Learning Resource for Week 34 May 31- June 4
Message from Teacher Dave & Teacher Jessica:
As a reminder, there will be no class on May 31 in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
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 Curious
We are Curious when we….
– explore new ideas
– ask “I Wonder” questions
– imagine the possibilities
– test our ideas
– value the challenge
In this week’s Learning Resource, you’ll find an activity to help your child learn about Being Curious! Let us know how it went!
Othello Station Pharmacy is a local place where you can set up an appointment to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They even have people there to help those who do not speak English! Here’s the link to there website: https://othellostationpharmacy.com/
Beginning earlier this month, Woodland Park Zoo has set up a “Discovery Dinosaurs” exhibit on their property. See the link below for more information and the opportunity to buy tickets. https://everout.com/seattle/events/dinosaur-discovery/e99899/
I know there have been questions about what is safe after being vaccinated for COVID 19. Click the link below for what you now safely do! https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
Be Curious: Ada Twist, Scientist – This week we will learn about how to be curious. Here is a book about a little girl named Ada who is very curious about the world and loves to do experiments and ask “why” questions. After listening to the book with your child, talk with your child about how Ada was a very curious child and ask them to think about examples from the book of when she was curious. Ask your child what they are curious about in the world and help them find answers or explore those curiosities. Try not to just give them the answer if it is something you can test and explore together. Here is the link:
Math / Science
Create a scavenger hunt – This is something the kids enjoy doing during our sessions. You don’t need to make a whole list— you can say anything such as, “Find me something that starts with the letter B,” or “Find me something that is the color blue” and let them run around the house searching. Don’t forget to incorporate shapes, letters, numbers, colors to the scavenger hunt. To keep your kids motivated, you might reward them by letting them choose a dish for dinner or a sticker once they’ve found 10 things.
Art / Writing
Book Making – Children have so many stories to tell, and only need help writing or drawing it all down. Fold paper in half and staple at the crease to make pages. After the story is drawn or written, go back and read it to the child so they can illustrate each page. This simple activity builds confidence, self-esteem and literacy skills. You can find a mini size book or a big white book that has empty pages from the school supplies given that you can use to create your own story!
Language / Literacy
In this week’s video please enjoy Teacher Nicole’s story time while she reads Llama Llama. Teacher Nicole is another Teacher that works for Neighborhood House, and we are thankful that she has shared this video with us! Use the password that I have previously given to you, or ask me for it again.