For today, please listen to The Tiny Seed and 1 other story. The Tiny seed follows the life of a seed traveling from a flower to becoming it’s own flower. The last scavenger hunt we did I received a picture from almost the students. Today lets see if we can beat that by getting everyone to send me a picture. We are going into school to pack up any student belongings that are left. So be prepared to head up to Whitmore next week to pick them up. The kindergarten transition information has been completed so we will be having a final virtual parent meeting. At that ti me well also give the students a second to see each other before the summer.
When your are finished, please write down the time it took and, take a pic of their sheet and send it to me at Liepeb@dearbornschools.org
Lots of Books can be accessed from Epic books through our classroom account. The site link is https://www.getepic.com/ for books. Sign your child up to see the stories I am linking for them to listen too. They will also be able to listen to many other books and stories of their choosing. The class code is mhe8655.
Today 3 students stated their online individualized numeracy work for the week. :*-( Please continue to work on these. Our class code is 911 561 to access it. There is also a link in our Google Classroom to the site. Every child has an account that I setup for them and I sent their password with the student login information yesterday. https://happynumbers.com/ . This site is awesome because it adjusts to the child’s knowledge of numbers. They will all start with a quick assessment to guide the lessons that are individualized for them. We have nine(9) students that completed the initial assessment and are on their personalized learning path into Kindergarten. Please make sure you are logging in and working toward your weekly goal of 40 minutes a week. (10minutes/4days)
The plan is finalized for a last Teacher Parent conference / Parent Meeting that we will be having for the end of the year. I had originally planned on doing this lasts week but was not able too. Please be on the look out for the login information I will be sending out. It will be going out in multiple formats so everyone can join. You should have already received something from the school your child will be attending about kindergarten /Young 5’s registration. Please contact the elementary school if you have question about registration.
For next years GSRP program please contact Cotter Early Childhood Center or central office. You can fill part of the information online be prepared. https://cotter.dearbornschools.org/
The children’s daily routine will be just like at school and have all the pieces that I did with them at school. So they will have a reading/listening activity, a writing activity, a mathematics activity, imaginative play (Plan, Do, Review), creative arts and gross motor. The fine motor activities are built into some of the other activities but may also be the activity.
The imaginative play and Plan, Do, Review are as easy as a couple times a day when the children are going to play start by asking them what their plan is, some examples are; What they will play with? What they are going to do with it? Who they might play with? How hey are going to use it? Then when they are done ask them to recall. Have them tell you details of the play activity they did.
The daily writing, reading and gross motor is always addressed in these 3 simple daily homework assignments since the beginning of the year. 1.Practice Writing. 2.Practice Reading. 3.Playing outside (social distanced) (ABC fit kids using 2 family members names or Cosmic Kids Yoga, CosmicKids.com ).
If you need to get a hold of me I can still be reached by email Liepeb@dearbornschools.org or you can call my classroom number (-827-7238) and leave a message, they go to my email. If I call back it will come from an unknown or unavailable number. I will only call Monday-Thursday between 9am-3pm. Be on the lookout for a call this week.