*Some parents have expressed that it is hard for their kiddo to understand why we cannot be at school right now and what COVID-19 is.  Here is a book that can be read to them, explaining these things in a nice, kid-friendly way.*

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Kindergarten / Week 7 / April 27-May 1

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 retell a story using my own words.  
  • I can tell my opinion about a subject I know and explain why.   

Choice Activities:  

 

  • Think about and Write:   

What do you think it feels like to be the youngest child in the family?  Being the youngest means that you have older brothers or sisters, but you were the last one to be born.  Write about how you would feel if you are or were the youngest child in the family.  Would you like being the youngest in the family?  Why or why not? 

 

  • Listen to the story One of Three by Angela Johnson by clicking on the video

One of Three

 

  • Identify the elements in a story.  Who were the characters, where is the setting which is where the story took place, and tell the events that happened by using the following sentence frames: 

      At the beginning ____ happens. 

In the middle ____. 

At the end ___. 

   

  • With adult guidance, retell the main ideas of the story in your own words by telling or writing.  Use the sentence frame: 

I think _______ is telling the story because ________.   

 

  • Create your own questions about the story using who, what, where, when why, and how, and then answer your questions and write them in a journal or on paper. 

 

   

  • Watch the video about reduce, reuse, recycle from the link below.  You’re going to give your opinion about this topic and explain your opinion.  An opinion is why or why not you like something.  Do you think Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is important for our environment or not?  Why?  Use these sentence frames to help you: 

In my opinion, _______. I think this because _______. Another reason is _______. I think _______ because ________.   

 

 

Can Turn In: 

  • Send a picture to your teacher on Dojo of your writing about the story elements. 

 

  • Send a picture to your teacher of how you retold the story. 

 

  • Send a picture to your teacher of your opinion about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and why you think it is important or not.   

 

  • Send a picture to your teacher of how you can help the Earth by reducing, reusing, or recycling.   

 

(Turning items in is optional) 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

BrainPOPjr:  Story Elements

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BrainPOPjr: Facts and Opinions

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Listen to story about recycling since we had Earth Day last week: 

Michael Recycle book reading

BrainPOPjr: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Weekly Learning Goal: 

  • I will be able to describe real-world objects by their length and weight. 
  • I will be able to compare length and weight of two objects. 

Choice Activities:  

 

  • Review measurement vocabulary: 

 

 

  • Watch the lesson videos 

Go Math! Homework Help - Miscellaneous - Eaton Rapids Public Schools

Then complete GO MATH! pages 11.4 and 11.5 

 

  • Have students find objects in their home to demonstrate understanding of key vocabulary: longer, shorter, heavier and lighter. Use language frames to show how the objects can make two comparative sentences: 

 A ______ is longer than a _______.  

A _______is shorter than a ______.  

A _______is heavier than an ____. 

An _____ is lighter than a ______. 

 

  • Measure the Room 

Create the table below on a sheet of paper. Choose an object to help measure with examples: a shoe, a pencil, spoon. Then choose something you want to measure and write it under the object column below. Then make an estimate of how long you think it will be, write it down. Then actually measure it and then write it down.  

Measuring tool: ___________________ 

Object 

Estimate 

Actual 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Review activity 

Materials: Deck of cards, paper, pencil               2 Players 

Rules for the game: Deal out all the cards to the two players. Hold the cards in a pile. At the same time each person flips over a card. Then have your child say what the numbers are and then have them practice writing each number. 

Can Turn In: 

  • Send me a picture of your completed GO MATH! sheets on Dojo. 

  • Take a video of you measuring objects with your feet and send it to me on Dojo. 

 

Look on Dojo to see videos that the kindergarten teachers have put together to help you understand the lessons. 

Links: Click on the links for additional activities & resources  

Go Math! Homework Help - Miscellaneous - Eaton Rapids Public Schools

(GO MATH! lesson video) 

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(Measurement online game) 

Math for Kids: Measurement, "How Do You Measure Up" - Fun & Learning Game for Children

(Why we learn how to measure) 

 

Weekly Learning Goal: 

Choice Activities:  

 

  • Students | PBS LearningMedia : Landforms

  • Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos on the App Store  Looking at Landforms

  • Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos on the App Store  Earth's Mountains

  • Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos on the App Store  Oceans


Watch the BrainPOPJr. Video on Landforms. 

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Using any materials you may have (boxes, cardboard, paper, crayons, blocks, etc) at home create a landform you have learned about or seen (mountains, ocean, volcano, island etc.).