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Weekly Challenges - January

January Challenges

January 25-29

It's Cool 2 Be Kind Week at EO, and the theme this year is "Kindness Unites!" CLICK HERE for "The Great Kindness Challenge" checklist. See how many acts of kindness you can do this week!


January 18-22, 2021

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez, by Andrea Beaty

Second grader Sofia Valdez does as much as she can for her community. One day, after her grandpa takes a fall, she comes up with an idea. How did Sofia achieve her goal? What character traits enabled her to do that? Share your response with Mrs. Parenzin at or on this FLIPGRID.


Weekly Challenge Jan 11-15

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin, by Julia Finley Mosca

When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, the determined visual thinker did just that. Her unique mind allowed her to connect with animals in a special way, helping her invent groundbreaking improvements for farms around the globe! For this week’s challenge, you can respond to one of two questions: 1.) What makes you unique? OR 2.) What do you think this story has to do with equity and diversity? Share one of your responses with Mrs. Parenzin at or on this FLIPGRID.


Weekly Challenge Jan 4-8

This week’s challenge is based on our Sunday Story, Just Ask! What do you think makes a garden beautiful? It could be the many different plants, trees, flowers, and food that can grow in a garden. What would you want to grow if you had your own garden? Everyone’s garden would be different! Think about what makes each one of us unique. Draw a large plant, flower, or tree and fill in the leaves with things that make you unique. You could even try this online drawing tool for this activity! Share it with Mrs. Parenzin at or on this FLIPGRID.