Volume 23

May 17, 2021

Learning Resource for Week 33: May 17 – May 21

Message from Teacher Anna, Teacher Selena, & Teacher Mimi:

Getting vaccinated just got easier: Auburn and Kent vaccination sites now offering a thousand daily slots with no appointment needed. These slots will be available Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

The COVID-19 vaccine is provided for free, regardless of insurance, citizenship or immigration status. You can also get vaccinated at local pharmacies and through many healthcare providers.

To register for an appointment:

Other King County Vaccination Partnership sites are listed on including in Renton, Shoreline, and Seattle.

Look up vaccination locations by zip code using Washington State’s, available in 30 languages.

If you need language interpretation, the following hotlines are available:

WA State COVID-19 Assistance hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816 (then press #)

King County COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977, 8am – 7pm

Our four program-wide expectations are Be Courageous, Be Curious, Be Compassionate, Be A Community. This week we will focus on how children can be a community.

We are a community when….

We are kind to one another

We take care of one another

We embrace our differences and cultures

We share what we know and care about

We solve problems together

Social Emotional

Be A Community

This week we are going to be learning about how we can teach your child to be a community. For the introduction of this program-wide expectation, we want to first make sure children are hearing the word community and understanding what it means. Begin by asking children if they know what the word community means. Explain that a community is a group of people who live and/or work with one another. Our classroom is a community. Our school is a community. And your neighborhood is a community. After discussing what a community is, encourage your child to draw a picture of their community.

Language / Literacy

If You’re a Monster and You Know It: Book Video

This book is similar to the song, “If you’re happy and you know it”. We know that we express our happiness through voice and movement so let’s sing along with Teacher Selena and see the different type of movements monsters do throughout the book! Link:

Art / Writing

Walk and Discover –

Go on a walk with your child and find different color flowers. As you walk you can take pictures of the flowers to draw them when you return home.

Encourage your child to add color and details to their picture. Ask your child about their picture and write one sentence about it together. Ask your child to write the lines and you can help write the words on the lines when they are done.

Social Emotional

Feeling Faces –

With your help, your child can draw different faces and cut them out of paper (see picture for an example). If you have craft sticks at home, you can use glue to stick them on. Next, read a story or sing a song! As you do this, your child can use these feeling faces to help identify what is going on. (For example, if you’re singing “If you’re Happy and you Know it” they can use those faces to show different feelings!

Materials Needed:
– Paper (white or colored is fine!)
– Crayons, markers
– Safe scissors
– Craft Stick and glue (optional!)

Problem Solving

Magnetic Activity 

This is a fun activity to do with kids to explore science. With the magnet wand from our supply box, collect some items around the house with your child to find out which items are magnetic and which items are not magnetic. You can also label them as it shows in the picture. Have your child test out each item and don’t forget to have fun! Make sure you are extra careful with the magnets around technology like phones, tablets, TVs or computers; a magnet can ruin the screen on these devices.

Movement / Play

Role-playing –

Role-Play is any activity when you either put yourself into somebody else’s shoes, or when you stay in your own shoes but put yourself into an imaginary situation!

After you read a book to your child, have them choose a character or role in the book to act out! If you want, you could even build little props and dress up with things you have at home! (In the picture, the child is wearing a cape made from a sheet, and is roleplaying a superhero!)

Example: you could read a Pete the Cat story, and your child can pick who they want to pretend to be. Then you can act out the story!