Volume 19

May 10, 2021

Teacher Tina                                                           5/10 to 5/14

Here are our emails:

Teacher Tina: Christinaw@nhwa.org

Email me anytime if you have any questions.

Spring is here

So quickly April is over and as we say in our video calls goodbye April Hello May.

I hope with the nice weather outside that everyone is able to get outdoors

Hi everyone

We wanted to tell you we are starting a new theme. We started it last week it is the GROCERY THEME. This will include talk about trips to the grocery store. We will read books about grocery stores, songs and fun pretend play. When you have time talk with your child about the grocery store and what things they might notice In the store. Talk about different roles you could pretend to play in the grocery store. Like Cashier, customer, stocker who stocked the shelves, there could be a flower shop, a Starbucks, also a store manager. Try and have fun with it.

Remember to join onto the tools portal so that your child can engage

In the online learning activities on the portal. There are a variety of

Learning activities and theme related books for your children can

Interact with and enjoy.

Resources- Check out the Tools of the portal website.

Click the link below

https://vc.toolsathome.org/wonderful-owl-9184

We are on week 10 in the child center

Your child can explore and learn online and interact in some additional learning activities. I emailed you the password.  

 GROCERY THEME

In our classroom we set up things like this with role cards so the kids can do pretend play and act out a role. Kids love to be the cashier and it also helps with their math skills by counting and sorting. Encourage you children to make a shopping list they can have you help them write or draw pictures of the food.

This week our pretend play is the cashier and we were practicing scanning items as we are the cashier. Next we will pretend to bag up the items. When we scan each item we say beep, beep.

Fun at the ocean

TEACHER TINA

I appreciate you joining our video calls and each week. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work.

Reminder:

Video calls are: 10am ,1130am, 1pm     Mon thru Thurs

Art / Writing

Cutting lines

Kids love cutting with scissors and it really supports their fine motor skills. Encourage your child to draw some lines on a piece of paper. Have them start with straight lines and then if they want to add zigzag lines that is ok too. You can also help your child by drawing the lines for them and then encourage your child to hold the scissors the correct way and practice cutting on the lines.

Language / Literacy

As you read books with your children. Asking them open ended questions and encourage them to tell you what the story was about. Ask them to see if they can tell you some details from the story.

Encourage your child to find and read books about families.

Click links below

 

*This is a video link of teacher Tina reading the story Mommy and me.

https://vimeo.com/533626931

 

https://storylineonline.net/books/harry-the-dirty-dog

Stellaluna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy5JUm8C8UM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTVnATGu5d0

Here is two books about taking a trip to the grocery store.

Enjoy and ask your child questions about what they see.

 

Math / Science

Outdoor fun

Water play

*Add a small amount of soap

Another thing you can do is use a straw into the mixture and blow into it and make your own bubbles.

Making collections of items that you find outside and then sorting the items.

With this activity a follow up is to then glue the nature items on the paper.

Math / Science

Encourage your child to count how many items that they have and will pretend to sell. Encourage them to count and write down a list of items with numbers.

You can first have your child paint pasta or just have them string the pasta. Another thing you can do is have them string cheerios. Ask them to count how many pasta, cheerios that the put on their string or thread. Last they can wear their necklace

Make a collection of nature items that you find outdoors. Look at what you have collected and talk about the different attributes of each item. Talk about what is the same and what is different. You can even sort the items you have found also. Example

Sort them by how soft, hard, shiny, dull.

Here is another video of Teacher singing our favorite songs.

https://vimeo.com/528401916

 

Your child’s teacher will email you the password.