Logan Elementary School
Activities and Ideas to Do at Home
Making the Most of School Closures
Although we are sending home work for your children, the days are long when school is canceled. We wanted to put together some suggested schedules and resources for you to help the days pass more productively. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @logan_es_bcps, Instagram @loganesibelong, and Facebook @Logan Elementary School- BCPS for news and additional resources!
Logan ES Teachers
A Sample Day with Ideas to Help Fill the Time
*disclaimer: what follows is a pretty packed day with a lot of transitions. The purpose here is not to impose a structure but to offer ideas for how to break up the time. Think of it as a menu of options; pick and choose what works for your children and your family.
8:00 Make breakfast together
9:00 An hour of schoolwork
10:00 DIY Science project
11:00 Exercise! Here are some Indoor suggestions
12:00 Creative lunch-making
1:00 Second session of schoolwork
2:00 Round 2 of physical activity - we all need it...
3:00 Healthy snack & DIY Crafts project
4:00 Write, rehearse, and perform a play or mock commercial, or dress up time.
6:00 Prepare, eat, and clean up dinner; everyone helps.
8:00 Board Games/showers/read aloud before bed
Great Online BCPS Resources
Here is a reminder about some of the amazing online resources that are available to your child through BCPSOne. Just go to the link below and have your child sign in using his/her user name and password (contact teacher for information if you are unsure). Then go to "Digital Content" to see each resource.
1) Dreambox (math)
2) Tumble Books (books read aloud to students)
3) Pebble Go (topics to learn about/research that has the option to read aloud to you, videos, sound clips, etc.)
4) Brain Pop/Brain Pop Jr. (videos about various topics)
Watch some of your favorite teachers read you some bedtime stories! Remember to create a 4 Symbol Story to go along with any of the stories to receive 20 points for our house!
More videos of teachers modeling how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide coming soon!
Ideas from Ms. Henry
Fine Motor Skills Activities from Ms. Johnson!
Mrs. Chamberlain here! Follow these steps to enjoy an interactive read aloud with yours truly!
1. Listen to the book below :)
2. Then, go to this link to watch a real Octopus be fed.
3. Next, visit PebbleGo and search Octopus to gather some new information!
4. Go to Destiny and search 'Octopus' for an interactive book about our new favorite creature!
From Ms.Tarver 😊
ESOL Resources: Hello to all my students and families! Here are some of my favorite resources to keep you learning and having fun!
· Unite for Literacy is a site with 1000s of books for you to read AND listen to! Arabic and Spanish are just some of the languages that you can listen to while reading in English. This is a great way to build reading comprehension (which means great practice for understanding what you are reading!)
· Learner’s Dictionary is an exciting site where you can learn new words and practice with words you already know! Check out the vocabulary game “ Name that Thing” to test your skill. They also give a “Word of the Day” which shows you a new word, how to pronounce the word
(audio) and examples of how to use it! You may find some interesting words to write your next awesome story!
I hope you enjoy these resources! I miss you and I hope to see you again very soon!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Ideas
Baking = great STEM learning
After you've done all the measuring, then you can think about the chemistry of cooking. At what temperature does butter melt? Or water boil? You and your child can generate hundreds of questions and answers about math and science by the simple act of making cookies.
Then, once those cookies are made, there are all kinds of story problems! If everyone in the family gets an equal number of cookies, how many cookies does each person get? What about the ethical dimensions of cookie-making? Who should get the most? The person who cooks? Who cleans? Who buys the groceries? Or should everyone get an equal amount?