Can We Build It?
Can We Build It? Today you will be reading an article about how something is made and then design your own invention! Then practice reading and writing multi-digit numbers.

Today’s Activities


Visit this site then click on Week 2 and scroll down to Day 6. Read “The Write Stuff” to find out how pencils are made.

The Scholastic website has tons of accessibility options. Scroll along the left side of the page. Try clicking “Text to Speech” to have the text read aloud to you. Click “lower level” to try a reading passage that has the same information, but is a little easier to read.



Read and Write Multi-digit Numbers use this lesson plan for the At-Home Teacher can be found here.

Rube Goldberg

Explore this link to see a cool invention called a Rube Goldberg machine! You read “The Write Stuff” in the link above.

Now put on your engineering hat and accept the challenge to design a new invention following the steps outlined at the end of the article.

Snap a picture of your design and send it our way!

Engineering Design Process

Learn about the Engineering Design Process by watching this Brain Pop video, then you can explore some of the links on this page.

Get Moving!

Stuck inside today? Try some physical fitness activities…with a towel?!

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Teaching Tips

Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

Speech & Language

Focus on identifying antonyms: Identify an opposite word for each of these words: cold, wet, work, noisy, and near.

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