INFORMACIÓN DEL DISTRITO DENISON ISD COVID-19

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Dear Students and Families,

   We sincerely hope all of you are well and staying safe. Your teachers have been working hard to provide you with learning opportunities at home. We encourage you to follow the lesson plans provided and enjoy reviewing skills you have mastered this year as well as new learning.

   The reading and writing assignments can be done as a family. Please use books you have at home, picture books online, or passages provided at your school. Students K-6 can work together using the same book.

   Math and Science lessons have fun videos to watch and activities to pick and choose from. Some videos feature DISD teachers you may recognize!

If you need a hard copy of materials posted online, they are available on your campus. Schools are open between the hours of 9:00am to noon.

   Your education is so important to us. We have supplied a daily schedule with suggested times for learning, eating, exercising and playing.

We miss you dearly and hope to see you soon.

DISD Teachers

READING LINKS

These are some of the best online resources for picture book read-a-louds and materials:

 

Paper packets (can be picked up at school) will include Kindergarten level fiction and non-fiction stories and articles.​

MATH LINKS

P.E. LINKS

I-Station Instructions for Parents and Students

 

When students log into I-Station for the first time on or after April 1, it will prompt them to a test.  I-Station gives them a test at the beginning of each month to monitor their progress.  This should be completed independently.  The length of the test depends on how well your child is doing.  It could last 20-40 min. There is an icon at the bottom that shows that they are in the test. It is a blue box that says ISIP.  Once that icon disappears the test is over.  Most of the students are familiar with this and know when the test is over. 

 

Daily practice- students need to do I-station a minimum of 20 minutes a day (M-F).  If they log out before 20 minutes it will start the lesson over the next time they log in.  

 

How to download I-station at home. 

1.     Have your student log into Clever from www.denisonisd.net 

2.     Click I-station and download to the type of computer, I-pad etc. that you have. 

3.     After it downloads the I-station log in screen pops up.  Do not log in here. 

4.     Go back to Clever and log back in. 

5.     Then, you should be able to click on I-station and it doesn't require a log in. 

Your child will go to Clever every time after the program has been downloaded. 

HOW TO USE OUR ONLINE LEARNING 

LESSONS

LESSON PLANS WITH LINKS

Note: TEKS refers to the list of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 

4th Grade – Week of April 6 

 

 Monday, April 6 

  

ELAR (60 Minutes)

This week is all about poetry. TEKS covered will be: 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7G and 9B 

 

The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #2. 

  • Prepare to Read: Look at page 46 in the myBook. Discuss characteristics of poetry and set a purpose for reading. Review the critical vocabulary. 

  • Read: The Great Barrier Reef by Robert Schechter on pp. 48-49.  

  • Discuss: What questions are you asking yourself? What questions do you have for the poet, Robert Schechter? 

  • Writing Prompt: Please answer the following in complete sentences on a sheet of paper or in a writing journal. (1) What do you think the poet’s background is? Why?  (2) What is the setting of this poem? How do you know? 

  • Extension: Find the Great Barrier Reef on a map or globe. Research the types of life living on the Great Barrier Reef by using a kid-safe research site (scroll down past advertising sites) such as www.kidrex.org 

 

  • Note to families of students with dyslexia: You will be receiving a phone call from your child’s dyslexia teacher to adjust ELAR plans to meet the individual needs of each student. 

 

Math 

Envision Lesson 14-1: Points, Lines, and Planes (TEKS 4.6A, 4.1A, 4.1D, 4.1E, 4.1G) 

 

Science 

TEKS: 4.9A 

Unit 10: How Do Organisms Obtain and Use Food? 

  • Lesson Vocabulary: 

    • nutrients

    • producers

    • consumer 

    • energy

    • photosynthesis

    • decomposers 

  • Please add the above vocabulary to page 439 

  • Complete Engage Your Brain! Page 439 Question “ How does the caterpillar get energy?” 

  • Lesson 1: A Bite of Energy pages 440-441 Complete the Question:  “How Do you Meet Your Needs?”  

  •     The Food Makers pages 442-443 Complete the Question:  “The Ins and Outs of Photosynthesis”  

  • Watch Videos: 

 

 Tuesday, April 7 

 

ELAR (60 Minutes)

This week focuses on poetry.  The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #2. 

  • Prepare to Read: It is important to provide some background knowledge about the Mariana Trench and underwater exploration before reading this poem. Read the text in yellow at the top of page 50. If you have access, watch https://tinyurl.com/qn8t3v6 

  • Read: The Mariana Trench by X.J. Kennedy on pp. 50. Read at least three times. 

  • Discuss: How did re-reading help you make sense of the text? What is the text structure of the poem? How many stanzas are there? How many lines in each stanza? Is there a rhyme scheme? 

  • Writing Prompt: Personification is giving human characteristics to inanimate objects. What is being personified in the first stanza of the poem? How do you know? Why is the poet using personification? 

  • Extension: Find the Mariana Trench on a map or globe. Research the types of life living in the Mariana Trench by using a kid-safe research site such as www.kidrex.org 

 

 

Math 

Envision Lesson 14-1: Points, Lines, and Planes

(TEKS 4.6A, 4.1A, 4.1D, 4.1E, 4.1G) 

 

 

Science 

TEKS: 4.9A 

Unit 10 How Do Organisms Obtain and Use Food? 

  • Lesson Vocabulary: 

    • nutrients

    • producers

    • consumers

    • energy

    • photosynthesis

    • decomposers 

  • Lesson2: 

    • The Food Eaters pages 444-445 

    • The Clean-Up Crew pages 446-447 

  • Watch Video: Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

  • Read Pgs. 444-447 in the Science Fusion Textbook 

  • Complete the Questions: 

    • “Do the Math! Find Fractions” page 444 (Hint: You must divide amount of food the animal eats each day by how much the animal weighs) 

    • “What would It Look Like?” page 446 

 

 Wednesday, April 8 

 

ELAR (60 Minutes)

This week focuses on poetry. The assignments this week come from your child’s HMH Into Reading myBook #2. 

  • Prepare to Read: Read the text in yellow at the top of page 51.  

  • Read: Mount Everest by Carol R. Baik on page 51. Re-read and see if you can find an example of personification. 

  • Discuss: What is the text structure of this poem? Why did the poet choose this text shape? Which word best describes the feeling that the poet creates in this poem? 

  • Writing Prompt: Please answer in complete sentences. (1) If you wanted to tell a friend about this poem, what would you say? (2) What is another good title for this poem? Why? (3) What does this poet make you think about? 

  • Extension: Find Mount Everest on a map or globe. Research Mount Everest by using a kid-safe research site such as www.kidrex.org 

 

Math 

Envision Lesson 14.2 (Volume 2) TEKS:  4.6A, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1D, 4.1E, 4.1F, 4.1G 

  • Vocabulary: 

    • line segment

    • ray

    • right angle

    • acute angle

    • obtuse angle

    • straight angle 

  • Watch Video: https://youtu.be/FghmjZooQIg 

  • Read Pages: 769-770  

  • Complete Problem Numbers: 1-6, 8-11, 20 

 

Science 

TEKS: 4.9A 

Unit 10: How Do Organisms Obtain and Use Food? 

  • Lesson Vocabulary: 

    • nutrients

    • producers

    • consumers

    • energy

    • photosynthesis

    • decomposers 

  • Review Sum It Up and Brain Check 

  • Watch Video: 

  •  

  • Complete:  

    • Sum It Up page 448 

    • Brain Check page 449-450 

    • Use pages 439-447 in the Science textbook to complete pages. 

 

 

 Thursday, April 9 

 

ELAR (60 Minutes) 

Now that we know information about The Great Barrier Reef, the Mariana Trench and Mount Everest, let’s write a haiku about each one (three haikus in all). A haiku is a type of poem that always has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line seven syllables and the third line has 5 syllables. Watch this video for instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlD02laRF_g&feature=youtu.be 

  • Writing and Drawing Prompt: Scan the poems (pp. 48-51) to find traits of each natural wonder. Use those traits to create a haiku about them.  Or use your imagination and write a haiku about visiting each of those places. Illustrate at least one of the haikus and give your masterpiece(s) to someone special.  

  • Extension: Write a haiku about staying at home and missing school. Here is an example: 

Schools are closed right now 

I miss students and schedules 

Virus, go away! 

 

 

Math 

Envision Lesson 14.2 (Volume 2) 4.6A, 4.1A, 4.1B, 4.1D, 4.1E, 4.1F, 4.1G 

  • Vocabulary: 

    • line segment

    • ray

    • right angle

    • acute angle

    • obtuse angle

    • straight angle 

  • Watch Video: https://mathantics.com/lesson/angle-basics 

  • Read Pages: 771-772  

  • Complete Problem Numbers: 1-3, 6,8,9,10,13 

 

 

Science 

TEKS: 4.9A 

Unit 10 How Do Organisms Obtain and Use Food? 

  • Lesson Vocabulary: 

    • nutrients

    • producers

    • consumers

    • energy

    • photosynthesis

    • decomposers 

  • Today, you will go on a Scavenger Hunt with your family.   

  • Complete the Ecosystem Scavenger Hunt found in the Science Materials PDF 

 

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