Teacher Tina 5/24 to 5/28
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 getting nicer that everyone is able to get outdoors
Stay hydrated especially now that the weather is getting nicer. There is a chart below which has the average amount of water per age to drink each day.
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.
Your child can explore and learn online and interact in some additional learning activities. I emailed you the password.
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
I appreciate you joining our video calls and each week. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work.
Video calls are: 10am ,1130am, 1pm Mon thru Thurs
Movement / Play
Cutting out shapes
Kids love cutting with scissors and it really supports their fine motor skills. Encourage your child to draw or trace some shapes on paper and for additional fun glue them on paper and make a collage
First write the numbers 1 to 10 one number on a separate piece of paper. Next spread them around in order. Last have your child jump from the number to number starting with 1 and ending with 10.
Here is another video of Teacher singing our favorite songs.
Password is NH
Art / Writing
Encourage your child to make a grocery list. You can help support them if they need help writing. Another idea you could do is have your child draw a picture of the item they want on their list. They could tape or glue it to their list if the want. Ask your child what kinds of things they need on their grocery list. Share with them what you put on your grocery list. Last encourage them to do pretend play and play roles of cashier, customer, mom, dad, manager, delivery driver.
You will need paper and paint and something to paint your child’s hand. You can even dip their palm of their hand in paint. It is easier clean up if you have a bowl of warm soapy water next to where you are painting and a towel to dry their hands.
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
*Brown bear Brown bear what do you see.
Here is another version of Brown bear Brown bear what do you see.
*This is called Brown bear animation animal parade.
Math / Science
Sink or float
Make predictions ahead of time of which items you think will float and which items will sink. Write them down and we can share our predictions in our video calls.
Making collections of items that you find outside and then sorting the items.
With this activity a follow up is to glue the nature items on the paper. Make a nature collage.
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.