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Volume 2

September 27, 2021

Message from Teacher Mimi

Hello Everyone!

     Welcome again to your new classroom, RV 123 PM.   We will have two live learning sessions on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 9:30 am for both the Am and PM classes at Rainier Vista.   Teachers Mary, Suzanne, and I will provide some learning through stories, song, dance, and listen to your child’s interests.   We hope to see you all there. Please look for the email invitation and click the link for Teams. 

     Our Communication is very important as we work together to provide the best learning experience for your child.   As always, your time and patience is very much appreciated during these times.

Enjoy the fun learning activities and helpful links below. 

Mimi

ameleworkb@nhwa.org       (206) 883 – 0707

Useful Links:   Emergency Resources (usf.edu)  

                                 Resources for Parents – Education | seattle.gov

                                  Remote Learning Resources | The Seattle Public Library (spl.org)

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

We are courageous when we:

  • Try new things for the first time
  • Ask questions
  • Make a mistake and try again
  • Share their own feelings
  • Stand up for what is right

In this week’s Learning Resource, you’ll find an activity to help your child learn about Being Courageous! Let us know how it went!

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

Movement / Play

Be Courageous: Don’t drop the egg!

Give your child a spoon and have them balance a hard-boiled or plastic egg from one point to another either indoors or out. How quickly can they go? Can they dance as they move?

The way this helps children Be Courageous is by helping them strengthen and challenge their balancing skills! (And if you use a plastic or toy egg, it won’t be messy if the egg does drop!)

If your child wants an extra challenge, they could try balancing something on their head! It could be a folded towel, some rolled-up socks- something fun but soft so if it falls, it won’t hurt your child 🙂

Language / Literacy

Listen and watch together with your child the book “Lucy’s Mask” https://video.link/w/7Rf2b After reading the story, ask open-ended questions to your child about how your child can be a heroine or a hero, and the things they are able to do to protect themselves and others? Dress your child with a cape and a real mask to pretend saving others.

Lucy's Mask (Lucy Book Series): Thompson, Lisa Sirkis, Thompson, John:  9798646193330: Amazon.com: Books

Art / Writing

Play-Dough Snakes (Language/Literacy) – For this activity, kids can roll small balls of dough into long snakes and form letters by bending and joining the snakes together.

Don’t have play-dough? Here’s an easy recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cups of flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of Oil
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Using a bowl add the flour, salt, and oil. I used canola oil but any oil works.
  2. Add in the food coloring and the warm water.
  3. Mix with a spoon until you can no longer blend it.
  4. Once the water cools down a bit, you can start kneading the dough with your hands.
  5. When you have a good consistency, add some flour onto your cutting board and knead some more.
  6. If the dough sticks to your fingers it needs more flour. Add a little bit at a time to not dry the dough. If you dry it by mistake, just add a little bit of water.

Problem Solving

An Activity to support talking and conversation

Find objects in your home such as brooms, spoons, plates, remote controls, or a picture of something.

Hide the object and then describe it.   Then let your child guess what it is.

An example below:

  • Say, “We use it to sweep the floor,” and have them find the broom.
  • Say, “It is cold, sweet, and good for dessert. I like strawberry” so they can guess “ice cream.”