Volume 2

September 27, 2021

Message from Teacher Suzanne

Hello Everyone!

     Welcome again to your new classroom, RV 123 AM.   We will have two live learning sessions on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 9:30 am for both the Am and PM classes at Rainier Vista.   Teachers Mary, Mimi, and I will provide some learning through stories, song, dance, and listen to your child’s interests.   We hope to see you all there. Please look for the email invitation and click the link for Teams. 

     Each of you have a scheduled Home Visit/Check in time, but please let me know if you need to change times or if you cannot attend.  Our Communication is very important as we work together to provide the best learning experience for your child.   As always, your time and patience is very much appreciated during these times.

Enjoy the fun learning activities and helpful links below. 

Suzanne

suzannep@nhwa.org       (206) 290 – 6013

Useful Links:   Emergency Resources (usf.edu)  

                                 Resources for Parents – Education | seattle.gov

                                  Remote Learning Resources | The Seattle Public Library (spl.org)

Our four program-wide expectations are Be Compassionate, Be Curious, Be A Community and Be Courageous. This week we will focus on how children can be courageous.

We are courageous when we:

  • Try new things for the first time
  • Ask questions
  • Make a mistake and try again
  • Share their own feelings
  • Stand up for what is right

In this week’s Learning Resource, you’ll find an activity to help your child learn about Being Courageous! Let us know how it went!

In this week’s learning resource, you’ll find an activity related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went!

Movement / Play

Be Courageous: Don’t drop the egg!

Give your child a spoon and have them balance a hard-boiled or plastic egg from one point to another either indoors or out. How quickly can they go? Can they dance as they move?

The way this helps children Be Courageous is by helping them strengthen and challenge their balancing skills! (And if you use a plastic or toy egg, it won’t be messy if the egg does drop!)

If your child wants an extra challenge, they could try balancing something on their head! It could be a folded towel, some rolled-up socks- something fun but soft so if it falls, it won’t hurt your child 🙂

Language / Literacy

Jaguar’s Jungle Jamboree

Watch this read-aloud of Jaguar Jungleberry Jamboree and listen to the sound the letter J makes. What names or words do you know that have that sound? MY favorite J-word is Jelly bean! Look for the password that I sent you.

https://vimeo.com/445377140

Amazon.com: AlphaTales: J: Jaguar's Jungleberry Jamboree (Alpha Tales)  eBook : Moore, Helen H.: Kindle Store

Art / Writing

Play-Dough Snakes (Language/Literacy) – For this activity, kids can roll small balls of dough into long snakes and form letters by bending and joining the snakes together.

Don’t have play-dough? Here’s an easy recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cups of flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Oil
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using a bowl add the flour, salt, and oil. I used canola oil but any oil works.
  2. Add in the food coloring and the warm water.
  3. Mix with a spoon until you can no longer blend it.
  4. Once the water cools down a bit, you can start kneading the dough with your hands.
  5. When you have a good consistency, add some flour onto your cutting board and knead some more.
  6. If the dough sticks to your fingers it needs more flour. Add a little bit at a time to not dry the dough. If you dry it by mistake, just add a little bit of water.

Social Emotional

Enjoy a special home video “The Pout Pout Fish” By Teacher Anna 

During these times, children and adults have many emotions.  Below is a short activity for your child to see the emotions of the Pout Pout Fish. Again, use the password I sent you.

https://vimeo.com/447235544

  The Pout-Pout Fish Hardcover Book

Have a talk about feelings and how the real species of fish got his name!  Draw a picture and add words.

Problem Solving

An Activity to support talking and conversation

Find objects in your home such as brooms, spoons, plates, remote controls, or a picture of something.

Hide the object and then describe it.   Then let your child guess what it is.

An example below:

  • Say, “We use it to sweep the floor,” and have them find the broom.
  • Say, “It is cold, sweet, and good for dessert. I like strawberry” so they can guess “ice cream.”