Announcements 2019-2020 School Year

April 20, 2020

Earth Day Optional Activities-April 22, 2020

*Go on a Nature Walk

*Build a Birdhouse or Birdfeeder-use a box or milk container to design your own recycled birdhouse/birdfeeder.

*Nature Collage-make an art collage out of things found in nature.

April 6, 2020

Additional Optional Activities/Resources:

*Create a Puzzle–Find a picture in a magazine, advertisement, or newspaper. (Ask your parents for permission first.) Cut it apart into puzzle pieces. Try to put it together or give it to a family member.

*Coloring Pages–Draw your own picture that you can color yourself or give it to a brother/sister to color. You might also have a coloring book of your own or you may be able to find a picture to color online.

*SSR-Read a book outside or inside.

Links:

Storytime from Space–videos of astronauts reading STEM-themed books from the International Space Station.

http://storytimefromspace.com

Colorations–Educational and grade appropriate craft ideas to do at home.

http://colorations.com

March 30, 2020

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I really miss all of the students and being at school. I am inviting the students to an online Zoom meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:00 am. The link for the meeting was sent in an email. This is an optional meeting. If the students cannot attend, that is fine. I will have another Zoom meeting on Friday. I just wanted to check in with everyone and say hello. I thought the students might like to see one another, too. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Linda L. Lineman

March 28, 2020

Message from Mrs. Konyak & BBN.
Hello Students! Would you like to be a guest anchor on BBN? Now’s your chance! You can host a show right from your own home. Check out the intro video, instructions, and sign up procedure on my BBN Classroom. You will need parent permission to participate! All daily broadcasts will be posted on the BBN Classroom for you to watch each day. The code to join is texfgbg. THIS IS A VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY JUST FOR FUN 🙂

March 26, 2020

IS Library Encore- Online Learning with Mrs. Peters
Join the new Google Classroom (join code: 3orvgdu)

• Feature activity: Dog Man Digital Escape Room
• Weekly items posted under: Encore Choice Board Options – Library
• Additional activities for use anytime: Just for Fun
• Access to audio and e-books: Books, Books, Books

March 25, 2020

Additional Optional Activities/Resources:

*Journal Writing–Begin writing a journal. Write down your daily activities and thoughts each day. You can free write or come up with  questions to answer in your journal. Ideas-What makes you who you are? What makes you laugh? What is your favorite part of the day and why? What is your favorite part of the school day?

*Find a Word–Choose one of the words below and make a list of other words you using the letters from your chosen word. How many words can you make?

Video Games          Transformers          Goosebumps          Mathematics

*Outdoor Activities–Jump Rope, Walk/Run, Basketball, Soccer, Play Catch

*Xtra Math–Keep up with your math facts by continuing to practice each day. It only takes a few minutes.

**Speech Google Classroom Code: 2bxulhs

Link:

Math Games:

http://coolmath.com

 

March 23, 2020

Additional Optional Activities/Resources:

*Design an Amusement Park–Design your own amusement park and give it a name. Determine the number of rides to include in the park and draw a picture of each ride. Name the rides and arrange their location. Plan for food stands and create a menu for each stand. Set the hours of operation for the park and the cost of admission. You can even create a travel brochure for your park. Have fun! Additional fun activities for this to follow.

*Chalk Writing–Use chalk to write positive messages on sidewalks and or a driveway. “Think Happy.” “Choose Kind.” “Be Positive.” “Help a Friend or Neighbor.” This will inspire those out for a walk and put a smile on their faces.

*Rock Art–Find one or two flat rocks. Paint the rocks and write a positive message possibly including artwork or a design. Leave your rock in a place for someone to find or give it to a friend or neighbor.

*IXL–Focus on the Recommendations Tab to review skills and activities previously learned.

Link:

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites:
Sign up to receive a free newsletter each Sunday. The newsletter includes a variety of multi-media resources (crafts, video story times, coloring pages, etc.)

https://historicbethlehem.org/programs/free-sundays-at-home/

 

March 20, 2020

I hope everyone is doing well! Listed below are a few more resources for you to check out during this time. I will continue to update this page with new activities and links. Feel free to check back often. You are welcome to email me at any time.

Carmen San Diego Resources and Activities:

https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/?_ga=2.49503205.2137560216.1584458066-1881573476.1584458066#filters=.filter51

San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Math and reading games:

https://www.abcya.com/

 

March 18, 2020

Our reading teachers invite you to join their grade-specific Google Classrooms!
Feel free to visit classroom.google.com and enter the following code(s) to access some reading activities for each grade level.

Kindergarten Access Code: t63a3ji
Grade 1 Access Code: 2gkt3in
Grade 2 Access Code: 2b7txqx
Grade 3 Access Code: hmoylrf
Grade 4 Access Code: m3cmfoc
Grade 5 Access Code: m3cmfoc

March 17, 2020

Dear Fourth Grade Families,

I hope you are all safe and healthy. I miss seeing the smiling faces of the students each day and hope you are all doing well. During this mandated school closure, I have listed some activities and links in which you may find helpful to encourage active learning.

Spring will soon be upon us and with that an opportunity to go for a walk, explore/observe the trees/plants budding and flowers blooming. Play a board game or a game of cards, begin a puzzle, build with Legos, make a craft, cook or bake using a recipe are all activities in which you can spend time together and enrich learning.

Other activities include:

*Create a Picture Book— Include one to five sentences on each page. The illustrations should reflect the words written on each page. Include dialogue, if you can. Dedicate your book to someone special in your life. Have fun!

*Nature Walk—Measure the height of plants/flowers and keep a record of how the height has changed over time. Spring officially begins on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

*Choose a Book to Read Together—Set goals and make predictions. Draw a picture after each chapter/few chapters.

*Design an Art Gallery—Include your own original masterpieces. Maybe focus on a particular theme for your artwork. (Nature, Animals, Space, People, Sports, Buildings, etc.)

*My Travel Wish List—Choose one or two places you would like to visit one day in the United States. Research these places to find out more about them. (Ie. a particular state, landmark, national park, amusement park).
– Record facts about your chosen place.
– What points of interest would you see along the way? Which was your favorite place and why?
– Calculate the cost to travel to this place from BHIS if gasoline costs $2.50/gallon. Determine how many miles the place is from BHIS to make your calculations.
-For places more than 500 miles from BHIS: If you drove 500 miles a day, how many days would it take you to get there?

There are also some great ideas online. Some websites that will keep your child’s mind active are those we are already familiar with: Xtra Math, IXL, ST Math, and Readworks.

Here are some other resources I’ve been made aware of:

Study Jams (access to math and science videos):

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/index.htm

Scholastic (different activities will be posted each day): https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Mystery Science (grade level activities currently offered for free):

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

You will also find many other resources and links on the BHASD COVID-19 Learning Resources page.

I will continue to update and add activities throughout the school closure on my webpage under the Announcements tab. I hope you check it out. I really miss coming into school and seeing your children each day. If I can help you in any way, please feel free to email me at linlin@bhasd.org. I would enjoy hearing how you are doing. The students can email me as well; I will definitely respond. As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. Stay healthy!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Linda L. Lineman