•                              October 19-23/2020
    Dear Parents,
    Here is the homework for Monday through Friday.  For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments.  If your child spends 30 minutes on an IXL exercise and still hasn't achieved an 85%, they can stop working on that one.  We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am.  The code will be with Friday's homework  requirements.    Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day.  Pick one of the following for them to do each day: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity. 
     
    Homework for:
    Monday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, d.10
                   2. Myon- Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans, test on AR
                   3. 10 sentence electronic  journal entry about the weekend, draw a picture on the screen using the seesaw drawing tools below your journal entry of something from your story
                   4.  Read  book of your choice for 30 minutes.
                   5. Exercise
                    6. alphabetize your spelling words on seesaw, number your words
                   7.  IXL Science m.3
     
    Tuesday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, d.11
                    2.  Myon- Surviving the Journey...Oregon Trail, test on AR
                    3.  Electronic 10 sentence long summary about  Surviving the Journey...Oregon Trail.  Start with your name, then the title and then tell what the book was about in 10 sentences or more. 
                     4.  Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                      5.  Exercise
                      6.  Study for your spelling test  by writing your words three times each, test is  tomorrow
     
    Wednesday,  1.  IXL, 4th, Social Studies, G.1
                          2.  Myon-Juliane's Story,  Test on AR
                          3.  Write one 5-10 sentence long paragraph on Seesaw about what the book  you're currently reading is about. Make sure you mention the main characters, the setting  and the plot.
                          4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                          5. Do one nice thing for a person
                          6. Exercise
                         
                         
     
    Thursday,       1.  Accelerated Math, Do the exercise
                           2.  Work in Freckle math for 30 minutes.
                           3.  Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                           4.  Exercise
                           5.  Myon-, Truth about Dogs, test on AR
                            6. On Seesaw, write one 5 sentence long paragraph about what you did for exercise today. 
     
    Friday,             1.  IXL, 4th, Math L.2
                            2.  Myon-, Lion and the Mouse,  then AR test
                            3.  Write a one page story about anything.  Make sure you have at least   2 paragraphs. 
                            4.  Read book of your choice for  30 minutes
                          5. Write on paper one paragrah describing what is happening in the book you are reading about.
    ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM!  Bring paper and pencil.
     
       
     
    Join by phone
     
    +1 585-491-8264 (PIN: 177471299)
     
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  •                              October 12-16/2020
    Dear Parents,
    Here is the homework for Monday through Friday.  For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments.  If your child has spent 30 minutes or more on an IXL topic and still haven't achieved an 85%, they can move on to some other part of their homework.  We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am.  The code will be with Friday's homework  requirements.    Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day.  Pick one of the following for them to do each day: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity. 
     
    Homework for:
    Monday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, f.8
                   2. Myon-White-Tailed Deer, test on AR
                   3. 10 sentence electronic  journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw
                   4.  Read  book of your choice for 30 minutes.
                   5. Exercise (see note above)
                    6. alphabetize your spelling words on paper
                   7.  IXL LA H.5
     
    Tuesday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, d.20
                    2.  Myon-Read-- A Day Inside the Human Body, test on AR
                    3.  10 sentence long, hand written journal entry about today, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw
                     4.  Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                      5.  Exercise
                      6.  Study for your spelling test  by writing your words three times each, test is  tomorrow
                       7.  IXL LA. o.1
     
    Wednesday,  1.  IXL, 4th Math, d.38
                          2.  Myon-A tour of your respiratory system, Test on AR
                          3.  Write one paragraph on Seesaw about what the book A Tour of your Respiratory System is about.  Tell three things you learned about red blood cells. Send to me.
                          4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                          5. Do one nice thing for a parent
                          6. Exercise
                          7.  IXL LA q.4
     
    Thursday,       1.  IXL, 4th Math, d.39
                           2.  Work in Freckle math for 30 minutes.
                           3.  Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                           4.  Exercise
                           5.  Myon-A Tour of your Muscular/Skeletal system, test on AR
                            6.  IXL LA s.1
     
    Friday,             1.  IXL, 4th, Math m.8
                            2.  Myon-Amazing Animal Communicators, then AR test
                            3.  Write a one page story about anything.  Make sure you have at least   2 paragraphs. 
                            4.  Read book of your choice for  30 minutes
                            5.  Draw a big picture of one of the animals in Amazing Animal Communicators, tell what it is communicating, tell how the animal is related to you in two ways, and mention two ways you are different than this animal. send to me
    ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM!  Bring paper and pencil.
     
       
     
    Join by phone
     
    +1 585-491-8264 (PIN: 177471299)
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                                               10/5-09/2020
    Dear Parents,
    Here is the homework for Monday through Friday.  For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments.  We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am.  The code will be with Friday's requirements.    Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day.  Pick one of the following for them to do each day for 20 minutes: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity. 
     
    Homework for:
    Monday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, c.4
                   2. Myon-Read Plants (The Science Behind), test on AR
                   3. 10 sentence electronic  journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw
                   4.  Read  book of your choice for 30 minutes.
                   5. Exercise (see note above)
                    6. Write your spelling words one time on paper
     
    Tuesday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, b.8
                    2.  Myon-Read-- A  Plant that Eats Spiders, test on AR
                    3.  10 sentence long, hand written journal entry, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw and send it to me
                     4.  Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                      5.  Exercise
                      6.  Study for spelling test, which is tomorrow
     
    Wednesday,  1.  IXL, 4th Math, a.11
                          2.  Myon-Powerful Polar Bears, Test on AR
                          3.  Write a one page long story about a polar bear
                          4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                          5.  Draw and color a big (8.5 x 11") picture of a polar bear, you can leave bear hide white, but color around the bear so it looks colored.  (Polar bears are not all white)
                          6. Exercise
     
    Thursday,       1.  IXL, 4th Math, d.15
                           2.  Accelerated Math, do your math exercise.
                           3.  Read book of your choice for 30 minutes
                           4.  Exercise
                           5.  Myon-Fire and Snow--J. Gunderson, test on AR
     
    Friday,             1.  IXL, 4th, Math m.1
                            2.  Myon-Jamestown, AR test
                            3.  Write a one page story about anything.  Make sure you have 2 paragraphs. 
                            4.  Read book of your choice for  30 minutes
                            5.  Collect 3 rocks from outside.  Describe each one in three or more ways. Write three ways the rocks are the same and three ways they are different.
    ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM!  Bring paper and pencil.
     
       
     
    Join by phone
     
    +1 585-491-8264 (PIN: 177471299)
     
     
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  • Sept., 28-Oct., 2
    Dear Parents,
    Here is the homework for Monday through Friday.  For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments.  We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am.  I'll send an email later this week with the code.    Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day.  Pick one of the following for them to do each day for 20 minutes: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity. 
    Homework for:
    Monday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, b.10,b.11
                   2. IXL, 4th LA i.1
                   3. 10 sentence long journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw
                   4.  Read for 30 minutes.
                   5. Exercise (see note above)
                    6. Write your spelling words one time on paper
     
    Tuesday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, b.3
                    2.  Draw a picture of the main character in a book you are reading
                    3.  10 sentence long, hand written journal entry, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw and send it to me
                     4.  Read for 30 minutes
                      5.  Exercise
                      6.  Study for spelling test, which is tomorrow
                      7. Read Bats, Nocturnal Flyers by Rebecca Rissman on Myon, take the test after reading
     
    Wednesday,  1.  IXL, 4th Math, c.2
                          2.  IXL, 4th, LA, m.2
                          3.  10 sentence long electronic Journal entry on Seesaw
                          4. Read for 30 minutes
                          5.  Draw and color a big (8.5 x 11") picture of a moose
                          6. Exercise
     
    Thursday,       1.  IXL, 4th Math, c.3
                           2.  Write a sentence on paper for the first 8 spelling words, send picture on  Seesaw.  (Keep track of this paper for tomorrow!)
                           3.  Read for 30 minutes
                           4.  Exercise
                           5.  Observe an animal that's not a human, name the animal, write down on paper  6 observations about the animal.  Tell three ways the animal is the same as you and 3 ways the animal is different than you. Send picture of completed paper
     
    Friday,  We will meet on Google at 11:00 am.  Kids need paper and pencil.
     
         
     
       
     
    Join by phone
     
    +1 585-491-8264 (PIN: 177471299)
          
     
                            1.  IXL, 4th, Math c.5
                            2.  Write 5 clues about something in your house on Seesaw, don't tell what it is.  Title it "MysteryThing"
                            3.  Write a sentence for the last 7 spelling words. send picture
                            4.  Read for  30 minutes
                            5.  IXL LA 4th g.2
    Use a ruler (one foot) for this activity.  Make a Data Table like the one shown below.  Go through your house and guess how big the items mentioned below are and then actually measure them. Estimate to the nearest whole foot.  Add two more items that you can measure.  Write down how far off your estimate was.  Write down three things you learned by doing this activity.  Send picture on Seesaw of completed Data Table. 
     
    Item.         Guess how many rulers long.    Actual size.    Difference in Guess
    Bed Length
    Bed Width
    Door Height
    Door Width
    Stove Height
    ?
    ?
     Three things I learned were: 1.
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  •                                           September 21, 2020
    Dear Parents,
    Here is the homework for Monday through Friday.  For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments.  We will not have a virtual meeting this Friday.  Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day.  Pick one of the following for them to do each day for 20 minutes: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity.  This same information will be on my Wrangell Public Schools website.  I found out that as soon as the kids leave the school area, they will automatically be logged out of seesaw and programs we're using.  At home once they are logged into seesaw, renn place, Freckle Math etc. you might try book marking that into favorites on the ipad and call it seesaw home or whatever. Maybe each time at home the favorite button will work, I haven't tried this but it's worth a try.  Thanks
     
    Homework for:
    Monday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, a.10
                   2. IXL, 4th science, j.2
                   3. 10 sentence long journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw
                   4.  Read for 30 minutes.
                   5. Exercise (see note above)
                    6. Write your spelling words one time
     
    Tuesday, 1.  IXL, 4th Math, A.21
                    2.  IXL, 4th Language Arts (LA), E.1
                    3.  10 sentence long, hand written journal entry, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw and send it to me
                     4.  Read for 30 minutes
                      5.  Exercise
                      6.  Study for spelling test
     
    Wednesday,  1.  IXL, 4th Math, B.6,
                          2.  IXL, 4th, LA, U .1,
                          3.  10 sentence long electronic Journal entry on Seesaw
                          4. Read for 30 minutes
                          5.  Draw and color a big (8.5 x 11") picture of a house
                          6. Exercise
     
    Thursday,       1.  IXL, 4th Math, K.9
                           2.  Write a sentence on paper for the first 8 spelling words, send picture on  Seesaw.  (Keep track of this paper for tomorrow!)
                           3.  Read for 30 minutes
                           4.  Exercise
                           5.  IXL, 4th LA, D.1
     
    Friday,             1.  IXL, 4th, Social Studies, a.1
                            2.  Write a nice note to one or both of your parents, deliver it to them
                            3.  Write a sentence for the last 7 spelling words. send picture
                            4.  Read for  30 minutes
                            5. Get a one cup measuring cup (use a coffee cup if you don't have one) find four containers in your house.  Make a list on a piece of paper of the name of each container.   Guess how many cups of water (capacity) each container will hold.  After guessing, go back and fill each container one cup at a time, keep track of how many cups it actually takes to fill each  container.  Write the exact number of cups on the same line as estimate.  Write down how far your estimate was off from the actual number of cups of water the container holds.  (see example below)
     
    Container         Guess of capacity     Actual capacity      Difference of estimate
    vase                       6 cups                      11 cups                        5 cups
    small pot
    square baking pan
    sister's boot
    Write down three things you learned by doing this capacity activity, send pictures of the completed paper, the containers you chose, the area all cleaned up when done, and if you want, a video of you filling up one container
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Mr. Brian Merritt

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Mr. Brian Merritt

Dear Parents,

My name is Brian Merritt, and I will be your childʼs fourth grade teacher.

Most people in Wrangell know me, as I have lived here for 53 years.

This will be my 33rd year of teaching at Evergreen Elementary School.

Iʼm excited about having the privilege of working with you and your child throughout the year!

Please feel free to contact me at school or on my cell phone: 305-0167.  Texts to my cell phone are usually the quickest way to get ahold of me. 

-Brian