The Seasons: Spring
Ah-choo! Don't worry about that sneeze, it's just seasonal allergies. On March 19th, we actually left Winter behind and entered Spring! Today we'll be looking at what makes Spring unique through a few different poems, then exploring the science behind the changing of the seasons! By Stefani Sheffield, Sonora Elementary School.

Today’s Activities

Read It!

Take a look at this collection of poems about Spring.

  • Do you notice any similarities between the poems?
  • Use some paper and write your own poem about Spring in the style of one of these poems.
  • Can you write a haiku?
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Talking Math: Day 4

Use this worksheet to answer the questions below: 

  •  A serving of peas is about 9 pea pods. About how many peas are in a serving? (3.NBT.A.3)
  • Find pictures of other vegetables that come in groups?
  • Do they typically come in groups of odd or even numbers?

Find other places you see arrangements of 10 things around you. Draw a picture of them and show someone!

Green peas are transported from farms in bushels that usually weigh about 28 pounds. Find out more here about the weights of different vegetables by visiting this site

  • What problems can you make up and solve about vegetable weights?

Recommended book about counting: Count on Me by Miquel Tanco

Find somewhere around you that relates to the math you saw in the image.

  • Take a picture or shoot a video. Send it our way!
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Explore It!

Watch this video about how the Earth’s axial tilt makes the seasons!

Then, take a look at the famous Haystacks paintings by Claude Monet and think about how they are different from each other.

  • Answer the questions on these “Primary Sources.”
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Move It!

Time for some yoga! Follow along with this Cosmic Kids Video!

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Speech & Language

Focus on COMPARE and CONTRAST. How are SPRING and FALL similar and different? Draw your own venn diagram to help you describe the similarities and differences.

 

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