We are inspired by our Mount Vernon Community of students, families, and staff who are showing great resilience, determination, and creativity to stay connected with one another and to support student learning. Their efforts to continue to make Every Day Count during this unprecedented time are amazing! Teaching & Learning staff are excited to share resources and ideas for staying connected and supporting student learning. Students are likely to hear from their classmates, teachers, and school sites with ways to stay engaged. Maintaining our sense of community supports our social-emotional health and will help each of us to remain engaged in learning. We hope you engage with and enjoy the ideas we post on our Every Day Counts! student learning blog. Stay tuned--we plan to begin posting on Monday, March 23rd! Many of the resources we will be sharing are available to all students via the MV TECHSMART K-12 DIGITAL LITERACY site.
Friday, June 19, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
The Merrils Edu: Interactive Summer Learning Ideas
- A trip you take.
- Something you learn to make.
- Books you read.
- Movies you watch.
- And so much more. It is your journal. Add the things you want to remember.
- You could use a spiral notebook.
- You could staple pages together.
- You could go digital and create a blog or slide show.
- You could use WeVideo and create a video of all of your adventures.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
- How could you decorate your balloons?
- Try different sizes.
- What other shapes can you create with Origami?
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
- You can check out audio books, music, ebooks. (Many Spanish titles)
- You can access Tumble Books which is a great resource for children's books. (Many Spanish titles)
- You can learn a new language with Rosetta Stone.
- You can research a product with Consumer Reports
- You can learn about other countries with Culture Grams.
- You can read the Skagit Valley Herald or find archived articles.
- You can take online classes with Lynda.com
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Anyone for a card trick?
This is a game where you tell a friend you will be able to determine the exact card they select from a deck of cards.
Each card has a number value.*
Suppose your friend selects a 4 of Hearts!
Ask your friend to:
Double the card number 4 x 2 = 8
Add 3 8 + 3 = 11
Multiply by 5 11 x 5 = 55
Add 1 if the card is a Club
Add 2 if the card is a Heart 55 + 2 = 57
Add 3 if the card is a Spade
Add 4 if the card is a Diamond
Ask your friend for the number
Then you take the number and secretly subtract 15 from the total they give you. 57-15 = 42
Now you tell your friend that you know exactly what card they are holding.
The first digit is a 4 so the number on their card is a 4. Use the key above to see if the second digit tells whether the card is a Club, Heart, Spade or Diamond. Since it is a 2, the card is a heart. Your friend has the 4 of Hearts.
*Aces are 1, Jacks are 11, Queens are 12 and Kings are 13
Mary Ellen Huggins: Mount Vernon Schools Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
1.Find a sunny spot in a lawn or even on a sidewalk.
2.Put the stick in the ground. If it is a sidewalk, put the stick in the playdough
and use that to hold the stick upright on cement.
3. Throughout the day, place a rock, or mark with chalk for each hour indicating
where the shadow falls at that time. Depending on your time, you may have
to place rocks over a couple of days before your sundial is complete.
4. Now your sundial is ready to use. When you want to tell the time, just look
for the shadow. In the picture above, the stones are used to mark each hour
from 7am to 7pm. The picture was taken at 9:15 in the morning.
In the beginning, you may find it hard to be very precise. With a bit of practice,
you should be able to tell time to the nearest 15 minutes, and maybe even more
It's about 12:30 in this picture.
Use chalk and a ruler to draw in the shadow lines, instead of placing rocks on
You can print out a sundial.