Belonging & Identity
How Do We Belong?

Today’s Activities

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How Do We Belong?

Do a Close Read of this article by S.E. Hinton, author of the book The Outsiders. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was 15 years old, and it was published when she was 19. 

This chart can help you do a close read.

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Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Choose one of the four that you think doesn’t belong with the others and justify your answer!

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Where Does It Belong?

Classify objects as living or nonliving.

Watch the videos and then do a scavenger hunt to find living and nonliving things!

Your goal is to be able to tell the difference between living and non-living things based on their characteristics. Chart the characteristics here.

Watch Animal Classifications for Kids, then use this worksheet to help learn about animal classification.

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Who Are You?

Create a digital identity collage.

  • Step One: Make a new Google Slide.
  • Step Two: Find a picture of yourself to place in the center of the slide.
  • Step Three: Add text to include your name on the slide.
  • Step Four: Search on the internet for images that represent your identity to add to your collage.

Consider your likes/dislikes, experiences, memories, personality, etc. Be creative and make it interesting!

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P.E. Choice Menu

Do these exercises alone or grab a family member to do your exercises with you. Start with the middle square and then make one other choice each day this week.

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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