Volume 22

May 7, 2021

Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne and Margie
Week May 10-14, 2021 Learning Resource 26

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource!

We hope you are enjoying some outside time while still doing your best to be safe. As we get closer to summer, we’re seeing more flowers blooming and plants growing, and it’s so beautiful!

There are a couple of announcements this week: First, the Family Outcomes Survey. This survey was sent out through the Remind app at the beginning of the month. We highly value your input and feedback, so please complete the survey as soon as possible! If you need help in any way, please feel free to contact your teacher.

Second, NEXT Thursday (May 20, 2021) is our monthly parent meeting!! Please come if you can – we’d love to see you and talk with you!

And as always, below you’ll find some helpful links and resources. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your teacher!

 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!

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

Social Emotional

Activities from Teacher Bea

Feeling Faces 

Materials Needed:

  • Paper (white or colored is fine!)
  • Crayons, markers
  • Safe scissors
  • Craft Stick and glue (optional!)

Directions:

  1. With your help, your child can draw different faces and cut them out of paper (see picture below for an example). If you have craft sticks at home, you can use glue to stick them on
  2. Next, read a story or sing a song! As you do this, your child can use these feeling faces to help identify what is going on. (For example, if you’re singing “If you’re Happy and you Know it” they can use those faces to show different feelings!

Problem Solving

Be Courageous: Ask Questions! 

One way that children can be courageous is by asking questions! And a great way to help children ask questions is to present them with some kind of problem.

This activity is very flexible- you could work on a puzzle, build something with blocks, or even read a story. As you do these activities, talk with your child to help them think out loud and figure out the next step! Asking Questions is a great way to learn and grow, and to Be Courageous!!

Language / Literacy

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 

https://vimeo.com/444704041

For another activity, listen to this read-aloud of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and talk about your favorite snacks and foods to eat! What do you do when you’re feeling hungry? What kinds of foods are healthy that you love to eat?

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Bird Homes 

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/unite/animals/book?BookId=1270

After reading the Book or listening to the audio of   “Red Robin”

Create a Birds nest.

  • On a short walk outside, collect small sticks, branches, twigs, leaves, grass, straw, or any outside materials that could help create a birds nest.
  • If you prefer to use inside materials, tear paper from a paper bag, cut strips from brown paper, or use straws
  • Tape or glue materials in the form of a circle and create a Birds nest
  • If you like, use safe scissors to cut egg shapes or draw and cut paper birds to add to your nest.

Movement / Play

Activities from Teacher Margie

Roleplaying! 

Role-Play is any speaking activity when you either put yourself into somebody else’s shoes, or when you stay in your own shoes but put yourself into an imaginary situation!

After you read a book to your preschooler have them choose a character or role in the book to act out! If you want, you could even build little props and dress up with things you have at home! (In the picture below, the child is wearing a cape made from a sheet, and is roleplaying a superhero!)

Example: you could read a Pete the Cat story, and your child can pick who they want to pretend to be. Then you can act out the story!