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Volume 27

June 14, 2021

Teacher Juliet, Teacher Genet, Teacher Mahi, Teacher Meskerem          

June 14 – June 18, 2021 Spring Newsletter          Volume 28

“SHOT OF A LIFETIME”

Washington State Lottery for Vaccinated Individuals

  • You can win up to $1 million, higher education tuition assistance, gift cards, and more for getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Washington! Therefore, we can save more lives and protect more people. If you have already vaccinated, you automatically entered into the drawing.

https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-vaccination-incentives-3a3fc36a0c27

Getting vaccinated in King County

Updated June 3, 2021

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/vaccine/distribution.aspx

COVID – 19 Testing

The following locations provide free COVID-19 testing regardless of immigration or insurance status. They are open for drive-thru and walk-ups/wheel-ups to anyone who cannot access a COVID-19 test through their regular healthcare provider.

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/testing.aspx

When You Have Been Fully Vaccinated

How to Protect Yourself and Others

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html

Movement / Play

Toddlers Corner

https://teachingmama.org/20-more-ways-to-keep-toddlers-busy/

Fine Motor Practice with Cheerios

Take some play dough, roll it in a ball, and then stick spaghetti noodles on the top. Have your toddler slide cheerios down the noodle. It is simple, but great for practicing fine motor skills! In addition, it really keeps them busy.

Hammer Golf Tees in Styrofoam

For this activity, took a block of Styrofoam and toddler use a toy hammer to poke in golf tees.

Cardboard Tubes with pompoms

Tape toilet paper tubes and drop pom poms down a cardboard tube.

To spice up the activity, you could add more than one tube. Toddler had so much fun with this variation of the activity. You could try it so many different ways!

Language / Literacy

60 minutes

Reading

By: Learning Dynamics

Series A

Set 1 Short Vowel O

Book 8 Dot and Sox

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

Bob       box       dog       mop      not           

Mom      Dot       Sox      on        mad

Sight Words: in      the

 

 

 

 

Ask these questions after reading the book:

  1. Why do you think the dog’s name is Dot?
  2. Why do you think the cat’s name is Sox?
  3. What fell off the table onto the floor?
  4. Do you think Mom should clean up the mess?

WORD SEGMENTATION

Segmentation is breaking words down into individual sounds. This skill will assist children in the art of reading for most of their reading career.

Help your child red the word associate with the picture below by breaking down into individual sound.

Math / Science

Let’s count to 100 | Super Simple Song

https://video.link/w/pdIwc

I Love Pop!

By: Dr. Seuss’s

A Celebration of Father’s Day.


MATH DONUT FOR DADDY ACTIVITY

The objectives of this activity

Following directions, identifying shapes and colors.

Ask your child to draw a circle donut in a paper. Talk to your child that the donut needs to have colored sprinkles for dad.

Give your child an instruction such as the following:

  1. Draw 5 circles and color it blue. 2. Draw 3 triangles and color it purple.
  2. Draw 7 square and color it green. 4. Draw 4 rectangle and color it orange.
  3. Draw 6 hearts and color it red. 6. Draw 8 ovals and color it yellow.

 

Math / Science

60 minutes

TAKE A NATURE HIKE OR TRIP WITH YOUR DAD

Celebrate Father’s Day with your family going on trip or nature hiking.

While on a hike, collect rocks and create rocks arts and help your kids use their imagination to paint or draw on the rocks.

Rocks Art Activity

 

Art / Writing

60 minutes

JUST ME AND MY DAD

By: Mercer Mayer

Little Critter and his dad go camping. What fun things will they do? Find out.

Happy Father’s Day!

https://vimeo.com/560939255

After listening to the story, provide your child materials and create a father’s day Card.

Ask your child what message they want to write. Write the message as the child is saying and ask her/him to copy it on the card.

Writing a message on the card is a good writing practice for the kids.

Problem Solving

60 minutes

This simple game “Which Food Am I?” will help your child develop critical thinking in guessing what food you are describing.

For preschooler kids: Show the picture of the foods and ask the questions.

For Kindergarteners: Try your kids to ask straight the question without showing the pictures of the food.

Social Emotional

60 minutes

JUST HELPING MY DAD

By: Mercer Mayer

Little Critter is going to help his dad all day long! Things might not always go as planned, but that does not stop little Critter from trying his hardest.

https://vimeo.com/560939284


Helping Hand Wreath

This arts & crafts activity will help your child discover the ways he/she can lend a helping hand not only during Father’s day but also to others at all times.

Materials: paper, scissors, pencil, glue or stapler, and paper plate

  1. Ask your child to trace his/her hand on the paper and cut (5 or 6)
  2. Ask your child how he/she could help others in their own little way.
  3. Write down what they are saying.
  4. Ask your child to copy the words on every hand cut out.
  5. Help your child to create the Helping Hand Wreath by putting all together.

Movement / Play

W – SITTING

By: Child Development Center (CDC)

https://www.cdchk.org/parent-tips/truth-about-w-sitting/ 

What is W – sitting?

The child is sitting on the floor with their knees bent, feet positioned outside of their hips and their bottom on the floor. When in this position, the child’s legs will resemble the shape of the letter ‘W’.

Why do children W – sit?

Children who have weak core muscles tend to W-sit as this position provides them with a wider base of support.

Some children may be prone to W-sit due to anatomical differences of their hip joint where their thighbone twists inwardly.

For other children, it may initially be a comfortable position to sit in, and then over time, they develop muscle tightness, making it uncomfortable to sit any other way.

What is wrong with W – Sitting?

  1. Children depend less on their core muscles when they are W sitting. Without a stable core, a child’s shoulder and wrist stability may be weak, and this may affect their fine motor development.
  2. In the W-sitting position, children have fewer opportunities to weight-shift side-to-side and rotate their trunk when attempting to reach out to play with toys on the floor.
  3. Decreased trunk rotation also limits coordination between the left and right sides of the body. This can affect their ability to use two sides of the body at the same time (bilateral coordination), which is important for everyday activities such as writing, cutting, buttoning their shirts, or using utensils during meal times.
  4. The W-sitting position causes stress on the hip and knee joints that can lead to long-term postural problems and low back pain.
  5. Long-term W-sitting can tighten and shorten the muscles of the legs that can cause ‘pigeon-toed’ walking. This can then affect the child’s abilities in various gross-motor activities such as jumping, running, climbing, or riding a bike.

What You Can Do About It?

Encourage other forms of sitting by modelling or using verbal cues:

   

Cross – legged Sitting                             Long Sitting

criss-cross applesauce                                        the child’s legs are stretched out front of them

   

Side Sitting                                                       Kneeling      

Where the child’s knees are bent

And both legs are pointing towards

Same side of the body.

* Choose floor activities that encourage frequent changes in positioning.

* If you have any concerns regarding your child sitting posture, contact an occupational therapist or physiotherapist for further consultation.