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June 7 – June 11, 2021 Spring Newsletter
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Movement / Play
Sorting pompoms by colors Inserting crafts sticks into a box
These hand-eye coordination activities help your child track the movements of their hands with their eyes. It greatly impact their writing skills and handwriting as they use their eyes to guide, direct and control their hand movements across the page as they write letters.
Language / Literacy
By: Learning Dynamics
Short Vowel a
Book 7 Hal’s Fat Bag
Help the child sound out these new words before reading this book.
Hal hat jam fat cat ham
tan fan bag bat rat
Sight Words: in the
Ask these questions after reading the book:
- What are some things Hal has in his bag?
- Could all of those things really fit in Hal’s bag?
- What surprise did Hal get at the end of the story?
Help your child identify how many syllables are in words by clapping.
Clap our syllables | Jack Hartman| Syllable song
1 Clap Words 2 Claps Words 3 Claps Words
Dog balloon basketball
Hat popcorn umbrella
Car apple tomato
Pig hotdog butterfly
Math / Science
Let’s count to 100 | Super Simple Song
Addition Using Pictures
Count the circles. Write the numbers. Find the answer (sum).
Math / Science
OIL AND WATER EXPERIMENT
Oil (baby oil, cooking oil, etc.)
- Begin by filling container with oil. Set this aside.
- In a cup, combine 3-5 drops of food coloring with water and mix, using one cup for each color of water that you wish to make.
- using the dropper, have the kids squirt the varying colors of water into the pan of oil.
- Ask your child, what happens when they squirts a drop of colored water into the oil?
– The water and oil do not mix. Instead, it produced amazing effects! –
Why does the water not mix with the oil?
Oil is less dense than water. Given the variance in densities, the two liquids cannot mix.
Oil and water also do not mix because water molecules are more attracted to each other than to oil molecules.
The kids will loved watching the water bubbles dance and move in the oil. This will really make a cool experiment, and the activity itself is lots of fun for kids!
Art / Writing
Harold and the Purple Crayon
By: Crockett Johnson
Read by: martine ism
Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you.
Using a a purple crayon and a paper encourage your kids to draw what they want to do this weekend or this summer. After drawing, ask your child to tell you what is his / her drawing all about.
Observe how far your child’s imagination can take him / her through the drawing.
Materials: purple crayon and paper
Paper Plate Marble Track
Materials: paper plate, toilet paper rolls , blocks, marble, glue, tape, and any recyclable materials.
This activity needs adult help to build. Help your child build a marble ramp using their creativity with the use of the materials.
- Cut the rims off some paper plates.
- Create a track design using paper towel rolls as support. Cut support at 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 1.5 inch etc.
- Glue dots to attach the supports to the paper plate track.
Movement / Play
Hand-eye Coordination: How Hand-eye Coordination Helps Early Readers
By: INTERRATED learning Strategies
Hand-eye coordination is one of the most important parts of the learning process. It helps your child track the movements of their hands with their eyes, which is essential for reading and decoding
Exercises and Tools to improve Hand – Eye Coordination
In Developing Ocular Motor and Visual Perception Skills, written by Kenneth A. Lane, Optometrist, he says,
“For a child to have the eye movement skills necessary to keep his eyes on the proper letters in a word when he reads and to be able to have the eye-hand coordination skills necessary to write, his motor skills must be developed to the point of being automatic.”
Have your child take the ring in their hand and toss it over the sticks.
Child will toss the ball in the air and catch it back in their hands.
As they throw the ball in the air, have them track the ball with their eyes as it flies in the air and lands back in their hands.
Balloons provide several benefits for hand-eye coordination.
First, because it falls slower, it is easier for children who are younger and have slower reaction times.
Using a balloon is also good practice because it flies in several different directions.
Your child will not know which way it will go and will need to use quick visual movements to follow the balloon to its next destination.