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Volume 7

November 15, 2021

Teachers Negyat, Zamzam and Bea
Week Nov. 15-19 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource! We hope you are doing well and staying safe and healthy! As we make plans to reopen, we are grateful for your patience and collaboration as we start doing some in-person visits outside and talking about what reopening might look like. As always, if you ever have questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us and we can talk!

Useful Links:

https://childmind.org/article/how-can-we-help-kids-with-transitions/ This is an article about helping children with transitions. Could be helpful to read as we literally begin to transition to in-person!

https://healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Getting-Your-Child-Ready-for-the-COVID-19-Vaccine.aspx Here’s some info regarding COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11

Teacher Negyat negyatm@nhwa.org (206) 771 6801Teacher Zamzam zamzama@nhwa.org (206) 779 3881   Teacher Bea meksavanhs@nhwa.org  (206) 313 2646

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 Curious.

We are Curious when we:

  • Explore new ideas
  • Ask “I Wonder” questions
  • Imagine the possibilities
  • Test our ideas
  • Value the challenge

In this week’s learning resource, you’ll find an activity related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went!

Movement / Play

Be Curious

Did you know there are 5 ways to learn about things?? They’re called the 5 senses! The 5 senses are Seeing, Smelling, Hearing, Touching and Tasting!

The next time you are playing outside, or at the store, you can use some of these senses to explore your curiosity. For example, if you are at the store, you can SEE all the different foods they have! Can you name the colors you SEE?

If you’re at home, you can TASTE the food you eat with your family! Does the food taste sweet, salty or something else?

Take some time with your family to Be Curious about the different things you can smell and hear and touch, too! You can talk about them, draw pictures, or even make up a song to sing about them!

47 Preschool Five senses ideas in 2021 | senses, senses activities, senses  preschool

Math / Science

Baking Bread with Teacher Lisa

Baking Bread part 1 https://vimeo.com/443124688

Baking Bread part 2 https://vimeo.com/443125479

Watch both of these videos as Teacher Lisa bakes some homemade bread! This can be a fun math activity to do at home, but make sure you have a grown-up doing it with you so you can be safe! J Please ask me to give you the password to access the videos!

Language / Literacy

Pete the Cat   I Love My White Shoes                                                          

Have fun reading and listening to the story by clicking on the link below.

Talk about the colors of Pete’s shoes and what kinds of feelings Pete had when his shoes kept changing colors.   Ask your child how they would feel if their favorite shoes changed colors or got mud them.  Then name the colors of Pete’s shoes.

https://video.link/w/Lfp8c

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes: James Dean, Eric Litwin: Amazon.com:  Books

 

Social Emotional

What is a Friend?

The story below is about different friends.  Listen and ask your child how they feel about making friends, having friends, and how to treat friends.   Let them draw pictures of friends and about how they think and feel.

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/featured/new/book?BookId=1469

Unite for Literacy