5th Grade / Week 5 / April 13-17

  • 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? 

Learning Goals: 

  • Identify and explain author’s purpose and perspective  
  • Analyze and describe elements of a literary text  
  • Make inferences as you read  

Choice Activities:  

For Mr. Starkweather, Mrs. Olsen, and Mr. Wildman’s Students: 

For Mrs. Ryan’s Students: 



  • Review Author’s Purpose and Perspective by watching this and this 

  • Take the Quizizz on Author’s Purpose and Perspective 

  • Find a book on Epic! Books or a book of your choosing and find the Purpose or Perspective  


  • Read The Compassion Campaign pp. 640-649 

  • Answer these questions. Email the answers to your teacher:  

  • Judging by Jacob Stein's last line on pg. 645, What do you think is the author's purpose in this text? How do you know?

  • What does Penny Baldwin mean when she says that the report on Kavi's project is a moving story?

  • What do you think the author's perspective is on rain forests? What evidence tells you that?

Email your answers to your teacher.  


  • Review plot structure.  

  • Listen to the story Catching the Moon. The story is about a girl who had a dream to play baseball. Think about the story structure. Who are the characters? What is the problem? What is the rising action and the climax of the story? Answer these questions:  

  • What was the main character's dream?

  • What obstacles did she face in realizing her dream?

  • How did she overcome these obstacles?

  • Did she realize her dream?

Email your answers to your teacher 


  • We are going over making inferences today. Remember inferencing is “reading between the lines.” Inferencing = What the Text Says + What You Know. Watch these videos here and here for more.  

  • Take the Quizizz on Inferencing 

  • Listen to The Stranger by Chris Van Allsberg. After listening, answer these questions:  

  • What does it mean when mercury is stuck at the bottom of a thermometer? What might this mean about the stranger's temperature? Do you think the thermometer is really broken? 

  • What does the stranger's interaction with the rabbits teach us about his character? Why do you think the rabbits are so comfortable with him? 

  • What do we know about the season when we see geese flying south? Why is the stranger so fascinated by the geese he sees? 

  • What is happening when the stranger blows on the leaf? Look closely at the picture. What changes about the leaf as he blows on it? Look closely at his face. What does his expression mean? 

  • Who do you think the stranger is? What in the book makes you think that? 




  • Watch Background Knowledge of India Video  

  •  Think and talk about with someone in your house what would it be like to move from the United States to India?  

  • Open your reading book to page 180 read From Scratch or click here to read it with me. This story is about a girl and family who have recently moved to the United States from India.  

  • Answer in the book or discuss with someone at your house questions 2 and 3 from page 191. You can email Mrs. Ryan your response or share them with someone at home.  

  •  Word Work: Watch this prefix video and then do page 168 in your Know It, Show It book. Show it to someone at home or take a picture of it and send it to me.  


  • In your reading book, reread page 182-187. As you read look for the problem that Priya faces. When you find it high light or underline it in the book or write it in the myNotes section. Also look for events in the story that tell you how Priya is feeling. Highlight or underline these events, see if you can find at least 3. Share these with someone at home, or send me an email telling me what you found.  

  • Word Work: play this homophone game 


  • Today we are going to read Elisa’s Diary. This is a story about a girl who has just moved to the United States with her family. She is not learning English as fast as her family and another student she meets. This really upsets her. Open you reading book to page 195 and read our story or click here to read it with me.  

  • Answer in the book or discuss with someone at your house questions on page 205. You can email Mrs. Ryan your response or share them with someone at home. 

  • Word Work:  do page 171 in your Know It, Show It book. Show it to someone at home or take a picture of it and send it to me. 


  • Watch this video on characters 

  • Reread page 198-199 from Elisa’s DiaryWith someone at your house, or you can email me your answers, work on page 174 in your Know It, Show it book. 


  • See page 206-207 in your reading book. You will rewrite a part of the story from a different character’s point of view. The story is told through Elisa’s eyes, but your job is to retell an event from the story from someone else’s eyes. Read your story to someone at your house or email your story to me 


Can Turn In: 

If something is highlighted, then you may turn them in.  

Can Turn In: 

See suggestions highlighted in yellow in the daily activities  


Learning Goals: 

  • I can state my opinion and provide evidence of that opinion in a  

Opinion Writing:  

This week we will be writing an opinion paper based on the prompt: Which type of school is better: school while you are at home or going to school in a traditional classroom?  

Mon: Create and fill out this graphic organizer on a piece of paper to get your ideas down.  


Tues: Write a rough draft in Word. If you would like to email the draft to your teacher for suggestions, you may.  

Wed: Take a look at your teacher’s suggestions and edit your paper.  

Thurs: Write a final draft in Word.   

Fri: Complete final draft.  

Can Turn In: 

Rough Draft for Suggestions 

Final Draft 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

Scholastic Learning at Home 

Teaching Remotely for Grades K - 12 | Free Resources and Strategies

Click on your student’s grade level, there will be stories to read for each day of week 1. 


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ABCya! • Learning Games and Apps for Kids

Educational games and activities to practice reading 

Weekly Learning Goals:  

  • I can compare, contrast and convert metric units (meters, liters, grams). 
  • I can solve problems about customary and metric conversions using the strategy make a table. 
  • I can convert units of time to solve elapsed time problems. 

Choice Activities: 


Lesson 1: Watch math videos about the metric system.  

1) The first one gives a good summary of the metric system. 

Math Antics: Intro to Metric System  


2) In the Math on the Spot video, Professor Burger solves a problem using metric conversions and shows how to do that. 

Math on the Spot: Metric Measurements 


3) This video goes with your big Go Math! Book. Turn to p. 423-424 to follow along. 

Lesson 10.5 Metric Measures by Ms. Sheffler 

  • To practice converting metric units, work on lesson 10.5 in the small math book. Choose at least five problems to solve. 


Lesson 2: Watch the math videos about making a table to solve problems when converting customary and metric units.  

1) In this video, Professor Burger solves a math problem by creating a table that shows how to convert customary and metric units.  

Math on the Spot: Customary and Metric Conversions 


2) In this video, Mr. Waara works through the thinking in the big Go Math! Book starting on p. 427. You can follow along with him to learn about how to create a table for changing units of measurement. Watch out for his surprise guest! 

Go Math! Lesson 10.6 with Mr. Waara 

  • To practice problem-solving, work on lesson 10.6 in the small math book. It says “Standards Practice Book” on the cover. 


Lesson 3:  

1) In this video, Professor Burger solves a problem about length of time a podcast takes to download on different internet providers. Internet providers are companies that sell internet to people so that they can stream internet in their homes. In this problem he will convert seconds into minutes and seconds. 

Math on the Spot: Elapsed Time 


2) In the next video, Mr. Waara is back to solve a problem with converting units of time. You can take notes with Mr. Waara on p. 431-432. Watch out for his special guest. 

Lesson 10.7: Elapsed Time with Mr. Waara 

  • To practice converting seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years, work on Lesson 10.7 (p. 213-214) in small math book. 

  • When you are finished with all three lessons, take the  

       End of Chapter 10 Quiz


Check It Out: Mrs. Olsen's 3-ACT Fill The Tub Math Task 

Can Turn In: 


  • 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 

Lesson 10.5 Converting Metric Units 

Lesson 10.6 Converting Metric Units Word Problems 

                      Converting US Customary units word problems 

Lesson 10.7 Converting Units of Time 

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. 

ABCya! • Learning Games and Apps for Kids

Educational games and activities to practice reading 

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Student can log in with their username and password 

Mr. Nussbaum’s Math Games 

Practice customary capacity: Artie Ounces Soda Jerk 

Educational math games. 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can retell the events of the Revolutionary War  

Choice Activities:  

  • Watch video 


  • There are 4 books assigned to you on Epic! Books about the revolutionary war for you to read: 

-The American Revolution: Experience the Battle for Independence  

-Life During the Revolutionary War 

-The Boston Tea Party Sparks Revolution 

-Heroes of the Revolution 

  • Answer the following questions: 
    • What country did the American colonies rebel against?  
    • How many of the American Colonies were a part of the revolution?  
    • What year did the Revolutionary War begin?  
    • What was the main reason that 
    • the American Colonies rebelled and fought for their independence? 
    • What happened at the Boston Tea Party? 
    • What is a loyalist? 
    • What is a patriot? 


  • Create a timeline of the main events from the Revolutionary War.  

Example timeline

Can Turn In:  

Email the answers to the questions 


Email your timeline of events of the Revolutionary War 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Follow this link to watch Liberty Kids, this is a show about the American Revolution that is told through the eyes of kids.  The Boston Tea Party episode is the first one.  



Weekly Learning Goal:  

  • I can explain that night and day are caused by the rotation of Earth around its axis once a day.  
  • I can explain that Earth revolves around the sun about once a year. 
  • I can describe why the amount of daylight is different depending on the time of the year.  

Choice Activities:  

Activity 1: On a piece of paper copy down these three questions. Leave space in between each question to write the answers: 

  1. How are day and night caused by the rotation of Earth? 

  1. Why does a year on Earth take about 365 days? 

  1. Why do we get more sun in the summer than in the winter? 

Watch these videos to answer the three questions you wrote down. You can answer with words, pictures, diagrams, whatever works for your brain.  

If you have your science book you can also read Topic 7 Patterns in Space Lesson 2 Earth’s Movements in Space  

Discuss the answers to the questions with your family. Explain to them what you have learned.  


Activity 2: Using what you have around the house create a model explaining the Earth’s rotation and revolution. If it is okay with your parents you can find some examples by doing an internet search. Show and explain your model to your family members. We would also love to see it! Please send us a video or picture of what you create.  

Can Turn In: 

  • Answers to questions through email or Dojo 


  • Email or send through Dojo a video or picture of your model.  

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Khan Academy: Earth’s Rotation and Tilt  

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

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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:  

  • Click on the video and follow the Plank Challenge 

  • See how many push-ups you can do in one minute 


Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  

  • Sing the song “Our Old Sow” for a friend or family member. If you remember the game, teach the game to them! 

  • Listen to the song in the video and try to describe the tempo and dynamics. Remember, tempo is the speed and dynamics is the volume of the music.  

  • Listen to your favorite song and try to describe the tempo and dynamics of that song. 

    • Share it with a friend or on Flipgrid! 

Supporting links:

Free Music Icons, 2,000+ Icons in PNG, EPS, SVG formatDownloads + Media — Flipgrid



Choice Activities:  

Expressive Faces  


Materials:  Paper, mirror or photograph, pencil, pen, crayons, markers, paints, or computer 


Instructions: Begin by looking at examples of expressive portraits (pictures that show a likeness of a person) by following the links provided. Think about what sort of feelings are being expressed in each portrait and how the artist is adding details (clues that show you what’s happening) to show each emotion.  
Study your face in a mirror, if you have one available, look at a photograph, or even a member of your family. Can you see the different proportions (measurements that are used to compare parts to other parts) of that face? Look at the “Understanding Facial Proportions” picture to the right.  
Lastly, look at the examples of expressive faces picture to the right. What kind of emotion do you want to show in your portrait? How do the shapes and lines change on your face when you’re switching between emotions? Pay attention to those for our last step.  
Now you’re ready to draw! Watch “How to Draw a Face for Kids” by following the link provided. This will give you an easy way to break down the proportions of a face as well as the basic lines and shapes needed to draw a face. Don’t forget to show an expressive emotion and add details before coloring!  


I’d love to see your finished artwork! Show it off by uploading a video to our Flipgrid!

Art Black | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSDDownloads + Media — Flipgrid

Supporting links: 

Leonardo da VinciEdvard MunchPablo PicassoVincent Van Gogh 


How to Draw a Face for Kids  will give you a quick overview of facial proportions and simplified ways of drawing parts of a face. 

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:  

Help Boost Kids' Safety, Privacy, and Security


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Play Digital Passport:  PASSWORD PROTECT

Play Digital Passport:  SHARE JUMPER

Supporting links: 



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!

Sora, by OverDrive - Apps on Google Play Click on icon to access site.

Username:  Student OPS ID# _ _ _ _ _ _ 

Password: MMDDYY (student birthdate) 


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Strings Announcements 

A Message for Hartman 4th & 5th Grade Strings Students- last updated 4/4/2020  

I truly miss seeing you all!  I wish we could gather in Portable 4 and JUST HAVE STRINGS AS USUAL!  And I know your life is not the same without school now.  There are probably some things you enjoy about being home, and some things you miss about school.  You probably miss seeing your friends every day.  Don’t forget that they miss you too!  Your teachers (including me) miss you very much.  I hope you are getting along well. 

You probably miss hearing my outstanding jokes!  Well, groaners anyway.  Here’s my joke of the week:  

Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere! 

If you have any questions about practicing at home, please email me at any time: 


~Mr. James 


Wash your hands frequently 

Maintain social distancing 

Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth 

Practice respiratory hygiene – cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then dispose of the used tissue immediately. 

If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care. 


We can still accomplish a lot this spring: 

You can GAIN INDEPENDENCE!  You can learn to learn without me nearby. 

You can CONTINUE TO GAIN SKILL on your instrument! 




Choose a time of day to practice 20 minutes regularly, six days a week.  Are you a morning person, who thinks clearly and works best then?  Choose a morning time.  Are you an afternoon person?  Choose an afternoon time.  I recommend you stick with the same time each day. 

You can play along with your computer of phone at home! 

You can even adjust the speed! 

Sound Innovations for String OrchestraBk 1 (blue book) 

Online accompaniments are at: 


Enter product code: 34593 


If possible, work with a parent, or with an older string player helping you. 

If you are practicing alone - find a room at home that is private and secluded where you won’t bother others, and your younger siblings won’t be tempted to bother you. 


If your instrument sounds OK, don’t adjust the tuning. 

If it sounds out-of-tune: 

Adjust the fine-tuner screws. 

If that doesn’t help, find a parent or older person who plays a string instrument.  If you bring someone to your house to help you tune, be sure to keep your distance from them and make sure you’re not sharing viruses (see precautions above). 

I do not recommend students tuning the pegs.  You are likely to break strings.  Just finger-practice with the left hand until your instrument can be tuned by a string player. 

Mr. James' Favorite Music Website  
This is a site with a lot of string quartet recordings: 


I recommend you start with Number 16 this week. 



APRIL 13 TO 17:   5th Grade Goal:  I Can Play Music with No Sharps (all naturals) 

  1. REVIEW: Sound Innovations, Exercise 30.  The D Scale!  This will remind you of all the notes in the D scale. 1 minute. 

  1. Exercise 127 The C Scale!  Be sure to play all the notes as naturals.  There are no F sharps or C sharps.  The low C fingering is pictured on Exercise 90. 3 minutes. 

  1. Exercise 128 Same.  All naturals. 5 minutes. 

  1. Exercise 129 There are two things to watch out for.  One is that there are three slurs.  The other is the f and p.  Be sure to play after the f loudly, and after the p softly. 5 minutes. 

  1. Exercise 130 Andante means moderately slow, so don't rush it.  This note of this song are grouped in an unusual way, so even when you play it perfectly it may sound "wrong"!  Again, there are dynamic markings to watch for - p and mf (moderately loud). 5 minutes.  Online accompaniments are at: https://sionline.alfred.com/play/147496 Enter code 34593 

  1. Wipe off rosin with a cloth, loosen your bow, and put instrument SAFELY away in the case so it is safe from younger children. -1 minute. 



Hartman Band Weekly Lesson 

Hello band students! I really miss you all and hope that you are doing well and practicing your instruments at home! I wish this could all be over, but just know that staying home really helps everyone, especially our grandparents or people who have weaker immune systems. It is probably great being home right now, although I am sure you miss your friends. Try to stay positive and use all your extra free time in a positive way! 


All our performances have been cancelled. This really stinks ☹ but unfortunately it means that you do not have to worry about them! You will have these to look forward to in your middle school years. 

HOWEVER, you can still accomplish a lot. Getting better at an instrument is all about practice. It is up to you now to want to invest the time in the instrument. 

SET ASIDE TIME TO PRACTICE: choose a time of day to practice 20 minutes every day, just like we talked about during the year. Keep this same time every day. For example, I always try to practice my instruments right after dinner since this is the easiest time for me to remember. Try to choose a time that is easy for you to remember! 

If you want something extra to do after you are done with your weekly activities, try going to musictheory.net and doing some lessons or exercises on there. Simply go to the top left and click “Lessons” or “Exercises”. There is plenty of knowledge and things to do on that website. 

Another place you can go is sightreadingfactory.com. This provides some free demo songs for you to try out and get better at reading the first time you see music. I will try to get a license for you to have unlimited access. On the home page, click “Try for Free”, “Woodwind” or “Brass”, select your instrument, Level 1, 4/4 time, then “Random Suggested Key Signature”. This should get you set up to try it. If you need help on notes and note names, be sure to look in the back of your book! 

ROOM: If possible, with a parent or an older sibling who played an instrument to help you. Find a room at home that is private and away from others where you will not bother them, and where your younger brothers or sisters will not be able to bother you. 

Got all that? Great! Let us move on to what you should be doing this week. 😊 If you have any questions, email me at Alexander.Lunardi@ops.org or have your parents call me at the school. 

Page 14 #53 and/or #54 


___ I play each note with correct fingering.  

___ I play with good posture.  

___ I use my tongue to start the air of each note. 

 ___ I play rhythms accurately (especially the eighth notes). 

 ___ I play the music using the correct dynamics (piano & forte). 

Terms: page 16-17 

Write the definition of INTERVAL:  


Write the definition of CRESCENDO: 

Write the definition of PICKUP NOTES: 


Draw: Pages 5-16 



You can use a pencil to cross off each number to help you keep track of how many times you played each one! 

Resource Accommodations
Student Accommodations to consider if your student receives Special Education Services.

Mr. Baden                          Ms. McKeon

 mark.baden@ops.org                    heather.mckeon@ops.org 

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

Video conferencing to follow (Check Class Dojo/email on further details)

*Mr. Baden’s Resource Students: Click Microsoft Teams - Wikipedia for TEAMS video/chat conference connection. The link will connect you to direct messaging and video conferencing with Mr. Baden. Students can check in and leave a message.  Mr. Baden looks forward to hearing from you. 

*Ms. McKeon's Resource Students:  Click Microsoft Teams - Wikipedia for TEAMS video/chat conference connection.  The link will connect you to direct messaging and video conferencing with Ms. McKeon.  Students can check in and leave a message.  Ms. McKeon looks forward to hearing from you!

English Language Arts Math
  • 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

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) 
  • Oral reading of directions 
  • Shortened assignments (as needed) 
  • Frequent breaks 
Social Emotional Support

COVID19 Social Story

How Do You Feel Graphic

School Closures Positivity Social Narrative