Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
April 17, 2020
Contacting J/J During the School Interruption
I continue to hope you and your families are well. I want to thank the students for embracing Remote Learning in the manner they have. We have received an exceptional response. We are very cognizant that this is such a stressful time for many families. If we can help and support you in any way, please email any of us and we will be eager to provide assistance.
As previously announced by Superintendent Murphy, we will continue with our remote learning next week as opposed to breaking for April Vacation. Our Remote Learning Site is updated with next week’s plans. Please keep in mind that Monday is Patriots’ Day. Therefore, the plans will begin Tuesday, April 21st.
Please take care of yourselves and try to enjoy the long weekend in the best way that your family can. Check out a couple of video messages below!
Take care and stay healthy.
THE ESTIMATION STATION IS BACK!
The estimation station will be coming to you remotely! Every week, your child can look for it on the remote learning site in their weekly learning plans. Estimates will be accepted until 3PM on Fridays; winners will be announced the following week. Did your child find the link to this week's estimate? Ask them what they estimated. How did they come up with that number?"
IN OUR READING CORNER.........
April is National Poetry Month
Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year on a day during National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others, share it on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem or maybe send a poem to a far-away friend or relative so they receive it on Poem in Your Pocket Day, which is Thursday, April 30.
Choose your favorite poem or create your own and send to your teacher by April 28. We will share them with everyone on April 30, Poem in Your Pocket Day. #JJPride #pocketpoem
JUST FOR FUN ZONE
Apollo 13 Was Launched 50 Years Ago
It was 50 years ago Monday (April 13, 1970) that the Apollo 13 crew famously told NASA: "Houston, we've had a problem." Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise were on their way to the moon when they experienced an explosion in the service module of their spacecraft. "Apollo 13 in Real Time" is a site featuring about 17,000 hours of audio recorded inside Mission Control as well as video from NASA press conferences. The project also syncs some previously silent mission control footage with audio from the archives. Relive the Apollo 13 mission in real-time, beginning with the launch as it happened at 2:13 p.m. ET on April 11.
Link: Apollo 13 in Real-Time
Birds Are in the Air - It's Spring!
Bird watching is something you can do from inside your home when it's raining or outside on your deck and something the whole family can enjoy together. If you'd like to attract birds to your home and have a hobby you can enjoy year round, here's some simple ideas to make bird houses, bird feeders and bird water feeders from recyclable items you may already have in your home.
Bird Water Feeder
Link: 10 Different Birdhouses you can make by recycling items from home
Interested in Learning More About Birds?
If you'd like to identify the birds that are visiting your yard, or watch some birds in their natural habitats, check out these links:
BOKS created an indoor obstacle course which can easily be modified for outdoor use to get the kids up and moving. Reminder that the BOKS team is offering Facebook LIVE BOKS classes each week day at 12PM. You can also sign up for their weekly BOKS bursts which are short 1 to 10 minute physical activities created to help when kids need a 'burst' of energy. Fun for the whole family!
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