# Activities for June 3rd

## Letter of the Week

This weeks letter is R or r. R says rah like rabbit, racoon and rhino. Here is another song about R.

Count how many letter R’s or r’s are in the sentence below and write R that many times.
Ricky Racoon ripped a raspberry off the raspberry bush and fed it to the robin.

## Math

Dig into your piggy bank or find a little change!

1. Sort the money! Make a pile of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
2. Count the money! How many of each kind of coin do you have?
3. Turn it into a graph! Line them up next to each other in straight lines. What do you notice?
4. Make patterns using the coins! Penny, penny, dime , or quarter nickel penny, quarter nickel, penny, etc.

## Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

## Story Time

Today we are going to re-read It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny one more time. This is the third time you are hearing it so see if you can follow along.

## Movement/Outside

Make sure to get outside today if the weather allows it. While you are outside take your sidewalk chalk and write capital R and lowercase r.

Have a great day!

# Application Pick Up for GSRP PreK 2020-21

Dearborn schools GSRP will be handing out applications at Cotter Early Childhood Center,on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 from 12 to 2 PM. We are located at 13020 Osborn. Please come in off of Osborn and wait in line as you come through the bus loop. You do not need to exit your car a staff member will be out there to assist you.If you currently have an application and all your information that is needed with the application continue to look on our website and other social media for upcoming registration dates.

# Activities for June 2nd

## Letter of the Week

Letter R is written with a big line, small curve, small line.

How many items can you find in your house that start with the letter R. Remember to test it out with that “rah” sound. Take a picture of the R items that you found and send me the picture on Class dojo.

## Math

For math today I would like you to explore the math site Happy Numbers that I set up for you. Click on the link below. Click on your child’s name and the password is 5.

https://happynumbers.com/classes/909711/students

## Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

## Story Time

Today we are going to listen to It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny again. This time see if you can remember the animals the PJ Funny bunny wants to be.

## Movement/Outside

Here is a song about different animals.

When you go outside today be on the lookout for animals. See how many you can find. Did you see any of the animals that PJ Funny Bunny thought he wanted to be? If you could be any animal what animal would you want to be? When you are outside, move around like that animal.

Have a great day!

# Activities for June 1st

Wow, I can’t believe we are in June. I am so sorry that this is the way our school year is ending 🙁 The end of the year is usually filled with fun and memorable activities. The school is having a pick-up for students materials today BUT you do not need to go for your PreK student if I didn’t contact you. There were just a couple of students with blankets still at school. If you have older children at McDonald make sure to look at the schedule that I posted in the last post to see when your pick-up time is. If you have more than one student you can pick up all of their items at the same time. For PreK students I will be doing one more drop-off at your house. I think I got to see 6 or 7 of you last time. Hopefully I will see even more this time. I will be coming sometime next week. I will keep you posted on the day and time. I have their work that they did in class as well as a PreK Certificate. This will be our last week of posted activities and next Monday I will post some summer ideas.

Here we go with our morning song to start our daily activities…

## Letter of the Week

Our letter this week is letter R. Capital R and lowercase r. Rainbow, rock and raisin all start with that R sound.

Draw 2 things that start with the letter R. Write a R next to them.

## Math

For math today we are going to look at our Weather Graph! I hope you have been tracking the weather. I have been working hard. Here is my graph. I recorded the weather from Monday to Sunday.

When you look at your graph, does it look the same as mine? If not that is okay! Sometimes it may rain in one area and not in another area. The weather is different all over. Count how many of each types of weather you have on your graph. I have one sunny day. Two rainy days (it didn’t rain all day but it did rain a little). Which type of weather did you have the MOST of? I had the MOST of partly cloudy and partly sunny days. There were 4 of those days. I had the LEAST of cloudy days. There were zero of those days. Make sure to talk about your graph and which weather you had the most of and which you had the least of. We can use graphs to help us do lots of math and practice lots of math words. Words like most, least, numbers and counting are all a part of math. We used this activity to do Science (weather tracking) and Math (counting and comparing).

## Work Time

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

## Story Time

This is another one of our classroom books that we would have read 4 times and then put it out for the kids to read (retell) on their own. The title of the story is It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny.

We will be listening to this story again this week.

Shadows are also a part of science and weather too. Many time shadows are created from the sun shining on something and that something is blocking the sun which creates a shadow. Here is a story about shadows…

Now it’s your turn to try to make shadows today. You can use a lamp or the light on a cell phone onto the wall. Can you make….  -numbers -shapes -any letters -bunny ears -any other animals like they did in the book

## Outside

The weather is supposed to be beautiful today and lots of sun so you could try to make shadows outside too. Here is a little tip…if the sun is right on top of you it will be hard to see a shadow because it will be right under you. You have to try at the right time of day, probably before noon or after 2:00.

Have a great day!

# McDonald Pick-Up of Student Materials

Good evening! We made it through another week! Dr. Moughni posted a schedule for picking up student materials. There are just a couple of students in our class that had a blanket or extra outfit that were left at school. I will send you a message on Class Dojo if you did. If your PreK child does not have something that they left at school or forgot at school you do not need to go.

**I am going to drop off student work and a certificate at your houses on the last week of school so there is no need to go to the school. I will keep you posted on the day and time.

**If you have an older child, please check the schedule to see when to go pick up their materials. The teachers have already gathered all of their stuff and put them in a bag. So you are going to be picking up either outside or in the gym depending on the weather.

# It’s Time for a Friday Field Trip!

Hello everyone. Today we are going to the Atlanta Zoo to visit the Pandas! They have a live Panda Cam so we can see what the pandas are doing right now!

Have fun watching. I think Panda Bears are so cute!

Have a great weekend!

# Activities for May 28th

## Letter of the Week

This weeks letter is B or b. B says buh like berry, bunny and basket. Here is another song about B.

Count how many letter B’s or b’s are in the sentence below and write B that many times.
Baby Bop bounced around to the boppin beat.

## Math

Make sure to graph today’s weather. You should have graphed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday’s weather now. I challenge you to graph the weather on Friday, Saturday and Sunday too and then we can send pictures of our weather graphs on Monday! Here is a video about weather.

Someone who studies the weather is a meteorologist. Here is a video of a girl who would like to be a meteorologist when she grows up…

## Let’s Make a Rainbow

Experiment: Use a strip of paper towel, and color the bottom of it like a rainbow with markers.

Step 1:

Step 2:  Place it in water with the colors down

Step 3: Watch what happens!

## Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

## Story Time

Today we are going to re-read Elmer one more time. This is the third time you are hearing it so see if you can follow along.

## Movement/Outside

Make sure to get outside today if the weather allows it.

Have a great day!

# Activities for May 27th

## Letter of the Week

Letter B is written with a big line, small curve, small curve.

How many items can you find in your house that start with the letter B. Remember to test it out with that “buh” sound. Take a picture of the B items that you found and send me the picture on Class dojo.

## Math

When we talk about the weather that is Science but when we keep track of weather using a graph that is Math. We will soon be counting the days of each type of weather. Graphing and counting are going to teach us Math. Look at your weather graph and graph the weather for today.

## Work Time

Turn off those screens and play with some toys, color, paint… anything you can think of!

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

## Story Time

Today we are going to listen to Elmer again. This time the person reading the story is actually the author of the story. David McKee wrote the book and he is going to read it to you today. When he gets to the end of the book make sure to pay attention to the color of the pages. A lot of times when it is going to start raining, it gets dark outside.

## Movement/Outside

Here is a song about different types of weather. Think about your favorite type of weather. Talk about it and why you like that type of weather.

When you go outside today talk about the weather. You could take the sidewalk chalk with you to draw different types of weather. Also, practice writing the letter B, try to write your name too.

Have a great day!

# Activities for May 26th

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and healthy Eid! I was thinking about all of you and how everyone’s celebrations probably looked very different this year. I hope you got to see some family since the weather was nice! On Saturday we went to my parent’s house but we all stayed outside and 6 feet away from each other. It is so nice to see family. I will be going into the classroom on Wednesday this week to gather all of the kids items and put each child’s items into a bag. Then there will be a pick-up day, I believe it will be June 1st for you to pick up the items. I will keep you posted to let you know for sure if that is the day.

Here we go with our morning song to start our daily activities…

## Letter of the Week

Our letter this week is letter B. Capital B and lowercase b. They sound like buh. Big, book and baby all start with that same sound.

Draw 2 things that start with the letter B. Write a B next to them.

## Math

For math today I would like you to explore the math site Happy Numbers that I set up for you. Click on the link below. Click on your child’s name and the password is 5.

https://happynumbers.com/classes/909711/students

## Work Time

Planning Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s ability to organize their time by having them make a “plan” with you about what they would like to play with.  Children do this everyday with us at school. It helps children learn to organize their thoughts. Adults make plans all the time to organize their thoughts (shopping lists are made before going to the grocery store, to do lists are made to help plan your day etc..).

Work Time (45-60 minutes): During work time kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS.  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.

Clean Up (about 15 minutes):  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.

Recall Time (5 minutes): Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

## Story Time

This is another one of our classroom books that we would have read 4 times and then put it out for the kids to read (retell) on their own. The title of the story is Elmer

We will be listening to this story again this week. What animal is Elmer? What was the weather like in the story? Draw a picture of Elmer.

## Weather

This week we will be looking at and tracking the weather. The first thing we need to do is to make a weather graph. You can make your own just like in the video below or you can print one that is attached here. Make sure you record today’s weather.

## Movement/Outside

It is supposed to be a rainy later in the day so try to get outside earlier in the day. Have a Happy Tuesday!