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Volume 4

October 25, 2021

Teachers Lisa, Jieshan and Nuria
Week Oct 25-29 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource! We hope you and your families have been enjoying these newsletters as much as we’ve enjoyed making them! You may have heard already that we teachers will start a slow return to classrooms beginning November 1. This does NOT mean we are having class in person on November 1. We still need time to set up the classrooms and get our safety measures established. However, we will keep in touch on whether we might be able to do occasional outdoor meetings with each other, but that is still being worked on as well. We appreciate your continued grace and patience as we go through these reopening plans to ensure everyone is as safe as possible!

We hope you will enjoy trying out these learning activities! There are also some resources here you can look at if you need them. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Helpful Links:

Starting October 25, you will need either a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter most places in King County (like restaurants and indoor gatherings). Here’s an article and video with info: https://publichealthinsider.com/2021/10/18/vaccine-verification-what-to-expect-video/

If you live or work in Seattle, please take a few minutes to fill out this safety survey! It is available in many different languages! https://publicsafetysurvey.org/index.html

Need help finding or paying for child care? Check out this link! https://www.childcare.org/family-services/?storyid=174

Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Jieshan Email: jieshant@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)532-6929Teacher Nuria Email: nuriao@nhwa.org 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 Courageous.

We are Courageous when we:

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

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 Courageous: Try something new!

We love to try new things in our class! Sometimes it’s new games, new songs, new stories, or even new foods! The most courageous thing a child can do is try.

As you support your child in home learning this week, ask them to try something different, even if it’s just for a couple of minutes. The more they try it, the more comfortable they will feel about the new thing they are trying! Again, this could be a new food, a new song or story, or a new game! As they try this new thing, you can encourage them by saying things like, “Wow! I can tell you are doing your best at this! You are being courageous!”

Language / Literacy

Read Along with Teacher Lisa: The Yak who Yelled Yuck!

Click on this link to watch Teacher Lisa read a story about a Yak who was trying some new foods. What letter sound do you hear the most in this story? What do you think happens after the story is over? Ask us for the password!  https://vimeo.com/449090837

Amazon.com: AlphaTales: Y: The Yak Who Yelled Yuck: A Series of 26  Irresistible Animal Storybooks That Build Phonemic Awareness & Teach Each  letter of the Alphabet eBook : Pugliano-Martin, Carol, Harvey, Paul:

Math / Science

Shoe Hunt:  Invite your child to go on a shoe hunt. Count the number of shoes each family member has. Count how many different types of shoes are in your house. How many have laces? How many have Velcro or buckles? Do you wear them indoors or outdoors? Do you slip them on? Count how many pairs of shoes. Line the shoes up from biggest to smallest. Get out a tape measure or ruler and measure the shoes.

Movement / Play

Clean up Song In school and at home, it is very important that the kiddos always clean up after themselves once they are done playing with toys, eating, or doing any activity. This song teaches the topic of cleaning up, helping children understand that at the end of every activity, it is necessary to put everything in its place once they are done. Play this song so they know it is time to clean up and put everything where it belongs!

Link: https://video.link/w/LmpIb

Clean Up Song | Tidy Up Song | The Singing Walrus - YouTube