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Volume 22

May 12, 2021

MAY 10-14, 2021 TEACHERS REBECCA AND NADIFA

UPDATES: 

Calendar: 

-OPTION B MONTHLY MEETING SUN 5/23 3:00-3:45 on Teams

-NO SCHOOL MON 5/31 Memorial Day


Getting your children ready for return to preschool and kindergarten:

Children who: 

-come to class regularly, 

-help get their supplies ready for class, 

-practice newsletter “homework“ 

-and play games from the thinking section of our newsletter will be well prepared for in-person class!


Please call, email, or text if your child will not be in class – it’s expected in kindergarten.  


Reminder: Southwest and High Point point library Are open for some in person services.


NEWSLETTER SET TO 7.5 hours of HOME LEARNING WEEKLY: READING AND EXERCISING at least 20 min a day each included

Social Emotional

Play the emotions game online and see if your child can guess how the teacher leader is feeling…

Skills: conversation about feelings/vocabulary

https://video.link/w/kFlsc

Language / Literacy

BOOK ONLINE: 

Cat secrets is a great book that teaches children how to read “conversations” as the cats have word bubbles that show which cat is talking. https://video.link/w/VRGrc

Don’t forget you can read books in multiple languages at 

uniteforliteracy.com

WRITING PRACTICE: we are doing cheers with the initial letter for each day of the week: have your child say “M-M-M-Monday” as they are getting ready for class and when you do writing you can show them a string of M-M-M and the abbreviation “MON”

SINGING!

Peanut butter jelly song https://video.link/w/PG1rc

Language skills: Vocabulary/conversation skills

 

Art / Writing

Can you follow the directions in teacher Rebecca’s video and make ice cream cone art, a tic-tac-toe board,And cut some paper to make a woven placemat? Enjoy  🙂

https://vimeo.com/545564612

SKILLS: motor skills of cutting& drawing, conversation skills, turn taking, & patterning!

Math / Science

MATH: Have your child count the different animal toys in your house. Put them into groups on a number line piece of paper and see which ones you have more of.

Do you have more bears or more dogs? 

Do you have more animals that live on a farm or more animals that live in a zoo?

Take a walk and look for numbers. Can your child find the number of their age on a car?

Can they find the number of their house on another house?

https://video.link/w/DMesc

Read Spot counting book https://video.link/w/7Besc

SCIENCE: Last week some of us watched a video about an ice cream factory. It’s fun to see how the milk is heated and mixed and made delicious with extra ingredients

https://video.link/w/vhHqc

 

SKILLS: Conversation and observation: how do machines work? How is food made?

 

Problem Solving

THINKING GAME:

Guess the animal sounds game:

If you don’t want to play a video look at a book together that has pictures of more than one animal on a page, then tell your child to close their eyes and you make a sound of one of the animals. See if they can guess which animal they are hearing. 

https://video.link/w/yG50b

PRETEND PLAY & MOVING GAME FUN: 

Try the red light green light song to practice listening skills.  To make a pretend game with this song you can have your child make a car out of a paper box you cut the bottom out of and they can “drive” their car around while moving to the song. https://video.link/w/hmGrc Red Light song

You can also play this little Sesame Street song about driving in a car

https://video.link/w/pEnsc


SKILLS: listening and naming animals out loud.  

If you’re happy and you know it dancing with a group of children: https://video.link/w/KLGrc

We had fun with the banana meatball song from GoNoodle: it helps you practice patterns! https://video.link/w/MqGrc

 

Move to the days of the week song practicing time and exercise together: 

Skills: indoor moving vocab/ moving for exercise/conversation, and imagination skills.

https://video.link/w/5Lrrc