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April- Remote Learning 
 
Please see directions for login information and other helpful documents and/or links for various platforms below. 
 
Link to GoMath! online component: Think Central
Don't forget that the district is "Private" and the school is American Academy Charter Sch, Castle Rock 80108
 
Here are a couple jokes for you:
Q: What kind of dinosaur loves to sleep?
A: A stega-snore-us.
 
Q: Why did the dog do so well in school?
A: Because he was the teacher's pet! 

 

It is hard to believe that summer is almost here! Normally, this last week of school, we would be playing games and enjoying our time with one another before we say our good-byes for summer. This year, is anything but normal, but we wanted you to still be able to enjoy some of the games and activities we would be doing in school. Many of these games you can play with what you already have around the house!
  • Pool Noodle Hockey
    • 1 pool noodle per person
    • beach ball or other light weight ball
    • Players (or teams) play against one another to get the ball into the opposing goal
  • Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe
    • 1 frisbee
    • 2 different style place-markers for each team
    • rope or something to make tic-tac-toe board in grass, chalk for sidewalk or drive way
    • Players take turns throwing the frisbee to the board, where it lands is where they place their marker, 3 in a row wins
  • Fill the Bucket
    • 2 sand pails, or same sized containers
    • 2 equal sized sponges
    • large bucket of water
    • Teams race to see who can fill their bucket fastest using just the sponge to transfer water
  • Cup Stacking
    • 15 plastic cups per player
    • Who can stack it the fastest in a 5-4-3-2-1 triangle?
    • Who can stack it the tallest?
  • 3 legged race
  • Sack race (pillow case for each player, or tie legs together so they can only hop)
  • Water pass
    • plastic cup for each player
    • First player has a cup full of water, they dump it over their head behind them, into the next player's cup, continue until the last player has water in their cup. How much did you get? Can you do it again and keep all the water in your cup? 
  • Wheel Barrow race
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Obstacle Course
  • Water Balloon Toss
  • Running Races
  • Spoon Race
    • 1 spoon per person
    • something small to place on the spoon
    • Who can go from one end of the yard to the other the fastest without dropping the item off their spoon? Only 1 hand can hold the spoon!

Traditionally around this time every year Kindergarteners head out on an exploratory field trip to the Denver Zoo. This year, we thought we would bring the Zoo to you. Become an Honorary Zoo Keeper and embark on an amazing adventure across the world to fill your Zoo with unique and fantastic animals. Learn about how to take care of a zoo and the different jobs that a Zoo Keeper has. Build your own dream zoo and share it with your friends!

 

Monday -- What is a Zoo Keeper? Create a special costume for your new job and download your official Zoo Keeper Certificate, make sure to sign your name on it! Watch these amazing videos to learn more about your new job!

Videos:

What is a ZooKeeper?

 

If I were a ZooKeeper…

 

Crafts: See our email for the crafts we will be doing this week!

 

Tuesday -- Building a Zoo! Use the 6 videos below to travel to one of the world-famous zoos present on each of the 6 habitable continents (Antarctica does not have a zoo!), and use them as examples to design your own zoo. Which animals will you include in your exhibits? What are your favorites? Draw a picture of the different animals you'll have at your zoo with you! What are you going to name your zoo?

 

Zoos Across the World: Australia     Africa     South America    North America    Asia    Europe

 

Wednesday -- Build an exhibit tag for your favorite Zoo animal. Download the template and write in the information for your animal. Include a picture you've drawn or download one from the web! See the example that is on the exhibit tag below!

 

Thursday -- Now it's time to create your ultimate exhibit. Build a home for your very own animal with whatever materials you like. See our email for examples of what these could look like!

 

Friday -- Send your teacher a video of you and your favorite animal. Tell us all about your animal, show off your exhibit, and the tag you made for it!

STEM Lessons-Optional

Week of 5/11/20- LAST week of Mechanical Engineering

In this Power Point, students learn how to design their own Rube Goldberg design-Enjoy!

 

Kindergarten STEM Lesson Plan/Activities for May 11-May 15, 2020:

Click HERE for the powerpoint “Final STEM Lesson-Kindergarten Mechanical Engineering”

Additional Fun Activities:

Please Click HERE to do the FUN STEM activities at home on our STEM web page under “STEM Projects of the Week”

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Week of 4/27/20- 4th week of Mechanical Engineering

In this “Mechanical Engineering Challenge-Week 4 (part 2)” Power Point, I help students work through each step of the Engineering Design Process to make a sail for their car to move quickly and smoothly across the floor.

 

Kindergarten STEM Lesson Plan/Activities for April 27-May 1, 2020:

Click HERE for the powerpoint on “Mechanical Engineering Challenge-PART 2”

 

Additional Fun Activities:

Please Click HERE to do the FUN STEM activities at home on our STEM web page under “STEM Projects of the Week”

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Week of 4/20/20 - 3rd week of Mechanical Engineering

This “Mechanical Engineering Challenge-Part 1” Power Point introduces your child(ren) to what a mechanical engineer does, what a compound machine is, and what the challenge will be in this unit.

 

Kindergarten STEM Lesson Plan/Activities for April 20-24, 2020:

Click HERE for the powerpoint on “Mechanical Engineering Challenge-PART 1”

 

Additional Fun Activities:

Please Click HERE to do the FUN STEM activities at home on our STEM web page under “STEM Projects of the Week”

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 Week of 4/13/20-2nd week of Mechanical Engineering

 

This Simple Machines Power Point is set up so that students can click the speaker button (or three dots) on the bottom of each screen to have the text read aloud. We learned the six simple machines during our Play Stem unit in January. Happy learning. 😊

*Please make sure you are ok with your child accessing the Simple Machines Song on the link to You Tube and watching the Simple Machines Video on Slide #4.

 

Kindergarten STEM Lesson Plan/Activities for April 13-17, 2020:

Click HERE for the powerpoint “Simple Machines Review”

 

Additional Fun Activities:

Please Click HERE to do the FUN STEM activities at home on our STEM web page under “STEM Projects of the Week”

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Week of 4/6/20-1st week of Mechanical Engineering

Please use the PowerPoints below to help your child(ren) learn what STEM stands for and what the steps are in our Engineering Design Process (EDP). I have made it so students can click on the dots to have each slide read aloud by me. Enjoy!

 

Kindergarten STEM Lesson Plan/Activities for April 6-9, 2020:

Click HERE for the powerpoint “Mechanical Engineering: What is STEM?”

Click HERE for the powerpoint “Mechanical Engineering: EDP”

 

Additional Fun Activities:

Please Click HERE to do the FUN STEM activities at home on our STEM web page under “STEM Projects

of the Week”

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