Weekly Activities

El Two

April 6

← All Activities

Hi everyone! This week we will add a few more activities to the schedule. Most of them will be familiar from our time in the classroom. For Spelling and Handwriting, if you have not yet picked up your books from school you can skip that until you do get them. If you need me to bring them to you just let me know!

I have the week's work plans listed here by day. Your child may prefer this structure, or they may prefer a more free choice approach. If your child would prefer to use a "bingo grid" style over the daily schedule, just click on the file at the top and they can mark off each task as they do them. Look here for details on the tasks.

Upper Elementary can join us for a teacher led "classroom gathering" using Discord this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. We are excited to see you all there! Please see my email for how to connect with us there.

I will have an "office hour" from 11:30-12:30 daily. Come to the text chat in Discord with all of your questions!


Read a book for 30 minutes.


Reading Aloud

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

Handwriting Practice

Do 3 pages in your handwriting book.


Make a T-chart. Label one side "School" and one side "Home." Make a list of things you like about learning at home versus at school. 


Spelling Book

Do your list and complete your pages in your Spelling Book.


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"

Art Project 



pencil or markers or crayons, etc

Activity: Go outside and look up at the clouds. Draw what you see. 


Spelling Choice

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.

Number of the Week

This week's number is 25.

Please answer the following questions:

1. Write the numeral

2. Draw the quantity

3. Plot the number on a number line

4. Find the factors of the number. (Remember that you can use any item around the house that you have a handful of to find the factors, like pennies or driveway rocks...etc)

Care of the Environment

Find a chore that you can do to help around the house. Some ideas are: make lunch for the family, vacuum, fold laundry, wash the front of the kitchen cupboards, or? Look around the house for a need and meet that need with a smile. If you need help with ideas, ask your parent/guardian. 


Spelling Test

Ask a family member to give you your spelling test! If you get less than 5 words incorrect, write each misspelled word correctly five 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. 

Research Project Week 2

Last week you did some brainstorming on topics for research. You created a list of everything that you know about it, and every question that you might have about it. This week I would like you to start gathering information. Find 5-10 facts about the topic that you didn't know before, especially those that answer a question that you have on your list. Write these facts down on paper and keep them for the next step. 


Hello, Far Horizons Families! Brittany here with an activity to keep your hands busy at home. 

A lump of dough is like a 3 dimensional blank canvas! Infinite potential, waiting to be shaped and played with! Wanna make some? Get a little messy and a lot creative with this recipe and your very own lump of infinite potential.  


2 Cups all-purpose flour

2 Cups warm water

1 Cup salt

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)

Coloring (optional)

Essential oils (optional)

Activity: In a large pot, heat water over medium heat until warm. Add oil, salt and cream of tartar. Turn off heat and stir in flour. Continue stirring until the texture resembles playdough. If your dough is still sticky, cook over low heat, stirring continuously. Set dough aside until it is cool enough to handle safely. 

On a clean, smooth surface, knead your dough vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth. Divide the dough into balls for coloring.

Make a divot in the center of the ball and place coloring of choice inside. Fold the dough over and work the color through the body of the dough, trying to keep the dye away from your hands and anything else that can be stained. You can use gloves or a zip-lock bag to keep your hands clean- only the concentrated dye will color your skin, so as soon as it's worked in, bare hands are fine.

A fun way to expand this activity, indulge your sense of smell and enjoy some therapeutic benefits is to add essential oils to your dough, along with your dye of choice. Of course, be sure to research what oils are safe for children before adding them. 

Kids can explore color mixing with their dough as well as mixing scents.

Store in an air tight container or bag. 

 I hope you all enjoy this activity! Send us photos, if you'd like! We'd love to see your glowing faces! See you soon! -Brittany


Handwriting Practice

Do 3 pages in your handwriting book.

Harry Potter Fractions

Follow this link for an instructional video made by Tammy, Ginny's mom! https://youtu.be/z7NzVv-7a3k

After watching, use this document to review, and answer the questions at the bottom.

File Icon