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Volume 10

December 6, 2021

Teachers Lisa, Jieshan and Nuria
Week December 6-10 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource! We hope you will enjoy these activities and resource links. We are working hard to make sure the classrooms are set up and ready for our return to in-person classes. We have not yet heard back on a reopening date, but please trust that we are doing everything we can to make everything as safe as possible!

Useful Links:

https://publichealthinsider.com/2021/11/23/update-on-king-countys-vaccine-verification-policy/ this is an article updating us on the vaccine verification policy in Seattle and King County.

https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/?language=en Now that booster doses of the COVD-19 vaccines are available to everyone 18 and older, you can use this link to find a place nearby and get your booster to stay safeguarded against COVID-19.

Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Jieshan Email: jieshant@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)532-6929Teacher Nuria Email: nuriao@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)532-6927

Our four program-wide expectations are Be Compassionate, Be Curious, Be a Community and Be Courageous. This week we will focus on how children can Be Curious.

We are Curious when we:

  • Explore new ideas
  • Ask “I Wonder” questions
  • Imagine the possibilities
  • Test our ideas
  • Value the challenge

In this week’s learning resource, you’ll find an activity related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went!

Activities to Try at Home!

Language / Literacy

Be Curious:

Find your favorite book and read it with a friend or family member. As you finish reading the book, think of what could happen AFTER the end of the story! Be Curious as to what the characters would do after the story’s ending. For example, if you’re reading Hair Love, what would Zuri do with her Mom now that she’s home?

Social Emotional

Let’s Do This Instead

The idea behind this activity is that you are helping your child find healthy ways to cope with their big feelings. Instead of throwing rocks (the example in the activity), they could toss a bean bag or some socks. That way they are still getting that energy out while still staying safe.

Let’s Do This Instead

Primary Objectives
1b. Follows limits and expectations

Why it’s important
It is important to help children learn to regulate their own behavior. This involves teaching your child what else they can do when they first make an unacceptable choice.

Materials
None

What You Do
1. When your child is engaged in a behavior that is unacceptable, look for an opportunity to offer them an acceptable alternative. You can redirect your child by stopping the current behavior and then offering an acceptable choice.

2. Stop the unacceptable behavior immediately if it could harm your child or someone else. Use a steady, calm tone when you speak. Throwing rocks could hurt someone’s body.

3. Give your child an alternative, using expressions to make the acceptable choice sound appealing. Let’s throw these colored balls instead. Which on would you like to hold?

Art / Writing

Open, Shut. Open, Shut

All you need for this activity is some paper, crayons and scissors! Encourage your child to draw a couple of simple shapes, like a circle or square shape. They can even color it in if they want! After they’ve finished coloring, use child-safe scissors and cut out the shapes! If your child needs help with cutting, try this little rhyme:

“Open, Shut. Open, Shut. That’s the way we cut, cut, cut!”

Movement / Play

Bean Bag Rock!

Grab a small bean bag or a ball of socks and dance along! Ask me for the password!

https://vimeo.com/440790594

Bean Bag Rock - YouTube

Math / Science

Count the Cheerios!

Use Cheerio cereal or any kind of small snack for this game to help your child practice with counting! You can use pieces of paper and write a few different numbers on them, then your child can look at the number, and count out that many Cheerios. This picture here is just an example, you don’t have to draw circles with the number unless you really want to!