Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne and Margie
Week May 24-28 Learning Resource
Message from your teachers!
Welcome to this week’s newsletter! Hard to believe we are already nearly done with the month of May! Summer is already here and we hope you and your families will have opportunities to enjoy the coming sunshine!
Just a quick reminder: Monday May 31, we will NOT be having classes or sessions. Neighborhood House will be CLOSED to observe Memorial Day. Enjoy that long weekend!
In the table below, you’ll find some helpful links and articles for this week. If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact your teacher.
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
– Take care of one another
– Embrace our differences and cultures
– Share what we know and care about
– Solve problems together
In this week’s Learning Resource, you’ll find an activity to help your child learn about Being A Community! Let us know how it went!
|https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/arts-and-culture/museum-pass Use this link to find out how you can use your Seattle Library Card to check out museums!|
|https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/ Want to get COVID-19 Vaccine? This link lets you type in your location and it can help you find a clinic near you!|
|https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-sea-lion-pups-do-water-ballet-amidst-delighted-swimmers/ Want a break from scary or overwhelming news? Here’s an article with a video of baby sea lions dancing! J|
|Teacher Bea Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work Cell: (206)313-2646||Teacher Lisa Email: email@example.com Work Cell: (206) 480-7230||Teacher Margie Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work Cell: (206)779-3881||Teacher Suzanne Email: email@example.com Work Cell: (206)398-9699|
Math / Science
Activities from Teacher Bea
Get cooking with this fun and simple recipe for pancakes! Measuring, mixing and pouring are all great ways for your child to learn the basics of cooking while they practice fine motor skills. Encourage them to plan ahead for the ingredients they’ll need, and help them as they think of someone who might like to share some delicious flapjacks!
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Optional: blueberries
1.Before you start cooking, talk with your child about the parts of the recipe that seem easy or hard to them. Let them know it’s OK to ask for your help if they need it.
2. In a large bowl, measure and mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
3. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk, egg, and oil. Mix until smooth. If you’d like blueberries in your Flying Flapjacks, add a few to the batter now.
4. Lightly spray a pan or griddle over medium heat with the cooking spray. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using about ¼ cup of batter for each flapjack.
5. Cook each flapjack until they are light brown on both sides. Remove them from the pan and place them on a plate.
6. Serve up a few Flying Flapjacks to your family and enjoy. They’re so delicious, you might even see them “fly” off the plate!
7. As you enjoy some pancakes with your child, ask them what it was like to make them. Did they enjoy taking the lead? Which parts could they do by themselves? Which parts did they need to ask for help? Ask them what kind of recipe they might like to try next!
Math / Science
Activities from Teacher Suzanne (Science)
Listen to the Audio book “Germs are not for Sharing!” Then practice washing hands and sing the Hand washing song below:
Math / Science
Activities from Teacher Margie (Math)
Paper plate jelly fish
- Paper plate (if you do not have paper plates, you can use paper and draw/cut shapes with your child!)
- Dot stickers (the stickers are purely for decoration, so if you do NOT have dot stickers, your child can simply color in more circles on the jellyfish!)
- Glue or tape
- Crayons, colored pencils or markers
· Cut however many paper plates you will use in half. (These will be the jellyfish.) If using paper, cut out some half-circle shapes!
· Then, draw eyes to each of the jellyfish half-circles.
· Align them on a big piece of paper
· Next, draw some lines under the jellyfish – use different amounts so your child can practice counting them!
· Use glue or tape to secure the jellyfish onto paper, lined up with the tentacle lines
· Your child can then look at each jellyfish, count the tentacles and then write down the number next to the jellyfish.