Monge-ELA: Weekly Update Part 2 – 4/8

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Grade 4 Weekly Update (part 2) 4/8/2020

A good, rainy morning to all you fourth graders!  This is the second of our weekly updates.  In this update, you will find information and links to activities that you can be doing at home.  We strongly encourage everyone to do their best to follow along with the posted assignments. These assignments are meant to reinforce skills already learned during the year.

Journaling/Independent Writing or Project

One thing that I have been doing quite a bit of is journaling.  I have been trying to keep a record of what I do each day.  For example, yesterday after a few zoom meetings, I took my daughter for a walk and then we had a brief visit with our neighbor’s dog (from a safe distance of course).

All of you have access to a journal through our google classroom.  I have posted entries for 25 days.  I have also included a sample journal and a list of descriptive words.  You can access the journal at (remember to choose Monge Grade 4 ELA) and clicking on the assignments tab.  Please note, you will need to be logged in with your hps username (e-mail).  If you need this, please message me and I will send it to you.    If you prefer not to use google classroom, you can handwrite your journal, take a picture and send it to me.

If you would rather not journal, you could do some type of independent research project or a writing activity.  One example would be to write directions to a game we could play in our next zoom.  You could choose one of the following: Charades, Rock, Paper, Scissors, I Spy, War, or something else of your choosing. You should spend about 30 minutes a day writing/working on an independent project.

Readworks and Newsela

Each morning a new Readworks article is available for you to read and answer questions about.  The first article of the day set is on animals.   You can access these here and entering the class code, 3K4LGX. I would ask that you complete the questions at the end of the reading. We will discuss these articles in our Zoom on Monday, 4/13

In addition to the Readworks article of the day, I have posted two follow up articles on newsela to the Zuriel Oduwole article you read last week.  These articles continue to discuss the amazing things young people are doing around the world Those can be accessed through  (class code: A4QR4G) and will be discussed in our class zoom on Monday 4/13.  I would ask that you complete the 4 questions and writing prompt before our Zoom

You should spend 30 minutes per day working on Readworks and Newsela.

Ted Talks

These talks are Fun, informative and captivating talks to inspire young minds.

If you would like to learn more about Zuriel Oduwole, here is the link to her Ted Talk on the impact youth can have in making a global difference

Here is the link for another Ted Talk about a father and son who are traveling around the country in search of young people making a difference

You can also search for your own.  Here is the link

I would ask everyone to choose one ted talk to watch on their own and write down 3-5 things you learned.  Be prepared to share with the class in our Zoom next Friday, 4/17 Reading

I would also like to remind you about, where you can read a variety of different books.  Our class code is rnr5828.   You should be reading independently for 30 minutes a day.

Below is a  schedule of what work looks like for each day.


Posted Readings- 30 minutes – reading and answering the questions from the Readworks article of the day and the posted Newsela article

Independent Writing – 30 minutes – You can choose to do writing in your 4 square journal or a journal of your choosing.  Watching a ted talk of your choosing and writing down 3-5 things you have learned.  Writing directions for a game or doing an independent research project

Independent Reading- 30 minutes – Independent reading (this is a great time to use

30 Minutes – Art (Check out what Ms. D has posted on both Hps at home and Dojo)

30 Minutes – Math (see Mrs. Rodriguez’s assignment posts)

30 Minutes – Physical Activity (Ms. Kennedy has posted some great suggestions)


If you can’t get outside, check out this website for some amazing movement breaks


Weekly Zoom Schedule:

Monday 9:30 am – 10:15 am with Mr. Monge

Tuesday 9:30 am – 10:15 am with Mrs. Rodriguez

Friday 9:30 am – 10:15 am with both <NOTE: This Friday there will be no Zoom>

Office Hours:

I am also available to meet individually on zoom.  Please send a dojo message or e-mail to schedule a time.

Keep up the amazing work!

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Mr. Monge


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