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 Grade 4 Learning Menu

Work with your parent/guardian to choose your own adventure for today!

Find these templates and more at:

https://sites.google.com/nhusd.k12.ca.us/nhusd-remote-learning/teacher-resources


In the event of a school closure, teachers may suggest additional learning choices for students / parents to this template while being mindful of the recommended time allotment per day. 

For each day, the following are recommendations: 

(Each of these areas have lesson menus below)

Literacy: 30-40 Minutes Per day

Math: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Science/Social Studies/Technology/Engineering/Art: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Social/Emotional Learning: 15 Minutes Per Day

PE 20-30 Minutes Per Day


Work with your parent/guardian to choose your own adventure for today!

Literacy

30-60 minutes

Independently read a book of your choice

30 minutes

Write a paragraph about what you read

30 minutes

Draw a picture of your favorite character in your book and write 5 words that describe that character.  Find 1 piece of evidence to support each character trait you chose..  

30-60

minutes

Help to cook a recipe with an adult, reading each step in the directions. 4/5th grade- double a recipe.

10 minutes

Discuss with a family member(s): What is your favorite book and why? What makes it good? Take turns so everyone shares.

20-30 minutes

Re-read a book you’ve already read. Come up with a new name for the book. Make up a book jacket with the new title and a cover page/picture. Put 5 adjectives on the back cover describing the book. (ie: action-packed, funny)

20-30 minutes

Read poems or songs. Choose a favorite one to orally recite or act out for a family member.

20 minutes

Book Talk: Pick up a book you’ve already read. Explain to a family member what it’s about and why they should or shouldn’t read it. Take turns.

20 minutes

Just one Lie: Draw a picture then write a story about something that happened. Put in as much detail as possible. Everything must be truthful except add one thing that isn’t the truth/real. Share it with a family member and ask them if they can figure out the lie.

15 minutes

Look at a magazine, mail flyer, or other printed text. Highlight the words you don’t know or that you find interesting. Find out what those words mean and write them in a sentence.

30 minutes

Choose a nonfiction article and identify the main idea. Make a plan/graphic organizer for writing, then write a summary paragraph.  (Color code - green/yellow/red)

20 minutes

Create a Venn Diagram to compare two things, people, pets, etc.  in your home.

30 minutes

Imagine a story (can be real or make believe), tell the story to a family member.  Then write a narrative and share it after dinner tonight. 

20 minutes

Make a timeline of the events of your day.


Math 

30 mins

Measure at least 5 things around your house- you can find the length, the width, the area, the perimeter, and/or convert from centimeters to meters and/or meters to centimeters and/or yards to feet.

30 mins

Make arrays with pennies, cereal, dimes, candies, etc and write the multiplication problem that relates.  Write down how you figured out the answer

30 mins

Pick 4 different words, watch a tv show and graph how many times you hear each word

30 mins

Go for a walk and create a graph that represents how many times you saw four different objects (for example: dogs, cats, bikes)

15-60 mins

Choose an activity and note the start and end time.  Figure out the elapsed time of the activity

15 mins

With chalk (or a paper and pencil) create a number line using whole numbers, fractions/decimals.  Practice addition and subtraction of larger numbers.

20-30 minutes

Find the spare change in the house. How many coins did you find? What kinds of coins do you have? How much money is it? Convert it to a fraction or mixed number.

20-30 minutes

Make a calendar of this month and label it with the days of the week and dates. Write in things you’ve done or want to do on your calendar.

20 minutes

Do a puzzle.

20 minutes

Use a ruler or tape measure to determine the length of a table. What is the width? Height? Find 2 other objects in your home and measure to compare length, width & height of each object in inches or centimeters. 

30 minutes

Collect 5 different containers in your house. Order them with the one that holds the most first. How do you know it has the largest capacity? Design a test to check your thinking.


Science/Social Studies/Technology/Engineering/Art 

30 mins

Select an object from nature like a leaf, a tree you see from your window, etc. Day 1 draw a rough draft sketch, Day 2 add additional detail to your draft. Day 3 re-draw your draft into a final outline with black pen, Day 4, add color, Day 5, write about your drawing. Write about the object: “What details do you notice about your object? Why do you think the object has these qualities?”

30 mins

Count the cars or birds you see outside your window in the morning. Make a hypothesis about whether you’ll see less or more cars or birds you’ll see in the afternoon. Write your hypothesis using the sentence, “I believe there will be more/less cars or birds outside my window in the afternoon because---”. Test your hypothesis - count the cars or birds in the afternoon. Was your hypothesis correct? Why do you think it was correct/incorrect? What questions do you have now that you’ve completed your experiment? Write your answers to these questions on the same paper. Day 2-5 test your hypothesis every day creating a table with your count.  See if there are patterns.

30 mins

Craft a representation of who you want to be when you grow up. Day 1 draw a rough draft sketch, Day 2 add additional detail to your draft. Day 3 re-draw your draft into a final outline with black pen, Day 4, add color, Day 5, write about your drawing following the prompt: “Who do you want to be when you grow up? Why?”

15 minutes

Watch/find the weather report on the news/newspaper. Listen for the high and low temperatures for the day for your city & compare the high and low temperatures from 2 other cities. 

15 minutes

What matter do you have? Make a list of solids, liquids, and gases that are in your home.

20-30

minutes

Find 5-10 fresh plant-based foods from your kitchen. Which ones are fruits?

Which ones are vegetables? A fruit develops from the flower of a plant, while the rest of a plant’s parts would be a vegetable. Fruits are often sweeter, while vegetables are more savory. What category are your foods in? Why do you think that?

15 minutes

Discuss what things are made of in your house. Which things are made of wood?  Which are made of plastic, metal, or stone? How are these things made?

20 minutes

Miracle robot: Design a robot...draw or make a prototype/model if possible.  Explain: What does your robot do?

20 minutes

Discuss and draw/write about: “What is water for?” Day 2: Draw a water system. Where does the water go?



Social/Emotional

15 mins

Write a letter to a friend. Tell them why you appreciate their friendship and work with an adult to address the letter and put it in the mail.

15 mins

What are things in your house that make you happy? Find three things and discuss them with a family member. Why does that object, place, or activity make you feel happy?

20 minutes

Look at a picture in a book, magazine, or newspaper of a place. Would you want to go there? Why or why not? Discuss or write about your thoughts.

15 minutes

Call a friend or relative to have a conversation with them. Work on listening attentively. Ask them some questions. Give them a compliment.

20 minutes

Write a few sentences about someone you admire. Why do you appreciate or admire this person? If you would like to see them smile, share it with them!

15 minutes

What is something you can do that you are proud of? Tell someone about it. Ask them to tell you what they are proud about.

10 minutes

Recall a time someone helped you. What did they do? How did that make you feel? What is something you can do to help someone else?

10 minutes

Think of/make a list of 10 things that you can do. What is one more thing you want to be able to do? What will it take for you to be able to achieve that?

15 minutes

Think of a friend or someone you like to be around. What are 3 words that describe them? What do they do or say that makes you like them?

15 minutes

Close your eyes and take five deep breaths. Say three affirmations. (ie: I am strong. I am caring. I am smart.) Open your eyes and feel the strengths within you. You are a gift to the world.


Physical Education:

20-30 Minutes

Take a walk with a parent 

20

Minutes

Inside or outside -- create a game that makes you move and gets your heart rate going. Explain the rules to your family, and play.  

20-30 Minutes

Play music and dance around the room!

20-30 Minutes

Play Active Sports Video Games

20-30 Minutes

Build a fort

20-30 Minutes

Go outside and play catch, soccer, basketball, or toss a frisbee. 

20-30 Minutes

Exercise

  • 5-10 Pushups
  • 5-10 Sit ups
  • 5-10 Burpees
  • 5-10 Jumping Jacks
  • Rest 
  • Repeat

Log of Activities Completed

Students and Parents should complete this Log of Activities and return it to their teacher once students return from school. 


Literacy: 30-40 Minutes Per day

Math: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Science/Social Studies/Technology/Engineering/Art: 30-40 Minutes Per Day

Social/Emotional Learning: 15 Minutes Per Day

PE 20-30 Minutes Per Day

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