Thursday, 30 April 2020

Blogging From A to Z Challenge: Z is for Zoom

Well, we're here. It's the last day of April—and the final day for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. It really "zoomed" by, right? <heh>

As you probably know, my theme this year is 26 Super Fun Learning Activities You Can Do From Home. That's right, I conjured up 26 "educational" ideas to keep you busy while you're safe at home. So far, they've all been fun activities. Right? If you haven't been following along, check out the links to my past posts below.

I kicked off the challenge with Art for the letter A. Next up, B was for Baking. My sister and I did some chemistry for the letter "C," and I rounded off the first week with a family dance off. "E" was for exercise (which was way more fun than you think) and "F" was all about family. We got our hands dirty with some gardening,  celebrated Poetry Month and the letter "H" by writing haikus, and of course, "I" was for Invention. The week ended with juggling.

On the third Monday, I talked about knitting, learning a new language, and shared some fun math activities. For real! To showcase "N," I linked to a few nature activities and "O" was for Origami. (I made a shark!) To cap off that week, I shared my grandma's famous "play dough" recipe—and some ways you can create with it. Got any characters to share?

Of course, we didn't stop there! Last week started with quicksand, Tuesday we talked about reading, and Wednesday was all about science. On Thursday, I challenged you to make a COVID-19 Time Capsule with your family. How is that going? On Friday, I gave you another challenge—to build an umbrella! And we finished off the week with Virtual Field Trips.

Our final week of the challenge started Monday with—well, writing, of course! On Tuesday, we made music with xylophones and other instruments. And yesterday, I encouraged you to focus on YOU. How did you spend your day?

Ready for our final letter? Let's do this!

Z is for Zoom

Yesterday I shared that I'm missing a lot of people in my life these days—family, friends. Sure, I don't mind hanging out with my sister—she's actually a lot more fun than I thought—but there's nothing like skateboarding with Lightning, or going to the mall with Sophie.

And who knows how long it will be before we can do those things?

Mom says I need to stay strong—not just for Amelia, but for myself too. This isn't going to last forever, right?

But I do need some interaction, and so today, I'm going to talk about Zoom. Not as in car racing, though earlier this month, I shared some ideas on how to make soap box race cars. I mean the computer app that allows you to see your friends—even when you're apart.

I picked Zoom because it's a "Z" word, but you can use Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Gmail chat, and more. Just make sure that whatever app you choose, you have your parents check the security settings. You don't want random people showing up in your hangout with friends!

Tonight, I'm going to do a Zoom call with Lightning and Sophie. We're going to watch a movie at the same time—the new Disney movie, Onward!

Mom says we can use Zoom for all kinds of things. Like doing homework, taking part in an online class, playing a game, baking with Grandma, exercise, and much more. What will YOU Zoom about?

Well, this is it. The end of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. I hope you had fun following along with me this month. I'll be back Friday for my usual monthly posts, but until then...

Gotta jet!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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