Weekly Activities

EL One

April 20th-24th

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Read a book, or look at its pictures for 10-20 minutes.


Reading Aloud

Read aloud to your parent or another family member for 10-20 minutes. Practice using an animated voice!

If you are not yet reading, look through a book together and tell your family the "story" that you see from the illustrations.

Handwriting Practice

Do 2-3 pages in your handwriting book.

Nature Art Mandala

Find leaves, flowers, rocks and other natural items in your back yard or on a walk.
Show your child how to create a circle with the items and show how mandalas are made of patterns.
Show an example of how to make items symmetric. Prepare your child that nature art comes and goes and will not last forever, but the beauty it creates is a real gift to all that gets to see it. Below is a picture of the mandalas that I created with my children. This sparked a light with each of my children and we took it a step further and started researching mandalas of all kinds.


*Spelling Book (for those spelling)
Do your list and complete your pages in your Spelling Book.

*Beginning Sounds (for those not spelling)

Find 5-10 objects in your house that start with the same sound. Tell them to your family or write a list.


Parent note: 4th grade students and up were the only ones set up with this program previously. If your child is writing words and wants to start typing practice, let me know and I will add them to our account.

Practice typing for 20 minutes. To access your typing practice, go to typing.com and choose "student log-in" in the upper right. Your username is your name+fhms, for example mine would be lynnfhms. Your password is "hello"

Life Journal

Write or draw in your Life Journal, or use paper or another notebook. You could journal about what your life has been like lately, or write/draw about your dreams for the future.


*Spelling List Practice (for those spelling)
Do your spelling "choice" work. Practice using your spelling word list in some way. You may decide to draw pictures of each word and label them, you could write sentences using the word, you could create a word search (check out this online word search maker http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp) and then complete it, you could write each word three times, or??? use your own idea.

*Rhyming Sounds (for those not spelling)

Find 5-10 objects in the house that end with the same sound. Tell them to your family or write a list.

Counting Change

Have your child count quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies. Show them how much each is worth, and have them make different combinations for different amounts. You can create a project like the picture shown above, or just have them write down the coins and the amounts that they create on their own.

Earth Day Celebration

Beatrix shared this coloring page for your enjoyment!

You can also choose an activity to help the Earth from the list we have been creating at morning group. This list may be updated throughout the week.


*Spelling Test (for those spelling)
Ask a family member to give you your spelling test! If you get less than 5 words incorrect, write each misspelled word correctly 3-5 times for extra practice. If you get 5 or more words incorrect, start your next week with a new list consisting of the misspelled words. 

*T-Chart (for those not spelling)

Pick two categories (ex. spheres and prisms or tools and toys or sea animals and jungle animals) and make a "T" chart listing 5-10 items that fit in the appropriate category. If needed, parents can help with writing the words on the T chart.

Care of the Environment

Find a chore that you can do to help around the house. Some ideas are: cleaning the bathtub, folding laundry, sweeping the porch, repotting a plant? Look around the house for a need and meet that need with a smile. If you need help with ideas, ask your parent/guardian. 


Handwriting Practice
Do 2-3 pages in your handwriting book.

Recycled Inventions


Random recycling objects




Activity: Use objects in your house from the recycling to invent something.

 Illustrate it and label it.