Middle School SEALS

Closure Week 10 (May 26 – May 28)

Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • What does it mean to be a feminist?
  • It’s the first day of school and your character find a note on their locker door with a surprising message.
  • “Many parents give children a weekly or monthly allowance regardless of their behavior because they believe an allowance teaches children to be financially responsible. Other parents only give children an allowance as a reward for completing chores or when they have behaved properly. Explain what you think parents should do and why.”

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Color Vision SIM

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/color-vision

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes reflecting on your life at home. 

Think of yourself as a historian; what are your routines, the good/bad, anything related to your time at home?

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 25
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Eating and Exercise SIM

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/eating-and-exercise

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 26
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  •  Do you prefer to read books that are parts of series or standalone books?  Why?
  • Your character has been invited to a friend’s house for a sleepover. Something feels eerie and mysterious about the home.
  • Consider the statement, “ Whoever saves a life, saves an entire universe?’”

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Natural Selection SIM

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/natural-selection

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 27

Closure Week 9 (May 18 – May 21)

Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Build a Galaxy

http://kidsahead.com/subjects/12-space/activities/628

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes reflecting on your life at home. 

Think of yourself as a historian; what are your routines, the good/bad, anything related to your time at home?

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 21
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • What is your favorite TV show?  What do you like about it?
  • “If you could live inside any video game, which would you choose?  Why?”
  • Do you think humans will ever live on other planets? If yes, how would our society change? If no, how will we deal with problems like over-population and climate change on our own planet?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Space Math

http://kidsahead.com/subjects/12-space/activities/627

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 22
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science NASA Coding

http://kidsahead.com/subjects/12-space/activities/626

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 23
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • How would your best friend describe you?
  • “If a wizard could tell you anything about your future, what would you most like to know?”
  • Which scientific discovery or invention has changed the world the most, in your opinion? Explain why.

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Does the Moon Rotate?

http://kidsahead.com/subjects/12-space/activities/624

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 24

Closure Week 8 (May 10 – May 16)

Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science CSI Web Adventures – One for Each Day this Week!

http://forensics.rice.edu/

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes reflecting on your life at home. 

Think of yourself as a historian; what are your routines, the good/bad, anything related to your time at home?

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 16
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • Write about a time when someone helped you.  How did you feel afterward?
  • Imagine a future in which we each have a personalized robot servant. What would yours be like? What would it do? What features would it have?
  • Does being fair mean treating everyone exactly the same? (Explain why / why not.)

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science CSI Web Adventures – One for Each Day this Week!

http://forensics.rice.edu/

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 17
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science CSI Web Adventures – One for Each Day this Week!

http://forensics.rice.edu/

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 18
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • Write about a time when someone helped you.  How did you feel afterward?
  • Imagine a future in which we each have a personalized robot servant. What would yours be like? What would it do? What features would it have?
  • Does being fair mean treating everyone exactly the same? (Explain why / why not.)

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science CSI Web Adventures – One for Each Day this Week!

http://forensics.rice.edu/

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 19
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science CSI Web Adventures – One for Each Day this Week!

http://forensics.rice.edu/

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal time

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 20

Closure Week 7 (May 3 – May 9)

Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Environmental Hazards on the Farm

https://opb.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/envh10.sci.life.eco.hazardfarm/environmental-hazards-on-the-farm/#.Wh1_olWnH0M

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline May 4th – May 8th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Make a soundtrack for your life so far. List songs that describe you or different times of your life. (Make the actual soundtrack on Spotify, etc. too!)

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 11
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • Would you rather jump out of a plane or go scuba diving?  Why?
  • Imagine that you woke up tomorrow as a member of the opposite sex. What would be different about your life?
  • How should cyberbullying be tackled?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Climate Kids

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline May 4th – May 8th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic:How would you describe your life right now to the January 2020 version of yourself?

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 12
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Welcome to Recycle City

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline May 4th – May 8th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: How do you feel about distance learning so far?

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 13
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • Write a poem about love—what does it mean?
  • If you were invisible for a day, where would you go and what would you do?
  • If you ran your school, how would you change things?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Climate Challenge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/climate_challenge/index_1.shtml

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline May 4th – May 8th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: You get to guest star on a TV show. What show is it? What happens in this particular episode?

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 14
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Climate Change Game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/hottopics/climatechange/climate_challenge/index_1.shtml

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?
  • What is the most important headline from this week? Why?

History Headline May 4th – May 8th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Review your list of questions from last week, did you get an answer to any of them? What new questions do you have?

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 15

Closure Week 6 (April 26 – May 2)

Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Smog City USA

http://www.smogcity.com/

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 27th – May 1st

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Can honesty honestly be bad? Write about someone, fact or fiction, who gets in trouble for being too truthful.

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Music Musication Activity

Play along with famous pieces using the visual real-time display.

(like Guitar Hero)

Trepak: the Russian Dance from Tchaikovsky’s- Nutcracker

Find something that makes noise or a movement that makes noise. Play or move when the conductor hits the symbol

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 6
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • Write a poem about your favorite activity or hobby.
  • Where would you go, if you could go anywhere in the world? Who would you want to go there with?
  • What’s more important; being healthy or having lots of money? Explain why you think so.

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Lung Attack Test

http://web1.pima.gov/deq/lungattack/lungplay.htm

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 27th – May 1st

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: You have a chance to go back and completely re-do an event in your life. What is it, and how do you change it? What is the outcome? This can be a real or fictional event.

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music BrainPop Activity

Explore musical genres: Watch the video and take the review and/or the graded quiz

Username: BotieffMusic

Password: SFSD20

The Beatles

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 7
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Ozone Science Crossword Puzzle

https://www.epa.gov/ozone-layer-protection/ozone-science-crossword-puzzle

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 27th – May 1st

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Are you enjoying distance learning or would you rather be learning at school?

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Teach Rock Activity

Click on the interactive links in the slide show, then answer the questions at the end of the slide.

Who is Amy Winehouse?

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 8
Subject Content
Language Arts Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 15 minutes. Start  your journal entry with the date and the prompt you chose.

  • Write about the best vacation you ever took.
  • Who do you admire most in history … and why?
  • If you had three wishes, what would you use them for … and what might go wrong?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Enviro-mysteries

http://enviromysteries.thinkport.org/insidestories/

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 27th – May 1st

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Write a list of at least 15 things that make you feel good.

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Classics for Kids Activity

Instruments of the Orchestra and

Match that Rhythm

About Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 9
Subject Content
Language Arts Choice reading book: Read for 30 minutes from a novel of your choice.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Pest Private Eyes

https://pested.unl.edu/PestPrivateEye/PestGame.html

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?
  • What is the most important headline from this week? Why?

History Headline April 27th – May 1st

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Begin a list of questions that you’d like to have answered. They may be about the future or the past.

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Making Music Fun Activity

Read about famous composers and their music.

Scott Joplin / Scott Joplin Word Search

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 10

Closure Week 5 (April 19 – 25)

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. What is something you are afraid of? What helps you to feel less afraid of something? What would you say to a friend or family member who feels scared to help them feel less afraid?
    2. Why did the chicken cross the road? You are a detective and are assigned to the case. How do you solve the mystery?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Learn how to build an Atom.

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-an-atom

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 20th – 24th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Write a narrative about a time when you did something you thought you could not do.

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Music Musication Activity

Play along with famous pieces using the visual real-time display.

(like Guitar Hero)

Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King Playalong

Use any move, sound, and/or percussion instrument, for the 5 different symbols.

Split into 5 groups and play or move when the conductor hits the symbol

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 1
ELD Make sure your journal is up to date!

This week let’s focus on vocabulary! Today’s word is abrupt – sudden or unexpected. Write a sentence using the word or any form of the word. Watch or listen for this word today.

Subject Content
Language Arts “Young People Changing the World” Project: Finish the three response paragraphs from Day Ten.
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Learn how to build a molecule

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/build-a-molecule

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 20th – 24th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Attach an image (photo, magazine, etc.) to your journal entry and write about it.

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music BrainPop Activity

Explore musical genres: Watch the video and take the review and/or the graded quiz

Username: BotieffMusic

Password: SFSD20

Latin Music

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 2
ELD Did you hear or read the word abrupt yesterday?  Write another sentence using this word.

Read the paragraph below and find the main idea:

*John Chapman planted apple trees in Ohio in the early 1800’s.  He carried the seeds all over the country.  He sold the seeds or just gave them away to people.  Chapman was a very kind man.  He loved people, animals, and trees.  The story of Johnny Appleseed is the story of his life.

*The paragraph mainly tells:

  1. A) how apple trees grow from seeds
  2. B) where we get the story of Johnny Appleseed
  3. C) when Chapman lived in Ohio
  4. D) how Chapman traveled the country
Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
  2. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
    1. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
      1. Do you hear what I hear? Set a timer for 10 minutes and write about all of the sounds you hear in those 10 minutes.
      2. Is there something you are good at doing? Write about your best strengths
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Chemical Equations

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balancing-chemical-equations

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 20th – 24th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Create a brand new holiday with its own traditions, rituals, foods, and activities.

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Teach Rock Activity

Click on the interactive links in the slide show, then answer the questions at the end of the slide.

Design a Distortion Pedal

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodles Day 3
ELD Today’s vocabulary word is bewilder – to confuse completely.  Write a sentence using this word.

Read the paragraph below and choose the correct word in context.

*Sand paintings are made with colored sand.  They show animals or people.  Native Americans make them on the ground at __(*1)___ times of the year.   But these sand paintings don’t last long.  The wind __(*2)___ them away.

*1  A) minutes    B) certain    C) still    D) worse

*2  B) whisks    B) pulls    C)breaks    D) drives

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. “Young People Changing the World” Project: Write a one paragraph response to answer the following question: How are young people using their power to change the world?
  2. Use and cite examples from the three articles.
  3. This is a personal response – you can include your own opinions this time!
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Conductivity of Materials

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/legacy/conductivity

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?

History Headline April 20th – 24th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal topic: Make your bucket list for the next five years, the next ten years, and for life.

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Classics for Kids Activity

Instruments of the Orchestra and

Match that Rhythm

About Edvard Grieg

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 4
ELD Did you hear or read the words abrupt or bewilder yesterday?  Today, write a sentence for each word in sentences that make sense together.

Then read the paragraph below and answer the questions using inference:

*One day Kim went to the mall with her dad.  First, they visited a shoe store.  Kim’s dad just looked at the different shoes, but Kim bought two pairs.  Then they decided to go to a toy store.  There, Kim bought a game and a soccer ball.  Kim’s dad soon got tired.  He was ready to go home, but Kim wanted to look in several more stores.

*Which is probably true?

  1. A) Kim’s family was very poor.
  2. B) Kim didn’t like the mall.
  3. C) Kim’s dad was mean to her.

D)  Kim loved to go shopping.

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. Write a sequel to one of your favorite fairy tales. For example, what was Goldilocks’ next adventure after she left the bears?
    2. What do you think will be the future for cell phones? Will people still use them in 25 years or will something else take its place?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Energy Forms and Changes

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/energy-forms-and-changes

Social Studies History Headline: Read about today’s historical event and respond to the questions:

  • What happened on this day in history?
  • Who was involved?
  • When did it happen?
  • Where did it take place?
  • Why is it important in history?
  • What is the most important headline from this week? Why?

History Headline April 20th – 24th

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Journal Topic: Write about a memory you have made with your family since school has closed

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Making Music Fun Activity

Read about famous composers and their music.

George Gershwin / George Gershwin Word Search

Art Sketch Note Taking & Doodling Day 5
ELD Today’s word is cause – a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a way that some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of an effect.  Write a sentence using this word.

Talk to someone in your family about the words you have learned this week!

Closure Week 4 (April 12 – 18)

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. “Young People Changing the World” Project: Choose a third article to read from the articles offered.
  2. Read the article and highlight facts and details that support the following questions.
    1. What “big issues” are young people working to change in the world?
    2. What pushback are young people getting in response to their activism, and how in turn are young people responding to the criticism?
    3. How does this topic relate to you as a student and what can you do to make change in your community?

Extension: Write a summary paragraph of the article that you read, keeping in mind the three supporting questions.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Continue your cloud-watching experiment.
Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: What are your “binge watch” or reading, or game recommendations?

Primary Source Example: Memoirs of Boston King, British Loyalist

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Daily PE Calendar

Music Musication Activity

Play along with famous pieces using the visual real-time display.

(like Guitar Hero)

Offenbach’s

Can Can Home Edition

Find something that makes noise (instrument, a can, pot, or lid). Make teams or play two parts simultaneously. Each “instrument.” is assigned a symbol. Play your “home instrument” when the falling dots reach your symbol.

Art

Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Play an art game  Quick, Draw! 
  • Main Dish– Create some sidewalk art – use chalk – no chalk: arrange different colored leaves, flowers, grass
  • Dessert – Go Digital Street Art 
ELD Make sure you’re keeping your journal up to date!   Make one short, or long, entry each day.

Today, find a picture in a book or online (take a screenshot, picture, print it, etc.).  Begin a list of adjectives (describing words) for your picture.  Try to write at least 10 words.

Save this for tomorrow.

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. What is your favorite holiday and why?
    2. You are building a new city! What types of things do you think your city needs? How will you convince people to move to your new city?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Conclude your cloud experiment

Conclusion:

Was your prediction accurate? Why or Why not? Please describe the actual weather and cloud observations for Day 5.

Are there other cloud types in OR? What types of weather are they associated with?

How could you make your prediction more accurate?

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: What is your “must have” if you are going to be cooped up inside for a while? Why?

Primary Source Example: Memoirs of Boston King, British Loyalist

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music BrainPop Activity

Explore musical genres: Watch the video and take the review and/or the graded quiz

Username: BotieffMusic

Password: SFSD20

Hip-Hop & Rap

Art Art Menu

ELD Using your list of describing words and your picture from yesterday, write a descriptive paragraph about your picture. Remember to use capitals and punctuation.
Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. “Young People Changing the World” Project: List three facts to support each of the following questions (9 facts total).
    1. What “big issues” are young people working to change in the world?
    2. What pushback are young people getting in response to their activism, and how in turn are young people responding to the criticism?
    3. How does this topic relate to you as a student and what can you do to make change in your community?
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science TITLE: Creative Measuring

Learning Target: Using your hand and other non-standardized things, accurately measure the distance of everyday objects.

Below is a link to the entire activity:

https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/handy-measuring-tool

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: What mattered to you a few days or a week ago that now seems irrelevant (not important)?

Primary Source Example: Cortes Describes the Aztec Capital

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Teach Rock Activity

Click on the interactive links in the slide show, then answer the questions at the end of the slide.

Drawing to Music

Art Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Draw your room as it is.
  • Main Dish– Create a space to make art Make an Art Studio 
  • Dessert – Draw your room as you would like it to be.
ELD Find the main idea:

Sometimes people need help when they get older.  Older people may need help with walking or cooking meals.  At night they count on their family to help them, but during the day older people are often left alone at home.  To help them, some cities have built day-care centers.  Older people can go to these centers during the day.  There they will get any help they need and have someone to talk to.

The paragraph mainly tells:

  1. A) how older people can get the help they need.
  2. B) who cooks meals for older people
  3. C) what families do at night
  4. D) who needs help walking
Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. Write instructions on how to make your favorite snack. Be sure you add your favorite tips and suggestions for how to select the best ingredients!
    2. Look around the current room you are sitting in and choose 3 random objects that are nearby. Now write a story or poem that includes those three items.

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science TITLE: Creative Measuring, Day 2
Learning Target: Using your hand and other non-standardized things, accurately measure the distance of everyday objects.Below is a link to the entire activity:https://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/handy-measuring-tool
Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: What is changing for you because of this?

Primary Source Example: Cortes Describes the Aztec Capital

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Classics for Kids Activity

Instruments of the Orchestra and

Match that Rhythm

Classics For Kids

Art Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Play an art game Color
  • Main Dish– Think of your favorite color – now look around and draw the things you see in that color.
  • Dessert – Go Digital – Take Three Photographs, 1. Warm colors, 2. Cool Colors 3. Complimentary Colors
ELD Write a final copy of your descriptive paragraph.

Read and choose the best words in context:

*The moose looks funny.  It has a big nose and a lot of skin flapping under its chin.  It has four toes on each __(*1)____.   It has big ___(*2)_____, long legs, and almost no tail.  But it is the biggest and strongest kind of deer.

*1  A) hand     B) arm     C) hoof     D) horn

*2  A) shoulders    B) wings    C) fingers    D) words

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. “Young People Changing the World” Project: Using the facts that you wrote last time, write a one paragraph response to each of the following questions (3 total paragraphs).
    1. What “big issues” are young people working to change in the world?
    2. What pushback are young people getting in response to their activism, and how in turn are young people responding to the criticism?
    3. How does this topic relate to you as a student and what can you do to make change in your community?
  2. Each paragraph needs to be fact based. Don’t include your opinion!
  3. Cite your facts properly in each paragraph.
  4. (You’ll finish these paragraphs in a few days – today just work on these for about half an hour).
Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science TITLE: NY TIMES; The Power of Social Distancing

Learning Target: I can interpret a graph to explain the purpose of social distancing

Introduction:

How can social distancing affect the chain of coronavirus transmission?

After looking closely at this graph, think about these three questions:

  • What do you notice? If you make a claim, tell us what you noticed that supports your claim.
  • What do you wonder? What are you curious about that comes from what you notice in the graphs?
  • What’s going on in this graph? Write a catchy headline that captures the graph’s main idea.

The questions are intended to build on one another, so try to answer them in order. Start with “I notice,” then “I wonder,” and end with a catchy headline.

ANSWER: For a better understanding of the chart AFTER you have answered the questions, scroll down to the bottom of this page under NOTES.

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: Describe your family’s trip(s) to the grocery store and “stocking up”.

Primary Source Example: Cortes Describes the Aztec Capital

PE & Health Today’s PE Activity
Music Making Music Fun Activity

Read about famous composers and their music.

Andrew Lloyd Webber / Andrew Lloyd Webber Word Search

Art Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Read your favorite picture book from when you were little.
  • Main Dish– Create like an illustrator Illustration Drawing
  • Dessert – Go Digital Kern
ELD Practice reading your paragraph aloud as fluently as possible.  Record yourself if you can!

Then read the paragraph below and answer the questions using inference:

*A town in California needed a footbridge, but the town leaders couldn’t decide how to build it.  They didn’t know how much money to spend.  One company said it would build the bridge for seven million dollars!  The leaders talked about it for months.  At last, two boys decided to act.  They built the bridge themselves.

*Which is probably true?

  1. The boys like to spend their own money.
  2. Building the bridges was the boys’ job.
  3. After one week, the boys had finished the bridge
  4. The boys got tired of waiting for the town’s plan.

Notes:

Day 10 Graph Interpretation

We are keeping a six-foot social distance and staying at home. The reason for these protections is to slow the spread of coronavirus so we do not overwhelm our healthcare system and fewer people die. What could happen if there were no protections as shown in the top graph? One infected person could infect two more people, and each of them could infect two more people each, and on and on. But, if the first infected person infected only one person instead of two, this would result in fewer infected people overall. If many people followed social distancing practices, this reduced rate of transmission could significantly decrease the number of people infected and reduce the number of deaths.

Closure Week 3 (April 5 – 11)

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. If you had one wish what would it be?
    2. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
    3. Who is your favorite person on the planet? What do you like most about that person? Why?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures. How is your life different than it was before? What does your daily schedule look like? What’s something new that you’ve tried?

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science TITLE: Flowers, flowers, everywhere!

Learning Target:  I can analyze my observations about flower structures and determine if two different types of flowers have the same basic structures.

Introduction

In this time away from school, have you noticed how beautiful it is outside?  Spring is an amazing time of year for blooming flowers!  While they come in many different shapes, sizes and colors, do flowers have the same basic structures?  Your goal for this project is to find out if they do.

Background

The diagram below shows the basic structures found in a flower.

Materials:

  • 2 different types of flowers
  • A pair of tweezers if you have them
  • Two sheets of paper and a pen/pencil

Steps

  1. Take a walk outside, and from Where You Have Permission, collect a flower that is interesting to you.
  2. Study the diagram above, then study your flower to find the structures found on the diagram.
  3. With this flower, first remove the sepals and tape them on the paper. Draw a box around them and label the box: Sepals, FLOWER 1.
  4. Next, remove the petals, stamens and pistil, in that order, and tape them onto the same sheet, drawing boxes and labeling them in the same way.
  5. On a separate sheet of paper, create and fill out a data table for FLOWER 1 (Make sure to label the table FLOWER 1!). See the example below:

OPTIONAL: Instead of taping the pieces to the paper, do careful sketches of the flower parts and label them accordingly.

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt:  What kinds of things are your families thinking/doing/saying?

Primary Source Example: The Titanic, the Wireless Operator’s Story

PE & Health Do your best to complete the daily fitness activities.  You do not have to do the activities all at once, for example if you can’t do 10 push ups, do 5 then 5 more. Remember, we want to try to be active for about 30-60 minutes per day. Play outside, kick a soccer ball around, shoot hoops, walk (even if it is only on your property), ride bikes, etc.

Check out Fitness Blender videos at www.fitnessblender.com or find it on YouTube for additional fitness activities. Find videos through Playworks for some fun ideas https://www.playworks.org/get-involved/play-at-home/. If you want to learn a new dance, try these learn at home dances at https://www.movetolearnms.org/

If you do not have internet access feel free to choose a previous days’ activities or go for a walk, jog, etc. rather than the exercise or dance video.

Today’s activities:

12 push ups
35 sec. Plank
2×10 squats(2 sets of 10)
30 crunches
Stretch

Walk or Bike ride for 15 minutes

Music Musication Activity

Play along with famous pieces using the visual real-time display. (like Guitar Hero)

Mozart’s Rondo

Alla Turka – Home edition – Percussion

Find something that makes noise (instrument, a can, pot, or lid). Make teams or play two parts simultaneously. Each “instrument.” is assigned a symbol. Play your “home instrument” when the falling dots reach your symbol.

Art

Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Play an art game Quick, Draw! 
  • Main Dish – Using one continuous line create the outline of the buildings, houses or trees you see out your window.
  • Dessert – Start an art journal Drawing at home prompts 
ELD Now that we haven’t had ‘school’ for a month, begin a journal of your daily experiences. You may use notebook paper. Write the date at the top of each entry. Write as much or as little as you like. 

Example: April 13, 2020 I have been out of school for a month now. I miss my friends. I even miss school, but don’t tell anyone.

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. “Young People Changing the World” Project: Choose one article to read from the articles below:
    1. ARTICLE: Boat trip: Greta Thunberg, climate activist, plans travel to UN summits
    2. ARTICLE: Student immigrants stage a risky protest at U.S.-Mexico border
    3. ARTICLE: Youth globally protest to save the planet from climate change
    4. ARTICLE: Charlottesville teen goes from targeting a statue to taking on the system
    5. ARTICLE: Parkland activists don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon
    6. ARTICLE: March for Our Lives plans 60-day bus tour to sign up young voters
  2. Read the article and highlight facts and details that support the following questions.
    1. What “big issues” are young people working to change in the world?
    2. What push-back are young people getting in response to their activism, and how in turn are young people responding to the criticism?
    3. How does this topic relate to you as a student and what can you do to make change in your community?

Extension: Write a summary paragraph of the article that you read, keeping in mind the three supporting questions.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science
  1. Repeat steps 1-5 from Day 1 with a second flower and place the parts on the sheet of paper titled FLOWER 2.
  2. Create and fill out another data table.
  3. Analyze the flower data by drawing conclusions:

Conclusions

Do your two types of flowers have the same basic structures?  If not, how do they differ?

Extension

Plants fall into two main groups called Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons, Monocots and Dicots for short.  The flowers in these two groups have structures in specific numbers.

Most Monocot flowers have structures numbering 3 and 6 while Dicot flowers have structures numbering 2, 4 and 5.  For example, a Dicot flower will have 5 petals.  Based on your data:

Is flower 1 a Monocot flower or Dicot flower?

Is flower 2 a Monocot flower or Dicot flower?

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: What is the #1 concern you have about what is going on right now?

Primary Source Example: The Titanic, the Wireless Operator’s Story

PE & Health 12 push ups
30 sec. Superman
35 sec. Plank
2×10 lunge steps
StretchWalk or Bike ride for 15 minutes
Music BrainPop Activity

Explore musical genres: Watch the video and take the review and/or the graded quiz

Username: BotieffMusic

Password: SFSD20

Jazz

Art Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Draw 3 Blind Contours (Look at your subject while you draw – but don’t look at your paper).
  • Main Dish– Visit Tate Kids
  • Dessert – Go Digital Autodraw
ELD Read the following sentences and choose the main idea; 

*A man in Florida can talk to fish.  He spent a long time learning how to do this.  First, he watched fish very closely.  Then he listened to the noises they made.  Finally, he learned to make the same sounds.  Sometimes the fish listen to him.  At times he can even make them do things.  This man thinks that someday fishermen might be able to call fish to their nets.

*The story mainly tells:

  1. A) why fish listen to sounds
  2. B) who likes to fish
  3. C) how a man talks to fish
  4. D) how the fish never listen to this man
Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. If you could have any secret super power, what would you want it to be and why?
    2. Write about a time you felt really happy. What happened? What made you feel happy?
    3. If you could change the whole world, what would you do to make the world a happier place?

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science TITLE: Clouds and Weather

Learning Target: Make weather predictions based on cloud data collected over four days.

Introduction:

How do we predict weather?  What is the connection between the clouds and today’s weather?

Background Information:

Read: Using Clouds to Predict Weather:

https://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-clouds.htm

Watch: Types of clouds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I00vcHLJXCc

Observations:

Go outside. Look at the clouds and pay particular attention to their shape, color, coverage, location in atmosphere, transparency, etc. Also observe the corresponding weather for the day (dry, cold, windy, humid, etc.).

Procedure:

Sketch the clouds and record the weather over a four-day period. You may want to do this twice a day (morning and evening). Create and complete a data table. See the example below:

Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: How are you occupying your time?

Primary Source Example: The Titanic, the Wireless Operator’s Story

PE & Health Choose a cardio activity of your choice on Fitness Blender or choose to learn a dance.

Or go for a walk or jog.

www.fitnessblender.comhttps://www.movetolearnms.org/

Music Teach Rock Activity

Click on the interactive links in the slide show, then answer the questions at the end of the slide.

Math with the Beatles

Art Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Play an art game  Art Puzzle
  • Main Dish– Enter a contest State Fish Art Contest
  • Dessert – Go Digital – Take a Photo of something outside that looks like you and share your “self-portrait” with friends
ELD Read the following sentences and choose the best words in context:

*Abebe Bikila ran in a 26-mile race.  He ___(*1)___ new shoes for the race.  They hurt his feet, so he took them off and kept running.  Near the end, his ___(*2)____ feet really hurt.  Yet he was the first person ever to finish the race in two hours!

*1.   A) broke    B) painted    C) wore    D) tripped

*2.   A) wild    B) bare    C) silent    D) clown

Bonus:  What is the name for a 26-mile race?

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. “Young People Changing the World” Project: Choose a second article to read from the articles below:
    1. ARTICLE: Boat trip: Greta Thunberg, climate activist, plans travel to UN summits
    2. ARTICLE: Student immigrants stage a risky protest at U.S.-Mexico border
    3. ARTICLE: Youth globally protest to save the planet from climate change
    4. ARTICLE: Charlottesville teen goes from targeting a statue to taking on the system
    5. ARTICLE: Parkland activists don’t plan on slowing down anytime soon
    6. ARTICLE: March for Our Lives plans 60-day bus tour to sign up young voters
  2. Read the article and highlight facts and details that support the following questions.
    1. What “big issues” are young people working to change in the world?
    2. What push-back are young people getting in response to their activism, and how in turn are young people responding to the criticism?
    3. How does this topic relate to you as a student and what can you do to make change in your community?

Extension: Write a summary paragraph of the article that you read, keeping in mind the three supporting questions.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Continue your cloud-watching experiment from yesterday. Make sure to record in your data table.
Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Quarantine Primary Source Journal

Interview an elder in your life: (Try to call someone who doesn’t live in your home)

  • What is your name?
  • Where and when were you born?
  • Where did you grow up?
  • Have you ever experienced a situation similar to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • How was that situation similar or different to our current situation?
  • What advice would you give to someone about keeping a positive outlook during difficult times?
  • Will you tell me one story from when you were my age?
PE & Health 10 burpees
2×12 push ups
35 sec. Plank
2×40 jumping jacks
StretchWalk or Bike ride for 15 minutes
Music Classics for Kids Activity

Listen to Podcasts about composers and take a quiz

About Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Art Art Menu

  • Appetizer – Play an art game Mondrian (Read the instructions carefully)
  • Main Dish– Create three squares – color them with the colors of the sky at three different times during the day.
  • Dessert – Go Digital Create Comics
ELD Read and choose the correct inference:

*Troy’s dad told him to come straight home after school.  Troy was supposed to help his dad with the car, but after school, Troy talked to some friends for a while.  Then he stopped at the park to play basketball.  When Troy finally got home, he saw that the car was already washed.

*Which is probably true?

  1. A) His dad didn’t mind that Troy was late.
  2. B) Troy got in trouble for being late.
  3. C) His dad was glad that Troy had a good time.
  4. D) Troy had a special treat for supper.

Bonus:  What does inference mean?

Subject Content
Language Arts
  1. Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
    1. If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
  2. Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
    1. Write about your favorite sport and why you like it so much.
    2. If you had one wish what would it be? Explain how that would change your life and your family’s lives.
    3. What is your favorite (movie, book, T.V. Show) Write a review of the media you choose and why you think people should watch or read the one you have chosen.

Extension: Keep a journal of what you’re doing every day during these closures.

Math Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:

Science Continue your cloud-watching experiment.
Social Studies Current Events 10 Minutes: Choose a news source to watch/read for 10-15 minutes (CNN10 is a great resource geared towards secondary students but any news source will work!)

Possible news discussion questions:

  • Describe the main news story of the day.
  • What was the most interesting thing you heard about today? What made it interesting?
  • Why do you think it is hard to resolve that topic?
  • What do you think will be happening with that news topic in one week? One year?

Quarantine Primary Source Journal: Spend 10-15 minutes answering the prompt below about your experience in quarantine. Responses can be written or drawn.

Prompt: How do you feel about this? Psyched that you don’t have to come to school? Bored? Worried? Bummed that you aren’t seeing your friends?

Primary Source Example: Memoirs of Boston King, British Loyalist

PE & Health Play Day:  Activities of your choice for 30-60 minutes
Music Making Music Fun Activity

Read about famous composers and their music.

John Williams / John Williams Word Search

Art Art Menu

ELD Find a paragraph in a book and practice reading it as fluently as you can. Record yourself on your phone or tablet if you have one.