Weekly Activities

El Two

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 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. 

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 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"

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 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 70.

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)

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. 


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. 

Handwriting Practice

Do 3 pages in your handwriting book.