Kindergarten Activities & Links

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Below is a schedule/goal-setting checklist you may consider printing out for your child. Create reasonable goals with your child, allowing him/her choice in picking out a certain number of activities from each category per day. Check off these activities on the form. Work toward a tangible goal (such as an ice cream sundae party or movie/popcorn night). Use the e-mail addresses above if there is any way we can support you.

As I was sitting down yesterday (Sunday) to plan the week out for my own kiddos, I thought how something like this may be helpful for you. That way you aren’t caught off guard by any materials that come up. We try to keep materials needed to a minimum, but also want to provide hands-on ideas! -Ms. H.

Language Arts

Letters Learned: Mm, Rr, Ss, Tt, Nn, Pp, Cc, Aa, Dd, Ii, Ff, Gg, Bb, Kk, Oo, Hh, Ll, Ww, Xx, Ee, Vv, Jj

Letters Not Introduced: Yy, Zz, Uu, Qq  **optional but not required! 

Sight Words Learned: I, a, my, by, the, on, go, so, no, am, as, at, to, two, like, he, she, come, of, here, this, is, for, or, we, me, be, where, do, you, look, one, see, what, way, may, day, up, down, want, said, out, who, are, they 

Sight Words Not Introduced: Good, that, was, were, and, there, give, little, have, had, when, with, his, her, but, not **optional but not required!

CVC Words Learned: am, at, ap, an, it, ip, in, ig, ot, op, ox, ix, ed, en (these are the word family endings…choose different letters to place in front to make the word. i.e. c-at = cat) 

CVC Words Not Learned: et, eg, un, ut, ug, up **optional but not required!

Letter Formation Handwriting Without Tears Links: 

Uppercase letter formation & Lowercase letter formation 

Review: Word family words: -op, ot and -og , rhyming

Monday


Read for 10 minutes

Vowel Fish Review:

Print the page below or create your own! Draw several fish on a piece of paper and choose from our list of CVC words. You can make a key like seen on the worksheet. (words with the vowel a-green, vowel e-blue, etc)

Vowel Fish Review Coloring Page

Challenge:

Write words with different blends: bl, fl, sl, cl, and repeat the same activity. 

Tuesday


Read for 10 minutes

Beach Ball Sight Words:

On a beach ball tape on sight words your student is learning about, play pass back and forth. Whatever one you can read after catching, say it aloud and write it down. Continue! 

 

Challenge: 

Have your student say the sight word in a sentence then practice writing it. 

Wednesday


Read for 10 minutes

Beach Shells Word Family Words. 

Make it a day and go collect shells from the beach. With a permanent marker write down some word family words. Say you choose to focus on word family “a” & “i” words… have your child organize them and read!! 

 

Challenge: 

Add an “e” to the end of the words and have your child practice reading the new words they’ve created

Thursday


Read for 10 minutes

Sight Word Card Game!

Print Shark Attack below and play OR choose from the list of card games below (memory match, dominoes, war) to practice your sight words. Repetition is key! 

Shark Attack! Sight Word Game Printable

Friday


Read for 10 minutes

Last Day of School!

Click the link below for a printable of your child’s “last day of school” portrait… Also take some time to fill out or or create a summer bucket list!! 

Last Day of School Portrait

Summer Bucket List

Activities that can extend the above learning as well as review other letters, sight words, and CVC words learned.

♥ Start the day by making a list of things you are grateful for, do this daily!

New Activities:

  • Read a story with or to someone.
    • Write a sentence or two to summarize what happened.
    • Draw and illustrate what happened at the beginning, middle, and end
  • Scoop It Up!
    • Write sight words on index cards and bury the cards in sand, corn kernels, etc. Have your child use a scoop to get a sight word and read it.
  • What’s the password?
    • Make a Sight Word Password for each room in your house. Tape the sign on the door. Your child must read the word to enter the room. You can do this fun game with letters or numbers, too.  Be sure you use painters tape so you don’t damage your walls or doors. 

All Activities:

  • Write a sentence or a phrase using words and six words only!
  • Read a story with someone, then write or draw a picture about it.
  • Make a sock puppet(s) and re-tell your favorite stories.
  • Draw pictures for the setting and main characters.
  • Have a parent help you draw three boxes, inside draw what happened in the beginning, middle, and end.
  • Label/write sentences to describe what is happening.
  • Use one of our online resources located to the right.
  • Read Classroom Resources
  • Read the little readers sent home throughout the year either letter or sight words.
  • Check out: Storytown Resources
  • Backseat Driver
  • Sight Word Printables
  • Surfing for Sight Words Matching Activity
  • Printable: ABC order Sight Word 
  • Paint alphabet rocks – Gather up some rocks from around the neighborhood or a local park. You can create a set of alphabet rocks by painting letters on each rock with acrylic paint. OR gather light rocks and use a permanent marker.
  • Meal Time Word Wall – Make a word wall with a large piece of butcher paper. Start with two words, adding a new one daily. Have your child read the whole list every mealtime. If she has trouble with the list, do not add more words until she can read them without trouble.
  • Practice Writing –
    • Shaving Cream- letters, sight words, or word family words!
    • Rainbow write
    • Write sentences (challenge yourself to use as many sight words!)
    • Worksheet Activities for CVC or sight word spelling 
    • Use Every Day Activities to Practice Handwriting: make a grocery list, write out your schedule for the day, practice labeling your house, write a letter to a friend and send it in the mail.
    • Complete 1-2 sentences, add lots of details and labels to your picture. Below are suggestions: 
        • Today I ate ________________.
        • My favorite veggie is _____________.
        • I am grateful for my _____________. 
        • I can be helpful at home by ________________.
        • The weather outside is ________________. 
        • Today, I saw _____________.

      Write the Room
      Write on index cards or paper either the letters, sight words, or CVC words we’ve learned and tape them up around the house/outside. Students go around hunt and record!

    • If you have a printer- Editable PDF- Spring Write the Room 
  •  Write!
    • Complete 1-2 sentences, add lots of details and labels to your picture. Below are suggestions for writing prompts. 
      • Write about how you are feeling with not being in school/staying at home 
      • Not seeing my friends makes me feel… 
      • Write about something you did today
      • What is your favorite book? Why?
      • What is your greatest talent?
      • My best friend is _________ because _________.
      • At recess, I like to _________.
      • Write about the best day ever. What would you do?
      • If I received three wishes, I’d wish for __________.
      • Write about how you are feeling with not being in school/staying at home 
      • Not seeing my friends makes me feel… 
      • The Zoom meetings are ________. 
      • Today I read ________. My favorite part was ________. 
      • Write about something you did today.
      • My favorite thing to do at home is ____________
      • When I look out my window I see ___________
      • My favorite toy is ____________
      • I am good at ____________.
      • This summer I want to ______________. 
      • My favorite book is ______________. 
      • I help make ______________ at home. 
      • My mom is __________________. 
      • I help my mom ________________. 
      • What can you write about fish? 
      • In the ocean I see _______________. 
      • I like to collect ____________ at the beach.
  • Don’t Make it ALL About Paper and Pencils – There are a lot of ways to practice the basics of handwriting skills without using paper or pencil, especially if you have a reluctant writer on your hands. Sensory activities and fine motor activities that focus on using a pincher grasp on objects are a great way to involve handwriting skills in a nonconventional way. Here are some simple ideas to get you started
  •  Using sand, cornmeal, salt, or other fine sensory mediums and then using a paint brush or fingers to write.
  • Using sticks or yarn to form letters
  • Play dough
  • Writing in shaving cream or whipped cream
  • Using clothespins, tongs, or bubble tongs to transfer items
  •  Games!!
    • Card Games: on notecards write CVC/Sight words- play memory match, go fish, make your own domino cards, play tic-tac-toe, play war with words (whoever reads it first wins)
    • Board Games: 
      • Printable board games for any subject-PDF 
      • Bingo Board: Good for letter review, sight words, or CVC words
      • Rhyme Time Printable Board Games!
      • Dominoes!: Write on index cards or paper like seen below and create your own domino pieces! Students LOVED this one. I used construction paper and/or index cards to make these.
  • CVC WORD WORK
    • Choose a CVC word (hot, cat, sit, pig, fox.. Look above) Write it at the top of a piece of paper. Have your child change the beginning sound and write the new word below.. For example you choose “hot”. Then change the /h/ sound to a /p/ sound = write “pot” 
  • Musical Words
    • Write on paper/notecards sight words or CVC words and put in a circle
    • Turn on some music and have your child walk around until the music stops.
    • When they land on a word have them read it and use it in a sentence! 
  • Label your home
    • On index cards go around your house and label things, use brave spelling!

 

Online Resources

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD WHEN ACCESSING THE INTERNET, PARTICULARLY YOUTUBE. THANK YOU!

Wit & Wisdom (Literacy resources)

The same literacy program we use at school, but tailored to our current at-home situation! 30 minute lessons that are free and require no downloading.

storylineonline

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

Starfall

While some areas of Starfall are part of their premium service, they have many early reader stories available for free.  Students can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story.  

abcya

Children can listen to short stories read aloud to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.  ABCya! has a variety of educational games in addition to the featured stories. Free resources and materials are available for grades K- 5.

Teach your monster to read Game-

A fun interactive game for kids that teaches them letters, phonic sounds, letter blends, and much more! This is a free online game teachers love!

abcmouse.com

ABC Mouse is taking the occasion to open its virtual doors to all new students for free for 30 days. What’s awesome about ABC Mouse is that it actually operates three sites for children of various ages.

Lexia: 

(usernames and passwords will be sent in a private email)

1 – Lexia can be accessed online at: https://www.lexiacore5.com/ 

2 – sign in with username/password

3 – students, if not started, will take an initial “assessment” to get placed at their level. 

Lexia can also be accessed through a Chrome or iOS app 

EPIC: 

1-Login:  Go to www.getepic.com/students

2-Class Code: guu3751

3-Select student name

YOUTUBE!

Youtube has so much to offer! Look up ABC phonics songs, sight word movement songs, word family building videos, read alouds, and find our Jolly Phonics songs. We use these often in our classrooms to refine our letter, sound, and word knowledge. Need a break? Utilize youtube and all it has to offer!

New videos will have an *

Sight Words: Sight Word Fitness Video 

Letters: ASL Phonics Song 

Word Family: Word Family Review Song, Word Family Workout

Word Family:

*Word Family -op

* Word Family -ot

* Word Family -og

Word family -en Video

Word family -ed Video

Word family -an video

Word family -ap video

Rhyming Videos: 

The Rhyming Game Sing Along

Exercise, Rhyme, & Freeze

Syllable Videos: 

Syllables! 

Learn Syllables-Jack Hartmann

Sight Words: 

*Sight Word Rap 1- Jack Hartmann

Sight Words for Kids! Jack Hartmann

Sight Word Workout!

Letters: 

*1984 Star Wars Adventures in ABC Read-Along Story Book and Cassette

Jolly Phonics Songs & Movements

See it, say it, sign it ABC’s-Jack Hartmann

Math

  • These are concepts we have covered so far this year. Reviewing what we have learned is a GREAT idea!
    Geometry: Naming, describing, building and drawing flat shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, hexagon) Naming and describing solid shapes (sphere, cube, cone, cylinder)
  • Oral counting to 100 by ones and tens, tell which number is one more, one less
  • Recognizing and writing numbers 1-5, counting with 1-1 correspondence (strategies: touch and count slowly, make a mark, slide away), making 5 in different ways
  • Recognizing and writing numbers 6-10, counting objects with 1-1 correspondence, making 10 in different ways
  • Comparing numbers within 10 (Greater than/Less than)
  • Addition within 10 (strategies: using fingers, using manipulatives, drawing a picture, use a number line)
  • Subtraction within 10 (strategies: using fingers, using manipulatives , drawing a picture and crossing out, use a number line)
  • Upcoming: Teen numbers, place value, measurement, time and money

Suggested activities to do every day this week, these are content related and similar to what we’d be doing in our math block: All content here is review, spiraling back to the beginning of the year. After completing the highly suggested activity in the table, pick a different activity below (the printable chart below suggests 1 or 2 math activities total:)

Spiral Review: Subtraction!

Monday


  • Calendar Skills

  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, 10s…

Subtraction Spinners:

Make two spinners on paper from circle shapes: one numbered 5-9 (cut this a bit larger to represent larger numbers), and one from 0-4 (cut this one smaller). Place a fidget spinner in the middle of each. 

Spin the spinner with larger numbers first. Spin the smaller spinner second. Write a subtraction sentence on a dry-erase board or piece of paper and find the difference!

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Extension:

On the larger numbers make numbers 16-20 and on the second spinner, the numbers 11-15 or 5-9…you decide! Repeat the above activity. Make your spinners two sided for a variety of problems!

Tuesday


  • Calendar Skills
  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, 10s…
Subtraction with cars…
Make a road out of construction paper (if you want to make this 4-5 feet long your child might really like zooming the cars away! Start with a certain number of cars on one end of the road (perhaps this can be the parking lot). Give your child a subtraction equation. You can write this on a flash card or dry-erase board. Remind your child the big number is the whole and the smaller number is the one you take away! Your child can zoom the proper numbers of cars to the end of the road. How many cars are left??? (Example Start with 6…take away 2, 6-2=4)

Wednesday


  • Calendar Skills
  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, 10s…
Subtraction Squish!
Get out the playdough and a piece of masking tape. Make a number line from 0-10 using the tape and a marker. Using the flashcards from yesterday. Have your child identify the whole number. Then s/he should roll that many playdough balls and place these on the number line. Second, point out the number you are taking away. Have your child “squish” that many balls with his thumb, starting at the larger number on the line.. How many playdough balls are left (unsquished)? Have your child practice writing the equation by himself! ———————— Extension: Extend your number line from 0-20!

Thursday


  • Calendar Skills
  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, 10s…
Shower Subtraction:

Give your child a dry-erase marker. Have him/her draw a “whole number” of objects on the shower wall. (Example: draw 6 triangles.) Tell your child to take a certain number away (Example: take away 4). Have your child erase that specific number with a wash cloth or cross them out.. How many are left? Have your child write the equation on shower wall!
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Extension:
Differentiate for your child) Make problems up to 20 (Example: 20-13=)

Friday


  • Calendar Skills
  • Count to 100 by 1s, 5s, 10s…
Subtraction with fish:

Free Printable Subtraction Mat

Grab some goldfish and this printable mat. Start with a whole number of fish and place these in the “ocean” The shark “eats” the smaller number. Place these in his belly! How many fish survived? Write the subtraction equation above.

(You can use the spinners you made Monday to do this activity)
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Extension:
Use the larger spinners you made to subtract numbers from 20.

Eat your snack when you are done!!

These activities should take no more than 30 minutes and this time can be broken up throughout the day.

*YOU MAY WANT TO PRACTICE CALENDAR SKILLS EACH DAY. USE A CALENDAR TO NOTE THE FOLLOWING: day of the week, month, date, and year. Practice writing the date two ways (March 23, 2020…3-23-20) Cross off the date on a wall calendar. Or…help students make their OWN calendar for the given month. You make the boxes, they can write in the month, days of the week, and number dates!

New Activities:

 Activity Nine: Tic-Tac-Toe Number Writing-Have your child pick a number. You pick a different number. Play the game by writing the number you chose!

  • This is a fun math scavenger hunt!!!

  • Keep comparing numbers using UNO cards Compare using one number card on each side or put two cards on each side of the sign and add before comparing.

  • Have popsicle sticks at home? Turn a popsicle stick into a “ten rod” by making lines with a permanent marker. Have your child use these to count by tens. Say, “Can you show me 50? 80? How many rods would you need to make 40? Etc.” (Similar to this but just draw lines to divide into 10 sections) Use a small object like beans to add ones for a challenge.

  • Build a ten frame out of popsicle sticks. You can use this to count, add, or subtract numbers!

All Activities:

  • Shape Review Walk: Walk around your house. Search for examples of the following flat shapes: circle, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon, rhombus and these solid shapes: cube, sphere, cone, cylinder. Make a collage of drawings or printed pictures to show the items you found. Label how many sides and vertices each shape has.
  •  1-to-1 Counting: Practice counting objects 1-20. Look around your house for loose parts. These could be anything from pieces of cereal, beans, paper clips, rocks, etc. Have a parent give students groups of objects ranging from 1-20. Try arranging these objects in lines and scattered arrangements. Practice 1-1 counting. Make a small booklet showing pictures of the objects you counted 1-20. Practice writing the numbers several times on each page. 
  • On notecard halves or small pieces of paper write numbers. Tailor these numbers to meet your child’s needs. Hide these number cards all over the house. Have your child go and find them. Children can then order these numbers, compare greater than/less than, or practice writing these numbers.
  • Play a card game of “war” with a partner
  • Practice counting: On your own give your child exercises to count to such as jumping jacks 1-10, change to hopping 11-20, etc. Count by ones to 100. Count by 10s to 100. Challenge: count by 5s to 100.
  • Number writing: Shaving cream numbers. Fill a cookie sheet with shaving cream. Call out a number from 1-20, or more to meet your child’s needs. Practice number writing with fingers. 
  • Print out a hundreds chart. Practice writing in missing numbers. 
  • Addition/Subtraction: Make a memory match game using note cards. Place the equation on one card (no sum) and the sum on a different card. Place all sums face down in one row and all equations in a second row across from it. Take turns turning over a card from each row to see if you make a match. Take another turn if you get a match. Let your partner go if you do not. Play until all cards are matched. See who has the most cards!
  • Use your snack to make up addition/subtraction problems. As you do, record the whole equations on a dry-erase board or paper.
  • How many more? Fold a piece of paper lengthwise to make rows (such as 4, 5, or 6 rows) Use a q-tip and paint color. Using one color of paint, the parent makes a certain number of dots between 1 and 9 In a row. The child uses a different color of dots to see how many more s/he needs to make 10! 
  • Beading: Make a necklace with beads, cheerios, or fruit loops. Count how many objects you used. Did you make a pattern?
  • Stamps or stickers. Fold a piece of paper lengthwise several times so you make 4, 5 or 6 rows. Use stamps or stickers to create patterns. (Try patterns such as AB, ABC, ABB, AAB, ABCD)
  • Grocery store Ads-Get fliers from Safeway or A & P. Can you find numbers 1-20? Cut them out and glue on a paper in order.
  • Use playdough to form the numbers 0-5, make playdough cookies to place by each number. For a challenge, can you make the number word for each with playdough?
  • Make a hopscotch form outside. Use a rock to roll. Which number did it land on? Do that many jumping jacks. Then hop with one foot down the hopscotch form but jump over the number you rolled. Repeat!
  • Go outside and look for some plants near your house. Using your own recording sheet. Draw a picture of each plant you find. Count how many leaves it has. Write the numbers next to each leaf on your plant drawing.  Try drawing 2 or 3 plants and write the numbers for each! Feel free to e-mail me your picture!
  • Make a number line on the floor with masking or duct tape. Mark 10 spots and write numbers 0-10 on the lines. Ask your child to start at zero and hop to the number you call out!
  • Shapes with masking tape-make the following shapes on the floor (triangle, square, rectangle, trapezoid, rhombus, hexagon, bonus-pentagon, octagon) Kids can find objects around to put inside, hop from vertex to vertex, or play with match-box cards on each side!
  • Make a number line on the floor with masking or duct tape. Mark 10 spots and write numbers 0-10 on the lines. Ask your child to start at zero and hop to the number you call out!

  • Print out a hundreds chart. Practice writing in missing numbers.

  • Use chalk to write addition equations outside. Give your child a list of equations to copy and solve.
  • Use objects outside like pebbles, pinecones, and small sticks…create addition equations!
  • Memory Match addition facts. Make a set of cards with the equations. Make a different set of cards with the corresponding sums (preferably a different color). Have your child choose one card of each color and try to make a match! Play until all cards are picked up!

Online Resources:

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities. Click the links below.

Math Books to read on YouTube: 

New Links will have *

*Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes

“The Action of Subtraction”

If You Were a Minus Sign

If You Were a Plus Sign

Place Value Enrichment Read Aloud (Practice writing the number comparison as you read)

Ten Black Dots 

One is a Snail. Ten is a Crab 

One, Two, Three Peas Counting Book: 

The Crayon’s Book of Numbers

Goodnight Numbers

Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

 If you were a Minus Sign

Carnival Animals Add Up 

Mouse Shapes

The Greedy Triangle

Counting Videos:

Count by 5s- Jack Hartmann

Count to 100 Super Fast Challange!

Count to 100 – The Kiboomers

Count Together by 10’s -Jack Hartmann

Count Backwards from 100 by 1’s

Lets Get Fit! Count to 100

 DJ Count- Count to 100

Climbing Up This Mountain (Counting by 10s up to 100)

The Counting by Fives Song – Scratch Garden

Math Concept Videos:

*Subtract with Sesame Street:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tGMotjBaG4  

Subtraction explained:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug0gs8kLE48&t=187s 

*Exercise and count by 5s – Jack Hartmann

*Counting by 10s Workout- Jack Hartmann

*Count to 100 by ones- Super Fast Challange! – Jack Hartmann

* Subtraction Action Jack Hartman

* Subtract with a Pirate  

Addition Song- Jack Hartmann

Let’s Learn Our Addition Facts 1

Brainpop comparing Numbers 

Comparing objects 

Enrichment Video-Comparing higher numbers 

Adding to Ten- ways to make ten

Friends of 10 – Learn to Add – Jack Hartmann

I Can Say My Number Pairs 5

 Friends of 5 

“Hundred Chart Construction” by ABCmouse.com

Mr. Alligator can Chomp Song [less than &greater than]

 When you add with a pirate Song

Name the Shape Song

3-D Shapes I know

Stack, Slide Or Roll

 Subtraction for kids

Wesites:

Math games for kindergarteners

 Ixl.com (passwords previously e-mailed to kindergarteners)

Ixl.com: (Log on and select your name. Be sure you have take the diagnostic assessment to see what you need to
work on. Practice problems for 10 minutes.)

 

Science

Intertidal Zone/Sunny Zone

Intertidal Zone:
Activity one: Intertidal: Hermit Crab
Watch: 5 Facts about Hermit Crabs told by KIDS!!
Watch: How to Draw a Hermit Crab
Use the video above to draw a hermit crab for our ocean zones project this week. You can draw it on paper, scrap paper, cardboard, newspaper, etc. to make it more interesting and fun! ADD THIS TO YOUR OCEAN ZONE ART PROJECT DONE IN ZOOM LAST WEEK!
Activity two: Books on Epic!
Link: Intertidal Zone Creatures
Use the link above to get a collection of books on different creatures you can find in the intertidal zone. Click the one that peaks your interest and read along with someone or have it read to you!
Draw a picture of your creature of choice and write a 1-2 sentences about something you learned!!


Activity three: Shell Observation

Explore the beach and do a shell observation. Collect several different types of shells and bring them back to observe closely. Use one of the resources below to help you observe. The first page helps you use your senses to observe the shell and the second page you can use to illustrate and write about it!
Shell Observation Page

Sunny Zone: Many fish live in the sunny zone! Let’s explore fish!
Activity one: Watch this cool science video about salmon life cycle!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtrC7rvetH0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MynMel3els8&t=518s Wild Kratts salmon cartoon!


Activity two: Watch this background building quick video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWEXe_cwu4Q

Five different salmon here in Ketchikan! Learn the song below.

Then trace your hand on a piece of paper.

Cut it out and glue it to a piece of construction paper. Print out or draw the five different types of salmon and glue these to the top of each finger!
tune of: ”Twinkle Twinkle”

5 little fingers in a row,
I can share the salmon that I know.
Thumb is chum,
and sock-eye is the pointer.
Middle is the king;
silver fish is on my ring.
The last little finger,
My pinkie is pink.
Salmon are important…
Don’t you think?

Activity three: go to puzzlemaker.com. This is fun and easy! Can you make your own word search including the five types of salmon?

Activity four:
http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/halibut Printable halibut picture
http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/two-herring-fishes Printable herring pictureActivity five: How to fish breathe under water experiment: Supplies needed (glass jar, cup, rubberband, coffee filter and grounds, water)
https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/how-do-fish-breathe/

We created an ocean zones project with Mr. Matt last week. We will create a whale and a salmon project in ZOOM this week to add to this project! Feel free to extend the learning by gluing on the hermit crab from above, as well as cut out pictures of ocean creatures, use ocean stickers, or create your own direct drawings/crafts to glue on your poster. Discuss which zones the animals might go in:
intertidal, sunny, twilight, or midnight?

Ocean Zones 

Watch these videos! It’s a great intro on the ocean!!

  • Ocean Zones in a Jar (we will demonstrate this in a Zoom meeting) 
    • Here’s what you’ll need:  A clear jar, food coloring, corn syrup, oil, dish soap, water, rubbing alcohol and funnels.  
    • You’ll pour 3/4 cup of each liquid into your glass jar for each ocean layer (or less for a smaller jar).
    • Going from the bottom to the top:
      • Trench Zone (Hadalpelagic Zone):  Corn Syrup (tinted black)
      • Abyss (Abyssopelagic Zone):  Dish soap (tinted purple)
      • Midnight Zone (Bathypelagic Zone):  Water (tinted dark green)
      • Twilight Zone (Mesopelagic Zone):  Oil (tinted dark blue)
      • Sunlight Zone (Epipelagic Zone):  Rubbing Alcohol (tinted light blue)

Ocean Zones in a Jar

  • Ocean Zones Paint Sample Craft-

    • Gather paint chips from dark to light blue (4 colors).
    • Find a collection of ocean stickers to add to each layer. Label the layers and animals!

 

 

 

  • Handprint Eagle: either trace your foot and hands and add details or use paint and stamp on a piece of paper. 

  • Do a bald eagle toilet paper tube craft!

 

  • Math connection- Measure out a  line with tape that’s 6-7 feet long. This is the average width of an eagle’s wings.  Line the tape with objects: (small sticks end to end, rocks, blocks…which object has the most? least?) Lay down with your body in the middle of the tape with your arms outstretched. Are your arms as wide as an eagle’s wings? Can you measure the difference?
  • Activity two: 
  • Activity three: 
    • Recycle and Create! Read/Watch: The Earth Book By Todd Parr 
    • Start the week recycling anything you can, especially small items! Pop can tabs, juice, dressing, and other lids, tin cans. With your parents go around the house and find any leftovers, not in use items like: old keys, nuts/bolts, old paper clips, etc.  At the end of the week make a fun art project like a wind chime or a picture frame border

Seasons:  

(option for families who don’t have paint: do an observation of trees outside!! )

Weather

  • What are the different types of weather you know?
  • What types of weather do we see in Ketchikan? What is your favorite kind of weather?
  • Weather Observation

Tornado in a Jar! 

  • Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbEbF6zsbUo (read aloud, “Wow! Weather!”) 
    • Materials:
      • 3 cups of tap water
      • 1 teaspoon of dish soap
      • 1 teaspoon vinegar
      • Glitter or other small objects {optional}
    • Add all ingredients to the jar, leaving about an inch from the top. Holding one hand on top and one below, swirl for a few seconds and then stop to watch. 
    • When you spin the water in the jar, it creates a vortex in the center. As the water spins, centripetal force causes the water to spin around that vortex making a mini tornado. {Hurricanes have a vortex too.}
  •  Seed Germination! 
    • Watch on youtube:  The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle  (This link has some engaging visuals)
    • Activity: Germinating Seeds in a Bag this requires little materials: bean seeds, paper towel, plastic bag, tape. 
      • soak your bean seeds overnight in water.
      • Drain the seeds before placing them in the bag
      • Dampen a paper towel and fold it into the bag.
      • Place the seeds along one side of the bag, pressing them against the paper towel. Seal the bag tightly, and hang in a window using tape.
      • Make sure the beans are visible on the side of the window where the kids will be observing their seeds sprout.
      • Within 3 days to a week, you’ll have fully sprouted seeds!
      • In a few more days, you’ll see the leaves start to emerge.
      • your beans are ready to move to soil
  • Plant Needs Experiment
    • Watch on Youtube: Needs of a Plant Song
    • Watch on brainpop jr: Plant Lifecycle  
    • If you are able to-plant the beans from above into soil. You can enjoy a fun experiment with your child testing out what plants need to survive. Place some of your newly planted beans near a window, others in a shady area. Check on your plants every few days and have your child draw or predict what situation the plants will grow best in. 
      • You can water some and provide sunlight. You can not water some and provide sunlight. You can water some and have them in a dark area
  • Plant/Flower Provocation
    • Pick a plant you have in your home or go outside and find one of interest. Have your child draw, color, paint (whatever you have) what they see. Have them add details to the parts they see. (stem, leaves, flower, etc. probably not roots if you are using an inside plant!) 
  • Nature/Recycled Art-Plant Parts
    • Have your child go outside (or around your house) and find materials to create a plant and its parts. They can use toothpicks, yarn, noodles, or sticks for stems and/or roots. You can use cupcake liners, coffee filters, or leaves for the flower. You can use leaves, paper, felt, or cloth for the leaves. Dirt or actual seeds for the middle (seed) part. Have your child label! 
  • Go on a nature walk! 
    • Print off or bring a plant book you have to see if you can name the plants you see along the way.
  • Celery Science Experiment!
    • Materials: jars, water, food coloring, celery stock pieces
    • Steps: fill each jar with water, have students add different food coloring drops to each. Put one celery stock in each jar and watch what happens over the week! 
  •  Video and Activity! 
  • Seed Germination Check-in! 

Science Online Resources Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities.

Brainpop Jr.

Tons of science topics with characters your child is familiar with. After each video are options to extend learning such as questions, printable activities and so on. 

ABC Mouse 

is currently free and has an early childhood science curriculum. 

Scholastic Learn at Home

This has virtual learning options for different grade levels. Click your grade and scholastic has put together weekly lessons with online access to books, video, and activities. 

Mystery Science

Due to school closures mystery science has pulled together their most popular science lessons and are providing them for free! These activities and resources align directly to the NGSS (Science Standards). Providing both mini lessons and full lessons with the amount of time to expect for each.

Science Kids

The aim of Science Kids is to provide educational resources for teachers and parents that help make science fun and engaging for kids, taking important concepts and putting them into a form that kids can not only understand but also enjoy.

Social Studies

 

  • Activity one: 

  • Listen to this read aloud here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVLGQiDrI0A
    Take a trip to the local beach with an adult. Take a pair of gloves and a bag. How many pieces of trash can
    you pick up?

  • Activity two: Ocean pollution sensory bin: This is so cool!!! Check out the link for the steps. In a nutshell, you will fill a water

table or large plastic tote with water and ocean play toys like ocean animals and boats. You will have the
students keep a clean water sample in a small jar. You will be mixing vegetable and cocoa powder to represent
oil in the ocean. You will then shred one plastic bag and see how it can entangle the animals! Your child can
then use a scrub brush to clean the pollution from the animals, and gently remove the plastic!


https://musthavemom.com/teaching-activity-ocean-pollution-sensory-bin/

Other Activities!
Beach Scavenger Hunt

beach-scavenger-hunt

Beach scavenger hunt printable

Investigate your yard with a magnifying glass
Paint some rocks with watercolors
Have a family meal outside
Make a nature collage

Pick Flowers and paint with them.
Find shapes in the clouds

We want to hear from you! Send
Ms. Harmony or Ms. Alexis a picture of you or a note telling us about your hard work to our email addresses:

harmony.rushton@k21schools.org
alexis.gubatayao@k21schools.org

  • Find and label “Ketchikan” on the map, label “Alaska” at the top, then label the “Pacific Ocean”, color the ocean blue and Alaska a different color. You can cut it out and glue to a piece of construction paper. 

● Have fun coloring and talking about the ocean surrounding Alaska. –Alaska Coloring Page

Challange- Can you Find Ketchkan? 

● Land water sort:

LAND WATER & AIR

  • Fill a plastic tub with sand or pebbles.
  • Fill a different tub with water.
  • Have an empty plastic tub to represent air.
  • Sort play animal figures into who’s habitat is the appropriate bins. (Ex- fish in water, birds in air, dogs in sand)

National Symbol

  • Watch: BrainPop Jr. National Symbols Video (first half)
  • Watch: Sesame Street National Symbol
  • Color: Eagle Printable
  • National Symbol coloring printable.


http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/bald-eagle-and-national-flag?tag=59229

  • Make a quarter from a paper plate


LOOK AT A REAL QUARTER
-paint or color a paper plate gray
– Use your hands spread wide to make the wings (see Eagle craft on “Local Bird” Science activity)
-Can your child write the United States of America on the outside and the word “Quarter”?
BRING YOUR CREATION TO ZOOM TO SHARE!

Watch: Me on the Map Read Aloud

Watch: Continents & Oceans Brainpop Jr. 

  • Activity Printable Map: 7 Continents Map *have students color the water blue and use different colors seen in the brainpop video to color the land masses. Or use what you have but differentiate between the two!
  • Activity Baking!: How to make Earth Day Cookies Link
    • Talk about the colors and which one represents the land masses and which one water.

Watch these videos over the week to  build background.

Activities:

  • Think about the community helpers you heard about. Thinking about our unique world situation right now, make  a T-chart. Draw illustrations/make labels to show who is currently still working in their jobs and who is staying safe at home.

  • Thinking about the workers in our community who are being helpful in their roles, choose one of these helpers. Write a letter to him/her thanking them for their helpful service. Be sure to tell WHY you appreciate what they do. Include an illustration! Have a grown-up help you mail this to the right spot.
  • Here is a link to a printable you can use with your child. Plan for your project using the printable. Then create a paper bag puppet using colored paper. See the examples in the link! Or just draw it! 

Community helper puppets

   

  • Gather blank white pieces of paper. Cut each paper into four equal parts. Staple or use holes and string to put the pages together into the book. Make a cover with the title: Community Helpers I Know. Think about our special Ketchikan community. Make one page each for community helpers you know. Draw an illustration. What would the person wear on the job? Label each illustration with their job name. Extension: Write a sentence for each helper. Can you make 5 or 6 pages? This is a prefabricated one…but make your own!!

Our Alaska:

Coloring page of Alaska Flag

Coloring page of Alaska flower

Coloring page of Alaska Bird

  • Activity Three :

-Video: 7 Fun Facts About Alaska (This is 12 minutes…perhaps watch in sections…this is cute and has a fun puppet!)

  • Activity Four:

-Craft: Get creative! Have a parent trace your hand (with middle, ring and pinkie tucked in) to make the shape of Alaska. What materials can you cover it with? Newspaper? Fabric? Wrapping paper collage? Old magazines? 

Glue this on a piece of paper and mark Ketchikan. Can you label the Tongass Forest? The Pacific Ocean? Be sure to label the state name! Take a picture of your project and e-mail to your teachers! We can share this with the class!

WATCH THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO: Ketchikan: Alaska’s First City

THEN: Ketchikan Driving Scavenger Hunt!!!!

Do this as a family on a day your kiddos are extra antsy to get out of the house:)
Printable Ketchikan Driving Scavenger Hunt

Online Resources

Online time should be limited and balanced with other activities.

Kindergarten Social Studies Activities for Kids

Take a  Virtual Field Trip

Alaska kidsonline info and games related to Alaska, its culture, people, and animals.

Kids Corner– The state’s website with lots of information and photos

Other Activities 

  • Make a telephone from two aluminum cans and a string…like the old days!

  • Sink or Float Exploration

 

  • Make an obstacle course outside. See if a parent can time you! Can you beat your time?
  • Have an inside snowball fight…I know…it’s spring, but it’s still fun! Crumple up 15-20 or more pieces of paper. Make two teams. Establish a safe zone. Try to hit an opponent. If they are hit, they have to lay down until a teammate rescues them. If all members of a team are down…game over!
  • Indoor Scavenger Hunt
  • Tape together toilet paper/paper towel tubes. Make a ramp for matchbox cars
  • Have a tea party with someone special…use “bit size” snacks. Invite a stuffed animal.
  • Make an obstacle course outside. See if a parent can time you! Can you beat your time?
  • Have an inside snowball fight…I know…it’s spring, but it’s still fun! Crumple up 15-20 or more pieces of paper. Make two teams. Establish a safe zone. Try to hit an opponent. If they are hit, they have to lay down until a teammate rescues them. If all members of a team are down…game over!
  • Look for signs of spring. Take a scavenger hunt collecting evidence of the changing season. Using a phone, take pictures of what you notice. Upon returning home, either print these pictures or draw your own to put into a book you title, Spring, For a challenge, use words, phrases or a sentence to describe each page.
  • Blow up balloons…use paper towel or gift wrap tubes to hit the balloons. Can you keep them up in the air?
  • Create your own Twister game by writing numbers or sight words on paper plates. Arrange in a Twister type fashion. Call out directions to your child (ex: right hand on 10, etc.)
  • Sometimes the weather gets wild!  Build a weather shelter using household materials.  Then test your shelter with wind and water!
  • Paper Mache Eggs- Use flour and water to wet strips of newspaper. Place newspaper strips around small balloon, allow to dry and Viola! Paper Mache eggs you can decorate!