Good Morning Golden Eagles,

It is a great day to be an Golden Eagle, even if we are virtually learning.  I want to say I miss you all terribly.  I think about you often.  I look forward to when we can learn together again in Room 111.

Morning Inquiry: 
Literacy Activities:

First, I hope you are reading a great book.  I love to read to you, so look for my Twitter account soon.  I have to get my tech savvy, daughter to assist me in making an account and recording one of my favorite books.  I am thinking Mo Willems.  By the way, he is teaching kids to doodle on his website.  I sent the link to your parents but I will include in my useful links. 

Second, if you have your Reader's Notebook, or any other notebook, you can write a Reader's Response to the book you read for 20 minutes.  
Some suggestions: What is your favorite part of the book and why?  Draw a picture of your favorite part.  Write about the beginning, middle, end.  Make a comic strip of your favorite part.  Does this book remind you or any other books? And why?  What is the setting?  How do you know? What do the pictures and words tell you?  What is the message of the book?  What is the author trying to tell you in this book?  Would you recommend this book?  Please pick one to write a Reader's Response.  This should take 45 or 55 minutes depending on how long your book was and which question you decided to write about.

Third, you could sort your word study words, do a speed sort or a blind sort.  Use your word study words in a sentence.   Choose 5 and write a sentence using the five you choose. 

Fourth,  you could read to a sibling, a parent, a pet or stuffed animal.  Give your reading buddy a summary of your story.  

Fifth,  you could research a topic we are learning about.  Some suggestions:  life cycles, habitats, ecosystems, storms, weather.   Record your facts, and make a representation of your new knowledge in a brochure, report, PowerPoint, and poster, etc.  This could be worked on all week. :) 

Take a break.  you could do go noodle for 20 or 30 minutes. 

Lunch time :)

Have recess/ you could take a walk, take the dog for a walk, go noodle, throw the ball out in your back yard... 

Afternoon Inquiry:  

Mathematics:

Please try to log on to Dreambox daily for 45 minutes.  
**** Program is tailored to each child's instructional needs and will reteach them in fun ways.  I recommend this program highly.

Please try to log on to IXL daily, too.  This is a great tool to keep learning fresh, too.  Some objectives that they could review are: telling time, calendar, patterns, odd and even numbers. story problems, weight, temperature, place value, adding and subtracting two digit numbers with and for a challenge with regrouping.

All students should be able to login on to these educational websites through their clever badges.  Additionally, I have sent home their usernames and passwords, too.  If they have been misplaced... send me an email to muellesl@pwcs.edu or send me a message on bloomz. app. 


Science and Social Studies can be intermingled into reading and writing activities.  Write about the life cycle of a butterfly and make illustrations and use text features such as bold print, captions, glossary, and index.  Each day they could write about a life cycle we learned about.  Butterfly, and its metamorphosis, life cycle of the plant, and the life cycle of the deer.  You could also research how the Powhatan Indigenous People used the deer and its purposes in their life.   You could use Wixie, PowerPoint, and SWAY.  


Encore :)  you could do gonoodle, do one of the Lego challenges, I sent to your parents, take a walk. play a game with a family member, or draw or color.  


Always remember,  I am here for you.  I know this hard.  It is difficult being apart from you.   I wish I could send you all a virtual hug.  My heart is with you.  Mrs. Mueller loves you all.  I miss you more than all the stars. 

If you need help, send me a message via my email, muellesl@pwcs.edu or on bloomz.edu.


Love, 

Mrs. Mueller