I loved some of the parenting tips in this article, especially the last.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY A 3-RING BINDER OR DIVIDERS.
I WILL PROVIDE THE BINDERS AND DIVIDERS FOR THE STUDENTS IN MY CLASS.
I've already bought them. They are already in my classroom!
June 16 Pick-Up/Drop-Off Parade
Staples compiled a list of virtual summer camps
Varsity Tutors offers their own virtual summer camps
Even more science!
This one is about weather education!
Sample Persuasive Essay (that we wrote together as a class)
Why Students Should Say “No” To Drugs
I think students should not take drugs. Students shouldn’t take drugs because they are very dangerous. Sometimes people die from overdosing on illegal drugs. If a student is on drugs, they might take more risks than normal and get hurt that way too. They might jump out of a window on LSD. Some illegal drugs are very addicting. That means once you start using them, it can be very difficult to stop. Once a person is addicted, they will do anything to get the drug, including commit crimes. Some drugs affect the development or structure of the brain. They can make the brain not work as well, which can affect the person’s future. Finally, students shouldn’t take illegal drugs because they are, well, illegal. If they get caught, they could go to jail. They could lose their spot at college, or they could lose a scholarship. Clearly, students should avoid taking illegal drugs.
Check out Comet Swan!
This week's astronomy
See Mercury, Venus, and the moon all at the same time in the night sky.
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See more art!
Google Arts and Culture
Start with their top 10 museums around the world.
Like musicals? You can have a 7-day free trial to stream Broadway musicals.
Do more art!
Creative prompts for art projects
Check out out the tree project in this Seattle Times article!
On the Seattle Art Museum site, there's an article called, "Things to Do for Earth Day & Every Day." Scroll down to the section about the artist El Anatsui’s sculpture and learn how you can do similar things.
Free Accelerated Reader at home
Go to their parent resources page.
Keep going back to the Daily Do
In the new NSTA Daily Do, How Does the Hot Air Balloon Take Off?, students engage in science and engineering practices and the thinking tool of the flow of energy and matter (crosscutting concept) to figure out what is "rising" and how the science ideas of energy transfer and the movement of matter can explain this and other phenomena. This task is adapted from the OpenSciEd Weather, Climate, & Water Cycling Unit (Lesson 5: What happens to the air near the ground when it is warmed up?).
Share your photos of your family completing this Daily Do with us on Twitter, and visit our entire collection of Daily Do sensemaking tasks -- now grade-banded to find what you need faster!
More fun science!
Native Americans Helped Irish During the Potato Famine
And now Ireland is honoring their debt.
CHECK OUT WHAT I SAID ABOUT SATURDAY, APRIL 25!
From Education Week--According to the latest research, the two best predictors of college success are not grades and intellectual ability. Number one is “conscientiousness” (dependability, perseverance, work ethic). Number two is “agreeableness” (interpersonal skills, getting along with other people, working well in groups).
From what I’ve observed, I would say the same is true for life after college—jobs and careers, marriage and family life. Success comes more easily for people who are willing to work hard and who are able to cooperate with other people.
Diet Coke and Mentos
Greek alphabet song