Rock Collection
Hi! I hope your day is going well. A rock collection is an easy thing to start. Today see if you can find a piece of quartz.

Today’s Activities

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Listen/Read

Check out the link and after reading the Earth Science Rocks and Minerals story and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (scroll down to Day 19), collect a rock.

In your journal, write about what magic your rock has. Is its magic endless? Are there only three magic wishes? How many adjectives can you come up with for your rock: smooth, shiny, etc. The challenge over 10 adjectives “Ding”, bonus 15 “Ding, Ding”, and 20 bullseyes! “Ding, Ding, Ding!”

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Mental Fluency

Addition within 20. What are all the combinations of numbers that add to 10? Play Cross Out.

Work with a family member and count together.

Work with a family member and count together using fingers.

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mystery Science

Check out this fun Mystery Science lesson then write three things that are incredible about volcanos.

Work with a family member and view the volcanoe videos. Discuss your favorite part of a volcano.

Work with a family member and thumbs up at your favorite parts of the volcanoe videos. Choose three things you really like about volcanoes.

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Rock Piles

Check out this video and information from our National Parks! Then collect 30 rocks and pile them high. Make a rock wall with your collected rocks. Imagine what it took to build the rock wall.

Locate and name several mountains in Yosemite.

Work with a family member and discuss several videos on the Yosemite Video. What do you like best the mountains, valleys, meadows, or waterfalls.

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draw/paint

Now that you have collected some rocks check out these art ideas. Pick one of the activities and make them your masterpiece!

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move and relax

Did you find enough rocks to build a wall? If you didn’t that’s ok. Try this: Kids Yoga With Corri. Breathe, move, and stretch it will make your body and mind happy!

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Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

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Occupational Therapy Activity

Work with a family member and sort rocks and explain how you sorted them.

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