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A heartfelt message…


Come on…

let’s go! It may be time for some of you to get “out and about” again. Here are a few places you can visit…without leaving your home: 

Zoos & Aquariums:  You can explore the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta, animal cams at Houston Zoo, and the Georgia Aquarium.

Virtual Farm Tour:  Farm Food 360 offers 11 virtual tours from apple orchards to pig farms.

U.S. Space and Rocket Museum:  Take a trip to Huntsville, AL and see the Saturn 5 Rocket and the U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in this YouTube video tour.

Have fun! 🙂



Step into drawing

Do you enjoy drawing? Well, some of you may want to take this step…and then, hang out at the Art for Kids Hub website! 🙂

Welcome to Art for Kids Hub!

Here you’ll find all kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting, and origami for kids.

Art for Kids Hub



MobyMax from Home

The team at MobyMax has put together a handy guide for parents that details how kids can use MobyMax at home. It includes a description of the program, sign-in instructions, and suggestions for what students should work on.

I know some of you have spent significant time diving into learning opportunities on MobyMax. Others may just be getting started. Either way, here are a few more things to think about as you consider lessons and activities they offer.

We have already completed units that focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. So, lessons that emphasize these areas would be good for keeping math skills sharp. We have also been working hard to increase fact fluency. So, it will be really important to hit the facts hard so we don’t lose ground in this area.

We just wrapped up the first few lessons of the fractions unit. So, it may be fun to explore fractions lessons. We will be working with fractions with like denominators, mixed numbers with like denominators, and multiplying fractions and whole numbers. 

Click here for the Quick Guide to Using Moby from Home.


Step into STEAM!

Mrs. Totten shared an online learning opportunity that you may choose to step into…

Students “can finish up the energy lesson (it was the last one in our unit…we were soooo close to being done!) in Google Classroom.  The students know how to get to it through Clever and I posted directions on what to do to complete it…they may enjoy getting to do it on their own instead of in a group!”


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