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Assignments are broken down by day for each subject area in the Seesaw daily folders. 

12:00 dismissal every Wednesday.   


May 3-7 

Thursday:  visit to the middle school



Focus over an author’s purpose

M:  Breaking the Silence

T:  assessment over Breaking the Silence

W: At Your Fingertips

Th:  assessment over At Your Fingertips

F:  Eastern Influence 

Fluency:  phrases


Science:  Changing Earth

M:  video / T chart

T:  Weathering and Erosion


Th: Weathering and Erosion / How are Canyons Formed?  Lab

F:  Soil Erosion / Writing assignment



M:  prime and composite numbers

T:  Number patterns

W:  Customary units of measurement

Th:  Compare customary units

F:  Customary Units of Weight


Cursive:  p 68-69 punctuation and practice

TTL4: lesson 22

Amplify and i-Ready: 45-60 minutes per week

Spelling:  review any lessons U1-5

Second Step:  Social Thinking read aloud Say Something! by Peter H Reynolds




April 26-30 

Thursday:  Mrs. Hospo / Bus evacuation drill



U5 W5 Digging Up the Past / How can learning about the past help you understand the present? 

M:  Vocab

T:  Informational article / Where It All Began

W:  Proverbs and Adages

Th:  Informational articles / Our Spanish Beginnings / History’s Mysteries 

F:  Test Science In Your Bones, 6 questions

Fluency:  Eastern Influence



M:  Narrative rubric / reflect and edit / 2nd draft

T:  video / writing checklist / edit / 3rd draft

W: -

Th:  read story to 3 friends / record on flipgrid

F:  4 point scale opportunity / view flipgrid story recordings



Fractions / Decimals / Money / Factors / Multiples


Cursive:  numerals and math symbols

TTL4:  lesson 21

Amplify / i-Ready:  45 minutes of each

Spelling: U5 W5 consonant and le syllables

Second Step:  L22 review




April 19-23

ISASP testing continues this week:  Monday, Thursday, and Friday make up tests / Tuesday and Wednesday Language essays



U5 W4 continue Zoom In / What can you discover when you look closely at something? 

M:  Fantasy / The Incredible Shrinking Potion 

T: Wonders Test Stargazing / 6 questions

W:  ISASP testing

Th: Teacher’s choice: fantasy or tall tales wrap-up, read aloud

F:  Teacher’s choice: fantasy or tall tales wrap-up, read aloud

Fluency:  Words that add e to the ending 


Math:  Module 12

M: Tenths as fractions and decimals

T: Hundredths as fractions and decimals


Th:  Equivalent fractions and decimals

F:  Compare decimals


Cursive:  pg 64-65 written response, alignment, and margins

TTL4:  assessment A5

Spelling:  U5 W4 continued r-controlled vowel syllables

Second Step:  L21 Peer Pressure

Amplify and i-Ready 45-60 minutes of each



April 12-16

Classroom Counseling on Monday

ISASP testing on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 



U5 W4 Zoom In / What can you discover when you look closely at something?  

M:  Vocab / Your World Up Close 

T: Expository Text and Sequencing

W:  ISASP / have a library book

Th:  Antonyms

F:  A Drop of Water / Sequence and Summarize

Fluency:  At Your Fingertips


Math: Division


Cursive:  page 62-63

TTL4: lesson 20

Amplify and i-Ready

Spelling U5 W4 r-controlled vowel syllables

Second Step:  L20 Taking Responsibility for your Actions 


April 5-9


U5 Wk 3 Inventions / How can inventions solve problems?  

M:  Intro / vocab page 334-337

T: Stephanie Kwolek: Inventor page 338-345, biography

W:  Ben Franklin page 406-421 / Problem Solution graphic organizer

Th:  Energy Is Everywhere page 424-427 / Greek and Latin roots

F:  Weekly assessment / Staying Fresh (refrigerator)

Fluency:  Breaking the Silence 



ISASP practice tests are this week


Math:  continue practice, interventions, and small groups with division


Cursive:  W, X, Y, Z

TTL4: lesson 20

Spelling U5 W3:  Google classroom / vowel teams

Amplify and i-Ready


March 29-April 2

No school on Friday / Good Friday / Easter weekend


Reading continue U5 W2 

Fluency:  Compound Words

M:  The Great Man of Nebraska / Westward Ho / Homework:  questions

T:  John Henry / Transcontinental Railroad / Homework:  questions

W:  Wonders reading test  Land of Their Own (about the westward movement)Westward Bound page 402-405 Lit Anthology / Homework: questions

Th:  John Henry video link / Wonderopolis 

F:  No School / Good Friday


Science / Writing / Grammar

M:  4 examples of graphic organizers to plan a story.  The Little Golden Key

T: Choose 1 of the 4 from Monday / plan story / real or imagined fiction / start graphic organizer for story outline

W: none

Th: finalize graphic organizer and story plan.  Read to a friend and discuss your story plan.

F:  no school 


Math:  division practice and reteaching with small groups this week.  Assessment on Wednesday.  


Cursive:  page 58-59 P, Q, V, U

TTL4:  lesson 19

Amplify and i-Ready:  45-60 minutes each

Second Step:  L20 Taking Responsibility

Spelling:  U5 W2 open syllables continued




March 22-26

U5:  What helps you understand the world around you?   U5 W2 What are some reasons people moved west?

Fluency:  Working on the Weather (tall tale)

M:  SS Westward Expansion / Homework: Cumberland Gap, mountain range, hardships

T:  SS Louisiana Purchase / Lewis and Clark / Homework:  2 questions

W:  Tall Tales page 320-331 in Reading Writing Workshop Book / Homework: vocab

Th:  The Adventures of Sal Fink / Traveling the Mississippi / Homework:  2 questions

F:  Apples to Oregon page 384-399 / Homework:  homographs and questions


Writing / Grammar:  Fictional Narratives

M:  The Little Golden Key- describe how dialogue helps understand the fictional narrative / Explain appropriate conclusion

T:  The Dream Jar- realistic fiction / Explain appropriate conclusion / list descriptive words and phrases

W: none

Th:  Suki’s Kimono- realistic fiction narrative / Explain realistic fiction / Examples of descriptive details and appropriate conclusion

F:  Using quotation marks for dialogue / Describe rules / Read examples and add correct punctuation to the dialogue


Math: begin division Volume 1 workbook / Module 6

M: L1 Represent Division

T:  L2 Investigate remainders 

W: L3 Interpret remainders

Th: assessment

F:  reteach / review the week


Cursive:  page 56-57 M, N, H, K

TTL4:  lesson 18

Amplify and i-Ready:  45-60 minutes each 

Second Step:  L19 Solving Playground Problems

Spelling:  U5 W2 open syllables


March 15-19 No School / Spring Break


March 8-12

Reading:  U5 Figure It Out / What helps you understand the world around you? 

U5 W1 In what ways do people show they care about one another?

M:  Into / Vocab page 304-309

T:  Genre / Problem Solution/ Sadie's Game page 310-317

W:  Simile Metaphor / What If It Happened to You?  pages 380-383

Th:  Mama, I'll Give You The World page 362-377 / In what ways do people show they care about one another? 

F: A Neighbor's Helping Hand / 8 questions



M:  Stargazing U4 W4 leveled reader, read chapter 2/Explain constellation diagram page 7

T:  Read Star book on EPIC / Expand on yesterday’s work

W: -

Th:  EPIC: Using Sights in the Sky Constellations connect star diagrams

F:  Connect Dots in the Sky (youtube) / Make up their own constellation and create their own myth/legend/story


Math:  Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers (Module 15 page 391)

M:  M15 L1 page 391-394 +/- Fractions

T: M15 L2 page 395-398 Rename Fractions and Mixed Numbers

W: M15 L3 page 399-404 +/- Mixed Number

Th: M15 L4 page 405-408 Rename Mixed Numbers to Subtract

F: M15 L5 page 409-412 Properties to add fractions and mixed numbers


Cursive:  page 54-55 cursive practice

Type to Learn:  lesson 17

Amplify and i-Ready 45-60 minutes per week for each

Second Step:  lesson 18 Making a Plan

Spelling:  U5 W1 closed syllables



March 8-12


2021 Read Across America Activities

March 1- March 5, 2021 Dress Up Days

Monday: The Sleep Book - Students can wear pajamas

Tuesday: The Cat in the Hat Returns - Students can wear a hat

Wednesday: Oh the Places You’ll Go - Students can dress up as their future career choice

Thursday: Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You? - Students can wear farmer or cowboy/girl clothing

Friday: The Cat in the Hat - Students can wear red, white, or black clothing


March 1-5

U4 W6 Read Across America / Black History wrap up from February

M:  Black history activities 

T: Text Evidence / Facts about Dr. Seuss

W:  Fractions with fish and drawing the fish/fishbowl

Th:  Oh the Places I’ll Go:  writing about their future

F:  Read Across America Bingo with Heather and classes at Shannon


Writing / Grammar

M:  pronouns / leveled reader activity throughout the week

T:  Reflexive pronouns

W: none

Th:  present tense pronouns

F:  possessive pronouns


Math:  multiplication of fractions by a whole number

M:  formative check point / reteach

T:  module review game / reteach

W:  formative check point

Th:  challenge wkst

F:  summative / Are you ready?  module 15


Cursive: page 52-53 poster / fill in the blank

Spelling:  none/review

Second Step:  L17 Solving Problems part 2

TTL4:  lesson 16

Amplify and i-Ready 


February 22-26

Monday:  Mrs. Hospo classroom counseling

Wednesday:  ½ day in-person learning for students, no online learning


Reading U4 W5 Achievements / How do writers look at success in different ways? 

M:  Intro / vocab / poetry 

T:  Narrative poetry genre

W:  Look at poetry books from the classroom, library, and online

Th:  poetry performance / assess poetry reading fluency

F:  Wonders Test: A Friendly Contest 

Fluency:  Cross Country Race poem



M:  3 questions about how energy can change

T:  make a list of the equipment needed for an experiment showing how energy changes

W: none

Th: Conduct experiment

F:  Energy Summative / 10 sentences about how energy can change



M:  Summative +/- fractions, begin module 16 multiplying fractions

T:  Multiples of Unit Fractions

W: Multiples of Fractions

Th: Multiplication of Fractions by a whole number

F: Formative assessment #1 Multiplying fractions by a whole number


Cursive:  page 50-51 I J review sentences and phrases

Spelling:  U4 W5 variant vowels

Type to Learn: lesson 16

Amplify and i-Ready 



February 15-19

Wednesday:  ½ day for students, no online learning


Reading U4 W4 Wonders in the Sky / How do you explain what you see in the sky?

M:  Vocab / expository text / read aloud :  Pictures in the Sky

T:  page 280-283 in the reading workshop book Wonders in the Night Sky / Cause and Effect / Context Clues/ shared personal photos of Dani’s trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights last November. 

W:  page 336-350 Why Does the Moon Change Shape / Cause and Effect / comprehension check / author’s purpose

Th:  page 352-355 How It Came to Be (myth)/ comprehension check / expository / Greek and Latin root

F:  Wonders Test Stories in the Sky (5 questions: meanings of words, synonyms, context clues)

Fluency:  Stars: Lights in the Night Sky


Science / Writing

M: peer editing narrative

T: Make wind turbine (pinwheel)

W: none

Th: Finish final draft narrative score: narrative scale / score: writing process scale

F: Summative main idea 2nd paragraph



M: formative assessment #2 decomposing fractions

T: Summative decomposing fractions / formative #1 addition and subtraction of fractions

W: Formative #2 addition and subtraction of fractions

Th: Fraction parts of 10 and 100

F: formative assessment #3 addition and subtraction of fractions / review 


Cursive:  page 48-49 T, F, S, G

Spelling U4 W4 diphthongs ?oi? /ou/ 

Second Step:  L15 Handling Put Downs

Type to Learn 4:  lesson 15

Amplify: 45-60 minutes

i-Ready: 45-60 minutes 


February 8-12

MAP Testing in the AM: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Reading U4 W3 Breakthroughs / How do inventions and technology affect your life?

M:  Create digital Valentine’s to share with all 4th graders

T:  Weekly intro/ Icebox story / Vocab / Homework: vocab assignment

W:  A Telephone Mix-Up story / Point of View / Historical fiction / Homework: synonyms and comprehension question

Th:  A Moon Over Star story / 3-2-1 Spin-Off / Inventions / Historical Fiction/ Homework: historical fiction genre activity and opinion

F:  Wonders assessment:  Way to Go, Grandma


Fluency:  Valentine’s Day passage

Cursive:  page 46-47 L, D, B, R

Spelling: U4 W3 words with /u/

Second Step:  

Type to Learn 4:  lesson 14

Amplify and i-Ready:  45 to 60 minutes in each program for the week


Math:  Fractions

M: add and subtract fractions 

T:  addition / parts of a whole

W-F:  fractions


Science / Writing: Renewable Energy 

M-F: activities this week about renewable energy

MAP testing will fill most of our science time in the mornings 


February 1-5

U4 W2 Leadership / Why do people run for public office?

M:  Intro / vocab/ read-aloud Elephant vs Monkey / vocab homework

T:  The Time Specs 3000 / fantasy / point of view / idioms / idiom homework

W:  LaRue for Mayor / point of view / author's purpose and author's purpose homework

Th:  Bringing Government Home / old amended Iowa laws / homework is fantasy worksheet

F:  Wonders Test:  Running for Mayor (Alita) 5 questions


Fluency:  The Sheep in the Wilderness


Science / Writing

M:  graphic organizer from 1/27 write narrative story

T:  Types of Renewable Energy

W:  Wind Turbine

Th:  Renewable Energy

F: Writing formative over the character Alita



M: equivalent fractions formative #3 / review for module

T:  summative on equivalent fractions / Are You Ready 

W:  2 Seesaw activities on fractions

Th:  decompose fractions

F: decompose fractions


Cursive:  page 44-45 A. O, C, E

Spelling: U4 Wk2 y to i

Second Step

TTL4: lesson 13


January 25-29

Reading:  U4W1 How do writers treat the same topic?  Our Government / Why do we need government?

M:  Intro into Unit 4, Our Government / Vocab

T: Child Labor Laws / A World Without Rules

W:  See How They Run (City, State, and Federal leaders)

Th: The Birth of American Democracy / Latin Roots

F:  Yellowstone Wonders Test


Fluency:  We the People



M:  Equivalent fractions

T: Common multiple / equivalent fractions formative assessment #1

W:  Common denominator

Th: Compare fractions: common numerator and denominator

F:  Equivalent fractions formative #2


Science / Writing

M:  Morse code

T:  Water drops (energy waves, motion)

W:  Fictional narratives

Th:  Energy waves

F:  Yellowstone 


Cursive:  written response in cursive

Spelling:  inflectional endings

Second Step:  Calming Down Anger

Type to Learn 4:  lesson 12

Grammar:  U4 pronouns




January 18-22

U3 W6 Social Studies

M:  Slavery / Trade Routes

T:  Slavery’s Role and Impact

W: Follow the Drinking Gourd (Google Classroom)

Th:  Slavery on Plantations and in American Culture

F: Slavery in the Colonies / Review



M: Equivalent Fractions

T and W: Compare Fractions using visual models

Th: Compare Using Benchmarks

F: Fraction Equivalence


Science / Writing 

M and T:  Circuits

W: Electrical Energy

Th and F: writing about electrical energy


Cursive:  phrases and connectives

Spelling:  no new spelling this week, review Unit 3 on Google Classroom

Second Step:  L11 Managing Strong Feelings

Type to Learn:  lesson 11

Amplify and i-Ready



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Peyton Hynick
Jorja Jacobs
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Maci Manternach
Daniel Mathis
Sophia Moine
Tyler Morgan
Sawyer Rance
Brogan Schwendinger
Camryn Spence
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2020-2021 Amended School Calendar



Spelling Lists

Unit 1

Spelling Unit 1 Week 1.pdf

Spelling Unit 1 Week 2.pdf

Spelling Unit 1 Week 3.pdf

U1 Wk4 updated.docx

Spelling Unit 1 Week 5.pdf


Unit 2

Unit2Week1 Spelling.pdf

Unit 2 Week 2.docx

Unit 2 Week 3 Three letter blends.docx

Unit 2 Week 4 r controlled vowels.docx

Unit 2 Week 5 Suffixes.docx


Unit 3

Unit 3 Week 1 Spelling.docx

Unit 3 Week 2 Spelling.docx

Unit 3 Week 3 Spelling.docx

Unit 3 Week 4 Spelling.docx

Unit 3 Week 5 Spelling.docx


Unit 4

Sp. U4 Wk 1 Inflectional endings.docx

Sp. U4 Wk 2 inflectional endings y to i.docx

Sp. U4 Wk 3 words with u sound.docx

Sp. U4 Wk 4 diphthongs oi and ou.docx

Sp. U4 Wk 5 variant vowel o.docx


Unit 5

U5 Wk 1 Closed syllables.docx

U5 Wk 2 Open syllables.docx

U5 Wk 3 Vowel Teams.docx

U5 Wk 4 r-controlled vowel syllables.docx

U5 Wk 5 consonant + le syllables.docx


Unit 6

U6 Wk 1 Words with en.docx

U6 Wk 2 Homophones.docx

U6 Wk 3 prefixes.docx

U6 Wk 4 Suffixes.docx

U6 Wk 5 Prefixes and suffixes.docx


How to Use Google Docs at Home:  GoogleDocsatHome.pdf


Good math websites that are free:






Type to Learn 4

go to:  Sunburst Digital

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Username:  (individual to each student)

password:  panthers1



My email is: steph.isaac@monticello.k12.ia.us 


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