Mrs. Heithoff & Mr. Shultice
Ms. Paige Ms. Salger

Reading/Language Arts

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Math

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Activity Ideas

  • Play different versions of Top It (Need a deck of cards)
    • 6 cards each and practice reading each number before deciding who has the bigger number
    • Each lay out 8 cards, practicing adding 4 digit plus 4 digit numbers, see who has the bigger sum
    • Fraction Top It–put a pencil between your numerator and denominator and see who has the bigger fraction
  • Multiplication Wrestling (Need a deck of cards)
    • Lay out 4 cards. You will make the two biggest two digit numbers you can.  Practice partial products multiplication with those 2 two digit numbers (you can have your child show you how to have each number wrestle each other 🙂 )
  • Calculate the square footage of a room or the square inches/centimeters of a rug.
    • Watch videos about tiny houses and then measure out how many square feet they are. Spolier alert: 160 square feet is a lot smaller than it sounds!

*Make an obstacle course and time yourself- see who can complete it the quickest and compare your times (“how many more seconds did it take ____ than ____?”)

* Play ‘I’m Thinking of a Number’  (one person secretly records a number between 0-100, other people take turns guessing the number, the person who knows the number says ‘more’ or ‘less’ as clues to get to the number)


Science

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Activity Ideas

  • Make a marble run with toilet paper/paper towel tubes. Engineer how high to get it and how long you can keep the marble rolling.
  • Keep a graph of the temperature change each day of our quarantine.
  • Make structures out of what you have in the house: toothpicks, marshmallows, straws, spaghetti, plastic cups; anything to keep your engineering mind working.
  • Touch a piece of bread all over before washing your hands, put it in a ziploc bag and label it. Then wash your hands WELL and touch another piece of bread, put it in a ziploc bag.  Take a picture of your results so you can share.
  • Yell, “Great Scott” a lot at anything you discover. 🙂

Social Studies

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  • Talk about ways that businesses such as restaurants are affected by shutdowns right now. How do you think people are helping out others during this difficult time for businesses?
    • What do you think the government is going to be doing to help businesses and people who aren’t making money during this time?
  • Make a map of your neighborhood, making sure to include the names of streets, businesses, and government services.
    • Extension: use the map to do a scavenger hunt with a sibling or parent.

 

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