April 23, 2020 Day#140 Distance Learning

April 23, 2020 (Day #140)  Happy Birthday Ella Kathleen!

Remember these times are a suggestion, not a requirement. The goal is 1-2 hours of work.

Essential Standards

  1. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future. Today you will practice acting out verbs by playing a verb game! You will also practice saying and acting out your own verbs for the game.
  2. SLE: We are Christ-Centered People who pray with intention and reverence and participates actively in liturgy and faith traditions. Today you will have the opportunity to participate in our whole-school mass! Remember to sing and pray along as we watch Fr. Crispin lead us in mass on Facebook Live.
  3. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem. Today you will learn about the giraffe! You will learn how a giraffe’s body is designed to help it survive in the African Savannah. You will also ask and answer questions about animals. For example, why does a giraffe have such long legs and a long neck?


8:30-9:00 Morning Message (Video)

Materials Needed:  Ocean Log, Easter Path, pencil box

Dolphin Sharing Corner

Easton’s Aladdin’s Lamp Spelling

Maggie’s Roaring Spelling

Look what Peter found at the beach!

Max’s cool spelling sort!

Andy’s Earth Day Activity

Hanna and Hannah doing their art together!

Maggie’s Grassland sentence!

Hanna’s Easter Cross

Vinnie’s Easter cross!

Bunny Art with Hanna

9:00-9:30 Daily 5 Listening to Reading

You are welcome to use the app “Teach your Monster to Read”.  You can also listen to a story online (see Mrs. Longton’s website) or use EPIC and choose your own story.

Writing Lesson with Mrs. Costa on verbs

Materials needed: Verb List Worksheet

Here is a mini introduction by Mrs. Costa: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VSecx8XCblU8o0WXCsi8BUw7B2nwGLCV/view?usp=sharing

Here is a link to watch it in action: https://safeYouTube.net/w/7je8

Here is the song only: https://safeYouTube.net/w/eke8

Verb List

 9:30-10:00 School Mass

Please join online for our first virtual all-school mass! This Thursday, April 23rd, at 9:30am on the Parish Facebook page, we will livestream mass with Principal Bernadette O’Leary as lector, and with a special message to students and parents from Father Crispin. The worship aid is available on the St. John School & Parish website.



Zoom Reading Groups

10:30  Accuracy 1: 4, 15, 20, 22, 26

11:00 Comprehension 2: 5, 27, 24, 2, 9, 17


Break:  Go outside, exercise, or dance!


10:00-10:30 Spelling

Speed sort

Play a game (go fish, tic-tac-toe, baseball guess the word)

Optional:  word search attached or check out Spelling City Link

Miss Brito’s Group-Word search


Mrs. Costa’s Group-Word search


Mrs. Jessup’s Group-Word Search


10:30-11:00 Ella’s Birthday Book and Star Dolphin Sharing

Materials needed: Birthday book page (attached)


Watch the video with Ella R and then use the birthday page (attachment in email) to make a page for him. Scan it or take a picture of it and email it back to me.

We can wish her a Happy Birthday on our Friday Zoom Meet-up


Watch video of Ella sharing her poster and 3 things.  If you have a compliment or question for her, save it for our Zoom meeting on Friday.

Ella’s Sharing Video Part 1

Ginger the cat: Ella’s Sharing Video Part 2


Prayer time:  Find a quiet place, turn off lights, and play the song, “Oceans/You Make me Brave”



11:00-12:00 Lunch and Break


12:00-12:30 Quiet Time

You can rest, draw a picture, write in a journal, do a puzzle, or read quietly



12:30-1:30 Math Stations

Materials Needed: Math Games packet

You are welcome to choose Math by Yourself, Math with someone, or Math writing.  You can choose from the Math games packet I sent home with you, play prodigy, practice math facts on Xtramath app, or another app that is math related.  Check our Ms. Guidaitis’ website: https://math.st-johnschool.org/important-links/  She has a lot of online and family games that you can play during this time.




1:30 Snack, Storytime, and Break

It’s Humphrey Time!


1:45-2:15 Spanish

Check out this link from Senora Blanca



2:15-2:45 Science

Materials: Giraffe sheet for labeling, pencil

Watch this first! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QzUIcTAOziDlpxZ31ZQHDtkIRAAAjswM

Giraffe-use this to label parts



Optional links below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_P-2VB0quM (Sound Giraffes make)

You can draw a giraffe by watching this video here: https://safeYouTube.net/w/INZ7