Explorers: New Continents, Pirate Gold and Wildflowers
Explorers: New Continents, Pirate Gold and Wildflowers. Explorers can discover many exciting and beautiful things. What will you discover today?

Today’s Activities

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Avast, yea, matey!

Read this article about one man’s search for pirate gold. When you are done, choose one of the writing prompts at the end of the article under “Continue the Learning Journey” and write a one-page journal entry or friendly letter.

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Brain Teasers!

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!

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Who discovered America?

Did the explorer Christopher Columbus really discover America? Watch this video to find out!

 

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May Day Wildflower Scientific Drawing

You can use this art lesson from Kelli O’Brien of Sonora Elementary School to capture some of the beautiful wildflowers blooming right now.

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