Volume 24

May 24, 2021

Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne and Margie
Week May 24-28 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! Hard to believe we are already nearly done with the month of May! Summer is already here and we hope you and your families will have opportunities to enjoy the coming sunshine!

Just a quick reminder: Monday May 31, we will NOT be having classes or sessions. Neighborhood House will be CLOSED to observe Memorial Day. Enjoy that long weekend!

In the table below, you’ll find some helpful links and articles for this week. If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact your teacher.


Our four program-wide expectations are Be CourageousBe CuriousBe CompassionateBe A Community. This week we will focus on how children can Be A Community.

We are a community when we….

–      Are kind to one another 

–      Take care of one another

–      Embrace our differences and cultures 

–      Share what we know and care about 

–      Solve problems together

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


Helpful Links:

https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/arts-and-culture/museum-pass Use this link to find out how you can use your Seattle Library Card to check out museums!  
https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/ Want to get COVID-19 Vaccine? This link lets you type in your location and it can help you find a clinic near you!  
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-sea-lion-pups-do-water-ballet-amidst-delighted-swimmers/ Want a break from scary or overwhelming news? Here’s an article with a video of baby sea lions dancing! J  
Teacher Bea Email: meksavanhs@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)313-2646Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Margie Email: margiec@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)779-3881Teacher Suzanne Email: suzannep@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)398-9699

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Bea

Get cooking with this fun and simple recipe for pancakes! Measuring, mixing and pouring are all great ways for your child to learn the basics of cooking while they practice fine motor skills. Encourage them to plan ahead for the ingredients they’ll need, and help them as they think of someone who might like to share some delicious flapjacks!

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Optional: blueberries

Directions

1.Before you start cooking, talk with your child about the parts of the recipe that seem easy or hard to them. Let them know it’s OK to ask for your help if they need it.

2. In a large bowl, measure and mix the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

3. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk, egg, and oil. Mix until smooth. If you’d like blueberries in your Flying Flapjacks, add a few to the batter now.

4. Lightly spray a pan or griddle over medium heat with the cooking spray. Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using about ¼ cup of batter for each flapjack.

5. Cook each flapjack until they are light brown on both sides. Remove them from the pan and place them on a plate.

6. Serve up a few Flying Flapjacks to your family and enjoy. They’re so delicious, you might even see them “fly” off the plate!

7. As you enjoy some pancakes with your child, ask them what it was like to make them. Did they enjoy taking the lead? Which parts could they do by themselves? Which parts did they need to ask for help? Ask them what kind of recipe they might like to try next!

Social Emotional

Activities from Teacher Lisa

https://video.link/w/7ETvc

Here is a Safe Link to a read-aloud of the book “Counting On Community.” It shows us just a few of the many ways we can Be A Community!

After watching and reading the story, encourage your child to talk with you about ways your community has helped your family. Your child can then draw a picture of the different people in the community who help them! (This can include, neighbors, doctors, teachers, etc)

The picture below is just an example!

Unicorn Yoga with our friend Teacher Selena! (Movement)

https://vimeo.com/447223526

Clear some space on the floor and follow along with these fun yoga stretching poses! J Here’s a picture of the poses in case you want to try them on your own!

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne (Science)

https://video.link/w/2wewc

Listen to the Audio book “Germs are not for Sharing!” Then practice washing hands and sing the Hand washing song below:

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Margie (Math)

Paper plate jelly fish 

Materials:

  • Paper plate (if you do not have paper plates, you can use paper and draw/cut shapes with your child!)
  • Dot stickers (the stickers are purely for decoration, so if you do NOT have dot stickers, your child can simply color in more circles on the jellyfish!)
  • Glue or tape
  • Crayons, colored pencils or markers

Directions:

·      Cut however many paper plates you will use in half. (These will be the jellyfish.) If using paper, cut out some half-circle shapes!

·      Then, draw eyes to each of the jellyfish half-circles.

·      Align them on a big piece of paper

·      Next, draw some lines under the jellyfish – use different amounts so your child can practice counting them!

·      Use glue or tape to secure the jellyfish onto paper, lined up with the tentacle lines

·      Your child can then look at each jellyfish, count the tentacles and then write down the number next to the jellyfish.