Thinkport Newsletter: The Days of May Activities

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Publication Date: May 4-10, 2016

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Celebrate the special days in May! Turn everyday learning into extraordinary learning with innovative multimedia and engaging activities to boost classroom participation.

Space Day Activities

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Space Day is May 6! Bring compelling STEM topics to your students with multimedia activities from NOVA. Explore everything from alien abductions and Pluto and dwarf planets, to solar space telescopes and a one-way trip to Mars. (Grades: Middle and High School)

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Astronomers Discover New Galaxy

Thinkport’s science module Translating Qualitative & Quantitative Details - A New Galaxy helps students learn how to read for and differentiate between qualitative and quantitative information. Students read an article about astronomers that discover an active galaxy, then determine the main idea, and perform a close reading and analysis of the text. (Grades 9-10)

Cyberchase: Heroic Adventure

Buzz and Delete, two robots from the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, must save their hometown from a series of catastrophes. Children join the zany robots on an interactive math adventure and use number sense, geometry, addition and pattern recognition skills to complete the heroic missions. (Ages 6-8) 

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    Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

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    Early Childhood at MPT

    May 6th is Child Care Provider Appreciation Day! Bring innovative PBS KIDS learning adventures to your childcare program and explore MSDE-approved online courses designed to boost professional knowledge that can immediately be applied in your program.   

    Mother's Day

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    All About Mom (May 8th is Mother's Day)

    Pop on over to PBS LearningMedia for an engaging collection of videos, resources and activities to honor Mothers everywhere. Access word searches, create cards, and learn about the history of Mother’s Day. (Grades K-12)

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    Make it a memorable Mother’s Day with cool crafts, fun activities, and yummy recipes from PBS Parents.  

    Be Kind to Animals Week

    Design a Dog House
    (May 1-7 is Be Kind to Animals Week)

    Set off on a multimedia math adventure! In this brain-boosting activity, children will learn about and explore measurement to successfully design a dog house for a “cutout” paper dog. (Ages 6-8)

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    Battle of the Pet Bands

    Join a cool cast of characters from the PBS KIDS program “Nature Cat” as they embark on a Battle of the Pet Bands! They practiced for weeks but a mishap occurs that sets them back. Access the video to see what happens. (Grades K-4)

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