⭐ Lessons for March 16, 2020 ⭐

The schools are out for a lot of us, but we should keep learning. I will be posting daily lessons while I am at home. I hope you will join me in my studies!

PE 🏃‍♀️

We should start our day with some exercises. Here is your workout for today:

  • Do 20 jumping jacks to warm up
  • Do 10 lunges on each leg – try to lift yourself up, not back
  • Do 10 squats – keep your feet flat on the ground!
  • Balance exercise: lift left arm and right leg. Now bend down slowly and try touching your left toes with right hand. Repeat it 10 times and then do the same thing on the other side

Here is my YouTube video showing what to do – exercise with me!

Math ➕➖✖➗

Two-digit addition

Today’s lesson is about two-digit addition. This is when you add two numbers with two digits to each other. Let’s use an example to help me explain. We will be figuring out how much 23 + 12 is.

First, write them down like this:

2 3

+1 2

First, you are going to add the last two numbers to each other:

2 3

+1 2


Now, we will add the two front numbers to each other:

2 3

+1 2


But this works only if the two numbers in each column added to each other are less than 10. What if they are more?🤔 Here is an example: let’s add 37 + 45.

We start the same way:



Now we add the last two numbers:




Oh-oh! We can’t have a 12 in there! Now we have to put the two below the 5 and the 7 and put 1 on top – above the 3:





Now we have to add 1 + 3 + 4:




And now you know that 37 + 45 = 82

Here is my video with instructions:

Here is a worksheet for you to practice:

And solutions to the worksheet:

Science 🔬


Different names for a hurricane

In different parts of the world, we use different names for the same kind of storm. In the Indian Ocean, they are called cyclones. In the Southeast Asia, they are known as typhoons. To the scientists, they are tropical cyclones.

Parts of a hurricane

A hurricane is a large rotating (meaning spinning in circles around its middle) storm. In the middle, there is a circle called an eye. The weather in there is relatively nice and the winds are weak. The most dangerous part of a hurricane is the eye wall. This is because that’s the place with the strongest winds – they can be as fast as 155 miles per hour! That’s more than twice as fast as you can drive on a freeway! The arms sticking out are called rain bands. This is where majority of the rain comes from during the storms. This can be dangerous because it causes floods on land.

So the hurricanes are dangerous because of strong winds and rains, which can cause floods. Another danger from hurricanes is called storm surge. This is when winds push water up on land. It can cause really bad flooding up the coast.

How do hurricanes form

When the ocean water temperature is over 80 F, it evaporates (turns into steam) and forms huge clouds. It happens really fast and causes strong winds. Earth’s spinning causes the winds to go in circles. In the Northern Hemisphere, hurricanes spin counterclockwise, while in the Southern Hemisphere, they go clockwise. Normally, when the storms go over land, they get weaker because there isn’t much water to evaporate in there.

When and where do hurricanes form?

Hurricanes form at the end of the summer and in the fall, when the ocean water temperature gets to 80F. This means it can’t happen too far away from the equator because it doesn’t get hot enough in there. There is not enough force to cause spin too close to the equator, so they don’t form there, either.

Social science 👩‍🎓

Frida Kahlo

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are going to learn about Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo!

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico City, Mexico. When she was 6 years old, she had polio. This was an illness that caused people’s muscle not to work right and may change how body parts are shaped. This happened to Frida. When she was 18, she was in a bad bus accident and she got very hurt. She started to paint when she was recovering. She married another artist, Diego Rivera. Their relationship was not a happy one and eventually they divorced. Frida Kahlo died in Mexico on July 13, 1954 the age of 47.

Frida Kahlo belonged to surrealism movement in art. Her paintings were bright and colorful. She was on a lot of them. She used things that happened to her, her pain and difficulties of women as her inspiration. She was the first Mexican woman to have her paintings displayed in the Louvre in Paris.

Trivia of the day ❓

There is an animal that never sleeps. It’s called bullfrog.

Word of the day ❗

Announce – make known.

Activity 🏛

Enjoy touring the British Museum:


One thought on “⭐ Lessons for March 16, 2020 ⭐

  1. Natalia,

    I am very impressed with your work. I am glad you are still learning while away from school. I miss you very much and hope you see you soon.

    Ms. Rasmussen

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