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    Have a great summer!


    Here is our Last day slide show

    Listen to this song, Never Give Up  "Don't Give Up on Me"



    April 13 - 17, 2020. What's Next . . .


    Math Keys

    Order of operations: key 1-3




    April 6 - 10, 2020 


    Friday, April 10


    video from ms. p.


    Google Classroom Assignments

    Science/Social Studies: Scholastic Article, Protect Our Planet and Comprehension Questions, Close Reading Questions.  If you have access to Google Classroom do this assignment through Google Classroom.  If you do not have access yet you can use these links and email to me or write your answers on notebook paper and save for me.  (PH8P200)


    If you do not have a laptop at home please request one now at this link. PLEASE MAKE YOUR REQUEST BY MONDAY APRIL 13TH.  


    Friday Field Trip:  See the cherry blossoms at the National Mall in Washington DC.


    I love this video.  What Spring Looks Like around the World. Check it out.  


    Thursday, April 9

    Newsela:  on Google Classroom or use this link .  





    Tuesday, April 7


    Link to District Lesson Videos (New)


    Science/Health: IXL Science-Body Systems: Circulation and Respiration


    Brain break: The one and only Cha Cha Slide


    Look for my weekly email today.


    Send me a piece of artwork if you would like it published on the website.  Thank you to the students who turned in Monday Journal yesterday.  I will be reading your work and getting it back to you today. 


    Monday, April 6 


    Ms. P video: Check in and Info. 


    Monday Journal: Please complete this assignment on Google Classroom.  If you do not have access to Google classroom you can email your entry to me amy.pleasant@shorelineschools.org or write it on a piece of notebook paper.

    Tell me about the things that your family is doing to entertain yourselves.  Are you doing anything new that you haven’t done before? What are you doing individually when you can choose?  If you are watching a lot of TV or playing video games what do you like to do or watch. What do you do when you get bored of those things?  Do you have any ideas of things that you would like to learn about or things you would like to learn?  

    Write in complete sentences and feel free to write anything you would like after you do your journal entry.  

    Thanks so much. I look forward to reading what you have written.


    Scavenger Hunts for Familes: KOMO 


    IXL Recommendations: Pre Algebra/Algebra Z-1, Z-2. Z-3. Z-4. Z-5

    We were introduced to Algebra back in September.  Here is some review that I recommend for all.  Here is Rob of Mathantics.  I used these in class sometimes because he always had good, clear instruction and great visuals.  If you are working with topics that have not been covered in class I would recommend his videos which cover most topics. 

    Math Antics Intro. Algebra 

    Math Antics Algebra (addition and subtraction)


    Guys, It's Spirit week . . . check out Mr. Miller's page.



    March 30-April 3   What's Next . . .

    If you don't check the site daily feel free to look through the previous days for ideas.  Let me know if you have any questions. 



    Friday, April 3, 2020 


    Field Trip Friday: The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.   (See yesterday's Scholastic article about the Aztecs.)  This looks like an incredible museum.  It covers over 20 acres and is full of ancient artifacts of the Mayans and Aztecs.  Check it out. 


    ms. p. Mindfulness/Drawing video with Tibetan Bowl.


    All the weekly district websites in one link. (Thank you Mr. Kleyn) New online lessons were released this morning. 


    Brain Break: Don't You Worry Bout a Thing by Tori Kelley with some really great artwork as well.  (originally written and performed by Stevie Wonder)


    Here is the same video from the movie Sing.  


    Calling all artists: Isn't the artwork above terrific.  I would like to post your artwork on the website so email me a jpg of your work.  amy.pleasant@shorelineschools.org


    Have a good Friday and a terrific weekend. 


    Thursday, April 2, 2020


    Scholastic Social Studies Day:  This year we have been studying Ancient Civilizations. Our cover story for this week's Scholastic News is about the ancient Aztec culture.  It's called Stolen Gold. To access you will need my code. (PH8P2QQ)

    Read the article and watch the What you Need to Know video. 

    There is an assignment on Google classroom which corresponds to this article. (Access through classlink.). Here are the questions if you do not have access to classlink. (Write in complete sentences. One paragraph each for question #1 and #3.) 

    1. Can you name three ways in which the Aztecs were ahead of their time.  

    2. Can you name 4 words that we have now whose roots are in the Aztec language?

    3. Where do they think the gold bar found in Mexico City came from?


    I found the greatest book on Nasa's Site.  Its called Earth at Night.  It's a book of photographs of the globe taken from space which includes times when electricity has gone out during hurricanes and holiday lights.  Just open up the PDF version and choose the minus sign to make it a bit smaller and then just scroll down.  Its beautiful and fascinating. 


    Brain Break:  "Can't Stop the Feeling" from "Trolls" by Justin Timberlake.  Ok, so you can't not dance to this one.  This is one for the whole family.  Have a dance break! 


    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Happy April Fools Day!

    Look for an important email this afternoon from me which will be full of up to date information. 

    I am still trying to reach 5 students. If you have not received any emails from me please let me know amy.pleasant@shorelineschools.org. Thank you!s


    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Good morning and info. video from ms. p.

    District has posted video lessons here. 

    Counselor Tom's Mindfulness activity.

    See Monday's info. for suggestions for the week. 

    Not quite done with Japan yet:  So, I found a documentary series about famous film director Miyazaki who I know many of you are fans of.  This episode takes place at Studio Ghibli studio during the making of Ponyo which was one of the last hand drawn features. (rather than digital) It is pretty amazing to see the work that goes into one film.  Episode 2: Drawing What's There.


    So, I like the idea of going around the world to look at customs, cultures and people.  I am thinking of featuring countries represented in the classroom.  My list that I can remember is Mexico, Guatemala, Somolia, Pakistan, Bosnia, Japan, Netherlands, Australia, United States) Am I forgetting any place?  Let me know. 


    From Mrs. Olson,

    Thank you to all of you who sent my mother-in-law Evie greeting cards the past two weeks. She called me today informing me that she has received 3-4 each day and how it has lifted her spirits.  She said, "I am getting cards  from people I didn't even know, even children." I told her a class of students might send to her and it looks like they are! Thank you to Amy Pleasant and her class for doing this.

    Awesome job Room 1. I'm so proud of you!!  


    Monday, March 30, 2020

    Good morning everyone.  Hope you had a good weekend.  It looks like its going to be a sunny day today.  Time to get outside.  So, to start your morning out, here is a link to Yoga with Adrienne.  She is one of the most popular Yoga instructors on youtube (6 million subscribers). I have used her yoga videos for over 4 years.  This one is yoga for teensSee how you like it. 

    If yoga is not for you here is a 20/20 challenge for kids workout by Nate Bower.  I like this one.  I do a 15 min. low impact workout every morning and I think I will try this one tomorrow. 

    Monday Journal (can be done anytime)

    For Monday Journal tell me about your days. Do you have any sort of things that you do on a regular basis? Have you learned any new skills. What is your favorite thing to do for relaxation? Do you have some favorite things you like to watch on TV? Is there something that you would like to learn how to do while you are at home?

    You may answer these questions or tell me more about your life at home. 
    Minimum of 2 paragraphs (5-6 sentences each) Think of a good first sentence that makes the reader want to keep reading. Turn in when you are finished. Thanks so much, ms. p.

    Choice of how to do: Assigned on Google classroom, if you don't have access to Google classroom then do it on your computer and email to amy.pleasant@shorelineschools.org or write on notebook paper and save it for me.  (If you do not have tech access yet please contact me and if you do not have paper let me know and I will get some to you.)

    IXL suggestions for the week: 6th grade Q-1, Q-2, Q-3. Word problems and estimation

    Typing Club is now available through Classlink

    Crash Course Kids has lots of good Science videos.



     Friday, March 27, 2020


    Field Trip Friday:  Today we are going to the first digital art museum and guess where it is?  Tokyo   teamLab Borderless


    Did you know there is a theory that the Earth actually has 2 moons.  It is a theory that is growing in popularity and the current moon exploration satellite will be trying to prove it.  Check it out here


    Did you also know that Nasa is working on sending astronauts back to the moon and looking further to Mars.  Going back to the moon


    I am also including Nasa's Space Place site.  It is full of lots of good ideas from art projects to experiments.  


    Parents, The district will be sending an email out as phase 2 of Home Learning begins next Monday.  I have have received confirmation from about a third of the class that they can successfully get to Classlink and have access to Google classroom.  If your student has not done so yet, please have them try to get on Classlink from home.  If you they do not remember their username or password have them contact Mr. Kleyn  at   frank.kleyn@shorelineschools.org

    Thanks so much.  I am checking email twice a day. Please feel free to reach out if you have a question.  Thanks so much for all you do.  I know our days are very different than what we are used to.  Best to you,  amy



    Thursday, March 26, 2020


    Hello from ms. p.: Here is an important video for everyone. 


    Today, I will be sending an email home with important information. 


    Here is the video: On the Bullet Train I was talking about in the video.  Look for any clues that might give you an idea of how to navigate your way if you do not read or speak the language. 


    Another incredible example of problem solving.  OKGo made a music video in 0 gravity. Someone had a vision and others came forward to do the math and science to make it happen.  Watch how they did it first and then the finished video is here.  Notice the dancer's faces.  There are moments where there faces definitely show that they are going between 0 and double gravity.  Imagine how their body might have felt. (a little disoriented, nausea, etc.) 


    So, do you remember our pajama, video, party day on the day before Winter Break. I've posted the pictures on our photos page.  What a fun day that was.


    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    The district has launched a home learning site here.  There are several helpful links and a plan for what is next. Webpage will be live at 9am. 




    So, I have been thinking about how so many of you have an interest in Japan so I wanted to higlight an important part of Japanese culture which is the art of Taiko drumming.  In my research I found out that there is a training center that student's just a bit older than you attend for 2 years on Sodo Island.  Here is more about that: Kodo Apprentice Center


    From the Sodo Island Festival: Spirit of Sodo


    Here is Seattle Kokan Taiko at the Cherry Blossom Festival. 



    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Good morning.  I hope everyone is well. I'll be starting to make phone calls today.  I'll leave a message if no one answers. Also, I will be on email from 3-4 this afternoon.  Look forward to saying "hi".

    As promised, I found just the right cat video.  This one is just fascinating to watch.  I love Domino set ups and the cat's participation is pretty cool. 

    Dominoes and Cats


    What would you like to do? Studio visit with ms. p.


    Monday, March 23,2020

     Service opportunity for Room 1: Mrs. Olsen, school secretary gave a call out on facebook for cards or notes for her 93 year old mother who is quarentined in a nursing home.  She cannot see loved ones and could really use a lift.  Email me for her address.  You guys just made some awesome cards for my sister when she was ill so this is right up your alley.  What a difference you made in one person's life.  Let's make someone's day a little brighter.  I'll work on mine today.  Thank you to those who have already contacted me.   

    Mindfulness Minutes by ms. p. (Just like we have been doing in class.). If you want to doodle during the song grab one of your index cards that I gave you to take home.  

    So, along the theme of chilling out her is a time lapse of a growing garden. It is just beautiful.  Enjoy.  Watch a Garden Grow  


    and . . . a children's choir in Uganda and in Los Angeles join their voices to sing "What a Wonderful World."  



    Friday, March 20, 2020 

    Good morning from ms. p. : Puppies and Kittens   


    So, here is a short 2 min. video with one litter of very cute puppies from week 1 to week 12. I'll post something tomorrow to give kittens equal time.  I know how many of you love your cats. 


    So, you know how I love a good animated short. To continue on our Egyptian memories I found a short funny take on an archaeologist and his camel. 


    Somewhere over the Rainbow by Chino Hills HS Chamber Choir, so pretty. 


    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Sunny Day Wish from ms. pleasant. 

     So, we learned so many fascinating things about Egypt.  I discovered that there is a white desert that looks very much like a set out of Star Wars. Check out the adventure tours and see what it looks like. The White Desert of Egypt


     So here is something called string bead art.  I love these process videos although I don't always have the patience to watch the whole process.  at min. 3:00 things start to happen that are really cool.  string bead art                                                                                                                            

    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    I'm starting to put photos on the photo page.  Today I posted pictures from our MLKjr assembly.  Many of our students in room 1 had parts to play.  

    Here is a virtual tour of Hawaii National Park on the Big Island, HI.  See the volcano up close. https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour

    Have a great day! 

    Quote of the day: "Be kind, be creative, be thankful, be happy, be you."

    MLKjr assembly


    Tuesday, March 17, 2020


    Here's a hello video from Ms. Pleasant.

    Here is the ultimate guide for online Museums.



    How to dance a jig: https://youtu.be/iHxGisr7a_I

    A Modern take on Britain's Got Talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOz_bNVY7OA

    A 3 year old whose pretty good: https://youtu.be/GseCQTB2zA8



    Monday, March 16, 2020


    Hello everyone. I'm so glad you made your way to the page.  Well, life is a bit different now.  I will be providing information, links and ideas to help you as you are at home.   It is offered as a means of support and assistence to families at this time.  Every family is different and is dealing with a variety of circumstances so feel free to use anything if it is helpful or not.  This is a time for families to be together, to take a pause from school.   

    JUST for FUN

    Penguins are having fun in the aquarium. 



    Here is an interview from Good Morning America on navigating this time at home with your children.  How to not go crazy. I think its a very balanced and practical approach. 

    Drawing every day: Graphic novel artist and illustrator, Jarrett J Krosoczka is providing drawing lessons free of charge on his youtube channel. Free Drawing Lessons

    Tate Kids in London has a great website with Tate Make at the bottom for creating your own artworkTate Kids

    Here is a website with authors reading their books and many other resources listed. Read, Wonder and Learn Kate MassnerRead, Wonder & Learn

    Generation Genius: Fun science videos Generation Genius

    Chef Michael Symon (from the Chew) doing daily fb live demonstrations cooking dinner from basic ingredients in the home.  Cooking

    Short intro. to Yoga by two teens.

    Yoga for kids and teens: the basic poses with an adult.

    There are lots of options on youtube, so find the one that you like.

    Kids Explain Mindfulness: This is similar to the things we have been talking about in the classroom.

    Intro. to breath work for kids: Again, similar to training begun in class.

    Aquarium, soothing music: In class, we did a Mindful 10 and students chose to doodle, close their eyes, have a soft gaze while they cleared their mind and listened to music.  We were doing this on a daily basis for 4 weeks.  Many students found it to be very helpful. 

    Josh Gad (Frozen) reads children's books daily. josh gad

    Broadway star Laura Benanti has done a call out for videos of high school musicals which have been canceled High school musicals and is putting them on you tube. Jennifer Garner has done the same thing for elementary kids. If you google #heyjenlookatme several will come up.  

    SNL comedian, Heidi Gardner has started a movement to make and send cards to people in nursing homes since no one is allowed to visit them now.  I will post a list of nearby nursing homes. I think this would be a terrific idea. cards for nursing home residents


    That's it for now.  I'll keep in touch.










    SNOW DAYS . . .


    Hey Kids, Buddy says "hi"!    Buddy says, "hi".

    So, day 2 of more snow!  Have you been looking for break from playing video games a bit too long or watching your favorite movie one more time.  Are you bored yet?  I have just the thing. . . school work you can do at home.  Yay!!!!  Nothing new, just a chance for you to get caught up on the already assigned work and some fun stuff too.   So, here's what I'm thinking.  You can access things through classlink or the regular link. 

    So, I cannot get the links to work from my site.  So, just go ahead and copy and paste the links into your browser or google with the title. IXL, Whoose Reading, 3 Breakfasts Kids Can Eat. 

    Classlink Portal


    IXL: Do your 60 minutes.  This week we are preparing to do our iReady Test when you get back so I want you to review the areas you need some to practice. (not the problems you can easily do, like mulitiplication facts with factors of 0, yes its been done) .  We all need practice with multi-step word problems so start at Q-2 for 30 min. and then pick what you would be most helpful for you to review. (scientific notation, decimals, fractions, algebraic equations) https://www.ixl.com/math/?partner=google&campaign=71590888&adGroup=11909213968&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5ua50OCD5wIVFcpkCh2LewccEAAY



    READING: You should have read three books by the end of January and will be turning in your reading log on the 31st.  You are also required to have taken a quiz and recorded your book on https://app.whooosreading.org/login. (also on classlink) Your username and password should be glued on the inside of your planner or you probably remember it. 


    I was going to show this video as we finish our Health unit on Healthy eating.  A lot of you told me you already cook so I thought this might give you some ideas. Its also a very simple video and may give you some ideas for our next School in School project. (Things we love about Science.)



    What’s Next . . .

    Room 1  Amy Pleasant


     Welcome to 2020!


    I hope you are all enjoying your time off and will be excited to return to school on Monday. (That went fast, didn’t it?)


    Some new things in this new year. From now on I will be sending the What’s Next home on Thursdays with the Ready For Success report attached. Parents, please sign and return on Friday. I’m hoping this will help students to be able to bring back the next day rather than have it sit over the weekend. This is an important way for parents to see how their students are doing. This week will have their recent Math topic test score and their vocabulary assessment. Report cards are coming up shortly.


    Multiplication facts If needed, practice on IXL over break. (Under Learning, grade 3 F-1-13) or use flash cards. whatever works : )


    Planner Check on Thursday. Parents are to initial at the bottom of the planner. I will also be checking the organization of their accordion folders or binders.


     SCHOOL IN SCHOOL PROJECTS: The students did a wonderful job presenting their projects. I was really pleased with their work and presentations.


    See you on Monday.


    PHOTO GALLERY: Our last day before break. It was quite a day: pajama day, pancake breakfast, school wide extra recess and Finish Friday.


    Finish Friday