Longfellow Elementary School

2019 - 2020
Today Day Week Month Year Agenda
       
Monday August 5 5:00pm Meet the teacher
Tuesday August 6 First day of school!
Wednesday August 21-22 Audiology
Thursday August 29 5:00pm Longfellow Curriculum Night
Monday September 2 Labor Day, No school
Friday September 6 9:30am Bus Evacuations
Wednesday September 18 8:10am Extra early release
Thursday September 19 Fall Pictures
Thursday September 26 Audiology
Wednesday October 2 Walk to School day
Friday October 4 End of grading period
Monday October 7-11 Fall break-No school
Monday October 14-18 Parent-teacher conferences
Monday April 6 8:00am Assigned: Kindergarten learning activities -   Build all letters of the alphabet using household items that are approved by an adult for you to use. Please remember to use your green progress reports to help remind you of all the letters. For a challenge tell someone all the sounds of the letters.   Build the numbers 0-20 using household items that are approved by an adult for you to use. Please remember to use your green progress reports to help remind you of the numbers. For a challenge count to 100 for someone in your house.  
  8:00am Assigned: 1st-2nd learning activities - Find 10 things in your house that start with the first letter of your name and write them down.   Find 5 things in your home of each type of shape: triangle, square, rectangle, and circle. Write down what items you find or draw a picture of them. You should find a total of 20 items.   Interview someone in your house.   Ask them to tell you all about their favorite pet - a pet that they have had, or a pet that they want.     Go on a shape hunt in your home or neighborhood while practicing social distancing.  Create a tree map to record and classify the shapes that you found.        
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade at home activities - Spend 10 minutes walking, jumping, or running. Each time you move (a step, jump, hop), skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and then 3s. Challenge yourself with harder numbers to skip count by too!   Read anything you can find in your house, for 20 minutes (books, cereal box, laundry detergent, magazines, recipes, etc.) Then create a Thinking Map to describe what you’ve read.
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th at home activities - Create a double bubble map that compares and contrasts  (tells similarities and differences)two people in your house.  Use 5 different non standard units to measure a bed in your house.    Interview and write about a family member. Taking the time to learn more about the people in your family. Ask deep questions that you do not already know about your family member.  Write down and save these interviews so you can read them again. Write a one or two sentence summary.    Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home. This is a math skill everyone needs to know how to do. A tape measure is ideal for measuring, but if you can’t find one you can use your shoe or a length of paper to measure the length of each wall and add them up to find the perimeter. How many rooms can you measure? Now find the area! Area of a Rectangle l x w units/shoes squared   Area of a square  l x w units/shoes squared        
  8:00am Assigned: Preschool at home activities -   Enjoy books together-  Allow your child to pick a favorite book to read. It’s okay for them to choose the same book over and over again—this helps them learn and build their vocabulary!  Pause often to ask a lot of open-ended questions.  After reading a book together, have fun acting out the story. Talk together about which character you each want to be, what’s happening in the story, and where you are!   As you prepare a snack or meal together, talk about the colors, tastes, textures, and smells of the foods you eat.What happens when you mix ingredients together?
Friday April 10 3:00pm Due: Kindergarten learning activities -   Build all letters of the alphabet using household items that are approved by an adult for you to use. Please remember to use your green progress reports to help remind you of all the letters. For a challenge tell someone all the sounds of the letters.   Build the numbers 0-20 using household items that are approved by an adult for you to use. Please remember to use your green progress reports to help remind you of the numbers. For a challenge count to 100 for someone in your house.  
  3:00pm Due: 1st-2nd learning activities - Find 10 things in your house that start with the first letter of your name and write them down.   Find 5 things in your home of each type of shape: triangle, square, rectangle, and circle. Write down what items you find or draw a picture of them. You should find a total of 20 items.   Interview someone in your house.   Ask them to tell you all about their favorite pet - a pet that they have had, or a pet that they want.     Go on a shape hunt in your home or neighborhood while practicing social distancing.  Create a tree map to record and classify the shapes that you found.        
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade at home activities - Spend 10 minutes walking, jumping, or running. Each time you move (a step, jump, hop), skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and then 3s. Challenge yourself with harder numbers to skip count by too!   Read anything you can find in your house, for 20 minutes (books, cereal box, laundry detergent, magazines, recipes, etc.) Then create a Thinking Map to describe what you’ve read.
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th at home activities - Create a double bubble map that compares and contrasts  (tells similarities and differences)two people in your house.  Use 5 different non standard units to measure a bed in your house.    Interview and write about a family member. Taking the time to learn more about the people in your family. Ask deep questions that you do not already know about your family member.  Write down and save these interviews so you can read them again. Write a one or two sentence summary.    Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home. This is a math skill everyone needs to know how to do. A tape measure is ideal for measuring, but if you can’t find one you can use your shoe or a length of paper to measure the length of each wall and add them up to find the perimeter. How many rooms can you measure? Now find the area! Area of a Rectangle l x w units/shoes squared   Area of a square  l x w units/shoes squared        
  3:00pm Due: Preschool at home activities -   Enjoy books together-  Allow your child to pick a favorite book to read. It’s okay for them to choose the same book over and over again—this helps them learn and build their vocabulary!  Pause often to ask a lot of open-ended questions.  After reading a book together, have fun acting out the story. Talk together about which character you each want to be, what’s happening in the story, and where you are!   As you prepare a snack or meal together, talk about the colors, tastes, textures, and smells of the foods you eat.What happens when you mix ingredients together?
Monday April 13 8:00am Assigned: Kindergarten learning activities - Activity 1 Cook a meal with an adult and then tell a sibling or another family member the steps that it took to cook the meal. Remember to use the sequencing words we learned in class First, next, then last. For a challenge if you have paper try to write the steps down. Activity 2   Count by 10’s to 100 once a day. For a challenge if you have paper write it down as you count.
  8:00am Assigned: 1st-2nd learning activities - Measure the length of your bed using 5 different nonstandard units (such as a shoe, your foot, a pencil, or a lego).   Build a fort out of tables and chairs and blankets. Camp out in it all day and write stories to tell your family over dinner.     Draw a butterfly, and decorate its wings using 2 dimensional shapes.  Remember to make your butterfly symmetrical - the same on both sides. Record how many of each shape you use on your butterfly’s wings.     Interview two family members. Ask them about things that they like.  Create a double bubble map to show how they are the same and different. 
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade learning activities -  Draw a map of your home. Include individual rooms, and be sure to have a key so someone else can tell what the rooms are. Find something (spices, books, movies, cereal boxes, toys) to put in alphabetical order. 
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th learning activities - Take 10 small pieces of paper and write down math facts (without the answers) on them. Once you have the 10 papers written out,  make a rectangle or other pattern on the floor of your bedroom or living room. Now, take a walk on the pattern you just created and every time you step on a problem you have to say the answer out loud.  When you finish, pick them up and shuffle them and do it again. Add more problems if you want.    Have your family join in.Use a flow map to create a timeline of your life from birth to present day. It has to have at least 10 events on it. Share it with a family member and keep it and add to it when a new event happens in your life.    If you watch a movie or tv show, create a flow map of the story elements.  Who are the characters? What is the setting (where and when does this story take place)? What is the conflict (problem)? What are the important details that move the story from the beginning, middle, and end? What is the theme or lesson learned by the main character in this show?  Challenge: Add a frame of reference to include: the title of the show, the date, what you learned from the activity, and why it was important to identify and outline the story elements.  If you have measuring cups in your home, get them out and put them in order from least to greatest. What do you notice about the numbers on top of the fractions? The numerators? What do you notice about the numbers on the bottom of the fractions? The denominators? If you filled the measuring cups with water, how many would it take to make 1 cup? 2 cups? 3 cups?  What combinations can you combine to get equal amounts? Write down the combinations you use to create addition equations or comparing fractions with the greater than, less than, or equal to sign. 
  8:00am Assigned: Preschool learning activities - Make a fort Use chairs and a big bed sheet or blanket to make a fort. Let your child fill it with favorite toys and pretend you’re on a camping trip, in a cave, or in a secret hideout!    Not just a box Use all those extra cardboard boxes (and some strong tape) to build just about anything. Can you build a castle? A rocket ship? A boat? What else?   Find a recipe online to bake cookies, bread, or muffins. Work together to measure, count, and mix ingredients.   Count how many steps it is from your bed to the kitchen ____ steps   Match 5 pairs of socks
  8:00am Assigned: specials learning activities - Listen to a song you like and draw a picture about how it makes you feel.    Demonstrate for someone in your house your worst instrument posture and your best instrument posture. Using your instrument is optional. 
Friday April 17 3:00pm Due: Kindergarten learning activities - Activity 1 Cook a meal with an adult and then tell a sibling or another family member the steps that it took to cook the meal. Remember to use the sequencing words we learned in class First, next, then last. For a challenge if you have paper try to write the steps down. Activity 2   Count by 10’s to 100 once a day. For a challenge if you have paper write it down as you count.
  3:00pm Due: 1st-2nd learning activities - Measure the length of your bed using 5 different nonstandard units (such as a shoe, your foot, a pencil, or a lego).   Build a fort out of tables and chairs and blankets. Camp out in it all day and write stories to tell your family over dinner.     Draw a butterfly, and decorate its wings using 2 dimensional shapes.  Remember to make your butterfly symmetrical - the same on both sides. Record how many of each shape you use on your butterfly’s wings.     Interview two family members. Ask them about things that they like.  Create a double bubble map to show how they are the same and different. 
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade learning activities -  Draw a map of your home. Include individual rooms, and be sure to have a key so someone else can tell what the rooms are. Find something (spices, books, movies, cereal boxes, toys) to put in alphabetical order. 
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th learning activities - Take 10 small pieces of paper and write down math facts (without the answers) on them. Once you have the 10 papers written out,  make a rectangle or other pattern on the floor of your bedroom or living room. Now, take a walk on the pattern you just created and every time you step on a problem you have to say the answer out loud.  When you finish, pick them up and shuffle them and do it again. Add more problems if you want.    Have your family join in.Use a flow map to create a timeline of your life from birth to present day. It has to have at least 10 events on it. Share it with a family member and keep it and add to it when a new event happens in your life.    If you watch a movie or tv show, create a flow map of the story elements.  Who are the characters? What is the setting (where and when does this story take place)? What is the conflict (problem)? What are the important details that move the story from the beginning, middle, and end? What is the theme or lesson learned by the main character in this show?  Challenge: Add a frame of reference to include: the title of the show, the date, what you learned from the activity, and why it was important to identify and outline the story elements.  If you have measuring cups in your home, get them out and put them in order from least to greatest. What do you notice about the numbers on top of the fractions? The numerators? What do you notice about the numbers on the bottom of the fractions? The denominators? If you filled the measuring cups with water, how many would it take to make 1 cup? 2 cups? 3 cups?  What combinations can you combine to get equal amounts? Write down the combinations you use to create addition equations or comparing fractions with the greater than, less than, or equal to sign. 
  3:00pm Due: Preschool learning activities - Make a fort Use chairs and a big bed sheet or blanket to make a fort. Let your child fill it with favorite toys and pretend you’re on a camping trip, in a cave, or in a secret hideout!    Not just a box Use all those extra cardboard boxes (and some strong tape) to build just about anything. Can you build a castle? A rocket ship? A boat? What else?   Find a recipe online to bake cookies, bread, or muffins. Work together to measure, count, and mix ingredients.   Count how many steps it is from your bed to the kitchen ____ steps   Match 5 pairs of socks
  3:00pm Due: specials learning activities - Listen to a song you like and draw a picture about how it makes you feel.    Demonstrate for someone in your house your worst instrument posture and your best instrument posture. Using your instrument is optional. 
Monday April 20 8:00am Assigned: Kindergarten learning activities
  8:00am Assigned: 1st-2nd learning activities - Tell time-Practice telling someone the time three times a day.   Draw a picture of your favorite room in the house and label what shapes you see.   Ask someone at your house to teach you how to make your favorite snacks.  Write down the directions to create a recipe to follow the next time.    Make a list of 10 words that begin with the letter r, like reduce, reuse, and recycle - then put the words in ABC order.
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade at home activities - Practice Mindfulness for 15 minutes. Make sure there is little noise - no TV or music, no talking. Sit still. Practice breathing. Positive self talk (in your head). Then write a quick write about how you feel immediately after you’re done. 
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th learning activities -   Find a notebook, old envelopes, paper, or something you can turn into a journal or diary. Every day, or several times, try to write about what you are doing, how you are feelling, and set goals for what you want to do when we are free to go back to our usual way of life.  Make a double bubble map, or a list, to compare at school learning to at home learning. Try to write at least 3 similarities and 3 differences for each section. Write and mail a real letter to one of your teachers or principal or classroom pen pal. Address the envelope yourself. Learning to write a letter and address an envelope is important even in the age of email. The thrill of getting a letter in the mail cannot be overestimated. If you would like to send it to your teacher/Mrs. De La Torre, message your teacher for the address. Or send it to school Longfellow Elementary  345 S. Hall  Mesa, AZ 85204 Use coins, cans, cards, scrap  paper torn into small pieces, or any other household items you can build math arrays with. Think about basic multiplication facts. Show 1 group of 2, 1 group of 3, 1 group of 4… all the way through 1 group of 12. You just multiplied and showed your 1s math facts! Now try your 2s. 2 groups of 1, 2 groups of 2, 2 groups of 3… all the way through 2 groups of 12. Now you have shown your 2s math facts! Try your 3s. Go through all the facts throughout the week and notice that you are using repeated addition, building array models, skip counting, and ultimately learning your math facts families. 
  8:00am Assigned: specials learning activities - Using items at home, create sound effects for a story you like (a book or one you made up)   Keep a steady beat and count to 100 OR count by 2’s or 5’s to 100 while keeping a steady beat.   PE Challenge: do each for 30-45 seconds Sit-ups. Two step Bicycle Jumping Jacks Seat balance.   PE Challenge: do each for 30-45 seconds Squat jumps Hold push-up position Flat tire push-ups Speed walk Alligator crawl.   PE Challenge:  Dance- 30 seconds Walk like an elephant- 30 seconds Hold a bridge position- 30 seconds Crunches- 30 seconds Bend + Twist- 30 seconds  
Friday April 24 3:00pm Due: Kindergarten learning activities
  3:00pm Due: 1st-2nd learning activities - Tell time-Practice telling someone the time three times a day.   Draw a picture of your favorite room in the house and label what shapes you see.   Ask someone at your house to teach you how to make your favorite snacks.  Write down the directions to create a recipe to follow the next time.    Make a list of 10 words that begin with the letter r, like reduce, reuse, and recycle - then put the words in ABC order.
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade at home activities - Practice Mindfulness for 15 minutes. Make sure there is little noise - no TV or music, no talking. Sit still. Practice breathing. Positive self talk (in your head). Then write a quick write about how you feel immediately after you’re done. 
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th learning activities -   Find a notebook, old envelopes, paper, or something you can turn into a journal or diary. Every day, or several times, try to write about what you are doing, how you are feelling, and set goals for what you want to do when we are free to go back to our usual way of life.  Make a double bubble map, or a list, to compare at school learning to at home learning. Try to write at least 3 similarities and 3 differences for each section. Write and mail a real letter to one of your teachers or principal or classroom pen pal. Address the envelope yourself. Learning to write a letter and address an envelope is important even in the age of email. The thrill of getting a letter in the mail cannot be overestimated. If you would like to send it to your teacher/Mrs. De La Torre, message your teacher for the address. Or send it to school Longfellow Elementary  345 S. Hall  Mesa, AZ 85204 Use coins, cans, cards, scrap  paper torn into small pieces, or any other household items you can build math arrays with. Think about basic multiplication facts. Show 1 group of 2, 1 group of 3, 1 group of 4… all the way through 1 group of 12. You just multiplied and showed your 1s math facts! Now try your 2s. 2 groups of 1, 2 groups of 2, 2 groups of 3… all the way through 2 groups of 12. Now you have shown your 2s math facts! Try your 3s. Go through all the facts throughout the week and notice that you are using repeated addition, building array models, skip counting, and ultimately learning your math facts families. 
  3:00pm Due: specials learning activities - Using items at home, create sound effects for a story you like (a book or one you made up)   Keep a steady beat and count to 100 OR count by 2’s or 5’s to 100 while keeping a steady beat.   PE Challenge: do each for 30-45 seconds Sit-ups. Two step Bicycle Jumping Jacks Seat balance.   PE Challenge: do each for 30-45 seconds Squat jumps Hold push-up position Flat tire push-ups Speed walk Alligator crawl.   PE Challenge:  Dance- 30 seconds Walk like an elephant- 30 seconds Hold a bridge position- 30 seconds Crunches- 30 seconds Bend + Twist- 30 seconds  
Monday April 27 8:00am Assigned: Kindergarten learning activities - Activity 1: Pick four things in your house and say the first sound of the word. Example: If you choose a table, the first sound in the table is “t”. Activity 2: Pick some of your favorite toys and sort them. You can sort them by color, shape or size. 
  8:00am Assigned: 1st-2nd learning activities - Count how many objects you can find that are black, create a circle map to write those objects.    Write a letter to your teacher (share pictures through dojo or email).   Fraction Scavenger hunt.  Ask someone at home to cut your snack into equal parts each day to show halves (2 equal pieces), thirds (3 equal pieces), or  fourths (4 equal pieces).  Draw the snack and label it with it’s fraction name   Write 2 sentences EACH DAY describing something that you did.  Be sure to include an adverb to describe the action in the sentence. Hint: adverbs often end with ly!
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade learning activities -   Interview 2 family members. This can be in person or over the phone. Create at least 10 questions you will ask them, use the same questions for each interview. After you’ve interviewed both, create a double bubble comparing the two people.  Observe how many living things you can see out of a window in your home. Record them in a line plot. Put an “x” above the name of the animal each time you see it and see which animals you see most often throughout the day. 
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th learning activities - Create a time capsule with your family that you can open a year from now. Include a letter from every person in your family that describes what is happening in the world and how you feel about it. You can also include a small object that is from your life if you want. Have your parents put it away and in a year bring it out and read the letters.    Make a double bubble map, or a list, to compare at school learning to at home learning. Try to write at least 3 similarities and 3 differences for each section.    Classify twenty everyday objects by shape, size, color, height, mass, and material. What one is biggest, what one is smallest. What one is darkest in color, what one is lightest in color?    If you have measuring cups in your home, get them out and put them in order from least to greatest. What do you notice about the numbers on top of the fractions? The numerators? What do you notice about the numbers on the bottom of the fractions? The denominators? If you filled the measuring cups with water, how many would it take to make 1 cup? 2 cups? 3 cups?  What combinations can you combine to get equal amounts? Write down the combinations you use to create addition equations or comparing fractions with the greater than, less than, or equal to sign. 
  8:00am Assigned: specials learning activities -   Using items at home, create sound effects for a story you like (a book or one you made up).   Find 5 items around your house that make a metal sound. Choose your fav. And play a steady beat while singing a song   PE challenge-do each for 30-45 seconds, repeat all 4 times, jumping jacks, crunches, pretend jump rope, sit-ups.    Game challenge- blow up a balloon and practice bumping, setting or keeping the balloon up with different body parts, like an elbow or knee. 
  8:00am Assigned: KinderU at home learning - Gross Motor   With your body parts discover how many times you can stomp your feet, clap your hands, roll your eyes etc. Do as many times as you can and count   Sensory   In a blender or food processor add a spoonful of water to 1 small squirt of dish soap. Scoop out onto a plate, or tray. Practice writing numbers you know    
Friday May 1 3:00pm Due: Kindergarten learning activities - Activity 1: Pick four things in your house and say the first sound of the word. Example: If you choose a table, the first sound in the table is “t”. Activity 2: Pick some of your favorite toys and sort them. You can sort them by color, shape or size. 
  3:00pm Due: 1st-2nd learning activities - Count how many objects you can find that are black, create a circle map to write those objects.    Write a letter to your teacher (share pictures through dojo or email).   Fraction Scavenger hunt.  Ask someone at home to cut your snack into equal parts each day to show halves (2 equal pieces), thirds (3 equal pieces), or  fourths (4 equal pieces).  Draw the snack and label it with it’s fraction name   Write 2 sentences EACH DAY describing something that you did.  Be sure to include an adverb to describe the action in the sentence. Hint: adverbs often end with ly!
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade learning activities -   Interview 2 family members. This can be in person or over the phone. Create at least 10 questions you will ask them, use the same questions for each interview. After you’ve interviewed both, create a double bubble comparing the two people.  Observe how many living things you can see out of a window in your home. Record them in a line plot. Put an “x” above the name of the animal each time you see it and see which animals you see most often throughout the day. 
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th learning activities - Create a time capsule with your family that you can open a year from now. Include a letter from every person in your family that describes what is happening in the world and how you feel about it. You can also include a small object that is from your life if you want. Have your parents put it away and in a year bring it out and read the letters.    Make a double bubble map, or a list, to compare at school learning to at home learning. Try to write at least 3 similarities and 3 differences for each section.    Classify twenty everyday objects by shape, size, color, height, mass, and material. What one is biggest, what one is smallest. What one is darkest in color, what one is lightest in color?    If you have measuring cups in your home, get them out and put them in order from least to greatest. What do you notice about the numbers on top of the fractions? The numerators? What do you notice about the numbers on the bottom of the fractions? The denominators? If you filled the measuring cups with water, how many would it take to make 1 cup? 2 cups? 3 cups?  What combinations can you combine to get equal amounts? Write down the combinations you use to create addition equations or comparing fractions with the greater than, less than, or equal to sign. 
  3:00pm Due: specials learning activities -   Using items at home, create sound effects for a story you like (a book or one you made up).   Find 5 items around your house that make a metal sound. Choose your fav. And play a steady beat while singing a song   PE challenge-do each for 30-45 seconds, repeat all 4 times, jumping jacks, crunches, pretend jump rope, sit-ups.    Game challenge- blow up a balloon and practice bumping, setting or keeping the balloon up with different body parts, like an elbow or knee. 
  3:00pm Due: KinderU at home learning - Gross Motor   With your body parts discover how many times you can stomp your feet, clap your hands, roll your eyes etc. Do as many times as you can and count   Sensory   In a blender or food processor add a spoonful of water to 1 small squirt of dish soap. Scoop out onto a plate, or tray. Practice writing numbers you know    
Monday May 4 8:00am Assigned: Kindergarten learning activities - Read a book, listen to a story, watch a tv show, or a movie (pick 1) and then name the characters in the story/book/movie.   What is heavier, your toothbrush or toothpaste? What is lighter, your fridge or a chair? 
  8:00am Assigned: 1st-2nd learning activities - Activity 1: Make a circle map of all the people in your house (put "people in my house" in the middle of the map and the names in the outer circle. Use your circle map to sort and write the names into ABC order.   Activity 2: Make a bar graph or a picture graph of the kinds of shoes in your house (ex. tennis shoes, sandals, boots, high heels). To make a bar graph you draw the number of boxes to match the item and color them in. To make a picture graph you draw the number of pictures to match the type of shoe. Activity 3:  Write a letter to a someone telling them why you love them, and why they are important to you Activity 4: Paper plane challenge - Create a plane, fly it,  then measure with your feet or shoes to see how far it flew.  Then, Challenge your family to a paper plane race!
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade at home activities - 1. Create a daily schedule with different times you will do things. List the time on the left, and your activities on the right. Throughout the day, read a clock to see if you are on time doing your activities.  2. Memorize the words to a new song. Ask your parents if they can teach you one. Maybe it could be one about how special mom’s are since Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday!
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th learning activities - Ask your family and (call friends) what their favorite pizza topping is. Make a bar graph to show what topping is the most favorite.  Learn  new words and create a tree map that has the definition, using the word in a sentence and drawing a picture about it.  Find a notebook, old envelopes, paper, or something you can turn into a journal or diary. Every day, or several times, try to write about what you are doing, how you are feeling, and set goals for what you want to do when we are free to go back to our usual way of life.  Build something out of cardboard or paper! Be sure to measure everything out to ensure accuracy.  report the measurements of what you created and be sure to send us a picture.
  8:00am Assigned: Preschool at home activities - Put 10 coins on table or counter. Practice flipping and counting      Children could choose to imitate their favorite animal through movement and sound and the rest of the players could guess the type of animal  the child is imitating. 
  8:00am Assigned: specials learning activities - Music:   Turn on some music and dance to the beat- show the beat with different parts of your body like your feet, your hands, or your head.   PE:   Try a water bottle flip challenge. Do 5 jumping jacks then flip your water bottle till it lands upright. Repeat the exercise and the water bottle flips for five minute. Try changing the exercise to push-ups or sit-ups later in the day for another five minute activity break. Keep it fun and stay active.   
Friday May 8 3:00pm Due: Kindergarten learning activities - Read a book, listen to a story, watch a tv show, or a movie (pick 1) and then name the characters in the story/book/movie.   What is heavier, your toothbrush or toothpaste? What is lighter, your fridge or a chair? 
  3:00pm Due: 1st-2nd learning activities - Activity 1: Make a circle map of all the people in your house (put "people in my house" in the middle of the map and the names in the outer circle. Use your circle map to sort and write the names into ABC order.   Activity 2: Make a bar graph or a picture graph of the kinds of shoes in your house (ex. tennis shoes, sandals, boots, high heels). To make a bar graph you draw the number of boxes to match the item and color them in. To make a picture graph you draw the number of pictures to match the type of shoe. Activity 3:  Write a letter to a someone telling them why you love them, and why they are important to you Activity 4: Paper plane challenge - Create a plane, fly it,  then measure with your feet or shoes to see how far it flew.  Then, Challenge your family to a paper plane race!
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade at home activities - 1. Create a daily schedule with different times you will do things. List the time on the left, and your activities on the right. Throughout the day, read a clock to see if you are on time doing your activities.  2. Memorize the words to a new song. Ask your parents if they can teach you one. Maybe it could be one about how special mom’s are since Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday!
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th learning activities - Ask your family and (call friends) what their favorite pizza topping is. Make a bar graph to show what topping is the most favorite.  Learn  new words and create a tree map that has the definition, using the word in a sentence and drawing a picture about it.  Find a notebook, old envelopes, paper, or something you can turn into a journal or diary. Every day, or several times, try to write about what you are doing, how you are feeling, and set goals for what you want to do when we are free to go back to our usual way of life.  Build something out of cardboard or paper! Be sure to measure everything out to ensure accuracy.  report the measurements of what you created and be sure to send us a picture.
  3:00pm Due: Preschool at home activities - Put 10 coins on table or counter. Practice flipping and counting      Children could choose to imitate their favorite animal through movement and sound and the rest of the players could guess the type of animal  the child is imitating. 
  3:00pm Due: specials learning activities - Music:   Turn on some music and dance to the beat- show the beat with different parts of your body like your feet, your hands, or your head.   PE:   Try a water bottle flip challenge. Do 5 jumping jacks then flip your water bottle till it lands upright. Repeat the exercise and the water bottle flips for five minute. Try changing the exercise to push-ups or sit-ups later in the day for another five minute activity break. Keep it fun and stay active.   
Monday May 11 8:00am Assigned: Kindergarten learning activities - 1. Students will find two things that are "alike" and "different" and say one sentence on why they are alike and different.  Alike-Two spoons, their alike because they are both spoons. Different- A spoon and a fork, they are different because one is a spoon and a fork. 2. Count how many words are in this sentence "I like pizza because pepperoni is my favorite." Now create your own sentences and count the words in the sentence you create.  Have your family members give you a sentence and count how many words are in the sentences they tell you.  
  8:00am Assigned: 1st-2nd learning activities - Find as many coins as you can around the house and how many you found of each kind.   Collect 5 toys and organize them from largest to smallest. Read a book to someone in your family.  Create a thinking map of the story elements: character, setting, problem and solution Create 2 addition and 2 subtraction story problems.  Challenge someone in your house to solve the problems. 
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade at home activities - 1.Draw and design a machine that could solve a problem you have. Maybe it can fold clothes, or make you lunch, or play baseball with you! It can do anything, serious or fun. Explain to someone in your family what your machine does, and how it works and moves to accomplish it’s task. 2. Look for items around your house and see what shapes you can see in them. Do you have a rectangular table? A square blanket? A round clock? Can you find anything triangular? Draw as many items as you can find and label what the item is, and what shape or shapes you can see within the item.   
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th learning activities - 1. Determine and chart the times that different liquids require, to turn solid in the freezer. See how fast certain temperature water freezes as well as different kinds of liquids, ie. soda, milk, salt water, juice or kool aid. Don’t freeze anything in glass, it will crack!   2. Watch a tv show or a cartoon. Write what the theme is (the lesson that you learned from the program) Make sure you give evidence that supports the theme.    3.  Create a comic book with the characters in the comic book teaching multiplication.  Thinking about things in new ways drives new learning. It’ll be fun to have the comic book characters teaching about math, and your understanding will grow by teaching someone else.
  8:00am Assigned: Preschool at home activities - Sit in a circle with your family. Go around and take turns using words to say something nice about the person next to you. Make sure to say thank you!   Use plastic containers and wooden spoons to make music. Put on a concert with your child as the lead drummer. Using paper and markers/crayons, your child can also make "tickets" to the show.  
  8:00am Assigned: specials learning activities - Music:  Create a totally new instrument at home. You  can make it out of materials you have around your home OR draw your imaginary instrument on a piece of paper. At the end, give it a cool name!   PE:  Play sock ball. Place a box or basket by the wall. Roll a sock into a ball. Take 5 large steps away from the box or basket and mark your spot. Hit your sock ball into the basket with the bottom of your shoe as a racket. Retrieve the sock and repeat. See how many times you can make the basket in one minute.    Try the couch sit challenge. Stand and sit, stand and sit. How many repetitions can you do in 30 seconds, rest and repeat. 
Friday May 15 3:00pm Due: Kindergarten learning activities - 1. Students will find two things that are "alike" and "different" and say one sentence on why they are alike and different.  Alike-Two spoons, their alike because they are both spoons. Different- A spoon and a fork, they are different because one is a spoon and a fork. 2. Count how many words are in this sentence "I like pizza because pepperoni is my favorite." Now create your own sentences and count the words in the sentence you create.  Have your family members give you a sentence and count how many words are in the sentences they tell you.  
  3:00pm Due: 1st-2nd learning activities - Find as many coins as you can around the house and how many you found of each kind.   Collect 5 toys and organize them from largest to smallest. Read a book to someone in your family.  Create a thinking map of the story elements: character, setting, problem and solution Create 2 addition and 2 subtraction story problems.  Challenge someone in your house to solve the problems. 
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade at home activities - 1.Draw and design a machine that could solve a problem you have. Maybe it can fold clothes, or make you lunch, or play baseball with you! It can do anything, serious or fun. Explain to someone in your family what your machine does, and how it works and moves to accomplish it’s task. 2. Look for items around your house and see what shapes you can see in them. Do you have a rectangular table? A square blanket? A round clock? Can you find anything triangular? Draw as many items as you can find and label what the item is, and what shape or shapes you can see within the item.   
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th learning activities - 1. Determine and chart the times that different liquids require, to turn solid in the freezer. See how fast certain temperature water freezes as well as different kinds of liquids, ie. soda, milk, salt water, juice or kool aid. Don’t freeze anything in glass, it will crack!   2. Watch a tv show or a cartoon. Write what the theme is (the lesson that you learned from the program) Make sure you give evidence that supports the theme.    3.  Create a comic book with the characters in the comic book teaching multiplication.  Thinking about things in new ways drives new learning. It’ll be fun to have the comic book characters teaching about math, and your understanding will grow by teaching someone else.
  3:00pm Due: Preschool at home activities - Sit in a circle with your family. Go around and take turns using words to say something nice about the person next to you. Make sure to say thank you!   Use plastic containers and wooden spoons to make music. Put on a concert with your child as the lead drummer. Using paper and markers/crayons, your child can also make "tickets" to the show.  
  3:00pm Due: specials learning activities - Music:  Create a totally new instrument at home. You  can make it out of materials you have around your home OR draw your imaginary instrument on a piece of paper. At the end, give it a cool name!   PE:  Play sock ball. Place a box or basket by the wall. Roll a sock into a ball. Take 5 large steps away from the box or basket and mark your spot. Hit your sock ball into the basket with the bottom of your shoe as a racket. Retrieve the sock and repeat. See how many times you can make the basket in one minute.    Try the couch sit challenge. Stand and sit, stand and sit. How many repetitions can you do in 30 seconds, rest and repeat. 
Monday May 18 8:00am Assigned: K-2 at home activities - -Make 3 different airplane designs: Predict which will fly the furthest, test them all, and measure their distance using an object of your choice (ex. Your hand or foot, or a toy or pencil).   -Have a flashlight party: read a book with a flashlight and the lights off; retell the story to your family before bed.   -Create 20 addition and subtraction flash cards.  Challenge others in your house to a math facts race -Make a list of 10 nouns, 10 verbs, and 10 adjectives, and 10 adverbs.  Then use the words to create 10 silly sentences. 
  8:00am Assigned: 3rd grade at home activities - Create a book of memories from third grade! You can draw pictures, write stories or poems, list what some of your favorite things were this year. Think about your classmates, your favorite lessons or special days that Longfellow had and record them. Share your book with someone in your family and explain why you have enjoyed third grade.  Find a recipe you can follow and have all the ingredients for and cook food for you and your family. Make sure you are able to measure amounts of food (with special cups and spoons, or using the size of your hand if your parents can help you) and follow directions closely so it comes out delicious!
  8:00am Assigned: 4th-6th at home activities - Name 5 vertebrates (they have spine like a dog) and 5 invertebrates (they don’t have a spine or backbone like a snake).  Watch a tv show or a cartoon. Write what the theme is (the lesson that you learned from the program) Make sure you give evidence that supports the theme.  Find, pick, and dissect a flower.  Think and act like a scientist when you choose a flower and carefully take apart its parts. Show a family member or draw what you have discovered. Check out this site to learn more about dissecting a flower. Try using some read aloud like The Wild Robot by Peter Brown as a jumping off point.Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”  
  8:00am Assigned: specials learning activities - PE activity: Plank Challenge for a total of 60 seconds- 10 seconds forearm plank position, 10 seconds repeat with right leg lifted off ground, 10 seconds repeat with left leg lifted, 10 seconds repeat with right arm lifted, 10 seconds repeat with left arm lifted off ground, 10 seconds original forearm plank position. Repeat different times of the day.   More sock ball fun- stack three plastic cups on the table or couch. Step back 5 steps. Throw sock ball at cups. When they fall you get one point. Run back to the starting spot and throw again. How many points can you get in one minute?   Music Activity:  Create a summer playlist of your top 3 favorite songs to share with your family and friends.
Thursday May 21 3:00pm Due: K-2 at home activities - -Make 3 different airplane designs: Predict which will fly the furthest, test them all, and measure their distance using an object of your choice (ex. Your hand or foot, or a toy or pencil).   -Have a flashlight party: read a book with a flashlight and the lights off; retell the story to your family before bed.   -Create 20 addition and subtraction flash cards.  Challenge others in your house to a math facts race -Make a list of 10 nouns, 10 verbs, and 10 adjectives, and 10 adverbs.  Then use the words to create 10 silly sentences. 
  3:00pm Due: 3rd grade at home activities - Create a book of memories from third grade! You can draw pictures, write stories or poems, list what some of your favorite things were this year. Think about your classmates, your favorite lessons or special days that Longfellow had and record them. Share your book with someone in your family and explain why you have enjoyed third grade.  Find a recipe you can follow and have all the ingredients for and cook food for you and your family. Make sure you are able to measure amounts of food (with special cups and spoons, or using the size of your hand if your parents can help you) and follow directions closely so it comes out delicious!
  3:00pm Due: 4th-6th at home activities - Name 5 vertebrates (they have spine like a dog) and 5 invertebrates (they don’t have a spine or backbone like a snake).  Watch a tv show or a cartoon. Write what the theme is (the lesson that you learned from the program) Make sure you give evidence that supports the theme.  Find, pick, and dissect a flower.  Think and act like a scientist when you choose a flower and carefully take apart its parts. Show a family member or draw what you have discovered. Check out this site to learn more about dissecting a flower. Try using some read aloud like The Wild Robot by Peter Brown as a jumping off point.Write or tell a story titled “What if humans had to leave the Earth and no one remembered to turn off the last robot?”  
  3:00pm Due: specials learning activities - PE activity: Plank Challenge for a total of 60 seconds- 10 seconds forearm plank position, 10 seconds repeat with right leg lifted off ground, 10 seconds repeat with left leg lifted, 10 seconds repeat with right arm lifted, 10 seconds repeat with left arm lifted off ground, 10 seconds original forearm plank position. Repeat different times of the day.   More sock ball fun- stack three plastic cups on the table or couch. Step back 5 steps. Throw sock ball at cups. When they fall you get one point. Run back to the starting spot and throw again. How many points can you get in one minute?   Music Activity:  Create a summer playlist of your top 3 favorite songs to share with your family and friends.
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