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Volume 28

June 21, 2021

Learning Resource for Week 38: June 21 – June 25

Message from Teacher Anna, Teacher Selena, & Teacher Mimi:

We have been getting children ready for their transition to Kindergarten. If you have a child going to kindergarten in the fall make sure to look out for information about the Jump Start program at Seattle Public Schools.

From the SPS website: For the 2021-22 school year, the transition to kindergarten for our youngest learners will kick off with Jump Start on August 17 and 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please check with your student’s school for confirmation of dates and times.

During these two mornings, Jump Start schools will offer new kindergartners a gentle introduction to their new school building, staff, and peers.

Families at the 62 participating schools will be invited to pick up their district-provided iPads and/or hotspots, meet the principal, and engage with other families as they drop off and pick up their students.

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

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

MONDAY ACTIVITIES

Be Compassionate – Rain Boy Book

This is a great book we love to read in class. 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

TUESDAY ACTIVITIES

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!

Language / Literacy

WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES

Red light, green light song – Red Light, Green Light is a super fun song that introduces young learners to traffic safety rules. You can also play red light, green light with your child(ren) outdoors and see how fast or slow they can go! Link: https://video.link/w/Bfyzc

 

LYRICS:

Red light, stop. Green light, go.
Red light, stop. Green light, go.
Red stop, green go.
Red light, green light, now you know.

Red light, stop. Green light, go.
Red light, stop. Green light, go.
Red stop, green go.
Red light, green light, now you know.

 

Green light!
Red light!
Waaaaiiit…
Green light!
Red light!
Waaaiiitt…
Green light!
Red light!
Green light!
Red light!
Green light!
Red light!

Red light, stop. Green light, go.
Red light, stop. Green light, go.
Red stop, green go.
Red light, green light, now you know.
Red light, green light, now you know.

Problem Solving

THURSDAY ACTIVITIES 

Build An Outdoor Fort – With some rope, sheets, blankets and a little imagination you can create a huge fort that will fit all the kids! Just use structures already in your backyard as the main framework – fences, decks, railings, swing sets, etc.  Stretch and tie ropes and lay your blankets over them. (If you don’t have an outdoor space just create this indoors!)

Problem Solving

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

Number Match – It is important the kiddos are continuing to count and learn their numbers. This activity is easy and fun to do. Use white paper and draw the numbers 1– 10 on each paper or if you have long butcher paper, write out the numbers 1-10. On sticky notes, make corresponding sets for each number (you can do quantity or math problems) Ex: for number 5, you can draw 5 dots on the sticky notes. Have your child match the correct amount of dots or math problems on the sticky notes to the correct number.

Math / Science

ACTIVITIES FOR OUR YOUNGER CHILDREN

DIY Water table – Summer is almost here and it’s time for your kids to play outdoors enjoying fresh air and sunshine. To have a simple water table, you can easily grab clear plastic bins from your local store or even bins you have at home and fill them up with water. Don’t forget to add any water toys/toys so that your child can play with them in the water! Empty any water and refresh between uses.