Kindergarten

  • 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.  The classroom teacher will be reaching out to students to share the expectations for the week. Here is an example of a daily schedule for May 18 - 22.

Math

  • Your classroom teacher will let you know which two assignments you should complete and turn in.  

    Focus: 

    Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes. (K.G.B.5)

    Instructional Resources: 

    The Singing Walrus Shapes Song. 

    Then, find the hidden shapes in different pictures to “bring back the color!”  Click on this link to play: Shape Search

    Assignment:

    Materials: a piece of paper, pencil, crayons or markers (optional)  Lots of children are outside making stained glass sidewalk chart art.  Click on this link to view: Stained Glass Sidewalk Chalk Art.  Did you see any squares, triangles, or rectangles in the picture?  How many of each did you find? 

    Learning Activity:

    Create your own stained glass art on a piece of paper using only squares, triangles, and rectangles.  How many of each are in your picture?  Color it in if you would like.  Show it to your teacher when you are done.

    If you would like, look around outside and try to find some small thin sticks (smaller than your hand.)  Using the sticks that you found, try to create a square, a rectangle, and a triangle.  Take a picture of what you created and send it to your teacher.  Can you make a circle using sticks?  Try it and tell your teacher about what you found out.

English Language Arts (ELA)

  • Your classroom teacher will let you know which two assignments you should complete and turn in.  

    Community Read:

    Book cover for Fish in a Tree Watch the book trailer here. 

    We will begin reading/listening to the first chapters of the book, Fish in a Tree, starting next week. (May 26-29)

    Focus: 

    With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.(RL/RI.1)

    Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.(RF.1 a-d)

    Instructional Resource: 

    How to Ask and Answer Questions About What You Are Reading

    Assignment:

    First Watch eSpark instructional video: 

    How to ask and answer questions about what you are reading 

    Then read along with  A Chick Grows Up

    Use the username and password below for the stories.

    User Name: Learning20 

    Password: Clifford

    As you listen, think about this question, “What does the mother do to care for its young?”

    Then Draw and Write: What did you learn about this animal?

    What did the book make you wonder about? Ask your own who, what, when, or where question about baby animals.

    Learning Activity:  

    Read along with A Bear Grows Up.  

    Use the username and password below for the stories.

    User Name: Learning20 

    Password: Clifford

    As you listen, think about this question, “What does the mother do to care for its young?”

    Then Draw and Write: What did you learn about this animal?

    What did the book make you wonder about? Ask your own who, what, when, or where question about baby animals.

Movement/Physical Education

  • Do at least 30 minutes of movement each day (see ideas below)

    Movement/Physical Education Choices:

    • PE Circuit: Complete one exercise from each of the 5 components of health related fitness to make a circuit. Repeat that routine 5 times.

    1.  Cardiovascular Endurance: 

    • JUMPING JACKS - Skip count by 5’s to 100
    • JOG IN PLACE - Skip count by 2’s to 50 

    2.  Muscular Strength:  

    • 10 SQUATS
    • 10 PUSH-UPS

    3.  Body Composition: 

    • NAME a food in the vegetable group.
    • HOW many minutes should kids be active every day?

    4.  Muscular Endurance: 

    • HOLD A PLANK - For 25 Mississippi’s
    • BEAR WALK - across the room/yard

    5.  Flexibility: 

    • HAMSTRING STRETCH - Touch your toes and count to 30
    • BACK STRETCH - Lie on your back and hug both knees to your chest for a 30 count

Science

  • Science Choices - See activity below

    • Make a bird feeder from recyclables in your home.  Soda bottles work great.  Ask someone for help making your bird feeder and then put it somewhere outside.  Make sure you can see it from a window in your home.  Brainstorm different types of food you can put in the feeder.  Maybe instead of food, it’s a water spot for birds.  Start watching your feeder and see who shows up!

Social Studies

  • Social Studies Choices - See activity below

    • Listen to the story, Fair is Fair.  What did the animals learn about being fair?

Art

  • Do one activity (see ideas below)

    Art Choices:

    • Create a sculpture from an empty paper towel roll.  Twist it, turn it, fold it, cut it!
    • Create Art and Move along with the Elements of art in these “Edutainment” Videos by Art Teacher Kit Lang
    • My silly hat - Draw yourself wearing a silly hat.  What will it look like? Is your hat made of food? Is your hat alive?  Is your hat made of things from your room? Use any materials you have - maybe even make a real hat you can wear...be as creative as you can.  For inspiration you can watch this video  DO YOU HAVE A HAT?

Music

Social and Emotional Learning

  • Social and Emotional Learning  - See Activity below

    Young children are aware of the stress the adults in their lives are experiencing right now, and it can make them feel worried. Practicing ways to manage their emotions can help them feel better.

    Calming Down Strong Feelings

    Sometimes our feelings can be strong. Belly breathing is a special way of breathing that helps you calm all the way down. Have you ever felt strong feelings and tried Belly Breathing? Practice! Put your hand on your belly, breathe in slowly, breathe out slowly. Repeat until your body starts to feel calm. Keep practicing!

    young girl in art room with hand on stomach breathing

    Check outImagine Neighborhoodfor additional activities to do at home!