Weekly Activities

El Two

June 1st-5th

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*Read a book for 30 minutes

*Visit Khan Academy and do the assigned activities 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.

Life Journal

Write in your Life Journal, or use paper or another notebook. Write at least 3 paragraphs about what your life has been like lately, or write about your dreams for the future. 

Pieces of Peace Puzzle

What are some pieces of peace you'd like to experience and share? Let's spend some time in those peaceful visions together. 


Paper or cardboard (non-corrugated is easier to cut)

Coloring supplies


Instructions: -Create a vision of peace. Start by drawing a peace sign, like the one you see in this photo. 

-Fill the page with what a peaceful world looks like to you. I chose to add words to mine, like "compassion, team work, thriving forests and happy, healthy ocean."

-Turn your picture into a puzzle by cutting it into several pieces and scramble them up. 

-Now, join together your pieces of peace.Thank you for envisioning a peaceful world with me. -Brittany  


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"

I Spy Adjectives 

Materials: This activity does not require the collection of any materials.

Instructions:An adjective is a word used to describe something. Happy, alive, blue, silent, interesting, open, new, to name a few. Chose an object or animal in your home and take some time to observe it. Use your senses (maybe not taste...) to notice its details. What are some adjectives that help describe what it looks like, smells like, feels like, sounds like. Now, invite someone in your home into the room that the item or creature is in. Tell them that you are going to use adjectives to describe something in the room and encourage them to guess what it is. Much like a game of "I spy..."Once they locate the item, ask if they notice any adjectives that you didn't name.   


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 51.

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)

Peanut butter and Banana Sushi

Butter knife
Cutting board
1 cup chocolate crispy cereal
2 bananas peeled
1/4 cup of peanut butter or any nut butter

Trim the ends from the banana
Spread half the peanut butter all over the outside of the bananas. (Half for each banana)
Crush cereal and roll each banana in the crushed cereal
Cut into six rounds
Eat and enjoy! 


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. 

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. 

Lemon volcano

Lemon juice from one or two other lemons
Baking soda
Tray or dish
Optional food coloring and dish soap

Take the lemon and roll on the counter to help loosen the juice inside.
Have an adult cut off the bottom to make it flat. Try not to cut into the flesh or it will leak.
Have an adult cut into the top to make a hole, this will be the volcano.
Place your lemon on a tray or dish.
Use a popsicle stick to squish and squash the lemon pulp to release the juice.
Scrape the sides along the inside of the lemon, taking care Not to puncture the bottom.
Squeeze a few drops of dish soap and add some food coloring. Both of these steps are optional.
Add a teaspoon of baking soda to the lemon to activate your volcano. Watch it come to life.
Use your popsicle stick to mix the lemon juice up a little more.
Sprinkle more baking soda once your volcano slows down.
Add in extra lemon juice to reactivate your volcano after it settles down again.  


Handwriting Practice

Do 3 pages in your handwriting book.

Centrifugal Force and Inertia Experiment With Eggs and Making Deviled Eggs
This is a science and cooking lesson combined. After hard boiling some eggs, and not others, students will notice the difference in their spinning motions due to the different forces acting upon them. Afterword, your child will learn how to make an enjoy deviled eggs!

Cooking pot
A flat surface
A  bowl
A knife
A fork
A spoon
Mayonnaise or Vegenaise
Vinegar ((optional)
Pickle relish or pickles
Salt and pepper
Garlic powder, dill, (optional)
Paprika  (optional)
Parsley (optional)
A towel to wipe up any spills
Start by helping your child fill a pot with water and place several eggs in the water with one inch of water over the top (leave some eggs unboiled). Boil eggs for about 7-10 minutes and let them cool. You can run some cold water over them to speed up this process.
Next,  spin a hard boiled egg, and compare it to spinning a non-boiled egg. You will notice a few differences:
1) As a single mass unit, the boiled egg has more inertia,so it spins faster. (Inertia is the name for the tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion, or an object at rest to remain at rest unless acted upon by a force. This concept was quantified in Newton's First Law of Motion).
2)The raw egg spins more slowly and wobbly because centrifugal force (the force that pushes things outward when spinning) continuously changes the raw yolk's position, and center of gravity. 
3)When you stop the spinning eggs, the hard boiled egg will stop instantly.The raw egg keeps spinning after you touch it briefly because the liquid egg inside remains in motion even though the shell has stopped. 
If your eggs are cool enough, it is now time to begin cooking deviled eggs!
Starting by helping your child peel the egg shell off of the egg. (It helps if you start at the bottom, the widest part of the egg and move upward.)
Once eggs are all peeled, and rinsed, slice them carefully in half.
Scoop out the hard-boiled yolk into a bowl.Mash the yolks into a fine crumble using a fork.
Add mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, relish or finely chopped pickles, spices, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
Put a spoonful this mixture into each of your empty, boiled egg white cups.Display beautifully on a plate, sprinkle with paprika and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Extension: Show more examples of centrifugal force by placing items in an empty bag, basket or purse, and swinging them around in a circle. Notice that none of the items fall out even if it is upside down! The centrifugal force pushes everything away from the center of the circle.