Deretchin Digest

A Communication Tool for The Dragon Family and Community

Week of March 23, 2020

Online Education Newsletter

A WORD FROM DR. REEVES...Directions on how to navigate this week!

Things To Remember....

This is the first week that our teachers are providing you with learning that will carry your child through the week. We have outlined the curriculum for you, however, we want to remind you that our most important thing right now is that you're taking care of yourself and your children both mentally and physically.


The due dates are there to help keep your child on track, however, we know that every family is in a different place with what's happening in the world around us. Please know that we will work with your family to ensure that your child is successful.


We hope that through the first three nine weeks of school that you've seen the love that our staff has for your children. We are all in this together and we will work together to help resolve anything.



If an assignment is listed on Tuesday and this does not work for your family, please pace yourself throughout the week the best that you can. We know that everyone in CISD is using technology and if you're anything like my family, having all three of my children online at the same time, plus my husband and I trying to work is something we are still trying to figure out. The main thing that we ask is that you communicate with us when you're struggling or when your family needs a different plan.


For those families that it's easier for their child to have a hard copy, we will begin having grade level packets available at the school for you to pick up. This is going to cover the same curriculum that is listed below, however, it won't take the use of the internet to complete the work. These packets will be available by the BIKER B doors (in the bus ramp) beginning tomorrow - Monday March 23rd at 4:00-7:00pm. Unfortunately, our copy machine was not cooperating this weekend when I went to run the copies, so the company will be out in the morning to fix it and we will get the copies outside ASAP. The following week, we will put the copies out earlier on Monday morning. Thank you for your patience.


Thank you for allowing us to serve your family. Please reach out if you need anything and we will be happy to use the resources that we have to help.


Take care and Stay Healthy. -- Dr. Reeves

Example Schedule

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Monday - March 23rd at 10:00

The Deretchin Staff are missing your children. On Monday, March 23rd at 10:00, we will have two groups of Dragon Employees that will complete the routes below.


Social distancing is VERY important right now, so we ask that you remain on your drive way, by your front door, or on your balcony at the apartments and a group of teachers will drive by your house waving and honking to say hello.


There will be one group of teachers that complete sections 1, 2, and 4. The second group of teachers will complete section 3. The reason for the split is to keep the routes to a reasonable amount of time and to deter people from not following the social distancing guidelines.

Our teachers will be reaching out to your families in the next couple weeks to check in and see how things are going. We appreciate your support and understanding.


We look forward to seeing our Dragons tomorrow. Please wear a Deretchin shirt to show your Dragon Pride!

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I can statements -- These are to help you know what the focus is for each day. They are based on the Texas curriculum required for each grade level. You do not need to do anything with the I can statement. The students will recognize these from the Teacher's Board.

Office Hours

Each teacher will host an hour of office hours during the day to answer directly to any grade level questions that you may have regarding your child's assignments. During these times, you will receive a direct answer back if you email the teacher listed below. If you choose to email your child's teacher instead of the teacher in office hours, you will still receive a response within 24 hours. We hope this helps you get the answers faster from teachers as they are all working together to create these assignments.


Please be sure to list your child's name in the subject line of the email as well as their homeroom teacher.


Kinder

Martin - 10:00-11:00 mcmartin@conroeisd.net

Stanley - 11:00-12:00 jograves@conroeisd.net

Neuenschwander - 12:00-1:00 cneuenschwander@conroeisd.net

Michalak - 1:00-2:00 amichalak@conroeisd.net





First Grade Office Hours:

Meyer- 9:00-10:00 cmeyer@conroeisd.net

Ross- 10:00-11:00 lross@conroeisd.net

Beck- 11:00-12:00 lbeck@conroeisd.net

Koehl-12:00-1:00 ekoehl@conroeisd.net

Juneau-1:00-2:00 sjuneau@conroeisd.net

Stauffer- 2:00-3:00 lrisher@conroeisd.net





Second


9:00 - 10:00 Jill jwinters@conroeisd.net

10:00 - 11:00 Sally scaporale@conroeisd.net

11:00 - 12:00 Bailey bwagner@conroeisd.net

12:00 - 1:00 Amy awinters@conroeisd.net

1:00 - 2:00 Bacon lbacon@conroeisd.net




Third

Samantha Halbach, 9:00 - 10:00 shalbach@conroeisd.net

Davelyn Mills, 10:00 - 11:00 dmills@conroeisd.net

Clarissa Montgomery, 11:00 - 12:00 cgmontgomery@conroeisd.net

Shae Cleveland, 12:00 - 1:00 sscleveland@conroeisd.net

Kelly Benner, 1:00 - 2:00 kbenner@conroeisd.net

Nancy Rainbird, 2:00 - 3:00 nrainbird@conroeisd.net



Fourth

8:00- Andrea Mattingly amattingly@conroeisd.net

9:00- Hailey Duncan hduncan@conroeisd.net

10:00- Lori Falterman lfalterman@conroeisd.net

11:00- Kristin Garza kdgarza@conroeisd.net

12:00- Robyn White rrwhite@conroeisd.net

1:00- Ana Whaley awhaley@conroeisd.net




Fifth

Woodul - 8:00 mwoodul@conroeisd.net

Lindsey - 9:00 jlindsey@conroeisd.net

Gilmore - 10:00 cgilmore@conroeisd.net

Woolson - 11:00 jwoolson@conroeisd.net

Renick - 12:00 mschatzrenick@conroeisd.net

Cheung - 1:00 acheung@conroeisd.net

Peduzzi - 2:00 rpeduzzi@conroeisd.net



Sixth

9:00-10:00 Lilly jalilly@conroeisd.net

10:00-11:00 Roz mroznovsky@conroeisd.net

11:00-12:00 Drilling mdrilling@conroeisd.net

12:00-1:00 Schoppe oschoppe@conroeisd.net

1:00-2:00 O’Donnell mnodonnell@conroeisd.net

2:00-3:00 Powell hpowell@conroeisd.net



Fine Arts/PE

8:00-9:00 Childs Choir/Music mchilds@conroeisd.net

9:00-10:00 Colschen Art ccolschen@conroeisd.net

10:00-11:00 Gibson Art diagibson@conroeisd.net

10:00-11:00 Shackelford Band/Music aeshackelford@conroeisd.net

11:00-12:00 Chernitsky PE mchernitsky@conroeisd.net

12:00-1:00 Parra PE tparra@conroeisd.net

1:00-2:00 Dillard Orchestra/Music smdillard@conroeisd.net

2:00-3:00 Shaw Band/Music kashaw@conroeisd.net

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Kindergarten Monday - March 23rd


Math

I can compare two objects with a common measurable attribute (length, weight, or capacity) to see which object has more of/less of the attribute and describe the difference.


Activity: Choose ONE activity to complete each day. While completing any of these activities, please feel free to post your observations on seesaw to show your teacher all the ways you are measuring and comparing objects around your house at home! An example would be:


  1. Click the green + mark to add a post

  2. Take a photo of the two objects being compared

  3. Press the red record button to voice record your observation (“The spoon is shorter than the pencil.” or “The book is heavier than the paperclip”)

  4. Press the green check to post your photo to your student folder


Posting your observations on seesaw is an OPTIONAL portion of the activity.


Comparing Length

  • Choose an object like a pencil.

  • Find some things around your house that are longer than your object

  • Find some objects in the house that are shorter than your object

  • Can you find anything the same length as your object?

Comparing Weight

  • Choose an object like a book.

  • Find some things around your house that are heavier than your object.

  • Find some objects in the house that are lighter than your object.

  • Can you find anything that weighs about the same as your object?

Comparing Capacity

  • Choose an object like a cereal bowl and fill it with water, rice, or sand.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold more than your object.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold less than your object.

  • Can you find anything that holds the same amount as your object?

EXTRA PRACTICE:

Choose ONE activity to complete following your around the house comparison of objects. If you were comparing the LENGTH of items around your house, select the LENGTH practice sheet.


Compare Length Practice: Compare Length Practice.pdf


Compare Weight Practice: Compare Weight Practice.pdf


Compare Capacity Practice: Compare Capacity Practice.pdf


Shorter or Longer Practice: Shorter or Longer Practice.pdf


Reading

I can make personal connections in a variety of text.

Activity:

  • Watch ReadingLesson1.m4v

  • Read independently for 10 minutes.

  • Find a part in the story where you can connect to the characters.


Word Study:

I can identify and produce rhyming words.

Activity:

  • Using the Rhyming Picture Cards.pdf print pages 3-9. Select ONE-TWO pages to focus on. Have your child cut out the pictures and match the rhyming words.

  • Extension: Play a game of “memory” using the rhyming cards. (Again, only focusing on one-two pages at a time!)


Writing

I can plan my writing by generating ideas through discussions and drawings


Activity: Each day, you will plan out a writing idea and generate it into a writing piece.

Ex: What I did this weekend, What did I do at home today, a vacation, create a story. You can come up with the prompt. Here are a few things that you will be practicing and specific things we should see in your writing.


After completing your writing, feel free to upload it to your SeeSaw for your teacher to see.


Please use the links below as reference to what each student will need in his/her writing.


REMINDER: In kindergarten, we are working on writing letters for the sounds that we hear. It is okay if your student does not spell each word correctly as long as you can read it as that word. For example, if your student is trying to spell the word ‘ocean’ they may spell it as ‘oshun.’ This is an acceptable way of spelling in kindergarten.


  • Follow checklist to know what each writing piece should have.

  • Help your student ‘sound out’ a word but do not spell it for them. This also helps with making stronger reading skills.

  • Use the anchor charts attached to help support your student.


Click here for the writing checklist

Click here for the When We Are Done anchor chart

Click here for the How to Write a True Story anchor chart

Click here for writing paper (you can use more than one page if needed)


Social Studies

I can identify the physical characteristics of landforms, bodies of

water, natural resources, and weather.

Activities:

  • Watch Landforms Video What Are Landforms? (Click on link)

  • Discuss the different types of landforms and bodies of water you learned about in the video with a grownup or a sibling: mountains; hills; valleys; plateaus; canyons; deserts; plains; islands; oceans; rivers; lakes; ponds.

  • Look in books, magazines, and outside to see if you can find some of the landforms/ bodies of water you learned about in the video.

  • Draw some of the landforms/bodies of water you found.



Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


Music

I can identify and describe the sound of the string orchestra

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQ0B1Cdz3g

Activity: Identify the instruments by comparing to this instrument chart: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.

Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

Kindergarten Tuesday - March 24th

Math

I can compare two objects with a common measurable attribute (length, weight, or capacity) to see which object has more of/less of the attribute and describe the difference.


Activity: Choose ONE activity to complete each day. While completing any of these activities, please feel free to post your observations on seesaw to show your teacher all the ways you are measuring and comparing objects around your house at home! An example would be:


  1. Click the green + mark to add a post

  2. Take a photo of the two objects being compared

  3. Press the red record button to voice record your observation (“The spoon is shorter than the pencil.” or “The book is heavier than the paperclip”)

  4. Press the green check to post your photo to your student folder


Posting your observations on seesaw is an OPTIONAL portion of the activity.


Comparing Length

  • Choose an object like a pencil.

  • Find some things around your house that are longer than your object

  • Find some objects in the house that are shorter than your object

  • Can you find anything the same length as your object?

Comparing Weight

  • Choose an object like a book.

  • Find some things around your house that are heavier than your object.

  • Find some objects in the house that are lighter than your object.

  • Can you find anything that weighs about the same as your object?

Comparing Capacity

  • Choose an object like a cereal bowl and fill it with water, rice, or sand.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold more than your object.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold less than your object.

  • Can you find anything that holds the same amount as your object?

EXTRA PRACTICE:

Choose ONE activity to complete following your around the house comparison of objects. If you were comparing the LENGTH of items around your house, select the LENGTH practice sheet.


Compare Length Practice: Compare Length Practice.pdf


Compare Weight Practice: Compare Weight Practice.pdf


Compare Capacity Practice: Compare Capacity Practice.pdf


Shorter or Longer Practice: Shorter or Longer Practice.pdf


Reading

I can make personal connections in a variety of text.

Activity:

  • Read independently or with someone for 10 minutes.

  • Practice finding a part in the story that you can connect to the character.


Word Study:

I can identify and produce rhyming words.

Activity:

  • Using the Rhyming Picture Cards.pdf choose ONE-TWO pages to focus on from pages 3-9. Print out the pages and have your child cut out the pictures and match the rhyming words. .

  • Extension: Play a game of “memory” using the rhyming cards. (Again, only focusing on one-two pages at a time!)


Writing

I can plan my writing by generating ideas through discussions and drawings


Activity: Each day, you will plan out a writing idea and generate it into a writing piece.

Ex: What I did this weekend, What did I do at home today, a vacation, create a story. You can come up with the prompt. Here are a few things that you will be practicing and specific things we should see in your writing.


After completing your writing, feel free to upload it to your SeeSaw for your teacher to see.


Please use the links below as reference to what each student will need in his/her writing.


REMINDER: In kindergarten, we are working on writing letters for the sounds that we hear. It is okay if your student does not spell each word correctly as long as you can read it as that word. For example, if your student is trying to spell the word ‘ocean’ they may spell it as ‘oshun.’ This is an acceptable way of spelling in kindergarten.


  • Follow checklist to know what each writing piece should have.

  • Help your student ‘sound out’ a word but do not spell it for them. This also helps with making stronger reading skills.

  • Use the anchor charts attached to help support your student.


Click here for the writing checklist

Click here for the When We Are Done anchor chart

Click here for the How to Write a True Story anchor chart

Click here for writing paper (you can use more than one page if needed)


Social Studies

I can identify the physical characteristics of landforms, bodies of

water, natural resources, and weather.

Activities:



Art

I can understand that people from different places and times have made art for a variety of reasons.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7620e5501c5#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDcfT7D4aOY&list=PLIjLo5lLJgAlpXh1ZAt_xxb1YaQSp8ils

Activity: Instruments of the orchestra on homepage of https://musicplayonline.com/ (username: snow, password: 2020)


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: Play the healthy heart game by tossing a small object onto the game board and completing the activity! Repeat over and over again for more fun! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobDdHeThvamt3Yk0/view?usp=sharing

Kindergarten Wednesday - March 25th

Math

I can compare two objects with a common measurable attribute (length, weight, or capacity) to see which object has more of/less of the attribute and describe the difference.


Activity: Choose ONE activity to complete each day. While completing any of these activities, please feel free to post your observations on seesaw to show your teacher all the ways you are measuring and comparing objects around your house at home! An example would be:


  1. Click the green + mark to add a post

  2. Take a photo of the two objects being compared

  3. Press the red record button to voice record your observation (“The spoon is shorter than the pencil.” or “The book is heavier than the paperclip”)

  4. Press the green check to post your photo to your student folder


Posting your observations on seesaw is an OPTIONAL portion of the activity.


Comparing Length

  • Choose an object like a pencil.

  • Find some things around your house that are longer than your object

  • Find some objects in the house that are shorter than your object

  • Can you find anything the same length as your object?

Comparing Weight

  • Choose an object like a book.

  • Find some things around your house that are heavier than your object.

  • Find some objects in the house that are lighter than your object.

  • Can you find anything that weighs about the same as your object?

Comparing Capacity

  • Choose an object like a cereal bowl and fill it with water, rice, or sand.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold more than your object.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold less than your object.

  • Can you find anything that holds the same amount as your object?

EXTRA PRACTICE:

Choose ONE activity to complete following your around the house comparison of objects. If you were comparing the LENGTH of items around your house, select the LENGTH practice sheet.


Compare Length Practice: Compare Length Practice.pdf


Compare Weight Practice: Compare Weight Practice.pdf


Compare Capacity Practice: Compare Capacity Practice.pdf


Shorter or Longer Practice: Shorter or Longer Practice.pdf


Reading

I can make personal connections in a variety of text.

Video link:

Activity:

  • Watch ReadingLesson2.mov

  • Read independently for 10 minutes.

  • Find a part in the story where you can connect to the characters!


Word Study:

I can identify and produce rhyming words.

Activity:

  • Rhyming Scavenger Hunt!!

    • Print out Rhyme at home.xlsx

    • Students will cut out each word provided. They will read the word and place or tape the card on a household item that rhymes with it!

    • EXTENSION: With the blank cards, challenge students to write their own word that rhymes with something in or outside the house!


Writing

I can plan my writing by generating ideas through discussions and drawings


Activity: Each day, you will plan out a writing idea and generate it into a writing piece.

Ex: What I did this weekend, What did I do at home today, a vacation, create a story. You can come up with the prompt. Here are a few things that you will be practicing and specific things we should see in your writing.


After completing your writing, feel free to upload it to your SeeSaw for your teacher to see.


Please use the links below as reference to what each student will need in his/her writing.


REMINDER: In kindergarten, we are working on writing letters for the sounds that we hear. It is okay if your student does not spell each word correctly as long as you can read it as that word. For example, if your student is trying to spell the word ‘ocean’ they may spell it as ‘oshun.’ This is an acceptable way of spelling in kindergarten.


  • Follow checklist to know what each writing piece should have.

  • Help your student ‘sound out’ a word but do not spell it for them. This also helps with making stronger reading skills.

  • Use the anchor charts attached to help support your student.


Click here for the writing checklist

Click here for the When We Are Done anchor chart

Click here for the How to Write a True Story anchor chart

Click here for writing paper (you can use more than one page if needed)


Science

I can differentiate between living things and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.

Activities:

Watch- Short Stories for Kids -Living and Non-living Things

Discuss-Think about the characteristics of living and non-living things and discuss with a grownup or a sibling what you learned.

  • Living things: Grow, move, eat, need water, reproduce

  • Non-Living things: Do not grow, do not move, do not eat, do not need water, do not reproduce

Observe- Go on a walk with a grown up and play the Living Things/ Non-Living Things Challenge. One of you is living things and the other is non-living things . Challenge your walking partner to see who can name the most of their assigned category on the walk. Good luck!


Art

I can interpret art by identifying the mood suggested by a work of art and describing relevant subject matter and characteristics of form.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BDWoAxrKIpSacPacRW4CLvP1MmqqiM1j/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: Listen to the story of the Little Red Hen: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_TrusfMZsoOUINwVcMxSyqqB58nRmu-5/view?usp=sharing


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA

Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

Kindergarten Thursday - MARCH 26

Math

I can compare two objects with a common measurable attribute (length, weight, or capacity) to see which object has more of/less of the attribute and describe the difference.


Activity: Choose ONE activity to complete each day. While completing any of these activities, please feel free to post your observations on seesaw to show your teacher all the ways you are measuring and comparing objects around your house at home! An example would be:


  1. Click the green + mark to add a post

  2. Take a photo of the two objects being compared

  3. Press the red record button to voice record your observation (“The spoon is shorter than the pencil.” or “The book is heavier than the paperclip”)

  4. Press the green check to post your photo to your student folder


Posting your observations on seesaw is an OPTIONAL portion of the activity.


Comparing Length

  • Choose an object like a pencil.

  • Find some things around your house that are longer than your object

  • Find some objects in the house that are shorter than your object

  • Can you find anything the same length as your object?

Comparing Weight

  • Choose an object like a book.

  • Find some things around your house that are heavier than your object.

  • Find some objects in the house that are lighter than your object.

  • Can you find anything that weighs about the same as your object?

Comparing Capacity

  • Choose an object like a cereal bowl and fill it with water, rice, or sand.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold more than your object.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold less than your object.

  • Can you find anything that holds the same amount as your object?

EXTRA PRACTICE:

Choose ONE activity to complete following your around the house comparison of objects. If you were comparing the LENGTH of items around your house, select the LENGTH practice sheet.


Compare Length Practice: Compare Length Practice.pdf


Compare Weight Practice: Compare Weight Practice.pdf


Compare Capacity Practice: Compare Capacity Practice.pdf


Shorter or Longer Practice: Shorter or Longer Practice.pdf


Reading

I can make personal connections in a variety of text.

Activity:

  • Read independently or with someone for 10 minutes.

  • Practice finding a part in the story that you can connect to!


Word Study:

I can identify and produce rhyming words.

Activity:

  • Print out: Word Family at home

  • Let your child pick 3-5 cards. Have your child brainstorm words in that word family. Have them write them in a different color markers/crayons, paint the words, “paint” using water and a q-tip on the driveway or a piece of paper, etc.


Writing

I can plan my writing by generating ideas through discussions and drawings


Activity: Each day, you will plan out a writing idea and generate it into a writing piece.

Ex: What I did this weekend, What did I do at home today, a vacation, create a story. You can come up with the prompt. Here are a few things that you will be practicing and specific things we should see in your writing.


After completing your writing, feel free to upload it to your SeeSaw for your teacher to see.


Please use the links below as reference to what each student will need in his/her writing.


REMINDER: In kindergarten, we are working on writing letters for the sounds that we hear. It is okay if your student does not spell each word correctly as long as you can read it as that word. For example, if your student is trying to spell the word ‘ocean’ they may spell it as ‘oshun.’ This is an acceptable way of spelling in kindergarten.


  • Follow checklist to know what each writing piece should have.

  • Help your student ‘sound out’ a word but do not spell it for them. This also helps with making stronger reading skills.

  • Use the anchor charts attached to help support your student.


Click here for the writing checklist

Click here for the When We Are Done anchor chart

Click here for the How to Write a True Story anchor chart

Click here for writing paper (you can use more than one page if needed)


Science

I can differentiate between living things and nonliving things based upon whether they have basic needs and produce offspring.

Review- Watch the Jack Hartmann Living Things Video and Jack Hartmann Non-Living Things Video to review the characteristics of living and non-living things.

Sort--Choose one (or both) activity to show your sorting skills:

  • Seesaw-Go to your Seesaw account and your teacher has assigned a write about some of the Living and Non-Living sorting activity.

  • Step 1.Click on the Green “+”sign that says “Add Response”-

  • Step 2. Click on your name.

  • Step 3. Click on each picture and drag picture to the correct side of the T-Chart

  • Step 4. Click the Green Check so your teacher can see your work.

  • Draw-Make a T-Chart that says Living Things and Non-Living Things. Draw five things in each colunm.


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZF-f9p-H-k&list=PLIjLo5lLJgAlpXh1ZAt_xxb1YaQSp8ils&index=2

Activity: Can you identify which instruments you saw in the video? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

Kindergarten Friday - MARCH 27TH

Math

I can compare two objects with a common measurable attribute (length, weight, or capacity) to see which object has more of/less of the attribute and describe the difference.


Activity: ChooseONE activity to complete each day. While completing any of these activities, please feel free to post your observations on seesaw to show your teacher all the ways you are measuring and comparing objects around your house at home! An example would be:


  1. Click the green + mark to add a post

  2. Take a photo of the two objects being compared

  3. Press the red record button to voice record your observation (“The spoon is shorter than the pencil.” or “The book is heavier than the paperclip”)

  4. Press the green check to post your photo to your student folder


Posting your observations on seesaw is an OPTIONAL portion of the activity.


Comparing Length

  • Choose an object like a pencil.

  • Find some things around your house that are longer than your object

  • Find some objects in the house that are shorter than your object

  • Can you find anything the same length as your object?

Comparing Weight

  • Choose an object like a book.

  • Find some things around your house that are heavier than your object.

  • Find some objects in the house that are lighter than your object.

  • Can you find anything that weighs about the same as your object?

Comparing Capacity

  • Choose an object like a cereal bowl and fill it with water, rice, or sand.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold more than your object.

  • Find some containers around your house that hold less than your object.

  • Can you find anything that holds the same amount as your object?

EXTRA PRACTICE:

Choose ONE activity to complete following your around the house comparison of objects. If you were comparing the LENGTH of items around your house, select the LENGTH practice sheet.


Compare Length Practice: Compare Length Practice.pdf


Compare Weight Practice: Compare Weight Practice.pdf


Compare Capacity Practice: Compare Capacity Practice.pdf


Shorter or Longer Practice: Shorter or Longer Practice.pdf


Reading

I can make personal connections in a variety of text.

Activity:

  • Read independently or with someone for 10 minutes.

  • Practice finding a part in the story that you can connect to!


Word Study:

I can identify and produce rhyming words.

I can identify my 25 sight words!

Activity:

  • Give your child one 3 sight words. See if they can find those three words in a book, on a cereal box, on a sign in your home, etc.


Writing

I can plan my writing by generating ideas through discussions and drawings


Activity: Each day, you will plan out a writing idea and generate it into a writing piece.

Ex: What I did this weekend, What did I do at home today, a vacation, create a story. You can come up with the prompt. Here are a few things that you will be practicing and specific things we should see in your writing.


After completing your writing, feel free to upload it to your SeeSaw for your teacher to see.


Please use the links below as reference to what each student will need in his/her writing.


REMINDER: In kindergarten, we are working on writing letters for the sounds that we hear. It is okay if your student does not spell each word correctly as long as you can read it as that word. For example, if your student is trying to spell the word ‘ocean’ they may spell it as ‘oshun.’ This is an acceptable way of spelling in kindergarten.


  • Follow checklist to know what each writing piece should have.

  • Help your student ‘sound out’ a word but do not spell it for them. This also helps with making stronger reading skills.

  • Use the anchor charts attached to help support your student.


Click here for the writing checklist

Click here for the When We Are Done anchor chart

Click here for the How to Write a True Story anchor chart

Click here for writing paper (you can use more than one page if needed)


Social Studies and Science


Review and Discuss- Think back about all you have learned about this week in Social Studies (Landforms and Bodies of Water) and Science (Living and Non-Living Things)

-Draw, label, and write some facts you learned. If you want to show off what you know, take a picture with Seesaw and send it to your teacher!


Art

I can recognize art in one’s environment.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rCBFV6ttjo

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” everywhere! Look around you. Can you find different colors? Challenge: Can you name all the elements or art?


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: Can you identify the instruments, explore the string family and wind band instruments here: “What Instrument Do you Hear” or “Instrument Bingo” https://musicplayonline.com/ (username: snow, password: 2020)


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.


Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

Big picture

1st Grade Monday - March 23


Math

I can…divide shapes into equal parts and name them using the words “halves” and “fourths”.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Give Me Half!” to learn about dividing things into two equal parts, called halves. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls. You can also watch the videos provided with lessons on the Pearson Math website(“Visual Learning”).

Activity: (optional) Complete the “Making Equal Parts” Homework Page (page 683-684). This can be found in the Pearson Math Website from Topic 13-1 (see email from your teacher about login and access information) or in the paper packet from the school.



Reading

I can…use my first grade strategies to read books.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Mice Twice” (https://youtu.be/UczxQzeOlMc). This story can be used to complete a beginning, middle and end sheet in the printed packets.

Activity:

  • Graded: Login to your RAZ kids account (see email from your teacher about login and access information) and read at least two books. After listening to and reading those books, complete the comprehension quiz that goes along with it. The comprehension quizzes will be taken for a grade.

  • Optional: Parents and students may also read books at home or from book bags. After reading a book alone or with a parent, students will complete a retelling of the story - focusing on the characters, setting and main events. Students can write sentences to retell their story, or use the beginning, middle, end sheet from the paper packet.

  • There are great comprehension questions in your daily/reading folders!

  • Don’t forget to use all of your strategies (taking sneak peeks, sounding out words, reading words part-by-part, looking for words you already know in a word, scooping words up in phrases, etc.).



Writing

I can…use my first grade strategies to write stories.

Video link: Watch this video about brainstorming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInWagSaA0).

Activity: (optional) Write at least 5 sentences (using paper from home or the lined paper provided in the paper packet from school) about a chore you have done at home this week. Don’t forget to use your strategies (starting each sentence with a capital/uppercase letter, using punctuation (.?!) at the end of each sentence, finger spaces between words, spelling sight words correctly, writing complete sentences (who, what, where, when), etc.). Your picture should match the sentences you’ve written - don’t forget to label your pictures!



Science

I can…gather evidence of living organisms depending on each other.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Cactus Hotel” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBKz38yZqY).

Activity: (optional) Draw an example of a food chain on a piece of paper from the read aloud, “Cactus Hotel”. Don’t forget to label the pictures on your food chain!


Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


Music

I can identify and describe the sound of the string orchestra

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQ0B1Cdz3g

Activity: Identify the instruments by comparing to this instrument chart: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.

Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

1st Grade Tuesday - March 24

Math

I can…divide shapes into equal parts and name them using the words “halves” and “fourths”.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Give Me Half!” to learn about dividing things into two equal parts, called halves. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls. You can also watch the videos provided with lessons on the Pearson Math resource.

Activity: (optional) Complete the “Describing Equal Parts of Whole Objects” Homework Page (pages 689-690). This can be found in the Pearson Math resource from Topic 13-2 (see email from your teacher about login and access information) or in the paper packet from the school.


Reading

I can…use my first grade strategies to read books.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “A Tale of Two Beasts” (https://youtu.be/cutROw_NJvE). This story can be used to complete a beginning, middle and end sheet in the printed packets.

Activity:

  • Graded: Login to your RAZ kids account (see email from your teacher about login and access information) and read at least two books. After listening to and reading those books, complete the comprehension quiz that goes along with it. The comprehension quizzes will be taken for a grade.

  • Optional: Parents and students may also read books at home or from book bags. After reading a book alone or with a parent, students will complete a retelling of the story - focusing on the characters, setting and main events. Students can write sentences to retell their story, or use the beginning, middle, end sheet from the paper packet.

  • There are great comprehension questions in your daily/reading folders!

  • Don’t forget to use all of your strategies (taking sneak peeks, sounding out words, reading words part-by-part, looking for words you already know in a word, scooping words up in phrases, etc.).


Writing

I can…use my first grade strategies to write stories.

Video link: Watch this video about brainstorming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInWagSaA0).

Activity: (optional) Write at least 5 sentences (using paper from home or the lined paper provided in the paper packet from school) about how you have been kind this week. Don’t forget to use your strategies (starting each sentence with a capital/uppercase letter, using punctuation (.?!) at the end of each sentence, finger spaces between words, spelling sight words correctly, writing complete sentences (who, what, where, when), etc.). Your picture should match the sentences you’ve written - don’t forget to label your pictures!


Science

I can…gather evidence of living organisms depending on each other.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Cactus Hotel” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBKz38yZqY).

Activity: (optional) Go outside and observe any animals you can find (birds, worms, insects, etc.). Write a few sentences about the ways those animals depend on each other and how you see them interacting with the nature around them.


Art

I can understand that people from different places and times have made art for a variety of reasons.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7620e5501c5#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDcfT7D4aOY&list=PLIjLo5lLJgAlpXh1ZAt_xxb1YaQSp8ils

Activity: Instruments of the orchestra on homepage of https://musicplayonline.com/ (username: snow, password: 2020)


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration


Activity: Play the healthy heart game by tossing a small object onto the game board and completing the activity! Repeat over and over again for more fun! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobDdHeThvamt3Yk0/view?usp=sharing

1st Grade Wednesday - March 25

Math

I can…divide shapes into equal parts and name them using the words “halves” and “fourths”.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Give Me Half!” to learn about dividing things into two equal parts, called halves. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls. You can also watch the videos provided with lessons on the Pearson Math resource.

Activity: (optional) Complete the “Halves and Fourths” Homework Page (pages 695-696). This can be found in the Pearson Math resource from Topic 13-3 (see email from your teacher about login and access information) or in the paper packet from the school.


Reading

I can…use my first grade strategies to read books.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Clark the Shark” (https://youtu.be/lgZRMptA0Lk). This story can be used to complete a beginning, middle and end sheet in the printed packets.

Activity:

  • Graded: Login to your RAZ kids account (see email from your teacher about login and access information) and read at least two books. After listening to and reading those books, complete the comprehension quiz that goes along with it. The comprehension quizzes will be taken for a grade.

  • Optional: Parents and students may also read books at home or from book bags. After reading a book alone or with a parent, students will complete a retelling of the story - focusing on the characters, setting and main events. Students can write sentences to retell their story, or use the beginning, middle, end sheet from the paper packet.

  • There are great comprehension questions in your daily/reading folders!

  • Don’t forget to use all of your strategies (taking sneak peeks, sounding out words, reading words part-by-part, looking for words you already know in a word, scooping words up in phrases, etc.).


Writing

I can…use my first grade strategies to write stories.

Video link: Watch this video about brainstorming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInWagSaA0).

Activity: (optional) Write at least 5 sentences (using paper from home or the lined paper provided in the paper packet from school) retelling a movie or TV show that you’ve watched this week. Think about what happened first, next, and at the end (beginning, middle and end). Don’t forget to use your strategies (starting each sentence with a capital/uppercase letter, using punctuation (.?!) at the end of each sentence, finger spaces between words, spelling sight words correctly, writing complete sentences (who, what, where, when), etc.). Your picture should match the sentences you’ve written - don’t forget to label your pictures!


Science

I can…gather evidence of living organisms depending on each other.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Cactus Hotel” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBKz38yZqY).

Activity: (optional) Think about your pets at home (cats, dogs, fish, guinea pigs, etc.). Are they dependent on you and your family to take care of them? Make a list of the ways your pets are dependent on you. Draw pictures to match your list.


Art

I can interpret art by identifying the mood suggested by a work of art and describing relevant subject matter and characteristics of form.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BDWoAxrKIpSacPacRW4CLvP1MmqqiM1j/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: Listen to the story of the Little Red Hen: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_TrusfMZsoOUINwVcMxSyqqB58nRmu-5/view?usp=sharing


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA

Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

1st Grade Thursday - March 26


Math

I can…divide shapes into equal parts and name them using the words “halves” and “fourths”.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Give Me Half!” to learn about dividing things into two equal parts, called halves. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls. You can also watch the videos provided with lessons on the Pearson Math resource.

Activity: (optional) Complete the “Identifying Halves and Fourths” Homework Page (pages 701-702). This can be found in the Pearson Math resource from Topic 13-4 (see email from your teacher about login and access information) or in the paper packet from the school.


Reading

I can…use my first grade strategies to read books.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Sophie’s Masterpiece” (https://youtu.be/2qiHu6rrGvI). This story can be used to complete a beginning, middle and end sheet in the printed packets.

Activity:

  • Graded: Login to your RAZ kids account (see email from your teacher about login and access information) and read at least two books. After listening to and reading those books, complete the comprehension quiz that goes along with it. The comprehension quizzes will be taken for a grade.

  • Optional: Parents and students may also read books at home or from book bags. After reading a book alone or with a parent, students will complete a retelling of the story - focusing on the characters, setting and main events. Students can write sentences to retell their story, or use the beginning, middle, end sheet from the paper packet.

  • There are great comprehension questions in your daily/reading folders!

  • Don’t forget to use all of your strategies (taking sneak peeks, sounding out words, reading words part-by-part, looking for words you already know in a word, scooping words up in phrases, etc.).


Writing

I can…use my first grade strategies to write stories.

Video link: Watch this video about brainstorming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInWagSaA0).

Activity: (optional) Write at least 5 sentences (using paper from home or the lined paper provided in the paper packet from school) that explain the rules to a game you’ve played this week. Use words such as first, then, and next. Don’t forget to use your strategies (starting each sentence with a capital/uppercase letter, using punctuation (.?!) at the end of each sentence, finger spaces between words, spelling sight words correctly, writing complete sentences (who, what, where, when), etc.). Your picture should match the sentences you’ve written - don’t forget to label your pictures!


Science

I can…gather evidence of living organisms depending on each other.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Cactus Hotel” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBKz38yZqY).

Activity: (optional) Using a piece of paper, write sentences that talk about the differences of two animals (wolves vs. dogs, fish vs. birds, etc.). You can include things such as what they eat, where they live, how they get around, and so on.


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZF-f9p-H-k&list=PLIjLo5lLJgAlpXh1ZAt_xxb1YaQSp8ils&index=2

Activity: Can you identify which instruments you saw in the video? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

1st Grade Friday - March 27


Math

I can…divide shapes into equal parts and name them using the words “halves” and “fourths”.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Give Me Half!” to learn about dividing things into two equal parts, called halves. The video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVaxiJB6Fls. You can also watch the videos provided with lessons on the Pearson Math resource.

Activity: (optional) Complete the “Draw a Picture” Homework Page (pages 707-708). This can be found in the Pearson Math resource from Topic 13-5 (see email from your teacher about login and access information) or in the paper packet from the school.

Activity: (grade) Complete the Online Topic 13 Assessment that reviews dividing shapes into halves and fourths from the last week of learning.


Reading

I can…use my first grade strategies to read books.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” (https://youtu.be/p_LeUSA-qIg). This story can be used to complete a beginning, middle and end sheet in the printed packets.

Activity:

  • Graded: Login to your RAZ kids account (see email from your teacher about login and access information) and read at least two books. After listening to and reading those books, complete the comprehension quiz that goes along with it. The comprehension quizzes will be taken for a grade.

  • Optional: Parents and students may also read books at home or from book bags. After reading a book alone or with a parent, students will complete a retelling of the story - focusing on the characters, setting and main events. Students can write sentences to retell their story, or use the beginning, middle, end sheet from the paper packet.

  • There are great comprehension questions in your daily/reading folders!

  • Don’t forget to use all of your strategies (taking sneak peeks, sounding out words, reading words part-by-part, looking for words you already know in a word, scooping words up in phrases, etc.).


Writing

I can…use my first grade strategies to write stories.

Video link: Watch this video about brainstorming (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInWagSaA0).

Activity: (grade) Write at least 5 sentences (using paper from home or the lined paper provided in the paper packet from school) about a topic of your choice. Don’t forget to use your strategies (starting each sentence with a capital/uppercase letter, using punctuation (.?!) at the end of each sentence, finger spaces between words, spelling sight words correctly, writing complete sentences (who, what, where, when), etc.). Your picture should match the sentences you’ve written - don’t forget to label your pictures! Today, take a picture of your favorite writing from this week and email it to your teacher! This will be used as a grade.


Science

I can…gather evidence of living organisms depending on each other.

Video link: Watch this read aloud of “Cactus Hotel” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoBKz38yZqY).

Activity: (optional) Using a piece of paper, draw where your favorite animal lives. In your drawing, include where they get their food from, where they live, other animals they might interact with. Don’t forget to label your pictures!


Art

I can recognize art in one’s environment.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rCBFV6ttjo

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” everywhere! Look around you. Can you find different colors? Challenge: Can you name all the elements or art?


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: Can you identify the instruments, explore the string family and wind band instruments here: “What Instrument Do you Hear” or “Instrument Bingo” https://musicplayonline.com/ (username: snow, password: 2020)


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

Big picture

2nd Grade MONDAY - MARCH 23

For several activities we will do this week your child will need to be able to login to SeeSaw on the app or on a computer. They also will need their SSO login. These logins will be emailed to you by your homeroom teacher on Monday, March 23rd.


SeeSaw Login

Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, OR install the Seesaw CLASS app on an iOS or Android Device.


SSO.Conroeisd.net Login


**SEESAW PHOTO CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!**

Post a picture of your favorite space in your house or outside!

Don’t forget to write a caption about your favorite space before you post.
*This is optional.*


Choice Board

This choice board is something FUN for the kids to do either during a break or when they’re finished with their academic studies for the day. Click the link to see the choice board.
*This is optional.*


Math

I can classify and sort 3D solids based on attributes using formal geometric language.

Video link: Watch this before you begin

Pearson Online Math Book Login Instructions

Activity: Click here for 3/23 Activity Info


Reading

I can learn about characters in stories by observing how they behave, what they say, and how they react to other characters.

We will have 3 reading/writing lessons per week for the students. Reading and writing go hand in hand for the next unit. We will be reading series books and then sharing our opinions about the different components of the books. If you have a series (books by the same author ie: Frog and Toad, Mercy Watson, Henry and Mudge etc.) you may want to have your student read those. We will be reading the Mercy Watson series with your child via video for the lessons.

Introduction video for parents

Choice Board Explanation Video

Video link: Reading Session 1 Video

Activity: Reading/Writing choice board The activities to be graded are highlighted on the choice board. **graded assignments on the choice board** Choice Board


Writing

I can talk about how writers can write letters to tell their opinion about the characters in a book.

Video link: Writing Session 1 video

Activity: Choice Board


Science

I can identify the basic needs of animals.

Video link: Watch this video to learn how to use Stem Scopes!

Activity: Mini Lesson Video You will have until Sunday 3/29, to complete this assignment in STEM Scopes.


Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


Music

I can identify and describe the sound of the string orchestra

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQ0B1Cdz3g

Activity: Identify the instruments by comparing to this instrument chart: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.

Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

2nd Grade TUESDAY - MARCH 24

For several activities we will do this week your child will need to be able to login to SeeSaw on the app or on a computer. They also will need their SSO login. These logins will be emailed to you by your homeroom teacher on Monday, March 23rd.


SeeSaw Login

Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, OR install the Seesaw CLASS app on an iOS or Android Device.


SSO.Conroeisd.net Login


**SEESAW PHOTO CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!**

Post a picture of your favorite space in your house or outside!

Don’t forget to write a caption about your favorite space before you post.
*This is optional.*


Choice Board

This choice board is something FUN for the kids to do either during a break or when they’re finished with their academic studies for the day. Click the link to see the choice board.

*This is optional.*


Math

I can classify and sort 3D solids based on attributes using formal geometric language.

Activity: Click here for 3/24 Activity Info **graded assignment listed on Activity Info**


Reading

I can tell a lot about a character in a story by the way they respond to the problem in a story.

Video link: Reading Session 2: Video

Activity: Choice Board


Writing

I can talk through the big ideas about a book and character and then still have energy to write about it!

Video link: Video Part 1

Video link: Video Part 2

Activity: Choice Board


Social Studies

I can understand how physical characteristics of places and regions affect people’s activities and settlement patterns.

Video Link: Please click to see how to access Discovery Education through the SSO: Accessing Discovery Education

Videos: Geographical Factors: Climate, Plate Tectonics and Landforms,

Reasons for Population Growth

Activity: (optional) Explain to a family member how physical characteristics of a place affect people’s activities.


Art

I can understand that people from different places and times have made art for a variety of reasons.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7620e5501c5#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDcfT7D4aOY&list=PLIjLo5lLJgAlpXh1ZAt_xxb1YaQSp8ils

Activity: Instruments of the orchestra on homepage of https://musicplayonline.com/ (username: snow, password: 2020)


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: Play the healthy heart game by tossing a small object onto the game board and completing the activity! Repeat over and over again for more fun! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobDdHeThvamt3Yk0/view?usp=sharing

2nd Grade WEDNESDAY - MARCH 25

For several activities we will do this week your child will need to be able to login to SeeSaw on the app or on a computer. They also will need their SSO login. These logins will be emailed to you by your homeroom teacher on Monday, March 23rd.


SeeSaw Login

Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, OR install the Seesaw CLASS app on an iOS or Android Device.


SSO.Conroeisd.net Login


**SEESAW PHOTO CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!**

Post a picture of your favorite space in your house or outside!

Don’t forget to write a caption about your favorite space before you post.
*This is optional.*


Choice Board

This choice board is something FUN for the kids to do either during a break or when they’re finished with their academic studies for the day. Click the link to see the choice board.

*This is optional.*

Math

I can classify and sort polygons with 12 or fewer sides according to attributes, including identifying the number of sides and number of vertices.

Video link: Polygon video explanation

Activity: Click here for 3/25 Activity Info


Reading

I can read several books in a series and notice things about the character that is the same across the series.

Video link: video (Session 3 part 1) video (Session 3 part 2)

Activity: Choice Board


Writing

I can use the pictures in a book to see more or add information to help me form my opinion.

Video Link: Video Part 1

Video Part 2

Activity: Choice Board


Science

I can identify the basic needs of animals.

Video link: Watch this video to learn how to use stem scopes!

Activity: Mini Lesson Video

Continue working on your STEM Scopes assignment from Monday. **This will be a graded assignment**


Art

I can interpret art by identifying the mood suggested by a work of art and describing relevant subject matter and characteristics of form.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BDWoAxrKIpSacPacRW4CLvP1MmqqiM1j/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: Listen to the story of the Little Red Hen: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_TrusfMZsoOUINwVcMxSyqqB58nRmu-5/view?usp=sharing


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA

Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

2nd Grade THURSDAY - MARCH 26

For several activities we will do this week your child will need to be able to login to SeeSaw on the app or on a computer. They also will need their SSO login. These logins will be emailed to you by your homeroom teacher on Monday, March 23rd.


SeeSaw Login

Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, OR install the Seesaw CLASS app on an iOS or Android Device.


SSO.Conroeisd.net Login


**SEESAW PHOTO CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!**

Post a picture of your favorite space in your house or outside!

Don’t forget to write a caption about your favorite space before you post.
*This is optional.*


Choice Board

This choice board is something FUN for the kids to do either during a break or when they’re finished with their academic studies for the day. Click the link to see the choice board.

*This is optional.*


Math

I can classify and sort polygons with 12 or fewer sides according to attributes, including identifying the number of sides and number of vertices.

Activity: Click here for 3/26 Activity Info **graded assignment listed on Activity Info**


Reading

I can read several books in a series and notice things about the character that is the same across the series.

Activity: Choice Board


Writing

I can use the pictures in a book to see more or add information to help me form my opinion.

Activity: Choice board


Social Studies

I can describe how natural resources and natural hazards affect activities and settlement patterns.

Video link: Natural Disasters Video

Activity: (optional) Choose one of the natural hazards described in the video. Explain to a family member how the hazard affects activities and settlement patterns.


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZF-f9p-H-k&list=PLIjLo5lLJgAlpXh1ZAt_xxb1YaQSp8ils&index=2

Activity: Can you identify which instruments you saw in the video? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

2nd Grade FRIDAY - MARCH 27

For several activities we will do this week your child will need to be able to login to SeeSaw on the app or on a computer. They also will need their SSO login. These logins will be emailed to you by your homeroom teacher on Monday, March 23rd.


SeeSaw Login

Go to https://app.seesaw.me on a computer, OR install the Seesaw CLASS app on an iOS or Android Device.


SSO.Conroeisd.net Login


**SEESAW PHOTO CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!**

Post a picture of your favorite space in your house or outside!

Don’t forget to write a caption about your favorite space before you post.
*This is optional.*


Choice Board

This choice board is something FUN for the kids to do either during a break or when they’re finished with their academic studies for the day. Click the link to see the choice board.

*This is optional.*

Math

I can classify and sort polygons with 12 or fewer sides according to attributes, including identifying the number of sides and number of vertices.

Activity: If you can, print out the 2D Shape Book and the 3D shape book. Assemble and complete.


Reading

I can read several books in a series and notice things about the character that is the same across the series.

Activity: Choice Board


Writing

I can use the pictures in a book to see more or add information to help me form my opinion.

Activity: Choice Board


Science

I can identify the basic needs of animals.

Video link: Mini lesson and directions.

Activity: 3 Facts and 1 Fib

Students will respond to the photograph on their seesaw account with the 1 Fib they have identified in the photo.

Students will then have the opportunity to create their own!

-First the students will choose an animal.

-They will design the animal's habitat on the white paper. Within the habitat, the students have to determine 3 things the animal will need in order to survive.

-Then they will need to determine 1 thing the animal will NOT need to survive.

-Finally, then can upload their design on the seesaw account so that others can see their awesome creation!

For example, a Fennec Fox. They would draw the animal and the habitat (desert). They would draw things that the animal might hunt, or how it adapts to its environment. Then they would draw something that does not pertain to the fennec fox.


Art

I can recognize art in one’s environment.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rCBFV6ttjo

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” everywhere! Look around you. Can you find different colors? Challenge: Can you name all the elements or art?


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: Can you identify the instruments, explore the string family and wind band instruments here: “What Instrument Do you Hear” or “Instrument Bingo” https://musicplayonline.com/ (username: snow, password: 2020)


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

Big picture

3rd Grade MONDAY - MARCH 23


Math

I can… determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication (# of rows x # of unit squares in each row)

Video link: https://youtu.be/MP1u3HQuUsY

Activity: Practice Math Facts


Reading

I can… recognize the central idea with supporting details.

Video link: Boxes and Bullets Lesson

Activity: OPTIONAL- Choose a section in your nonfiction book to read and take notes using boxes and bullets.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEvyAu5Dx0Hg8bb53u143ap_Oy7z0pl6uPiY5VCJU6A/copy


Writing

I can… plan a first draft by selecting a particular topic using a range of strategies such as brainstorming, freewriting, and mapping

Video link: Brainstorming

Activity: OPTIONAL- Find a room in your home to sit and brainstorm memories you love.


Science

I can… explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular (aquatic) environment.

Video link: Embedded in activity.

Activity: OPTIONAL https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o0144RBPmqiZ7ljLCggA_a4n9-llGjqRD3LZ1oBsvCg/edit#slide=id.g81999ad54d_0_17


Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


Music

I can identify and describe the sound of the string orchestra

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQ0B1Cdz3g

Activity: Worksheet for the entire week: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing In the video, you were listening to a string orchestra. What are the four instruments that are part of the string orchestra? Identify the instruments by comparing to this instrument chart: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.

Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

3rd Grade TUESDAY - MARCH 24


Math

I can…determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication (# of rows x # of unit squares in each row)

Video link: https://youtu.be/MP1u3HQuUsY (optional, same video as yesterday)

Activity: GRADE, due Friday. To turn in: Print, complete worksheet, take a picture of finished work, email to your teacher. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wtr4dNi3a-bHwRhcR7moS1u4zh1XZlEg/view


Reading

I can… recognize the central idea with supporting details.

Video link: https://conroeisdnet-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/kbenner_conroeisd_net/Ecrf5I8aJaVBrzevG3n0660BLSQeSOCUjyiD64YoPo6f1A

Activity: GRADE, due Friday. To turn in: Complete one box (central idea) with at least 3 bullets (supporting details) over a section in your nonfiction book. You may find a nonfiction book in your home to read or find a book online. Write the name of the book at the top of your paper. Have your parents take a picture of your completed work and email it to your reading teacher.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEvyAu5Dx0Hg8bb53u143ap_Oy7z0pl6uPiY5VCJU6A/copy


Writing

I can… plan a first draft by selecting a particular topic using a range of strategies such as brainstorming, freewriting, and mapping.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxInWagSaA0

Activity: OPTIONAL- Follow the brainstorming technique taught in the video.


Science

I can…explore how structures and functions of plants and animals allow them to survive in a particular (aquatic) environment.

Video link:

Activity: OPTIONAL https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ejdqvJ7rCcdNccdb2x4eaFlB29KSwHQz-LxYEWcZFh0/edit#slide=id.g819bb9cd5b_0_0


Art

I can through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7622247f589#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeWiixwEz4

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing The video is a recording of a symphony orchestra. The symphony orchestra has more instruments than the string orchestra. Which instruments does the symphony orchestra have that the string orchestra does not? Use the following chart to help identify them all: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: Spell your name and perform the exercise that corresponds with each letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aedosSi2uOGU2tcQHMcp0Pq0aGeMveAM/view?usp=sharin

3rd Grade WEDNESDAY - MARCH 25


Math

I can…determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication (# of rows x # of unit squares in each row)

Video link: https://youtu.be/_mUlptPrhAw

Activity: OPTIONAL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yCATgyvJRRITxYHjpaHHJFsIVW8utqTe/view


Reading

I can… find the central idea with supporting details.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPLr3WiCx5A

Activity: OPTIONAL- As you read, keep an eye out for pop-out sentences. When you notice a few, write them down and think of what they have in common.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEvyAu5Dx0Hg8bb53u143ap_Oy7z0pl6uPiY5VCJU6A/copy

Writing

I can… plan a first draft by selecting a particular topic using a range of strategies such as brainstorming, free writing, and mapping.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBLQ5Q5iCAI

Activity: GRADE- (You will use today, Thursday, and Friday’s lesson to complete.) Due Monday. Write or type your answers to the questions we are asking you about your topic. Save this paper as you will need it over the next two days. When complete, take a picture and email it to your reading teacher.


Social Studies

I can…identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes including James A. Lovell, Ellen Ochoa, and John “Danny” Olivas.

Video link: N/A

Activity: OPTIONAL - Print ISPY Cards on James A. Lovell, Ellen Ochoa, and John “Danny” Olivas.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AqpSU0R5WVvR7tCICQBKWM1UJ0Iq-zOC/view


Art

I can interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bM5l6sA46cGn3w98fC-A6lVkKq_cE8z0/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Which instruments are part of the wind band? https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA

Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

3rd Grade THURSDAY - MARCH 26


Math

I can…determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication (# of rows x # of unit squares in each row)

Video link: https://youtu.be/NEi8v0EJ7_M

Activity: GRADED, due Wednesday. To turn in: Print, complete worksheet, take a picture of finished work, email to your teacher. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_YRTCTLE8wPQ3t6wLp2p2ERLqz02NNlb/view


Reading

I can… recognize the central idea with supporting details.

Video link:

Activity: OPTIONAL- At the end of each section in your non-fiction book, think to yourself, “What’s the one big thing this section teaches?” “How do the details connect to this?” You may take notes over your thoughts.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEvyAu5Dx0Hg8bb53u143ap_Oy7z0pl6uPiY5VCJU6A/copy


Writing

I can… plan a first draft by selecting a particular topic using a range of strategies such as brainstorming, freewriting, and mapping.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHzKN9BeCu0

Activity: GRADE- continued from yesterday’s work.


Social Studies

I can…identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes including James A. Lovell, Ellen Ochoa, and John “Danny” Olivas.

Video link: N/A

Activity: OPTIONAL FAMILY DISCUSSION: Identify a local hero and tell how they have helped or improved their community. How would your community be different if that hero had not contributed?


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Y1hCgDvNE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Today’s video is a wind quintet. Can you identify which instruments they are, which instrument families they are in, and which group (string orchestra or wind band) they would be in? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

3rd Grade FRIDAY - MARCH 27


Math

I can…determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication (# of rows x # of unit squares in each row)

Video link: N/A

Activity: OPTIONAL, Using a ruler: Measure rectangular objects in your home to the nearest inch and/or centimeter.Remember to use the number of rows times the number of columns to find the total area.

Practice Math Facts


Reading

I can… recognize the central idea with supporting details.

Video link: https://conroeisdnet-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/kbenner_conroeisd_net/Edsfg40h5xVMvomM7rqFqfMBfZmnbT2d4bh4-TbBMVxEFw

Activity: OPTIONAL- As you read a section in your non-fiction book, you may choose to take notes by one of the ways we discussed this week: boxes and bullets, pop-out sentences, or answering yesterday’s questions.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JEvyAu5Dx0Hg8bb53u143ap_Oy7z0pl6uPiY5VCJU6A/copy


Writing

I can… plan a first draft by selecting a particular topic using a range of strategies such as brainstorming, freewriting, and mapping.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmjOuIDtU2Q

Activity: GRADE- Continued from the past two day’s lessons. Due on Monday.


Social Studies

I can…identify and compare the heroic deeds of state and national heroes including James A. Lovell, Ellen Ochoa, and John “Danny” Olivas.

Video link: N/A

Activity: GRADE, due Wednesday. Use the I SPY cards from the Wednesday lesson. To turn in: Print, complete worksheet, take a picture of finished work, email to your teacher. https://drive.google.com/file/d/14SOuh2uf1QjB2nc82oYStkig8r3Qf5Dk/view


Art

I can identify and recognize art in one’s environment.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWW_UbrkBEw

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” everywhere!Look around you. Can you find items that are the primary colors? Challenge: What do you get when you mix two primary colors together?


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Can you identify the instruments in this string quartet? Hint: two of the instruments are the same. Would these instruments perform in a string orchestra or wind band? If you need help identifying the instruments, explore the string family instruments here: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

Big picture

4th Grade Monday March 23

National Chip & Dip Day and National Puppy Day


Math

I can add fractions with like denominators.

Video link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.teachertube.com%2Fvideos%2Fadding-fractions-with-like-denominators-319569&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFTTpz9RKhrTjvYNWkyjo8ML2-BmA

Activity: (optional) On a Roll


Reading

I can explain the author’s purpose and message within a text.

Video link: https://safeyoutube.net/w/4s42

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reader's Response Template

4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Online Reading Resources:

Scholastic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Epic

https://www.getepic.com/students

Codes:

Duncan/Falterman: vwp0419

White/Mattingly: usl9191

Garza/Whaley:cmq0014


Writing

I can brainstorm and plan for narrative writing.

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards


Science

I can identify inherited traits.

Powerpoint Link: https://conroeisd.instructure.com/courses/116205/files/1222096/download?wrap=1

Activity: (optional) First page only

Inherited Traits Activity


Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


Music

I can identify and describe the sound of the string orchestra

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNQ0B1Cdz3g

Activity: Worksheet for the entire week: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing In the video, you were listening to a string orchestra. What are the four instruments that are part of the string orchestra? Identify the instruments by comparing to this instrument chart: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.


Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

4th Grade Tuesday March 24

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day


Math

I can subtract fractions with like denominators.

Video link: https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.khanacademy.org%2Fmath%2Farithmetic%2Ffraction-arithmetic%2Farith-review-adding-subtracting-frac%2Fv%2Fsubtracting-fractions&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGTA6LxySGKjuBW8N2WMFMHUg8Y5Q

Activity: (optional) Adding Subtracting Fractions Ping Pong


Reading

I can explain the author’s purpose and message within a text.

Video link: https://safeyoutube.net/w/4s42

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reader's Response Template

4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Online Reading Resources:

Scholastic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Epic

https://www.getepic.com/students

Codes:

Duncan/Falterman: vwp0419

White/Mattingly: usl9191

Garza/Whaley:cmq0014


Writing

I can brainstorm and plan for narrative writing.

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards


Science

I can identify learned behaviors.

Powerpoint link: https://conroeisd.instructure.com/courses/116205/files/1222097/download?wrap=1

Activity: (optional) List one learned behavior that each family member has.


Art

I can through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7622247f589#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeWiixwEz4

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing The video is a recording of a symphony orchestra. The symphony orchestra has more instruments than the string orchestra. Which instruments does the symphony orchestra have that the string orchestra does not? Use the following chart to help identify them all: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: Spell your name and perform the exercise that corresponds with each letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aedosSi2uOGU2tcQHMcp0Pq0aGeMveAM/view?usp=sharing

4th grade Wednesday March 25

National Waffle Day


Math

I can problem solve by adding and subtracting fractions.

Activity: (optional) Complete the attached problem solving page online, through Skype or Facetime, with another 4th grader.

Adding/Subtracting Fractions Problem Solving


Reading

I can explain the author’s purpose and message within a text.

Video link: https://safeyoutube.net/w/4s42

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reader's Response Template

4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Online Reading Resources:

Scholastic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Epic

https://www.getepic.com/students

Codes:

Duncan/Falterman: vwp0419

White/Mattingly: usl9191

Garza/Whaley:cmq0014

Writing

I can brainstorm and plan for narrative writing.

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards


Science

I can differentiate between inherited traits and learned behaviors.

Activity link: Inherited Traits & Learned Behaviors Sort

Activity: (optional) Complete the sort in the link above.


Art

I can interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bM5l6sA46cGn3w98fC-A6lVkKq_cE8z0/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Which instruments are part of the wind band? https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA

Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

4th Grade Thursday March 26

National Spinach Day


Math

I can compare fractions using a variety of methods.

Video link: https://www.learningfarm.com/contentTree.cfm?contentID=152&D=1&randID=0.8209983606463596&CFID=61170834&CFTOKEN=9f6633e489d651f5-97B8AD4C-C6B3-B46F-7E86F1F58697660A

Activity: (optional) Watch the lesson on comparing fractions on Learning Farm and then play using test mode. See if you can find another 4th grader to play online with.


Reading

I can explain the author’s purpose and message within a text.

Video link: https://safeyoutube.net/w/4s42

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reader's Response Template

4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Online Reading Resources:

Scholastic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Epic

https://www.getepic.com/students

Codes:

Duncan/Falterman: vwp0419

White/Mattingly: usl9191

Garza/Whaley:cmq0014

Writing

I can brainstorm and plan for narrative writing.

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Science

I can review inherited traits and learned behaviors.

Video link: https://app.discoveryeducation.com/learn/player/9a420275-0084-4e3f-99ae-d88b4a854f08


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Y1hCgDvNE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Today’s video is a wind quintet. Can you identify which instruments they are, which instrument families they are in, and which group (string orchestra or wind band) they would be in? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

4th Grade Friday March 27

National Scribble Day


Math

I can apply all of my knowledge about fractions to help me complete the fraction review.

Activity: (grade) Complete the attached fraction review and scan and email the document or take a picture and email it to your math teacher.

Fraction Review.pdf

Reading

I can explain the author’s purpose and message within a text.

Video link: https://safeyoutube.net/w/4s42

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reader's Response Template

4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Online Reading Resources:

Scholastic

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Epic

https://www.getepic.com/students

Codes:

Duncan/Falterman: vwp0419

White/Mattingly: usl9191

Garza/Whaley:cmq0014

Writing

I can brainstorm and plan for narrative writing.

Activity: (grade) 4th Grade Reading & Writing Choice Boards

Science

I can differentiate between inherited traits and learned behaviors.

Activity: (grade) Type your assignment into Google Docs and share with your Science teacher.

Science Writing Topic


Art

I can identify and recognize art in one’s environment.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWW_UbrkBEw

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” everywhere!Look around you. Can you find items that are the primary colors? Challenge: What do you get when you mix two primary colors together?


Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Can you identify the instruments in this string quartet? Hint: two of the instruments are the same. Would these instruments perform in a string orchestra or wind band? If you need help identifying the instruments, explore the string family instruments here: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

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5th Monday March 23

*All 5th grade Canvas material will be through a NEW Canvas course.

  1. Log in through SSO using your student login and “stu” password

  2. Select the Canvas app

  3. Select the “5th Grade - All Students” course (*Note: you will need to “Accept” the first time).


Math

I can represent and solve multi-step word problems using the four operations.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Math” button for this week’s lessons!


Reading

I can identify the author's purpose in nonfiction text.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Writing

I can generate ideas by thinking of turning points.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Science or Social Studies

Social Studies: I can analyze the causes and effects of Westward Expansion in the United States.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Social Studies” button for this week’s lessons!

Science: I can explain how organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and nonliving components

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Science” button for this week’s lessons!

For the paper copy: STEMSCOPEDIA (Background & Parent Connection) Pgs. 71-76


Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.

Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


General Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeWiixwEz4

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing The video is a recording of a symphony orchestra. The symphony orchestra has more instruments than the string orchestra. Which instruments does the symphony orchestra have that the string orchestra does not? Use the following chart to help identify them all: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Band

I can perform my assigned solo with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your solos

Orchestra:

I can tune my own instrument.

Video link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G2Vd2aad4oRQ6bB-5ZgtKDyeR3TPI0YC/view?usp=sharing

Activity: Watch the video about tuning, then check your instrument’s tuning. If you need a tuner and don’t want to go to the music store, you can download the app TonalEnergy onto your phone (3.99 in Google Play). Once your instrument is in tune, play your favorite music!


Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education:

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.

Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

5th grade Tuesday March 24

*All 5th grade Canvas material will be through a NEW Canvas course.

  1. Log in through SSO using your student login and “stu” password

  2. Select the Canvas app

  3. Select the “5th Grade - All Students” course (*Note: you will need to “Accept” the first time).


Math

I can represent and solve multi-step word problems using the four operations.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Math” button for this week’s lessons!


Reading

I can identify the theme and author's purpose in nonfiction text.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!



Writing

I can use a map to generate ideas for personal narratives.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Science or Social Studies

Social Studies: I can analyze the causes and effects of Westward Expansion in the United States.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Social Studies” button for this week’s lessons!

Science: I can explain how organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and nonliving components

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Science” button for this week’s lessons!

For the paper copy: Explore Journal (Hands-On Investigations & Inquiry) Pgs. 29-30


Art

I can through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7622247f589#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


General Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeWiixwEz4

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing The video is a recording of a symphony orchestra. The symphony orchestra has more instruments than the string orchestra. Which instruments does the symphony orchestra have that the string orchestra does not? Use the following chart to help identify them all: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Band

I can perform my assigned solo with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your solos


Fifth Grade Orchestra

I can perform the notes and rhythms of Tribal Dance accurately

Audio link: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10027343

Activity: Start at the beginning of tribal dance. Practice slowly (much slower than the recording). Use a metronome (google has a built-in metronome - search “metronome” and it will pop up). Circle notes or spots in the music that you need to practice.


Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: Spell your name and perform the exercise that corresponds with each letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aedosSi2uOGU2tcQHMcp0Pq0aGeMveAM/view?usp=sharing

5th grade Wednesday March 25

*All 5th grade Canvas material will be through a NEW Canvas course.

  1. Log in through SSO using your student login and “stu” password

  2. Select the Canvas app

  3. Select the “5th Grade - All Students” course (*Note: you will need to “Accept” the first time).


Math

I can represent and solve multi-step word problems using the four operations.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Math” button for this week’s lessons!


Reading

I can identify the author's purpose in several nonfiction texts.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Writing

I can generate ideas for personal narratives.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Science or Social Studies

Social Studies: I can analyze the causes and effects of Westward Expansion in the United States.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Social Studies” button for this week’s lessons!

Science: I can explain how organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and nonliving components

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Science” button for this week’s lessons!

For the paper copy: CER Page

I can interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bM5l6sA46cGn3w98fC-A6lVkKq_cE8z0/view?usp=sharing


ART: I can interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bM5l6sA46cGn3w98fC-A6lVkKq_cE8z0/view?usp=sharing


General Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Which instruments are part of the wind band? https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Band

I can perform with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your scales.


Fifth Grade Orchestra

I can perform the notes and rhythms of Tribal Dance accurately

Audio link: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10027343

Activity: Continue practicing Tribal dance, slowly, with a metronome. If you circled spots in the music, play through those spots multiple times as slowly as you need to get the notes right.


Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA


Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

5th grade Thursday March 26

*All 5th grade Canvas material will be through a NEW Canvas course.

  1. Log in through SSO using your student login and “stu” password

  2. Select the Canvas app

  3. Select the “5th Grade - All Students” course (*Note: you will need to “Accept” the first time).


Math

I can represent and solve multi-step word problems using the four operations.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Math” button for this week’s lessons!


Reading

I can use my strategies to decipher complex words in nonfiction text

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!

Activity: practice


Writing

I can generate ideas for personal narratives.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Science or Social Studies

Social Studies: I can analyze the causes and effects of Westward Expansion in the United States.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Social Studies” button for this week’s lessons!

Science: I can explain how organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and nonliving components

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Science” button for this week’s lessons!

For the paper copy: Post -Assessment Page


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


General Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Y1hCgDvNE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Today’s video is a wind quintet. Can you identify which instruments they are, which instrument families they are in, and which group (string orchestra or wind band) they would be in? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Band

I can perform with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your concert music.


Fifth Grade Orchestra

I can identify notes on every string.

Activity: Can you complete the quiz with 100% accuracy? If this quiz is difficult for you, there are quizzes separated by string (for example: D string notes only) on Mr. Dillard’s canvas page that you may review (click on the “music reading” link).

Violins click here

Violas click here

Cellos click here

Double basses click here


Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

5th grade Friday March 27

*All 5th grade Canvas material will be through a NEW Canvas course.

  1. Log in through SSO using your student login and “stu” password

  2. Select the Canvas app

  3. Select the “5th Grade - All Students” course (*Note: you will need to “Accept” the first time).


Math

I can represent and solve multi-step word problems using the four operations.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Math” button for this week’s lessons!


Reading

I can use my strategies to decipher complex words in nonfiction text.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!

Activity: Grade


Writing

I can share my ideas with an audience.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Language Arts” button for this week’s lessons!


Science or Social Studies

Social Studies: I can analyze the causes and effects of Westward Expansion in the United States.

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Social Studies” button for this week’s lessons!

Science: I can explain how organisms live and survive in their ecosystems by interacting with the living and nonliving components

Log into the 5th grade - All Students Canvas page (see steps above). Click on the blue “Science” button for this week’s lessons!

For the paper copy: 5.9A Interdependency Danger Down Under page


Art

I can perceive and describe characteristics of one’s natural world and constructed environments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWW_UbrkBEw

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” Did you know that monochromatic color schemes are made from a single base hue (color) and extended using its shades, tones, and tints? Look around you. Can you find items that have a monochromatic color scheme? Challenge: What is it called when you mix a primary color with a secondary color?

General Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Can you identify the instruments in this string quartet? Hint: two of the instruments are the same. Would these instruments perform in a string orchestra or wind band? If you need help identifying the instruments, explore the string family instruments here: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Band:
Free practice! Find a fun song to learn on your instrument!


Grade 5 Orchestra:

I can compose music using notes on every string.

Video: This week’s featured composer is Claude Debussy. Listen to his string quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ZcXt5BJYg&list=PLyLN62ti0HAQdavG030ruM3NQlwkIpxCO&index=134

Required Activity: On blank staff paper, write at least four measures of music. Violins and basses should write their music in the key of G major (one sharp), while cellos and violas should write in the key of C major (no sharps). Click here for printable blank sheet music: https://blanksheetmusic.net/

Optional Activities: After you finish writing, can you play what you have written?

Learn more about Claude Debussy: https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=22

Side note: the Debussy string quartet was one of the first music recordings Mr. Dillard owned, and holds a special place in his heart. Well worth a listen!


Choir

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

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6th Grade Monday March 23

Math

I can represent numeric data on a histogram

Video: Histograms

Activity: (Practice)

Follow the link to the create your own histograms activity. You may print out a copy or complete this on your own paper.

Create Histograms


Reading

*All of the Reading lessons are also located on Google slides that includes the video and activities for the week. Your child will go to their canvas page and click on the course that says Deretchin 6th Grade Virtual Classroom, click on the links button, and it will take them to our Google folder, and then click on Reading.

I can jot about how the setting of the story influences the character.

Video link:District Coach Reading Video

Activity: (Graded)Read for 30 mins and fill out the google form below on setting.

Story Setting Response Form


Writing

*All of the Writing lessons are also located on Google slides that includes the video and activities for the week. Your child will go to their canvas page and click on the course that says Deretchin 6th Grade Virtual Classroom, click on the links button, and it will take them to our Google folder, and then click on Writing.

I can generate story ideas for narrative writing.

Video link:Generating Ideas for Narrative Story

Activity: (practice)Create a T-chart listing ideas of the first time you did something and the last time you did something. Come up with 5 ideas for each. See link to example below.

Link to First/Last Example


Science or Social Studies

I can describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.

Explaining Space History

Activity: (Graded)

-Follow the link above to the Explaining Space History Google Slides presentation.

-Make a copy of the slideshow by clicking on FILE>MAKE A COPY>ENTIRE PRESENTATION.

-Title your copy this: First Name Last Name:Explaining Space History

-The first slide on the presentation lists the instructions

-Work on this for 15-20 minutes each day this week with a goal of completion by Friday.

-Share with your science teacher when completed


Art

I can use learned art vocabulary to express preferences about artwork.

Artsonia link: https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=130011

Activity: Museum Monday! There are many different places artists display their artwork. You can see artwork displayed in museums, art galleries, coffee shops, libraries, and doctors offices. This week explore the artwork in our schools very own online art gallery. Enjoy all the different pieces of artwork made by artists at Deretchin. Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.

Did you know that our school has our own online art gallery? This week take a look at the over 3,000 pieces of artwork that have been added. While looking at the different pieces of art see if you can identify art elements such as line, shape, color, texture, value, form, and space.


General Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeWiixwEz4

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing The video is a recording of a symphony orchestra. The symphony orchestra has more instruments than the string orchestra. Which instruments does the symphony orchestra have that the string orchestra does not? Use the following chart to help identify them all: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Band

I can perform my assigned solo with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your solos

Orchestra:

I can tune my own instrument.

Video link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G2Vd2aad4oRQ6bB-5ZgtKDyeR3TPI0YC/view?usp=sharing

Activity: Watch the video about tuning, then check your instrument’s tuning. If you need a tuner and don’t want to go to the music store, you can download the app TonalEnergy onto your phone (3.99 in Google Play). Once your instrument is in tune, play your favorite music!

Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.

Physical Education

I can exhibit a health-enhancing, physically-active lifestyle that provides opportunities for enjoyment and challenge.

Activity: Get Moving Today! March is almost over! Complete any 5 activities on the March calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VUfOOi8Gi0grHWeMqKEyJLdE9IfLycyj/view?usp=sharing

6th Grade Tuesday March 24

Math

I can represent numeric data on a histogram

Video:

Interpreting Histograms

Activity: (Practice)

Follow the link to the interpreting histograms activity. You may print out a copy or complete this on your own paper.

Interpret Histograms


Reading

I can jot about how the setting of the story influences the character.

Video link:District Coach Reading Video

Activity(practice): Read for 30 mins and write a paragraph(3-5 sentences). You will write about how that setting is influencing your character’s mood, personality, or choices in the story.


Writing

I can generate story ideas for narrative writing.

Video link:Generating Ideas for Narrative Story

Activity: (practice)Create a T-Chart and on one side write down the most Important people in your life. On the other side, write down the most Important things in your life. See the link of the example below.

Link to Important People/Things T-Chart Example


Science or Social Studies

I can label important places on a political map of the Middle East

Video:

The Geography and People of Northern Africa

Activity:

Read Textbook pages 414-415 (Access Textbook through Single Sign On)

Complete the Middle East Political Map labeling activity on Canvas. (Graded)

To access Middle East Political Map Activity: Deretchin 6th Grade Virtual Classroom Course (this course is new, you should be able to find it in your courses)-->Quizzes (on the left)-->Middle East Political Map


Art

I can through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Video link: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5e7622247f589#

Activity: Trivia Tuesday! How many different artists can you name? Did you know that every artist is known for the type of artwork they made? For example, there are famous abstract artists like Picasso. This week we will be learning more about the famous artist Claude Monet. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iPit-WtoTdSwbc9vUA0Tr0KJP3oKFwHj/view?usp=sharing


General Music

I can identify the instruments of the symphony orchestra and can explain the difference between the symphony orchestra and string orchestra.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXeWiixwEz4

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing The video is a recording of a symphony orchestra. The symphony orchestra has more instruments than the string orchestra. Which instruments does the symphony orchestra have that the string orchestra does not? Use the following chart to help identify them all: https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Band

I can perform my assigned solo with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your solos


Sixth Grade Orchestra

I can perform my assigned solo with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your solo or ensemble you were assigned on the Friday before the break. If you were not in school on the Friday before break, practice the solo on page 46 of Sound Innovations, book 2.


Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: Spell your name and perform the exercise that corresponds with each letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aedosSi2uOGU2tcQHMcp0Pq0aGeMveAM/view?usp=sharing

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: Spell your name and perform the exercise that corresponds with each letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aedosSi2uOGU2tcQHMcp0Pq0aGeMveAM/view?usp=sharing

6th grade Wednesday March 25

Math

I can represent numeric data on a histogram


Video:
Histograms

Activity: (Practice)

Follow the link to the histograms activity. You may print out a copy or complete this on your own paper.

Histograms Activity

Reading

I can notice when time is structured in a different way--through flashback.

Video link:Reading Mini-Lesson

Activity: (practice)Read for 30 mins and answer the reading prompts for March 25th on the Google Slide.


Writing

I can generate story ideas for narrative writing

Video link:Generating Ideas for Narrative Story

Activity (practice): Create a T-Chart and title the page “Artifact Walk”. Find 20 items in your house and write down that item on the left side column. Write your connection to that item on the right side column. See the link to the example below.

Link to Artifact T-Chart Example


Science or Social Studies

I can explain the geographic factors responsible for the location of economic activities in places and regions in Southwest Asia and North Africa.

Video:

Tigris and Euphrates river

Activity: (Optional)

Read Textbook pages

416-417


Art

I can interpret art by analyzing characteristics of form and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Activity: Where is it Wednesday? Have you ever really studied a piece of artwork? It is amazing all the different things you can see and notice in a painting. Sometimes what you see is even different than what someone else sees. Have fun studying this famous piece of artwork. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bM5l6sA46cGn3w98fC-A6lVkKq_cE8z0/view?usp=sharing


General Music

I can identify the instruments in the wind band.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Which instruments are part of the wind band? https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments_orchestra.php


Band

I can perform with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your scales.


Sixth Grade Orchestra

I can perform Kabuki Dance and two Appalachian songs with accurate notes and rhythms.

Audio Links:

Kabuki Dance - https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2478638

Two Appalachian Songs - https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10015161

Activity: Listen to the recordings of Kabuki Dance and Two Appalachian Songs, then play through each piece. Compare your music to that of the recordings. Circle with a pencil any spots in the music that were difficult for you - this will remind you of the parts of the music you need to practice in the future.


Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education:

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LurCQ9XGkt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8gWuLXmrtA

Activity: Watch the videos and complete the activities. Tabata Timer = 20 seconds of exercise + 10 seconds of rest

6th Grade Thursday March 26

Math

I can represent numeric data on a histogram

Activity: (Graded)

Pearson Assignment: 14-3 Histograms


Reading

I can jot about the clues that helped me keep track of the time shift.

Video link:Reading Mini-Lesson

Activity: (Practice)Read for 30 mins and answer the reading prompts for March 26th on the Google Slide.


Writing

I can generate story ideas for narrative writing.

Video link:Generating Ideas for Narrative Story

Activity: (Practice )You will be creating a memory web with your favorite place, vacation, or holiday in the center as your topic. Have at least 5 ideas talking about your topic that you chose. See the link to the example below.

Link to Example Idea Web


Science or Social Studies

I can explain the geographic factors responsible for the location of economic activities in places and regions in Southwest Asia and North Africa.

Video:

Arabian Peninsula Video

Activity: (Optional)

Read Textbook pages 418-419


Art

I can combine ideas to generate an innovative idea for art-making.

Activity: Think Outside the Box Thursday! “Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.” Today look at the start of the drawing and think outside the box to create something new.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Jo7cK_gHzRO3f3KU_Kdia3moOVrS39J/view?usp=sharing


General Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Y1hCgDvNE

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Today’s video is a wind quintet. Can you identify which instruments they are, which instrument families they are in, and which group (string orchestra or wind band) they would be in? Use this website to help, if needed: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Band

I can perform with accurate notes and rhythms.

Activity: Practice your concert music.


Sixth Grade Orchestra

I can identify all previously learned key signatures.

Activity: Click here to access the online key signatures quiz. Can you complete this quiz with 100% accuracy in less than 1 minute?

Choir:

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration

Activity: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bzkxv5QR4vhobUNqaV95c2RfWFk/view?usp=sharingToss a small object onto the board. Roll the dice to see how many repetitions of the selected exercise need to be completed. Now create your own game board by clicking here!

6th grade Friday March 27

Math

I can represent numeric data on a histogram

Activity: Use today to catch up and complete any activities from this week.


Reading

I can jot about the clues that helped me keep track of the time shift.

Video link: Reading Mini-Lesson

Activity(practice): Read 30 minutes and stop and jot by answering prompts on the March 27th slide.


Writing

I can start exploring story ideas. I can flash draft and see where each one goes.

Video link:Flash Draft Mini-Lesson

Activity(Graded): You will pick an idea that you came up with from this week's writing lessons.You will set a timer for 20 minutes and you will write a flash draft overy the idea that you’ve picked.


Science or Social Studies

Activity: Use today to catch up and complete any science or social studies activities from this week.


Art

I can perceive and describe characteristics of one’s natural world and constructed environments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWW_UbrkBEw

Activity: Find It Friday! Look up, down and all around inside your house or outdoors. Look in a magazine or book. Try to find examples of the art related words below. See how many examples of each you can find. Once you get started you will “Find It!” Did you know that monochromatic color schemes are made from a single base hue (color) and extended using its shades, tones, and tints? Look around you. Can you find items that have a monochromatic color scheme? Challenge: What is it called when you mix a primary color with a secondary color?

General Music

I can identify and categorize musical instruments.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3lLwW0ww8

Activity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNmcOORXxU1L-DGHrHzJLy_7Wg0TrwyidTXbV9tJXbQ/edit?usp=sharing Can you identify the instruments in this string quartet? Hint: two of the instruments are the same. Would these instruments perform in a string orchestra or wind band? If you need help identifying the instruments, explore the string family instruments here: https://www.mydso.com/dso-kids/learn-and-listen/instruments


Band:
Free practice! Find a fun song to learn on your instrument!


Grade 6 Orchestra:

I can compose music in any previously learned key.

Video: This week’s featured composer is Claude Debussy. Listen to his string quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ZcXt5BJYg&list=PLyLN62ti0HAQdavG030ruM3NQlwkIpxCO&index=134

Required Activity: On blank staff paper, write at least four measures of music. Pick any key we have learned so far. Don’t forget to include the clef, time signature, and starting tempo (speed). To make your music more interesting, consider adding dynamics, slurs, staccato/legato, pizzicato/arco, or any other stylistic concept we have learned. Click here for printable blank sheet music: https://blanksheetmusic.net/

Optional Activities: After you finish writing, can you play what you have written?

Learn more about Claude Debussy: https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=22

Side note: the Debussy string quartet was one of the first music recordings Mr. Dillard owned, and holds a special place in his heart. Well worth a listen!


Choir

I can sing my part in the choral music.

Activity: Choose at least 2 different choir songs each day to sing.


Physical Education

I can participate in moderate to vigorous physical activities on a daily basis that cause increased heart rate, breathing rate, and perspiration.

Activity: See how many points you can earn by completing the different challenges in this outdoor scavenger hunt. Set an agreed upon time limit for the game before you start! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zo3Nuh_Ns0-8b1f1XRhtGvTKxKSLzp8LYAFjtqnPnWg/edit?usp=sharing

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Hello Deretchin families! I hope you are all well and taking precautions to stay healthy during this time.

While schools are closed to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please protect yourselves and others by following CDC recommendations. You can help protect your family from COVID-19 by practicing and promoting everyday healthy habits.

  • Practice social distancing to limit the spread of the virus. Social distancing is staying 3-6 feet from other people and not hugging or shaking hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you or your child is sick, stay at home and contact your healthcare provider.

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with the inside of your elbow or a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Viruses are spread more easily with this type of contact.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask, which does not recommend people who are well to wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.

Please go to the following link for more in-depth information from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html


If you are feeling ill, utilize this CDC online self-checker and they will assist you with how to proceed:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html


Conroe ISD Health Services has a General Health Information Call Line (936) 709-7791

Nurses will be answering calls Monday through Friday (8:00-3:00) to provide information from the CDC, DSHS, and other informational sources if you have any general questions or inquiries.


If you have any Deretchin clinic or student-specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me by email or leave me a phone message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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I hope everyone is doing well! The focus this week is "Handling Change". We are all certainly experiencing an unprecedented change. Below are just a few ideas for you to consider building into your daily schedule during the week.


If you need more resources, or have a concern, please email me and I'll give you a call.


I'm missing your kiddos!

March Character Pillar - Self Discipline

Week of 3-23


Find a role model.

Deretchin Pledge of Kindness

Today I will respect myself and others by replacing words that hurt with words that build others up.

I will work hard and play fair.


I will act with integrity by doing the right thing.


I will use my resources when I face problems.


The choice is mine, and I CHOOSE CHARACTER!

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What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness refers to the process of focusing your attention in the present. It involves a moment-by-moment awareness of sensations, thoughts, and feelings that you experience. The idea of a mindful mindset is to help ground yourself in your surroundings while dealing with stressful or overwhelming experiences.

Mindfulness activities can help you find the roots behind stress, anxiety, or other negative feelings. By recognizing these feelings for what they are and accepting them, you can better overcome psychological distress. Anyone, from children to adults, can find a greater peace of mind through mindfulness techniques.


Here are a couple of fun and easy activities to try!

Walking Meditation


Walking meditations are a fun way to help students get their wiggles out while practicing mindfulness. Take your students outside and go for a brief, five-to-ten-minute walk. While walking, ask them to focus on the sights and sounds around them, as well as how they feel. After completing the exercise, take them back inside and have them reflect on the experience through discussion or journaling.

Pay It Forward

Showing kindness to others takes the focus off of ourselves and helps switch our mindset. It's easy to get self-focused when we are isolated from our usual face to face connections. Think of something you can do (as family, siblings, alone) that will spread kindness to others.


  • Compliment Cards. ...
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. ....
  • Undercover Kindness. ..place sticky notes with positive statements in random places for family members to find
  • Decorate the Hall With Kind and Encouraging Words
  • Make a video and send out to spread positivity!

Gratitude Journal

It's easy to drop the mindset of Gratitude when there is chaos all around us. One great way to help your child manage this culture of fear, start and/or end your day saying or writing what you are thankful for. When you begin to participate in this as well, it can turn negativity into positivity. It demonstrate hope and resilience!
Keeping Calm - Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve

Parent Resources

All of us, including our kids, are facing dozens of challenges in ways we never dreamed of before now. Resilience is a key ingredient for our emotional health. But as I teach the kids....we aren't born with this trait! It has to be taught!!


Click on the link below for a great video about the importance of building Resilience!

www.resilienceguide.org

Free Stress Reducing Apps

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Please visit the link below for additional book resources.

https://www.smore.com/xytqw