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Choose 5 activities to complete each week. Please remember that Homelinks, Poetry Journals, and Read and Review are NOT optional. Poetry Journal’s MUST be turned in on Monday’s!! Initial each activity box that is completed and return in to school on June 3rd.




Write as many words as you can that end with “ake”

2 Poetry Journal 9 Poetry Journal 16 Poetry Journal 23 Poetry Journal

3 Read & Review 10 Read & Review 17 Read & Review 24 Read & Review

List as many things as you can that come in 2’s, then practice counting by 2’s

Make your own kite (see attached) or purchase a kite and fly it together as a family


6 Practice writing your first and last name neatly 13 Play Sight Word Zoo Uno (see attached)
Graph the change in your mom or dad’s purse or pocket. Identify each coin and tell its value.

7 Homelink 8*6 Collecting Data about Mail 14 Homelink 8*8 Exploring Coins

8 Write a poem about Spring 15
Make a list of 20 animals, then sort & classify them

Do something nice for a family member or a neighbor


Play tag, hide and seek, or catch with your entire family

Create a Kindergarten Memory Box
(see attached)

Go Green!
Talk about why going green is important and read about what you can do as a family. (see attached)

Homelink 8*11 Timing Yourself

Write a story about your favorite sea animal

Draw a picture of one thing you will do over the summer




Read 2 books to an adult in your family

Enjoy the day with your family

Homelink 8*14 Telling Number Stories Practice Writing numbers 1-100

29 Create a list of opposites

30 Poetry Journal Read & Review



Book It has ended, keep reading!

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Have ever wanted to build a kite? Well, here is a simple kite you can make your self!

A kite consists of these basic parts:
The The The The The The The The Spine. The up-and-down, or vertical stick that you build your kite around. Spar. The support stick(s), that are placed crossways or at a slant over the spine. Sometimes they are curved or bowed. Frame. The joined spine and spars, usually with a string connecting their ends, that form the shape of the kite and make a support for the cover. Cover. The paper, plastic, or cloth, that cover the frame to make a kite. Bridle. One or more strings attached to the spine or spars, which help control the kite in the air. Flying Line. The string running from the kites’ bridle, where you hold to fly the kite. Tail. A long strip of paper or plastic of ribbon that helps to balance the kite in flight. Not all kites need tails. Reel. The object you use to wind your flying line, to keep it form getting tangled or flying away.

Materials: butcher cord or thin garden twine scotch tape or glue 1 sheet of strong paper (102cm x 102cm) 2 strong, straight wooden sticks of bamboo or wooden doweling 90cm and 102cm markers, paint or crayons to decorate you kite.

1. Make a cross with the two sticks, with the shorter stick placed horizontally across the longer stick. Make sure that both sides of the cross piece is equal in width. 2. Tie the two sticks together with the string in such a way as to make sure that they are at right angles to each other. A good way to ensure that the joint is strong to put a dab of glue to stick it in place. 3. Cut a notch at each end of both sticks. Make it deep enough for the type of string you are using to fit in to. Cut a piece of string long enough to stretch all around the kite frame. Make a loop in the top notch and fasten it by wrapping the string around the stick. Stretch the string through the notch at one end of the cross-piece, and make another loop at the bottom. Stretch the string through the notch at one end of the loop at the bottom. Stretch the string through the notch at the other end of the cross-piece. Finish by wrapping the string a few times around the top of the stick and cutting off what you don't need. This string frame must be taut, but not so tight as to warp the sticks. 4. Lay the sail material flat and place the stick frame face down on top. Cut around it, leaving about 2-3cm for a margin. Fold these edges over the string frame and tape or glue it down so that the material is tight. 5. Cut a piece of string about 122 cm long. and tie one end to the loop at the other end of the string to the loop at the bottom. Tie another small loop in the string just above the intersection of the two cross pieces. This will be the kite's bridle, the string to which the flying line is attached. 6. Make a tail by tying a small ribbon roughly every 10cm along the length of string. Attach the tail to the loop at the bottom of the kite. 7. Decorate!
Tips: A properly located pivot point is generally located slightly ahead of the centre of gravity. Cut away from you! Spray can glue is really good for patching up paper kites. Stability is improved by the use of an effective bow and a flexible tail. Hold your kite up by the string when you are finished to see if it is balanced. You can balance it by putting more paper on one side. Kites are different each time you make one, so slight adjustments might need to be made for each kite.

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10 Easy Ways Kids Can Go Green
Kids can’t buy energy-saving appliances, wrap their water heater in an insulating blanket, or change the furnace filters. So how can they too be part of the efforts to “go green”? Even small children can take steps to save resources. Try incorporating some of the following ideas into your family’s lifestyle. Your children may well rise to the “green” challenge—and even pass off some Cub Scout or Activity Day requirements along the way. Light Up Replace your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones. The new bulbs cost a bit more, so changing all of lights in your house at once can be intimidating. But do change over, gradually. It’s worth it: the newer bulbs last four times longer than regular bulbs but use only a quarter of the energy. Let kids be part of the switch, both in buying them and putting them in the sockets (with parental supervision). Unplug Take note of items plugged in that aren’t being used right now, like a television, phone charger, or electronic game. If a plug is in a socket, it’s draining energy even if the appliance is off. Kids have a knack for noticing small things (and many outlets are closer to their eye level than adults’ anyway), so you can turn this one into a game: Who can find the most things to unplug every day? Obviously you’ll need some things to stay plugged in (the fridge, clocks, etc.), but you might be surprised at how many cords can be pulled out of the wall. Lights Off Remind kids that power is still being drained (and paid for) when they’ve left the room and the light is still on. Help kids make a habit of turning off lights as they walk through the house—even if they weren’t the one that turned them on in the first place. Close That Door A lot of energy is wasted through simple actions—or non-actions. Leaving an outside door open a crack lets cold air in during the winter that then has to be heated up again. In the summer, the reverse is true: hot air coming in must use additional energy to be cooled off. Similarly, warm air inside the fridge ends up using more energy to be cooled again. Kids can learn to close the fridge and freezer doors quickly, not spending time deciding what to eat or keeping the door open while they pour a glass of milk. Turn Off The Tap Using a bowl, catch water from the tap while the kids brush their teeth. They may be surprised how much water is literally going down the drain. Teach them to turn off the tap. This includes taking shorter showers and not filling the bath to the rim.

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Recycle If recycling is available in your area, participate as much as your family can. Even a preschooler can learn which can the banana peel goes into and which one is for the empty fruit-snacks box. Use It Up A generation ago, people made a point of making things last. Today, we’re such a disposable society that it’s easy to throw something away and buy another one without much thought. Encourage your children to take care of their belongings so they’ll last longer. This applies to all areas, from clothing (avoiding holes and other wear, not washing every item after each wear—which saves detergent, water, and power) to school supplies (buying backpacks every other year, making sure all the pages in a notebook are used before getting a new one). Donate When children have outgrown clothes, toys, and other items, sort through them with the child. When you explain that those less fortunate can benefit from their old stuff, children are often amazingly generous with their belongings. Recycling goods results in less clutter and less waste in landfills. Buy Used You’ll likely need to buy new items for your children (shoes, socks, etc), but try visiting thrift shops periodically as well. Some have a surprisingly good quality selection at low prices. You spend less money, and your children get to recycle. Take A Walk Children love to be helpers and see what they do as making a visible difference. Take them on a walk around your community, bringing along gloves and garbage sacks, then pick up trash as you go. Encourage kids to keep their world clean and to save resources. You may benefit financially, but “Going Green” is also a way of thinking we can all learn from as we take care of the home our Heavenly Father created for us.

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Kindergarten Memory Box
As the end of the school year is quickly approaching, lets work together to give your child something that he/she can keep to remember their Kindergarten experience. This home project is to start work on a memory box that your child can keep forever. I have been saving student projects and pictures throughout the year that will be assembled into a memory book that I would like the students to put into their memory box. I need your help in providing more special memories and in creating the capsule that will hold them. Here is your family's assignment... 1) Find a box with a lid that can hold at least a 12”x18” thick book. As a family decorate, the outside of the box. 2) Assist your child in filling out the 'Kindergarten Memories Survey' and place it into the box. 3) Contribute items to place into your child's memory box. (Some ideas are listed below to help get you started.) Sample Ideas... Sealed letters to your child from you, grandparents, siblings, or significant others in your child's life. A favorite project made during the Kindergarten school year. A small toy that indicates what was popular during this school year. Please do not go to any expense. Also, make sure your child understands that this toy is to remain in the box. Anything else that serves as a reminder of your child's year as a kindergartner. Be creative! Please join me in the celebration of your child's life as a kindergartner! I believe this project can be quite meaningful for your child and would appreciate your support and cooperation in making it successful.

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