What you can expect:
Students will continue to work in their handwriting, numeration and math workbooks. Each child should complete one page in each workbook per day.
DAILY SMALL GROUP ZOOM LESSONS:
Students will have daily lessons via Zoom in groups of 3. These lessons will take place between 9:00 and 11:30 and will last 30 minutes each. Teachers will email the specific time slot for your child’s group lesson. Each day’s lesson will focus on a different curriculum area (phonics/reading, math, science and geography).
YOUTUBE VIDEO LESSONS:
Each week, we will provide lessons via YouTube. These lessons will be a mix of videos produced by our teachers (lessons from the garden, puppet time, etc.) and other videos that tie into our curriculum (a tour of a market in Morocco or animals of the African savanna). The links to these videos will be posted below and can be accessed at any time.
DAY 1: The Five Geographic Regions of Africa
Optional: Color the cover page. How many animals can you identify? Click here for answers.
DAY 2: Wild Dog Facts. Practice handwriting and punctuation of sentences. Also, we will discuss math, collective nouns and African regions.
Optional: Watch this video about Wild Dogs.
DAY 3: African cloth and clothing. We will look at fabric from West Africa and design your own clothing inspired by the fabric. Watch this video from a West African market.
Optional: watch this video about making fabric designs.
DAY 4: Prepositions
Optional: watch video about a giraffe eating an acacia tree and draw/paint your own acacia tree.
DAY 5: African Animal Words
DAY 6: Counting by 10’s
DAY 7: Tally Marks
DAY 8: Adjectives booklet
DAY 9: Parts of a lion booklet
DAY 10: Each child has been assigned an animal. Color the animal. Then watch the video for the assigned animal below. Each student will complete the research (example pictured below) and present it to the class.
Black Mamba: https://youtu.be/l8f4moBLpEU
We have assigned fiction and nonfiction ReadWorks passages that are on the student’s reading level and pertain to topics we are studying in class. Students may read (or listen to) the passages and then answer comprehension and vocabulary questions. Reviewing the student’s answers will help us assess their comprehension knowledge and fill in any gaps during lessons.
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