Learning Resource for Week Of: March 1st
Message from Teacher Paige:
Hello families, I included more science activities for you to explore this week! Have fun exploring and observing with your families.
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Language / Literacy
Read Harold and The Purple Crayon: Listen along to Harold’s adventures with his purple crayon. You can pause the book as you read and predict what might happen next.
Read Too Many Mangoes:read this book all about sharing. Listen to this book and talk to your family about what you like to share with others.
Read I wish I had Duck Feet- This book will have you laughing until the end! After reading the book you can draw some funny picture of what you might look like with duck feet. Click on the link and use the password NH
Math / Science
Graph the weather: Graph the weather each day with your child. This week start by singing this song with your child to get them excited to graph the weather together.
The Weather Song (sung to tune “Clementine”)
What’s the weather? What’s the weather?
What’s the weather like today?
Tell us (child’s name) What’s the weather? What’s the weather like today?
Is it sunny? (hold hands above head in a circle) Is it cloudy? (cover eyes with hands)
Is it rainy out today? (flutter fingers downward) Is it snowy? (wrap arms around the body)
Is it windy? (“blow children over with a swoop of your arms) What’s the weather like today?
Add to your bar graph. Fill in a square to show the weather for today. Count how many sunny days you have had and how many rainy days. Have your child tell you which type of weather you have had the most of since you started your graph.
Start cooking with preschoolers: Preschoolers are curious and busy! Keep them interested and engaged with an at-home science activity that you can do right in the comfort of your kitchen. Here’s our recipe for STEM success!
- Boil one cup of red cabbage in two cups of water. Invite your child to watch as the water turns purple! Let the water cool and then drain into a clear container.
- Invite your child to pour a tablespoon of white vinegar into the water. What happens? Add more vinegar, little by little, and notice the change.
- Next, have your child measure a teaspoon of baking soda and stir it into the cabbage water. How does the water react? Keep adding more and see what happens!
Movement / Play
Play plan: Start today by saying let’s look at some of the things that could happen in a grocery store. What do you notice? Oh yes it looks like the baby is crying in line. What could the mom do? What should we pretend the problem is? Have them choose what role they would like to pretend and what they will do. Then your child can draw that plan in their journal. Support them to write what they will play today.