The Nighthawk Talk

Your Quest for Excellence!

Edition #2---What's Cooking?

Are you a chef? Maybe baking is more your style. Watch this video to see what our surprise guest has to say about her skills in the kitchen. We encourage you to continue learning over the summer break with hands-on, engaging activities. 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.

Last week, there were activities focused around the weather. How did you do? If you did not have a chance to check it out or did not finish working on the activities go to Edition #1.

ALERT: Let's start a gallery of photos! Send pictures of you working on activities, reading, or of any finished projects to I will post them on the John Ross Library Facebook page as well as randomly selecting some for this newsletter. What are you waiting for--get cookin' !

Grades Pre-K -2: Yum, Yum in our tum!

Read cooking or food books. Help your grown up make your favorite foods.

31 Delicious Food Books for Kids

Capstone Interactive UN: ross PW: school --type food in search box.

Grades Pre-K-2: Let's Cook Together

DREME - Development & Research in Early Math Education

Cooking together offers many learning opportunities for talking about math. This site has tips for families and recipes to try.

Talk About Math Through Recipes

Grades Pre-K-2: My favorite tradition is...

Have an adult or older sibling help you understand the word tradition.

On a piece of paper, draw a favorite family tradition.

Pretend this is your refrigerator! What is inside? Write some details about this tradition on the back of the drawing.

What traditions do you have on your favorite holiday? Describe how you feel on your favorite holiday.

Do you have a favorite snack that you enjoy time and time again? With an adult, make that favorite snack.

Grades Pre-k-2: Donut Worry, Be Happy!

Our town bakers need a new shape for their donuts! Create a new shape for a donut and explain to your family why your design should be the new shape for doughnuts. You could use clay to create a model of your new shape, or just draw it on paper.

Pre-K-2: Cook, Eat, Repeat!

Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be self directed and independent. It also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Here's some recipes you can follow! Have fun!

Daniel Tiger

Dirt Cups

Pre-K-2nd: Saying Goodbye to Technology -Digital Citizenship cont. (

Sometimes it can be hard to get off of a device when you're having fun!
Watch this video for tips on how to say goodbye to a device when your time is up.
Ask the following questions:
1.Do you ever have a hard time pausing when you're in the middle of watching a show or playing a game? If so, why do you think it's hard to pause?
2. Why do you think it's important to stop what you're doing and pause for people, even if you don't want to?

Saying Goodbye to Technology

Grades 3rd-5th: Food Truck Fun

Food trucks are the latest! Design your own food truck and share it with your family.

Food Truck Fun

Grades 3rd-5th: Baking Math for Families and Young Children

10 habits to form to employ math skills in baking.

Baking Math for Families and Young Children

Grades 3rd-5th: Food is All Around Me!

What are your favorite foods? Where did they come from? Make a list of the ingredients in your favorite food. Look up the ingredients to see the country of origin.

Look at the different restaurants in the Edmond area. Identify 5 different cultural traditions you see around town.

Grades 3rd-5th: Kitchen Tools

A chef has just moved to a new, smaller kitchen. You have been tasked to design a new tool for her that is able to do multiple tasks. Using 10 items or less, design a tool that can do two different kitchen tasks, such as stirring and flipping.

Grades 3rd-5th: Cook, Eat, Repeat

Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skill. Following recipes encourages children to be self directed and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Here's some recipes you can follow:

Homemade ice cream

More recipes

Grades 3rd-5th: The Power of Words Online-Digital Citizenship cont. (

Discuss the power of words especially when chatting online and answer these questions with an adult at home:

1. Why do you think the other player made those comments to Guts?
2. What did Guts do in response to the mean words?
3. How is getting called names online similar to getting called names in person?
4. What are the rules of S.T.O.P.? What can you do if someone is mean to you online?

The Power of Words

IXL Super Summer Challenge

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

Who can answer at least 60 questions this week?

Woo hoo! Give it up for these students who practiced IXL during the week of June 7th!

Israel Buford

Olivia Yoo

Klinton Morris

Ciara Beaver

Weston Edwards

LeNia Carter

Kamiya Webb