Grades 4 / 5 Specials Week 2

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Set up a still life of different objects. Choose a theme or use random objects. What story could they tell?

  1. Draw your basic shapes.
  2. Look for where shapes overlap.
  3. Draw the object closest to you first, and overlap to add objects farther behind.
  4. Choose to add color in a realistic or imaginary way.

still lifePaul Cézanne 1839-1906

Still Life, Pears and Green Apples
Around 1873
Oil on canvas Learn about this painting here:


  1. Go to the following link to learn all about sound. You can click on each picture to learn more about each section:
  2. Then follow this link to view a video called “Cymatics.” It is a really awesome video that shows some ways sound can actually be seen!
    *If you scroll down the page, you can see some behind the scenes moments.
  3. Go to Chrome Music Lab and click on the sound waves section. Explore what high/low notes do to the sound waves.
    What do you notice about how the sound waves move when you play the lowest note? The highest note? One in the middle?
  4. Rhythm exploration:
    • Use a blank sheet of paper to write down these rhythms:
      • notes
    • Look around your home and find objects that fit those rhythms (ex: “apple” fits two eighth notes, “coffee table” fits four sixteenth notes)
    • Are there any objects that you would need to combine two or more rhythms to make them work? (Ex: what combination would fit “tissue box?”)
    • Try different combinations of the words you found to create rhythm patterns!




  1.  Un Trabalenguas/A Tonguetwister
    Can you say it…rápido? What does it mean?
    (Hint: planchar=to iron; plancha= iron)
    Pancha plancha con cuatro planchas.
    ¿Con cúantas planchas Pancha plancha?
    Directions: Print this file (if you have a printer). Read the sentences and color each flashcard showing a body part as indicated. If you can’t print the flashcards, use a separate sheet of paper to draw the body part then color. ¿Listos?
    HINT: Crayons have the name of their respective color written on the side in THREE languages: English, Spanish 😉 and French!
    La pierna es verde.
    Los ojos son amarillos.
    El dedo del pie es azul.
    La rodilla es color negro.
    Los dientes son color gris.
    El brazo es anaranjado.
    El dedo es café.
    La boca es color rosado.
    La mano es morada.
    El pelo es TU color favorito.
    El pie es morado.La nariz es roja.

You can also use the flashcards to play “Memory.”


Do a Destiny Discover search for an electronic poetry book (we have 23 in our collection!).  Read the book.  Pick your favorite poem and read it out loud and with expression (poetry slam style!) to someone else.

Take a few minutes to sit outside and use your senses to make observations.  Write a poem about what you observe.  Read it out loud and with expression (poetry slam style!) to someone else.

Create a “Spine Poem” by stacky books from around youspine poemr house so that the titles on the spines create a poem.