Monday, July 30, 2018

Five more weeks of Summer Fun!



Here are a few ideas for the next five weeks of summer!

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How long can you hula hoop, hop on 1 foot,  or bounce a basketball?
30

Practice your handwriting-write a note to someone.
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List five things
that are easier to
do in summer
than in winter.
August 1st
Make up a math game using a deck of cards
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Have you seen any caterpillars or inchworms? Take a look around!
3
Find 5 facts about a sea creature.
Draw a picture to go with your research
4
Go for a swim.
What happens if you try running in place in the water?

4

Count the clouds in the sky………
5
Find a favorite sea shell.
Describe what it feels like
6
If you had a magic carpet, where would you go? Write a story.
7
Make a musical
instrument out of  items to be recycled:
Use plastic bottles,
pie pans, etc
8
Today is 8/8. How many days until 9/9? 10/10? 11/11?
9

Find the average temperature for summer in CT
10
Draw a picture of a favorite character from a book
11
Try saying “TOYBOAT”
3 times, really fast.
12
Listen to the noises outside. What do you hear?
Make a list.
13
What is your favorite summer fruit? Is it grown locally?
14   
Count while you
jump rope.
15
How many different vegetables did you eat today?
List them.
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Make a list of the books you have read this summer
17
Find some ants outside. Watch them.
18
Sit quietly.
What
do you hear?
Write a story
about it.
19
Make a secret code & write a note using it.
Example:
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12-15-22-5
19-21-13-13-5-18
20
Spend 15 minutes outside. Count the birds & butterflies you see.
Make a chart
21
What kinds of butterflies do you see at your house?
What kinds of birds?
22
Find a cloud in the sky, describe what it looks like.
23
How many cups of ice cream are in a ½ gallon?
24
Find a flashlight. Make shadows using your hands.
Have fun!
25
Have fun!
Make juice pops!
26
Plan a picnic
What will you bring?
27
Make a graph of sunny/rainy days in August
28
Can you find a 4 leaf clover?
LOOK!
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Write a poem about summer.
30
Design a new toy for the beach
Sept. 1st

How long was yesterday- from sunrise to sunset?
(elapsed time)

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Remember to read, write and practice your math facts every day!







Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer reading



I'm sure you are enjoying a wonderful summer.

Can you believe that we are at the halfway point???

I've been busy reading and I hope you have too.

I love the Nutmeg Book Award selections because they are books chosen by Connecticut kids!


Here is a link to their website:



And here is a list of their 2019 Elementary nominees:

Here is a link to that website: 




I hope everyone will share favorite books they have read.

Here is one of my favorites:


"Walking With Miss Millie" by Tamara Bundy
is about the friendship between a white girl and an elderly black woman in the 1960's in Georgia. The book celebrates the wonder and power of friendship and how it can be found when we least expect it and make any place a home. 




And a few others I have enjoyed:







Keep reading and having fun!