Making Friends During Tough Times
Making Friends During Tough Times

Today’s Activities

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Engage

3rd Grade Memories.

Have a grownup ask you the following questions and write down your answers. Save this memory to look back on in a year.

How have things changed? How have things stayed the same? Listen to this story, Enemy Pie, and think about how we can make friends with someone even if we think they don’t like us. 

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Half?

What is one-half? Look at these images and decide if 1/2 is shaded. Share your thinking with someone at home.

When you are finished, have your at-home teacher check out this link for more information. 

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Explore

Summertime! Outside time playing with friends can also mean being bothered by a real enemy … mosquitoes! Explore ways to deal with these pests in this Mystery Science activity.

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Talk about it

This year you have been learning about your local community and government. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been talking about ways we can help our community to stay safe. What do you think? Watch this BrainPOP video with an adult at home and talk about this.

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Try It!

Making new friends can feel awkward, but it’s worth it! Watch this video from Kid President, then see if you can come up with your own list of special tips to make new friends.

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Field Day!

Field Day!

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