CORE CONNECTIONS for Extended Learning…
LANGUAGE ARTS: Madelyn Davis was one of the writers on the phenomenal comedy series “I Love Lucy” and she wrote a book about her work called: Laughing with Lucy. For a woman in the mid-20th century to have such significant writing work and to maintain a home in Marion, IN was quite an accomplishment! Which types of comedy make you laugh the most: slapstick, farce or spoof? Can you think of a funny moment in your own life that could be written in script form?
SOCIAL STUDIES: Frances Slocum was kidnapped at the age of 5 years, and raised by a Native American tribe. Read the information aloud, and discuss how it might have felt to be separated from your family. How does culture affect us as we grow up?
SCIENCE: The wave pool at Splash House water park in Marion can help us learn about the energy of wave motion while having a blast! Check out this information on waves and the way these pools work. Can you create a small wave in your classroom or at home?
MATHEMATICS: Make a garden using cross-lined paper (1”x1”). The scale for your garden will be: 1 inch square = 1 square foot. Make a key that shows your favorite flowers and see how you think it might be best arranged. If you plant a 6’ x 8’ garden, how many plants can you raise if they each need 3 square feet to grow?