Specials: May Do #5

More Specials activities for you to BE engaged

Along with the quarter choice board, your Specials teachers will share even more fun activities and practice in this newsletter!

ART: Mrs. Gochis

Drawing Prompts:

Draw a troll riding a unicorn

Draw something other than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Draw a dragon breathing rainbows

Draw an alien driving a car

Draw an elf jumping on a trampoline

Demo Videos:

Abstract Intuitive Art (K-5th grades)

Materials: Paper and whatever materials you have

Watch Video Here

Drawn Science Beakers & Chalk Paper Marbling (2nd-5th grades)

Materials: Paper, pencil, crayons or markers - Paper, basin of water, chalk, spoon

Watch Video Here

Make Your Own Tic-Tac-Toe Board (K-5th grades)

Materials: Cardboard, scissors, colored pencils, crayons, markers

Watch Video Here

Rock Stack (K-5th grades)

Materials: Rocks, paint, paintbrush

Watch Video Here

COUNSELOR: Miss Arbaugh

How to contact Miss Arbaugh: narbaugh@usd232.org

If you want to Zoom one-on-one with me, have your parents send me an email.

More activities:

Community Service: Many organizations are in need of supplies. If you can help out by donating, check out local news websites to see which places are looking for help! Even donating a $5 leash to a dog shelter helps. I cleaned out my closet and donate lots of clothing to people in need.

Resources: Second Step has many different resources available. https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support

Take Care of Yourself: Check out the graphic below of how to nurture yourself. Check out https://thecounselingteacher.com/ for more ideas!
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Library: Mrs. Barcus

Contact information- jbarcus@usd232.org


Celebrate the Saga-

Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda book series, shows you how to fold Origami Star Wars Characters to use as bookmarks! To choose a character, including Baby Yoda, check out Tom’s entire origami playlist- http://www.viewpure.com/JUezld3lWkA?start=0&end=0

Padawans, try one of these Trials to become a Jedi Knight-

  • Jakku Junkyard- Design, make, and decorate a droid out of found materials at your house.
  • Jedi Mind Test- Gather 5 or more objects and put them in one place, give yourself time to memorize them, cover them up, and see which ones you remember.
  • Feel free to take a picture of your trials and send them to Mrs. Barcus, Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives, at jbarcus@usd232.org.

Star Wars Storytime-

Use the Force, Rey...to read a story! Join Daisy Ridley as she reads Star Wars: BB-8 on the Run.


Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and others read aloud Star Wars books on Storytime with Disney as well.

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MUSIC: Mrs. Martin

You can contact me at smartin@usd232.org

SONG OF THE WEEK: Don't Stop Believing Karaoke track- lyrics there to sing along!


Happy Cinco de Mayo this week! Learn the Mexican hat Dance here!

Video Tutorial on the dance steps: http://www.viewpure.com/p31lF-hY9u0?start=0&end=0

Mexican Hat Dance Music: http://www.viewpure.com/_g8CEOpVSZU?start=0&end=0

K,1, 2:

Deteggtive Percussion: Using body percussion (stomp, pat, clap, snap). Can you pat along with the video when he jumps on the eggs? Try a different body percussion sound.




Epo-i-tai tai E (movement song). So fun & a great challenge with body percussion!



Recorder Songs: Hot Cross Buns


Mary Had a Little Lamb (with a high D)


Epo-i-tai tai E (movement song). So fun & a great challenge with body percussion!



Look for some video assignments from me on your classroom SeeSaw on how we are going to make an iMovie Music Program!! Pick at least one task to complete and submit to me by May 9th. You may complete all 4 tasks if you like :) I'd love you all to be a part of our video program! Email me with questions, my email is smartin@usd232.org.

Choir Students: You can sing along with the links below from our choral festival literature. If you're feeling like a super singer, send me a video of you singing a song! I'd love to see you! :)

Choir Music- Shenandoah

Shenandoah video

Choir Music-Ton The!

Ton The! I love this one!!

Choir Music-Ho Ho Watanay

start video at 1:35.


You can contact Mrs. Koester at dkoester@usd232.org

If you are looking for even MORE fun things to do, ask mom or dad to follow me on Twitter at @DawnKoester1 where I have found a million different easy, fun activities.

Remember, if you have a great idea of something fun for all of us to do, please feel free to send me a video or an email explaining how to do it. I would LOVE to see what you are coming up with to stay active. You can even send videos or pictures of you doing one of the listed activities.

Color Dash!

Equipment: Timer (optional), Paper Plates With The Following Colors On Them: Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, and Yellow.

Setup: Place the plates in a large circle in the playing area. The player will start in the middle of the circle of plates.

Activity Description: Start the timer. The player in the middle will wait until they hear a color called off, then run around that color plate. As the player is running around the plate, the other person should be calling off the next color. The pattern will continue until the last color is called and stop the timer. Players will switch roles.

The floor is lava!

***Get parent permission before starting***

Lava has taken over the floor of your house! Start on one side of the room or piece of furniture. Use objects from around your house to move across the room without falling into the lava. If you fall in, start over and start again. Try using pillows, towels, stuffed animals, towels etc.

Level 2 - Try to touch each wall of the room.

Level 3 - Try to move into and out of different rooms.

Level 4 - Time yourself or siblings to see who can do it the fastest.

Level 5 - Try to cross using the fewest amount of objects.

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Contact Mrs. Hrabik by email at

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Star Wars - May 4

All Star Wars fans know that May 4 — May the Fourth be with you, to be exact — is Star Wars Day. It’s a fun day for fans around the world to reminisce on their favorite franchise, watch some good movies, and honor their favorite characters.

Click below for fun Star Wars STEM activities.

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Earth School From TED Ed

Earth School is a month of daily adventures – or Quests – that will help you understand and celebrate our natural world, while learning about how dependent we are on our planet. The month began on Earth Day (April 22nd) and will end on World Environment Day (June 5th). Week #1's activities have been posted. Within each lesson, you will find fascinating resources compiled by Earth experts and ideas for getting involved in ways that count. Join Earth Day to learn more, create, act and share your journey (#EarthSchool) towards a cleaner and greener life.

Click below to learn more about Earth School.

Take a Code Break - The Internet with Keegan-Michael Key and Vint Cerf

Computer science is super fun because it is creative and playful. Whether it’s solving a puzzle, coding art, or designing an app, you can learn it all during this hour of code. You can join live every Wednesday at noon with the founder of Code.org and special guests for coding fun. If you can't join live, you can watch previous week's recording. Also, when you sign up, Code.org will send you follow up activities from the week's hour. This week, Producer, actor and writer Keegan-Michael Key and "Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf join Code.org Questions? Email me, lsmithhrabik@usd232.org

Click below to sign up to Take A Code Break