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Volume 18

April 9, 2021

Learning Resource for Week Of: April 12th

Message from Teacher Christina:

We have moved to a new theme this week! We will be playing all things pets. This week we will be pretending pet store. Your child may pretend to be the cashier, the pet owner, or even the pet!

I hope you received the materials from Librarian Deborah this week! If you did not, please let me know and we find out where they are. Please remember that you can also check out Ebooks online. Click the link below to check out books!

https://www.spl.org/books-and-media/books-and-ebooks

Language / Literacy

Pet store vocabulary-I Have, Who Has: Learn pet store vocabulary with this fun game! One player starts saying “I have _,” filling in the vocabulary word on the icon side of the card. Then the player turns over the card and asks “Who has _?” filling in the name of the vocabulary word on the non-icon side of the card. This goes on until all the cards are played. Click on the link below to play!

https://portal.toolsofthemind.org/tools-at-home/prek/23/

Read, Have You Seen My Cat? by Eric Carle. A child searches for his cat, finding big cats of all types along the way.

https://video.link/w/DmHgc

Some people have fish as pets too! Listen to Pout Pout fish read by teacher Anna.

https://vimeo.com/447235544

Read Please, Puppy, Please by Spike Lee. A pair of children follow a troublesome puppy throughout the day…and end with snuggling. Click the link below to enjoy this book.

https://video.link/w/a2shc

Art / Writing

Write a Play Plan: Look at the picture below together and talk about some of the things that could happen in Pet Store. What do you notice? Oh, yes it looks like boy wants to hold the dog. The mice are chewing the food bag. 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.

Math / Science

Water cycle in a bag: Grab a Ziploc sandwich bag and a marker to draw a sun, cloud and water. Then fill a small measuring cup with 1/4 cup of water and pour it into the ziplock back seal it tightly. Use tape to hang the bag on the window and then watch it work. You will see the water warm in the sunlight and evaporate into vapor. As that vapor cools, it changes back into liquid {condensed} just like a cloud. And when enough water condenses, the air can’t hold it anymore and the water falls down in the form of precipitation.