Volume 2

October 11, 2021

Teachers  Suzanne, Mary, and Mimi 
Week Oct. 11 – 15   Vol. 2  Learning Resource

Message from your teachers! 

  Hello Parents! We hope you are doing well and enjoying the Fall colors.  As you look outside, there are many ways children can learn about the change in seasons. You can ask them what they are noticing.  Is it colder, darker, or warm and sunny?  What colors are they seeing more of?

     There are resources below and some fun activities that we hope you take some time to show and do with your child. Learn and have fun!

     As always, your child’s teacher is happy to answer any questions you may have.  Our information is below. 

Have a wonderful week.

Teacher Mary maryw@nhwa.orgTeacher Mimi (206) 643-8121   Teacher Suzanne  (206)398-9699

Resource links:

“Fresh bucks” food and vegetable funds lottery program open soon.  The Public Lottery application opens on October 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Between October 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and October 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., you can apply online or over the phone for Fresh Bucks benefits:

 Apply online

 Apply over the phone:  1-800-756-5437 

Benefits can be spent on fruit and vegetable purchases at participating Seattle retailers in 2022.

You are Eligible for Fresh Bucks Benefits if:

You live within the Seattle city limits (check here) and

Your household income is at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).

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 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

“I am Love-a Book about Compassion” 

Click on the link below to watch a story about compassion.  After listening, ask your child how they show compassion.  Draw pictures with crayons or markers of ways to show compassion.

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books): Verde, Susan, Reynolds, Peter  H.: 9781419737268: Books

Social Emotional

Virtual Field Trip to the Fire Station!

Click on the link below and watch a virtual field trip to the Fire station.   Ask your child what they think about the Fire station, Fire trucks, and what they saw.  Let them talk about their favorite part.   Let them pretend to be a fire fighter.

Problem Solving

Hunt for Colors! 

What colors can you find in your home?  Have fun finding and naming colors of things in your home.  Write or draw what you found in each color.

Scavenger Hunts - Primary Playground


Math / Science

Leaf counting and matching 

Leaf count, sort, and match.  Walk with your child and collect leaves.

Count how many of each kind.

Match each leaf to a number.  

Math / Science

Playdough fun! 

Using playdough is great exercise for the finger muscles while experiencing sensory play.  Making the play dough involves measuring, adding, and exploring changes in form and color.  What are some different colors you can mix to form a fall color?

How to make playdough

Playdough ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  • Food coloring.
  • Quart sized bags

Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot.

Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the color now as well.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball.

Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper.

Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth.

If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags.

Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it.

Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands.

Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY.

The BEST homemade playdough recipe - I Heart Naptime

The BEST homemade playdough recipe - I Heart Naptime