Volume 26

May 31, 2021

Teacher Juliet, Teacher Genet, Teacher Mahi, Teacher Meskerem          

May 31 – June 4, 2021 Spring Newsletter          Volume 26

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Overview of citizenship process

Naturalization or the process of becoming a U.S. citizen takes anywhere from 5-8 months or longer depending on your situation. This is administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

We suggest you get help with this process from a qualified non-profit agency or immigration attorney, or by attending a free citizenship workshop. You can also complete the application yourself using CitizenshipWorks.

Movement / Play

Toddlers Corner By:

Fun Activities for toddler (12 – 18 Months)  

  1. Make a sorter with ping-pong balls and a container

A toddler’s task is to get a ball in the container using ice cream scoop. Younger toddlers can use their hands instead of a scoop. Great for development of hand eye coordination.

  1. Throw ping-pong balls into a box.

The goal is to get balls inside a box because toddler loves to throw stuff

Using cardboard box or any box toddler will throw and get the ball inside the box. Great for hand eye coordination, gross motor skills and fun for the whole family!

Language / Literacy

60 minutes


By: Learning Dynamics

Short Vowel Aa

Book 6 Mat and Dad

Help the child sound out these new words before reading this book.

Mat      sad       nap       taps     

Dad      and       mad      sad

Sight Words: is      has      a





Ask these questions after reading the book:

  1. Why does Mat tap Dad?
  2. What does Dad do when Mat taps him?
  3. Why is Mat sad?
  4. Was Dad mad?


Read by: It’s Reading Time

What is Memorial Day?

Math / Science

60 minutes

Let’s count to 100 | Super Simple Song



Red, white, blue paper, scissors, stapler, tape, ruler, marker

  1. Collect all materials needed.
  2. Using the ruler and a marker, make a line in a red, white, blue paper.
  3. Ask your child to cut the paper following the straight line.
  4. Using a stapler or tape connect the paper strips and encourage your child to create a pattern using the three (3) colors.






Shaving Cream, Red and Blue Paint or Food Coloring, Toothpicks, Paper, Pan with Low Sides, Stiff Paper or Cardboard  (just used some junk mail)

  1. Fill up the pan with shaving cream.
  2. Use the stiff paper or cardboard to smooth out the shaving cream.
  3. Try to get it level so the paint or food coloring will not run and stay circle when it drop.
  4. Drop red and blue paint in dots all over the shaving cream.
  5. Take a toothpick and start in the center drawing straight out, like making rays on a sun.
  6. When all of the fireworks done lay the paper on the shaving cream and pat very gently to make a print.
  7. Set a minute and you see the paint soaking into the paper from the other side.
  8. Gently peel the paper off the shaving cream.
  9. You have a beautiful fireworks painting!

Art / Writing

60 minutes

Simple Cut Paper | American Flag

Arts and Crafts


Red, white, and blue paper




  1. Make a straight line in the red paper.
  2. Encourage your child to cut following the straight line.
  3. Glue the red stripe into white paper.
  4. Cut the blue square and draw star to create an American Flag.

Memorial Day Writing

After making an American Flag, ask your child to write a letter address to our soldier.

Problem Solving

60 minutes

Building Challenge


Paper Plates

Empty Paper Towel Rolls (cut in half)

Small Plastic or Toy Figure

This activity needs many materials. Collect all your toilet or paper towel rolls instead of throwing away.

Keep all materials in a container and pull out if your child wants to play with it. Challenge your child to build a tall tower or anything that they could think of. This activity will develop your child’s creative thinking ability.

Social Emotional

60 minutes

The Emotions Book

Author: Liz Fletcher

Illustrator: Greg Bishop

A little Story about Big Feelings.

After watching, the story ask your child to draw their self with different emotions face and color based on the story.

Anger – Red     Sadness – Blue     Frustration – Yellow       Happiness – Green

Movement / Play

60 minutes

Exercise Videos!

Most kids would love to sit in front of their iPad for hours. Instead, turn their “device” time into exercising fun by turning on some kid-friendly YouTube Exercise Videos.

GoNoodle: This channel provides the greatest variety of get-you-moving videos for kids.

Cosmic Kids Yoga: This channel includes a huge collection of videos that focus on yoga and mindfulness wrapped in fun, interactive adventures – building kids’ strength, balance and confidence.

Build Your Body and Build Your Brain | Jack Hartmann

Kids Workout 1 Beginners | Warm Up

Candle and Flower Breathing

PE at Home | Ball Movement

Kids Ball Workout | Mini Pop Kids

Russian Dance Basketball Routine

Beach Ball Exercise