Learning Resource for Week 37: June 14 – June 18
Message from Teacher Anna, Teacher Selena, & Teacher Mimi:
One of the resources we talked about at the parent center meeting is the Emergency Benefit Broadband Program. A new internet bill assistance program allows people to apply for $50 off their monthly internet bill as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic. To see eligibility requirements and apply visit https://getemergencybroadband.org
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 compassionate when we:
- Offer to help someone
- Cheer someone up
- Support others
- Listen to how others are feeling
- Listen to different ideas
Movement / Play
Rhythm Stick Song Video – Here is a video of Teacher Anna doing a rhythm song that we love to do in class. For this activity, help your child find two stick-like objects (chopsticks, pencils, markers, spoons, cooking utensils, anything would work really). Play the video and encourage your child to make up their own rhythm when the video is over. Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/439082364
Scavenger Hunt at Home – Create a scavenger hunt with your family. Hide things around your house, then write clues to help them search. You can have your child find items they want you to hide (ball, stuffed animal, blocks, ect.) and you can hide them while your child is not looking. Once they are hidden you can give a clue like “it is in the place you take a nap.” (on the bed). To take it a step farther you can have your child create a map of your house and you can point to the area the toy is hidden in.
Art / Writing
Tally Car Colors – A simple game you can play with your child at home is to look out the window and count the different color cars that pass by. Help your child observe the cars that pass by your home for a period of time. Tally the color of each car on a simple chart. After a few minutes look at each section and count the number of cars in each color. Talk about which color has the most number of cars and which has the least number of cars. Make a guess of what color the next car will be.
Math / Science
Sorting Toys or Clothes – Sort your clothes or toys by color. Once you have gotten them all sorted by color you can arrange them into rainbow order by color: Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple. Then ask your child to sort your clothes or toys in order from biggest to smallest. It is great to sort by one characteristic and then another.
Movement / Play
ACTIVITIES FOR OUR YOUNGER CHILDREN
Puppet Show – Use some stuffed animals to create a story or play for your family. Place a blanket over the table to put on a puppet show. If your child is having a hard time coming up with their own story try using a story from your favorite children’s book to get you started.