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.
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: email@example.com Work Cell: (206) 480-7230||Teacher Jieshan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work Cell: (206)532-6929||Teacher Nuria Email: email@example.com 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!
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!
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
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
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.
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).
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!