- Choice reading book: Read for 15-20 minutes from a novel of your choice.
- If you do not have access to reading books or have read everything in your house, then call your school to discuss acquiring novels.
- Journal: Choose one of the following journal prompts to write about for 10-15 minutes.
- If you had one wish what would it be?
- What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
- 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?
||Interested in fun Math activities for any day of the week? Check out these resources:
- 6th Grade
- 7th Grade
- 8th Grade
||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.
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.
The diagram below shows the basic structures found in a flower.
- 2 different types of flowers
- A pair of tweezers if you have them
- Two sheets of paper and a pen/pencil
- Take a walk outside, and from Where You Have Permission, collect a flower that is interesting to you.
- Study the diagram above, then study your flower to find the structures found on the diagram.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
||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.
12 push ups
35 sec. Plank
2×10 squats(2 sets of 10)
Walk or Bike ride for 15 minutes
Play along with famous pieces using the visual real-time display. (like Guitar Hero)
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.
- 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
||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.