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4th Grade

Grades 4 Alvarado Elementary School: Learning Menu

For each day, the following are recommendations: (Each of these areas have lesson menus below)

Literacy: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Independent Reading: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Math: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Math Fact practice: 10-15 Minutes Per Day Practice Multiplication/Division Facts 

Science/Social Studies/Technology/Engineering/Art: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Social/Emotional Learning: 15 Minutes Per Day

PE: 20-30 Minutes Per Day



Independent Reading: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

30 minutes

Independently read a book, magazine, article, or literary work of your choice



Literacy: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

30 minutes

Write a paragraph about what you read.  Include the main idea and details.

30 minutes

Draw a picture of your favorite character in your book and write 5 words that describe that character. 

30-60

minutes

Help to cook a recipe with an adult, reading each step in the directions. 4/5th grade- double a recipe

10 minutes

Discuss with a family member(s): What is your favorite book and why? What makes it good? Take turns so everyone shares.

20-30 minutes

Re-read a book you’ve already read. Come up with a new name for the book. Make up a book jacket on a piece of paper. Include a new title and a cover page with a picture. Then put 5 adjectives on the back cover describing the book. (ie: action-packed, funny, heart-warming, captivating)

20 minutes

Book Talk: Pick up a book you’ve already read. Explain to a family member what it’s about and why they should or shouldn’t read it .Discuss how the book would be different if the setting was different, the main character, the climax of the story etc.  Take turns.

20 minutes

Just one Lie: Draw a picture or write a story about something that happened. Put in as much detail as possible. Everything must be truthful except add one thing that isn’t the truth/real. Share it with a family member and ask them if they can figure out the lie.

30 minutes

Informative writing: Think of a person who has made an impact (influenced, had a big effect) on your life. Describe who this person is, how you know them and then describe the role they’ve played in your life. Use three reasons and many details.

20 minutes

What is your opinion about cyberbullying? Explain examples of your thinking and include an introduction and conclusion. 2 paragraphs.

15 minutes

Look at a magazine, mail flyer, or other printed text. Highlight or underline the words you don’t know. Find out what those words mean and try to use them in a sentence.

25 minutes

March is Women’s History Month: Make something nice for your mom or another important woman. Decorate a jar to make a flower vase, make a door hanger for her bedroom, create a coupon book for chores you will do. Then include a letter to her as well.

25 minutes

Write a narrative story on a time in your life when you had to learn a difficult life lesson. Must be at least 2 paragraphs and have all the elements of a narrative: setting, characters, conflict, rising tension, climax, turning point, falling action, and resolution.



Math 30-40 Minutes Per Day

30 minutes

Make arrays with pennies, cereal, dimes, candies, etc and write the multiplication problem that relates.  Write down how you figured out the answer

30 minutes

Pick 4 different words, watch a tv show and graph how many times you hear each word

30 minutes

Go for a walk and create a graph that represents how many times you saw four different objects (for example: dogs, cats, bikes)

15-60 minutes

Choose an activity and note the start and end time.  Figure out the elapsed time of the activity

15 minutes

With chalk or on binder paper, create a number line 1-100 outside. Circle all the multiplies of 2. Bold all the prime numbers. Put a square around all the multiples of 7. Put a star over every factor of 100. 

20-30 minutes

Find the spare change in the house. How many coins did you find? What kinds of coins do you have? Make a bar graph of your coins.  How much money is it? Count it. 

20-30 minutes

Make a calendar of this month and label it with the days of the week and dates. Write in things you’ve done or want to do on your calendar. Fill in a daily schedule for yourself for 5 of the days. What time will you eat, play etc. 

20 minutes

Use a ruler or tape measure to determine the length of a table. What is the width? Height? Find 2 other objects in your home and measure to compare length, width & height of each object in inches or centimeters. 

30 minutes

Collect 5 different containers in your house. Order them with the one that holds the most first. How do you know it has the largest capacity? Design a test to check your thinking.

30 minutes

On a piece of paper, draw a picture of your choosing. Then cut up the picture in only triangles and squares as seen below. Then have a family member put your puzzle back together.

20 minutes

Find a sudoku puzzle. Often sudoku puzzles are found in newspapers or magazines. They also can be bought at stores like Target, Walmart, Lucky’s, and bookstores.  See link far below for a sudoku website.

10 minutes

Look for the use of fractions anywhere in your house. Maybe you will see a fraction written somewhere or you actually use fractions in your life (pieces of pizza or cutting up a birthday cake). Write down the fraction and explain what the fraction means. 


Math Fact Practice 10-15 Minutes Per Day

10-15 minutes

Practice multiplication with flash cards, dice or playing cards. You can also create your own division flash cards and test your speed and accuracy with a family member. 



Science/Social Studies/Technology/Engineering/Art 30-40 Minutes Per Day

30 minutes

Select an object from nature like a leaf, a tree you see from your window, etc. Day 1 draw a rough draft sketch, Day 2 add additional detail to your draft. Day 3 re-draw your draft into a final outline with black pen, Day 4, add color, Day 5, write about your drawing. Write about the object: “What details do you notice about your object? Why do you think the object has these qualities?”

30 minutes

Count the cars or birds you see outside your window in the morning. Make a hypothesis about whether you’ll see less or more cars or birds you’ll see in the afternoon. Write your hypothesis using the sentence, “I believe there will be more/less cars or birds outside my window in the afternoon because---”. Test your hypothesis - count the cars or birds in the afternoon. Was your hypothesis correct? Why do you think it was correct/incorrect? What questions do you have now that you’ve completed your experiment? Write your answers to these questions on the same paper. Day 2-5 test your hypothesis every day creating a table with your count.  See if there are patterns.

30 minutes

Craft a representation of who you want to be when you grow up. Day 1 draw a rough draft sketch, Day 2 add additional detail to your draft. Day 3 re-draw your draft into a final outline with black pen, Day 4, add color, Day 5, write about your drawing following the prompt: “Who do you want to be when you grow up? Why?”

15 minutes

Watch/find the weather report on the news/newspaper. Listen for the high and low temperatures for the day for your city & compare the high and low temperatures from 2 other cities. 

15 minutes

What types of matter do you have in your home? Make a list of solids, liquids, and gases that are in your home.

20-30

minutes

Find 5-10 fresh fruits, vegetables and grains (rice, flour, quinoa etc) from your kitchen. Which ones are fruits? Which ones are vegetables? A fruit develops from the flower of a plant, while the rest of a plant’s parts would be a vegetable. Fruits are often sweeter, while vegetables are more savory. What category are your foods in? Make a table labeled fruit, vegetable and grains and draw a picture in the category in which each food item belongs. Explain your thinking for why you grouped items the way you did. 

15 minutes

Discuss what things are made of in your house. Which things are made of wood?  Which are made of plastic, metal, or stone? How do you think these things are made? Make a table labeled “wood, plastic, metal, stone and other.” Draw a picture of each item in the category in which each item belongs.  

20 minutes

Miracle robot: Design a robot...draw or make a prototype/model if possible.  Explain: What does your robot do?

20 minutes

Discuss and draw/write about: “What is water for?” Day 2: Draw the water cycle. Make a list of as many forms of water you can think of: (rain, rivers, clouds, etc.)

20 

minutes

Design and build a paper airplane that flies far.. Measure how far you can throw it..  Design a 2nd airplane. Which one flew farther? Why do you think one flew farther than the other?  

20 minutes

Day 1: Draw a picture of your favorite animal.  Label all of its important physical characteristics.  On the bottom of your picture, write how 1 of those characteristics helps it survive in its habitat.  Day 2: Write 6-10 sentences about what you know about this animal: diet, habitat, behavior, adaptation...

20 minutes

While sitting, count your heart rate (on your wrist or neck) for 30 seconds and find the beats per minute.  Do jumping jacks for 30 seconds and count your heart rate again in beats per minute. Do jumping jacks and find your heart rate a 3rd time..  Graph your results on a piece of paper. Write to try and explain your results. Write any questions you have.

20 minutes

Day 1: Collect 2 different rocks from your neighborhood.  Make a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the rocks.

Day 2: Collect 2 different leaves from your neighborhood.. Make a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the leaves. 


Social/Emotional 15 Minutes Per Day

15 minutes

Write a letter to a friend. Tell them why you appreciate their friendship and work with an adult to address the letter and put it in the mail.

15 minutes

What are things in your house that make you happy? Find three things and discuss them with a family member. Why does that object, place, or activity make you feel happy?

20 minutes

Look at a picture in a book, magazine, or newspaper of a place. Would you want to go there? Why or why not? Discuss or write about your thoughts.

15 minutes

Call a friend or relative to have a conversation with them. Work on listening attentively. Ask them some questions. Give them a compliment.

20 minutes

Write a few sentences about someone you admire. Why do you appreciate or admire this person?

15 minutes

What is something you can do that you are proud of? Tell someone about it. Ask them to tell you what they are proud about.

10 minutes

Recall a time someone helped you. What did they do? How did that make you feel? What is something you can do to help someone else?

10 minutes

Think of and make a list of 10 things that you can do. What is one more thing you want to be able to do? What will it take for you to be able to achieve that?

15 minutes

Think of a friend or someone you like to be around. What are 3 words that describe them? What do they do or say that makes you like them?

15 minutes

Close your eyes and take five deep breaths. Say three affirmations. (ie: I am strong. I am caring. I am smart.) Open your eyes and feel the strengths within you. You are a gift to the world.


Physical Education: 20-30 Minutes Per Day

20-30 minutes

Take a walk with a parent 

20-30 minutes

Get Active at GoNoodle.com

20-30 minutes

Play music and dance around the room!

20-30 minutes

Play Active Sports Video Games

20-30 

minutes

Find an activity here bit.ly/PE4kids

20-30 minutes

Exercise

  • 5-10 Pushups
  • 5-10 Sit ups
  • 5-10 Burpees
  • 5-10 Jumping Jacks
  • Rest 
  • Repeat

20-30 minutes

Yoga 

https://www.kidsyogastories.com/yoga-in-the-classroom/



OPTIONAL Digital LInk: Can be used to supplement any above subject as needed

Digital Literacy

Getepic.com, Scholastic lessons from home, Actively Learn, Newsela, Dogonews, Tweentribune, Storybird

Razkids Teacher Codes: 

Ms. Leonard:  aleonard12

Mrs. Miceli: lmiceli0

Mr. Snelling: gsnelling

Mr. Trier: dtrier


Epic Books Teacher Codes:

Ms. Leonard: yez6042

Mrs. Miceli: lks2058

Mr. Snelling:: uqg3214

Mr. Trier: mhz0079

Digital Math

Symbaloo, Khan Academy, Freckle , Multiplication.com, Factorization Games , Kids Math TV click fourth grade videos, Xtramath https://sudoku.com/easy/, Prodigy


Freckle Math Teacher Codes

Ms. Leonard: 85f3vn

Mrs. Miceli: q2jjdk

Mr. Snelling:: 3j982z

Mr. Trier: TRIERY

Digital Science

Mystery Science, Edpuzzle

Digital Other

Typing.com, Scratch.org, Youtube Art for Kids Hub?>
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Work with your parent/guardian to choose your own adventure for today!

Find these templates and more at: https://sites.google.com/nhusd.k12.ca.us/nhusd-remote-learning/teacher-resources

Log of Activities Completed- 

Students and Parents should complete this Log of Activities and return it to their teacher once students return from school. 

Literacy: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Math: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Science/Social Studies/Technology/Engineering/Art: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

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Independent Reading: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Math Fact Practice: 10-15 Minutes Per Day

Social/Emotional Learning: 15 Minutes Per Day

PE 20-30 Minutes Per Day

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