Volume 27

June 7, 2021

Teacher Juliet, Teacher Genet, Teacher Mahi, Teacher Meskerem          

June 7 – June 11, 2021 Spring Newsletter

Employment and Adult Education

We help people find and keep meaningful employment at livable wages. For some, this means earning their first paycheck in the United States and taking their first step toward self-sufficiency. For others, it means finding a much better job.

All of our programs include assistance with job placement and one year of retention services for more information about our programs and to connect with an employment specialist, please contact us at 206-923-6562 or

Movement / Play

Toddlers Corner



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

60 minutes


By: Learning Dynamics

Series B

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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:

  1. What are some things Hal has in his bag?
  2. Could all of those things really fit in Hal’s bag?
  3. 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

60 minutes

Let’s count to 100 | Super Simple Song


Addition Using Pictures

Count the circles. Write the numbers. Find the answer (sum).

Math / Science

60 minutes




Oil (baby oil, cooking oil, etc.)


Food coloring



  1. Begin by filling container with oil. Set this aside.
  2. 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.
  3. using the dropper, have the kids squirt the varying colors of water into the pan of oil.
  4. 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

60 minutes

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


Problem Solving

60 minutes

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.

  1. Cut the rims off some paper plates.
  2. Create a track design using paper towel rolls as support. Cut support at 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 1.5 inch etc.
  3. Glue dots to attach the supports to the paper plate track.

Social Emotional

60 minutes

The Way I Feel

By: Janan Cain

Read by TFC: The Feeling Channel

A good exploration of the emotions we feel.  Great for helping kids to identify their emotions and build social emotional learning.

Feeling Playdough Faces Sensory Activity

After watching the story, talk about feelings with your child.

Using the lakeshore learning Feeling mats and playdough, ask your child to create the different feeling that the character in the story feel.

To continue the activity, create a scenario and ask your child how they will feel and show it using playdough on the feeling card.

Movement / Play

60 minutes

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,essential%20for%20reading%20and%20decoding.

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.