As you know we have a Snow Day today! Feel free to have your child work on any of the possible assignments below. We have included suggested timing for each discipline as a guideline. Please do not feel that your child must complete the work, or work for the amount of time suggested. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email. We will be available to answer questions via email throughout the day. Most of all, we wish you a fun, warm and safe Snow Day!
Here are some ideas for reading (max 20 minutes):
1. Choose a story to read on Raz Kids. Be sure to choose a fiction book! Write a summary of the book using the phrases:
This book begins …..
In the end…..
Then, retell the story to your parents using your notes. Remember to add details to explain the important part of the story!
2. Retell a favourite story book from home. Use the pictures on each page to help you retell the story, just like we have done in class.
Read the story quietly in your head. Look at the pictures to help you remember the important details in the story.
Practice retelling the story out loud. Use the pictures as clues to help you.
Record yourself retelling the story. You might ask your parent to help you. Remember what we said we should do when retelling a story:
“You should look at the person you are telling the story to (or at the camera!) and smile at them.”
“You have to make your voice have expression so that your story is interesting.”
“You don’t have to add every word from the book, you can just use your own words and tell the important parts and (details).”
3. If you would like to listen to a story by Mo Williems called Pigs Make Me Sneeze read by Mari in 2C, see this link.
Here are some ideas for writing (max 20 minutes):
1. Write a plan for the day. Use time words such as: first, second, next, after that, then, after lunch, later.
2. Write a story about your Snow Day adventures. It can be real or imaginary! Feel free to be creative, use “juicy” words, invent interesting characters and interesting problems, as well as exciting events.
3. Make a snowman like I did and describe the process.
How to Make a Snow Guy
First, I quickly grabbed three blobs of slushy snow from the railing on my apartment building. I brought these inside my apartment, as I was still in my pajamas, and my hands were freezing! Don’t do this at home! I got out a small plate and molded the bottom ball in my bare hands. It was freezing, so it turned out a bit lumpy! I set it on a plate. Next, I made another ball with my bare hands and set it on top of the bottom ball. My hands were so, so cold, so it was bumpy too! Then, I made the head and set it on top of the middle. By this point, my hands were numb, so I ran them under cold water. After that, I looked around to see what I could use to quickly make my snow guy, before it melted. I found a shell for a hat and placed it on the top of its head. I collect rocks and shells, so there are always some about. I had some cherry tomatoes, so I used the little stems on top for buttons. After attaching the buttons, I looked for some items for the eyes, nose and mouth. I found a dried, red ear of corn and used three kernels for the mouth. I had some black rice, which I used for the eyes. Then, I found a sunflower seed for the nose. These were a bit hard to attach as the snow was pretty solid. Finally, I decided that red chile pod arms would look nice and promptly attached them to its sides. What do you think of my Snow Guy? It might be fun to try some different outfits like a bottle cap for a hat and other things I might throw away for arms or a scarf. Before I play around with that, I need a latte!!
If you make a snowman, be sure to take a photo and send it to your teacher!!
Here are some ideas for Mathematics (max 30 mins):
1. Do some Mathletics tasks or play Mathletics Live.
2. Find a die (dice) and play 50-100 with your parents. Be sure to check each other’s work. If you need a 100 Chart to help, you can find one online or go to this link and enlarge it.
3. Practice telling time with your parents throughout the day. If you are just beginning to learn how to tell time, they can help you. You can also play some of the time games on the blog. You will find them under the links section.
Happy Snow Day…well, by now…Rain Day!