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March 19, 2020


Powell Parents,

First of all, I hope this finds you well. I know that when school is closed it creates uncertainty and puts additional burdens on you as parents.

School is now closed through April 10 and our teachers have been working to create opportunities for kids to learn while they are away from school. Most importantly, our biggest concern is that you and your children are well and that your safety and health come first.

With that in mind, our Powell staff is working to create learning opportunities that can be applied in the home setting. Our goal is to not overwhelm you as parents, but to give your children a little sense of normalcy in regards to learning and keeping them involved in some of what school offers. Even an hour of academic time every day is helpful in making the transition back to school more seamless.

As you know, with long periods away from school like summer time, keeping your child on a schedule can be helpful for their mental and emotional well being.

Teachers have been making contact with families to touch base. You can expect more communication regarding academic activities from your child’s teacher(s) this week and in the coming weeks.

I know this is not easy nor ideal for anyone right now. We would much rather have a school full of our Powell Panthers to work with every day. Our goal is to make the best of this situation that we can and help you and your family do the same.

Below you will find different grade level choice boards. You are welcome to explore all of the choice boards for fun activities.

Please plan to listen to Dr. Null's Facebook Live tonight at 6:00 PM. He will be giving more information as we move forward.

Take care and wash your hands,

Lisa Garrison

Pre-K and Kindergarten

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Kinder Choice Board

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First Grade

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Second Grade

Second Grade Choice Board

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Third Grade

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Fourth Grade

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I miss seeing each of you. I am excited to see what we can accomplish while we have to be apart. I am working out ways we can still have fun creating art. The first activity I have planned will be somewhat familiar to you. This week with so many changes I thought something familiar might be nice. First, I want to start by sharing the following links. The first link is to a YouTube recording of The Dot by Peter H Reynolds, the second link is to The Dot song based on the same book. I LOVE the book The Dot and will probably read it to you again at some point during your Powell career.

After you have listened to the book or the song get your creative juices flowing. If you are able to print the pdf use that page to create a dot or use any piece of paper you have at home. Use the medium of your choice: crayons, markers, watercolor or what you have available.

Your only job is to have fun and create.

I would love to see your creations, this is completely optional. Your families can email a picture of your work to: smathews@conroeisd.net or tag me on Twitter: Stephanie Mathews @PowellArt77381.

Families, please feel free to email me with any questions.

So proud of my Powell Panthers!

Stephanie Mathews

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The Dot Book

Click to enjoy the Dot

Emily Arrow Sings The Dot

Click to sing along with Emily Arrow

The Dot Paper

Click to print a dot day paper

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Physical Education

Hi sweet Powell Panthers,

We really miss you so much and hope you are all doing well and staying safe. We know that you all must be going a little stir crazy and need a little movement. We wanted to share a few things that you can do to take a brain break and get a little exercise.

First you can do a daily activity from the Fitness Log and then add your own activity at the calendar below that.

Powell PE At Home Activities

Click to open fitness log

Wheel of Fitness Game Show

Click to play a fun fitness game


Second, Third, and Fourth graders below you will find a link to a digital choice board. Use your password that you use to log on to the Chromebook to access your Google Drive. If you need your password, email your teacher for help.

K and 1 enjoy watching how to make a computer game with link below. Then enjoy creating your own computer game on Kodable.

How are games made?

Click to watch then try creating a game using Kodable

Kodable Website for Kindergarten and First Grade

Click to open homeroom teachers will email you the password if your child needs it


Hi Powell Panthers!

I miss you already and of course I miss reading to you too! But guess what? You can have your own author visit at home. There are some awesome opportunities right now to hear authors read their own books and teach students to draw their characters! Check these out! Look for dates and times in the first link below! You can also search the hashtag #OperationStoryTime on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to find a favorite author or discover a new one! Keep reading, Panthers! I hope to see you soon.


Mrs. Collins


I hope everyone is doing well! I miss singing and playing with you! Here are some websites you can visit where you can learn more about the instruments of the orchestra:

Classics for Kids

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