Remote Learning: Wednesday April 1st, 2020

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!

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!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-3.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Do movement patterns
    • Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
    • Exercise
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Remote Learning: Tuesday March 31st, 2020

Tuesday March 31, 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 Tuesday! We are going to talk about the letter G today and I bet you can tell me a word that starts with G! We used to write it every morning when we were counting the kids in our classroom…Girls! Maybe you can count how many girls and boys are in your house today!

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: Gg  Here are some ideas to do with the letter G  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of G 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 G or have g on them
  • Practice writing uppercase G and lowercase g
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter G
  • Practicing social distancing, walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter G
  • While driving have your child look for the letter G on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!

10:30 – Free time! Color, paint, play with your favorite toys!

11:00 – Math/Science Time

Try a Sink or Float science experiment! All you need is a bin or bucket to fill with water and some objects that you think will sink or float. Have your child guess before dropping them in the water and see if their predictions were correct or not. Here is a fun video showing an example of an experiment and reasoning behind why some things sink and some things float! Have fun!

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 their science experiment when they saw what items floated and what items sank!  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 12 and have fun! Today is about Clean Teeth!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-3.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
    • Exercise
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Reminder: All school playgrounds/fields are closed

I know I talked to most of you on Remind about this already but I wanted to share the post from Dr. Maleyko, our Superintendent. Here is his post about the school playgrounds and fields being closed until further notice. This is for the safety and health of your children and families so please follow this order and the ones the state and cities are giving out as well. I hope you all are safe and healthy at home 🙂 I hope to see you all soon!

https://superintendent.dearbornschools.org/2020/03/27/playgrounds-closed-students1stdbnschs/

Remote Learning: March 30th, 2020

Monday March 30th, 2020

Remember – it is okay if you don’t get to all activities 🙂 Remember you can always translate the page by going all of the way to the bottom and choosing a different language.

Let me know if you have any questions and have fun!

9:00 – Good morning! Today is Monday!  Try drawing ten frames like we do in our room and count how many boys and girls are in your house today and add them up!

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: Ff  Here are some ideas to do with the letter F  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of F 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 F or have f on them
  • Practice writing uppercase F and lowercase f
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter F
  • Practicing social distancing, walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter F
  • While driving have your child look for the letter F on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!

  • Exercise – do some stretches, jogging in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, side kicks, etc.
  • Freeze Dance (the kids know what this is)
  • Play “Match Me” (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

Have your child choose their favorite building toys (legos, blocks, couch cushions, empty food boxes, whatever you choose!) and then make different sized towers. Have your child talk about the difference in sizes using words like: short, tall, small, big, shorter, taller, smaller, bigger, shortest, tallest, smallest, biggest. These are important math concepts that they have been learning in our classroom.

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 what they did over the weekend. 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. (If needed, 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 11 and have fun! Today is about Ladybugs!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-3.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
    • Have a silly dance party
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Remote Learning: Thursday March 26th, 2020

Thursday March 26, 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 Thursday and our normal day to say you are going to have 3 days at home! Just like last week you are going to have three more fun days at home with your family!    Today we are going to be “meeting” you on Zoom at 11am! I will be sending the link on Remind before the “meeting.”

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: Ee  Here are some ideas to do with the letter E  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of E 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 E or have an e on them
  • Practice writing uppercase E and lowercase e
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter E
  • Practicing social distancing, walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter E
  • While driving have your child look for the letter E on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!

  • Exercise – do some stretches, jogging in place, jumping jacks, arm circles, side kicks, etc.
  • Freeze Dance (the kids know what this is)
  • Play “Match Me” (the kids know what this is)
  • Blow up balloons and have your child tap it to try to keep it from hitting the ground
  • 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 – Zoom Meeting! Mrs. Nasser and I miss you all very much and we hope to see all of your smiling faces on Zoom today!

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 their favorite book they’ve read lately. 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 9 and have fun! Today is about the importance of Trash and Recycling!  

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-2.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
    • Have a silly dance party
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Remote Learning: Wednesday March 25th, 2020

Wednesday March 25, 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! What colors are you wearing today? I’m wearing my favorite color of blue!

Try writing your name like we do in the room and pick a job/chore you want to help your family with today – just like our class jobs you all love!

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: D d  Here are some ideas to do with the letter D  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of D 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 D or have a d on them
  • Practice writing uppercase D and lowercase d
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter D
  • Practicing social distancing, walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter D
  • While driving have your child look for the letter D on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!

  • Create an obstacle course outside
  • Freeze Dance (the kids know what this is)
  • Play “Match Me” (the kids know what this is)
  • Blow up balloons and have your child tap it to try to keep it from hitting the ground
  • 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 Oobleck if your parents want to! All you need are 2 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup of water (add food coloring if you wish). Mix it up and you have oobleck! It can be messy so be prepared for that 🙂 Oobleck is a cool non-Newtonian fluid – meaning it is not a solid or a liquid! With different pressures it can feel solid and others flow like a liquid. Once it is made, try hitting the top of it hard with a spoon or other utensil – it should bounce off like it is a solid. If you rest the spoon on it lightly, it will act more like a liquid! Have fun exploring this fun mixture!!

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 anything they wish! 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 8 and have fun! Today is about the 5 senses.  

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-2.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
    • Have a silly dance party
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Remote Learning: Tuesday March 24th, 2020

Tuesday March 24th, 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! I hope you’ve had a great time on the virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo yesterday! My favorite animals were the koalas and polar bears.

Try writing your name like we do in the room and pick a job/chore you want to help your family with today – just like our class jobs you all love!

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: Cc  Here are some ideas to do with the letter C  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of C 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 C or have a c on them
  • Practice writing uppercase C and lowercase c
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter C
  • Walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter C
  • While driving have your child look for the letter C on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!

  • Create an obstacle course outside
  • Freeze Dance (the kids know what this is)
  • Play “Match Me” (the kids know what this is)
  • Blow up balloons and have your child tap it to try to keep it from hitting the ground
  • 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 go on a shape hunt around your house! Look for circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, rhombuses, and stars. Also see if you have any 3-Dimensial shapes too – look for cylinders, cubes, cones, spheres, and pyramids. Look at your toys, look at everyday objects around your house, look in books, look outside! Shapes are everywhere!

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 their favorite animal or favorite part of the virtual field trip to the San Diego Zoo yesterday!  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 6 or 7 and have fun! Yesterday (Day 6) was about Friendship and today (Day 7) is about Bears!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k-week-2.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Have a sing-a-long with your favorite songs
    • Have a silly dance party
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Remote Learning: Monday March 23rd, 2020

Monday March 23, 2020

9:00 – Good morning!

Today was supposed to be a field trip and while we are upset we cannot go now, I figured a different kind of field trip would be fun! The link below takes you to the San Diego Zoo in California and it has all kinds of live camera feeds where you can watch all types of animals! The live videos have polar bears, penguins, tigers, elephants, giraffes, condors, owls, apes, baboons, and koalas! There are also old videos of the pandas that used to be there. On each of the animal’s pages there are also links to learn about each animal. Enjoy the virtual field trip and let me know what your favorite animals were!

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Quick reminder – if you scroll to the bottom of my blog posts, there is a tab where it says “Select Language” – this will translate the page into a different language of your choice 🙂

Remote Learning: Thursday March 19th, 2020

Thursday March 19, 2020

Remember – it is okay if you don’t get to all activities 🙂 Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for all of your hard work this week!

9:00 – Good morning! Today is Thursday and is our normal day where we would say you have 3 days at home! Well, this time you have three days before we come back with lessons for you – enjoy your time with your family! Try writing your name like we do in the room and pick a job/chore you want to help your family with today – just like our class jobs you all love!

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: Bb  Here are some ideas to do with the letter B  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of B 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 B or have a B on them
  • Practice writing uppercase B and lowercase b
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter B
  • Walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter B
  • While driving have your child look for the letter B on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do fun movement activities from below!

  • Act out nursery rhymes (Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet)
  • Play “Match Me” (the kids know what this is)
  • Blow up balloons and have your child tap it to try to keep it from hitting the ground
  • Play with bubbles outside
  • 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 will start being able to do an activity every night by observing the moon. You can talk to your child about what they will be doing each night during this time since we obviously can’t see much of the moon during the day! Here is what they can do each night:

  • Look at the moon each evening before going to bed
  • Let your child draw what the moon looks like each evening. If it’s cloudy they can draw clouds since they can’t see the moon!
  • Notice with your child how the moon’s shape is changing and write down what your child says about the changes in the moon over time

This is a fun activity because it teaches kids about the moon’s different phases and encourages them to talk about the differences they see. Any questions please ask 🙂 Also below is an example of how you can draw squares on a paper to be where your child draws their observations.

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 what they like to do with their family. 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 4 and have fun – Today the lessons and books are all about the moon as well!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Have a dance party
    • 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.
  • Electronic:

Remote Learning: Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Wednesday March 18, 2020

Remember – it is okay if you don’t get to all activities 🙂 Please ask if you have any questions and remember to take pictures of your children while they learn!

9:00 – Good morning! I hope you’ve had a great healthy breakfast to start your day. Try writing your name like we do in the room and pick a job/chore you want to help your family with today – just like our class jobs you all love!

9:10 – Literacy Time

Our letter of the day is: Aa  Here are some ideas to do with the letter A  (please choose at least two a day):

  • Talk to your child about the sound of A and ask them for ideas of what words start with that sound
  • Practice writing uppercase A and lowercase a
  • Go on a letter hunt around your house and find objects that start with A or have a A on them
  • Look through grocery ads or magazines and circle the letter A
  • Walk around your neighborhood and look around for the letter A
  • While driving have your child look for the letter A on cars and signs

10:00 – Play outside or do a fun movement activity from below!

10:30 – Free time! Have them play with some of their favorite toys – not electronic. Encourage them to use their imaginations!

11:00 – Science/Math Time

Another fun science experiment to try: Baking soda volcanoes! If you put some baking soda in a cup and then place white vinegar (and some food coloring if you want!) in another cup and then pour some of the vinegar over the baking soda, you get a bubbly volcano! Have fun!

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 anything they’d like! 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.

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 free daily activities with two books, 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 3 and have fun – Today the lessons are about animal babies!

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

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:

  • Electronic-free:
    • Make an obstacle course outside
    • 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.
  • Electronic: