W4 E-Learning (4/20-4/24)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath, Science, SS
Grade Level4
Week #4
Unit of InstructionGeometric Measurement/Seasonal Effects on Plants and Animals/WWII
Standard(s) Taught

MATH       4.G.1.1   4.G.1.2    4.G.1.3

  • Geometric Measurement: Lines, Angles, and Shapes

SCIENCE    SC.4.L.17.1

  • Compare the seasonal changes in Florida plants and animals to those in other regions of the US.


  • Identify Florida’s role in World War II
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:

  • Draw perpendicular and parallel lines
  • Identify angles (right, acute, obtuse), perpendicular, and parallel lines in two-dimensional shapes.
  • Classify two-dimensional shapes into the following categories: those with parallel lines, those with perpendicular lines, those with both parallel and perpendicular lines, those with no parallel or perpendicular lines.
  • Classify two-dimensional shapes into categories based on the presence or absence of acute, obtuse, or right angles. 
  • Recognize that right triangles form a category of triangles and identify triangles that fit in this category.
  • explain line symmetry and identify figures that have line symmetry (e.g., fold a figure or draw a line so it has two parts that match exactly). 
  • Draw lines of symmetry in both regular and non-regular polygons.
  • Review how plants respond to different stimuli (heat, light, and gravity).
  • Compare ecosystems in Florida to ones found in other regions of the US (e.g deciduous forest, ocean, grassland, wetlands).
  • Recognize biological and environmental triggers that initiate an organism’s response to seasonal change, both in Florida and in different regions of the country (e.g temperature, precipitation, dormancy, molting, breeding, camouflaging).
  • Differentiate the seasonal changes of Florida plants to those in other regions of the country (e.g dormancy, leaves changing color, flowering seasons).
  • Differentiate the seasonal changes of Florida animals to those in other regions (e.g color, body covering changes, hibernation, migration, camouflage).
  • Describe Florida’s involvement in WWII. (examples include: warfare near Florida’s shores, spying near the coast and Mosquito Fleet.)
  • Identify major locations of Florida’s training bases during WWII including Miami, Tampa, and Tallahassee.
Classroom Activities

Directions to Access Canvas Courses

               for E-Learning

  1. Students will log onto their vPortal account via the Volusia County student page https://www.vcsedu.org/students
  2. Select “Canvas” icon
  3. They should see 4 courses: English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
  4. Modules represent each week and include individual pages with directions for each day of the week.
  5. All assignments, videos, and activities will be linked directly onto the day.
  6. Students can e-mail me directly through the course by selecting the inbox icon on the left hand side and composing a new message. My e-mail is: kcmannin@volusia.k12.fl.us 
  7. I can also be contacted through REMIND and my Ivy Hawn email:  manningk@ivyhawnschool.org
  8. Assignments that are on paper (for example, from the Math text) can be screen shotted and emailed to me also.
  9. Please scroll down to ASSIGNMENTS DUE for a list of websites/media that students may be using. Please let me know ASAP if they are having difficulty logging in to any sites for assignments.
  10. I will schedule weekly ZOOM meetings so that I can stay in touch with students and answer any questions they may have.
Assignments Due

Please see CANVAS individual courses for assignments.  Below is a list of websites that students have used and may be used in assignments.

List of Websites

Student user name log-ins are either alpha code email or just alpha code. Passwords are 8 digit birthdates.

  1. Studies Weekly (SS and Science Newspaper) app.studiesweekly.com
  2. FloridaStudents.org Tutorials for students in Math, Science, SS, ELA that follow state standards. Besides lessons assigned, this is a great site for students to review standards that they have learned.
  3. Brainpop Fun videos on all subjects- educational games   Brainpop.com     We have free access so student log in is:    User Name:  mandalorian        Password:  theyoda22
  4. Study Jams Fun videos on all subjects and silly karaoke. Studyjams.scholastic.com
  5. Flipgrid Students can make quick videos for assignments. User code generated for each assignment.      Flipgrid.com
  6. Seesaw A sharing platform where students can use all types of media to do an assignment. They can also see each other’s work. app.seesaw.me
  7. Nearpod A site where students can find teacher created assignment modules. An access code is generated for each module.      Nearpod.com
  8. Newsela Timely news articles and topics for research to encourage kids to read. There are comprehension questions and vocabulary as well. Newsela.com
  9.  Discovery Education Website that accompanies our Science text. app.discoveryeducation.com 
  10. ZOOM video conferencing platform zoom.com      Meeting code and password are generated for each meeting.
  11. Khan Academy Tutorials for Math khanacademy.org      A new student roster was recently created so when I assign anything from this site I will send usernames that were auto-generated (and I can’t change).  Password for all is:  Manning1
  12. 12. IXL Practice for Math, Science, ELA Students receive practice sections each week to do.
  13. 13. I-READY Math and ELA site that works off of diagnostics and gives students lessons based on their skill levels. Students practice each week and we have seen wonderful gains in learning!
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