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Edition #8 (Final copy for summer '21)-- Achieve your Dreams--The Olympics

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

--Walt Disney


1. What animal is best at hitting a baseball?

a bat, of course

2. Why is it so hot in a stadium after the Olympic Games are over?

Because all the fans have left.

3. Why couldn't the bike finish the Olympic rae??

It was two-tired.

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Wow! This is week #8 and the last edition of the newsletter! Hopefully, you have enjoyed participating in these spectacular activities. If you did not have a chance to finish all the activities, or you want to go back to some, the links will be available for several months into the school year. Have a wonderful '21-'22 school year!


This week's special guest has a direct connection to Olympic greatness! You MUST watch this video before you proceed through the activities. Click here to enjoy this awesome video!


These past two months, our goal was to encourage you to continue learning with hands-on, engaging activities . Remember, our district content specialists in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and STEM developed these activities to boost, challenge, and enrich your learning. In addition, we wanted to challenge you to continue with IXL to strengthen skills.


If you missed anything in the past weeks, below are the links to those newsletters:

1. Edition #1 focused on weather related activities.

2. Edition #2 included activities around the theme of cooking/baking.

3. Edition #3 brought you some amazing activities focused around gardening and insects.

4. Edition #4 took you to out of this world with space activities.

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

6. Edition #6 was all about travel.

7. Edition #7 centered on The Arts.

Grades Pre-K -2: Read All About It!

Click on the link to find books about different types of sports in the Olympics. Create your own Olympic activities at home. Who will get the gold?


Olympic Fun



PebbleGo: UN- ross Password--school

Click here to learn about famous olympic athletes. Type other sports or a specific sport into search bar.


Tumble Books: UN: johnross Password: books

Type sports into subject.

Pre-K-2: Create Your Own Olympics Events

Create your own Olympic events. Keep a record of data, such as the time it takes to finish a race, how far you can jump, how many times you can skip rope without missing. Put the numbers in order from least to greatest or compare two numbers using the correct symbols. Make a graph of your data to share with family and friends.

Grades Pre-K-2: History of the Olympics

The Olympic games are an important event held every four years. Was your favorite activity one of the original games? Ask an adult to help you find out.


https://kids.kiddle.co/Olympic_Games

Design a Javelin

Design your own javelin using household items. Test your javelin outside and then alter it to make it go even further.


Watch a video of javelin throws!

Pre-K-2: Kids Yoga Stories

Books and summer olympics yoga poses for kids.


https://youtu.be/WBPlSN_wI0M

Pre-K-2nd: Follow the Digital Trail: Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia.org)

Watch the video about the digital trail and discuss the following questions with an adult at home: 1. In the video, Feet talked about digital footprints. What is a digital footprint?
2. What information does Feet say not to share online?
3. What is an example of private information?
4. What information does Feet think is OK to share online?


Follow the Digital Trail

Grades 3rd-5th: Go Pro!

Check out the links and activities to celebrate and create your own Olympics.


Go Pro!



PebbleGo: un: ross pw: school

Click here to learn about famous olympic athletes. Type other sports or a specific sport into search bar.


Tumble Books: UN: johnross Password: books

Type sports into subject.

Grades 3rd-5th: Go Pro! continued

After following the instructions for creating your own Olympic events, keep track of the data from each one. Make a graph showing results from one or more events. Some data you might collect would be how long it took to finish a race, how high you jumped, or how many times you jumped rope before missing. Present your graph to family or friends, explaining what the data shows and why you chose that type of graph.


Go Pro!

Grades 3rd-5th: History of the Olympics

The Olympic games are an important event held every four years. Was your favorite activity one of the original games? Why is it your favorite game?


https://kids.kiddle.co/Olympic_Games

Grades 3rd-5th: Design a Javelin

Design your own javelin using household items. Test your javelin outside and then alter it to make it go even further.


Watch a video of javelin throws!

Grades 3rd-5th: Kids Yoga Stories

Books and summer olympics yoga poses for kids.


https://youtu.be/WBPlSN_wI0M

Grades 3rd-5th: Follow the Digital Trail -Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia).org)

Watch the video about the digital trail and discuss the following questions with an adult at home:

1. In the video, Feet talked about digital footprints. What is a digital footprint?
2. What information does Feet say not to share online?
3. What is an example of private information?
4. What information does Feet think is OK to share online?


Follow the Digital Trail

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IXL Super Summer Challenge

Only a little more than 2 weeks before we are back in school! Who can practice skills in IXL for 10 more days?


Who can answer 20 questions a day for 10 days?


Woo hoo! Give it up for these students who practiced IXL during the week of July 19th!

Ronnie Harris

Isaac Roy

Jeremiah Ealom

Joshua Thornton

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