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Volume 9

November 29, 2021

Teachers Negyat, Zamzam and Bea
Week November 29- Dec 3 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers! 

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource! We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our Zoom Parent Meeting on Tuesday November 30th from 5-6pm! We have sent you the link to attend the meeting. If for any reason you cannot locate the link, please ask us to send it again! Your participation at our meetings helps us to best know how to support you and your child (for who knows that better than you?!). It also gives us a chance to share information with you and to answer any questions that you may have. Please do attend this meeting—we are looking forward to seeing you there!

As always, feel free to contact one of us if you have any questions. Thank you!

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

Community Resource: Looking for information on the COVID vaccine for young children? Here is a link with information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/children-teens.html

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 Compassionate.

We are Compassionate when we:

  • Offer to help someone
  • Cheer someone up
  • Support others
  • Listen to how others are feeling
  • Listen to different ideas

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

Dinosaur Dinosaur: Book Video (Lang/Lit)

This book is about dinosaurs and opposites. While our friend Teacher Anna reads the story she will ask your child to say the opposites to words that are in the story. To watch the video click on this link. Ask me for the password (hint: it’s the same password every time!)!. https://vimeo.com/444700516

Movement / Play

Indoor Obstacle Course

It is important for kids to stay active. Although, with the rainy weather, try doing an indoor obstacle course!

Push aside some furniture, and practice gross motor skills without breaking any priceless antiques! Set out a laundry basket and use balled up socks to practice throwing and accuracy. Tape down some yarn or string for a makeshift balance beam or even crawl under or over a row of chairs. Do moves in place, like running, jumping and hopping. Add yoga moves, use a timer and cheer them on. Don’t forget to be safe while doing this activity!

Math / Science

Sort and Match clothes (Math/Science)

Your child(ren) will learn a lot of self-help skills if you have them help do laundry! They will be very proud of their new abilities.

  • Ask your child(ren) to sort and stack their laundry by putting all like things together such as underwear in one pile, socks in another.
  • Let them sort clothes by “owner” (my shirts, Dad’s shirts).
  • Ask your children to match a shoe with a shoe, a sock with a sock.
  • Give your child(ren) a limited choice of what to wear. Ask them why they chose the clothes they did.

Social Emotional

Feelings Scavenger Hunt

Use old magazines, advertisements or old newspapers to go on a feelings scavenger hunt. Ask your child to look for people wearing a specific color (red, green, yellow, or blue). Have your child cut out the pictures and glue them to a piece of paper. Discuss with your child about the facial expressions, facial features and body postures of the people they have cut out. Discuss the possible emotions that the people might be feeling and why they might be feeling that way. Understanding feelings can help us to show compassion towards others.

Movement / Play

Let’s Move: Busy Bees

Tell your child the room they are in is now a beehive! Ask them to pretend to be a bee and buzz and flap their wings as they move around the room. Say “Busy bees, busy bee! Buzz around and touch something [taller than you].” Repeat using other phrases like:

“something shorter than you”

“wider than you”

“smaller than a cat”

“smaller than your hand”

“the same size as this spoon”