March 22

Digital Learning for Pitner 4th Graders

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Pitner’s fourth grade team has provided digital resources and lessons that you will be able to do at home. There is a new 4th grade Pitner blog that will have a weekly menu of items. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen your skills while you learn from home. I will be on my computer each day from 9:00-10:30 am for any support you may need with these online lessons. Please email me with any questions. If your child forgot their agenda at school with all of their logins and passwords, or if you do not have access to a home computer, please choose from the Home Lessons list of ideas below.

The Home Lessons list does not require the use of a computer. You may choose any or all resources given so that you continue to learn. It is my hope that you use your time wisely and not spend most of your day playing video games, but instead, you choose to do something academic.

Each child should have their library books with them to read over this break.

Whenever we return, please bring whatever you have  completed, so we can celebrate all of your hard work!

Take care and stay well!

Mrs. Rutherford

Home Lessons for March 16th – ???

Writing Lessons:

  • Pretend you are a journalist and you have been assigned to cover the news about the Coronavirus. Research about the virus and gather many facts. Write a script of what you will say. Use Flipgrid to film your news segment.
  • Write a narrative story in first person.
  • Write a narrative story in third person.
  • Write an opinion essay on a subject that you feel strongly about.
  • Choose a fairy tale or a Disney show. Change the ending to the story and write a new ending.
  • Keep a journal each day you stay home during this time and write what happens during the day at your house. (Think of Lewis & Clark on their expedition and how they kept a journal for people to understand what happened on their trip)

Reading Lessons:

  • Everyone took a book home that you will be able to read over break. When you have finished reading this book, please write a summary.
  • Visit Read Theory- This is my favorite website for reading comprehension. Do at least 3 -4 of these passages each week.

Specials Lessons:

          Get some exercise, listen to music, and create some art!

P.E. has added a Flip Grid to their blog .  It includes exercises for each grade level for students to do while at home.


STEAM Activity:

       Challenge: The Easter bunny has been sick and is so behind. He needs to hide the eggs quickly this year so the children will enjoy their Easter Day. Design a device that will help the Easter bunny hide the eggs quickly. Use any item around your house that could make a machine that spreads the eggs quickly. How many eggs could your machine spread at once?

(Hint…It doesn’t need to be real eggs. You could pretend to use candy eggs or jelly beans.)

Use the Engineer Design Process for this activity. Take a picture of it and bring it to school when we return!


Math Lessons:

  • Visit DreamBox. I will assign some lessons for you to complete.
  • Practice fractions by cooking at home.
  • Pretend you are having a dinner for your family and friends. You will need to double the recipe. Write the new fractions for this recipe.


Social Studies Lessons:

  • Visit Choose some BrainPop videos to watch about subjects that interest you.
  • Research a president and write a biography about that president.
  • Pretend you have been hired to draw graffiti on a downtown Atlanta wall. Research an historical event that happened in Georgia. Draw a picture of what your graffiti wall would look like.

Posted 22nd March 2020 by rutherford4 in category Uncategorised