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Education | At Home Learning - 4th - 5th Grade Week of November 16

Week of November 16

Monday, November 16

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Zora Neale Hurston / I am Charles Dickens” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

I Xavier and Yadina are eager to read a new comic Brad has written, but Brad isn't so sure he can share this particular story - it's very personal. What should he do? To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet an exceptional storyteller: Zora Neale Hurston. We meet Zora as she enjoys listening to the tall tales being told on the porch of her corner store, before launching into a few tales of her own. Listening to Zora tell her own personal stories, and watching her light up as she does, helps Brad to feel more comfortable with the idea of sharing his own story with his best friends. Because stories are best when you share them with others.

Yadina is left feeling bored on a rainy day after she's already played with ALL her toys - there's nothing left to have fun with. With no new toys to play with, there's only one thing left to do... To the Secret Museum! Our heroes are sent back in time to meet someone who was seldom bored: Charles Dickens. After a playdate with a young Charles, which involves zero toys but oodles of fun as they jump over "shark infested waters" and swim with a funny octopus named Fanny, Yadina realizes that she doesn't need anything new to play with, because her imagination can make everything more fun.

10:30am Sci Girls “Escuadron Especial / Space Squad” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Texas SciGirls Katya, Mariana, Angela and Eloyda are over the moon! Teaming up with NASA materials engineers, they create their own water bottle insulators, bringing space science to life on Earth.

Tuesday, November 17

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Nikola Tesla / I am Nellie Bly”

Xavier is upset thinking he won’t be able to bring the museum to his friend in Japan, but Nikola Tesla encourages him not to give up. Nellie Bly helps Yadina overcome her fear of the monkey bars.

10:30am Sci Girls “Atletas Maravillosos / Awesome Athletes” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

The SciGirls in San Diego go for the gold! Clarissa and her sporty pals get inspired by Olympic athletes. They team up with a sports medicine physician and create a fitness boot camp to promote community health.

Wednesday, November 18

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Confucius / I am Sacagawea”

Xavier and Yadina overcome a sibling spat with the help of Confucius. Sacagawea helps Xavier and Brad realize that just because Yadina is younger, she can do more than they think.

10:30am Sci Girls “Mejorando Procesos / Process Power” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Valeria and her friends take action in their Arizona community. These SciGirls partner with an industrial engineer to design a streamlined service plan for a food bank, and help high school students in need.

Thursday, November 19

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Maya Angelou / I am Frederick Douglass”

An argument between Xavier and Yadina ends badly, but Maya Angelou helps the siblings find a way to forgive each other Frederick Douglass helps Xavier when he becomes frustrated with his schoolwork.

10:30am Sci Girls “Asomeriosos Arboles / Terrific Trees” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

The majestic big trees of Puerto Rico catch the attention of the SciGirls in San Juan. Isabel, Gabriella and Karla explore the benefits that big trees bring to their ecosystems, comparing trees in the rain forest and the city.

Friday, November 20

10:00am Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum “I am Caesar Chavez / I am Dolores Heurta”

Caesar Chavez helps Xavier, Yadina and Brad find the inspiration to tackle a big mess in the playground. Dolores Huerta teaches Xavier, Yadina and Brad that it is important to speak up when they see someone in need.

10:30am Sci Girls Stories: Real Women, Real Jobs (Click here for Supplemental Materials)

Inspiring real-life stories for all ages featuring successful women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). These are the innovators, problem-solvers and dreamers who are passionate about their work, hobbies, families and helping to make the world a better place. They motivate girls to pursue all kinds of interests and career paths.