Mother’s Day

Here ‘s Archie!

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Thank you Mom’s for all you are doing for your child/children! I hope it was a good day. Here’s the link Google’s Doodle in honor of our moms. Students you can stamp a picture then show your mom. I took a screenshot to save mine. There are turtle stamps! Here’s a recent photo of my tortoise. From, Amy

https://www.google.com/doodles/mothers-day-2020-may-10

Driveway or Sidewalk Number Line –

So easy to make and such a great basis for learning games! Simply use chalk to draw a number line on your driveway or sidewalk (1 – 20) and we walk, jump, sidestep, etc along while reverse, counting down from 20? Can they skip count along the number line? So many ways to exercise those motor skills and practice counting!

Materials Needed:

  • Big chalks

Setting Up Your Giant Number Line

  1. Draw a long vertical line using sidewalk chalk.
  2. Then draw short horizontal lines evenly spaced that cross the vertical lines.
  3. Finally, label the horizontal lines from 0-10 (or larger numbers) and you are good to go!

How to Play with Your Giant Number Line:

  • Make it a game and ask two kids to solve the math problem by moving to the correct line. Whoever gets to the correct answer first wins!
  • Another fun variation for kids would be to label the lines 10,20,30,40, etc and give them multiplication facts to solve. Once they know the answer they move between the two numbers that their answer falls between and then they shout out the correct answer.

Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary April 22, 2020

We missed celebrating Earth Day at PDSD this year. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day was missed by many schools across the world. Still I want to share a link to the NASA website. Middle and High School students and parents here are some learning opportunities for you.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/earthdayathome-with-nasa/

Kindergarten and First Graders! Here is a fun game on my favorite reading website StarFall.com Help the girl and boy clean up the liter to help our Earth!

https://www.starfall.com/h/holiday/earthday/?t=293559085

I have always loved the Google Doodles. When I was teaching our computer class, we participated in the doodle competition every year. Here’s this year’s interactive EARTH DAY DOODLE!

This doodle is an interactive bee hunt! You will pollinate the flowers as you as you move through the game. You will also learn some important facts about the Very Important BEE!

https://www.google.com/doodles/earth-day-2020

All my students know I LOVE BEES! This video was filmed in my backyard. Check out this very focused bee! You can even see the young seeds developing in the center. 🙂