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KEEPING PACE WITH THE LATEST NEWS

<<Library Literacy link on the left 

 

The Fountain: July Recap 

 

new-flashAre your children disappointed about 

cancelled summer plans?

Did they (and you) have hopes for nature classes? sports camps? Girl Scout or Boy Scout activities? Travel?

Here is a great video from Dr. Tina Payne Bryson,

"Helping Our Kids Manage Disappointment Over Cancelled Summer Plans."  https://www.tinabryson.com/news/video-helping-our-kids-manage-summer-disappointments?utm_

  

 

SOME RESOURCES AND FUN SITES FOR YOU: 

 

 

Ms. SB's SUMMER FUN - Bitmoji Virtual Room for Reading, Traveling, and Chilling

 

WONDEROPOLIS- Awesome site. This week's question is "Can birds fly in the rain?" Plus, there are sooooo many more topics to explore.

https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/Can-Birds-Fly-in-the-Rain

 

 

30 VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS 

https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/virtual-field-trips-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR1jlD3oq_HgXaqeZKk-uZtpdQ9MoT91Aoj9flzZsGb793MnB6-fWn98HIg

 

  

NASA - STEM fun 

K - 4th grades -----  https://www.nasa.gov/stem/forstudents/k-4/index.html

5th grade and up ----- https://www.nasa.gov/stem/forstudents/5-8/index.html

 

 

 

Please note: Don't forget to check-out more links on the Library Literacy page (link on the left). I hope you JOIN US to engage and enjoy!  

 

 

 

 

 

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PACE CLASSES

 

 

 

Grades 1st & 2nd:  We are finally connecting in your Seesaw classrooms.  

Grades 3rd & 4th-6th: Everything is now on your Google Classrooms.

 Feel free to contact me with questions or to chat.  Email ssandmeyer@cmcboe.org  OR sandy@cmcboe.net   I'll be checking emails M-F,  9-12 noon.  

 

GATEWAY 4th-6th graders

- Famous Women, slide show. 

-Zoom meeting, Wednesdays, 12:30pm

-April unit: Poetry Speaks

-May unit: Physics Phun!

 

PACE PALS 3rd graders 

- Four Famous Women

-April & May Unit: Environmental topics

  • Pollinators
  • Bees
  • Trees

                           

 

PACE 1st & 2nd

 

New unit:  

Weather!  Let's start with clouds.

  • Take a look at this free book from author, Jane Kirkland (she visited our schools a few years ago!)

 

http://cmase.pbworks.com/f/TakeACloudWalkMar31LO.pdf

  • Make cloud observations
  • Respond to text
  • Crazy Weather - Thunder & Lightning
  • Big Storms - Hurricanes & Tornados
  • Be A Weather Watcher

 

PACE PALS 2nd graders - 

Magnifying Glass Clipart Black and White - Clipart1001 - Free ClipartsIN MARCH AND APRIL YOU HAVE...

  • Gone on a rock hunt
  • Compared and contrasted the various rocks you collected  (Heavy-Light?  Sparkly-Dull?  Striped-Solid?  Smooth-Rough?  etc.)
  • Written a description of your favorite rock  (nonfiction) 
  • Adopted one of your rocks
  • Name your rock
  • Take a picture of you and your rock, and email it to me:  ssandmeyer@cmcboe.org
  • Write a story about you and your rock. (fiction) 

 

 PACE PALS 1st graders 

 

Cute Pencil School Svg Scrapbook Cut File Cute Clipart - Pencil ... IN MARCH AND APRIL YOU HAVE...

  • Created a unique sticker-picture for Pete the cat.
  • Written a story about Pete the cat, using your picture for ideas about setting, details, and descriptive words

 I enjoyed seeing some of your "Pete the Cat" stories. 

 

 

 ENRICHMENT Kindergartners -

Hey, bird watchers!  Image result for bird watcher images

Have you been thinking about different beaks, feet, and nests?  

What observations have you made?

Here is a cool treat for you and your families.  This link from The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor will let you watch the ospreys* that have arrived back to their nest. Their names are Marshal and Lily.   https://wetlandsinstitute.org/education/osprey-camera/     

 

       Also for my enthusiastic bird observers:  This is a wonderful FREE resource from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (app can also be downloaded).  You've got to try it out!!!  (Parents, your kids are going to LOVE this.)   https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/   

 

READY TO STUDY SOME AMPHIBIANS?  Take a look at these two sites:   https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/are-frogs-and-toads-the-same

 

 

 

Here's a story from Kate Messner,      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_3W9rns3Pw      

Question:  How do YOU read a book?  

Do you have a FAVORITE book?

 

STORYTIME WITH RYAN & CRAIGCheckk out Storytime with Ryan and Craig!       

 https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds