Teachers Suzanne, Mary and Mimi
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 Suzanne: 206-398 9699 email@example.com
Teacher Mary: 206-532 6919 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Mimi: 206-643 8121 email@example.com
Community Resource: Looking for information on the COVID vaccine for young children? Here is a link with information:
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!
Language / Literacy
Dinosaur Dinosaur: Book Video
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
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.
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”