Special Area Activities for Every Day Learning

Special Area Activities for Every Day Learning
Posted on 05/18/2020
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The specials teachers at SRES have developed a great weekday schedule for families learning at home. There are fun ideas from Mr. Crebs (Art), Mrs. Yurek (Library), Mrs. Doka (Music), Coach B (Physical Education), and Ms. Tuchawena (Technology).

If you can, show us what you're learning by having your parent/guardian take a photo or video of you and posting it on Facebook or Instagram and tagging @saltriverschools - we'd love to see what you're working on today!

Updated 5/18/20
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Updated 5/11/20
Specials Week 8 Lesson Plan
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Updated 5/4/20
Special Areas Activities 050420
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Updated 4/27/20
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Special Area: Art with Mr. Crebs
Have you made a portfolio yet? Watch this tutorial to see how to make an ART PORTFOLIO in which to keep your artwork. 

There are so many ways to incorporate art into your everyday activities. Check out these websites: Top 10 Art Activities for Kids & 10 Fun Art Activities You Can Do at Home

NEW! Review the ELEMENTS OF ART through the National Gallery of Art and PBS Learning MediaAnd, of course, give each of these new activity ideas a try:

  •  On Monday:  Paint a paper plate and hang strings from the center to make a jellyfish. Use bright colors and hang it from the ceiling.
  • On Tuesday: Draw the trunk and branches of a tree or bush and then dip your thumb in paint to press onto the tree to make the leaves.
  • On Wednesday:  Make a bookmark from cloth or felt and decorate it with color or silly objects. (Cut a strip about 8 inches long and about 1 and a half inches wide)
  • On Thursday:  3 Ingredient Foam Paint- Mix equal parts shaving cream, glue and a few drops of food coloring in a zip lock bag. Cut the bottom corner and squeeze out your design like your decorating a cake. Foam will dry overnight and become firm.
  • On Friday: Draw or color something that makes you happy!

Special Area: Library with Mrs. Yurek
Make some reading connections to the other Special Areas using myOn. Access has been provided to myOn’s vast selection of eBooks for students of all ages! myOn is the perfect tool for giving kids access to a wide range of books while schools and libraries are closed. myOn offers great collection of reading selections that one can use to engage students of all ages in reading. The entire collection is searchable and students can choose by topic, genre, reading level, etc. through the advanced search option. Log in today with these credentials and check out the suggestions for each day related to your favorite special area class.

School Name: Read at Home
Username: readnow
Password: myon

  • On Monday-Make an ART connection: Younger students will enjoy reading Hands Down by Michael Dahl, for older students, check out this nonfiction gem, A Brief Illustrated History of Art which charts the history of art all the way from Prehistoric art through Classical art, through the Renaissance, to Cubism, Surrealism, and the modern art of today.
  •  On Tuesday-Make a MUSIC connection: The Zoo Band by Jill Lynn Donahue captures the imagination of what might happen if musical choices were left in the hands of the animals. All students will enjoy a classic:  The Bremen Town Musicians: A Retelling of the Grimm's Fairy Tale about some aging animals outwitting a band of robbers.
  • On Wednesday-Make a Physical Ed connection: Try the graphic novel, Invasion of the Gym Class Zombies by Scott Nickel or The Kickball Game by Joseph P. Anderson. Each book has an interesting twist on how P.E. class occurs at school.
  • On Thursday: Make a TECHNOLOGY connection: Explore some simple coding concepts by reading Gabi's If/Then Garden by Caroline Karanja. Older students will enjoy A Coding Mission by Shannon McClintock Miller about students who use the library makerspace to solve a mystery.
  • On Friday: visit the LIBRARY! A perfect day to FREE CHOICE read. Not sure what to choose? There are soooo many great options on MyOn.  Put the words “Fairy Tale” or “Classic” in the search bar and see the very large collection of stories that have been retold in a variety of ways for centuries!

Special Area: Music with Mrs. Doka
Check out Cocomelon Sing Along Nursery Rhymes on YouTube.

  •  On Monday:  Find a household item to turn into a drum? How does it sound? Practice a steady beat.
  •  On Tuesday:   Find a string or a ribbon, turn on some music, dance and sway so the ribbon flows.
  • On Wednesday: Make up a dance to your favorite song! Put on a show then take a family walk.    
  • On Thursday: Watch a musical movie with your family. Sing the songs if you know them! Rewind and learn the lyrics!
  • On Friday: Write a song for your teacher. Sing it to a family member. Record your performance to share.

Special Area: P.E. with Coach B
School Day Fitness: Act out the school day with this video from PBS Learning Kids in Motion

Physical Activities for Kids: Get Active At Home! This 12-minute video contains fun physical exercises for kids they can do at home. These are mini-workouts children can perform in order to get stronger, burn calories and spend some of their infinite energy!

  • On Monday: Juggle a ball with your feet for 5 minutes. Pick 5 different muscles to stretch. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.
  • On Tuesday: Family Fun: Build a fort together. Check out 4th grade teacher Mrs. Bark’s fort.
  • On Wednesday: Family Fun: Take turns selecting an exercise to do together, then do as many push-ups as you can.
  • On Thursday: Family Fun: Do any workout you want! Then gather in the kitchen to make a salad.
  • On Friday: Jumping Jack Flips:  Check out the challenge!

Special Area: Technology with Ms. Tuchawena

  •  On Monday: Create a poster or PowerPoint thanking healthcare workers for their work and hang it from your window. 
  • On Tuesday: Go to www.hoodamath.com and play any of the math games.
  • On Wednesday: Go to www.foldnfly.com and find a template to create a paper airplane.  See whose airplane goes the furthest.
  •  On Thursday: Read a biography about a scientist either in BookFlix or Tumblebooks
  • On Friday: Create a solar oven using cardboard and aluminum foil.  Try to make s’mores using your oven.

Updated 4/20/20
Week of 04/20/20 Special Area Lesson Plan
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Special Area: Art with Mr. Crebs
NEW!  Watch this tutorial to see how to make an ART PORTFOLIO in which to keep your artwork. 

There are so many ways to incorporate art into your everyday activities. Check out these websites:
 Top 10 Art Activities for Kids & 10 Fun Art Activities You Can Do at Home

 Check out the local Heard Museum website. The Heard Museum is “dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard successfully presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art.”

Be sure to try these activities, too:

  •  On Monday: Glue Art – Make a design with glue then let it dry- paint over it. Gives the painting texture.
  • On Tuesday: Pasta Art- Glue pasta to a plate/paper to make a funny face or use yarn to create a necklace
  • On Wednesday:  Scratch Art- color all kinds of patterns (crayons or oil pastels) then paint over it with black paint or a black crayon. Let dry and then scratch away!
  • On Thursday:  Watercolors and Oil-use watercolors and a little cooking oil sprinkled on the page then color over it. Water and oil don’t mix!
  • On Friday: Draw or color something that makes you happy!

Special Area: Library with Mrs. Yurek
April 19-25 is National Library Week! List the reasons YOU love the library - consider having your adult post them on social media and tag @saltriverschools!

Continue building your digital citizen skills with Digital Passport!

Common Sense.org has an engaging online portal that teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology in a responsible way to learn, create, and participate safely and responsibly online. Start at the beginning again (see last week’s games), or try this list of new games below:

  •  On Monday:  EVOLVE! Students respond to cyberbullying scenarios and are prompted to make choices to evolve into an upstander. Students will compare different forms of cyberbullying and the roles of those involved.
  • On Tuesday: EVOLVE! cont’d - Interpret scenarios that illustrate the importance of empathizing with targets of cyberbullying. Identify ways to be an upstander when cyberbullying occurs.
  • On Wednesday: SEARCH SHARK - Students learn how to choose effective keywords for searching online. They practice selecting keywords that are most relevant to a search prompt. Along the way, they discover tips for narrowing their search results.
  • On Thursday: SEARCH SHARK cont’d - Students will learn how keywords can help them find information online and evaluate keywords for their relevance and helpfulness.
  • On Friday: MIX AND MASH - Students remix media content to create a new creative piece. Along the way they will learn about copyright, credit, and plagiarism and how apply their knowledge to their own creative work.

Special Area: Music with Mrs. Doka
Check out Cocomelon Sing Along Nursery Rhymes on YouTube.

  • On Monday:  Use playdough or clay to create a whole note, half note, quarter note and eighth note.
  •  On Tuesday: Use playdough or clay to create a whole rest, half rest, quarter rest and eighth rest.
  • On Wednesday: Make up a rhythm using only clapping and stomping rhythms (include some rests).
  • On Thursday: Draw a picture, with sidewalk chalk or crayons, of all the musical symbols you remember.
  • On Friday: Teach your family how to echo body percussion patterns (clap, stomp, snap). Have a contest.

 Lyric Challenge: Can you rewrite these traditional lyrics? You choose the language (i.e. English, O’odham, Piipash, or something else!).
Lyrics challenge examples
Here is Ms. Doka's example - Enjoy!
Ms. Doka's lyric example. Try remaking the lyrics yourself!

Special Area: P.E. with Coach B
Jumping Jack Flip! How many times can you flip a water bottle and have it land bottom down in one minute (challenge: You have to do three jumping jacks in order to flip the bottle two times). Points awarded for how many times you can land the bottle! Can you beat Coach B's score? Capture a photo or video and post to social media- don’t forget to tag our schools!  #saltriverschools

Physical Activities for Kids: Get Active at Home!
This 12-minute video contains fun physical exercises for kids they can do at home. These are mini-workouts children can perform in order to get stronger, burn calories and spend some of their infinite energy!

  • On Monday: Create your own movement path outside with chalk.
  • On Tuesday: Family Fun! Play your favorite physical education activity with your family. 
  • On Wednesday: Perform squats while someone calls out math problems for you to answer. 
  • On Thursday: Family Fun! Take turns selecting an exercise to do together. 
  • On Friday: Safely toss a sock – check out Coach B's video

Special Area: Technology with Ms. Tuchawena

  • On Monday: Open Microsoft Word or Paint and create a picture using only shapes. 
  • On Tuesday: Visit Typing.com and take the one-minute typing test for your grade level at least three times.
  • On Wednesday:  Go to www.jr.brainpop.com and click on arts and technology. Choose a video to watch and take the quiz. 
  • On Thursday: Write the directions for a robot to make you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 
  • On Friday Draw plans to create and then build a rocket with materials you already have.

 


Updated 4/13/20

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Special Area: Art with Mr. Crebs
There are so many ways to incorporate art into your everyday activities. Check out these websites: Top 10 Art Activities for Kids & 10 Fun Art Activities You Can Do at Home

NEW! Check out the local Heard Museum website. The Heard Museum is “dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard successfully presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art.”

Be sure to try these activities, too:

  • On Monday: Make 3 Ingredient Play Dough
    • ½ cup cornstarch
    • 1 cup baking soda
    • ¾ cup of water (food color optional)
  • On Tuesday: Use strips of painter's tape to make a design then color over it. Carefully remove the tape to reveal your unique creation.
  • On Wednesday: Paint with an old toy car. Pour some paint on a plate and get the wheels covered in paint and design away.
  • On Thursday: Locate a smooth rock. Color or paint either an animal or a design on it.
  • On Friday: Find an empty tissue box. Paint it, and then cut out eyes and teeth from paper to give it a funny monster face.

Special Area: Library with Mrs. Yurek 
It’s time for Digital Passport! CommonSense.org has an engaging online portal that teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology in a responsible way to learn, create, and participate safely and responsibly online.

  • On Monday:  Students learn how to create safe and secure passwords when logging into Digital Passport and for all other accounts they create. Students will learn what components make a password secure, and identify ways they can create a memorable but secure password, create a secure password.
  • On Tuesday: Students reflect on what it's like to multitask on a cellphone and consider the benefits of focusing on one task at a time. Students will learn that cellphones are powerful, convenient tools for communication
  • On Wednesday: Multitasking is a challenge. Students will reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time.
  • On Thursday: Students evaluate examples of online messages and decide what information is appropriate to share, and when. Students reflect on the benefits of sharing online, while acknowledging that information can spread fast and far.
  • On Friday: Students will classify information that should be kept private online. Predict the effect an online post or message might have on someone's reputation.

Special Area: Music with Mrs. Doka
Check out Cocomelon Sing Along Nursery Rhymes on YouTube.

  • On Monday: Call someone on the phone and sing them your favorite song. This song by Stevie Wonder may provide some inspiration.
  • On Tuesday: Draw all the music notes you know. Click here to review basics.
  • On Wednesday: Draw a rhythm and see if you can teach it to someone else. Click here to watch a YouTube example.
  • On Thursday: Play a rhythm using utensils from your kitchen. Ask a family member to echo what you play. If you need inspiration, click here.
  • On Friday: Choose a song and draw a picture of the story it tells. See if someone else can guess the song.

I shared this info last week. Have you tried these links yet?

Special Area: P.E. with Coach B
Can you beat Coach’s score on this latest Sock in Box game? Have your grown up help you capture a photo or video and post to social media! Tag @SaltRiverSchools on Facebookor Instagram for a chance to have your challenge posted on our page! 

Physical Activities for Kids: Get Active At Home! This 12-minute video contains fun physical exercises for kids they can do at home. These are mini-workouts children can perform in order to get stronger, burn calories and spend some of their infinite energy!

  • On Monday: Spring into Action: Find someone to do 20 jumping jacks with you. Remember to practice social distancing. Challenge each other to do 20 at a time. How many sets can you do?
  • On Tuesday: Read a book while doing a wall sit. How long can you keep your stance?
  • On Wednesday: Help a family member with spring cleaning project OR vacuum the entire house!
  • On Thursday: Sunrise / Sunset: Take a 20 minute walk in the morning and a 20 minute walk in the evening.
  • On Friday: How many squats can you do? Set a goal and work toward it. Start with one…

Special Area: Technology with Ms. Tuchawena

  • On Monday: Create a shopping list for your next meal. Look up the prices in weekly paper ad or online.
  • On Tuesday: Create pixel art grid or graph paper or draw your own grid to get started. Also, visit ABCya.com for a great Pixel Art game!
  • On Wednesday: Create a PowerPoint that includes your name and clip art that describes you or things that
    you enjoy. If you don't own Microsoft Office software, there are some free online slideshow platforms, such as Adobe Spark and Prezi. No access to a computer? Create a presentation of slides using paper.
  • On Thursday: Visit Brain Pop and watch the movie and take a quiz.
  • On Friday:  Visit Typing.com and take the one-minute typing test for your grade level at least three times.

 



Updated 4/6/20

SRES Specials 040520

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Special Area: Art with Mr. Crebs
There are so many ways to incorporate art into your everyday activities. Check out these websites: Top 10 Art Activities for Kids & 10 Fun Art Activities You Can Do at Home (NEW!)Be sure to try these activities, too:

  • On Monday, draw a landscape with trees and cacti. Add color.
  • On Tuesday, color a symbol from your culture(s) that inspires you (for example, you can draw an eagle, a bear claw, the Man in the Maze, etc.). Bonus points if you research what the symbol means!
  • On Wednesday, draw any landscape at night. Add stars the moon. How do colors change when drawing daytime versus nighttime?
  • On Thursday, draw a round house and people in traditional O'odham and/or Piipaash clothing having a meal.
  • On Friday, draw the outline of a bear and add symbols that are meaningful to you inside the outline. 

Special Area: Library with Mrs. Yurek 
It’s Time Capsule Time! A time capsule is a container that holds present day items, such as photos, newspapers, letters and more. It’s typically hidden away for your future self or someone of your choosing to open. Click here to learn how to create a time capsuleNEW! Click here to learn WHY to make a time capsule.  

Time Capsule continued: Did you start this project last week? If not, you can begin now! Check last week's post below for directions to get started, or click the links above for ideas. There are plenty of options!

Time Capsule, continued…

  • On Monday, find some newsy stuff! Locate a newspaper or flyer that shows recent (within the last few weeks or months) news or events to include in your time capsule. Make sure there is a date printed on it as evidence that it came from now.
  • On Tuesday, discover what's trending! Create a list of today's pop culture, such as the #1 hit song, TV show, or movie from this week. What catchy phrases are people saying? Is there a name for a popular dance crazy? Write about those things for your time capsule, including whether or not you participated in these trends.
  • On Wednesday, think about how you will remember this time of COVID-19 and how a global pandemic impacted you and those around you. Work with your grown up to write or draw about your feelings and experiences, then put it in the time capsule.
  • On Thursday, review all your items and decide if any of them need special protection, such as wrapping in tissue or a small Ziploc bag. Food and liquids should be avoided as this may cause damage to other items (spoilage could occur or it might invite bugs). Get ready to pack your time capsule and decide where you will store it.
  • On Friday, plan a special ceremony with your household and tell them why each item is going into the time capsule. Decide where you will put it for deep storage and place a seal with a label that says “Do Not Open until 20__” (you decide - the longer you wait, the more fun you'll have opening it up)! After you store it, leave it alone until it's time to open. 

Special Area: Music with Mrs. Doka
Check out this video about why music is an important part of the school day (and learning from home!). This video is an appeal to keep music in schools, because it has so many benefits for a growing brain!

  • On Monday, create a listening log. Make a booklet to record music that you listen to each day. Also include information about the songs, like the title/artist, genre, mood, instrumentation, etc.  Share it with a family member by reading your log to them.
  • On Tuesday, listen and draw. Fold a piece of paper into four squares and choose four different types of music. Now listen to each piece of music and draw whatever you feel as you listen. Color one square for each piece of music.
  • On Wednesday, keep a singing log. Write down what you sing each day. You can sing along with a recording, sing by yourself, or sing with family.
  • On Thursday, write a song. Choose a song that you know very well, (for example, "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star") now change the words, but keep the same melody.  What will you write your song about?
  • On Friday, perform! Pick a song that you would like to perform for someone. You could choose a recording and then lip sync, play air guitar, sing along, or dance to it. Then, perform for a family member or an audience of stuffed animals - or your pet.

I shared this info last week. Have you tried these links yet?

Special Area: P.E. with Coach B
NEW! Can’t Touch This Challenge:

Can you beat Coach B’s score? Have your grown up help you capture a photo or video and post to social media! Tag @SaltRiverSchools on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to have your challenge posted on our page! 

Physical Activities for Kids: Get Active At Home! This 12-minute video contains fun physical exercises for kids they can do at home. These are mini-workouts children can perform in order to get stronger, burn calories and spend some of their infinite energy!

  • On Monday, take a family walk or hike for at least 20 minutes. Play Follow the Leader and Simon Says as you go!
  • On Tuesday, stretch at least 5 different muscles. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds. Reverse the order and stretch again.
  • On Wednesday, honor a belated April Fool's Day and walk backwards carefully. Use a hand mirror to guide your steps. How far can you go without turning around? Be safe!
  • On Thursday, do as many sit-ups as you can. Roll over and do an equal amount of push-ups.
  • On Friday, remember that kids should try to do physical activity for at least 1 hour every day. Today, do 6 jumping jacks, then rest for 6 seconds. Repeat. Go as long as you can (but t least 10 times) and track your record!

Special Area: Technology with Ms. Tuchawena

  • On Monday, create a simple tower with LEGOs or blocks or recycled items. How tall did it get?
  • On Tuesday, pour a little bit of milk in a bowl. Put drops of food coloring in it. Use a toothpick, Q-tip, or pencil tip to mix one color at a time. What happens?
  • On Wednesday, try origami, which is the art of folding paper into objects. Click here for step-by-step instructions on a variety of shapes. Challenge: What unique shapes can you create by folding paper?
  • On Thursday, create your own emoji. What is the meaning behind what you designed
  • On Friday, use the binary alphabet (see image below or click here) to create a secret message. Have a loved one figure it out. 

binary alphabet




Updated 3/31/20

033120 SRES Specials
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Special Area: Art with Mr. Crebs

 

There are so many ways to incorporate art into your everyday activities. Check out this website, and try these ideas below:

  • On Monday, draw your favorite animal (Mr. Crebs' faves are cats or horses).
  • On Tuesday, use markers or watercolor to draw a sunrise or sunset.
  • On Wednesday, use crayons to outline your drawing then watercolor over top.
  • On Thursday, sketch your dream home.
  • On Friday, make a colorful dream catcher from a paper plate. You will need string or yarn. Bonus points if you research to find out the history of the dream catcher and where it originates (which tribe?).

Special Area: Library with Mrs. Yurek

It’s Time Capsule Time! A time capsule is a container that holds present-day items, such as photos, newspapers (if you still receive those), letters, and more. It’s typically hidden away for your future self or someone of your choosing to open. Click here to learn how to create a time capsule.

  • On Monday, find and decorate a box or canister to hold your items. A shoebox, coffee can or a Pringles can are great options for containers.
  • On Tuesday, write a letter to your older self! Describe your thoughts and dreams.  Make sure you put today’s date on the letter. Seal and place in your time capsule container.
  • On Wednesday, have one or more grownups that know you well write a letter to you that you will read in the future. Have them seal the letter for placement into the time capsule. Make sure they put the date on it. Sort through any photographs you may have and ask for permission to include them in your time capsule.
  • On Thursday, draw and label a picture of your favorite things to place in your time capsule.
  • On Friday, write personal goals. For now, for 5 years from now, for 10 years from now, etc.

Time Capsule continued: Save your work from this week and stay tuned for further instructions next week!

Special Area: Music with Mrs. Doka

Check out this video about why music is an important part of the school day (and learning from home!).

  • On Monday, interview your family members about their musical backgrounds and interests. What is their favorite song right now and why? Who are their favorite artists? What does music mean to them? Record their responses; you can write them down in complete sentences, color a picture of their response, create a comic strip of the interview, and/or record your interview on video.
  • On Tuesday, ask yourself about your own musical interests. What is your favorite song and why? Who are your favorite artists? What does music mean to you. Record your responses by writing an essay, coloring a picture of your responses, creating a collage, and/or record yourself on video answering these questions. Also, you might try to make a Venn diagram of your responses with your family member responses.
  • On Wednesday, create a “Soundtrack of My Life” with an imaginary album that shows who you are. Start by making a list of song titles, and for each song describe the music—this could be done either by coming up with your own imaginary songs, or by finding existing songs that would describe your personality/life. Design an album cover to go with your soundtrack.
  • On Thursday, invent a new instrument. Draw a picture of it and describe how it is played, how it’s constructed, and what it sounds like. Or, make one out of recycled materials. 
  • On Friday, create an imaginary band with new instruments for your friends. What kind of music will your band play on these instruments? Draw a picture of your band - what is your band name?

Got music?

Special Area: P.E. with Coach B

Physical Activities for Kids: Get Active At Home! This 12-minute video contains fun physical exercises for kids they can do at home. These are mini-workouts children can perform in order to get stronger, burn calories and spend some of their infinite energy!

  • On Monday, do 20 burpees and 20 crab kicks - OR - try to plank as long as you can.
  • On Tuesday, create an indoor obstacle course. Try to improve your time each time you go through it.
  • On Wednesday, run in place –OR- run laps for 5 minutes. Breathe. Repeat. Do laps around the house or yard.
  • On Thursday, vacuum your entire house and then play outside for 20 minutes. No vacuum? You can sweep!
  • On Friday, take a family walk or hike for at least 20 minutes. Play "Follow the Leader" and "Simon Says" as you go.

Special Area: Technology with Ms. Tuchawena

  • On Monday, build a tower with items in your pantry. Cans! Boxes! Bags! What did you find?
  • On Tuesday, create a maze with straws or blocks, and ball up a scrap of paper and blow it through your maze.
  • On Wednesday, go to code.org and play an hour of code games. Not online? Play some card games.
  • On Thursday, go to Typetastic and do keyboarding games--OR--Draw a keyboard with the letters in the correct place.
  • On Friday, create a grid on the floor. Get two objects and with arrows, code how to get from one object to the other.

 



Updated 3/24/20
Special Areas Activities

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Special Area: Art with Mr. Crebs
  • On Monday, go outside and find a flower or a plant. Sketch of picture of your favorite one and label each part of the plant (research online or using an encyclopedia or ask a family member for help – do your best).
  • On Tuesday, use a pencil, pen, or crayon to trace your hand. What can you turn it in to? (besides a turkey!)
  • On Wednesday, find a variety of items to trace. Create a shapes collage. Label your pictures.
  • On Thursday, go outside and look toward the horizon. Sketch a picture of what you see. The horizon is the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet.
  • On Friday, draw a self-portrait and write about how you are feeling today. A self-portrait is a drawing of you done by you.

Special Area: Library with Mrs. Yurek

  • On Monday, read a book and draw a picture of your favorite character. Re-write the ending so the opposite happens.
  • On Tuesday, interview a person older than you. Ask them what life was like when they were your age.
  • On Wednesday, think of a color. Find something with that color! Play “I SPY” with your family.
  • On Thursday, write a summary of a show you watched on television lately.
  • On Friday, curl up with someone special and read a good book with them! Talk about your favorite part!

Special Area: Music with Mrs. Doka

  • On Monday, find a household item to turn into a drum. How does it sound? Practice a steady beat.
  • On Tuesday, find a string or a ribbon, turn on some music, dance and sway so the ribbon flows.
  • On Wednesday, make up a dance to your favorite song! Put on a show then take a family walk.
  • On Thursday, watch a musical movie with your family. Sing the songs if you know them! Rewind and learn the lyrics!
  • On Friday, write a song for your teacher. Sing it to a family member. Record your performance to share.

Special Area: P.E. with Coach B

  • On Monday, pick 5 different muscles to stretch. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds.
  • On Tuesday, kids should be active sixty minutes EVERY day! Do 60 jumping jacks.
  • On Wednesday, it’s March Madness! Take 64 imaginary jump shots.
  • On Thursday, do as many push-ups as you can.
  • On Friday, play a game that is active. You decide what that is.

Special Area: Technology with Ms. Tuchawena

  • On Monday, construct something with Legos/building blocks. No Legos? Build a fort with blankets.
  • On Tuesday, pick 3 objects to place in a bag. Have another person guess the objects by only touching them.
  • On Wednesday, plan out a design of your dream home on paper. Build a model with recycled items.
  • On Thursday, write the steps to making a sandwich, then ask an adult to help you make one.
  • On Friday, build a tower as tall as possible using only sheets of newspaper. No tape or glue allowed!
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