The Nighthawk Talk

Your Quest for Excellence!

Edition #5--- Ocean Fun!

"When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming."

--Dory from Finding Nemo

This week we have two visitors on two separate videos (video #1 and video #2) sharing their their thoughts about this week's theme: the ocean. I hope you have been encouraged to continue your learning with all of these hands-on, engaging activities. Remember, our district content specialists in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and STEM have developed integrated activities that will boost, challenge, and enrich learning. Each week, activities focused around a different theme will be posted in this newsletter, along with IXL challenges and other learning opportunities.


If you missed anything in the past weeks, below are the links to those newsletters:

1. Edition #1--Weather related activities were the focus.

2. Edition # 2 included activities around the theme of cooking/baking. Did you cook up anything tasty?

3. Edition #3 brought you some amazing activities focused around gardening and insects.

4. Edition #4 took you to out of this world with space activities.


ALERT: Remember to send pictures of you working on activities, reading, or of any finished projects to dena.markey@edmondschools.net. I will post them on the John Ross Library Facebook page as well as randomly selecting some for this newsletter.

Grades Pre-K -2: Oceans Adventures

Watch videos about the ocean and marine life. Draw or write about your favorite parts then share it with your grown-up. You can also make ocean -themed art or food. See the links for ideas.

Ocean Books


Capstone Interactive un: ross pw: school Search for books on the ocean or ocean animals


Tumblebooks un: johnross pw: books Search for books on the ocean or ocean animals.

Grades Pre-K-2: Pattern Shapes App

Build your favorite ocean animal using the shape blocks in the app. How many triangles did you use? How many rectangles did you use? Can you make the same shape using different blocks?


Math Learning Center Pattern Blocks App

Grades Pre-K-2: There's A New Ocean!

There is a new ocean! Can you name all 5 oceans? Click on the link to read all about it!


5th Ocean

Grades Pre-k-2: Observing Animals

You want to study an animal like a shark, dolphin, whale, or octopus. How can you watch it without being seen? What can you design that would allow you to see an ocean animal ? Draw your design or make a model of it using legos, paper, or any other material you can think of.

Pre-K-2: Splash and Bubbles

Ocean plants and animals can be very different from each other. They can also have some similarities. Just like humans live in communities of many different types of people, so does life in the ocean. Each person has something valuable to offer others in their community. The same can be said for every plant and animal in the ocean. Even though ocean animals are very different from one another, each contributes something valuable to the ocean environment.


Splash and Bubbles

Pre-K-2nd: How Does Technology Make You Feel?Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia.org)

Learn a 3 step routine to reflect on how technology can make you feel. Watch the video then discuss these questions with an adult at home.
1. The Digital Citizens talked about how technology makes them feel. How do you feel when you use technology?
2. What are some things you do that make you happy?
3. Do you ever feel sad or mad when you use your device? What can you do when technology makes you feel that way?


How Does Technology Make You Feel?

Grades 3rd-5th: Marine Biologist

This week you are going on a virtual field trip. No permission slip needed! Click on the link for more details:


Ocean Activities


Capstone Interactive un: ross pw: school Search for books on the ocean or ocean animals.


Tumblebooks un: johnross pw: books Search for books on the ocean or ocean animals.

Grades 3rd-5th: 10 Unbelievable Facts About the Ocean

Read some of the "unbelievable" facts on this website. Discuss the meaning of some of the mathematical values that you find with a family member or friend. What is surprising about some of these facts? Make a graph, chart, picture, number line or something else that would represent your favorite fact and then share with a family member or friend.


Unbelievable Ocean Facts

Grades 3rd-5th: A New Ocean!

There are now 5 oceans. Can you name all 5? Now that you have identified all the oceans, go explore. Take a virtual field trip to explore shipwrecks, dolphins, or coastlines.


5th Ocean


www.safesearchkids.com

shipwrecks

dolphins

coastlines

sharks

Grades 3rd-5th: Creating a Surfboard

You and your friends like to surf, but it is tough getting all your surfboards to the beach. You saw a foldable kayak, and are wondering if you can create a foldable surfboard that would be easier to transport and still hold up after use. Your board should not buckle when placed in the water. You can test your surfboard in the sink, tub, bowl of water, or pool. Remember the purpose is to reduce the size of the surfboard so it will travel better. Have fun! Let's see what you make.

Grades 3rd-5th: Splash and Bubbles

Ocean plants and animals can be very different from each other. They can also have some similarities. Just like humans live in communities of many different types of people, so does life in the ocean. Each person has something valuable to offer others in their community. The same can be said for every plant and animal in the ocean. Even though ocean animals are very different from one another, each contributes something valuable to the ocean environment.


Splash and Bubbles

Grades 3rd-5th: Super Digital Citizen-Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia).org)

Check out this week's video to see how to be an "upstander" when going online. Discuss these questions with an adult at home:

1. What does a super digital citizen do?

2. In the video, Guts starts to make some "digital" mistakes. What are some of the mistakes and what did Guts do to fix them?

3. How will you be a super digital citizen when you are online?


Super Digital Citizen

Big picture

Claire LeBlanc reading to her younger sister and stuffed pet.

IXL Super Summer Challenge

Practice a "Try something new" skill on your IXL Recommendations wall.


Who can answer another 80 questions this week?


Woo hoo! Give it up for these students who practiced IXL during the week of June 28th!

Abel Seyoum

Connor Lyons

Ronnie Harris

Cindy Yu

Joshua Thornton

Wency He