• Last Week

    Week of April 27th to May 1st 2020


     Knock Knock.

    Who’s there?


    Turnip who?

    Turnip the music, it’s my favorite song!

    Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest?

    A: An investigator!

    Q: How did Benjamin Franklin feel when he discovered electricity?

    A: Shocked!

    Q: What did the stamp say to the envelope?

    A: Stick with me, and we will go places!

    Q: What’s another name for a clever duck?

    A: Wise quacker!



     Q: How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?

    A: Ten tickles

     Q: What are the strongest days of the week?

    A: Saturday and Sunday. Every other day is a weekday

    Q: What did one wall say to the other wall?
    A:  I’ll meet you at the corner!

    Q: How does Darth Vader like his toast?
    A: On the dark side.







  •  Previous Weeks

    Week of April 20 - 24, 2020

    I would love to have some new Jump Rope Rhymes to go withTeddy Bear Teddy Bear for the playground next year.

    Here are some of the Rhymes we have used this year...

    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around

    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground

    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch your nose 

    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch your toes

    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear look at the sky

    Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear wave good bye

    Could you help me?  You can work with others to come up with some ideas, and send me an email.



    Week of March 30 to April 3, 2020

      Monday, March 30

    Helping Others

     Tuesday, March 31

    Learning Targets

    Today I talk about Learning targets in a 6 minute video

    Wednesday, April 1

     Success with RO-SHAM-BO 

    Watch this video and have a great day!!

    Thursday, April 2

    I'm Stuck, Now What?

     Remember it is JUMP ROPE Challenge Day

    Friday, April 3

    The POWER of YET!!  

    Week of March 23 to March 27, 2020

    Monday, March 23 Helping Yourself 

    Tuesday, March 24 Good Morning AND Keep On Trying 

    Wednesday, March 25 A Picture From My Front Porch

    Thursday, March 26 Jump For The Brand

    Friday, March 27 Story-Listen Buddy



    Week of April 13 to 17 

      It's About the Climb

    The Power of YET -Sesame Street




  • Why Are We Doing School From Home?


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    I miss having students at the school, but I am glad that we are "Riding For The Brand" by keeping ourselves and others safe.  Over the next little while you will probably ask WHY can't I just go to school, or WHY do I have to stay away from big crowds.

    I want you to remember that we are doing school from home as a precaution to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, especially for the older people who live near to us.  We have to work as a team at this time to keep our family, friends and community healthy.

    Let's talk about the word precaution.  "Something done beforehand to avoid or prevent a danger or harm; something done to make sure everything goes well" is the definition at kids.wordsyth.net.  We use car seats and seat belts as a precaution when we ride in a car.  At school we walk on the right side of the hall, so others don't get hurt. We brush our teeth to prevent cavities. 

    When we pay attention to problems when they are small, we can keep them small.  Our Govenor has asked us to keep the coronavirus small by doing school at home.

    One of my favorite stories shows us why it is important to pay attention to the small things, and not allow them to get big.

    Join me as I read There is No Such Thing as a Dragon

    I would like to thank my son Jon, and my wife Lyn for helping me read this story.

    Things to think about:

    • What are the expressions on the faces of bread truck driver, the mailman and Mr. Bixbee?
    • Do you think it was hard for Billy's mom to ignore the dragon when she was trying to clean the house?
    • How do you think the Bixbee's got their house back home? 
    • Do you think the dragon liked big or small?

    You can write me an email with the answers to these questions, send it to me @ allan.whitmore@wasatch.edu