The Nighthawk Talk

Your Quest for Excellence!

Edition #3--- Gardening/ Insects

Over in the garden

Underneath a tree.

I saw some fuzzy caterpillars.

One, two, three.

Over in the garden.

Under the moon.

Each wonderful caterpillar

Spun herself a wonderful cocoon.

Right before my eyes.

Those caterpillars all turned into

Lovely butterflies!


Written by Helen M. Moore


Watch this video to see what our surprise guest has to say about gardens and insects. We encourage you to continue learning over the summer break with hands-on, engaging activities. Our district content specialists in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and STEM have developed integrated activities that will boost, challenge, and enrich learning. Each week, activities focused around a different theme will be posted in this newsletter, along with IXL challenges and other learning opportunities.


In edition #1 of the newsletter there were activities focused around the weather. If you did not have a chance to check it out or did not finish working on the activities go to Edition #1.

Edition # 2 included activities around the theme of cooking/baking. Did you cook up anything tasty? Go to edition #2 if you missed anything.


ALERT: Remember to send pictures of you working on activities, reading, or of any finished projects to dena.markey@edmondschools.net. I will post them on the John Ross Library Facebook page as well as randomly selecting some for this newsletter.

Grades Pre-K -2: Bugs, Bugs, Everywhere!

With your grown up, go on a nature walk. Look for bugs. Then, draw and write about what you saw on your walk. You can also read and talk about gardening and insects book.


Books about insects


Books about gardening


Capstone Interactive un: ross pw: school Search for books on bugs.


Tumblebooks un: johnross pw: books Search for books on bugs and gardening.

Grades Pre-K-2: NZMaths - The Garden

Conduct investigations using the statistical enquiry cycle: posing and answering questions; gathering, sorting and counting, and displaying category data; discussing the results.


Math in the Garden

Grades Pre-K-2: Extraordinary Gardens!

Make a map of a real or imaginary garden. Plot a compass course through the garden.

Grades Pre-k-2: Singing like a Bird!

Bird's can be really good for some gardens. Design a birdhouse using recycle materials.

Pre-K-2: Taking a Mindful Walk Outside

Go on a mindful walk. Ask your child to take account of what they sense as you walk around your town. Taking the time to determine what you see, smell, feel and hear will help ground you in the moment. Have your child focus on using one of their senses at a time in order to help them narrow their focus.


Mindful Walking

Pre-K-2nd: Safety in My On-line Neighborhood -Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia.org)

Checkout the video about being safe in an online neighborhood. Discuss these questions with an adult after watching the video.

1. What did Arms like about the internet?
2. What kinds of things can he do online?
3. What three rules does Arms follow when going places online?


Safety in My Online Neighborhood

Grades 3rd-5th: Entomologist Expert part 1

Grab your paper and pencil, you're on an adventure to study insects!


Entomologist Expert

Grades 3rd-5th: Entomologist Expert part 2

Make a bar graph of the types of insects you found in the "Entomologist Expert" activity above. Write questions that can be answered by looking at your graph and ask family members to answer your questions.


Entomologist Expert

Grades 3rd-5th: Extraordinary Gardens!

Make a map of a real or imaginary garden. Plot a compass course through the garden. Draw the latitude and longitude lines. In your garden drawing, what would you plant and when? Research the different growing seasons.

Grades 3rd-5th: Can you grow a garden?

Research: Can you grow any of the fruits or vegetables in your pantry or fridge from their scraps? After you research, share the results with your family. You may even try to grow one of the foods you researched!


https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/grow-food-from-scraps.html


Grow Food from Scra
ps

20 Vegetable You Can Regrow From Scraps --Alert--this may not work on school devices.

Grades 3rd-5th: Taking a Mindful Walk

Go on a mindful walk. Take account of what they sense as you walk around your town. Taking the time to determine what you see, smell, feel and hear will help ground you in the moment. Focus on using one of your senses at a time in order to help them narrow your focus. You can even write or draw what you see and hear.


Mindful Walking

Grades 3rd-5th: Private and Personal Information Online-Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia.org)

What do you think is okay to share online?
Have a discussion with your parent at home! After watching the video, answer these questions:
1. What type of information about you is OK to share?
2. What type of information isn't?
3. Why shouldn't you share private information?


Private and Personal Information

IXL Super Summer Challenge

Earn a blue ribbon by achieving a SmartScore of 80 on a skill.


Who can answer at least 60 questions this week?


Woo hoo! Give it up for these students who practiced IXL during the week of June 14th!


Connor Lyons

Ciara Beaver

LeNia Carter

Kamiya Webb

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