The Nighthawk Talk

Your Quest for Excellence!

Edition #6--- Oh, the Places You'll Go!

"It's not the destination, it's the journey"

--Ralph Waldo Emerson


1. How can you tell elephants like to travel?

They always pack their own trunk!

2. What travels around the world but stays in one corner?

a stamp

3. What did the Pacific Ocean say to the Atlantic Ocean?

Nothing, it just waved.

This week's special guest takes you on a mini trip. Enjoy as she explores the theme of Travel. 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.

5. Edition #5 had you explore oceans and ocean life.


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: My Travel Buddy

Take 3 pieces of paper and fold them in half like a book. Write your name and the words Travel Buddy on the front. Each time you go somewhere, draw or write about where you went. How did you get there? Who went with you? When your Travel Buddy is complete, read it to your family like a book. Click on the links to listen to some stories about traveling.


Travel Books


Capstone Interactive un: ross pw: school Search for books on travel .


Tumblebooks un: johnross pw: books Search for books on travel.

Pre-K-2: Komodo Math

This link has a variety of games involving math to play while traveling.


Go Retro - Family Math Games to Play on the Move

Grades Pre-K-2: National Parks

What is the closest national park to you? What national park would you like to visit? Explore national parks.


https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/explore-parks

Grades Pre-k-2: Creating a Map

We use maps when we travel. Most people now utilize digital maps, but many tourist attractions and parks utilize paper maps to help tourists get around! Create a map of your school, home, or other familiar building. Draw your map from a bird's-eye view.

Pre-K-2nd: INternet Traffic Light :Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia.org)

Watch the video and discuss what the traffic color lights mean. Discuss these questions with an adult at home:
1. The Digital Citizens stayed safe by using the internet traffic light. What does green mean?
2. What should you do when you find a yellow website?
3. What should you do if you accidentally go to a website that isn't right for you?


Internet Traffic Light

Grades 3rd-5th: Time to Travel

Check out these amazing places to visit online. Which one is your favorite?


Virtual Field Trips


Capstone Interactive un: ross pw: school Search for books on travel.


Tumblebooks un: johnross pw: books Search for books travel.

Grades 3rd-5th: Komodo Math

This link has a variety of games involving math to play while traveling:


Go Retro - Family Math Games to Play on the Move

Grades 3rd-5th: Explore National Parks

What is the closest national park to you? What national park would you like to visit? Explore national parks.


https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/explore-parks

Grades 3rd-5th: Creating a Map

We use maps when we travel. Most people now utilize digital maps, but many tourist attractions and parks utilize paper maps to help tourists get around! Create a map of your school, home, or other familiar building. Draw your map from a bird's-eye view. Include a compass rose and map key if necessary.

Grades 3rd-5th: Second Step- Committee for Children

Grades 3rd-5th: My Media Balance-Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia).org)

Watch the video about balancing media and technology.
Discuss the following questions with an adult at home:
1. According to the video, what is media balance?
2. How are some media choices more healthy or less healthy than others?
3. What does media balance look like for you?


My Media Balance

Big picture

Claire LeBlanc reading to her younger sister and stuffed pet.

IXL Super Summer Challenge

Teach a friend or family member a skill that you mastered.


Who can answer another 100 questions this week?


Woo hoo! Give it up for these students who practiced IXL during the week of July 5th!

Miles Appel

Ronnie Harris

Isaac Roy

Jeremiah Ealom

Joshua Thornton

Jack Dobey

LeNia Carter

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