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Art: Mrs Prainito

I realize that this is quite a different and difficult time for all of us and drawing is usually a good way of communicating and expressing how we feel. I would like for you to find a notebook or sketchbook and write and draw in it everyday, just draw or write whatever your feeling for the day. At some point, create a drawing that shows your emotions, save it or take a photo and send it to me.

For fun each day try the link below and Doodle with Mo.

 

Week one:

 

ps://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

 

Utilizing the Internet


Gallery websites have a wealth of information on them.Go to The Tate website and spend 5-10 minutes looking at what exhibitions are on. Choose an exhibition that looks interesting to you. Preferably in the back of your sketchbook or on paper, write about the exhibition you have discovered. The title of your piece of writing can be the name of the exhibition. Explain if it features one or more artists. Write what sort of work the artist(s) creates and if the exhibition is about all of the artists life or has a special focus. Explain why you chose this exhibition in particular. Google the artists name to see more of their work which will give you a deeper insight into the artist.  What else can you discover?

Google Arts & Culture

Go to the Google Arts & Culture website. Click on ‘Explore’ and then ‘Artists’. Spend 10 minutes exploring the different artists featured there. When you click on an artist you need to scroll down to see examples of their work. Choose an artist that you like the look of. Preferably in the back of your sketchbook or on paper, write about the artist you have chosen. Their name can be the title of your work. Describe what their work is like. (Is it a painting or sculpture or something else) Describe it in details and try to find out what media the artist uses e.g. oil paint or charcoal. Research further on the internet and see what you can find out.


 

Week Two:

Remember to keep drawing in your sketchbook!

Go to the Google Arts & Culture website. Click on ‘Explore’ and then ‘Art

Movements’. Spend 10 minutes exploring the different art movements. An art movement is a specific style of art that was used by a group of artists for a period of time. When you click on an art movement you need to scroll down to see examples of artworks made by artists who belong to the art movement.

Choose an art movement that you like the look of. Preferably in the back of your sketchbook or on paper, write about the art movement you have chosen. The name of the art movement can be the title of your work. Write a definition of what the movement is about. Describe the features of the work that belong to the movement. Name some artists that belong to the movement. Research further on the internet and see what you can find out.

 

 Week 3:

 

Photography

Closeup Photos

 

 

Close-Ups

(Feel free to use the image above as an example)Use your mobile phone or an iPad to take a selection of close-up photographs around your home or garden. Try getting very close to objects. Think about unusual angles and perspectives.  What different viewpoints do you get if you crawl around the room?  What great photographs could you take if you look inside objects, or lights or drawers?  How can you make every-day objects look different or unusual by taking close-up photographs or cropping photographs? Take at least 30 photographs and then select your best 9. Either use an App such as PicCollage which allows you to put your photographs in a grid.

1.                               Send your pics to me dprainito@solake.org I will try to post them.

Photographic Textures

  1. Use your mobile phone or an iPad to take a selection of photographs around your home or garden that have texture. Often when you get up close to wood, wicker, bark, carpet, clothing or other objects you can see the texture of their surface. Take at least 30 photographs and then select your 9 best photographs that have an

amazing texture. Either use an App such as PicCollage which allows you to put your photographs in a grid.

  1. Send them to me dprainito@solake.org

Photographic Diary

  1. Your art lesson today is going to be spread throughout the day as your task is to create a photographic diary. You can use a phone, iPad or camera to do this, but please think carefully about how you will present this. This diary will have no words because, as the saying goes ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’. You might want to focus on the environment around you. (Buildings, interiors, landscapes) Or your photographic diary might be all about the people in your day. Be as creative as you like.
  2. I want to see how you are all spending your days during this pandemic so again send me your

Technology

 

 

Activity

Week 1

·       Join our class section by going to this link and entering the section code (below): https://studio.code.org/join

·       1st Hour Section Code: LDKNWD Or go to this page: https://studio.code.org/sections/LDKNWD

·       5th Hour Section Code: XRDWPX Or go to this page: https://studio.code.org/sections/XRDWPX

·       Complete the challenge:

Minecraft: Hero’s Journey

Week 2

·       Complete the challenge:

Minecraft: Hour of Code Designer

Week 3

·       Complete the challenge: Flappy Code


Music:

Intro – Okay since we are all to stay at home during this time let’s make the most of it. I would like for students to start a music journal. This does not need to be anything formal it is for the students at this time.

 

Week #1 -

 

Do your regular stretches everyday if you can. (These are good for you!)

Click on the link below for some warm-ups. You can also do the warm-ups we have been doing in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvO7VvVMFSI&list=RDT-8gt1lWZFY&index=4

 

For starters you can take any or all of the pieces we were working on and sing along with them. Also, in a music journal. Write about what these songs mean to you.

 

Spiritual - Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name Heal the World

Respect Rise Up

 

Week #2 – Start with your stretches as well as warm-ups. List 3-5 songs that inspire you or raise up your spirits. They must have clean lyrics and be school appropriate. If you have access, make a list of the links for yourself. (We may share these at some point!) These songs should also be a part of your musical journal. In this journal list why, these songs are important or what they mean to you.

 

Also, ask those around you or if you are texting (because Mrs. Jaroma can’t take your cell phones since you are not in class) what songs inspire them. List these in your music journal as well.

 

Week #3 - Stretches and warm-ups. This warm-up is seems pretty fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIkIGmtN_1Q


 

Listen to some fun music and sing along. It can be from a Disney movie, music from musicals – the clip below is from the “Annie” soundtrack, Victorious Soundtrack or something that makes you want to sing out and get up and dance. Again, have lots of fun. If you have a sibling sing these songs with them. In your journal list what songs you like the best, how they make you feel or think and why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi9HcaU03lo&list=PLbVnOHlL_qveYCUg- o8L73rjLC6A9aOPv

 

Victorious Soundtrack

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-e7sVWYXFI

 

Resources - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has some great resources. Please look at this page and listen to the different pieces. There is some great information to read in there as well.

 

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Educational Resources (dso.org)

https://bit.ly/2UaO0hp

 

 

 

 

Foreign Language  Mandarin: Fang Laoshi

(More lesson plans will be upload to https://fanglaoshi.weebly.com/ after April 12th, 2020).

Week 1: Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 ~ Saturday, March 28th, 2020

For all students, pick one activity to do for each day, the other two days rest:

  1. Interview a family member, write it down in
  2. Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home, draw a picture of each room then record each dimension in Chinese numbers.
  3. Graph the types of birds that frequent your yard or windows. Check out these tips for identifying birds. Once you’ve tracked your birds, make a graph to show how many of each kind were in your backyard during a certain period of

  1. Learn how to use Online dictionary: http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php
  2. Online Mandarin activities: http://www.helloworld.com/languages.php/?language=Mandarin&translate=English

Week 2: Sunday, March 29th, 2020 ~ Saturday, April 4th, 2020

For all students, pick one activity to do for each day, the other two days rest:

  1. Be completely silent for 60 minut•es, then write about the experience in
  2. Build a “fable fort” out of blankets and chairs. Camp in it all day while you create stories to tell your family over
  3. Learn Morse Code and use it to communicate with your siblings through walls and
  4. Learn Chinese culture: http://elements.science.psu.edu/psu-pku/student- resources/resources-for-penn-state-students/chinese-culture-tradition-and-customs
  5. Online Mandarin enrichment lessons: http://www.loecsen.com/en/learn-chinese

Week 3: Sunday, April 5th, 2020 ~ Saturday, April 11th, 2020

For all students, pick one activity to do for each day, the other two days rest:

  1. Sit silently for 15 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, manmade v. naturally occurring, ).
  2. Stay up late and stargaze. Stretch out and watch the stars. If kids are curious about them, show them how to learn more
  3. Call a grandparent or older relative. Ask them to teach you the words to a song from their childhood
  4. Learn Chinese culture: https://www.livescience.com/28823-chinese-culture.html
  5. Fun games to learn Mandarin: http://www.digitaldialects.com/Chinese.htm

Spanish:

I miss all of my SL familia! All of my content is organized here, as it is also posted and accessible on my website. If you use my website as a basis for your Spanish-at-home activities, you may feel more at ease navigating a familiar website. There’s also the ability to contact me through my website. If you’d rather click through this page, feel free to email me when you complete activities. You know I will be SO proud of you as you exercise your brains. Miss you. Stay healthy. My class website: jprouty.weebly.com ~Señora Prouty~

 

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Week 1

If you can create a log-in on the senorwooly website, you can watch the videos & click the interactive games.

it.

 

To create your log-in online, follow the instructions in this link below:

Senor Wooley log-in

instructions

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on senorwooly.com

 

 

But, if you can't do that, you can still do the Spanish activities by clicking on the PDF link & printing

 

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Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on senorwooly.com

 

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

 

AdondeVas2

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on senorwooly.com

 

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

 

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Week 2

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on

senorwooly.com

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on senorwooly.com

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on

senorwooly.com

 

 

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

 

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OR click on the PDF

below, print & complete LasExcusas3

 

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Week 3

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on

senorwooly.com

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on senorwooly.com

Complete 3 or 4 “nuggets" on your student account on

senorwooly.com

 

 

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

 

OR click on the PDF below, print & complete

 

 

Puedo2

 

 

Puedo1

 

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Physical Education: 

Hi kids!  We are in a crazy time...but know that this too shall pass. Never in 20 years of teaching have I experienced anything similar to recent events. Only when 9/11 happened and the Twin Towers fell did I experience something so unique to our normal way of life. I have no doubt that all of you will remain healthy and persevere over the next few weeks. I ask you to please check on your family, in a safe manner, to make sure they are doing well and not in need of help. Call your grandparents and older family members, see if they have access to food and basic necessities. I know for myself; I am checking on my elderly parents each day to confirm they are remaining healthy and in good spirits. I look forward to seeing you all again soon!

 

I have created some kahoot health games for you to try. They are review for much of what we talked about earlier in the year in Health class. The last kahoot is a fun one I created thinking about the NBA and NFL players I watched when I was about your age! If you enjoy these kahoots, feel free to send me an email, dkennedy@solake.org, if you would like me to create more! Pick the topic, either health related or sports related, and I’ll make as many kahoot games as you would like.

 

To play, enter www.kahoot.it as it shows below. At that time, it will ask for a game pin. Enter the numbers as they are written on the left. Give it a second to load, and then see how many you get correct on each quiz! Stay healthy and give my best to your families.

 

www.kahoot.it

Game Pin:

0361299

Health Intro Questions

Week 1 Kahoot Quiz

0124026

General Drug Questions

Week 1 Kahoot Quiz

04465

Endocrine Gland Questions

Week 1 Kahoot Quiz

0188217

Digestive System Questions

Week 2 Kahoot Quiz

0503126

Bones and Muscles Questions

Week 2 Kahoot Quiz

0346791

Heart Questions

Week 3 Kahoot Quiz

0193763                 NBA and NFL Questions from my Era! Week 3 Kahoot Quiz

 

Resources:

Any students that are bored or run out of things to do, search around other activities that South Lake teachers have posted (even if you don’t have that teacher! You MAY learn something cool!) Feel free to browse Mrs. Prouty’s website as there are games and videos: jprouty.weebly.com