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Volume 17

April 1, 2021

Learning Resource for Week 27 April 5-9

Message from Teacher Dave & Teacher Jessica:

Thank you for another amazing week. As the weather gets warmer, you may be spending more time outside. As a friendly reminder, please wear your masks, this is a great defense against the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Going to places such as parks, pea patches, as well as playfields are all great choices for outdoor activities. Below are some resources for parks in the Seattle area as well as some child-friendly hikes.

https://seattleolmsted.org/parks/

Below are some Learning Activities for the week.

Math / Science

Play What’s On the Tray? to build memory. Place objects on a tray or plate starting with around 4. These can be everyday items like a banana, comb, key, or rock. Show the objects to your child and let them look at them, and then cover the tray. Ask your child to name the objects. Tally the number of items your child guessed correctly!

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

 

Movement / Play

Outside/Inside workouts !

With your siblings, do 20 jumping jacks, 20 squats, and run in place for 1 minute. Below is a link for more ideas !

https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

Art / Writing

    • Make a Paper Plate Rainbow (idea from Modern Preschool):
      • Cut a paper plate in half.
      • Cut up small pieces of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple paper.
      • Sort the colored paper into different piles.
      • Start with red, glue an arch of red along the top of the paper plate.
      • Glue the other colors one by one below.
      • You can add a string to the top to hang the paper after it dries.
      • You can use construction paper instead of a paper plate or markers instead of colored paper pieces if that is easier!