Fresh Salsa
The math image today makes me want to make some fresh salsa! Do you have a favorite recipe?

Today’s Activities

Read It! Write it!

Read the article from Scholastic Magazine, Week 2, Day 10.  Take a side in the debate–yes or no–and write an opinion paragraph supporting your reasoning. You can use this “oreo” graphic organizer  to help you plan your paragraph.  Here are examples of opinion paragraphs that show the Opinions, Reasons, and Examples for two students’ opinions on another topic.


Follow the link to this image of some vegetables that could be ingredients for a really great salsa. Determine the answer to the Grade 5 problem on the image; explain how you found your answer to your At-home Teacher.  Now challenge yourself to convert some more measurements using this worksheet.


Do you know the difference? Watch this video and then take the quiz to test yourself on your knowledge

Let's move!

While on a family walk, choose a landmark ahead and estimate how many steps it will take to get there.  Then, count your steps to that landmark. How close to your estimate? About how many feet (the unit of measurement, not your feet!) would that be?  Can you convert that to inches?

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Speech & Language

Focus on figurative language: An idiom is a phrase or expression that has different meaning from the literal meaning. What does out of the blue mean? Discuss the meaning and use it in a sentence with someone in your home.

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