Virtual Field Trips…

Check out these cool links!

San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo has a special kids section filled with videos, activities and games. Check it out here.

Yellowstone National Park: You don’t have to wait for a trip out to Yellowstone to check out Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, or Fort Yellowstone. You can take a virtual tour here.

Mars: Ever wanted to see Mars? Now you can explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover through a 360 digital view.

Zoos & Aquariums:  You can explore the San Diego ZooMonterey Bay Aquarium, the Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta, animal cams at Houston Zoo, and the Georgia Aquarium.

Virtual Farm Tour: Farm Food 360 offers 11 virtual tours from apple orchards to pig farms.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum: Take a trip to Huntsville, AL and see the Saturn 5 Rocket and the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in this YouTube video tour.

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips: Discovery Education offers a number of virtual field trips, like exploring the Tundra and polar bears, learning about robotics and manufacturing, or blast off to the Johnson Space Center.

The Louvre: Take a trip to Paris, France and see all The Louvre has to offer.

The Great Wall of China: Head to the Great Wall of China and take a tour of China’s most famous attraction.

Boston Children’s Museum: Take a virtual tour through Google Maps of the Boston Children’s Museum and explore all 3 floors!

Home Learning, Week 1…

Attached to this blog is a HOME LEARNING CHOICE BOARD HOME LEARNING week 1 for your child to use each day.  Our goal would be for your child to spend time learning every day and choose an activity from each column to complete.
Creating a daily routine will be important to promote positive health and learning.  I e-mailed out an option for a daily schedule earlier, but feel free to create a schedule that works for your family.
I hope to send a video to the kiddos each day through Class DOJO , parent email or the blog.
IMPORTANT PASSWORDS, ETC:
* Online learning can be accessed through CLEVER:

All of the websites that we utilize are stored on CLEVER.

  1. Visit:  https://georgetown.edublogs.org/
  2. Click on the CLEVER icon on the right hand side of the screen
  3. Click on “Clever Badge Log In”
  4. Scan your child’s badge once the camera opens.

* CLASS DOJO –  Use the class code I attached to an e-mail and click on your child’s name

* Scholastic News

–  Log into Clever:  Find SCHOLASTIC NEWS

–  Log in as a student

–  Class Password:  2nd grade

* EPIC

–  Look for an email from Epic this evening that grants access to thousands  of books……. FOR FREE- let me know if you don’t receive it!

I already miss my 2nd grade kiddos terribly!   Please email and share what is happening in their lives.  I am only an email away for any support you may need.  Children can also message me through Mobymax messenger :).

Have a great evening! Stay healthy!

Thanks,

Ms. Yankee

 

 

Kids Heart Challenge Update…

The Kids Heart Challenge is in full swing!  We hope you’re having a ball and feel as rewarded as we do helping fight heart disease and stroke. Keep up the great work, you’re making a HUGE difference!

Remember, more than 50% of kids are not getting the physical activity they need to be healthy. You’re helping to change that. We have a special incentive at our school.  If we can get 50% of our students registered and taking the healthy challenges, we will receive an additional $500 to purchase new PE equipment.  Help us reach our goal!  Get your student registered for Kids Heart Challenge today!

http://www2.heart.org/goto/georgetownhudsonville

Jump Rope for Heart Challenge…

Information about Kids Heart Challenge will be coming home with students this week.  Please note that this fundraiser is for the American Heart Association, it does also helps us get P.E. Equipment for GT.  The Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser is done ONLINE (see link below) and will be open from February 6 until February 28.

When your child joins Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) they will hear from kids with special hearts and raise funds to help those born with heart defects.  Students learn about taking care of their own heart through fun challenges and activities for physical, social and emotional health.

Get online and register your student today:

http://www2.heart.org/goto/georgetownhudsonville

Please note that thank-you prizes earned by students will be handed out when they come to P.E. class.  Some prizes need to be ordered when the fundraiser is over and will be delivered sometime in March.  Any money donated after Feb. 28 will not earn prizes.

Last Call for Candy Canes…

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The 5th grade annual candy cane sale is here! Don’t miss out! You can buy a tasty treat for only $1. The sale runs through Wednesday, Dec. 18th! Thank you in advance for your support!

Candy Cane Sales

The annual fifth grade candy cane sale is officially here! The annual candy cane sale has returned. Our fifth-grade classes will sell candy canes to help raise money for their end of year activities. This year the sale runs from Wednesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 18. The cost for each candy cane is $1.00 and they will be delivered on the day they are ordered. Thank you for your support! Happy holidays!

Math Learning Update…

We are extending our study of geometry and measurement by using a line plot to show data.   Today we measured the height of our classmates and tomorrow we will chart the results in a line plot.  In the next few days, we will be using many units of measurements including meters, inches, feet and yards.  Below find the most recent parent letter .

 

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