Can you believe we have been out of school for 3 week and engaged in distance learning for that long as well? I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that fact. I have to admit, I miss you all very much. I miss our book chats, check ins and just seeing your lovely faces. Today's challenge isn't a tough one, but an important one. I challenge you to reach out to one of your teachers or someone else from TMS, it could be a friend from your class via email to let them know you are thinking about them and miss them.
Good Morning Thompson Students and Families!
Today's challenge is one that is quickly becoming popular across CT and the nation. Kids and their families are taking to their driveways and sidewalks to spread positivity and cheer for their neighbors. I challenge you to do the same.
Check out this article published by WTNH on March 31 to learn more about the movement.
Feel free to email me a pic of your work once you finish. email@example.com
Today's challenge...Get out and play - away from others of course! Enjoy!
Good Morning Thompson students and families.
I don't know about you all but I have been getting bogged down by the news on the television in in my social media feeds. Consequently in order to combat the negativity I have been decreasing my tech time significantly. At night, I have been charging my phone in the kitchen, rather than my nightstand, and reading books rather than watching the news. Today's challenge is for you to do the same. After you finish your school work, I challenge you do stop your screen time for the day, grab a book or a board game or a puzzle and enjoy some downtime!
We are heading into week three of our distance learning adventure. I hope that you feel more confident heading into your classes and assignments today and have a better grasp on the tech and your teacher expectations surrounding them. Remember, just like if we were in regular school, your teachers want to help so if you have a question it is imperative to ask! Here is your challenge today.
Today, you will need to enlist the help of your parent or older sibling. Using their smart phone open the google chrome browser search one of the following animals:
You've made it to Friday and its a beautiful day at that! I hope you get the opportunity to get outside again today and enjoy some fresh air. If you can't then just enjoy today's reading from Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds located under the Read Aloud tab. I'm reading today's chapter beachside with a lovely view!
Today's challenge comes from Girls Who Code. You do not have to be a girl to participate in this challenge, but that is the name of the nonprofit that hosts these opportunities. Click here and try your best at the Stay Positive Binary Bracelets Activity. Enjoy!
It is a beautiful day outside. I am hoping you all get your school work done early and get outside to enjoy. Of course, this would require to still social distance, but that doesn't mean you can't hop on a bike or go for a walk in your neighbor hood or on the town trails. Just remember, if you see other people out, remain at least 6 feet away. That is your challenge today - Get Outside!
If you can't get outside, head on over to Carlsbad Caverns on a virtual tour thanks to the National Park Service. Either way. Enjoy your day!
Good morning Thompson students!
Yesterday was a bright and sunny day. Because of that I got to spend a good chunk of the afternoon outside playing and enjoying the weather. Today, is much chillier, cloudier and overall dreary. To combat that, I found a fun activity to challenge myself and enjoy my time indoors. I hope you enjoy it as well.
Jarret Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the Lunch Lady series, Hey, Kiddo and Jedi Academy is offering free live drawing lessons daily. I challenge you to watch his first episode and use his instruction to draw some of his famous characters. Feel free to email me your art at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be posting one of my masterpieces later today on here.
Hope you are all adjusting to your new normal and finding ways to bring your old normal back into play. For me in my house that means keeping our taco Tuesday tradition but adding a cooking class into the mix with my daughter. It also means finding small quiet moments and places to work in my house. I hope you are all finding those places as well so that you can get your school work done.
Go to our Teen Book Cloud and find a book that interests you. Then, begin reading! Feel free to email me and let me know what you found. email@example.com
Dear TMS Students and Families,
At this point we have been home and practicing social distancing for 1 week. For some of you, this may be challenging, but for others you may be enjoying this time. Moving forward, I will be posting an update each week day that you can engage in. Today's challenge is thanks to Peters Township Public Library in Pennsylvania. I challenge you to their Hogwarts Digital Escape Room.
Click here to make your escape attempt and feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org to share your results! I look forward to hearing from you all!
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