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Volume 17

April 1, 2021

Learning Resource for Week Of: April 5th

Message from Teacher Negyat:

It is officially spring! This week’s activities are all about plants. Have fun singings, planting, and observing!

Click on the following link to find ways of staying healthy and active:  https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Helping-Kids-Stay-Active-During-COVID-19.aspx

Language / Literacy

Listen to Michelle Obama read Miss Maple’s Seed. This book is all about Nature and the wonder of a seed. As you listen to the book, pause and make predictions. How do you think seeds get carried around? How do seeds get buried in the soil? Click or copy and paste the link into your browser. Then scroll down the page to find the book “Miss Maple’s Seed”.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/read-along

 

Eating the Alphabet from A to Z: Here is a colorful book all about fruits and vegetables by the award-winning illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. From apricots and avocados to yams and zucchini, all kinds of delicious and healthy foods to explore.

https://video.link/w/G0lcc

 

 

Movement / Play

Sing this song about plant life cycle with your child. Click or copy and paste the link in your browser. https://vimeo.com/324644077

The gardener plants the seeds

The gardener plants the seeds

Hi, Ho, and Cheery-O

The gardener plants the seeds

 

The rain begins to fall

The rain begins to fall

Hi, Ho, and Cheery-O

The rain begins to fall

 

The plants begin to grow.

The plants begin to grow.

Hi, Ho, and Cheery-O

The plants begin to grow.

 

The flowers start to bloom.

The flowers start to bloom.

Hi, Ho, and Cheery-O

The flowers start to bloom.

The flowers smile at us

The flowers smile at us

Hi, Ho, and Cheery-O

The flowers smile at us!

Math / Science

Egg carton planter: Cut an egg carton in half. Help your child add potting soil to individual egg cups in the carton. Have your child use their finger to create a hole in the center of each cup. Place one seed in each hole. Cover with soil. Spray soil with water. Place on the tray and keep them in a warm light-filled location indoors until they begin to sprout. Remind your child to water the seeds everyday. The soil should stay very moist. Once the seeds have sprouted into small seedlings, you and your child can transfer them to a permanent location. Watch the video below of Teacher Christina planting seeds with her children. Ask me for the password if you don’t have it

https://vimeo.com/442419622

Identify plant parts you eat: Mealtime is an opportunity to think about the parts of plants you eat. Play a game with your child and have them guess if different vegetables come from the leaves, stems, flowers, roots or seeds of a plant. Think about how the vegetables look and what you know about different plant parts. What part of the plant do you think lettuce comes from? What about a carrot? What about celery? Have fun guessing and sharing your ideas!

Sorting: Cut out pictures of fruits and vegetables from grocery flyers or magazines. If you don’t have any you could draw fruits and vegetables. Then make a chart like the one below. Help your child sort fruits and vegetables into the correct column. This is an example of what it may look like when completed.