Watch & Read
From Pie Town to Snowflake, a place’s name can be a clue to its unique history or features. Read “What’s in a Name?” to explore how towns earn their names.
Be sure to view the slideshow. Can you find the cities on the map?
Use this adapted book to learn how some towns, including Twain Harte, got their names.
Challenge yourself to solve these math puzzles. Share one or more with someone else and explain your thinking.
Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems!
Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills!
Let’s take a virtual field trip to Foothill Horizons Outdoor School here in Tuolumne County! What do you know about the manzanita covering our foothills? After you watch this video, see if you can find any in your neighborhood. Practice your nature journaling by making a close up drawing of leaves, flowers, or berries. Compare the texture of the bark of a manzanita tree to the bark or another tree or shrub.
A Latitude/Longitude Puzzle – You can download the worksheets & print them or just copy onto a paper.
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Speech and Language
Focus on giving information: If you could change the name of the area you live in, what would you change it to? Discuss with someone in your home, the new name you would give your town and why you chose that name?
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Year in Review
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