Fall Festival at Home!

Remote Learning for October 19, 2020

Welcome to our remote fall festival!

It's fall festival day! Well, sort of! Today is a remote learning day, and you will be learning from home. We want you to enjoy this fall day with some fall STEM activities. You will need the supplies we sent home last week to complete today's activities (see below). If you need materials, please come by our office.


There are three activities and read alouds for our pre-K - 2nd grade students AND three different activities and read alouds for our 3rd - 5th grade students. The activities are listed here, but you can find today's read alouds in your SeeSaw or Google Classroom. There are videos by Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Stone here to help you get started!


We'd love to see what you find in your explorations today. Please share your creations with your teachers through ClassDoJo or email. We can't wait to see all your great ideas. And have fun learning from home! See you on Tuesday!

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Pre-K-2 Grade Activities

Five Little Pumpkins

Supplies:


  • 5 little pumpkins
  • 2 clothes pins
  • 2 large craft sticks
  • 2 small craft sticks


Goal: Build a gate to hold your 5 little pumpkins.


1. Listen to Mrs. St. John read Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino. You can find this story on your SeeSaw or Google Classroom page.

2. Make a plan to build a gate using the materials provided to hold your five little pumpkins.

3. Build your gate using the materials.

4. Snap a picture of your gate to share with your teacher.


Enjoy eating your little pumpkins!

Leaf Glider

Supplies:


  • 1 construction paper leaf
  • 4 paper clips


1. Fold the leaf to form a glider and test how far it can fly. It can be flat or round. Be creative.

2. Add two paper clips to the glider and test how far it can fly.

3. Add two more paper clips and test to see how far it can fly.

4. Snap a picture of your glider and send it to your teacher.


Did the leaf glider fly farther with no paper clips, two paper clips, or four paper clips?


Listen to Mrs. St. John read aloud Leaf Man. You can find this story on your SeeSaw or Google Classroom page.

The Dancing Ghost

Supplies:
  • 1 balloon
  • tissue paper


1. Cut out the shape of a ghost from the tissue paper provide. Don't forget to draw a face. (If you don't want to make a ghost, you can cut out a person or animal of your choice)

2. Blow up the balloon.

3. Rub the balloon on your head.

4. Wave the balloon over the ghost (or whatever you cut out of the tissue paper) and watch it dance.

5. Have someone snap a picture of your dancing creation and share it with your teacher.


Listen to Mrs. St. John read aloud The Teeny Tiny Ghost or the Teeny Tiny Teacher. You can find this story on your SeeSaw or Google Classroom page.

Bone Bridge

Supplies:
  • 25 Q-tips
  • 10 small pipe cleaners
  • 10 small craft sticks


Challenge:

Build a bridge at least 1 inch above the building surface while making it as long as possible.


1. Using the materials provided, build a bridge that is 1 inch off the building surface.

2. Build your bridge as long as possible while maintaining its shape and height.

3. Test the bridge for strength by placing items that weigh different amounts on the bridge.

4. Answer the question: What made the bridge stronger or weaker?

5. Snap a picture to share with your teacher.


Listen to Mrs. St. John read aloud Bony Legs. You can find this story in your Google Classroom page.

Apple Tower

Supplies:
  • 1 apple
  • 15 straws
  • pipe cleaners cut into pieces


Challenge:

Build a tower as tall as you can that is strong enough to hold an apple.


1. You can use whole straws or cut them into smaller lengths.

2. Connect the straws to each other with pieces you cut off of the pipe cleaner.

3. Once your tower is built, test it using your apple.

4. When you have built a tower to tallest height to hold the apple, snap a picture to share with your teacher.

5. Enjoy this delicious apple grown on the Brushy Mountains at Perry Lowe Orchards!

The Dancing Ghost

Supplies:
  • 1 balloon
  • tissue paper


1. Cut out the shape of a ghost from the tissue paper provide. Don't forget to draw a face. (If you don't want to make a ghost, you can cut out a person or animal of your choice)

2. Blow up the balloon.

3. Rub the balloon on your head.

4. Wave the balloon over the ghost (or whatever you cut of the tissue paper) and watch it dance.


Listen to Mrs. St. John read aloud The Teeny Tiny Ghost or the Teeny Tiny Teacher. You can find this story in your Google Classroom.

Fun Mystery Science Video and Activity

Why Do Leaves Change Colors in the Fall?
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Autumn Songs for Children - Autumn Leaves are Falling Down - Kids Songs by The Learning Station

Thank you to Perry Lowe Orchards for donating delicious apples!