Wednesday April 1st, 2020
Remember – it is okay if you don’t get to all activities 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions and have fun!
9:00 – Good morning! Today is Wednesday and the first day of April! and we are going to be focusing on patterns today! Remember a pattern is something that repeats – like stripes on a shirt that are black, white, black, white, black, white. Are you wearing any patterns today?
9:10 – Literacy Time
Our letter of the day is: H h Here are some ideas to do with the letter H (please choose at least two a day):
- Talk to your child about the sound of H and ask them for ideas of what words start with that sound
- Go on a letter hunt around your house and find objects that start with H or have h on them
- Practice writing uppercase H and lowercase h
- Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter H
- Practicing social distancing, walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter H
- While driving have your child look for the letter H on cars and signs
10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!
- Play “Match Me” (the kids know what this is)
- Dance party
- Freeze Dance (the kids know what this is)
- Free fun yoga for kids – we have done some of these in the room and they love it: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga
- GoNoodle games – again they love this! https://family.gonoodle.com/
10:30 – Free time! Color, paint, play with your favorite toys!
11:00 – Math/Science Time
Today you can make some patterns with items around your house. You can use toys, blocks, food, whatever you’d like. Remember a pattern needs to repeat the same sequence over and over. For example, if you had different sized cars, you could make a pattern with a small car, big car, small car, big car, small car, big car. Or you could use cereal like Apple Jacks and pattern the colors (green, orange, orange, green, orange, orange, green, orange, orange). Your child can also draw a pattern if they wish. Send me a picture of the pattern your child creates! After creating some patterns, you can watch this fun video making movement patterns!
11:30 – Lunch!
After washing your hands for 20 seconds (sing the ABC song), enjoy the amazing lunch your family made you! Be sure to clean up after yourself, just like you do at school.
12:15 – Daily 5/Writing
Read a book together, have your child read to you (they can read the pictures), or listen to a story being read on https://www.storylineonline.net/ (Storybooks read by celebrities).
Journal: Have your child draw about whatever they’d like today! Remind them to do their journal like we do in the classroom – draw their line, the pictures go on top of the line, and the words to their story go under the line. Have them write their name and the date as well. Encourage them to write their own letters and words. You can write what they say underneath if needed.
1:00 – Relax/Quiet time
If your child does not nap at home, encourage them to do some quiet activities such as reading, using playdoh, doing some puzzles (you can make your own by cutting up cardboard food boxes into random pieces), drawing, coloring – pretty much anything except using electronics! They need to have time away from electronics to give their brains and eyes a break.
2:00 – Academic Time:
Scholastic has a free daily activity with a book, video and an activity to go along with the topic of the day. Try it out! It’s ok if you don’t do all activities. The login info is username: Learning20 password: Clifford
Be sure to use the uppercase letters to start the words when logging in because it won’t work if you don’t. Find Day 13 and have fun! Today is about the life cycle and how caterpillars turn to butterflies!
2:30 – Play outside or do another physical activity indoors
**If some of the activities don’t work for you or if you need more ideas – depending on what supplies you have at home – here are some general ideas to do:
- Do movement patterns
- Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
- Cut out the letters they found in the ads or magazines
- Painting or coloring
- Count snacks or other items before eating
- Make letters with playdoh, string, or popsicle sticks
- Make a sensory bin using some sort of container and fill it with water, bubbles, sand, shredded paper, beads, etc. If you have plastic letters, numbers, marbles, buttons -you can use those as well with whatever you filled the bin with and they can hunt for them using their hands or tweezers.