Be a Genius
Join naturalists from Foothill Horizons for a virtual day at Outdoor School. Virtually climb through the rock caves and learn about erosion.

Today’s Activities

Read / Watch

  • Read this article about erosion and weathering then watch the video Virtual Outdoor School – Erosion (in science section). Write a short paragraph that explains the central idea of the article and explains the difference between weathering and erosion. Use at least three details from the article and the video to support your response.

* Watch BrainPOP Jr. Slow Land Change video

* Research erosion or weathering

* Get outdoors (online or physically – with permission). Take/draw pictures of real life examples of erosion and weathering. Write a caption (sentence) of each picture.

* Take/draw pictures describing the weather (cold, sunny, snow, rain, stormy, foggy, etc).

* Label each of your pictures.

Math Facts

Use a deck of playing cards, dominoes, flashcards to: Add, Subtract, Multiply or Divide the numbers on the cards

Use a deck of playing cards, dominoes, flashcards. Say, write, show items for the number that is displayed on the card/domino.

Virtual Outdoor Adventure

  • Watch this 6 minute Virtual Outdoor School – Erosion. From our naturalist friends at Foothill Horizons Outdoor School. Go outside in your yard and look for evidence that erosion may have changed the land in some way. Draw a diagram and write about the evidence your found for erosion in your yard.

Journaling - Ongoing

  • Continue…Journaling – Ongoing Keep a written journal, video log, or electronic journal of your daily activities, thoughts, and feelings during this time of “sheltering in place”. An event this size has not happened for about 100 years. Perhaps a student in the future may read your journal as a first-person account of the 2019-2020 Covid19 outbreak?

Write or sing a song that you created that describes how you are feeling being away from school and ‘sheltering in place’.

Write/say or draw 3 words that tell how you are feeling.

Use the sentence stem, ‘I feel __________’.

Get out and Move

  • With your parent’s permission, and practicing social distancing, get at least 60 minutes of moderate activity every day. Play in the sun, snow, or even rain. Continue with journal of daily activities.

Move your body.
Make up your own dance moves.
Take a selfie or video.

Move your body.
Make up your own dance moves

Everything will be alright

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Teaching Tips

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Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

Teaching at home

Engaged learners ask lots of questions. This time home together is a great opportunity to model that skill. While we are all home together with our families, many of us will find ourselves watching more movies or television that we normally do. Take this chance to engage with your student. Ask them why they chose what they are watching. What do they find appealing about it? Does it make them want to know more about something? If it is funny, try to have your student explain why it is funny and provide examples of other things that are funny in the same way.

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