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Day 44

Hello Families,

Today would have been the last full day of school for your child. It is so sad how this school year has ended but I am happy that we are all safe and healthy. I have enclosed some summer calendars so that you can help your child continue their learning throughout the summer and prepare them for their next adventure…kindergarten!

I am going to set up a park day in the summer so keep a look out on remind for the day!

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 43

Hello Families,

Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime!

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to listen to reading!

Math Activity

For the math activity today I would like your child to build something outside. They can bring some blocks outside or even just give them a bowl and a spoon and they can dig some dirt to make dirt castles. Send me a photo of your child building outside!

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Have a great weekend and don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work.

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 42

Hello Families,

Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime! Also today from 12-2 Cotter will be open for you to come pick up your child’s extra clothes and snow gear. You will drive up in the bus circle and a teacher will bring materials to you.

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to work on writing. Draw a picture of your favorite thing to do in the summer. Remember to put your picture on the top and your words on the bottom! Send me a photo of your child’s drawing!

Math Activity

For the math activity today I would like your child to sing and count along with this video.

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work.

Mrs. Lyons

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Preschool Registration

For any families who are looking to register their child for next year:

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.

Please share this with any family who has preschool aged children!

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Day 41

Hello Families,

Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime! Also on Wednesday from 12-2 Cotter will be open for you to come pick up your child’s extra clothes and snow gear. You will drive up in the bus circle and a teacher will bring materials to you.

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to read to self. Have your child pick a book and a blanket they can sit on outside. Lay out the blanket and have them read their book in the sunshine. You can even pack them a snack to that they can have a picnic after they read. Send me a photo of your child reading outside!

Math Activity

For the math activity today I would like your child to go on a color hunt outside. Have them find something red, blue, green, brown, black, yellow and white. Send me a photo of what your child finds!

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work.

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 40

Hello Families,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime! Also on Wednesday from 12-2 Cotter will be open for you to come pick up your child’s extra clothes and snow gear. You will drive up in the bus circle and a teacher will bring materials to you.

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to use materials we find outside to write our names. Have your child gather all sorts of materials from your backyard. Then use the materials to write their name. Send me a photo of your child writing with materials!

Here is an example

Math Activity

For the math activity today I would like your child to count how many materials they have gathered for their name. When they finish writing their name ask them to count how many they used and how many materials they have left as an extension.

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work.

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 39

Hello Families,

Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime!

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to work on writing!  Send me a photo of your child’s writing!

Math Activity

For the math activity today I would like your child to build something small. They can use whatever materials they would like to build a small tower like q-tips, small blocks or legos. Send me a picture of your child’s small building.

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work. Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 38

Hello Families,

I hope everyone had a great extended weekend! Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime!

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to read to someone! Have your child pick a family member to read with. The child will read a book to that person and then the family member will read a book to them! Send me a photo of your child reading to someone!

Math Activity

For the math activity today I would like your child to build something tall. They can use whatever materials they would like to build a tall tower like blocks or even pillows. Send me a picture of your child’s tall building.

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work.

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 37

Hello Families,

I hope everyone had a great extended weekend! Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime!

Literacy Activity

Today I would like to work on letter recognition. With sidewalk chalk write down all the letters outside. You can do all capital letters then all lower case letters or you can challenge your child by putting both capital and lower case letters. Then give your child either a spray bottle filled with water, wet sponge or even just a wet rag. For every letter you ask them to find have them wipe it away with water if they get it correct! Send me a photo of your child playing this fun alphabet game!

Here is an example

Math Activity

For the math activity today, we are going to do some counting. Have your child tell you their favorite color. Then go on a walk and count how many things they found on the walk that is their favorite color. Send me a picture of your child counting.

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work.

Mrs. Lyons

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Day 36

Hello Families,

Today we are going to do three activities. There will be a literacy activity, a math activity and worktime!

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to have a guest reader…Mrs. Di Mascio!

Send me a picture of your child’s drawing!

Math Activity

For the math activity today, we are going to do some counting! Using outside chalk write the numbers 1-10 in large boxes. Have your child fill each box with the correct number of materials they found outside. Send me a photo of your child counting out materials!

Here is an example

Worktime

5 to 10 MinutesPlan for Work Time (playtime):  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..).  
Kids will tell you what they are planning to do/want to play with/how they will use toys at home. 

Ask your child, “What will you do at worktime?” and have them answer you with words.
1 hr.Worktime/Kids play WITHOUT ELECTRONICS  Kids can use toys to pretend play, build, and create.
15 minClean Up:  Kids clean up the mess they have made while playing.
5 to 10 min Recall:  Build your child’s memory of events by having your child tell you what they did while they played (ask “What did you do at worktime?” and follow up with “tell me how you did that” or “what did you do next?”)

I hope you all have a great time learning at home! Don’t forget to send me a photo of your child’s work. This will be a long weekend because of Memorial Day so enjoy your weekend and I will message you again on Tuesday!

Mrs. Lyons