Welcome to week 2 of our distance learning days! The fourth grade teachers have some fun ideas this week to keep you engaged and learning. Instead of a choice board, we have theme days filled with all types of learning activities. Complete as many as you can and be sure to share with your teachers! (AC Math students – scroll down to the bottom of this post)
Monday – Build a Fort Day
Math: Time and Measurement – Look at the clock before you begin. What time is it? How much time will pass before your bedtime? What time would it have been if you had started 3-1/2 hours ago? Now time yourself how long it takes to get all the materials and build the fort. Next measure the length and width of your fort. What is the perimeter of your fort? What is the area? Now you can play math board games inside the fort or practice your math facts with flash cards. (Don’t have flash cards? Make them!)
Reading: Flashlight reading – Grab a great book, flashlight, and read for the same amount of time (or longer) than it took you to build the fort.
Writing: Ghost story – Write a ghost story while in the fort and then tell it to a family member.
Science: Animals and Ecosystems – While laying in your fort, brainstorm the name of an animal or ecosystem that begins with every letter of the alphabet.
PE: Dancing to music – Dance to music while you are cleaning up and putting away all the materials from the fort at the end of the day.
Tuesday – Angle Day
Math – Complete this lesson on different types of angles: Angle Lesson on Nearpod and https://share.nearpod.com/GI1dpcTT04.
Writing/ELA – Go to dictionary.com, then create a “personal dictionary” and define the following terms: acute angle, obtuse angle, right angle, ray, line, line segment, angle, degrees, vertex – then illustrate each.
Reading – Click here for the What is your angle reading comprehension page. If you can’t print it, answer the questions on a sheet of paper.
Science – Go out on a walk/in your yard and look for angles in nature. Take a picture and then use a protractor (See attached) to measure the angles. –OR– Explore trebuchets, catapults and other launchers to see how angles impact distance. Design a launcher and play with the different options to see which one makes items go the farthest.
Art – Download the first letter of your name or draw it using a ruler. Then, using the ruler, draw random lines within their letter and color as they wish. Then, find as many angles as possible and measure each angle.
Wednesday – Maker-Space Day
Writing – Collect cardboard items around your house (paper towel and toilet paper roles), paper, old electronics parts, and recycled materials to create a robot, alien, spaceship, or other space-themed cardboard creation. Write a narrative story about your creation. Use descriptive adjectives and action verbs.
Science – Design a maze with Legos, dominos, sticks, pebbles, anything that you think you could use (Be Creative!)
- Write out a design plan and sketch your maze
- How many Legos, pebbles will you need?
- Construct you maze
- Write what worked and why you must have that in your design the next time you assemble your maze. Write what you could have done differently to improve you maze.
Reading – Read a fiction story. What was the problem in the story? Build or draw something to help solve the problem.
Math – Draw or create a map of your home. Label each room in your house. Measure the length and width of each room and add them to your map.
Art – Up-cycle a Plastic Bag Challenge – What can you make out of a plastic bags?
Extension Day – Try this at-home activity – Create a Suspension Bridge
Thursday – No Heat Cooking Day
Social Studies – Classic Civil War Recipe – Ice Orangeade
- 1 1/2-pints orange juice
- 1/2-pint water
- 1/2 lb. powdered sugar
- Six oranges
Take a pint and a half of orange juice and mix it with half a pint of clear or filtered water. Stir in half a pound of powdered sugar. Pare very thin the yellow rind of six deep-colored oranges, cut in pieces, and lay it at the bottom of a bowl. Pour the orange juice and sugar upon it; cover it, and let it infuse an hour. Then strain the liquid into a freezer and proceed as for ice cream. When it is frozen, put it into a mold, (it will look best in the form of a pineapple), and freeze it a second time. Serve it in cups.
Reading – A Peek into the Pantry– Historically inspired recipes that you can enjoy today! –Click on this link to read short stories infused with historic recipes.
Writing – Write the recipe for your favorite snack, lunch, or dinner.
- Create a recipe card
- Include ingredients
- Add step by step directions
- Illustrate the dish on the back of your card
Math – Fractions with PB&J Apples (omit the peanut butter if you have allergies)
Follow the following recipe to make this tasty treat!
¼ cup peanut butter
¼ cup jelly
1. Slice apples into ¼ rounds and use a small cookie cutter to cut the center core of each slice.
2. Spread peanut butter and jelly on half of the slices then cover with the remaining halves.
Art – Buggy, Plant, & Animal Springtime Snacks – Make some art from healthy snacks (grape and string cheese butterflies, clementine chicks, flowers from fruit/veggies).
Friday – Nature Day
Reading – Take a book outside to read. What cool places can you read and enjoy a book? On a swing or slide, on your trampoline, or in a tree?
Writing/ELA – Write a story about something that happens outside your home from the perspective of an object found in nature (tree, flower, etc.)
Math – Observe the trees, flowers and clouds in the sky. Create a graph of all that you see either on a sheet of paper or with sidewalk chalk outside.
Science – Solar S’more Oven STEM Challenge – Click on this link for instructions.
PE – Challenge your family members to a game or race outside.
Art – Create shadow drawings by bringing a few of your favorite items outside. Position the items with the sun behind it and a white paper in front of it. Trace the shadow of the object and color the paper.
AC Math Students – Click on these photos for some extension work: