Distance Learning Assignments for March 23-27, 2020

My Dear Families,

Here are the class assignments for the week of March 23-27. As requested by several families, I am also including a suggested schedule for these assignments. 


You may, of course, complete the assignments according to the needs of your children and personal schedule. Assignments are not due until our scheduled return on April 1. However, please do not wait until the last moment to complete these, as I will be posting new assignments for Monday, March 31. Also, don’t forget about the assignments from your enrichment teachers!


Should you have any questions for me during this time, I will be available via email: sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org, and through the class dojo app from 9:00 am-11:00 am daily. 


Additionally, In the possible event of a longer distance learning period, I am setting up Google Classroom. If you are interested in learning more, please watch the following video. 


I will send out further information once I receive it from the school.



Please continue with the Lenten alphabet booklet. Please complete the following pages. 

E is for Easter

F is for Fasting

(please skip G and H for now)

I is for Innocent

J is for Jerusalem

K is for King



In order to keep up with fluency, please have your child read for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. This is in line with your library assignment, so please take some time to read and ask/answer questions about what your child has read. 


Also, please work on the following figures of speech: hyperbole, personification, alliteration, allusion, and onomatopoeia. Please read the definitions carefully and underline or highlight any examples of each you see in the attached song lyrics. Also, please write your own example for hyperbole, personification, alliteration, allusion, and onomatopoeia and draw a picture to accompany each. This may be done in your reading notebook or on a separate ½ sheet of paper.  Links to the necessary notes are below.


Hyperbole through Onomatopoeia Notes and activities – https://drive.google.com/open?id=15CdEO3dIck-0l-aVVXlZxZ6w7qbEzVag




This week I would like students to do lessons 7.2 (p.162-163), 2.3 and 2.4 in their Voyages textbook. The notes for this are attached as links. Students may print out the notes or simply copy them into their notebooks. There are exercises assigned with each set of notes. Students should be prepared to take a quiz on common and proper nouns, capitalization, and singular and plural nouns

Lesson 7.2 – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4nRu7WDpSpL0yqvN1se6s24f43ansK5KlbElpIO97g/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 2.3 – https://docs.google.com/document/d/18wUr4-rzr9z5S_uSQgOU_e_XVMmmJsFoOiBkoAi6sfA/edit?usp=sharing

Lesson 2.4 –  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d5Ah9_0IYUpGFrSBK76Gh1uSKkCWO6UovxBx1CLUdVU/edit?usp=sharing




This week we will cover the following lessons in Math. Links to any videos will be posted and, if additional notes are required, I will include the necessary links. **In preparation for a possibly longer distance learning period, please make sure you have Volume 2 of the Saxon Math textbook. If you do not, please contact me. I have two Volume 2 textbooks at the school.**


Lesson 59 Estimating Arithmetic Answers p. 411-414


Please begin with the Lesson 59 Power Up. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tnoBa9AoF4Le9QvfqeOaBXGXtCAtpU91/view?usp=sharing


Students should have their books open to p. 411. Students should take 3 minutes to do as many of the problems listed at the top of the page as possible. Please use a stopwatch and record the time it takes. Once the 3 minutes are up, please have them do the counting activity out loud, and then give about 15 minutes to complete the rest of the page. I will post the answer keys to check work.


Please read p. 412-414 and complete the notes provided (see link)



**I could not find one video to cover all of the notes for Lesson 59. Please reference the following links to help with explanations.**


Estimating Sums & Differences

Estimating Products

Estimating Quotients

https://yhoo.it/3anpS1C (The first 3 videos listed under this link will  cover the 3 above topics)


Use the methods demonstrated in these videos to complete Lesson Practice (a-h) on p. 413-414. 


Written Practice p. 414-416

(3-11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 28)


Lesson 60 Rate Problems with a given total p. 417- 419


Please begin with the Lesson 60 Power Up.



Students should have their books open to p. 417. Students should take 3 minutes to do as many of the problems listed at the top of the page as possible. Please use a stopwatch and record the time it takes. Once the 3 minutes are up, please have them do the counting activity out loud, and then give about 15 minutes to complete the rest of the page. I will post the answer keys to check work.


Please read p. 417-419 and complete the notes provided (see link)




Complete Lesson Practice (a-c) on p. 419. 


Written Practice p. 420-422

(3-11, 13, 16-18, 28)


Investigation #6: Displaying Data Using Graphs


Please read p. 423-426 in the Saxon Math Textbook and complete the notes provided. (see link)



Use Lesson Activities 27 and 28 to complete the activity on p. 427-429



Social Studies

For Social Studies, please reread chapter 7.3 and focus especially on the section about the Boston Massacre. Then read “Facts of the Case” from theYou Be the Jury! worksheet. 


Since we cannot hold the jury trial planned, please pretend to be one of the lawyers from the trial. In your notebook, write up your arguments for declaring the soldiers guilty or not guilty depending on your point of view in the case. Your argument must be at least 5-8 sentences in length and use evidence from the case notes to support your answer. For extra information about this event, please watch the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ee1RAhDm3w&feature=emb_rel_pause


Also, using the “Facts of the Case” from theYou Be the Jury!, take a close look at Paul Revere’s famous engraving Bloody Massacre on page 241 in your textbook. In your notebook,  make a list of 5 or more items from Revere’s engraving that differ from the historical record. 


Complete the Chapter 7 Study guide in preparation for the Chapter 7 Test. 



You may write your answers on the next page in your notebook or type up your answers. 




This week we will continue with simple machines.  For this week, use the LINKtivity to complete lever (and fulcrum), inclined plane, wheel and axle, and wedge. 

For a little fun with these simple machines. Check out the game from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. *You need to have Adobe Flash player to be able to access this content!



Have a wonderful week! Please let me know if you have any questions.


God Bless!


Mrs. Shannon Ronald