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Volume 36

July 19, 2021

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s learning resource! We hope you are enjoying the summer weather and taking time to enjoy any sunshine that comes your way!

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Math / Science

Hanging Up the Clothes

Primary Objectives
Uses classification skills

Why it’s important
Grouping similar objects requires a beginning understanding of classification. When you child attempts to group an assortment of itemsm he develops his ability to notice similarities and differences between objects.

Materials
Six feet of clothesline and clothespins, laundry baskets, small items of clothing such as socks, hats, or mittens

What you do
1. Hang the clotheslines across a room or outdoor space low enough for your child to reach. Put the clothes in the basket alongside a supply of clothespins.

2. Invite your child to sort and hang the clothes with you. Explain to them you want the clothes grouped together on the line (e.g. socks together and mittens together).

3. As your child pulls an item from the basket, talk about the article of clothing as he hangs it. You picked up the purple sock. Where are yout going to hang it?

4. Describe his work as he continues to fill the clothesline with clothes. I see that you are keeping the hats in the middle of the clothesline and the socks farther away.

5. Allow your child to put as few or as many clothes on the line as they choose. Leave the clothesline up so that he can try the activity later if he chooses.

6. You can extend this activity by asking your child to sort according to different characteristics, such as color, size, or style.

7. You can also share this experience with your child when you are doing laundry. He can sort the clothes into whites and colors, separate his clothes from yours, or match socks.

Language / Literacy

Read a story!

Find your favorite book and read it with a friend or family member. As you finish reading the book, think of what could happen AFTER the end of the story! Be Curious as to what the characters would do after the story’s ending.

Math / Science

What is money?

Read or listen to the book, “What is money?” by clicking on the link to unite for literacy books. 

Use pennies, nickels, quarters to show and count numbers 1, 5, 25, etc.   You can have your child trace around coins and write the number that equals the amount for the coin.  If you do not have real money close by, you can make paper money with scissors, paper, and markers.   Talk about how you can exchange money or play money at home. 

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/unite/community/book?BookId=1538.

Math / Science

Scavenger Hunt

Next time you’re outside with your family, take this list with you and see how many of these things you can find! How many did you see? Did you get to feel them, listen to them?

Math / Science

Ferry Ride Video

Watch this video of Teacher Lisa riding on a ferry!! What kinds of colors do you see? How many cars and bikes did you count? https://vimeo.com/572646676