Grundy Ave Newsletter

Resources For at Home Fun and Learning!

Dear Grundy Families;

I hope this newsletter finds you and the family healthy and safe. These are some of the most unprecedented times in our lives! Please know that all of us are thinking of you and we miss you!


The staff and I have put together some fun activities that you and the family can participate in as we navigate this pandemic. These are fun, optional things to do as you are home. Please also know that all updates related to COVID-19 and messages from the school are posted on the Sachem web page which can be found here. As of now, school is closed until March 30th, 2020. Know this can change so keep checking the Sachem home page for the latest updates.


Grundy will be a Grab-n-Go food point and for the next two weeks, breakfast and lunch will be served from 11:00-1:00 Monday through Friday. You just need to show up to receive food. If you need anything else, please email me.


Wishing you all the very best during this difficult time.

Be well,

Mrs. Amato

Virtual Spirit Days

Show your Grundy Spirit! Share on Social Media or send to me, lamato@sachem.edu Use the hashtag #GrundyGreatness and #VirtualSpiritDays
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When a Dragon Moves In...

Using household items, create your own giant sandcastle. Use your imagination and think of all the ways the dragon could help you and illustrate your own page from the story book today. Thanks to author Mark Duplass for reading to us!


Don't forget to share a picture of your creation.

When a Dragon Moves In read by Mark Duplass

Virtual Field Trips

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett

Today's story is: "The Three Snow Bears" by Jan Brett


Here is the link to the FREE Virtual Field trip to visit the Polar Bears in the Tundra.

https://youtu.be/3pI22Seiqag

The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett: Read Aloud
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Lunch DOODLES with Mo Willems!

The Book With No Pictures

Pretend you were given the job to illustrate "The Book With No Pictures."

Choose one or two pages to come up with the pictures. What would they look like?

The Book with no Pictures Read Aloud

Lego Challenge!

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50+ Cheap FUN Indoor Activities for Kids

No More Noisy Nights

This story was about Jackson overcoming his fears and being courageous.

Think about a time when you showed courage. How did you overcome your fears?

No More Noisy Nights read by Tony Hale

50 Calm Down Activities to try with Kids

Jarrett Lerner

The Tale of Two Beasts

This story was all about different points of view. Which one did you like better? Why do you think it's important to try to see things from someone else's point of view?


Could you create a house for Fang that you think he would love to stay in? Use a cardboard box or any materials at home to design a home that you think he would enjoy.

A Tale of Two Beasts read by Sarah Silverman

Ask Kids Authors!

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Mystery Science

If I Ran For President

If you ran for President you would have to do a lot of hard work and study the Nation's problems. Write a speech and tell the American People 3 things you would solve as President.
If I Ran For President read by Lonnie Chavis, Parker Bates and Mackenzie Hancsicsak

Breakout EDU at Home

Please Please The Bees

This book has a simple message of sharing this world and being respectful of each other.

Start a nature diary today. Look out the window and record what you see. Birds, trees, flowers, etc. Then write about ways we can show respect to our environment.

Please Please the Bees read by Rashida Jones

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Hula Hooping is a fun and easy way to get exercise.

Today make a list of 5 ways you can get exercise around your house with your family.

Then, accomplish each of the activities with at least 5 minutes for each.

It's important to get daily activity each and every day!

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen read by Oprah Winfrey

Story Time From Space