At-Home Activities: Into the Jungle - Special Equipment

Week 2, September 14-18, 2020


Workshop Class Activities:

  1. Craft – Decorate a First Aid Case

  2. Key Points – Preparing for the Jungle

  3. Collaborative – First Aid Red Light-Green Light

  4. Language Arts - Antonyms

  5. Math/Logic – Aztec Calendar

  6. Prepare for Adventure – Create First Aid Kits

  7. Big Activity – First Aid Hike

  8. Movement - Two-man Carry Relay


At-Home Academics

See a suggested weekly schedule


Materials

  • book: “Who Is Jane Goodall?”

  • Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to jungles

  • Adventure Book or lined paper

  • pencil

  • calendars - Printable calendars can be found here: https://www.vertex42.com/calendars/printable-calendars.html

  • a deck of cards

  • penny toss board (included)

  • penny

  • beans

  • green construction paper, cut into 5-10 leaves

  • first-aid kit items - Here’s an extensive list of items you may want: https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-kits/basics/art-20056673

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Reading

  • “Who Is Jane Goodall?”

  • Various fiction and non-fiction books that relate to jungles


Writing


Copywork

"He who plants a tree loves others beside himself." - English Proverb

"The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings." - Buddhist Sutra


Language arts lesson

Adjectives are words that describe nouns. For example, “The jungle is green.” Or “It’s a green jungle.” Green is the adjective used to describe the jungle.


Writing Activity

Write a paragraph or more about jungles or first aid. Use 5-15 adjectives. Can you do it? Here are some helps: Describe how it looks, sounds, feels, behaves, etc. Draw a picture that shows all of these descriptions. Now you may want to try to write the antonyms for each of the adjectives you used.


Journaling

Give your answers to these questions: What would life be like if rainforests covered the entire world? Would the weather be different? How would animals be different? How would your life be different?


Math


Math Concept

Events in people's lives are measured by time, so it is important that children understand the relationships between days, weeks, months, and years.


Math Project

Make a list of family events (such as holidays and birthdays) that happen every year. Place these on a calendar. What are some things that you do every month? Place these activities on a monthly calendar. What are some things that you do every week? Place these on a weekly schedule. If you like, you can plan or adapt your school schedule.


Math Concept

First aid is the help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available. Second aid is what you do after the sick or injured person is stabilized. This is when you Make sure they’re comfortable and have everything they need.


Ordinal numbers are a thing’s position in a series such as first, second, third, so on.


Math Project

Identify and name the first through twelfth months in the year, along with the number that represents each month. A song can help. As you sing the song, hold up the number of fingers to match the ordinal number of each month. What will you do for the 11th and 12th months? Here are some songs you can use: https://www.verywellfamily.com/teaching-months-of-the-year-2764895


Mental math

Lay out 20 playing cards on the table (leave out face cards or change them to equal 0, while aces equal 1). Remove sets of cards that add up to 10, ultimately trying to remove all the cards from the table. For example, you can collect 8 & 2 or 2, 3, and 5. For older students, you can use higher numbers and/or multiplication challenges.


Math games

Younger students: Use the attached Penny Toss board. Play with a friend. Throw a penny onto the board. Collect the number of beans that your penny landed on. Let your friend do the same. Now it’s your turn again. This time, after you take your beans, add the first beans to the second beans. How many do you have now? Continue in this way, each taking turns and adding up your beans after each turn. The first person to get to 50 (or another predetermined number) wins.

Older students: Instead of collecting beans, you will throw the penny twice to get two numbers. Multiply these two numbers together. On each subsequent turn, you will add your points so you know what your running total is.


Projects


Research and Report

What is a rainforest? Find 5-10 unique facts about rainforests. Write each fact on a construction paper leaf. Use the leaves to create a jungle tree or vine decoration that you can leave up over the next weeks as we’re learning about jungles.


Themed Fireworks Project

Put together a family first aid kit.


6-week project

Investigate, research, and observe the topic you chose last week. Research can include:

• reading books

• Internet searches

• interviews

• family discussions and activities

• field trips

• experiments

• surveys


The collected information can be gathered in many ways, including:

• print interesting things from the Internet

• jot things in a notebook

• collect brochures

• memorize things

• underline passages in a book and turn down a page corner

• take pictures

• make sketches

• copy and paste information into a word document


Work on your display.


Outings

Visit a nearby forest. In what ways is this forest like a rainforest? In what ways are they different? You may want to compare and contrast the two in a Venn diagram in your notebook.


Other Ideas

  • Color a world map with the different biomes: http://www.abcteach.com/Desert/images/map.htm

  • Plant a seed, pit, or greens from something you have eaten.

  • Take a first aid class.

  • The Mayan calendar looks very different from the calendar we use today. If you were to design a calendar, what would it look like? Draw your new calendar.

  • Design a better band-aid.

  • Different settings may require different first aid kits. For example, what would you include in a first aid kit that belongs: - in the kitchen - in the car - in your school backpack - on a hike

  • Decorate your bedroom like a jungle.

  • Make a jungle collage: http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Nature/forestcollage/forestcollage.html

  • Do the glitter germ experiment: https://www.childrensmuseum.org/blog/real-science-glitter-germs

  • Natives that live in the rainforests of Peru enjoy playing soccer. Play soccer!


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