Volume 21

April 30, 2021

Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne and Margie
Week May 3 – 7 Learning Resource 25    Vol. 21

Message from your teachers!  

Hello Parents! What a sunny month we had in April and now it’s May already!  We sent a very important Parent survey to you all.  Please talk with us if you would like assistance in completing it or if you have questions. Your input is very valuable to us and we really appreciate you completing this survey.

  Please see the resource links below and let us know if you have questions or comments.  Enjoy your week!

Our four program-wide expectations are Be Courageous, Be Curious, Be Compassionate, Be A Community. Again this week we will focus on how children can be courageous.

Children are courageous when they:

  • Try new things for the first time
  • Ask questions
  • Make a mistake and try again
  • Share their own feelings
  • Stand up for what is right

In this week’s Learning Resource, you’ll find an activity to help your child learn about Being Courageous! Let us know how it went!

Resources:  

https://www.seattlechildrens.org/health-safety/keeping-kids-healthy/prevention/water-safety-for-children-birth-to-5-years/

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/guiding-children-using-questions

Teacher Bea Email: meksavanhs@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)313-2646Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Suzanne Email: suzannep@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)398-9699Teacher Margie Email: margiec@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)779-3881

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Bea

A fun counting and rhythm song.  You can sing to any tune you like. 

Number Rock song and words 

THE NUMBER ROCK
One, Two (one, two)
Three, Four (three, four)
Five, Six, Seven (five, six, seven)
Eight, Nine, Ten (eight, nine, ten)
Eleven, Twelve (eleven, twelve)
Thirteen, Fourteen (thirteen, fourteen)
Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen (fifteen, sixteen, seventeen)
Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty (eighteen, nineteen, twenty)
Let’s go!
We’re singing the Number Rock
(clap, clap, clap)
I said Let’s go!
We’re singing the Number Rock
(clap, clap, clap)

Social Emotional

Be Courageous – Story Time edition! 

 

https://video.link/w/2HCoc Watch this story about a little tree who learned to be courageous by growing big and tall! It can be scary when things change, but we can Be Courageous by growing through it and learning as much as we can!

 

After watching the video, if you feel comfortable, go on a nature walk with your family (remember to wear a mask and social distance from others!) and look at all the trees growing big and tall! When you get back home, you can draw a picture of your favorite tree – be sure to use lots of colors!

As you draw a picture of your favorite tree, think about ways you’re growing and learning. You can even add a picture of yourself to show how you grow!

As you learn about Animals and their sounds, enjoy a fun video from Teacher Lisa:   Look for the password in your email or text. 

On Our Way to Grandpa’s Farm https://vimeo.com/442442598

 

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne 

   

Body Movement Math.     Write a number on each card or paper or use number cards you have at home.  As you or your child choose a number from 1 to 10.    Ask them to do that number of body movements.   For example:   If you choose the number 3,   jump 3 times.   If you choose number 4 , clap 4 times.   You can make up many body movements such as jumping jacks, marching in place, hop on one foot, make circles with arms, turn around, or take 5 steps backwards.

Language / Literacy

Activities from Teacher Margie

A Fun way to learn about animals after watching the zoo cams from the link below:

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

 

Observing animals at the zoo

 

Why It’s Important

Children learn through observation and discovery. They can watch dogs, cats, hamsters, ants, and other living creatures for long periods of time. Please use the link to the live camera for the San Diego Zoo to observe wild animals. Encouraging your child to write down their observations and discoveries will help them learn to use his or her beginning writing skills in meaningful ways.

 

Materials

Paper; markers, pens, pencils, or other writing tools; select a living creature on the zoo webcam to observe

What You Do:

 

  1. Ask your child to tell you about experience she has had with animals. Use the link provided to the San Diego Zoo live camera and observe an animal of their choice.

 

  1. Discuss how to observe living things so they can remain healthy and safe. Talk about the differences between pets and wild animals. It is fun to watch wild animals, but we always keep our hands to ourselves when we are near them.

 

  1. Encourage your child to observe an animal at the zoo and talk about what they see.

 

  1. After they are finished observing, ask them to help you write down some of their observations. (Younger children can draw or write the first letter of what they see.)

 

  1. Encourage them to write any familiar letters to represent words.

 

  1. Continue the activity for as long as your child is interested.

 

 

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