Ms. Estis' Class
Welcome to Room 216!!!
I look forward to meeting you at Back to School Night!!
Here is a list for you to work on outside of school:
- What zone are you in? (I am in the _________ zone because I am feeling __________. I am experiencing feelings of _________ because _____________.)
- Calculate the length of the day.
- Complete at least 3 problems from your math review.
Practice your math facts
- Walk around the house and every time you see a number multiply it by the number you are working on.
- Create your own Fact Platter and use it to practice.
- Complete one section from one of your economics books.
Create one of the "Me in a Thinking Map" to show how your life is different while you are on break.
- Circle Map- defining
- Bubble Map- describing qualities
- Double Bubble Map- comparing and contrasting
- Tree Map- classifying
- Flow Map- sequencing
- MultiFlow Map- cause and effect
- Brace Map- part to whole
- Bridge Map- seeing analogies
Read a book. This includes books and text you read online.
- Was your book fiction or non-fiction?
- Who are the characters?
- What is the setting?
- What happened in the plot? (Remember this is not a retelling but just the most important events.)
- What was the conflict?
- How was the conflict solved?
- What is the theme of your book? (If this book was in our classroom library, which book bin would it be in?)
- How would the story be different if it was told through the eyes of a different character?
- If you were in the story, which character would you be?
- Why did the author write this book?
- What is the topic of this book?
- What nonfiction text features are in this book?
- How did the nonfiction text features help your comprehension?
- What is the main idea of the book?
- What details support the main idea?
- Did you learn anything from this book? What did you learn?
- Do you have any questions after reading this book? Where could you look to find the answers to your questions?
- Who in your household is Squid of the Day? Tell them why you believe they have earned that title.
- Play a game with your family.
- Make up a new game and teach it to someone.
- Complete a Zentangle
- Recite the class pledge
- Draw a picture using only quadrilaterals.
- Draw a picture using only triangles.
- Count the change in your guardian's pocket, coin purse. ASK PERMISSION FIRST.
- Help your guardian around the house.
- Ask your family members what they did during a break when they were kids.
- Make a list of all the inventions in your house (lightswitch, toaster, doorbell, dog collar, spoon, that thing you never noticed before.)
- Think about how they have made your life easier.
- Ask your family what invention changed their life. My grandma would say cans! Before canned fruit and vegetables she could only eat what was in season.
- Make a list of inventions you will create.
- Make a list of problems.
- Think of how you can solve two of them.
- Write a story about your adventures.
- Clean your room.
- Contemplate life.
- READ (to yourself, your cat/dog, sibling, cousin, guardian, aunt/ uncle...)