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Food Drive

Islamic Center of America
Imam Chirri Food
Distribution Drive
Drive through/no contact
June 13th 10-1pm
Islamic Center of America
19500 Ford Rd
Dearborn
313 593 0000

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Have a Great Summer

Our school year is officially completed. I enjoyed being your child’s preschool teacher. I will miss each and every one of them. Know your child will always hold a special place in my heart. 💕

Thank you for all your hard work and commitment in helping your child during our remote learning. It definitely was a challenge, but the children all worked so hard and are now ready to move onto kindergarten. I am very proud of them.

This is my last post. I wanted to share the following learning activity calendars for the summer. These are optional but a good way to keep learning fun until the new school year. I wish all families a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer. Enjoy the sunshine!


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Learning Activities for Thursday, June 4, 2020

Reminder – End of year packet pick-up today at Cotter 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Application Pick Up

Please let family and friends know the following information if they have a child to register for this coming year’s Preschool Program.

NADIA BERRY

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.

Today will be the last of the posted learning activities for this school year. Thank you for supporting and helping your child learn and complete the activities, during these challenging times. Please be sure to send me pictures or an email of all work completed.

Literacy Activity

Let’s wrap up our entire alphabet today. After listening and singing to the songs. Complete the Letters Scavenger Hunt. Take a picture of the things you find. Have fun!


Read Aloud

Writing Activity

Tell me what was your favorite part of preschool. Draw a picture and have mom or dad help you write a sentence telling me your favorite part of preschool.

Math Activity

Let’s make shapes using things from nature. You will need to go outside for this fun math activity. I shared some photos of shapes you can make. Be sure to share pictures with me.

Science Activity

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?”)

End of Year Songs

Have a great day!

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Reminders

Reminder – End of year packet pick-up today and tomorrow at Cotter 12:00-2:00 p.m. The packet will have your child’s preschool certificate as well as other items. Drive through the circle drive by Cotter. It is suggested to have a sign with my name and your child’s name on it, so a staff member can bring the packet to your car.

Application Pick Up

Please let family and friends know the following information if they have a child to register for this coming year’s Preschool Program.

NADIA BERRY

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.

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Learning Activities for Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Reminder – End of year packet pick-up today and tomorrow at Cotter 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Literacy/Creativity Activity

What can you make with the letter K? Here are some examples. I can’t wait to see your letter K creation.

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Song and Read Aloud

Let’s listen to the song about occupations. Occupations is a very long word for jobs. Then listen to the story When I Grow Up. Then draw a picture of what YOU want to be when you grow up. Write a sentence about what you want to be. I can’t wait to see your picture.

Math Activity

Let’s play another fun water math game. For this activity you will need chalk to write the numbers 0-10 and draw a circle around each number. Fill balloons with water. Then have mom or dad call out a number, toss a balloon to splash on the number. See the example below.

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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?”)

Have a great day!

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Learning Activities for Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Let’s do a letter K scavenger hunt. Have fun looking for letter Kk objects. Send me a picture of the things you find.

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Read Aloud

Let’s listen to the story “Giraffes Can’t Dance.”

Activity: After listening to the story, draw a picture of your favorite part of the story.

Challenge: Write a sentence about your picture.

Math Activity

Today we are going to play a math game using your sidewalk chalk and the hose. Have mom or dad help your write the numbers 0-10 on the sidewalk with your chalk. Then have mom or dad say a number, you will need to find the number on the sidewalk and use the hose to erase it away. Watch the following video as an example.

Challenge: Play the game using the numbers 10-20

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?”)

Movement Activity

Have a great day!

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Learning Activities for Monday, June 1, 2020

End of the year preschool packets will be distributed Wednesday and Thursday June 3rd or June 4th @ Cotter from 12-2 in the circle drive (*please bring library books, and any items from school that need to be returned). My packets will include your child’s preschool certificate.

Literacy Activity

This week we are reviewing the letter Kk. Some words that start with K are Kim, kite, kangaroo, and kind. Let’s listen to the letter Kk video. After listening to the song, practice writing the letter K on your white board or on paper. Write 5 uppercase K’s and 5 lowercase k’s. Then use your playdough and make the letter K with it.

Science Activity

Today we are going to play with bubbles. After watching the bubble video, go outside and play with bubbles. I included a recipe for making bubble solution if you do not have bubbles at home. Your child can help you make the bubble solution.

Together, watch Murray observe bubbles popping as he tries to catch them. His teacher suggests setting up an experiment to learn if anything can prevent a bubble from popping. They test on wet hands, soapy hands, dirty hands, garden gloves, aluminum foil…and get different results! After watching, ask:

  • “Murray made an observation in the beginning of the video. What did he observe?”
  • “In the experiment, what did Murray and the children change?”
  • “What helped everyone to catch the bubbles without popping? Why do you think that worked?“

If you do not have bubbles at home, here is a simple recipe to make your own bubble solution.

Math and Movement

Let’s practice counting with Jack Hartman.

Read Aloud

Let’s listen to the story The Bubble Factory by Tomie dePaola. After listening to the story, draw a picture of your favorite part of the story. Share your picture with me.

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?”)

Have a great day!

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Learning Activities for Thursday, May 28, 2020

Literacy Activity

Today we are going to wrap up our review of the letter Hh. After watching and singing to the following video, you will create a letter Hh circle map. Remember you can use your writing journal in your school supply bag to draw your circle map.

After watching the video, I would like you to make a circle map for the letter H. See my examples below. How many things can you draw that start with the letter Hh? Please share your circle map with me.

Challenge: After drawing your pictures in your circle map, label the pictures by writing the words to match and coloring your pictures. Then underline the letter Hh. See my example below.

Math Activity

Let’s practice patterning with Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street.

  1. Watch the video together, saying the name of each object out loud (“paperclip, paperclip, paperclip, bottle cap, bottle cap…”) to help kids notice the pattern. Invite them to join you in saying the pattern out loud. (Older kids may like an extra challenge: Pause the video after the bell rings to see if they can extend the pattern on their own.)
  2. Make patterns together with an assortment of small everyday objects (coins, pens, colored sticky notes, and so on). Take turns starting and completing each other’s patterns (saying the pattern out loud helps hear the rhythm and follow along).
  3. Help kids notice patterns all around them—in clothing, in artwork, in books, and more. Whenever they spot a pattern, invite kids to guess what would come next in it!

Information to share with your child

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Watch the video together and sing along. Talk with children about the importance of handwashing—it helps keep us healthy and it helps keep germs away! Act out the steps of handwashing and then practice together.

Watch the video together with children. Remind them that when they feel a tickle in their noses or throats, they should remember the right way to sneeze and cough! Sneezing or coughing into your upper sleeve or elbow helps keep germs off your hands and away from other people. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3.

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?”)

Movement

Let’s play outside. Ride your bike, play catch with a ball, go for a walk with mom or dad. Have fun!

Please remember to send me pictures of your work or a quick note telling me the work you completed. Have a great day!

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Updates and Reminders

Dear Families,

End of the year preschool packets will be distributed next Wednesday and Thursday June 3rd or June 4th @ Cotter from 12-2 in the circle drive (*please bring library books, and any items from school that need to be returned). My packets will include your child’s preschool certificate.

2. Please be sure to check in with me at least 2x a week either with pictures or emails of the work your child has completed for the week. I have not heard from many parents the last 2 weeks with any completed work.

3. Your child is already registered for school next year, their school only needs an updated immunization record.

4. Last Day will be June 8th! 

5. Mrs. Hamid and I will be calling all families this week and next week . We will be discussing the transition from preschool to kindergarten. We will be emailing a slide show presentation for you with all the information you will need for this transition.

Have a great day!

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Learning Activities for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hello Families!

I hope you had a wonderful EID celebration. It was a beautiful long weekend.

Literacy Activity

Let’s continue working on the letter Hh. After singing with Jack Hartman, practice writing the letter H. Write 5 uppercase H’s and 5 lowercase h’s. Can you think of 5 words that start with the letter H?

Read Aloud

Today we are going to listen to another Pete The Cat story. The Story is Pete The Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party. After listening to the story, think about your favorite pizza. What pizza toppings do you like on your pizza? My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and mushrooms with a lot of cheese. Draw a picture of a pizza and make sure you draw your favorite pizza toppings. Have mom or dad help you write words to tell me about your favorite pizza. I can’t wait to see and hear about your pizza.

Math Activity

Let’s play the game Hopscotch. Watch the video to learn how to play. Then have mom or dad help you draw a Hopscotch game on the sidewalk using your sidewalk chalk in your school supply bag. This is a great game for recognizing numbers, counting, and movement. Have fun!

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?”)

Please remember to send me pictures of your work or a quick note telling me the work you completed. Have a great day!