

    April 29 & 30: Now that you know what prefixes, suffixes and roots are, let's learn a few prefixes. Knowing prefixes will expand your vocabulary. Our first one is "dis".

    Dis means: 

    • not, 
    • apart
    • opposite of
    • absence of

    Example: disappear (opposite of appear) and disagree (opposite of agree)

     Please read and complete the "dis" side of the worksheet. You may use your computer or phone to find definitions of the words. You don't have to print the worksheet. Just write the words next to their definitions on a piece of paper.

    ex and dis.pdf

    When you finish, please fill in your answers on this form.

    Dis Form