5th Grade / Week 4 / April 6-10

  • Read 20 minutes every day.  
  • Daily Writing Journal:  Create a daily writing journal. Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning: 
    • What did you enjoy the most about your day? 
    • Why did you enjoy this moment? 
    • What did you learn? 

Weekly Learning Goals:  

  • I can identify figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification) in text.  
  • I can draw conclusions about characters using evidence from text. 

Choice Activities:  


For Mr. Starkweather

Mrs. Olsen, and 

Mr. Wildman’s Students:  



  • Read: Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride p. 619-630 in Storytown. If you would like to listen to it click on the title of the story. 

  • Locate an example of each literary device in the story: simile, metaphor, personification 

  • Answer these questions on a piece of paper or in an email:  

  1. Why does Chester Cricket decide to go for a ride with LuLu?  
  2. How does LuLu feel about New York City? How do you know?  
  3. LuLu is outgoing and Chester is quiet and timid. Which character are you more like? Explain. 


  • Read: Central Park p. 632-635  If you would like to listen to it click on the title of the story. 

  •  Answer these questions on a piece of paper or email your teacher: 

  1. How did John J. Bonk use figurative language to describe Central Park? 
  2. How did George Seldon, the author of Chester’s Cricket Pigeon Ride use figurative language? 


  • Take the Story Quiz (click on the word quiz) 


For Mrs. Ryan’s Students: 


  • In your reading book (myBook) read Moving to a New Country: A Survival Guide, page 152-153 to learn how people can adapt (change) to new experiences and make a new place a home. 

  • After reading turn to page 150-151 add to the knowledge map somethings you learned about moving to a new country  

  • Watch: 

  • Do page 161 in your Know It, Show It book 


  • In your reading book (myBook) read A Movie in My Pillow (page 155-176) to learn more about how to learn how people can adapt (change) to new experiences and make a new place a home. 

  • Do Collaborative Discussion on page 177 in your reading book 


  • Watch: 

  • Do page 163-164 in your Know It, Show It book 


  • Watch: 

  • Do page 166- 167 n your Know It, Show It book 


  • Watch: 

  • Do page 178-179 in your reading book 

  • Add some things you learned this week about how people can adapt (change) to new experiences and make a new place a home to page 150-151 in your reading books 

Can Turn In: 

Email to your teacher if you’d like to turn it in. 

  • List of similes, metaphors, personification from story 
  • Answers to questions   
  • Story Quiz 


Can Turn In: 

  • Email Mrs. Ryan the Collaborative Discussion question answers
  • Email Mrs. Ryan a picture of page 163- 164, 166- 167 Know It, Show It 
  • Email Mrs. Ryan your poem from page 178-179 in your reading book 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 


Scholastic Learning at Home 









Weekly Learning Goals:  

  • I can use, compare and convert customary lengths (yards, feet and inches) to solve problems. 
  • I can use, compare and convert customary capacity to solve problems (gallon, quart, pints and cups) 
  • I can use, convert and compare customary weight measurements to solve problems--pounds (lbs.) and ounces (oz.). 
  • I can solve multi-step measurement problems. 

Choice Activities: 

This video will walk through how to convert customary units of measurement for length, capacity, and weight. 

You may need to use this chart to complete this week’s math:

NSCAS Reference Sheet 

https://images.app.goo.gl/LAR7mTMpsNGEJuQm6, https://images.app.goo.gl/eXAvqaa6nnuwYpWb8 


  • Watch Video that explains the customary units for length: 

  • Open your BIG math book to page 405 and follow along with this video: 

  • Do PB/Little Book 10.1 (p. 201-202)  



  • Watch Video that explains the customary units for capacity: 

  • Open your BIG math book to page 409 and follow along with this video: 

  • Do PB/Little Book 10.2 (p. 203-204)  



  • Watch Video that explains the customary units for weight: 

  • Open your BIG math book to page 413 and follow along with this video:

  • Do PB/Little Book 10.3 (p. 205-206) 



  • Open your BIG math book to page 417 and follow along with this video: 


  • Do PB/Little Book 10.4 (p. 207-208) 

  • Zoom Meeting, we will send out the invite closer to Thursday.  



  • Take this Quiz  (click the word quiz to take it)  

Can Turn In: 


  • Quiz 


  • Take a picture of your PB/Little Book pages and send to your teacher through email or Dojo 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Khan Academy 

Converting US Customary Units 

Converting US Customary Lengths Word Problems 

Click Sign up to create a free parent account and have your child begin with Grade 5 Math 

Converting Units of Measure: Converting US Customary Units 



Click Sign up for a free account. It is important to focus on thinking strategies instead of speed when helping students develop fluency. 


Educational games and activities to practice reading 


Student can log in with their username and password 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

I can explain the causes of the American Revolutionary War.  

Choice Activities:  


Can Turn In:  

Send an email to your teacher telling them what you learned about the causes of the American Revolutionary War and any questions that you still have.  

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Britannica - History of the US 




Khan Academy : Colonial Life in America 


Khan Academy: American Revolution 


Take a virtual field trip to the American Revolution: Scholastic Learn at Home Week 1 Day 3 

You can use your same information as you did with math.  

Weekly Learning Goal:  

I can support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down. 

Choice Activities:  

  • Watch: Defining Gravity and Gravity-Dr. Binocs 

  • What is gravity? Write your definition in your science journal or piece of paper. What would happen if you poured water from a pitcher into a cup? What would happen if you dropped the cup full of water? Explain how you know.  

  • Choose two objects (1 light object, 1 heavy object) drop each object from the same height/same time and record what happens in your journal.  

  • Watch: CCK: Falling Objects  

  • Choose two different balls of different weights and roll them down a ramp (cardboard, blocks, books, etc.).  Record what happens.  Draw and label a model to explain what happened.  Try this with several balls of different weights.  What happened?  Why do you think this happened?  

Can Turn In: 


  • Take a picture of the model you drew and answer the questions after doing the activity -OR- take a video of yourself doing the activity, in your video explain what is going on and answer the questions in the activity

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Khan Academy: Introduction to Gravity 

Use the same login information you have used for other subjects. 

Specials - Southwood Es


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Flipgrid | Empower Every Voice

Email or Message Your Teachers on Class Dojo

  • Mr. Frazier                  (Music)           jonathan.frazier@ops.org
  • Mr. Jones                    (Counselor)     thomas.jones@ops.org
  • Ms. Schermerhorn      (Art)                nicole.schermerhorn@ops.org
  • Miss Spizman             (PE)                 beth.spizman@ops.org
  • Ms. Wells                    (Media)           ashley.wells@ops.org


Choice Activities:  

  • Use the video and Click on the link to get your heart pumping with this fun activity.  Challenge your family members to see who can do the most laps in one minute. 

Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  


  • Review the rhythms ta, ti ti, tika tika, rest, ta-ah, tika ti, ti tika, and tam ti. 
  • Create your own rhythm pattern using these rhythms. 
  • Share the pattern with a family member. Then, try to create the same pattern WITHOUT pencil and paper. Examples: use Lego, chalk on the sidewalk, Popsicle sticks, paint.  

Supporting links:

 This is a ta         

This is a ti ti    

ZThis is a rest (silent sound)  

 This is a tika tika  

This is a ta-ah (remember it has 2 beats)  

This is a ti tika  

This is a tika ti  

This is a tam ti (remember it has 2 beats)   


Choice Activities:  

American Art Quilts  

Materials: Collage: scraps of fabric, junk mail, recycled paper, shopping bags, wrapping paper, newspaper, cardboard, old newsletter, notes, etc. 
Drawing: paper, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paints, or computer 

Instructions: First, look at the two quilt examples by clicking on the provided links. What similarities and differences do you observe? 

Next, watch the Smithsonian video about American quilts by clicking on the provided link. What are the different materials used throughout the years to create quilts? 

Create your own quilt square by using a collage technique or drawing.  

Supporting links: 

Star & Flag Design Quilt  by Fred Hassebrock &  Pieced Quilt  by Francis Law Durand.  
Smithsonian National Quilt Collection 11-minute video showcasing the history of American quilts from the 1700’s to the 20th century.  

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Joslyn Art Museum  

You can browse the permanent & temporary collections as well as their sculpture garden. 

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 

Offering virtual studio tours of artists’ spaces as well as overviews of their current exhibitions. 


You can contribute to a communal art project called “Tessellation” that will be compiled and exhibited at KANEKO.  

The Union for Contemporary Art  

Offering printable coloring pages from artist Alexandria Smith.  

Sheldon Museum of Art  

You can search the collection of UNL’s art museum by subject.  

Museum of Nebraska Art  

The MONA in Kearney offers a view of their collection comprised of artists from Nebraska.  

National Gallery of Art  

Offering art lessons listed by grade level if you want to create even more at home. 


Choice Activities:  


Media Balance & Well-Being

Digital citizenship: Thinking critically and using technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate



It's important to stay aware of how our on-screen and off-screen activities fit into our lives. Do a media balance checkup on your family. Get one or more family members together to help. Read the setup before doing the activity together!


Read aloud: We balance the food we eat to stay healthy. We also need to balance our media use. Media includes the shows and videos we watch, the video games and apps we play, and the music we listen to. Let's answer questions to see if our media use is balanced. Then we can decide if we want to make some changes.


Read aloud: Let's answer these questions together.

  • Do digital devices (phones, tablets, TV) ever keep us from getting enough sleep?
  • Do we use them while we eat? 
  • Do we do activities together without devices?
  • Do we ever use them together?
  • Does our digital device use ever cause fights? If so, what are the fights about?
  • When we use our devices, how is it fun? What do we learn?
  • Is there anything we want to change about how we use our devices? If so, what?

Does the way your family uses media feel balanced and healthy? Give a thumbs up or thumbs down. Does your family agree? If you want to make changes, what are they? Think of changes that work for the whole family since you're all on the same team!


Supporting links: 

     Help Kids Balance Their Media Lives



Login to Sora (app or website) and checkout up to 3 eBooks/Audiobooks that are "Good-Fit Books for You". 

You can use these books to Read Independently for at least 50 minutes a day!

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Password: MMDDYY (student birthdate) 


Play Sumdog! (We’re in a competition this week!) 

Sumdog | Crunchbase  Click on the icon to access the site.

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Password:  Student OPS ID# _ _ _ _ _ _ 

School Code:  hartmanelem


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Assignment assistance available per request Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. 

Video conferencing to follow.

(Check Class Dojo/email on further details). 

Mr. Baden


Ms. McKeon


English Language Arts Math Science Social Studies
  • Text to speech (passages read aloud) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Frequent breaks 
  • Text to speech (passages read aloud) 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Frequent breaks 
  • Online Calculator 
  • Multiplication Chart  

Multiplication Table Chart

  • Text to speech (passages read aloud) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Frequent breaks 
  • Text to speech (passages read aloud) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Frequent breaks