Unified Arts Weekly Update
Art - Guidance - Music - Phys.Ed/Health - Technology/Library
April 13th to April 17th
Activities, Resources, and Opportunities
The following resources and suggested activities are being provided to assist you with various learning activities and opportunities. Please consider having your child/ children participate in any of the below activities that spark an interest in them. These are some great activities to keep a student engaged and learning.
Art: Mr. Arthers
Guidance: Mr. Schriver
Music: Mr. Viera
Phys.Ed/Health: Mr. Gaw
Technology/Library: Mrs. Jarret
Earthday Birthday Art
Greetings from the counselor
PCES/PCMS students and families I hope this letter finds you doing your best. I
know you have been working hard to stay safe and sane in these times, so I
thought that I could help by giving some more fun ideas and activities you can
do to help pass the time with a little fun.
First is to remember to work on your breathing and relaxation/meditation.
Simply practicing for five minutes a day has shown to lower anxiety and help in
our ability to get ourselves to a better place. I hope that some of you have tried
to do the walking meditation we talked about last week and perhaps even been
writing about what you have experienced. If you would like to share what you
have seen/heard please feel free to email me your experiences. I would love to
hear about them.
There are many activities you can do as a family that are fun. I have included
more mandalas for you guys to work on together. This time I tried to pick some
that both parents and kids can enjoy. I found a site that has over 300 Pokemon
mandalas and thought they would be great for both. Some of you parents may
remember playing it as a kid and coloring the pictures could bring back some
great memories to share with your child.
Another great activity could be to create a music playlist with songs that just
make you feel great or gives you energy or makes you laugh. Include songs that
your parents pick too so you can all enjoy them together. We may not always
like each others choices but watching the joy songs bring to each other can
teach us a lot and you never know when you might hear something new that you
Creating a family meal together is another wonderful way to build memories
together and offers a chance to practice new and fun skills. After the meal is
made and you begin to sit down to eat, spend the first five minutes not talking,
just listen to the sounds and smells around you. You helped make that
wonderful smell. Then, talk about what your day was like, what were the best
parts, what were somethings you would like to change/do differently next time.
Parents, I want to take a little time to talk about internet safety. With all of our
work being done online as well as a lot of their free time it is important to talk
with your student about being safe online. Discuss cyberbullying, not putting
personal information on every page that requests it. Most importantly, talk with
them. Be open to their questions, their concerns. Let them know your own
worries and how you will be there for them.
There are countless pages and videos out there that talk about these issues,
read/watch them together and discuss what you saw.
If you have questions you can always contact me through email at
email@example.com or by calling my google voice number at (575)323-0856.
This is a free number, if made through a cell phone.
K - 2 Music - My Dog Rags
My Dog Rags
Here’s an activity that we started before we started our distance learning. You’re going to have to move around a bit, so make sure you have a bit of room on either side of you! Here’s a quick video of me showing you the motions, and then a recording of the song for you to do the motions with.
See the video below!
3 - 4 Music
The cup song is a really fun and easy way to play music at home. All you need is a plastic cup! Here’s a video showing how to play the song. Start slowly until you’ve learned all the moves, then you can try doing it a little bit faster.
You can send a video of you playing the cup song to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 - 6 Music - Rapping!
Email me your written rhymes: email@example.com
Come up with an age appropriate activity that you have never done before. As the weather continues to improve consider what activities you can do by yourself. Try and find an activity that you can sustain for a minimum of 30 minutes.
When you have completed the activity as yourself some questions i.e. What benefits did I get from the activity? What would I do differently next time? Can I adapt the activity to include social distancing? Is this a seasonal activity or something that could be done year round? Suggestions might include: hiking, biking, raking leaves, tidying up around the yard, or gardening.
Be creative and have fun!
Technology/Library -- Try Lightbot
If using a desktop computer, you may have to click on the Flash icon to allow Adobe’s Flash player to run. This will be confirmed in a pop-up message. Once you press “allow”, Lightbot will begin.
Lightbot is also available on your iPads through Self-service.
Lightbot has a series of challenges that require you to move the robot and lighten the dark blue surfaces using turn, move, and light icons. When run, your robot will do what you asked it to do...but is it what you want it to do? You can continue to adjust your code until that level is successfully navigated. To remove an icon from your “steps”, click on it. You can also drag icons to the program panes.
CodeHour has 20 levels. In additional Programming Puzzles features 50 levels and 20 challenge starts to collect for when you want more of a challenge! Anyone in grades K-12 can play, have fun, and learn real programming logic!
There are no in-app purchases in Lightbot!
Technology/Library - Make a Rube Goldberg Model!
Have you ever heard of Rube Goldberg?
Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. Goldberg is best known for his popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets performing simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. (Rube Goldberg Machine, n.d.)
Create a Rube Goldberg (RG) Model using materials you may have around your house. See the video below for an example!
1 Students sketch out your RG project beforehand either on paper or google draw.
2 Students gather materials around their house.
3. Collaborate with your family on the project.
4. Students use your iPad or a phone to video your project.
5. Post your project on our padlet wall: https://padlet.com/kjarret/4yus6qx8dah1
Reference: Wikipedia contributors. (2020, April 3). Rube Goldberg machine. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 19:08, April 8, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rube_Goldberg_machine&oldid=948861719