[gtranslate]

Volume 28

July 5, 2021

Parents,

We hope you are doing well in the extremely warm weather we are having. As a reminder, there are some schedule changes to Teacher Dave’s classes. They have been moved to 11:00am, 11:45am, and 12:30pm. In addition, there will be no class on July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

Resources

SPS first school day info:

https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/preschool_and_kindergarten_first_day_sept_2021

Seattle Public Library resources:

https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/learning/student-success

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 Compassionate.

We are compassionate when we:

  • Offer to help someone
  • Cheer someone up
  • Support others
  • Listen to how others are feeling
  • Listen to different ideas

Social Emotional

Be Compassionate – Rain Boy Book

With your child, watch this video of Teacher Anna reading the book. The story is about differences, acceptance, and loving yourself for who you are. Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet—which means he’s not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what’s special about Rain Boy. After watching the video with your child ask them, “How do you think Rain Boy felt when all the children were teasing him?” and “If you were in the story what would you do to help Rain Boy feel supported?”

Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/440803604

Math / Science

Beach Day!

Set up a home dramatic play area with beach towels, empty plastic containers for pretend sunscreen, sunglasses, play picnic food, sand buckets, scoops, pretend sand, or real sand in a bucket.

Math / Science

DIY homemade bubbles

Make your own Easy DIY Homemade Bubbles and Refill Station to keep the bubbles popping! You can use any large sized liquid laundry detergent you can create a bubble refill station.

Materials needed:

  • Empty laundry detergent bottle with push button spout
  • Homemade bubbles (4 cups of water and 1 cup of dish soup)
  • Paint and decorate the laundry detergent bottle (optional)

Mix the water and dish soap together and you have your own homemade bubbles!


Counting Steps

Make a chart on a piece of paper. In the left column write objects and in the right column you will write the number of steps it took to get from one place to the other. Point out two objects and say “how many steps does it take to get from ___ to ___?” Have your child count aloud with each step. Then help them to record the number of steps in the right column. Below is an example. You can choose any objects you want. You can pretend your home has turned into the great outdoors. Pretend your sofa in a giant rock, your refrigerator is a mountain or your rug is a lake!

 

Objects number of steps
couch to table 6 steps
bed to door 3 steps
wall to wall 12 steps
fridge to sink 5 steps

 

Language / Literacy

Story time with Teacher Keke

Pete the Cat… Pete at The Beach (use the previous password)

https://vimeo.com/564374384