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Dear Parents, 

In this time of unknown we are missing your children!  We are also doing our best to navigate these waters and to figure out how to best support you.  If you have any feedback or questions or even suggestions for upcoming virtual lessons don't hesitate to reply to this email.

And feel free to send little updates on your families.  Isolation is easier when we don't feel so far away.  

Stay healthy!

How Can We Connect Through Creativity??

Check out this Battle Rock video from several years ago to see some familiar faces and examples of creativity.  

What Can You Create Today?

Many of you may be turning to electronics to entertain yourself during this time of isolation.  While this serves as a distraction it is important to spend time getting exercise, creating and using your imagination.  Time on technology not only increases irritability, depression and anxiety, but also makes us feel lazy.  Encourage your kids to play outside and make scheduled time without technology.  Depending on habits, it may be challenging at first but your kids will grow in creativity and imagination the more time they spend away from it.  Check out this collection of creative ideas and make something today!

    Okuda San Miguel transforms neglected home into 'rainbow embassy' art center

    Click here for an article about how one artist took an abandoned house and created a colorful piece of art.  


    What can you make today?  Ideas include but are not limited to: 

    • a stop action movie 
    • family lip dub
    • music video
    • marionette puppet
    • puppet show video
    • scavenger hunt list 
    • science Experiment
    • a poem
    • a work of art

    Please share on the new Battle Rock Families Facebook Page.  This is a private page for families only.*  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

    *If you have not been connected with the family page please let Mrs. Moqui, Mrs. Tegan, Mrs. Sam or Mrs. Bayles know.  We will connect you ASAP so you can start engaging in this online community.


    • Watch this short video to learn more about Misty Copeland.
    • Try your hand at these dance moves.
    • Check out GoNoodle for more movement ideas!
    • LipDub's are more fun with dance moves!  See how this school created a lipdub.  Can you start planning one for Battle Rock??
    • Being a dancer requires balance and focus.  Try out this 15 minute Cosmic Yoga on trying your best!
    • Try choreographing your own dance moves to your favorite song!

    Have you heard?  Mo Willems, author of Knuffle Bunny is offering free online doodling and writing workshops everyday at 11am mountain time here. (When I tried to sign in at 11 however, the website was quite busy.)  They are archiving all episodes on Youtube. The picture above is linked to the first episode and you can find other episodes there.  Can you write a book to share on our family Facebook page?

    Recipe of the Day

    No Bake Cookies

    Cooking is an art that requires math and reading skills and the final project makes everyone happy!


    • 1/2 cup (113g) salted butter
      • 1 3/4 cups (350g) granulated sugar
      • 1/3 cup (32g) unsweetened cocoa powder
      • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk
      • 1 tsp vanilla extract
      • 2/3 cup (160g) creamy peanut butter
      • 3 cups (275g) quick oats (don't use old fashioned oats)

      Making the cookies:

        1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or set out approximately 29 cupcake liners.
        2. In a 2.5 to 3 quart medium saucepan combine butter, sugar, cocoa, and milk.
        3. Set over medium heat, and cook stirring frequently until it reaches a full boil.
        4. Allow mixture to boil 60 seconds without stirring.
        5. Remove from heat, immediately add in vanilla, peanut butter and quick oats.
        6. Stir mixture until well combined then, using a medium (2 Tbsp) cookie scoop or two spoons drop mixture onto lined baking sheets or into cupcake liners.
        7. Allow to rest at room temperature until set, about 20 - 30 minutes (to speed up setting refrigerate).
        8. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.

        Have a younger sibling?

        Preschool activities you can make at home

        Click on this image to find hands on activities you can make for your younger siblings using bottle caps.  We are finding that as children are spending more and more time on technology, they are coming to kindergarten with very weak fine motor ability.  Activities such as coloring, cutting and picking up small objects strengthens hand muscles and prepares children for school.  Here is a second link to math related activity using bottle caps.

        Color by number

        Books to Inspire Creativity

        • Mix it Up by HervĂ© Tullet
        • Blue Chicken by Deborah Freedman
        • Dog Loves Drawing by by Louise Yates
        • The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg
        • Wonder Bear by Tao Nyeu
        • The Imaginary Garden by Andrew Larsen
        • My Pen by by Christopher Myers
        • When a Line Bends...a Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Green
        • Chalk by Bill Thomson
        • Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

        Dear 3-6 Students,

        Mrs. Bayles is requesting that you sign into your google accounts and check your email.  She has invited you to a google classroom where you can find assignments.

        She has also set up Zearn and Khan academy lessons for 3-6. 

        Links to On-line Learning
        Reflex Math
        Lexia Core 5
        Splash Math (K-2)
        Reading A-Z (K-2)
        Khan Academy
        National Geographic Kids
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