E2 After School Student Form

Fill out the form from the above link if you would like your child to stay at school from 11:30-3:00 in the E2 After School STEAM Program. You can email your completed form or questions to ohill@laca.org or send it in with your child.

The School Lunch Application needs to be filled out by all Par Excellence Academy families. This application is due by Thursday, Oct.15, 2020. You can email your completed form to ohill@laca.org. If you have questions or need a printed copy please contact Ms. Hill.

School Lunch Application

E2 After School STEAM Program

You can do the fun activities at home. Take pictures of anything you do and you can be showcased on the website quinnc@laca.org.



STEM K-6

Click the NASA logo for STEM fun. 


STEM K-3

Title: STEM Math Challenge  10/21/2020
STEM sometimes crosses into other subjects. Read and listen to the poem and try to figure out how many band-aids. Draw band-aids on the worksheet to figure out how many band-aids are mentioned in the poem. The first person to guess it in each class will get a prize. Click the first-aid kit for the worksheet. At home students email your answers at quinnc@laca.org and you will get a prize if your answer is correct.

STEM 4-6

Title: STEM Math Challenge  10/21/2020
How are band-aids made? Watch the video below and find out. 
STEM sometimes crosses into other subjects. Read and listen to the poem and try to figure out how many band-aids. Using a math problem and showing your work, tell me how many band-aids are in the poem. The first person to guess it in each class will get a prize. At home students email your math to quinnc@laca.org and you will get a prize. Good Luck!

 

STEM K-3


Title: Autumn Leaves 10/12/2020

Background:

Why do leaves change color in the Autumn? Most of the spectacular colors of autumn have actually been in the leaves all summer, however they were “covered up” by the dominant green of the chlorophyl. As weather cools, and shorter days settle in, the chlorophyll begins to break down, revealing new and varied color pigments.The brightest colors are seen when late summer is dry, and autumn has bright sunny days and cool nights.

Worksheets: Click on each leaf for a different worksheet:
            

Song:

Experiment to watch:

STEM 4-6

Title: Autumn Leaves 10/12/2020

Background:

Why do leaves change color in the Autumn? Most of the spectacular colors of autumn have actually been in the leaves all summer, however they were “covered up” by the dominant green of the chlorophyl. As weather cools, and shorter days settle in, the chlorophyll begins to break down, revealing new and varied color pigments.The brightest colors are seen when late summer is dry, and autumn has bright sunny days and cool nights.

Experiment to watch:


Activity:   

Work collaboratively to survey the class to answer the question, What’s your favorite leaf color in the fall? Use the attached chart to collect and graph the collected data. Collecting, organizing, and analyzing data are critical STEM skills that this activity practices. 



Date of Lesson: 9/30

Title: Lunar Phases

It is a common misconception that the phases of the moon are caused by the Earth’s shadow on the moon. The sun always illuminates one half of the moon (the moon does not produce its own light)- how much we see of that illuminated half depends on where the moon is in relation to the earth and sun. 

 
Work Sheet: 

Try this at home:

The Moon's phases are actually related to orbital motion, and there's a simple and fun observation that shows how they're connected. All you'll need is a Ping-Pong ball to simulate the Moon—actually, any small, white sphere would work. Then head outside about an hour before sunset, or around the time of a first-quarter Moon. Find the Moon in the southern part of the sky, then hold the ball up at arm's length right beside it.

You'll see that the ball shows exactly the same phase as the Moon. The Sun illuminates both the ball and the Moon from the same direction, and you see them as partly sunlit and partly in shadow, their bright and dark portions mimicking each other perfectly. If the weather stays clear, you can repeat this observation on the next several afternoons. Each day the Moon's orbital motion has carried it farther east, and the sunlit portion of its disk has grown larger. If you hold your ball up near the Moon, you'll see that its “phase” has thickened too.

STEM 4-6

Date of Lesson: 9/30

Title: Lunar Phases

It is a common misconception that the phases of the moon are caused by the Earth’s shadow on the moon. The sun always illuminates one half of the moon (the moon does not produce its own light)- how much we see of that illuminated half depends on where the moon is in relation to the earth and sun. 

 Complete  worksheet.

Try this at home:

The Moon's phases are actually related to orbital motion, and there's a simple and fun observation that shows how they're connected. All you'll need is a Ping-Pong ball to simulate the Moon—actually, any small, white sphere would work. Then head outside about an hour before sunset, or around the time of a first-quarter Moon. Find the Moon in the southern part of the sky, then hold the ball up at arm's length right beside it.

You'll see that the ball shows exactly the same phase as the Moon. The Sun illuminates both the ball and the Moon from the same direction, and you see them as partly sunlit and partly in shadow, their bright and dark portions mimicking each other perfectly. If the weather stays clear, you can repeat this observation on the next several afternoons. Each day the Moon's orbital motion has carried it farther east, and the sunlit portion of its disk has grown larger. If you hold your ball up near the Moon, you'll see that its “phase” has thickened too.


STEM K-6

Title: Parachutes/Drag

Gravity is a constant force that pulls objects towards the ground. Air resistance is a frictional force that is sometimes called drag. Airplanes are designed to reduce air resistance in order to increase speed and efficiency. Parachutes are designed to increase air resistance in order to slow a falling object.


Activity: Make a parachute

Materials:

Coffee filters
String
Scissors
Crayons
Tape (if necessary)
Small weight ( ex: washer, legos, crayon)

Directions:

  1. Decorate one side of the filter using crayons or markers.
  2. Once it’s finished, fold the coffee filter in half and cut 2 small slits, one on each end of the fold, about 1/4 inch (.6 cm) from the edge of the filter.
  3. Unfold the filter and fold it in half the other way, making 2 more small slits on this new fold.   You should have 4 holes, evenly spaced around the filter.
  4. Cut 4 pieces of string, 12 inches (30.5 cm) long each.   Tie one piece of string to each hole.
  5. Finally, attach the opposite ends of the strings to your small toy.  You can tie it or use a bit of clear tape.

Experiment:

  1. Drop the weighted object from a small height, observe the speed at which it falls.
  2. Attach the parachute, drop from the same height, observe the speed at which it falls.
  3. Compare and discuss.

STEM - K-3

Title: Triangle Architecture

Triangles are very strong shapes which makes them important when building strong and stable structures.

Design Squad video:


Triangle Architecture:

  1. Either pre-cut or have students cut strips of construction paper 1” x 6”
  2. Fold the strips in thirds to form a triangle, tape the end well.
  3. Start building with your paper blocks (see photo below)
  4. You can even test the structure’s strength by placing small objects (rulers for example) on top.

Fossils

Over 500 million years ago the area we now call Ohio was under a large sea. Over millions of years the sea went through periods of recession and flooding until it eventually receded permanently. That’s why common fossils found in Ohio today are trilobites, crinoid stems, shells, and fish or later Pleistocene (Ice Age) fossils such as mastodon bones. It’s common to hear students refer to all fossils as dinosaurs but...

No dinosaur bones have ever been found in Ohio!

None!

Ever!

Activity-
Press different objects into playdough and see how it makes the imprint of the object.


Simple Machines 
Can you find or make a simple machine.  Watch this youtube video for help.

  1. Wedge
  2. Screw
  3. Lever
  4. Pulley
  5. Inclined plane
  6. Wheel and axle

STEM - 4-6

Date of Lesson: 10/14

Title: Triangle Architecture


Why Triangles are a Strong Shape

When engineers build structures, they want to make sure that the structure can bear weight. In other words, they do not want the structure to fall down when a force is applied to it. For example, bridges must be able to hold up the materials that make the bridge, as well as all of the traffic travelling across it. One of the shapes that can bear weight very well is the triangle. But what makes triangles so good at this?

Let’s look at how a triangle transfers a force.

When a force (the load) is applied to one of the corners of a triangle, it is distributed down each side. The two sides of the triangle are squeezed. Another word for this squeezing is compression. The third side of the triangle is pulled, or stretched sideways. Another word for this stretching is tension. (see photo below)


Try to make.
Triangle Architecture:

  1. Either pre-cut or have students cut strips of construction paper 1” x 6”
  2. Fold the strips in thirds to form a triangle, tape the end well.
  3. Start building with your paper blocks (see photo below)
  4. You can even test the structure’s strength by placing small objects (rulers for example) on top.

Fossils

During the Cambrian Period, about 570 million years ago, the area we now call Ohio was under a large sea. Over millions of years the sea went through periods of recession and flooding until it eventually receded permanently. That’s why common fossils found in Ohio today are trilobites, crinoid stems, shells, and fish or later Pleistocene (Ice Age) fossils such as mastodon bones. It’s common to hear students refer to all fossils as dinosaurs but...

No dinosaur bones have ever been found in Ohio!

None!

Ever!

Fossil Dig Game

Make a simple machine with things you find in or around your house and write a couple sentences about it. . 

Simple machines make work easier. They have few or no moving parts and they work by changing the direction of a force or the amount of force needed to do something. They are:

  1. Wedge
  2. Screw
  3. Lever
  4. Pulley
  5. Inclined plane
  6. Wheel and axle



Math is Popping



Math Origami and Fraction Spinners:  Click the picture for fun math activities. 

Introduction: Baseball Math

How to Play:

Player 1 from Team 1 gets up to bat. Player 1 can choose a math problem from Base 1 (Easy), Base 2 (Medium), or Base 3 (Challenge). If player up to bat gets the answer correct, that player moves to the appropriate base on the baseball diamond diagram. If the answer is incorrect, it’s a strike for that team. Then, Player 1 from Team 2 continues the same manner. Continue in this matter until the end of a set timeframe, or certain amount of strikes. The team with the most runs wins the game.

Numberless Word Problems (K-2) 
Let's Play Snakes and Ladders   Snakes and Ladders Game

Directions For Classroom: Split the students into 2-6 teams. Next the teams can pick their color piece & choose what team goes first. Before the team roles the dice, they must solve a mental math problem before rolling the dice. If they get the problem right, they get to roll. Continue until we have a team reach 100 on the chutes n ladders game board.

Addition and Subtraction Flash Cards for grades 1-4 Math Flash Cards

https://wow.boomlearning.com/play/8bsofKRrARuLgvbSt/teacher

Addition & Subtraction Word Problems (1-2)↓

https://wow.boomlearning.com/play/mq29uzZKuwHCJnd6D/teacher

Multiplication and Division Flash Cards grades 3-6  
Math Flash Cards

Decide Multiplication & Division Cards (3-6)
https://wow.boomlearning.com/play/FLoLk7ufPk33nbj7L/teacher



Art 

If you need art supplies please contact ohill@laca.org with your child's name and grade.  They will be placed in the bins outside the building.

Kinder-6:

Make your own puppets and come up with a story that your puppets can act out. Color your puppets then glue them to popsicle sticks. Watch the puppet show to get some ideas. Click the puppet for your coloring page. Record your story and send it to quinnc@laca.org.
     

Kinder-4:

Circle Art:
Draw circles of all different sizes all over your paper and where there is a new line color with a different color. Materials needed markers, crayons, or colored pencils and a piece of paper.


5-6 Art:

Tile Art:
Color your tile with sharpies. We will then spray it with one spray of water and it will turn into tie dye tiles.

Kinder-6:

Make your own puzzle.  Draw a picture then cut out the puzzle pieces.  Then try to put your masterpiece back together.  Click on the smiley face of the dificulty of puzzle you would like to try. 
  Easy Puzzle     Medium Puzzle    Hard Puzzle 

Kinder-6:

Kindness Rainbow Paper chains
Write or draw different ways you can be kind. Then glue the two ends together. Make a rainbow and we hang the kindness rainbows all over the school.


Kindergarten:

Fall Watercolor Painting
Watercolor Paint
Paint Brushes
Paper

Art Making your Name
Make their name with pipe cleaners and fluff balls.
Material needed:
Pipe cleaners and fluff balls.


1st-3rd:

Fall Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Paint
Paint Brushes
Paper

Art Class Making Dinosaurs: 
Making dinosaurs out of Pipe cleaners.
Material needed:
Pipe cleaners and googly eyes.



4th-6th:

Fall Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Paint
Paint Brushes
Paper

Art Making Flowerpots for Herbology
4th grade through 6 painting flowerpots to go with Herbology class.
Material needed:
Flowerpots and paint.



Rainbow Reading Club: Kinder-3rd grade

Kinder Story time:

  


This can be used for your reading response.

Click the link for journal paper everyday.

A Good Night for Ghost

Monday October 26 Chapters 1-3

Tuesday October 27 Chapters 4-6

Wednesday October 28 Chapters 7-9

Thursday October 29 Chapters 10-11


Ghost Town at Sundown

Chapters 1-3 Monday
Chapters 4-5 Tuesday
Chapters 6-7 Wednesday
Chapters 8-10 Thursday


Chapters 1-2 Monday

Chapters 3-4 Tuesday

Chapters 5-7 Wednesday

Chapters 8-10 Thursday


Chapters 1-3 on Monday Oct.5,  Chapters 4-6 on Tuesday Oct.6, Chapters 7-8 Wednesday Oct. 7, Chapters 9-10 Oct. 8

Chapters 1-3 on Monday Sept. 28,  Chapters 4-6 on Tuesday Sept. 29, Chapters 7-8 Wednesday Sept. 30, Chapters 9-10 Oct. 1

Chapters1-3 on Monday, Sept. 21
  

Chapters 4-6 on Tuesday.  Sept. 22

Chapters 7-8 on Wednesday Sept. 23

Chapter 9-10  Thursday, Sept. 24

September 14-17


Tuesday, September 8th

Chapter 1
  Chapter 2  Chapter 3 

Wednesday, September 9th
Chapter 4
Chapter 5  Chapter 6

Thursday, September 10th

Chapter7  Chapter 8  Chapter 9

Chapter 10   

Rainbow Reading Club: 4th-6th Grade:

The One and Only Ivan:

Click on the book cover for discussion questions. 

Monday 10/26

Tuesday 10/27

Wednesday 10/28

Thursday 10/29


The Hidden Staircase

 10/21/2020 Wednesday Chapters 1& 2

10/22/2020 Thursday Chapters 3&4


The Secret of the Old Clock Nancy Drew

10/19/2020 Monday Chapters 17 &18

10/20/2020 Tuesday Chapters 19&20

10/12/2020 Monday Chapters 9&10

10/13/2020 Tuesday Chapters 11&12

10/14/2020 Wednesday Chapters 13&14
 
10/15/2020 Thursday Chapters 15&16


10/5/2020 Monday Chapters 1 and 2

10/6/2020 Tuesday Chapters 3 and 4

10/7/2020 Wednesday Chapters 5 and 6

10/8/2020 Thursday Chapters 7 and 8

9/28/2020 Monday “Runny Babbit Returns” Shel Silverstein 

9/29/2020 Tuesday “My Robot” Shel Silverstein.  Activity: Draw your own Robot

9/30/2020 Wednesday “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda” Shel Silverstein.  Activity: Write about something you Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Done.

10/1/2020 Thursday “The Worst” Shel Silverstein.  Activity: Write about your creature and draw a picture of what your creature would look like
.

Click the link for fun activities to complete for the poetry September 21-25

Monday 9/21                                                 Tuesday 9/22
“The Missing Piece”                                       "The Missing Piece meets Big "O"
By Shel Silverstein                                           By Shel Silverstein
 
Wednesday 9/23                                             Thursday 9/24
“The Runny Babbit”                                          Runny's Kind Keart
by Shel Silverstein                                       
    
Discussion for Runny Babbit

Click the link for fun activities to complete for the poetry September 8-17. 

Tuesday, September 8th                            Wednesday, September 9th              Thursday, September 10th
Shel Silverstein                                           Shel Silverstein                                    Shel Silverstein

Don't Bump the Glump                             “A Giraffe and A Half"                          "The Lion Who Shot Back"

    



Monday,  September 14 
“Who Wants A Cheap Rhinoceros”


Tuesday, September 15



Wednesday, September 16


Thursday, September 17


A.S.L. - All Grades

Watch the video and try to do some of the phrases with your friends. 

Watch the video on the ASL ABC's then use the worksheets to find the hidden phrase.

   
Don't forget to review all the other lessons. 






Kinder-3

4-6




Moving & Grooving -

Kinder:

 

1st - 3rd

4th-6th
 

All Grades