Please check out some weekly assignments in Language Arts and Social Studies down below. Language Arts Assignments will be posted on Mondays and Social Studies Assignments will be posted on Thursdays. The most recent assignments will be posted at the top. 

If you are having a hard time viewing/getting on things digitally, please just take a look at the low technology options, and choose a few activities from there. 

Week Nine of 6/8 to 6/12

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Genre: Myths, Tall Tales and Trickster Tales Nearpod link or use the code CMEVA

Choice Board

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Virginia Studies Review Nearpod link or use the code YEJNX

Review Choice Board

5thGrade Language Arts

Genre: Myths, Tall Tales and Trickster Tales Nearpod link or use the code CMEVA

Choice Board

5thGrade Geography

Getting to Know Alaska Nearpod link or use the code OMGVT

Alaska Choice Board

Virtual Field Trip!

Amazement Square

Imagine a museum where you can climb through the walls and touch or play with everything! Amazement Square is a hands-on museum in Lynchburg, Virginia. They believe that creative play is one of the most important ways children can grow. Guests of all ages can paint on the walls, explore life on the farm, create a rainstorm over downtown Lynchburg, float a boat down the James River, and even rock out on stage in a band of your own! The encore team is excited to experience Amazement Square with you, have fun exploring!

 

Amazement Square Nearpod link or use the code MOUXI


Week Eight of 6/1 to 6/5

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Theme in Poetry Nearpod Link or use the code VELTQ

Poetry Week Two Choice Board

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Products and Industries Nearpod Link or use the code ZLKFC

Products and Industries Choice Board

5thGrade Language Arts

Theme in Poetry Nearpod Link or use the code VELTQ

Poetry Week Two Choice Board

5thGrade Geography

Hawaii Nearpod Link or use the code YLDNC

Article about Hawaii

Hawaii Choice Board

Virtual Field Trip!

A Day at the Beach

Have you ever wondered how beaches are formed? What are some things you can do at the beach? Come see our virtual field trip to the Beach. We have Live Virtual Webcams, the Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach Book and other activities.

Field Trip Nearpod link or use the code CIDOT


Week Seven of 5/26 to 5/30

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Poetry Nearpod Link or use the code NTGEX

Poetry Choice Board

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Reconstruction Nearpod Link or use the code EPXVJ

Reconstruction Choice Board

5thGrade Language Arts

Poetry Nearpod Link or use the code NTGEX

Poetry Choice Board

5thGrade Geography

Golden Gate Bridge Nearpod Link or use the code FBNSU

Article about California

California Choice Board

Virtual Field Trip!

Have you ever wondered what might have lived long time ago? Have you seen one of the most famous Diamonds in the World? Well, come on into the National Museum of Natural History to explore and see the wonderful things this world has to offer.

National Museum of Natural History Website

As you explore the Museum, you can do a virtual scavenger hunt to find all the cool things this museum has to offer. There are 3 floors to the museum, and a lot of points to click on, so make sure you take your time exploring each one.

Scavenger Hunt PDF

Take a picture or save your work and don’t forget to email it to me!

 


Week Six of 5/18 to 5/22

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Main Idea Nearpod link or use the code XDBTJ

Language Arts Choice Board PDF

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Civil War Nearpod link or use the code MSBKX

Civil War Choice Board PDF

5thGrade Language Arts

Main Idea Nearpod link or use the code XDBTJ

Language Arts Choice Board PDF

5thGrade Geography

Mount Rushmore Nearpod link or use the code JYMEL

Geography Choice Board PDF

Link to Article about Mount Rushmore

Virtual Field Trip!

George Washington is one of the most famous Virginians ever. Today we will be taking a tour of his house and learning a bit more about him!

Mount Vernon Nearpod link or use the code XFWMT

Watch the video about George Washington, presented by a historic interpreter from Mount Vernon.

Link to video

Share one thing you learned about George Washington from the video.

Explore Mount Vernon through a virtual tour

Link to Mount Vernon Virtual Tour

Share your favorite thing you saw at Mount Vernon and why you liked it!


Week Five of 5/11 to 5/15

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Stormy Weather Nearpod or use the code SKMIU

Choice Board for week of 5/11

4thGrade Virginia Studies

The US Constitution Nearpod or use the code WXDYP

Virginia Studies Choice Board

5thGrade Language Arts

Stormy Weather Nearpod or use the code SKMIU

Choice Board for week of 5/11

5thGrade Geography

Let’s Visit Capitol Hill Nearpod or use the code GBFXL

Geography Choice Board

Article for Geography

Virtual Field Trip!

Pixar Around the World: North and South America Nearpod or use the code UXWBE

Pixar Around the World: Europe and Australia Nearpod or use the code CDUTI

Pixar around the World: North and South America PDF

Pixar Around the World: Europe and Australia PDF


Week Four of 5/4 to 5/8

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Nearpod on My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother in English or use the code VRJBK

Nearpod on My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother in Spanish or use the code VNREG

Choice Board for the week of 5/4

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Nearpod on the American Revolution or use the code NHUQI

American Revolution Choice Board

5thGrade Language Arts

Nearpod on My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother in English or use the code VRJBK

Nearpod on My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother in Spanish or use the code VNREG

Choice Board for the week of 5/4

5thGrade Geography

Nearpod on the The Great Smokey Mountains or use the code YOVXG

Geography Choice Board for week of 5/4

Article

Virtual Field Trip!

Virtual Farming Field Trip Nearpod or use the code DZWAC

1. Watch the video “What is Farming?” on PBS to build up background knowledge 

2. Write or draw: What do you know about farming? What connections can you make?

3. Pick three locations from the website Farm Food 360 to explore 
4. Write or draw to complete a KWL chart about what you know about farms, what you want to know, and what you learned.
5. Try running your own city farm simulation 


Week Three of 4/27 to 5/1

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Nearpod on Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in English
or use the code NZRQJ

Nearpod on Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in Spanish or use the code AKUYE

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in English Video

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in Spanish Video

Choice Board

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Nearpod on Colonial Life or use the code VWXSF

1. Imagine you are living in Colonial Virginia. What would your day look like?
What do you and your family do?

2. Draw a picture/map of a town you may see if you traveled back in time to Colonial Virginia.
What types of places would you see?

3. Make an advertisement encouraging the sale of tobacco in Colonial Virginia.
Include: the importance of tobacco to the Virginia economy

5thGrade Language Arts

Nearpod on Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in English
or use the code NZRQJ

Nearpod on Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in Spanish or use the code AKUYE

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in English Video

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble in Spanish Video


Choice Board

5thGrade Geography

Nearpod on the Statue of Liberty or use the code YTJAK

Geography Choice Board

Virtual Field Trip!

Field Trip to the Georgia Aquarium or use the code RWIUK

Link to the Georgia Aquarium

1. Choose 3 aquatic animals to watch live.
2. Discuss similarities and differences between the aquatic animals with a parent or sibling.
3. Write 2 facts about your favorite aquatic animal you observed.



Week Two of 4/20 to 4/24

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4thGrade Language Arts

Nearpod on The Bad Seed in English

Nearpod on The Bad Seed in Spanish

Choice Board

4thGrade Virginia Studies

Nearpod on Jamestown

Choices:
1. Draw a comic strip of the people living in Jamestown
2. Write a letter to your teacher as if you are something living in Jamestown during the Starving Time. Tell me if you agree with John Smith’s ‘No work, no food” policy.
3. Write a letter pretending to your relative that still lives in England explaining about your new life in Jamestown.

5thGrade Language Arts

Nearpod on The Bad Seed in English

Nearpod on The Bad Seed in Spanish

Choice Board

5thGrade Geography

Nearpod on the Five Themes of Geography

Article about the Five Themes of Geography

Choice Board for Geography

Virtual Field Trip!

Nearpod For the Zoo

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams   

1. Follow the link and choose 5 animals to watch live on live cams. 
2. Discuss similarities and differences between the animals with a parent or sibling. 
3. Write 2 facts about your favorite one of the 5 animals you observed. 


Week One of 4/14 to 4/17

Directions for Technology: If you are doing the nearpod, you need to submit all of your work on there before you exit the nearpod.

Directions for Choice Board: If you are doing the low technology option, you may take a picture of your work and submit it to me via email: mingusej@pwcs.edu

Class

Technology

Low Technology

4th Grade Language Arts

Student Holiday

Choice Board

4th Grade Virginia Studies

Nearpod on Regions of Virginia and Native American Review

Draw a map of Virginia and label the regions, rivers, capital and where you live! Use this map to help guide your drawing, or watch Ms. Mingus make regions of Virginia decorated cookies!

5th Grade Language Arts

Student Holiday

Choice Board

5th Grade Geography

Nearpod on Map Skills

Create a map of your home, room, or neighborhood (or some other place). Include a legend and a compass rose in your map. Take a picture and send it to me!

Virtual Field Trip!
This week we are taking a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Center and exploring their “Space Place”! Watch the video below and then go to NASA’s Space Place! After you’ve explored, click on the Flipgrid link to share your favorite part!

Please note that to submit a Flipgrid video you’ll need to login with your school email. It is your computer login with @pwcs-edu.org at the end, and your computer password. You can also login with Clever!

Video: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e99ba4babff8
 
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/  

Flipgrid: 
UPDATED 3/30: I have posted a choice board for reading activities to complete this week- try your best to complete 3-5 of the options! You can share your work digitally on Teams (the powerpoint is on there as well), or you can take a picture and email it to me as well! Can't wait to see your work!

Hello everyone! This is where to find resources during the unexpected closure! I'll put links under the useful links section, and then some other resources under files and documents. If you ever need anything or have any questions, please feel free to email me at mingusej@pwcs.edu. 

For other resources, you can visit PWCS's home learning website to find even more opportunities for home learning!

I will also be posting activities, read alouds, and other resources on our Microsoft Teams groups. You can get to Teams by logging into Office365 with your school email and password. Please contact me if you need help logging in for any reason.