- Join us this week for another great, relatable Mo Willems story: “I am Going!” When Piggie announces that she is going, Gerald gets very anxious. Have you ever felt that way? Tune in to see how this problem is solved!
- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away this September. She is the first woman in history to be laid to rest in the U.S. Capitol. Ruth was most well known for her fight for gender equality and was an inspiration to many. To learn more about Ruth and her impact on our country check out this Time for Kids article below.
- We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But, it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds out that she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. Click the link below to listen to the story and find out what happens to Penelope and her human classmates.
- This link will take you to a video where you can experience a day in the life of Ryan T. Higgins. He will show you how to draw Bruce, a character from one of his other books. If you want to hear more of his books, search YouTube for read alouds of Mr. Higgins other books. Just write this in the YouTube search bar: read aloud books, ryan t higgins. He has written a lot of really wonderful books.
- The link below will take you to some fun learning activities all about Penelope Rex and how to be a good classmate when you go back to school in person.
- Discover the First Law of Motion with Steve Spangler’s SICK Science Coin Drop. Follow the provided instructions to test Sir Isaac Newton’s theory.
- Ever wonder how many drops of water can fit on the surface of a penny? Grab a penny and a dropper and take a guess! For additional penny drop experiment ideas, follow the instructions below!
- How much weight can an aluminum foil boat hold before it sinks? Grab some foil, and pennies for weight, to find out! Follow the instructions below and test your hypothesis with your friends and family!
- There is so much beauty in the fall leaves! Take your family outside to enjoy them, and collect a few, to inspire your creativity for these fall leaf crafts!
- “And my head I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts are busy hatchin’
If I only had a brain” – The Scarecrow, “The Wizard of Oz”. (The theme of the art activities this week is Scarecrows. If kids don’t have the exact supplies called for, encourage them to get creative and use what they have on hand!)
- Scarecrow Paper Plate Craft – https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/scarecrow-paper-plate-craft/
- Torn Paper Scarecrow – https://www.craftymorning.com/torn-paper-scarecrow-kids-craft/
- Paper Roll Scarecrow – https://www.craftymorning.com/torn-paper-scarecrow-kids-craft/
- Popsicle Stick Scarecrow – https://www.craftymorning.com/popsicle-stick-scarecrow-craft-kids/
- Move your feet to this beat with Koo Koo Kanga Roo and the Harlem Globetrotters!
- Imagine you discovered an animal that scientists have long thought to be extinct! And this animal, the flying frog, needs protection. You will use this guide to write a story and draw a make-believe endangered species, the flying frog.
- Let’s watch this cool, interactive video so we can learn about how we can be exercise and calorie wise. What is a calorie? A calorie is a unit of measurement — but it doesn’t measure weight or length. A calorie is a unit of energy. When you hear something contains 100 calories, it’s a way of describing how much energy your body could get from eating or drinking it.
- Still spending a lot of time at home? Try out an exciting, healthy recipe for lunch or a snack to mix things up (with the approval of a parent or guardian)! Check out some fun ideas, like a rainbow wrap or power balls, by clicking the link below:
- Snack time! Here is an easy snack you can make at home. Be sure to ask for permission before you use the kitchen (be aware this recipe includes peanuts).
- Summer has come to an end. Here is a really fun way to keep a part of summer with you. Preserve a flower on a rock.
- All public colleges and universities in Colorado and several private institutions will waive application fees to allow students to apply for free on Tuesday, October 13th!
- Link for Free Application Day
- Are you finding it difficult to focus on your school work? Need a break from your computer screen? Use the calming, brain break cards linked below to recenter yourself throughout the day.
- Parents: here are some tips regarding working with your child’s teachers toward successful virtual learning! Find more information at mhanational.org/backtoschool
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH:
- It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month! From September 15 – October 15, we have the chance to recognize Hispanic-Americans and their incredible contributions to our culture, and to create an environment where our members and their families feel welcomed and celebrated. Need some ideas? Here’s a huge list of lessons, crafts, books, songs and videos!
- Comcast’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month highlights the sentiment and spirit of echando pa’lante juntos (moving forward together), never taking a step back, and acknowledging and appreciating those who have paved the way for others. Our new “Fabric of America” Digital Flag Activation is an engaging online space where visitors can share their stories of strength, resilience and inspiration in their own voices. These personal stories are showcased via a web-based, 3D digital American flag, where participants can upload their stories and contribute to a living, breathing, and moving visual experience.
All voices, each a soundwave, will become digital threads that form the fabric of this 3D American flag, which will serve as a tribute to the diversity of America and a visual representation of the individuals and families who are moving the country pa’lante and are contributing to the fabric of America. We invite you and your students to visit and participate in this special activation – listen to stories, and add your own voice!