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     Kindergarten  

    Kindergarten

    June 8th - June 12th  - June is internet safety month. Students will click the link on the abcya website to watch a short animation which teaches them how to be safe when using the internet.  Cyber-Five    There are many educational games on this site. When students have time this summer, they may want to play some of these games to keep up the skills that they have learned this year.

    Have a safe, healthy and wonderful summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

     

    June 1st - June 5th -Students will be working on abcmouse.com for those students who have access to a computer or tablet or smartphone.  

    Directions:

    1. Go to https://www.abcmouse.com or download the app and click Log In.
    2. In the email box type 'gszarejko@netcongschool.org'
    3. The password is 'netcong'
    4. Click 'Student Login'.
    5. Click your teacher's name. Find your child's name and click it.
    6. Students need to follow the 'Learning Path' to work on activities on their level.

    Students should work on abcmouse Learning Path activities for 10 minutes this week.

    June 1st - June 5th - STEM - On May 30th, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley went to the International Space Station on a Space-X rocket. They will work on the International Space Station for a while. Watch this video to find out what astronauts do. Then watch the second video to see what life on the international Space Station is like for the astronauts.

    May 26th - May 29th - STEAM  - On May 27th, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will go to the International Space Station on a Space-X rocket. Watch the video to hear them talk about it.
    2. When the rocket comes back to earth it lands safely because large parachutes allow it to come back to earth slowly. Click here to see the capsule being lowered by the parachutes. 
    3. Now make a parachute. The video will show you how. Try attaching toys of different weights to see what happens. Try making parachutes from different materials such as a plastic bag or different kinds of paper or cloth. What happens? Which is the best design? Best size? Scientists have experimented with different materials and designs to make the best parachute for the rocket.

    May 18th - May 22nd - STEAM - On May 27th, NASA astronauts will take a Space-X rocket called the Demo-2 to the international space station. They will work on the space station to conduct experiments. Click here to watch a video of astronaut Christina Koch on the International Space Station. Then watch the NASA video to learn how to make your own Demo-2 rocket. Please make a rocket and launch it. Have fun imagining that you are flying to space on the rocket. If you can, email me a picture of your rocket launch!

    May 11th to May 15th - STEM - Last week we experimented with making paper airplanes. We tried bending the wings to see which shape made the best flying airplane. Hopefully you saved it. Look below at last week's assignment if you need help making a paper airplane.

    Now here's a challenge: Try throwing a paper airplane by moving just your wrist (don't move your elbow or shoulder). It's hard, isn't it? How could you get a paper airplane to fly far if you can use only a short distance to launch it? Try this activity to find out!

    Click the link to watch this video. Make a Paper Airplane launcher

    This video shows you how to make simple catapults. Try making a launcher with a pencil and rubber band. Then try making a more permanent one with materials that you have around your house.

    Test your airplane launcher. It probably won't work perfectly on the first try. Think about what changes you can make to your design to make it better. Keep improving your launcher and testing it again. This process is called iteration, and designers and engineers use it often in their work.

    I would love to see what you have made. Please take a picture of your airplane and launcher and email it to me.

    May 4th - May 8th - STEM - Watch the video "Why can't airplanes fly to space?" After you watch the video, click here for a printout of a paper airplane that you can print out and color. If you do not have a printer click here for instructions on how to make a paper airplane. Try bending the wings in different directions to see which angle pushes the air down and makes the plane fly the best.

    April 27th - May 1st - STEM - Watch the video "Why is it so hard to make new inventions"  After you watch the video, you can click on the blue button 'View Extension Activities' If you have time, make a Bobby Dropper invention. You may print out this worksheet or just discuss the answers with someone in your family. Bobby Dropper Worksheet

    April 20th - April 24th - STEM - Watch the video "How do germs get inside of your body?" to learn how to avoid the germs that make you sick.  https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/germs?code=a3509e74291be14e689805c248d50ad5

    April 6th - April 9th - STEM -  Last week we read the ebook How Could You Invent a Trap? This week we will do the optional actvties at the end of the ebook.  Click the link and then click the 'I'm a Student' button.  https://mysteryscience.com/pushes/mystery-6/forces-engineering/158?t=student#slide-id-3563  Watch the video and then think of a machine that you could invent to help you do a chore. Draw a picture of it. If you would like to take a picture of your drawing and send it to me, I would love to see your idea!

    March 23 - STEM - Let's Learn About the Science of Hand Sanitizer   We know that washing our hands washes away the germs that are on our hands.  Did you ever wonder how hand sanitizer gets rid of germs? Watch the video to find out!   https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/germs-sanitizer?code=215b407d9e3ce91366bb9147a84dd49b

       
     Grade 1

    Grade 1

    June 8th - June 12th  - June is internet safety month. Students will click the link on the abcya website to watch a short animation which reminds them how to be safe when using the internet.  Cyber-Five    There are many educational games on this site. When students have time this summer, they may want to play some of these games to keep up the skills that they have learned this year.

    Have a safe, healthy and wonderful summer. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

     

    June 1st - June 5th - Students will learn how to keyboard as they practice phonemes and spelling words using Read, Write, and Type from Talking Fingers. If your student does not have access to a computer, no worries. We will learn how to keyboard when we get back to school.

    Directions:

    1. Go https://www.talkingfingers.com/ and click the yellow button 'Login and Play.'
    2. The username is your child's first name and the word 'net'.  There is no space between the words. For example, "Elizabethnet"
    3. The password is 'netcong' for all student accounts.
    4. Once the game loads, students will be instructed by the software as to which fingers to use for each letter.

    As students use the software, they may need to be reminded to use the proper fingers for each key. Clicking the hands on the left and right side of the keyboard will offer assistance. Clicking Vexor the Virus will tell you which letter he wants to work on next.

    Students should practice learning the keys using the correct finger placement.

    June 1st - June 5th - STEM - On May 30th, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley went to the International Space Station on a Space-X rocket. They will work on the International Space Station for a while. Watch this video to find out what astronauts do. Then watch the second video to see what life on the international Space Station is like for the astronauts.

    May 26th - May 29th - STEAM - On May 27th, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will go to the International Space Station on a Space-X rocket. Watch the video to hear them talk about it. 
    2. When the rocket comes back to earth it lands safely because large parachutes allow it to come back to earth slowly. Click here to see the capsule being lowered by the parachutes. 
    3. Now make a parachute. The video will show you how. Try attaching toys of different weights to see what happens. Try making parachutes from different materials such as a plastic bag or different kinds of paper or cloth. What happens? Which is the best design? Best size? Scientists have experimented with different materials and designs to make the best parachute for the rocket.

    May 18th - May 22nd - STEAM - On May 27th, NASA astronauts will take a Space-X rocket called the Demo-2 to the international space station. They will work on the space station to conduct experiments. Click here to watch a video of astronaut Christina Koch on the International Space Station. Then watch the NASA video to learn how to make your own Demo-2 rocket. Please make a rocket and launch it. Have fun imagining that you are flying to space on the rocket. If you can, email me a picture of your rocket launch!

    May 11th to May 15th - STEM - Last week we experimented with making paper airplanes. We tried bending the wings to see which shape made the best flying airplane. Hopefully you saved it. Look below at last week's assignment if you need help making a paper airplane.

    Now here's a challenge: Try throwing a paper airplane by moving just your wrist (don't move your elbow or shoulder). It's hard, isn't it? How could you get a paper airplane to fly far if you can use only a short distance to launch it? Try this activity to find out!

    Click the link to watch this video. Make a Paper Airplane launcher

    This video shows you how to make simple catapults. Try making a launcher with a pencil and rubber band. Then try making a more permanent one with materials that you have around your house.

    Test your airplane launcher. It probably won't work perfectly on the first try. Think about what changes you can make to your design to make it better. Keep improving your launcher and testing it again. This process is called iteration, and designers and engineers use it often in their work. 

    I would love to see what you have made. Please take a picture of your airplane and launcher and email it to me.

    May 4th - May 8th - STEM - Watch the video "Why can't airplanes fly to space?" After you watch the video, click here for a printout of a paper airplane that you can print out and color. If you do not have a printer click here for instructions on how to make a paper airplane. Try bending the wings in different directions to see which angle pushes the air down and makes the plane fly the best.

    April 27th - May 1st - STEM - Watch the video "Why is it so hard to make new inventions"  After you watch the video, you can click on the blue button 'View Extension Activities' If you have time, make a Bobby Dropper invention. You may print out this worksheet or just discuss the answers with someone in your family. Bobby Dropper Worksheet

    April 20th - April 24th - STEM - Watch the video "How do germs get inside of your body?" to learn how to avoid the germs that make you sick.  https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/germs?code=a3509e74291be14e689805c248d50ad5

    April 6th - April 9th - STEM -  Last week we read the ebook How Could You Invent a Trap? This week we will do the optional actvties at the end of the ebook.  Click the link and then click the 'I'm a Student' button.  https://mysteryscience.com/pushes/mystery-6/forces-engineering/158?t=student#slide-id-3563  Watch the video and then think of a machine that you could invent to help you do a chore. Draw a picture of it. If you would like to take a picture of your drawing and send it to me, I would love to see your idea!

    March 30 - April 3 - STEM - How Could You Invent a Trap?  Read the ebook with someone in your family. Think about how you could build a trap with the items that you have in your home. Draw a picture of the trap. If you can take a picture of your trap and send it to me, that would be so much fun to see! Next week we will do the optional actvties at the end of the ebook.  Click the link and then click the 'I'm a Student' button.   https://mysteryscience.com/pushes/mystery-6/forces-engineering/158?r=9684230

    March 23 - STEM - Let's Learn About the Science of Hand Sanitizer     We know that washing our hands washes away the germs that are on our hands.  Did you ever wonder how hand sanitizer gets rid of germs? Watch the video to find out!   https://mysteryscience.com/mini-lessons/germs-sanitizer?code=215b407d9e3ce91366bb9147a84dd49b

       
    Grade 2

    Students will practice coding using Kodable.com.  They are to log into Google classroom and click on 'Grade 2 - Computer Class' for instructions.

    Check Google Classroom each week for additional messages or assignments.

       
    Grade 3

    Students will take Course D on Code.org. Go to 'Grade 3 - Computer Class' in Google classroom for instructions. Click the 'Classwork' tab  at the top of the page to view the 'Work From Home Assignments.'

    Students will keep up their keyboarding skills. Details can be found on the 'Work From Home Assignments' page in Google classroom.

    Check Google Classroom each week for additional messages or assignments.

       
    Grade 4

    Students will take Course E on Code.org. Go to 'Grade 4 - Computer Class' in Google classroom for instructions. Click the 'Classwork' tab  at the top of the page to view the 'Work From Home Assignments.' 

    Students will keep up their keyboarding skills. Details can be found on the 'Work From Home Assignments' page in Google classroom.

    Check Google Classroom each week for additional messages or assignments.

       
    Grade 5

    Students will work on coding using Acellus. Students should log into Google classroom for directions. Click the 'Classwork' tab  at the top of the page to view the 'Work From Home Assignments.'

    Students will keep up their keyboarding skills. Details can be found on the 'Work From Home Assignments' page in Google classroom.

    Check Google Classroom each week for additional messages or assignments.

       
    Grade 6 Students will work on coding using Acellus. They will also continue practicing keyboarding. Students should log into Google classroom for assignments. 
       
    Grade 7 Students will work on coding using Acellus. They will also continue practicing keyboarding. Students should log into Google classroom for assignments.
       
    Grade 8 Students will work on coding using Acellus. They will also continue practicing keyboarding. Students should log into Google classroom for assignments.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     

Last Modified on June 6, 2020