Volume 3

October 18, 2021

Teachers Lisa, Jieshan and Nuria
Week of October 18-23 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! We hope you and your families are doing well and staying as safe as possible. We appreciate your patience as we continue making plans to reopen. We will update you as soon as we hear something! In the meantime, please enjoy the learning activities and resource links, and feel free to call or text us if you have any questions or concerns!

Resource Links:

Rent Assistance

As a reminder, the Washington state eviction moratorium bridge expires at the end of this month – communities who need assistance with paying rent or anticipate not being able to pay rent should apply now to ensure they are protected, even if applications may not be processed before October 31. Information and applications are available in 28 languages. Please note that Seattle has extended the moratorium in its city limits only through January 15, 2022.

Proof of Vaccination in Seattle

Starting October 25, many places in Seattle and King County will require proof of vaccination to go in. Please look at this link for more info:

Teacher Lisa Email: Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Jieshan Email: Work Cell: (206)532-6929Teacher Nuria Email: Work Cell: (206)532-6927

Our four program-wide expectations are Be Compassionate, Be Curious, Be A Community and Be Courageous. This week we will focus on how children can Be A Community.

We are A Community when we:

  • Are kind to one another
  • Take care of one another
  • Embrace our differences and cultures
  • Share what we know and care about
  • Solve problems together

In this week’s learning resource, you’ll find an activity related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went!

Social Emotional

Be A Community: Happy In Our Skin – This week we are going to be learning about how we can teach your child to be a community. The book, “Happy in Our Skin” paints a picture of a world that recognizes the value of diversity and accepting people, especially those who may be different from us. After listening to this book talk to your child about the people they saw in the book and how they were similar or different from themselves. Talk with them about your culture and other cultures that are in our community and how even though we are different we are kind and help each other. Ask me for the password….

Happy in Our Skin: Manushkin, Fran, Tobia, Lauren: 9780763670023: Books

Art / Writing

Celebrate autumn: Make a leaf crown! 

All you need is some paper, tape or glue, and some leaves! Simply roll the paper to fit your child’s head like a crown. Collect some leaves, and have your child tape or glue them to the paper! Next thing you know, they’re autumn royalty!

We Play - Making an Autumn Crown. - Picklebums

Social Emotional

Sing a Song/Tell a Story from Home

While playing with your child, you can teach them a song from your own childhood! This will help them connect with you and with the languages and cultures you come from, and even help them embrace their home language! Or if you’re not in a singing mood, you could share a childhood story with your child, and maybe even try acting them out with puppets or toys you have at home! The idea is that you’re sharing pieces of your childhood with your own family as a way to grow closer.

Math / Science

Making Binoculars/Going on a Walk

Teacher Lisa made this video of how to make binoculars at home! Go ahead and watch it, and if you have these materials at home, you can try to make your own binoculars! Then the whole family could go on a nature walk to look for animals, plants, clouds, all kinds of things! It does require a password, so when you’re ready to watch, text me and I’ll send you the password!

DIY Craft: How to Make Cardboard Binoculars for Kids | Audubon