Ms. Reid & Mrs. Hamade GSRP Preschool

Ms. Reid GSRP PreSchool

Tuesday March 31st

ZOOM meet up at 11:00 today! Follow the link below! I will read a story and maybe we can have a virtual dance party 🙂 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/658940484

Meeting ID: 658 940 484

Parents: If you did not get to have your parent teacher conference and would still like to do so, please let me know. I am more than happy to call home and discuss progress/goals/future/specific ideas for your child to work on at home, etc. I can include Mrs. Hamade in the call as well if needed! Please just reach out and let me know what you need. 

Literacy: 

Read a book! Always every day <3 

Letter Jj: Jj says juh like Jenna, jellyfish, jungle, juice, jet 

Capital J: Start at the top, line down and swoop into a small curve, cross it at the top 

Lowercase j: start in the middle, line down below the line, swoop into a small curve, dot at the top 

Math: Go on a math scavenger hunt today! Parents feel free to add or modify to fit what you have available at home. Make it fun! 

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Monday March 30th

Math: Please try out this site, and have your child do the super short pretest! If you have already done so, then have them work on it for 15-20 minutes today.

I just created a class in a site called Happy Numbers that is free for the rest of the school year. Once you log your child in, they take a super quick pre-test to help get them on the correct level, you can help them, but let them do what they can so it places them correctly. This looks like a really great math resource. I hope you find it helpful! Directions for access are below. Between this and ABCMouse your child should have what they need at a level that is geared for their needs. 

  1. Go to http://www.happynumbers.com
  2. Click on I’m a student
  3. Enter class code 823 500 (this is just for the first log in)
  4. Make sure the sound is on 
  5. Students will choose their name, password for each child is 123
  6. Have your child do the pre-test
  7. Have fun and enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions!

Literacy: Letter Ii

Ii can say eye, and ih, like in ice cream, icicle, igloo, insect

Capital I: Start at the top, straight line down, small line across at the top and bottom 

Lowercase i: small straight line down from the middle, dot on the top 

  • Read a book together 
  • Have your child go back through the book, and find Ii. How many did they find? 
  • Practice writing the letter Ii  Children can write both I and i, have them use pencil, crayon, pen, marker, highlighter to write. Another idea is to rainbow write the letter, meaning write the letter in each color that you have. 
  • Go on a hunt around your house and find things that start with the letter Ii.
  • Draw and label the things you found that started with Ii. Some children can begin to sound out the word (it is ok if they don’t spell it correctly, they will be writing the sounds they hear.) Some children will want to copy the word, that is ok too. 
  • If you have ads, newspaper, magazines, have your child look through them and circle the letter Ii when they find it. 
  • Journal writing – using a piece of paper, have them draw a line about ⅔ of the way down (they know what to do). Draw a picture on the top, and their story goes below. They can try to do their own story, parents can help or write too. They know what they can do! 
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Happy Numbers

Hi everyone! I just created a class in a site called Happy Numbers that is free for the rest of the school year. Once you log your child in, they take a super quick pre-test to help get them on the correct level, you can help them, but let them do what they can so it places them correctly. This looks like a really great math resource. I hope you find it helpful! Directions for access are below. Between this and ABCMouse your child should have what they need at a level that is geared for their needs. 🙂

  1. Go to http://www.happynumbers.com
  2. Click on I’m a student
  3. Enter class code 823 500 (this is just for the first log in)
  4. Make sure the sound is on 🙂
  5. Students will choose their name, password for each child is 123
  6. Have your child do the pre-test
  7. Have fun and enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions!
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Friday-Sunday March 27th-29th

Friday-Sunday March 27th-29th 

Here is a fun activity to do just to bust boredom, and get those creative juices flowing! The children have done activities like this in class. Remember those alligator traps? Give them the go ahead to get creative, and I bet you will be amazed at what they can do! Have fun!

Using cereal boxes, tissue boxes, empty toilet paper/paper towel rolls, plastic jars, etc. ya know the recycling stuff, along with tape, string whatever, ask your child to build their dream house. Maybe they want a pool! How about a big bedroom? A roller coaster? Let them be creative and build away! This is a great STEAM activity. Extra super bonus points if you get them to draw it and describe it to you. 🙂 Have fun and be creative! 

Examples of recycled materials being used to build dream houses

https://littlepuddins.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Corona-Virus-Free-Printable-Updated-2-The-Autism-Educator-.pdf

The link above is a great kid friendly resource that explains the corona virus to children, why we are not at school, what they can expect and how they can be helpful. Worth a quick read through with your child.

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Thursday March 26th

A great article (also shared on the Cotter blog, about helping/explaining to kids what is happening in the world right now.

Letter Hh 

H says haa like Hamade, horse, hat, hungry, Haidar, heart, hug.

Capital H: Start at the top, make a straight line down, move over and make a second line. Connect them together in the middle 

Lowercase h: start at the top, straight line down, jump to the middle, slight curve and down 

READ a book of two! Write about your favorite part and draw a picture 

Math activity: Draw simple shapes on a piece of paper. Triangle, rectangle, circle, square (you can add more if your child wants or needs). Have them go on a hunt around the house and count how many of each shape they can find. Ex. 6 rectangle windows, 8 circle plates, 4 square picture frames 

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Wednesday, March 25th

Letter Gg – write it, find it in books, you know the drill 🙂

Sound: Guh or Juh : giraffe, gorilla, gym, gum, gentle, giant, goose, grain

Capital G: start at the top, make a big curve like a c, up towards the middle, and back in using straight small lines 

Lowercase g: start in the middle, curve around like an o, back down past the line with a small curve under the o 

READ a book or two! 

Math activity: 

Grab a piece of paper, have your child write the numbers 1-20, spread out like a number line. Once they have made the numbers, either play a bingo game with them by calling out numbers out of order, or have them draw dots under the numbers to represent how many each is worth. 

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ZOOM Meeting Day! March 24th

Tuesday March 24th 

ZOOM meeting at 11:00 for the kids that want to participate! 

Topic: Reid PreK Class 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/658940484

Meeting ID: 658 940 484

You can participate by either downloading the ZOOM app on your phone, or going to the website via the link posted above on any electronic device that is connected to the internet.  The website limits the time, so if you are participating please be ready at 11 to do so. 

Moms it would be a good idea to have on your hijab just in case. Since everyone is home, not sure who might pop up in backgrounds of cameras, etc. 

Work on letter Ff today! F says fuh like frog and fruit. 

Write Ff: Start at the top, straight line down, jump back up, line at the top, line in the middle.  Lowercase: start with a small curve at the top, straight down, then small line across in the middle. 

Activity ideas: 

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Monday, March 23rd


*** ZOOM meet up! Tomorrow 11:00 am ***

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/658940484?pwd=aG45MlhFblFvaWlSVmxwVTdBR0MrUT09

Activity of the week! Scavenger hunt! I want to see pictures!! 🙂 

Letter E

Literacy activities: Please choose 3 or more each day –  I have added a few new ideas to the list!

  • Read a book together 
  • Have your child go back through the book, and find Ee. How many did they find? 
  • Practice writing the letter Ee. Children can write both E and e have them use pencil, crayon, pen, marker, highlighter to write. Another idea is to rainbow write the letter, meaning write the letter in each color that you have. 

Capital E: Start at the top straight down, jump back up, small line at the top, small line in the middle, small line at the bottom

Lowercase e: Start in the middle, small straight line, then loop it around 

  • Go on a hunt around your house and find things that start with the letter Ee. Ee says e like eagle, or eh like in egg.  Can you find 3 or more things that start with Ee? 
  • Draw and label the things you found that started with Ee Some children can begin to sound out the word (it is ok if they don’t spell it correctly, they will be writing the sounds they hear.) Some children will want to copy the word, that is ok too. 
  • If you have ads, newspaper, magazines, have your child look through them and circle the letter Ee when they find it. 
  • Journal writing – using a piece of paper, have them draw a line about ⅔ of the way down (they know what to do). Draw a picture on the top, and their story goes below. They can try to do their own story, parents can help or write too. They know what they can do! 

Math activities: Please choose 2 or more each day 

  1. Give your child things to count (pieces of cereal, cars, legos, spoons, etc.) after they count they can write the number. Do this a few times over with different numbers. 
  2. Have your child sort their toys, they can sort legos or cars by color, size, shape. 
  3. Once the toys are sorted, they can line them up into a graph, have them tell you which has the most, the least, are any equal, etc. 
  4. If you have ads, newspaper, magazines, have your child look through them and circle the numbers when they find them, have them tell you what the number is. 
  5. Practice finding shapes in your house and drawing them. Can they cut them out? 
  6. Practice 1-20, writing, counting objects, ordering flashcards, we have a lot of children who are so close to mastery here, the teens are where we need to focus!
  7. Patterns: using cereal, legos, socks, etc. start a pattern and have your child keep it going. Have your child make a pattern for you. Example: blue green blue green, or red red pink, red red pink … 

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Weekend fun! March 20-22

Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 20-22 

Take a field trip this weekend!. Everyone needs to go to Houston Zoo at https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/ this will allow you to explore the zoo!

While you are there check out the Chimpanzees, Elephants, Giraffes, Gorillas, Leaf Cutter Ants, and Rhinoceroses. Take a picture of your favorite and write(draw) which one is your favorite. Then tell why you liked it or something you learned! 

I am also asking that everyone please download an app, called Zoom. It is for both apple and android. Once you have the app and sign up for it, I can set up a meeting with the children and we can have a conference call. I am aiming to do this on Tuesday. Please get the app up and running, let me know if you have any questions or how I can help.

Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday March 19th

Thursday March 19th 

*** I will only be sending lessons Monday-Thursday, but will also send a fun activity to try over the weekend. I am also working on a way for us to all meet virtually, so the kids can see their teachers and each other. I am hoping to be able to do this 2x a week while we are out. I will get info out on how we will do this soon. 

Letter D

Literacy activities: Please choose 3 or more each day –  I have added a few new ideas to the list!

  • Read a book together 
  • Have your child go back through the book, and find Dd. How many did they find? 
  • Practice writing the letter Dd. Children can write both D and d, have them use pencil, crayon, pen, marker, highlighter to write. Another idea is to rainbow write the letter, meaning write the letter in each color that you have. 

Capital D: Start at the top straight down, jump back up, big curve all the way down 

Lowercase d: Start at the top straight line down, jump to the middle, small curve. This is a great time to make sure they know d vs b! 

  • Go on a hunt around your house and find things that start with the letter Dd. Dd says duh like duck, dog or doughnut.. Can you find 3 or more things that start with D? 
  • Draw and label the things you found that started with Dd Some children can begin to sound out the word (it is ok if they don’t spell it correctly, they will be writing the sounds they hear.) Some children will want to copy the word, that is ok too. 
  • If you have ads, newspaper, magazines, have your child look through them and circle the letter Dd when they find it. 
  • Journal writing – using a piece of paper, have them draw a line about ⅔ of the way down (they know what to do). Draw a picture on the top, and their story goes below. They can try to do their own story, parents can help or write too. They know what they can do! 

Math activities: Please choose 2 or more each day 

  1. Give your child things to count (pieces of cereal, cars, legos, spoons, etc.) after they count they can write the number. Do this a few times over with different numbers. 
  2. Have your child sort their toys, they can sort legos or cars by color, size, shape. 
  3. Once the toys are sorted, they can line them up into a graph, have them tell you which has the most, the least, are any equal, etc. 
  4. If you have ads, newspaper, magazines, have your child look through them and circle the numbers when they find them, have them tell you what the number is. 
  5. Practice finding shapes in your house and drawing them. Can they cut them out? 
  6. Practice 1-20, writing, counting objects, ordering flashcards, we have a lot of children who are so close to mastery here, the teens are where we need to focus!
  7. Patterns: using cereal, legos, socks, etc. start a pattern and have your child keep it going. Have your child make a pattern for you. Example: blue green blue green, or red red pink, red red pink … 

Something fun to do since it is wet outside!

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