Kim’s Class

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MONDAY, MAY 11TH
– watch sequencing Flipgrid videos made by your classmates and learn something new.
– Listen to As Fast as Words Could Fly
– Cut out and paste typewriter keyboard keys in order.
– Learn about “typewriter drawing” by watching video of Paul Smith and James Cook then make your own “typewriter” art
– Invisible Code Stem Project: see below (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: LEMON, Q-TIP, PLAIN WHITE PAPER)

EXPERIMENT: invisible ink
Mason took notes while Pa rambled on about what happened at Whittaker’s Restaurant. Only Mason could make sense out
of what he had written. Keep your own notes secret with this Invisible Ink!
MATERIALS —
Half a lemon, water, spoon, bowl, cotton swab, white paper, lamp or other light bulb
PREPARATION TIME —
None
LENGTH OF ACTIVITY —
40 minutes
PROCEDURE FOR EXPERIMENT —
Step 1: Squeeze some lemon juice into the bowl and add a few drops of water.
Step 2: Mix the water and lemon juice with the spoon.
Step 3: Dip the cotton swab into the mixture and write a message onto the white paper.
Step 4: Wait for the juice to dry so it becomes completely invisible.
Step 5: When you are ready to read your secret message or show it to someone else, heat the paper by holding it close
to a light bulb.

TUESDAY, MAY 12TH
– Good morning video with instructions for the day
– Construction paper sun print: watch video tutorial, look at examples and make your own (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: BLUE CONSTRUCTION PAPER)
– Learn how prisms work
– Make a spectroscope: follow these instructions and make your own (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: CD AND YOU’LL ALSO NEED A PAPER TOWEL ROLL)
– More fun with light: follow these instructions (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: SAME CD AS ABOVE AND YOU’LL ALSO NEED A PIECE OF SCRAP PAPER)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH
– Review a book using Flipgrid
– Bubble Science: watch video about bubbles
– Bubble wand craft: follow these instructions and make your own bubble wand (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: PIPE CLEANER, PONY BEADS, BUBBLES)
– Toothpick star experiment: watch video and try your own (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: TOOTHPICKS AND STRAW)

THURSDAY, MAY 14TH
– Listen to When Pigasso Met Mootisse
– Learn about Romero Britto: Read the passage (which is in the tub) about Romero Britto and get ready for the Zoom Quiz Show
– Watch the video about Britto
– Color the Romero Britto images (in your tub) in his style
– Make your own Britto inspired artwork
– Zoom Romero Britto Quiz Show

FRIDAY, MAY 15TH
– Zoom flashlight story time
– Make craft stick “bombs”: watch video and make your own. (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: CRAFT STICKS) Special instructions: Parents, please supervise your child. I recommend throwing them outside and wearing safety glasses or some kind of protective eye wear.
– Watch your classmates book reviews on Flipgrid

MONDAY, MAY 18TH
– Do “sink or float?” experiment:
1. Collect at least 10 objects from around the house or outside
2. On a piece of paper, make 2 headings: “SINK” and “FLOAT”
3. Before you test the objects, make a prediction. Will the object sink or float? Then write the name of the object (or draw it) under that heading. For example, if you think a pencil will sink, write pencil under the heading “SINK”.
4. After you have made your predictions, test your objects. you will need a container full of water for this part.
5. Were you right? Did any objects surprise you? Why do you think that happened?

– Listen to Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
– Find a rock outside and paint or decorate your “magic pebble” any way you choose. Then make your comic strip. (The story, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, received the Caldecott Medal for its illustrations. Good illustrations tell the story without words. Create a comic strip showing an adventure you would have with your magic pebble. Be sure to include three wishes you would ask the magic pebble on this adventure.)

– Now try sink or float again with the pebble. (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: SMALL GLASS PEBBLE, SALT AND SUGAR) Instructions below:

Science – water density experiment
across the curriculum activities
SCIENCE QUESTIONS — Can a pebble float?
Adding salt and sugar to water adds mass, or more weight, to the water allowing objects to float
when they would sink in fresh water.
MATERIALS —
Recording sheet or Science Journal
3 large mason jars
Measuring cups
Water
Salt
Sugar
Pebbles (can be bought in a craft store)
Ask the science question: Can a pebble float? Discuss the question with the class.
Tell the students that they are going to perform a science experiment to see if a pebble can float in water.
Fill each mason jar with 2 cups of water (room temperature or warm works best)
Add about 1/3 cup of salt to one jar.
Have students draw a picture of each jar and label one jar fresh water and the other jar salt water.
Ask students to make a prediction about what will happen when a rock is dropped into each jar. Do you
think it will float? Make and write a hypothesis.
Drop the rock into fresh water and have students record observations.
Repeat with the salt water.
Check hypothesis and discuss results.
Ask students if we will get the same results when sugar is added to water. Discuss.
Add 1/3 cup of sugar to the third mason jar.
Have students draw and label. Make and write a hypothesis.
Drop a pebble into the sugar water and record what happens.

TUESDAY, MAY 19TH
– South American History and Art Lesson: watch video and make your own using these instructions. (MATERIALS FROM TUB: GLUE, WHITE CARDSTOCK PAPER, WATERCOLOR PAINT)
– Record your talent on Flipgrid for the Talent Show

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH
– Index card challenge (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: 2 INDEX CARDS)

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to fit your entire body through an index card. WHAT?!? No, it is not impossible. You can do it. I have given you 2 index cards. Use the first card to experiment with your own concept. Think about it. How can you fit your body through an index card? Work through your idea using your first card. Then (DON’T CHEAT) you can check out this link and try this concept with your 2nd card.

– Follow written directions: follow these directions and enjoy your snack. (MATERIALS FROM YOUR TUB: PUDDING CUP AND BAGGIE CONTAINING CUP, COOKIES, AND WORMS)

Make a Dirt Cake
STEP 1: Gather your ingredients and supplies (pudding cup, 2 cookies, 2 worms, plastic cup, spoon and the baggie that your ingredients were in)
STEP 2: Open your pudding cup.
STEP 3: Use a spoon to transfer the pudding into the plastic cup.
STEP 4: Put the 2 cookies into the baggie and seal it. Use your fist to crush up the cookies.
STEP 5: Pour the cookie crumbs on top of the pudding.
STEP 6: Place the 2 worms into the pudding and cookie crumbs so that they look like they are crawling out of the “dirt”.
STEP 7: Enjoy your snack!

THURSDAY, MAY 21ST
– Listen to The Coal Thief
– Make your charcoal drawing following instructions below (MATERIALS FROM TUB: CHARCOAL WHICH IS WRAPPED IN FOIL, PLAIN WHITE PAPER)
– Make your popcorn and watch the Talent Show

ART: CHARCOAL RUBBING
MATERIALS —
Bond paper (8 x 10), Compressed charcoal or charcoal sticks, Masking tape, Craft glue, Leaves, dried flowers
DIRECTIONS FOR ACTIVITY —
Step 1: Fold paper in half.
Step 2: Glue leaves/flowers to bottom part of paper forming a collage.
Step 3: Fold top piece over collage and use masking tape to secure it to table.
Step 4: Rub the paper with charcoal. Do not press too hard when rubbing otherwise prints won’t come out as clear.

FRIDAY, MAY 22ND
– Zoom share and goodbye!

MONDAY, MAY 4TH
– (k-2) morning poem: watch video You can reread the poem below and discuss with your family.
– (k-2) history: continental drift watch video and do oreo activity with Eli and work with your continental drift puzzle
– (2) types of sentences worksheet
– (k-2) ReadWorks passage and questions
– (k-2) IXL Math: log in and do at least 1 practice
– (k-2) mindfulness with the Children’s Theater Company: watch video
– (k-2) reading time: watch video and make symbol of freedom drawing
– (k-2) music: watch Glory by John Legend and Common and The Freedom Song by Jason Mraz

I, Too by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides,
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—

I, too, am America.

TUESDAY, MAY 5TH
– (k-2) morning stretches and book: watch video
– (k-2) history: learn about dinosaur extinction
– (k-2) math worksheets – do the snake game with Mr. D or the dynamic addition or subtraction sheets
– (k-2) ReadWorks passage and questions
– (k-2) mindfulness with The Children’s Theater Company: watch video
– (k-2) reading time: watch video and do Cinco de Mayo activity (This video is long. You may want to pause it and take a break about half way through when I transition from the book to Cinco de Mayo.)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH
– (k-2) morning stretches and book: watch video for stretches and then watch White Socks Only
– (k-2) history: watch Cenozoic Era video
– (k-2) ReadWorks, read or listen to the passage and answer the questions.
– (k-2) IXL Math: log in and do at least 1 practice
– (k-2) sequence worksheet
– (k-2) mindfulness with The Children’s Theater: watch video
– (k-2) reading time: watch video and then watch Martin Luther King Jr. Video

THURSDAY, MAY 7TH
– (k-2) morning stretches and book: watch video for stretches and then watch I Need My Monster
– (k-2) art: make a monster
– (k-2) history: watch video about Cenezoic Animals
– (k-2) history: Woolly Mammoth booklet
– (k-2) IXL Math: log in and do at least 1 practice
– (k-2) math: quadrilateral lesson with Mr. D
– (k-2) mindfulness with The Children’s Theater Company: watch video
– (k-2) reading time: watch Seeds of Freedom pt. 1

FRIDAY, MAY 8TH
– (k-2) morning stretches and book: watch video for stretches and then watch Hey, That’s My Monster
– (k-2) art: draw a monster with Mo Willems
– (k-2) sequencing: watch video lesson and then make your own sequencing video and share to flipgrid (https://flipgrid.com/seipelparks1705)
– (k-2) IXL Math: log in and do at least 1 practice
– (k-2) reading time: listen to Seeds of Freedom pt. 2 and do balloon activity
– (k-2) watch video of JFK in Huntsville, AL in 1962 and watch video of George Wallace “Segregation Forever” speech
– (k-2) optionallearn about making puppets