Weekly Activities

EL One

May 26th-29th

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*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.

Math Moves

Brittany here, with heaps of cheer and a math game made for you! 

We’ll add up some numbers, and maybe discover some fun new ways to move.


2 dice or home-made number cards (2 sets of 1-6). You can draw dots, just like you’d see on the dice...or maybe make them hearts or happy faces or suns or something fun. Dots are nice too. 

Your body

Perhaps a reading assistant and/or a buddy or two to join you. 


Roll the dice or pick two cards, at random.

Add the 2 numbers together, finding the sum.

Complete the action for that number.

Continue playing until you


If your numbers’ sum is 2, count to 22, jumping like a kangaroo! 

If your numbers’ sum is 3, stand tall like a tree, sway in the breeze.

If your numbers’ sum is 4, row your boat with an imaginary oar.

If your numbers’ sum is 5, buzz and fly, like bees from their hive.

If your numbers’ sum is 6, show off your silly walk, filled with kicks, twists and tricks. 

If your numbers’ sum is 7, ask someone if they’ve seen Kevin. 

If your numbers’ sum is 8, stand with one foot high and straight. Now, count, “1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8!”

If your numbers’ sum is 9, heal to toe, nice and slow, walk your straightest line.

If your numbers’ sum is 10 can you walk straight after 10 swirly spins?

If your numbers’ sum is 11, walk and count backwards, starting at 7.

If your numbers’ sum is 12, walk like your stuck in the ooiest gooey gel. 

Playing Suggestions:

Play until you’ve completed all 11 actions, re-rolling on repeat numbers.

With paper and pencil, add up your sums, play until your grand total reaches 100.

Simply roll11 times or more.

Whoever giggles the most, wins. 


*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.

Homemade oobleck

*The consistency is tricky and may take a little adjusting, it should definitely feel like a liquid when slowly inserting an object/hand, but a somewhat thicker liquid.
Thicker than water but not by too much.

  • Water
  • Cornstarch
  • A container (size depends on what you would like to do with the oobleck, I recommend a somewhat shallow bowl)

First measure out your cornstarch. You will need a ratio of 1.5-2 parts cornstarch to every 1 part of water.
(Example: 1 cup of water to every 1.5-2 cups of cornstarch)
Once you have measured out your cornstarch, add your lukewarm water.
Mix well!
Once it’s all mixed (which will get difficult the more you mix it) it’s time to experiment!
Oobleck is a non-Newtonion fluid meaning it has both liquid and solid properties.
It’s ready to try out!

  • Try tapping it quickly with a spoon or spatula, what is happening?
  • Now try slowly dipping the spoon into your oobleck, is there a difference from when you were moving faster?
  • Do you think oobleck is more solid or more liquid?
  • You can use your hands too! What happens when you pick it up and squeeze really hard? What happens if you relax your hands and let it fall off your fingers?


*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.

See The Silver Linings 

“During this time at home, I am enjoying more…”

I have been feeling very grateful for all of the things that having this much time home has allowed more space for. Let’s join together in practicing appreciation paired with artful creation. 



Writing paper

Blank paper

Tempera or acrylic paint (*alternative in Instructions, #2)

Different sized cups, bowls, jars, bottles, mugs etc.) that would leave a ring stamp on your paper, using only items that you have permission to dip in paint

Markers or colored pencils


  1. With paper and pencil in hand, and perhaps a spelling/writing assistant, take some time to reflect on the recent months. What has shifted in your life in a way that you are happy about? What do you have more time to enjoy and explore? Make a list as long as you’d like by finishing the sentence “during this time at home, I am enjoying more...” 
  2. Poor paint on a plate and dip one item at a time into the paint and stamp it onto your paper. How many things did you list above? Make that many circles on your paper, where ever you’d like. *If you don’t have these kinds of paint, you may also trace any circular item with water color, marker, crayon, colored pencil, you name it. 
  3. After the paint has dried, write in or around each circle, something from your list until each circle is paired with something you are appreciating about this time of pause. Trace with color. I’ll be honest, I went back and added more circles...that is more than okay. 
  4. Hang this in a place where you will see it often and remember to always see the silver linings. 


*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.

Making a rain cloud in a jar

Glass jar
Ice cubes
Heat water until steaming. Pour into the jar about 1/3 full. Put a plate on top of the jar. Wait for a minute or two. Put ice cubes on top of the plate and watch closely to see what happens inside the jar. Streaks of water will run down the sides of the jar, making rain.