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Volume 26

May 6, 2021

Learning Resource for Week Of: May 10th

Message from Teacher Negyat:

The Seattle Public Library story times are interactive learning opportunities where kids of all ages enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun with their children’s librarian and community storytellers. Check the calendar for dates and times of upcoming virtual story times and enjoy with your child, no registration required..

Story Time Calendar link:-

https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/fun-and-games/story-time/story-time-calendar

Suggested Home Learning Activities For This Week:

Language / Literacy

Read Arnie the Doughnut. Arnie, a doughnut with chocolate icing and rainbow sprinkles, was eager for a customer to buy him from the Downtown Bakery. Then he discovered his eventual fate – to be eaten as a tasty treat – and was horrified. Managing to convince his purchaser, Mr. Bing, not to eat him, Arnie and his new human friend began to brainstorm: what could a doughnut do, other than be a pastry?

https://video.link/w/tqirc

 

Math / Science

Enjoying bath time can be hit or miss, but playing with water is a fun activity for most children. Water play is a sensory activity, allowing children to learn through their senses, which can also be a calming process for some children. Water play has a number of opportunities for learning, such as math (learning about volume), science (learning about physics concepts like motion and flowing water, as well as making predictions about whether or not objects will float), language development (learning new vocabulary and playing pretend), and creativity (playing with open-ended materials).

You can easily set up a water play area for your child with just a few things from around your home:

Set up a safe area at the sink, table, or floor

Gather a mix of different-sized containers: bowls, buckets, food containers, etc.

Find some tools as well: spoons, cups, bottles, measuring cups, toys/objects that float, toys/objects that sink, sponges, etc.

Then play!

 

Use your senses to explore the properties of mystery items

Mystery bags are always a hit with kids. Tuck a variety of objects inside, then encourage kids to feel, shake, smell, and explore as they try to determine what the items are without looking. This can be considered scavenger hunt as well.

 

Patterns and Relationships:  sorting is a great way to build math skills. Have your child sort by different characteristics, such as land animals and sea animals. When it comes to sorting you have varieties of different options. It can be animals as you see on the picture or lego’s and magnets

Movement / Play

Teddy Bears are a kid’s favorite, and they would want to do almost everything that Teddy does! Play this game with your child.

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear Turn Around:

Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch the ground.

Teddy bear, teddy bear, Touch your nose.

Teddy bear, teddy bear, Shine your shoes.

Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to school