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
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.
ALERT: Remember to send pictures of you working on activities, reading, or of any finished projects to email@example.com. 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.
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.
Pre-K-2: Taking a Mindful Walk Outside
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?
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.
Grades 3rd-5th: Can you grow a garden?
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.
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?
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