Mr. Miller

Learning at Home

4th SS 5/5-5/11


Get ahold of Mr. Miller:

  1. Class Dojo

  2. Email at jmiller@mtuesd.org or jmiller@mtwain.k12.ca.us

  3. Call: (209) 736-7228


General Information:  We are all feeling the struggle of being stuck at home and still having to do our school work.   From this point on I will not be assigning the “Think and Review” questions.   All you need to do is read the article and take the test.   Please look back in the reading to help answer the test questions.


Tuesday and Wednesday:

Studies Weekly: 

  • Instructions: 

  • Log into your Clever and go to Studies Weekly (online only) or select the assigned “Week 27: Statehood for California” publication in Google Classroom.

  • Select and read “Week 27: Statehood for California” publication

  • Take the test on the Studies Weekly site or on paper. When you take the test you can look at the article to help answer the questions.


Thursday Friday:

Studies Weekly:

  • Instructions: 

  • Log into your Clever and go to Studies Weekly (online only) or select the assigned “Week 28: A Stagecoach, Pony Express and Telegraph” publication in Google Classroom.

  • Select and read “Week 28: A Stagecoach, Pony Express and Telegraph” publication

  • Take the test on the Studies Weekly site or on paper. When you take the test you can look at the article to help answer the questions.


Monday

Finish any Studies Weekly assignments you have not completed.


4th/5th Science 5/5-5/11

General Information: Now that we have identified how plants and animals have structures which help them survive in their particular ecosystem, we will be spending the next few weeks identifying how energy flows through an ecosystem.  Along with the typical work, I will also have optional activities which are intended to be fun and will not be graded.


Tuesday and Wednesday

Energy Flow Through an Ecosystem

  • Materials:

  • Instructions

    • Read through the “3.2 The Flow of Energy Through an Ecosystem” reading

      • Highlight the information you think is important information.

    • Complete the “3.2 The Flow of Energy Through an Ecosystem” notes by referencing the reading.   Please take your time on the illustrations.

Thursday and Friday

Lesson 3: Food Chains

OR

  • Cut out the “Eat or be Eaten” cards and mix the cards up

  • You can play with 2-4 players

  • Place cards face down in a pile

  • Everyone draws one card from the pile and places it face up in front of them

  • You take turns drawing cards or stealing a card from another player

  • You want to make the longest and as many food chains you can.

    • Read each organism’s description to know what it eats and what eats it.

  • Play continues until all cards have been drawn and there are no more possible food chains that can be made.

  • Please refer to the rule sheet for more specific rules and scoring.

  • Try playing this game a few times


  • Game 2:

    • Use the same cards to try to make the longest chain possible.

      • Remember that an organism only fits in the chain if it eats the organism to the left  and is eaten by what is on the right.

  • Once you finish playing the game, use what you learned this week to complete the “Energy Quiz” worksheet.

Monday

  • Get outside and try to identify a food chain in your own ecosystem.   You do not need to record this nor are you getting graded in this part.