Volume 31

August 23, 2021

Social Emotional

MONDAY ACTIVITIES

Brush your Teeth by Super Simple Songs – It is important that we continue to keep brush our teeth everyday and keep our teeth clean. Using songs is a great way to get your kids learning while they are having fun singing and dancing along. Therefore, have your child play this song while brushing their teeth to get them going and to time how long they should be brushing their teeth for! Link: https://video.link/w/Xdi9b

Brush Your Teeth | Kids Songs | Super Simple Songs - YouTube

Language / Literacy

Mousetronaut Book – While looking for stories this week I found a really cool website that has videos of astronauts reading children’s books in space. This book is about a little mouse who is chosen to fly to space for a special mission. Before reading the book, ask your child, “What do you think will happen in this book?” Encourage them to look at the cover of the book before playing the video and talk about what is on the cover. After reading the story ask your child, “What was your favorite part of the story?”

https://storytimefromspace.com/mousetronaut-2/

Art / Writing

WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES

Wind the bobbin up song by Super Simple Songs – This song is super fun and easy to sing along with your kids. This song might even get in your head sometimes! Here is the link to the song and the lyrics are down below: https://video.link/w/x9i9b

Lyrics:

Wind the bobbin up.

Wind the bobbin up.

Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

Wind it back again.

Wind it back again.

Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

Point to the ceiling.

Point to the floor.

Point to the window.

Point to the door.

Clap your hands together, 1, 2, 3.

Put your hands upon your knee.

Wind the bobbin up.

Wind the bobbin up.

Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

Wind it back again.

Wind it back again.

Pull, pull, clap, clap, clap.

Point to the ceiling.

Point to the floor.

Point to the window.

Point to the door.

Clap your hands together, 1, 2, 3.

Put your hands upon your knee.

Math / Science

Math: Pattern Movement – Pattern movement is something we did in the classroom but with colors, shapes and hand motions (square, circle, square, circle…) For the square shape, we would probably clap our hands and for the circle shape, we would pat our legs. We thought it would be easier to use items we have at home to create a pattern movement. Parents should gather items they have in their home such as coins (dimes, quarters, pennies, nickels) or fruits (bananas, apples, oranges, etc) to learn sequencing. Create a pattern with your child and let them predict and continue on with the pattern.

Movement / Play

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

Hot potato – This game requires 3 or more people. Have all players arrange themselves in a circle and toss a small, round object (a tennis ball, an orange, or even a real potato will suffice) to each other while music plays. The player who is holding the “hot potato” when the music stops is out. The game continues until one player is left — that player is the winner. Put a simple twist on the rules — anyone who drops the “hot potato” is also out.

This game can work on their hand-eye coordination as well as their motor skills.