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October 4, 2021

Teachers Lisa, Jieshan and Nuria
Week Oct. 4-8 Learning Resource

Message from your Teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource! We’re starting into October and the weather is already getting chilly! The leaves are changing and the rain is starting to come more often- we hope you and your families are doing well and staying warm and dry! If you need help finding warm clothes as the weather cools down, there is a link below that you can look at for support.

Lastly, we have 2 assistant teachers with us in our class, Teachers Jieshan and Nuria! They are both eager to get to know you and your children as we continue our plans to reopen. We have not yet heard any major reopening updates, but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Our contact info is below, after the Useful Links.

Useful Links:

https://seattlecrisis.org/clothing.html – need help finding warm clothes? Try this link!  

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/VaccineInformation/VaccineBoosterDoses#heading98942 – if you got the Pfizer vaccine for COVID and need a booster shot, click this link to see if you are eligible. (this is ONLY for the Pfizer vaccine!)

Need diapers? Check out this flyer!

Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Jieshan Email: jieshant@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)532-6929Teacher Nuria Email: nuriao@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)532-6927

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

We are Compassionate when we:

  • Offer to help someone
  • Cheer someone up
  • Support others
  • Listen to how others are feeling
  • Listen to different ideas

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

Social Emotional

Be Compassionate – Rain Boy Book – With your child, watch this video of Teacher Anna reading the book. The story is about differences, acceptance, and loving yourself for who you are. Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet—which means he’s not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what’s special about Rain Boy. After watching the video with your child ask them, “How do you think Rain Boy felt when all the children were teasing him?” and “If you were in the story what would you do to help Rain Boy feel supported?” Ask us for the password!

Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/440803604

Rain Boy: (Kindness Books for Kids and Children, Teaching Empathy,  Inclusion, and Diversity): Glynn, Dylan: 9781452172804: Amazon.com: Books

Math / Science

Color scavenger hunt

Grab a bag or box, pick a color, and find things around the house in that color to put in the bag or box. Do again with other colors. When you are done, lay out the colorful treasures and count how many items in each color there are. If you want an extra challenge, try making a color pattern with the things you found!

Color Scavenger Hunt for Preschoolers and Toddlers - Natural Beach Living

Movement / Play

Bean Bag Rock!

Click on this link to watch a video of Teacher Lisa dancing to “Bean Bag Rock” and dance along! If you have a bean bag at home, be sure to dance with it! If you do NOT have a bean bag at home, you can use any kind of soft toy, like a teddy bear and dance along! Use the same password provided earlier. https://vimeo.com/440790594

Soft & Safe Beanbags - Set of 6

Language / Literacy

Fine Motor Skills: Write Tally Marks

This activity will introduce tally marks to your child as a new way to represent quantities. This is especially good for a child who is challenged by writing numerals.

Tally marks to show the numeral 4: ||||

Place 4 blocks or objects in front of your child. Show your child how to make a tally mark for each block. It’s not important that you use a slash for the 5th object at this point, if you are counting that high.

Materials You Will Need: small number of objects, paper and pencil

Art / Writing

Fall Yarn Wrapping

Fine Motor Fall Yarn Wrapping | What Can We Do With Paper And Glue   Fine Motor Fall Yarn Wrapping | What Can We Do With Paper And Glue

These beautiful yarn wrapped fall shapes are a wonderful craft for older toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary kids to make as the weather starts to turn cooler.  There’s just something awfully cozy about yarn, isn’t there?  It also doesn’t hurt that making these little shapes will provide fantastic fine motor work for your kids.

cardboard shapes of pumpkin, leaf, apple, and acorn

Start by drawing some simple fall shapes on some box board or thin cardboard.  Cut them out.  We did some leaves, pumpkins, apples, and acorns. Cut little notches all the way around (it will give the yarn something to grab on to, especially around the curvier curves).

Fine motor fall craft for kids.  Soft and cozy yarn is a great sensory experience, too.  Great autumn activity for older toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary children.  Fine motor fall craft for kids.  Soft and cozy yarn is a great sensory experience, too.  Great autumn activity for older toddlers, preschoolers, or elementary children.

Secure the yarn to the back of your shapes with tape and wrap away!

This activity promotes fine motor development and is also a great sensory experience.  The softness of the yarn running through your fingers feels great!