OPTION B news:
Parent meeting for Rebecca‘s group will be on Sunday 7/25, 3:00-3:45: Topic- Preparing your children for the return to classrooms: activities that help them do self-help & practice conversation
THIS Week 7/19-23: bring a tray of sand/dirt every day and a small Tupperware of water on Wed: we will feel, observe, and write our letters on our tray
Week 7/26-30: CLASS ONLY THURS & FRI 10:30-11:00 while T. Rebecca on vacation: I will do Home Visits on Thurs and Fri before and after class
Week 8/2-8/6: NO CLASS Mon-Wed/Teacher Rebecca on vacation
Newsletter set to 7.5 hours of home learning a week
Language / Literacy
When I was a kid before computers, we would listen to “dial a story” from the public library. There are books to listen to a public libraries across the country just by dialing a phone number but this one you can listen to on a browser screen.
Dial a story: boats will float
Duck on a bike book: https://video.link/w/emT3c
Listen to teacher Rebecca’s video of Sun, Flower, Lion read aloud
Art / Writing
Return to in person practice:
-In our classrooms we ask kids to draw a picture of what they want to play each day.
-We invite them to write letters or words to tell about their plans. You can do this at home too!
SINGING WITH IMAGINATION:
Listen and learn music class for kids color songs: sing along: https://video.link/w/XlX3c
When animals get up in the morning is one of my favorite songs to sing with kids because you can sing it about the animals in any book, you don’t even have to watch a video.
This version has the words of the song to look at too! https://video.link/w/05d2c
-Ask them if they can make the sounds of the animals in the books you read?
-For fun you can help your children dress up like animals. Do they want to make an animal headband with paper? Maybe you have clothes that are the color of their favorite animal?
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Vocabulary/conversation practice/writing letters to identify pictures =labeling
Make an animal headband like I discussed in the song space above. Cut one or two thin strips of paper and tape or glue them together to fit around your child’s head. Cut some triangles, circles, and rectangles and invite them to color them and glue/tape them on to make the ears, eyes, hair of an animal.
SKILLS: motor skill of drawing, conversation skills, vocabulary PLUS # or letter recognition.
Math / Science
Math practice: here’s a four day lesson plan of pattern and number recognition and number-object matching activities. You can use any kind of objects in your house or rocks or sticks from outside 🙂 I used water/milk jug caps and small animal erasers.
How to make oil & water play bottles: https://www.thecrafttrain.com/oil-and-water-discovery-bottles/
SKILLS: conversation, counting, observation and recalling details
Read this book online and ask your child to find the animals they are talking about: can they spot them on the page?
Pig Hiding https://video.link/w/QZW0c
SKILLS: describing things out loud & listening & taking turns, and recalling.