At-Home Learning Day 4

Good morning, Red Cluster!

How was Day 3 of at-home learning? Today is the first day of Spring! Hopefully you can find a moment today to go outside and find signs of spring, such as blooming flowers, birds chirping, and insects crawling.

Story Time From Space!

On Thursdays, Red Cluster has Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop and science. For reading today, your child can click on the link below to watch an astronaut read the story Ada Twist, Scientist from her space station!

https://storytimefromspace.com/ada-twist-scientist/

Science

Here are some options for science activities today. These lessons are from a site called Mystery Science, which we have used in the classroom. The links below will lead you to some lessons that go along with our current science unit: animal/plant adaptations and biomimicry. Some of the lessons are short mini-lessons (about 15-30 minutes) and some are full-length lessons (45-90 minutes) that involve some prep. All of these lessons are taught through video, and are narrated by “Doug”, who guides children through the lesson. If you choose to do science today, please feel free to choose the lesson that is most feasible for you and family. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed!

1. Why do snakes shed their skin?

https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/snake-skin?code=f9cf68e41eb1a51b34c39a053ce4956a​

2. Why do frogs say “ribbit”?

https://mysteryscience.com/biodiversity/mystery-2/biodiversity-habitats-species/175?code=NTg0NjU1Mzc&t=student

3. Why don’t trees blow down in the wind?

https://mysteryscience.com/powers/mystery-5/plant-survival-engineering/133?code=NTg0NjU1Mzc&t=student

Zoom Read-Aloud with Ms. Stacy!

We really miss you all and would love to have you join us for story time tomorrow, Friday, morning at 9:00am.  Ms. Stacy will be reading a fun story on an online platform called Zoom, and students will have a chance to see some of their friends.  We have sent the link to our Zoom meeting via email. Remember, we will be able to see and hear one another. Before you join, please read the Internet Etiquette (“Netiquette” for short) over with your child. We expect all participants to follow Red Cluster’s Netiquette so we can ​all stay in our online class and have a positive experience. Thank you for your support with this.

Red Cluster “N”etiquette: 

We Respect Ourselves:  Be ready to share with your classmates.  That means ​that everyone can see and hear everyone else, so make sure you are sitting in a place where it is quiet enough so you can hear what others have to say and you are dressed ready for the day.  You should not be walking around your house with your device.  

We Respect Others:  Be ready to listen. If you want to talk, please raise your hand and wait for the teacher to call upon you. If everyone is talking at once it will be hard to hear.  If you have siblings or pets, please make sure they are not walking in front of the camera.

We Respect the Environment:  Meeting online is a new experience and we are in a new environment. ​We are also going to be in each other's "homes." It is special when people let you into their home. We are so lucky to be able to see one another. Please be mindful of what you say and how you are saying it, ​so we will be invited back. We want everyone to feel safe in this new environment.

We hope to see your child tomorrow morning on Zoom!

In partnership,

Joey and Stacy

Expiration Date: 
Jun 10