This post is in honor of you! I thank you for everything you are doing to support your child during this crazy time. None of us dreamed that you would become your child’s 5th grade teacher! I thought this Pooh quote was very relevant to our current daily lives.
Please know I appreciate all you are doing and that I dearly miss my daily interactions with your child. Please take a few moments to click on the following link and soak in our appreciation from the Georgetown Staff! Thank you
Today I encourage you to have an adventure in your own neighborhood… while you practice social distancing, of course! Mrs. Wysocki created a fun scavenger hunt game for families to play while out taking walks. Our game is hosted on a free app called GooseChase. To play, just download the app to your phone or tablet, enter our game code and password, and off you go! Parents, you received an email on Tuesday afternoon that includes the game code and password. This game is shared among our four 5th grade classes and only has 40 open spots. However, if the games become full, we will create an additional so that you can still play. Our scavenger hunt has missions worth different point values. For most missions, you’ll just need to snap a picture or video of something that you find around your neighborhood or wherever you are out walking. Our game starts today at 8:00 am if you’d like to play along. You have until midnight on April 12 to complete as many missions as possible to be the top of our leaderboard. The missions will change daily. This is a “just for fun” game, but hopefully it’ll brighten up your day just a little!
Do you love Harry Potter? I know many of you do! One of the places I’d love to visit is Harry Potter World in Orlando Florida! If we can’t physically go there, let’s check out a couple of virtual highlights from the attraction!
Harry Potter Art – If you enjoy art and imagining the stories in different ways, read through an interview with Jim Kay, illustrator of the new editions of the Harry Potter series Here.
Check Out Harry Potter at Home! – Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied – including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom! More at Harry Potter at Home!
Harry Potter: A History of Magic Museum Exhibition – I’m delighted to report that the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition can be virtually explored from the comfort of your couch. Originally housed at the British Library in London, the sprawling display has been available to tour online for nearly two years through the Google Arts & Culture site.
In our classroom this year we’ve learned about some different experiences of groups or people who came to what is now America: We’ve learned or read about:
- The very first Native Americans who migrated from Asia
- Early settlers who came from Europe to settle in the colonies for a variety of reasons
- Kek, from Home of the Brave, a modern day immigrant who came to America to escape civil war in Sudan
Ellis Island was the first stop for more than 12 million immigrants who came to the United States between 1892 and 1954. Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was one of the first things people saw as they arrived in New York at Ellis Island? Who knows? Maybe some of your ancestors arrived at Ellis Island!
I’ve been to New York and I’ve had the opportunity to take a tour of Ellis Island. It’s such a unique place to visit! That is why I decided to tour it today! Click here for an interactive tour of Ellis Island. Click through the tabs at each location for photos, audio, and video! If you take the tour, leave a comment to let me know what you found surprising or interesting.
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Today was supposed to be the first day of spring break. My family, like many of yours, was so disappointed when we had to cancel the trip we had planned. We won’t be going to Nashville to visit my son this week, but we will be having all sorts of virtual adventures!
I will not be posting school work this coming week on Google Classroom due to it being our ‘Spring Break’. However, if you are looking for something to pass some of your time than take time to explore some of our national parks! Click here to take virtual tours of these beautiful national parks : Happy travels! 🙂
- Kenai Fjords National Park (Alaska)
- Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (Hawai’i)
- Carlsbad Caverns National Park (New Mexico)
- Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)
- Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida)
I know that Fridays are the day for science and social studies, but when I saw this, I knew that I wanted to share it with all of you!
Steve Spangler Science has 50 science experiments that you can do at home.
- You can access them for free by clicking here.
- They are releasing one each day, but you can go back to previous days’ experiments as well.
- You could do some of them on your own, and others might require some adult help.
- Always make sure you have permission from a parent or caregiver.
- You might even be able to earn some bonus points with your parents if you entertain your younger siblings with some science fun!
If you try any of these experiments, send me an email to let me know how it went. I love your photos and videos!