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Week of July 16, 2017
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What mountain is mentioned in the first Grade 5 writing assignment?
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Everest
Mount McKinley

When are conditionals used?
When the app should not the same way each time.
When “if” blocks are needed.
All of the above

How many cards can you have in one collection?
8
10
12

Writing Practice

WritingA research paper, book report or creative writing assignment can be a daunting task, but good writing is critical to your academic development. Studyladder’s Writing, studyladder.com/games/
course/english-writing- 157
, provides video tutorials and fun activities to help you improve your skills. Practice will help you gain confidence and do better so you can excel during the next school year. Choose from various types of writing, such as narrative, report, exposition, persuasion and biography. For access to games, videos and other interactive activities, ask a parent to sign you up for a free account.

Play Tugboat Addition
Tugboat Addition

Invent an App

App InventorHave you ever had a great idea for an app and wished you could create it yourself? Google and MIT have partnered to help anyone learn to program apps for Android devices. AppInventor, appinventor.org, provides step-by-step tutorials and an online app creator for you to begin. Select Get Started and check out the Course Overview, then the I Have a Dream Tutorial. You’ll learn to create a simple app and add components using code. Once you know the basics, master building more complex apps. Learning Nuggets, printable worksheets and tips will help turn your idea into a published app in no time.


Trading Cards

Trading CardsOrganizing research is fun when you use ReadWriteThink’s Trading Card Creator, tinyurl.com/ycfrnd7u. Use this resource for school assignments or just to create fun cards about your favorite characters to trade with friends. Let’s say you have an assignment about Thomas Jefferson: Type his name and then select Real Person. This will bring up a card with fields for information such as the Time period he lived in and the Location of important events in his life. Once you’ve entered the information, you’ll have a card you can print and use to study, or you can download it to your computer to access later.

Speak Out

What is your favorite website for news? What do you like about it?

Speak Out Here!

News for Kids

Have you ever watched a news program with your parents and felt like it contained nothing of interest to you? This is not as unusual as you might think; sometimes the topics that interest kids are simply not featured on regular news programming.

Staying informed about current events is a breeze when you visit sites that feature stories about topics such as animals, art, video, education and kids in the news. Check out these sites and you’ll surely find some news you can use!

Smithsonian TweenTribune
tweentribune.com

Student News Daily
Studentnewsdaily.com

The Woodsboro World
woodsboroworld.com

AmazingKids! Magazine
mag.amazing-kids.org

—Amy

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