Week of 5/18

  • We are almost at the end of the year! Thank you for your patience as we navigate the end of this school year.

     

    This week is makeup week, so I will not be assigning any extra work so that your student can focus on making sure all of their work is turned in. All work must be turned in by noon on May 26th. 

     

    Please remember that this Thursday from 8 am to 3 pm you can come by the school to pick up your student's belongings. Prek - 2nd grade picks up in the bus loops and 3rd - 5th grade picks up in the car pickup loop. This means that I won't be able to do our Zoom on Thursday since I will be passing out belongings. 

     

    If you're looking for some extra activities to do with your student this week after all of their work is done, see below for some options. These are all optional activities that do not need to be turned in. 

     

    Physical Activities

    Physical activity is great for kids' bodies and brains. It can help with focus and processing.  These are some great youtube channels for helping your student stay active. 

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga This is a great channel with tons of different yoga videos that appeal to a lot of interests. 

    https://www.youtube.com/user/GoNoodleGames This channel has a variety of activities for kids (our class loves the guided dances!). GoNoodle also has a free website that you can sign up for if you're looking for non-Youtube resources.

     

    Typing 

    Typing is a great skill to have, especially these days. Typing also helps improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination. These are some websites that can improve typing skills while also being fun.

    https://www.typingclub.com/ This website is free but does require a free account after a certain amount of lessons so that your student can save their progress.

    https://www.typing.com/ This website is free but requires a free account to save your progress.

    https://www.typinggames.zone/ This website is more game-focused than the others. It's free, but it does have ads.

     

    Coloring

    Coloring is a fun activity that is great for students' creativity, motor skills, and focus. These websites have some coloring pages if you can print, but you can also just encourage students to make their own coloring pages. This is also a great way to have your student spend some non-tech time. 

    https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/ Crayola has tons of free pages sorted by interest. 

    https://www.justcolor.net/kids/ Another resource sorted by interest. 

     

    Journaling

    Journaling improves writing and can be a great way to process the changes going on in the world. These are some blog posts about different ways to get your student started on journaling. 

    https://www.whatdowedoallday.com/creative-journal-ideas-for-kids/ This resource is great because it has links to different types of journals to start, how to make journals special, and journal prompts to use.

    https://coffeepancakesanddreams.com/2019/04/29/how-to-start-a-gratitude-journal-for-kids-families/ This blog post breaks down gratitude journals and includes some gratitude prompts to use.