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It’s hard to believe our year has already come and gone!  It was a wild ride but we persevered and put our growth mindset to the test.  Live every minute of summer to its fullest and don’t forget to read and practice those math facts.  I hope to see everyone in the fall, but for now, go outside and enjoy the day God has made!

Assignments for 5/27/2020

Whole Family, whole school Google Meet tomorrow night will be a blast! Join us as we launch into summer.

 

Have To:

ELA- Grammar

http://vid.us/gp6ntz

Math

http://vid.us/53t0xr

Social Studies

http://vid.us/u6bllp

 

Can Do:

 

ELA- Spelling, Science, Religion, STEM, Spirit (Flip Flop Day!)

Science- Science Spin: “Here Comes the Sun” and learn more about the sun here https://jr.brainpop.com/science/space/sun/

 

K-3 STEM Can Do Assignment

Design Challenge

Design a rocket that travels at least 3 feet in the air and can be launched using a drinking straw.  You may use any materials you find in your house.  

Have someone take pictures of you doing this challenge.  Share them with Mrs. Eads at angie.eads@sjs-amherst.org.

Check This Out:
NASA and SpaceX launch managers on Monday gave a “go” for the Demo-2 mission, the first launch of astronauts on an American rocket from American soil since the last space shuttle mission in 2011. “This is a unique moment where all of America can take a moment and look at our country do something stunning again,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a press briefing on Tuesday. Launch of the mission, dubbed Launch America, is scheduled for 4:33 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 27. You can watch it here at https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public.

 

Assignments for 5/26/2020

Have To:

ELA- Phonics

http://vid.us/s0pdin

Math

http://vid.us/y347ao

Religion

http://vid.us/xkcfio

 

Can Do:

ELA- Reading comprehension, Science, Social Studies, Music, Spirit (USA Day!)

Science- It’s Electric Experiment and learn more about Electricity here https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/batteries?code=920a83da9dd8d9e978ff3a4fa1d499b3

Today’s special class- Music- Sing today! I thought this song was great and reminds us that God is with us and even though our lives are changing we are OK!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbTlBN0jUMc

 

Assignments for 5/21/2020

Tonight we have a Google Meet at 7:00 pm. Please join us for a game night of trivia and fun. I hope to see you there!

 

Have To:

ELA- Reading

http://vid.us/486jzb

Math

http://vid.us/w2f365

Religion  ( Special Note:  We are on p. 275-276.)

http://vid.us/oz75fk

 

Can Do:

ELA- Phonics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Spirit (Make a sign about summer)

ELA- Phonics-https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/antonymssynonymsandhomonyms/

Science-Balloon Speakers Experiment and learn morehttps://mysteryscience.com/light/mystery-1/sounds-vibrations/105?code=OTMxODIyNDc&t=student

Today’s spirit activity- Summer Dreams Day- What are you most looking forward to this summer. Create a sign that tells us- I can’t wait to ________________ this summer. 

Assignments for 5/20/2020

Have To:

ELA- Writing

http://vid.us/1jfyit

Math

http://vid.us/pxk5ca

Science

http://vid.us/hpvl43

 

Can Do:

ELA- Listening and Speaking, Social Studies, Religion, Phys. Ed., Spirit (We are hopeful!)

Today’s special class- Phys. Ed.-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGOJVqFKK1c&list=PLcAncLJ2GiSwQ-idlSC-A3aoYXuWky5-Z&index=15

Try some of these instant activities! Be creative with equipment from home.

Assignments for 5/19/20

Have To:

ELA- Grammar

http://vid.us/a30n75

Math

http://vid.us/qazvlw

Social Studies

http://vid.us/x26ocg

 

Can Do:

ELA- Spelling, Science, Religion, STEM, Spirit (Disney Day)

 

Science-https://mysteryscience.com/sky/mystery-1/sun-shadows-daily-patterns/82?code=OTMxODIyNDc&t=student

K-3 STEM Can Do Assignment

This week’s STEM challenge is about BUBBLES!  Watch this video to find out more about the science behind bubbles.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxU_QenIO54

 

Design Challenge 

Part One

Measure small amounts of soap and water to create a recipe for bubble soap.  Test it.  Does it allow for you to blow large bubbles?  Do the bubbles last a long time or pop easily?  Do this several times to find the soap to water ratio that works best.  Ask an adult to help you make more of this bubble solution.

 

Part Two

Design a bubble wand.  Find different material in your house that you can try.  Which one works best and allows for the largest bubbles?

 

Have someone take pictures of you doing this challenge.  Share them with Mrs. Eads at angie.eads@sjs-amherst.org.

Assignments for 5/18/2020

Have To:

ELA-Phonics

http://vid.us/wj6wdh

Math

http://vid.us/vcxpx3

Religion

http://vid.us/cd5edr

 

Can Do:

ELA- Reading Comprehension, Science, Social Studies, Music, Spirit (Share a picture or letter with 8th grade)

 

Science  Stellar Snack Experiment and learn more here https://mysteryscience.com/sky/mystery-5/stars-daily-patterns/128?code=OTMxODIyNDc&t=student

Today’s special class- Music– Search this coloring sheet for hidden instruments! How many did you find? Color them when you find them!

https://www.tptschoolaccess.com/student-view/MTgxNDM0MjgxOTgyMDIwLTA0LTI4VDEzOjUzOjE3LjEyMlo=

Today’s spirit activity- Draw a picture or write a letter to an 8th grader- soon our 8th graders will be graduating from SJS. If you have a special 8th grader you know (or even if you don’t) write them a letter, draw them a picture, make them a card, etc. You can email your letter to mary.mullins@sjs-amherst.org. You can also send her a scanned picture, card, etc. to give to our 8th graders when they graduate! They really appreciate the love and support.

Assignments for 5/14/2020

Tonight we have our Google Meet at 7:00 pm. Please join us in laughter as we have our first Joke Night! Bring a joke or two to share.

Have To:

ELA- Reading Comprehension

http://vid.us/z538gn

Math

http://vid.us/xr1xlz

Religion

http://vid.us/xpjhf3

 

Can Do:

ELA- Phonics, Science, Social Studies, Art, Spirit ( Random Fact Day)

Science- Pop the Top Experiment and learn more about heat here https://jr.brainpop.com/science/energy/heat/

 Art- I want the kids to work on recreating a photo from a youtube video (link below). This is something that we have worked on together about two or three times so I want to see what they are capable of doing on their own. Please encourage your child to draw the hairs and details on the pig and pancake.  I want them to draw and paint (crayons are fine if you don’t have paint) a pig holding a pancake. Your child will need a pencil, paper, paint or crayons, and a black marker. 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMMK0LX-nx4

 

Assignments for 5/13/2020

Have To:

ELA-Writing

http://vid.us/7atdwc

Math

http://vid.us/uca60b

Science

http://vid.us/t7r3v8

 

Can Do:

ELA- Speaking and Listening, Social Studies, Religion, Phys. Ed., Spirit (What we miss)

 

Phys. Ed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oejgTGo-BCc&list=PLcAncLJ2GiSwQ-idlSC-A3aoYXuWky5-Z&index=16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0wgVhUC9w&list=PLcAncLJ2GiSwQ-idlSC-A3aoYXuWky5-Z&index=17

Try these two dances!

 

Assignments for 5/12/2020

Have To:

ELA- Grammar

http://vid.us/559f83

Math:

http://vid.us/9qdsk9

Social Studies:

http://vid.us/5uj4j0

 

Can Do:

ELA- Spelling, Science, Religion, STEM, Spirit (Favorite Sports Team)

ScienceFun with Foil Experiment and learn more about light here https://jr.brainpop.com/science/energy/light/

STEM Can Do Assignment

As summer approaches, the weather should be improving enough to be spending more time outside.  Need something to do?  How about flying a kite?

 

Watch these videos about kites, how to fly them, and how to make them.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc3AUuuj9_I

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjxJYTEQn6Q

 

Design Challenge

Now, build your own.  You do not need to follow the exact directions in the video.  Be resourceful and find items in your home or garage to use.  What shape will the sail be?  How will you decorate it?  That is up to you! Remember to add a tail.

 

Once you have finished making you kite, take it outside and test it out.

 

Have someone take pictures of you building and flying your kite.  Share them with Mrs. Eads at angie.eads@sjs-amherst.org.