The first day of April was typical for an early spring day: cool, rainy, and cloudy.
List the seven adjectives in the sentence above.
first, typical, early, spring, cool, rainy, cloudy
The first day of April was typical for an early spring day: cool, rainy, and cloudy.
Count the number of dots inside the red rectangle. Write two multiplication and two division facts.
7 x 4 = 28
4 x 7 = 28
28 ÷ 4 = 7
28 ÷ 7 = 4
The Amazon River is a huge river in South America. It is surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Billions of different animals, fish, and insects live in the Amazon rainforest. This region is known for its biodiversity. Even though scientists have named more than 240,000 species living there, new species are still being discovered.
Reduce, reuse, and recycle. These three verbs are ways you can help the environment. You can reduce the number of things you use on a daily basis. Reuse old items in new ways instead of throwing them away. Always recycle paper, plastic, glass, and other recyclable materials.
Correct the sentences below. Check spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Look out for homophones, too.
Have you heard of ellis island? Many immigrants who came to Amerika in the late 1800s and early 1900s came threw Ellis island many of them were from eastern and southern parts of europe.
[Hint: There are eight errors.]
Have you heard of Ellis Island? Many immigrants who came to America in the late 1800s and early 1900s came through Ellis Island. Many of them were from eastern and southern parts of Europe.
Albert and his six brothers came to America in 1901. Each of them had three children. Each of those children had two children of their own. How many descendants do Albert and his brothers have all together?
Try drawing a family tree to help solve the puzzle.
Albert and his brothers have 63 descendants all together.
7 x 3 = 21 descendants in the first generation
21 x 2 = 42 descendants in the second generation
21 + 42 = 63 descendants all together
A macaw is a type of parrot. There are about 18 different species of macaws. All macaws are known for their bright, colorful plumage. For most species of colorful birds, only the males have bright feathers. Female macaws, however, are just as brightly colored as the males.
Reusing things is one way to help the environment. You can hand down clothes and toys to younger siblings or friends. You can also donate items. Then other people can use those items instead of buying new ones. Reusing items saves money. It also helps the planet because it keeps useful items out of landfills.
A role model is a person whose behavior in a particular role is copied by others.
Who is your role model? Write a few sentences about someone you admire.
Model airplane kits are on sale. How much will you save on each kit?
- $13.00 - $9.09 = $3.91
- $42.50 - $26.69 = $15.81
- $30.99 - $21.69 = $9.30
The skeletons of newborn babies have more than 300 parts. Some of these bones are really cartilage. As humans grow, some of the cartilage hardens into bone. Some of the smaller bones join together to form larger bones. An adult human has 206 bones.
Plastic bags are a hazard for wildlife. Wild animals can ingest plastic bags by mistake and become sick. When plastic bags end up in bodies of water, sea animals can get stuck in them. You should use reusable bags whenever possible. When you do use plastic bags, try to recycle or reuse them.
The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first battles of the Revolutionary War, during which the American colonies won their independence from England. The two battles were both fought on April 19, 1775.
Look at the word revolutionary. The base word revolt can be a verb, noun, or adjective.
• fight against authority
• a fight, a rebellion against a government or authority
• fighting against authority
• disgusting, sickening, hideous
Write a sentence using one of the meanings of revolt or revolting.
Solve the math problem.
1 3/4 - 5/8
1 3/4 - 5/8 = 1 1/8
1 3/4 - 5/8 = 1 6/8 - 5/8 = 1 1/8
A volcano is a hole in the earth's crust. There is hot melted rock called magma inside the earth. When a volcano erupts, magma and steam exit from the earth. Volcanic mountains form when a volcano erupts. The hot magma piles up on the earth’s surface. When it cools, it forms a cone-shaped mountain. Each time a volcano erupts, the volcanic mountain around it becomes larger.
The gas used in cars pollutes the air. It releases chemicals into the environment. Bicycles do not use any gas. Riding a bike or walking instead of driving a car helps keep the environment clean.
On the night of April 18, 1775, Paul Revere rode from Boston to Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British army was heading their way. It was a dangerous and important mission.
A patriot is a person who supports and defends his or her country. During the American Revolution, a Patriot was a person who wanted the Colonies to be free from British rule.
Add these suffixes to the word patriot to form new words:
Use each word in a sentence.
Paul Revere (1735-1818) made his famous ride in 1775. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) published “Paul Revere’s Ride” in 1861.
Draw a time line and mark the dates when both men were born and died. Also mark Paul Revere's ride and the year when Longfellow published the poem. How long after Revere’s ride did Longfellow write the poem? How old was Longfellow when he wrote it?
Longfellow published the poem 86 years after Revere's ride. Longfellow was 54 years old when he published the poem.
Red foxes have bushy tails. Their tails are almost as long as their bodies. In cold weather, a red fox will use his tail like a blanket. He curls up and drapes his tail over his paws and nose. A fox’s tail also acts as a counter weight and helps the fox keep his balance.
A bathroom sink gives out more than two gallons of water in one minute. That’s as much as two big jugs of milk. Make sure to turn off the water when you brush your teeth. This will save water, which helps the environment.
What part of speech is each bold word?
William Shakespeare was an English writer.
Many people think he was the greatest English writer of all time.
His plays have been translated into 80 different languages.
writer = noun
greatest = adjective
translated = verb
In the early 1900s, it cost a nickel to go to the movies. A movie ticket for a child costs about $7 today.
How many movies could you have seen in the early 1900s for the price of one movie ticket today?
You could have see about 140 movies in the early 1900s for the price of one of today's movie tickets.
$7.00 (today's ticket) ÷ $0.05 (early 1900s ticket) = 140 movies
The trumpeter swan is a large white bird. It is named for its trumpet-like call. The trumpeter swan is one of the largest wild birds in North America. When the swan’s neck is outstretched, the bird can be almost six feet long! Large males can weigh up to 32 pounds.
An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.
This poem is a haiku. Haikus are a type of Japanese poetry. They are short poems with a specific number of syllables in each line. The three lines in a haiku usually have five syllables, seven syllables, and then five syllables again. Discuss the haiku by Basho. Does it make you think of a pond? How did Basho create that image in your mind?
Correct the sentences. Check spelling, punctuation, agreement, and homophones. [Hint: There are six errors total.]
1. Astronomy is the study of the unoverse?
2. It is won of the oldest of all the science.
3. Many people are curious if their is other life in space
1. Astronomy is the study of the universe.
2. It is one of the oldest of all the sciences.
3. Many people are curious if there is other life in space.
A year on Earth is 365 days. A year on Mars is about 686 Earth days.
If you are 10 years old on Earth, how old would you be on Mars? Show your work.
If you were 10 years old on Earth, you would be about 5 years old on Mars.
10 Earth years x 365 Earth days = 3650 days
3650 days ÷ 686 Mars days = 5.32 Mars years
Banyan trees are large trees that are native to Asia. They grow well in warm climates. Banyan trees are known for their aerial roots, which grow in the air. Aerial roots start growing from the branch of an existing tree. Then they extend down to the ground. Eventually these roots become the trunks of new banyan trees.
There was an old man from Peru,
Who dreamt he was eating his shoe;
He awoke in the night
In a terrible fright
And found it was perfectly true.
This poem is a limerick. A limerick is a short, funny poem with a specific rhyme scheme. Can you identify the rhyme scheme?
The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and contain eight syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme and contain six syllables.
The rhyme scheme is aabba.
Unscramble the letters in the words below. Match each word to its definition. Hint: Each word ends with the same letters.
1. An instrument that makes distant objects appear larger and closer.
2. An instrument with a powerful lens that enlarges very small things.
3. A medical instrument used to listen to the sounds from a patient’s heart.
Which five letters in each word form the Greek root for see? ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Greek root for see: scope
The Hubble Space Telescope was named for American astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889-1953). The telescope orbits Earth every 97 minutes. About how many times in one day does the Hubble Space Telescope orbit Earth?
60 minutes x 24 hours = 1440 minutes in one day
1440 minutes in one day ÷ 97 minutes per orbit = about 15 orbits
A wave is moving energy. Wind creates waves when it blows over the ocean's surface. Sometimes, waves occur at the beach even when no wind is present. These waves are created by distant ocean storms.
An acrostic is a type of poem. The poem is written in a column, and the letters that begin each line spell a name or a message. Can you write an acrostic of your own?
Curious and quick the
Takes the mouse!
John James Audubon studied birds. He wrote a famous book that shows all the species of birds in North America. He also painted pictures of all the birds.
Change these sentences so they describe the future, instead of the past.
John James Audubon will study birds. He will write a famous book that shows all the species of birds in North America. He also will paint pictures of all the birds.
How many different kinds of birds are there in the world? Add up the birds from each region:
3,200 South America
2,000 North America
1,700 Australia and Oceania
Birds, lizards, turtles, and other animals hatch from eggs. To help these baby animals break out of the eggshell, some of them have an egg tooth. An egg tooth is a sharp point on the beak or a true tooth that sticks out of the baby's mouth. The egg tooth helps to break the eggshell. After the babies hatch, the egg tooth falls off.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
This poem is a quatrain. A quatrain is a rhyming poem or stanza with four lines. Its rhyming pattern can be aabb (the first two lines rhyme, and the last two lines rhyme) or abab (the first and third lines rhyme, and the second and fourth lines rhyme).
William Shakespeare was a famous English playwright.
What does a playwright do?
Playwrights write plays!
How many $5 bills equal one $50 bill? Write a number sentence.
$5 x 10 bills = $50
Opening day is the first day of the Major League Baseball season. The season begins in early April every year. The first opening day games took place on April 22, 1876, when the Boston Red Caps squared off against the Philadelphia Athletics.
Some words sound like the thing they are describing. Meow! Boom! Hiss! All of those words are examples of onomatopoeia. Can you think of others?
More examples: fizz, moo, buzz, clang, beep, splash
Correct the sentences below.
1. may day is selebrated on may first.
2. may day is a traditional Spring festival in many cultures.
3. some peeple dekorate a maypole on may day.
4. the girl in the pikture is dancing around a maypole.
1. May Day is celebrated on May 1.
2. May Day is a traditional spring festival in many cultures.
3. Some people decorate a maypole on May Day.
4. The girl in the picture is dancing around a maypole.
55 ÷ 9 = __ r __
76 ÷ 5 = __ r __
67 ÷ 6 = __ r __
55 ÷ 9 = 6 r 1
76 ÷ 5 = 15 r 1
67 ÷ 6 = 11 r 1
Jaguars, the largest cats in Central and South America, are strong swimmers. They hunt for fish, turtles, and other prey in the water. These big cats also have beautiful coats for which people hunt them.
Shel Silverstein, the renowned author, wrote songs, stories, and plays. Silverstein's poems are famous for being silly and imaginative. Can you create a silly poem?