Kindergarten / Week 5 / April 13-17

Read 20 minutes every day. 

Daily Writing Journal:  Create a daily writing journal. 

Write about anything you want. You can also journal about your daily learning: 

  • What did you enjoy the most about your day? 
  • Why did you enjoy this moment? 
  • What did you learn? 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I can make predictions about a text using prior knowledge, pictures, illustrations, and titles of a book.
  • I can retell the main ideas in a story by identifying and telling the literary elements in a text: characters, setting, and events that take place.  
  • I can explore poetry by writing a short poem. 

Choice Activities:  


  • Open the link below for the book Pie in the Sky (listed below).  Before listening to the story, make a prediction about what you think this book will be about, by looking at the cover and thinking about the title of this book.  Write or tell someone about your predictions.  Be sure to use a capital letter, finger spaces, and a period at the end. 

  • Listen to the Read-a-loud Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert. What was the main idea (what is the book all about) in this book? Think about the sequence of events, which is what happened in this book.  Write or tell what happened in this book using your own words. Write about what happened in this book and write a sentence to match your writing.  Be sure to use a capital letter, finger spaces, and a period at the end. 

  • The book we read this week was about pie, how it was started from a tree and then how it is made from beginning to end.  Think about your favorite treat or dessert.  Write your own recipe on how to make your favorite treat or dessert using the words: First, Next, Then, Last.  Be sure to use a capital letter, finger spaces, and a period at the end.  Draw an illustration to match your writing. Make a video on Mom or Dad’s phone, or on a tablet, showing how to make your favorite treat, snack, or dessert and send this to your teacher on Class Dojo.  

  • Write or tell about the story: Who or what were the characters in this story?  What is the setting? 

  • Write sight words in chalk on your driveway (or crayons/paper).  Choose 5 words and write them in a sentence.   

  • Think about how the author used color words to add more details in the story.  Find 5 objects or toys in your house or from outside.  Write  about the objects using color words to describe the objects in more detail.  Draw a picture of your objects of choice to match your writing.  Be sure to use a capital letter, finger spaces, and a period at the end. 

  • Think about something you like. It can be something you like to do, something you like to eat, or somewhere you like to go.  List and tell 5 reasons or things you like about it.  Watch the BrainPOPjr video about poems.  Write a short poem about something you like including each idea telling what you like about it or why you like it.  You can always draw an illustration to match your poem. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Writing piece about your predictions for the story. 

  • Make a short video showing how to make your favorite treat, snack, or dessert.  We cannot wait to get some videos of your recipe! 

  • Send a picture to your teacher showing the 5 objects you chose to write about using color words to add more details.   

(Turning items in is optional) 



Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Pie in the Sky: Read-a-loud 

Listen to this story 

BrainPOPjr video about Story Elements:

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher

Since we wrote about a favorite food this week, watch this silly video by the author, Mo Willems, to see how he makes slop: 

BrainPOPjr video about Poems

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher

Here is an easy recipe to make a special treat using simple ingredients you might have at home: 

Weekly Learning Goal:

  • I can describe real-world objects using names of shapes and identify, sort, and classify objects by size, shape, color, and other attributes. 
  • I will be able to describe a location of something by describing the location. 
    • Example: left/right, up/down, front/back, over/under, near/far. 

Choice Activities:  

  • Complete Go Math Lessons 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 

  • Go to

    • Login: hartelementary 

    • Password: hartman 

In the search bar in the top right hand corner type in 3-D Shapes and then click on the Solid Shapes video. Please watch the video and then take the easy or hard quiz. (The link is included below.

  • Have a sheet of paper and something to write with. Try to draw and label each of the shapes below. 



  • Take a walk outside and try to spot different shapes. Example: The sidewalk has squares built into it

  • To review what the meaning of the positional words: You may watch these YouTube videos that explain positional words: 

- All Around the Farm | Directional Words & Spatial Concepts | Learning Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann (The link is below

-Where’s the Monkey (The link is below

Then after reviewing the words and watching the videos. You may want to create pictures of examples of each positional word. 

  • (There is a cheat sheet below) 













  • Have your child demonstrate these problems by drawing them on a sheet of paper while you read it to them. 

    • Materials needed: Paper and writing utensil. 

      • Problem 1: Draw a big circle. Draw a red bug inside the circle. Draw a green bug outside the circle. Draw a black bug on the circle. 

      • Problem 2: Draw a rainbow. Draw a flower under the rainbow. Draw a cloud above the rainbow. 

      • Problem 3: I see four flowers. The first flower is red. The last flower is blue. The green flower is in front of the yellow flowers. Draw the flowers.

Can Turn In: 

  • Send your teacher a picture of your completed Go Math sheets and send it to them on Dojo. 

  • Send your teacher a picture of the completed quiz. 

  • Send your teachers a picture of all the shapes that you drew and labeled. 

  • Send your teacher a picture of your positional word cards that you created on Dojo. 

  • Send your teacher a picture or video of you solving the positional problems on Dojo. 

  • Send your teacher a picture of the completed quiz. 

(Turning items in is optional) 











Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

(This link has lesson videos if struggling with understanding the math pages) 

Starfall Clipart

(This link is an online game)

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher

(This link is for the BrainPOPjr 3-D video and quiz. It will ask you to login) 




(All Around the Farm | Directional Words & Spatial Concepts | Learning Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann) 

BrainPOP Jr. - Mrs. Bevill Computer Technology Teacher

(This link is for the BrainPOPjr Reading Maps and quiz. It will ask you to login) 

(Where’s the Monkey) 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I will be able identify tools such as maps and globes as representations of local and distant places. 
  • I can identify land and water on a map or globe. 

Choice Activities:  

  • Watch this video:

  • Then create a T chart with globe on one side and map on the other. Then together, write or draw what is different about a globe and a map. 

(Here is an example of the T chart) 





Supporting questions to get the conversation going about maps and the globe. 

  1. What is a map? 
  2. What is a globe? 
  3. What is the difference between a map and a globe? 
  4. How would you decide to use a map or a globe? 


Exploring the Difference Between Land and Water:

  • Watch this video:
  • Then look at map online and point out the different landforms and water. 
  • Create a map of the route you take to get from your house/apartment to Hartman Elementary. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Take a picture of your chart of the differences between a globe and a map and send it through ClassDojo. 

  • Take a picture of your map from your house to Hartman Elementary and send it through ClassDojo. 

(Turning in items in is optional)

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources 

(YouTube video for the first activity)  

Exploring Landforms and Bodies of Water for Kids – FreeSchool, Youtube video for the second activity) 

(PebbleGo book, contact your teacher if you want the username and password to use this resource) 

(Epicbook about Maps and Globes) 

Weekly Learning Goal:  

Choice Activities:  


  • Look out the window or go outside. What animals do you see around you? What other animals live in Nebraska (squirrels, deer, insects, racoons, birds, skunks, etc.)? 

  • Go to BrainPOPjr 

    • Under the Science tab, find the “Animals” tab. Click any category under the “Animals” tab.

  • Go to the National Geographic Kids website. 

    • Under the "Animals" tab, click one the following: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, or invertebrate.

      • Find one insect or animal that is interesting to you. 

      • Become an “expert” on that animal. 

      • Draw a picture of that animal and where it lives (it’s habitat).  

  • Read/watch the story: “What If You Had Animal Ears?”  

    • Illustrate a picture of yourself with a different animals ears. Write the sentence: I have ______ ears.” Share with an adult what is important/special about that animal.  

Can Turn In: 

From Pearson Elevate Science Book 

Pg. 199 How Do Squirrels Change the Land? 

Pg. 201 Animals in their Environment

Pg. 202 Plants and Animals Together 


(Turning items in is optional) 


  •  Draw a picture of an animal changing the environment (area where it lives) to meet its needs. Example: a bird building its nest, a squirrel burying nuts, an insect digging into a tree.  

  • Share with an adult at home what an environment or habitat is?  

  • Share with an adult at home one way an animal may grow or change?  

  • Identify and compare the parts of an animal. 

  • Use the prompt to write and draw  picture. 

    • When I look outside, I see _____________. The animal is___________. 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

What If You Had Animal Ears? by Sandra Markle 

Read Aloud by Read Me A Book

"Animals" - StoryBots Super Songs Episode 7 | Netflix Jr

Specials - Southwood Es


Email or Message Your Teachers on Class Dojo

  • Mr. Frazier                  (Music) 
  • Mr. Jones                    (Counselor)
  • Ms. Schermerhorn      (Art)      
  • Miss Spizman             (PE)         
  • Ms. Wells                    (Media) 


Choice Activities:  

  • Grab your pillow, do five jumping jacks, flip your pillow, jump across, do five more jumping jacks.  Do for 1 minute. 

  • See how many times you can jump back and forth over your pillow. 

Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  


  • Pick your favorite song and change the speed while you sing it. Does it sound better if you make it fast or slow?  

  • Next, change the volume. See if you can sing it as quiet as you can or as loud as you can. Don’t forget to still use your best singing voice.  

  • Listen to the song from the video provided and dance to the music. Is the song fast or slow? Is it loud or quiet?  

Supporting links:


Choice Activities:  

Seeing Faces 


Materials: Paper (any kind available: colorful, wrapping, recycled, lined, etc.), found objects (examples: rubber bands, feathers, lace, sticks, cords, food, etc.), optional: scissors & glue 


Instructions: First, listen to a YouTube read aloud for our story My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil. Make sure you pay close attention to the objects used in the pictures!  
Next, look at artist Hanoch Piven’s found object portraits using the link provided to get some inspiration (ideas) for your artwork.  

Think about the facial features (parts of a face) that you’ll need to add when creating a portrait (picture of a person’s face).  
Begin with a paper for your base. You may cut this into the shape of a head if you have scissors. Next, begin arranging (moving around) your found items on top of the paper until you’ve created a portrait! You can glue the objects down, with an adult’s permission, or you can keep rearranging them to create a different portrait! 

I’d love to see your finished artwork! Show it off by uploading a video to our Flipgrid!

Art Black | Free Vectors, Stock Photos & PSDDownloads + Media — Flipgrid

Supporting links:

My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil YouTube read aloud.  

Pivenworld  Artist Hanoch Piven uses everyday found objects to create portraits.