Below are some activities put together by our Specialists (Art, Music, PE, and FLES) for your child to complete during this at-home time.
WEEK 1 (March 16-20) WEEK 2 (March 23-27)
The word collage is from the French. It literally means “pasting” or “gluing.” The art of making collage is about gluing images and objects to a basic background. Create a collage that tells the viewer about your favorite things. You can look in magazines, newspapers, and junk mail. You can cut things out or even tear. A glue stick is perfect for making everything stay in place!
Remember – artists are resourceful and problem solvers, have fun!
Optional: Share a picture of your collage with Mrs. Kim by having a parent attach a photo of your collage and send an email to Mrs. Kim – firstname.lastname@example.org
- MARBLE MACHINE
Watch the video of the marble machine! Video Link
- List the instrument sounds you could see and hear on the machine.
- What was your favorite part of the song? Why?
- If you could give the marble machine another name, what would it be?
- SOUND MACHINE
- Can you make your own sound machine in your home?
Students are in the middle of their dance unit. They will be learning how to keep a rhythm. This is at the end of our dance unit. The following are some dances for the students to follow along with. Students should be doing the following.
- Demonstrate moving to a rhythm
- Correctly perform dance steps to the rhythm of the song
- Memorize the correct dance steps for each dance
- Be able to identify the 8 count sequence for the songs that have them.
Cotton Eye Joe’s: Choose your challenge: There are three different ways that a student can perform this dance. Based on how confident the student feels will they can choose which person in the video to follow. The cotton eye Joe is an 8 count sequence. 8 counts means 8 steps to each movement. video
Cotton Eyed Joe steps:
The steps are as follows:
1-2: Right Foot Front toe taps
3-4: Right Foot Heel Taps (2)
5: Right side step
6: Right foot to left hand across front of body
7: Right foot touches ground
8: Right foot to left hand across back of body
9-12: 3 grape vine steps to right and CLAP
13-17: 3 grape vine steps to left (students may add a spin if they want)
CHA CHA Slide (the song tells you what to do)- dance steps we might not know: Video The steps are as follows:
- Turn it Out: Four wall dance, which means turn counter clockwise. (we will face a different wall)
- Reverse: jump in a 180 direction facing the opposite direction and switch back to original wall.
- Charlie Brown- right foot forward and left foot back, in a continuous rocking motion.
- Criss Cross: Jump both feet out, jump and cross right over left, jump both feet out, and jump both feet together.
- Hands on your knees: place hands on knees, crossing arms to touch opposite knee
Cupid Shuffle- Video
The steps are as follows:
1-4: step to the right *attitude slides
5-8: step to the left *attitude slides
9-12: Alternating kicks right, left, right, left
13-20: (Walk it by yourself) – walk a few steps and then turn ¼ wall counterclockwise
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Dance Video
Activity 1* (If you need to review the basic colors, go to K/1 and review those colors fir
st.Make a rainbow, putting the colors in order and writing the color word in Spanish as follows.
Activity 2. Find things in your house that are the following colors: anaranjado/orange, gris/grey, negro/black, blanco/white and rosado/pink. Make a label by writing the name of the color in Spanish on a piece of paper, as below, (with that color crayon if you have one) and tape or place the label on the object.
Memory game with colors. (To see pictures samples, click on links for K/1 activities.)
Step 1: Take 10 pieces of paper (cards) that are the same size (and ideally which you cannot see through). On each paper, write the name of a color in Spanish (Start with the 5 colors on k/1 page and add these: negro, gris, blanco, rosado, anaranjado) and next to it make a big circle in that same color. Leave room to cut the card in half.
Step 2: Cut the color word and the circle apart. You should have 20 cards in total including 10 color words in Spanish and 10 colored circles.
Step 3: Mix up all the cards, turn the cards over and lay them out in rows. Turn over two random cards.
Step 4: If you have a match, remove those two cards from the set of cards. You “won” those cards. If they are not a match, turn them back over and try to remember where they are. Repeat, picking up two different cards until you can find all the matches. You can play this game by yourself or with a partner.
Activity #3 complete the sentence with the appropriate color word:
- Apples are usually either ________________ or __________________.
- Oranges are _______________________
- Grapes are ________________ or ___________________.
- Lettuce is usually ____________________
- Bananas are either _______________ or __________________