Weekly Activities

EL One

June 8th-11th

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Our last day of school is Thursday 6/11! We look forward to seeing you in the fall, the summer, or around town! Wishing you all the best


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

*Do 15-20 minutes of assignments on Khan Academy


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.

Salt Painting

Washable school glue
Liquid water color or food coloring mixed with water

Squeeze your glue onto your paper creating your design. Sprinkle your design with salt until it is completely covered. Shake off the excess salt. If you don’t have liquid water color paint you can use food coloring mixed with water. Dip your paintbrush into the paint and gently touch the salt covered glue lines and magically watch the paint travel and mix colors. Let it dry and display your salt painting art.  


*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.

 Hopping Corn Science Activity

A clear glass container
Popping corn
2 1/2- 3 Cups of water
2 tablespoons of baking soda
6 tablespoons of white vinegar
Food coloring (optional)

Fill your jar with water and add a couple drops of food coloring. Add baking soda and stir until dissolved. Add a handful of pop corn kernels. Add vinegar and watch the corn hop up and down.

The science:
When baking soda and vinegar combine, they react to form Carbon Dioxide Gas (C02). The gas  forms bubbles in the water which circle around the corn kernels. The bubbles lift the kernels up to the surface and when they get there they pop and the kernels sink again.  


*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.

Fruity Pattern Platter

A pattern is a repeating series or sequence. You, me, you, me. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring Summer, Autumn, Winter...Let's practice creating patterns in a way that is delicious and nutritious. 

3 or more different kinds of fruit (the more, the merrier)

Skewers (optional)

Large plate or platter

Instructions:Thoroughly wash hands and fruit.Cut fruit into bite sized pieces, with the help of an adult, if needed.Arrange fruit on a skewer in a repeating pattern. Here are a few examples:Apple, banana, apple, banana, apple, banana. Berry, berry, pear, berry, berry, pear.Orange, strawberry, melon, orange, strawberry, melon.Try a new pattern for each skewer. Place patterns on a plate or platter. A pattern platter! Try saying that five times, fast! If you do not have skewers, create rows of repeating patterns directly onto your pattern plate or platter! Show off and share your colorful creations. "Read" the patterns aloud together before you feast!  


*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.

Bread in a Bag

What you will need:
1 gallon sized resealable plastic bag

3 cups flour
1/4  cup sugar
1 packet yeast (rapid rise or regular)
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt (this can be to taste)

What To do: 

  • Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, and yeast packet in a bowl. Pour into a resealable (Ziplock style) bag.
  • Add warm water. Seal bag, pressing out air.
  • Begin shaking and mixing the bag by hand
  • Set bag to rest for 10 minutes (proofing)
  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with salt. Pour into bag along with melted butter.
  • Seal bag again, pressing out air. Shake and mix again.
  • Open bag and add in last cup of flour.
  • Seal bag, and mix for final time.
  • Pull out dough and place on a floured surface.
  • With floured hands, knead dough for 5-10 minutes (While you do this you can sing songs, see how high you can count, or tell stories)
  • Place dough in a greased loaf pan.
  • Lay towel over the loaf pan and set it in a warm spot in your house. Allow the dough 30-45 minutes to rise
  • Bake at 375 for 25 minutes

Finally enjoy the bread, and your hard work.