Collecting Stories: Part 1
Collecting Stories Part 1: Planning Your Interview

Today’s Activities

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Under the circumstances, this is a great opportunity to find out more about someone in your family, school, or community. Watch the following videos to find out what StoryCorps is and explore the question, “Why do stories matter? 

Preparing for a great interview requires having great questions and lots of practice. Here are some resources to help you plan and practice. First, choose a recording partner, second make a plan for interview day, and third identify great questions to ask. Here are some tools to help you with this:

You can use the StoryCorps app if you’re 13 years or older OR if you have the help of a parent.

Pick out 10 questions from this list and ask a family member. Write down their answers, and see how many things you learned that you did and didn’t know about them. Think about the same questions you’d ask yourself. Do you think other people would know those things about you?

Watch this video on BrainPOP about “Conducting an Interview”.  What kind of interview would you want to have? Would you want to be the one asking the questions, or being asked questions?


Area & Surface Area: Click on this link to access an activity in which you will plan your own tent. Once you have completed your design, make a model with materials that you can find at home and take a picture and upload the picture by Friday, April 24 using this link. We will post selected pictures to the ELO website next week. In order to upload your poster, you will need to be logged in using your school’s student google account.

Watch this video about area and perimeter.

Move & Freeze

Here’s a fun 4-minute activity to try when you need your next brain break and your body has to move!

First, have your child do some warm up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backwards), 15 jumping jacks, running in place for 30 seconds, 10 leg squats, 10 push ups and sit ups then go to GoNoodle and have your child pick a couple of PE/Dance videos. 

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