Specialist Newsletter

Endeavour Elementary - Week 4

Welcome to Week 4!

Hello everyone! We hope you were able to have a safe and restful Spring Break. It was a good chance for us to take a breath and refresh before we start moving forward with our learning. Please enjoy your week 4 newsletter from the Specialist team at Endeavour - PE, Music and Library.

PE Update with Mrs. Skogstad and Mrs. Marsh

Week 4 Health and Fitness Update

Welcome back from Spring Break & Happy Week 4 of Fitness at home. You can find all links/resources to keep staying active on our connect websites. Mrs. Marsh’s PE connect site/Mrs. Skogstad’s PE connect site. You can also access our websites through CLEVER. Just look for your PE teachers name on the links page.


Reminder to keep doing 2-3 activities a day with April Fitness Calendar.*You can be ready to turn them in after this week.


Grades K-2: APRIL Monthly Fitness Calendar Grades 3-5: APRIL Monthly Fitness Calendar


Grades K-5: Physical Activity “Daily Brain Breaks”- Need a recess or some physical activity in-between at home learning lessons? Click here for a daily activity for this week from Mrs. Skogstad.


Grades K-5: Skills of the Week: Net Sports (Badminton & Volleyball): Check out Badminton ideas & Volleyball skills with Mrs. Marsh & Mrs. Skogstad


*Please note: If you still have not had a chance- challenge yourself to Do the PACER & Push-up test at home with this actual person telling you when to run on the beep & go up & down on the push-up cadence. Set a goal & get moving. Click here for Push-up Cadence on YouTube. Click here for PACER test.

Music Update with Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Caulton

Attention all Music Students!!

1) QUAVER CHALLENGE!

a) Austin Otto wrote a song about being in quarantine.

b) Watch his video here, then submit your lyrics for another verse!

c) Promotions@QuaverMusic.com

d) Deadline is May 1st

e) Yours might be chosen and performed by Austin Otto!

Week 4 Update with Mrs. Murphy

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope you all had a relaxing week off and enjoyed the sun!

This week we are exploring the music of Ireland! When you think of Irish music, you might think of St. Patrick’s Day, but you will find out there is so much more!


To find this week’s materials, click on Mrs. Murphy’s Website, find your grade level, and scroll down! Watch the introductory videos, and then choose 2-3 of the provided activities to explore the Music of Ireland.

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Email me and tell me about what you learned about Irish music this week! You can even send me a picture or a video clip of you interacting with the materials! Reach me at murphyc@issaquah.wednet.edu!


Don’t forget, if you finish this week’s activities and want to keep exploring music, you can find many more enrichment activities for all grades on my website. This week we also have the Austin Otto Quaver Challenge mentioned above! You can also login to Quaver through Clever to access the Student Portal and explore countless music related games, compositions, and activities!

Week 4 Update with Ms. Caulton

1) AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC

a) Learn about what makes a folk song a folk song

b) Watch videos by artists including:

  • Peter Seeger (“This land is your land”)
  • Bob Dylan (“Blowin’ in the wind”)
  • Peter, Paul and Mary (“Puff the magic dragon”)

c) Ms. Caulton gets things started with a performance of “Old Joe Clark”

  • ….while Winston tries to takes a nap
  • Her violin is 100+ years old!
  • Did you know that a violin and a fiddle are the same instrument?



2) RHYTHM RODEO

a) 4th graders learn what “dot” is all about AND

b) Take a dotted note out for a spin with a new recorder song!

c) 2nd graders play a virtual soccer game to test their note naming skills AND

d) use QDos to compose half note melodies.


Find these activities in the Assignments section of your Quaver student dashboard.

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Need instructions to access Quaver? Click here.

Library Update with Mrs. Skosky

Week 4 Focus = Databases at Home!

Hello Endeavour Jaguars! I REALLY miss seeing you in the library each week. I hope you had a good Spring Break. This week I want to highlight two databases that the Library pays for each year:


  • PebbleGo
  • Trueflix


These two databases are both available at home now that we will not be in school again for this school year. These two databases are great sources for non-fiction. So if your child loves to learn about dinosaurs, biographies, and everything in between - this is the place for them! Some of your teachers may have sent links home and some teachers may have linked them through Clever as well but I wanted to make sure everyone had access to these great resources. PebbleGo is geared K-2 (but I use it with 3rd grade too!) and TrueFlix is geared for grades 3-5.

Here is the log in information for both websites in case you need it. Both are also linked on my CLEVER page if your student frequently goes to Clever for their schoolwork. When your student logs onto Clever, all Specialist teachers have a page as well as their classroom teacher, so just click on the Library Page:


Pebble Go:


  • Username = endeavour
  • Password = school


TrueFlix:


  • Username = endeavoures
  • Password = endeavoures

Thanks for Reading!