“Leaf” it up to me!
"Leaf" it up to me!

Today’s Activities

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Haiku

Write a haiku about leaves. A haiku is a poem with three lines. The first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables, and the final line is five syllables. You might want to read some examples at the site: https://poets.org/glossary/haiku

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Scavenger Hunt!

Review the slides to learn more about different types of leaves. Then get outside and do a scavenger hunt!`

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Math

If you have access to a protractor, download the first worksheet for more practice measuring angles. For a challenge, download the second worksheet to practice working with integers on number lines.

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Create a leaf rubbing!

Make colorful crayon rubbings of different kinds of leaves to come up with a beautiful nature-inspired picture. 

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Get Moving!

Go for a walk today while you do your scavenger hunt! Spend at least 30 minutes walking today!

First, have your child do some warm-up stretches: 10-15 arm circles (front and backward), 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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