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Volume 17

April 1, 2021

Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne
April 5 – 9 Vol. 17                          Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Hello Parents!  Happy Spring!

As we are getting more sunshine, we hope you and your children are safely spending more time outside. There are so many changes to notice in the spring. The trees are budding and blossoming and the birds are busy. One resource below describes shadow walks.  We hope you find the other two resource articles interesting and helpful as you remain at home with your children.   As always, we are here for you!

                                                        Resources:

  https://www.naeyc.org/our%20work/families/family-shadow-walk   https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/building-social-emotional-skills-at-home https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/fun-things-to-do-at-home/
Teacher Bea Email: meksavanhs@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)313-2646Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Suzanne Email: suzannep@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)398-9699

Art / Writing

Activities from Teacher Bea:  

SCISSOR SKILLS PRACTICE LION CRAFT

Scissor skills are an essential life skill, but learning and practicing them can be tricky! The best way to start is with plastic scissors and play dough, but once children can cut paper, then it’s time for some activities that help build these skills like this scissor skills practice lion craft.

Gather your materials. You will need three sheets of colored construction paper, glue, a crayon, scissors, and two googly eyes. Or you can draw the eyes.

Start by drawing a circle on a sheet of paper. Cut out.

Using that cutout circle draw two circles on the 2nd sheet of construction paper. It should look like a donut. Cut the large circle out and leave the circle drawn inside.

Cut the large circle out and leave the circle drawn inside.

Using your scissors make cuts from the edge of the circle to the line of the inner circle.

 

Glue on to the 3rd piece of paper.

Draw a face on the small circle. Add googly eyes or draw your own eyes.

Add to the center of the cut paper to create a Lion face.

Social Emotional

Activities from Teacher Lisa:    

Look at What I Can Do! (Social-Emotional)

Materials: White paper; large piece of paper; markers; crayons

Directions:

  1. Think of some skills your child can do on their own, such as washing their hands, putting on their coat or brushing their teeth. Talk with your child about the things they can do.
  2. Make observations about what you have seen them do. For example, “I saw you put on your shoes before we went outside.”
  3. On a large piece of paper, write the words “I Can…” As your child tells you what they can do, write them down.
  4. After writing down what your child can do, read their words back to them, showing appreciation for their strengths!
  5. Then, invite your child to draw pictures of the different things he can do. After drawing, they can tell you about what they drew. You can even label the pictures!
  6. Once your child is all finished and they are proud of their work, you could display it somewhere in the home for the family to see! J

Language / Literacy

Activities from Teacher Lisa:    

Hooray For Hat!  

https://vimeo.com/445377842

As you watch this read-aloud of “Hooray for Hat,” look out and listen for the letter H and the sound it makes! It may be hard to hear at first, but it’s there!

Movement / Play

Activities from Teacher Lisa:    

Sock Basketball    

This can also work as a matching activity! Have your child sort and match socks together after they’ve been cleaned. They can even learn to fold them together! After the socks are matched and rolled, your child can play some basketball by tossing the rolled socks back into the basket!

 

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne:  Math/Science

 

FLOUR PAINT RECIPE

YOU WILL NEED:

2 cups salt                         2 cups flour

2 cups hot water                Food coloring

In a large bowl, mix together the hot water and salt until as much of the salt dissolves as possible.

Stir in the flour and mix until completely blended.

Divide into containers and then add food coloring. Stir well. Now you are ready to paint!