Teacher Juliet & Teacher Genet 126 AM Classroom
September 27 – October 1, 2021 SY 2021-2022 Fall Volume 4
The CDC has been recommending booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine for those who have significantly compromised immune systems such as people who are receiving cancer treatment and/or who have received organ transplants. This week, the CDC approved booster third doses of the Pfizer vaccine for a larger group of people, at least six months after completion of the Pfizer series. According to the CDC, these groups should get the Pfizer booster:
- People who are 65 years and older.
- People living in long-term care facilities and nursing homes.
- People ages 50-64 who have underlying medical conditions.
According to the CDC, these groups may choose to get the Pfizer booster:
- People ages 18-49 who have underlying medical conditions.
- People ages 18-64 who work or live in high-risk setting such as healthcare workers, first responders, or shelter residents.
Rent & Energy Assistance
Governor Inslee announced that Washington is extending its eviction moratorium bridge for one more month – it will now expire on October 31, 2021. This means people cannot evicted for being unable to pay rent.
Meanwhile, the city of Seattle has extended the moratorium on evictions and utilities through January 15, 2022. This means residents and businesses who are unable to pay cannot evicted from their homes, and electricity, water, and gas not be cut off. This is just within the city of Seattle. Please continue to refer to these resources for assistance, or reach out to Neighborhood House’s housing stability team.
Language / Literacy
SINGING IN THE RAIN!
Author: Arthur Freed
Nacio Herb Brown
Illustrator: Tim Hopgood
A joyful celebration of spring rain showers, based on the song as performed in the classic Gene Kelly Film.
Author: Deborah Diesen
Illustrator: Lucy Fleming
Read by: Grandmas House
A grandfather and his granddaughter welcome fall in this sweet, whimsical story about finding beauty and wonder in every moment.
Colored paper, scissors, marker,
- Cut a tree branches and leaves.
- Write upper or lower letter on leaves.
- Put all leaves with letters on the tree.
- Explain to your child that during Fall, leaves fall from tree.
- Ask your child to pick a leaves and ask what letter or your child will identify the letter while pretending the leaves falling from the tree.
Math / Science
RAIN DROPS COUNTING AND GRAPHING
- This raindrops picture and graph is just a sample.
- Encourage your kids to draw four (4) different color rain clouds and create their raindrops up to 10.
- Help your kid create a graph and by using their chosen colors, graph the raindrops.
- After created a Raindrops graph, ask your kid the following questions:
- How many raindrops on your ___________ cloud?
- Which cloud has the most raindrops?
- Which cloud has the least raindrops?
MAKING RAIN IN A JAR!
Materials: glass of jar, plate, warm water, and ice
- Heat the water until steaming.
- Pour it into the jar.
- Place the plate on top of the jar.
- After waiting for a few seconds, put the ice on top of the plate.
- Then watch what will happens.
Water went up into the warm air and when it hit the cool plate, it formed into water drops that comes back down. “This is how the rain is made”
Water in the air forms clouds, and then comes back down as raindrops.
This activity helps the child understand where rain comes from.
Art / Writing
White paper, colored paper, pencil, crayons, scissors
- Ask your child to draw an umbrella and rain boots or Draw it on a paper and ask your child to cut following the line.
- After drawing or cutting, encourage your child to color the umbrella and rain boats.
- Discuss to your child the use of the umbrella and rain boats during rainy day.
- Ask your child to practice writing the words “UMBRELLA and RAIN BOOTS”
MAKE IT MOVE!
For this activity, you will need a masking tape and a crumpled ball of paper
- Place the ball of paper in between two lines of masking tape.
- Ask your kid to move the ball of paper outside the masking tape line – WITHOUT TOUCHING IT.
Let your kids think of a ways to figure out on how to move the ball of paper – WITHOUT TOUCHING IT.
Remember, this is a fun activity, so do not let your child get discouraged. Give them a hint but just try to wait until they absolutely needed.
Movement / Play
INDOOR GAMES TO GET ENERGY OUT DURING RAINY DAYS!
Place a balloon between your child’s knees and have them waddle across the room without dropping it. Make it more challenging for older kids by having them go around a few obstacles. If they drop it, they have to go back to the start.
Hang a balloon by a string from your doorway so it is a few inches higher than your child’s arm reach. Then, ask your child to tap the balloon using his/her hand.
Set up a “course” and see if your child can blow a balloon all the way to the finish line. They have to do army crawls working their upper body and core strength along the way.
Backhand Balloon Balance:
Challenge your kids to balance a balloon on the back of their hand, and see how long they can do it before it falls to the ground.