Specials: May Do #7
More Specials activities for you to BE engaged
Along with the quarter choice board, your Specials teachers will share even more fun activities and practice in this newsletter!
ART: Mrs. Gochis
Contact or send pictures of finished artwork to Mrs. Gochis - email@example.com
Draw an eye with tree branches for lashes
Draw a plant with a face
Reinvent your favorite team’s logo
Draw the moon howling at a wolf
Draw a can of soda pouring out rainbows
Paper Weaving (K-5th grades)
Materials: Paper (newspaper, construction paper, drawn or painted on paper, magazines, etc), scissors
Bake Tie-Dye Cookies! (K-5th grades)
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, flour, food coloring, paper, pencil
Dandelion Squish Drawing (K-5th grades)
Materials: Paper, dandelions, markers, colored pencils or crayons
Floral Wallpaper Painting (K-5th grades)
Materials: Paper, paint, paintbrush
Draw a 3D Cake! (2nd-5th grades)
Materials: Paper, pencil, permanent marker, markers, crayons, water, paintbrush
If you have a printer, click on the links, print out and color!
COUNSELOR: Miss Arbaugh
How to contact Miss Arbaugh: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to Zoom one-on-one with me, have your parents send me an email.
Community Service: Collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Resources: Create a calming corner for at home! https://thecounselingteacher.com/2020/05/diy-calm-down-corner-for-your-home.html
Be a good friend: Check out this super short video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FlhKfke1ik
Library: Mrs. Barcus
Contact information- email@example.com
Storytime with Mrs. Barcus- Click on the following link so we can enjoy a book together...
Summer Reading- There are so many opportunities to keep reading over the summer. Here are a few to keep in mind. :)
- Johnson County Library- Click on the following link, https://www.jocolibrary.org/, to learn about all the upcoming events at the Johnson County Library.
- Barnes and Noble- Click on the following link, https://www.thoughtco.com/barnes-and-noble-summer-reading-program-for-kids-1356824, to learn about the upcoming Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program.
- Next Great Read Bookmark- Click and download the Next Great Read Bookmark below to watch over 100 book trailers. Simply scan the QR code on the bookmark and enjoy! What was your favorite book trailer?
Take a look how they turn vegetables into instruments to create an orchestra!
MUSIC: Mrs. Martin
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun websites to check out over Summer:
How a trumpet is made: http://www.viewpure.com/GYxf-_SbCS0?start=0&end=0
How a Carrot recorder is made: Isn't that fun! http://www.viewpure.com/E3Msi24KKHo?
There's a Vegetable Orchestra:
Singing Solfege Scale. http://www.viewpure.com/kK_yQN83kUA?start=0&end=0
Recorder songs to try:
Au Claire de Lune:
Ahrirang Korean Folk Song
Ode to Joy-Beethoven
3rd/4th/5th Hand Game/Body percussion Games
Bim Bum -body percussion movement song
Sevens (clapping game-tricky pattern)
Slide (clapping game)
Alpha Four (body percussion-fun & tricky!)
GREAT WEBSITES FOR EXPLORATION & CREATIVITY:
Prodigies Musical Lessons:
Visual Musical Minds
CREATE YOUR OWN CRASH CAN TO PLAY ALONG TO VIDEOS BELOW:
You need something to use as mallets (pencils) to play on. Grab four different sounds: canned good, empty milk jug filled with beans/rice, box and plastic container. You will need to decide which shape is which sound. Circle-canned good, square-milk jug, triangle-box and the letter X as the plastic container. Try two sounds first. It moves quick. Grab a brother/sister to each pick a different sound shape to play. If you're ready for a challenge try three, then try all four.
See if you can play the following instrument play along videos with your homemade sounds.
Jumping Bee Play Along-Easy:
Jumping Egg Play Along-Easy:
Can-Can Play Along:
Alla Turka Play Along:
William Tell Play Along:
Radetzky March Play Along:
Choir Students: You can sing along with the links below from our choral festival literature. If you're feeling like a super singer, send me a video of you singing a song! I'd love to see you! :)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Mrs. Koester
If you are looking for even MORE fun things to do, ask mom or dad to follow me on Twitter at @DawnKoester1 where I have found a million different easy, fun activities.
Here are a few more things you can try over the summer. Remember to be active each day and to get your heart rate up. You could make your own stethoscope like we used at school; all you need is a funnel and a cardboard tube!
Summer STEM Activities Bucket List To Do Outside
The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
It’s never too early to encourage kids to pursue education and activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It’s important to set future generations up for success as careers in these fields continue to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there will be 10,567 STEM professionals in the workforce by 2028.
This guide features summer camps (check availability/cancellation status), websites, competitions, apps, and career resources for students in elementary school to high school. The gender gap is slowly shrinking in these fields as more initiatives crop up, including organizations such as Girls Who Code, but since women are still vastly underrepresented, we’ve included STEM activities specifically for girls and young women.
I hope this guide inspires kids and teens to use their problem solving skills to find answers to impossible challenges and help shape a better future.