Students would benefit from daily academics. You can create a schedule that will work best for your family. Try to incorporate reading, writing, creativity and movement each day. Below are suggestions (no tech and online) for students to engage in learning. Please note suggested times have been included, but you should feel free to adjust as needed for your student.
- 30 minutes on Dreambox (log on through Clever) or practice math facts
- AND one choice activity (see below)
- Real-Life Math! Find a recipe in a cookbook, on a container or package, or ask a family member for a favorite. Now, calculate how to ½, double, triple, and make 10 times the original recipe! How much of each ingredient will you need for each size recipe? How much do the ingredients cost? Can you compute the total cost for each size recipe?
- Measurement Mania! Measure items and spaces around your house. Can you find the area (LxW), the perimeter (add all sides), the volume (LxWxH) depending on the item? Can you convert between standard and metric units of measurement? Make a table to organize all of your information.
- Practice math facts using a deck of cards with a family member. Try playing WAR but instead of the highest card that wins, the person who answers the fact first is the winner. Ace = one, Jack = eleven, Queen = twelve and King = zero All other cards are face value.
- Practice fractions and decimals online by playing “Puppy Chase”.
- Challenge yourself with “Candy Challenge” online. Be sure to read all the instructions on the page and try the practice game for success!
- Play “Martian Hoverboards” online.
English Language Arts (ELA)
- 30 minutes “D.E.A.R.” time. (Drop Everything And Read)
- AND one choice activity (see below)
- After reading a fictional book, answer this question. Would you want to live in the setting of this book? Why or Why not?
- After reading a fictional book, answer this question. What is one thing you would ask the author to change about the story if you could? Explain.
- Log onto RAZ Kids (visit Clever) and choose from a variety of books to read. Summarize what you read.
- Write a letter to yourself. Include What grade are you in? Who is your teacher? What is your favorite subject? Why? Which subject is hardest for you? Why? What is one thing you are glad you have learned (so far) this year?
- Using the letters in your first name, spell as many words as you can (the bigger the better).
- Create your own slideshow with text features and captions about your time at home with your family. Share some of the highlights of your time together.
- 30 minutes of movement (see below)
- Make up exercise routines to different songs. Teach them to someone else.
- Alphabet Fitness Challenge - Assign an exercise to each letter of the alphabet. (example - A= 25 jumping jacks, B= 5 push ups,...) Then spell your name by using the different exercises. Try spelling a family member’s name.
- Feeling cooped up or antsy? Melt away boredom and icky feelings with the Melting video from GoNoodle.com
- Go outside and dribble a ball or basketball to the tempo of your favorite song. Try dribbling the ball to one slow song and one fast song. What do you notice between the fast versus slow tempos? Can you dribble the basketball using one hand while keeping a steady beat? Can you dribble the ball between your legs while keeping the same steady beat?!
Creativity & Exploration
- 30 minutes of a choice activity (see below)
Creativity & Exploration Choices:
- Practice your typing skills using Typing Club (see Clever).
- Go outside and search for signs of Spring. Write in a journal what you find. Look for buds on trees and see if you can identify what type of tree it is. (For example, right now forsythia and pussy willows are budding) Also, see if you can notice anything popping up from the ground. Crocus, snow drops and even daffodils are emerging from their winter’s sleep! Search for wildlife returning to the area. Listen for birds and see if you can identify what type they are.
- Choose and watch an episode of Liberty’s Kids online. Create a timeline of the American Revolution and add the main events from this episode.
- Visit MysteryDoug.com and learn about how things glow in the dark. Make a list of the facts that you learned.
- Decorate your front door with hearts and encouraging words to support our healthcare professionals and first responders.
- Create a color wheel with items around the house.
- Create a musical scale with glasses and water and play songs or write your own song. Music to Your Ears
- Compose a short jingle selling a product using melody, rhythm and lyrics! Perform your jingle for your family!