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Week 1: June 7 - June 11, 2021

Week 1: Wonderful & Wacky Weather!

Welcome to the first weekly newsletter! This week, we will be learning about wonderful and wacky weather! There are so many fun activities to participate in!
Weather Intro

Grades PK-2

Marvelous Meteorologist

You are a meteorologist this week. Draw, write or record the weather each day; then share it with your family. You can learn more about the weather by reading and talking about weather stories.


Marvelous Meteorologist

Weather Graphing

This is a simple introduction to collecting and analyzing data in grades K-2.


Weather Graphing

Weather Surprise!

Imagine you work for a science museum You've been asked to create a poster about weather. Review "Weather Surprise" with Sid the Science Kid. Draw an image of either a warm region or cold region. What could only live in a cold climate? What could only live in a warm climate?


Weather Surprise!

Wind Direction

How can you test the direction the wind is blowing? Make a device that shows which way the wind blows. It can be made from any materials you like, but it should blow easily in the wind.


Wind Direction & Speed

Yoga

Practice Yoga! Incorporate a few minutes of yoga into your morning routine to prepare for the day or at night to help you relax. Choose the poses you like best. These videos can help get you started.


Yoga for Kids!

Yoga with Adriene

Balance is Important: Digital Citizenship

Balance is important! Watch the video and discuss a balance between technology and other activities.
Now talk about this together:
1. What was your favorite part of the song and why?
2. How can we work together to have media balance as a family?
3. What would that look like? You can even draw a picture that shows your whole family
practicing media balance!


Balance is Important

IXL Summer Boost Skill Plans

The summer boost skill plans highlight foundational and high-priority skills from the previous year to ensure students are on track to succeed in the next grade level. For each subject choose the grade you will enter in the fall.

Language Arts, Week 1:

Math, Week 1:

Grades 3-5

Cloudy with a Chance of...

It's raining food where you live! After reading or watching a video of the book, write or record your own version of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Share your story with your family.


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Make an Anemometer

The site gives instructions for how to make an anemometer and measure the speed of the wind. Speeds could be kept in a log and various analytical questions could be answered about the data.


Make an Anemometer

Weather Wiz

Imagine you work for a science museum You've been asked to create a poster about weather. Review one of the games. Draw an image of either a warm region or cold region. Add plants and animals that could live in your region. Write a caption for each image explaining how the plants and animals' adapted to the environment.


Weather Games

Strong Homes

Using recycled materials from your home, design a house that can withstand the weather elements: wind (use a fan), rain (spray bottle or cup of water), and snow (let ice melt on the top of your home). You can use a casserole dish or cake pan to place your house in to see if it could withstand a flash flood.

Yoga

Practice Yoga! Incorporate a few minutes of yoga into your morning routine to prepare for the day or at night to help you relax. Choose the poses you like best. These videos can help get you started.


Yoga for Kids!

Yoga with Adriene

Rings of Responsibility: Digital Citizenship

Being Responsible on the internet is important!
Discuss these questions after watching the video:
1.How could throwing a bottle out of your window be similar to something you do online?
2. What are the Rings of Responsibility?
3. Have you ever heard the term "digital citizen"? What comes to mind when you hear that term?


Rings of Responsibility

IXL Summer Boost Skill Plans

The summer boost skill plans highlight foundational and high-priority skills from the previous year to ensure students are on track to succeed in the next grade level. For each subject choose the grade you will enter in the fall.

Language Arts, Week 1:

Math, Week 1:

All-Weather Reading!

Try out these weather-related stories!

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
  • Clifford's Puppy Days: Skating with Friends by Sarah Fisch
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney
  • Abigail the Breeze Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 by Lauren Tarshis
  • Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman
  • Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Can it Rain Cats and Dogs? questions and answers about weather by Melvin Berger
  • On The Same day in March: a tour of the world's weather by Marilyn Singer
  • Can you survive storm chasing? an interactive survival adventure by Elizabeth Raum
  • A Cold Snap! : frosty poems by Audrey Baird

Additional Resources