Welcome to 5th/6th Grade!

Parents, Guardians, Families, & most importantly, my Students:

It's a little surreal to know that we never got a chance to say good-bye for what seems to be a very long break. I miss you all so much. I hope you are all being safe and of course, washing your hands and only going out to get some fresh air. While we are on this surprise break, you can check in here for some activities, readings and ways to keep engaged and learning while you are away. Parents/Guardians & families- I also hope these lists help you assist your students at home and attempt to make this time as "normal" as possible. Please feel free to reach out to me at anytime.

Due to the emergency shut-down of all public schools in Connecticut, the 5 & 6 team has put together several activities and ideas to keep kids actively learning during our shutdown. It is important to keep students’ minds engaged during these unplanned days off. Please see the following lists below.

No School Plan-Week 1

Anywhere/Anytime activities:

  • Continue independent reading by choosing a book at your independent reading level
  • Keep a Daily Journal
  • Take a nature walk and list the wildlife and foliage you encounter
  • Hike the Sprague Reservoir and check out their trail for 860 rocks, share your find through your parents on Facebook to the 860 Rocks group
  • Write letters to friends, teachers, and others at school that you would like to keep in touch with
  • Facetime with friends and share reading with a common book
  • Have a parent, friend or sibling drill you with your multiplication facts
  • Cook with an adult and pay attention to all of those measurements-because we do, in fact, use them in every day life!
  • Try some ‘kitchen science’! There are plenty of ideas online that you can do at home with adult supervision. Grow some crystals, create a terrarium to explore a miniature ecosystem at home, make a weather instrument (barometer, anemometer, rain guage)
  • Go on a field trip with virtualfieldtrips.org It is an awesome sight and will take you around the world to the Pyramids of Giza, deep into the Rain Forest or snorkeling through a coral reef!

Online activities:

Math:

  • Khan Academy Online: Library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covering math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more.
  • Math Learning Center Online: Number Pieces Basic helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computation skills with multi-digit numbers
  • IXL Math With unlimited questions, engaging item types, and real-world scenarios
  • Geo Board Tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics. Learners stretch bands around the pegs to form line segments and polygons and make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, and more
  • Zearn
  • www.https://play.prodigygame.com/ To enter go to this site, select new student and enter our classroom code BD6AB9 (Prodigy is a free, curriculum aligned, online game-based learning platform

Reading:

Writing:

  • Quill.org

Science:

  • Code.org Coding and computer science
  • Lightbot Programming puzzle game- a game whose game mechanics require using programming logic to solve levels.
  • Little Bits Platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks empowering students to create inventions, large and small
  • Scratch and Scratch Jr. Introductory programming language that enables young children to create interactive stories and games
  • www.mysteryscience.com Engaging, short mini-lessons, that are completely digital with follow up activities that can be done at home

Social Studies:

Students may continue their Ancient civilization studies using the following sites to access videos, audio clips, articles, games and more.

Other Interesting sites:

Typing Club Web based typing program

www.brainpop.com 1,000 plus short animated movies, quizzes and related material for students in grades k-12 to include subjects such as math, English, science, social studies, art, technology, music and engineering.


No School Plan-Week 2

We're still at home. Here are some things we can do this week to keep learning going!


Anytime Activities:

Gardening- head outside or make an indoor garden from vegetables you have at home or seeds you may have. You can also check out some neat ways online to grow vegetables from scraps of used veggies.

Chalk- create inspirational pieces on the sidewalks for all to see!

Scrapbook- create a page with pictures and souvenirs to remember important memories.

Junk Modeling- use boxes, empty bottles and other recyclables or garbage to create something new!


Online Activities:

Duolingo- learn a new language and begin skills using this fun and free, easy to use program.

Scishow on YouTube- this science experimenting YouTube channel is out of this world!


THINGS TO REMEMBER:

We will get through this together!

You may also head to Google Classroom in the mean time for more instructions and communication: Class code q6g2vp5


LET’S HAVE A GREAT YEAR!