Volume 25

May 28, 2021

Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne and Margie
Week June 1-4 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! We hope you are all doing well and staying safe. It seems the weather is cool one day and warm the next- hopefully the warm sunshine will stay through the summer!

Below you’ll find some helpful links and resources. If you have any questions at all, please 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 Curious

We are Curious when we….

–  explore new ideas

ask “I Wonder” questions

– imagine the possibilities

– test our ideas

– value the challenge

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

Links/Resources

1 Othello Station Pharmacy is a local place where you can set up an appointment to get vaccinated against COVID-19. They even have people there to help those who do not speak English! Here’s the link to there website: https://othellostationpharmacy.com/

2 For those of you who signed up for Jump Start, here’s a link with some info! https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/early_learning/kindergarten/jump_start

3 In case you missed it last week, here’s a link on how to use your library card at the museum! https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/arts-and-culture/museum-pass

4 This link has information on COVID-19 Vaccines for children ages 12 and up. We highly encourage you to talk with your healthcare provider before getting the vaccine! https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/vaccine/youth.aspx

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

Social Emotional

Activities from Teacher Bea

Create a “sharing basket.”

Sometimes children get confused about sharing and taking turns. It’s easier for children to take turns than to share something by giving some of it away (like sharing a treat). Before playing with other children, ask your child what toys might be good for taking turns (such as a tricycle, racecar, ball, etc). Put those toys in a special basket, box, or corner of your home. This can help prepare children to share — and maybe even get them excited about it!

Model sharing.

When you find yourself sharing with another family member, point it out and explain how it makes you feel. (“Aunt Rachel shared part of her cookie with me! That makes me so happy. Thank you, Aunt Rachel.”) Be on the lookout for times when your child is kind, shares, or thinks of someone else’s feelings — and point that out as well. (“Oh! You must have remembered that Daddy loves raspberries. That was nice of you to ask if he wanted to share yours.”

Language / Literacy

Activities from Teacher Lisa

Be Curious with a new story!

https://vimeo.com/442424289

This link is a video of Teacher Lisa reading “Detective Dog.” Detective Dog shows curiosity by looking for clues! What clues does she find? How can you be curious like Detective Dog?

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Art activity: Leaf Rubbing! (Art)

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Leaves from outside
  • (OPTIONAL) Scissors

Directions:

  1. Run outside and grab some leaves! Bring them inside to a space where you can color (we recommend working on a table or other flat, hard surface)
  2. Put the leaves on the table or surface, and place a piece of paper on top.
  3. Carefully rub the crayon over where the leaf is and look at all the lines and shapes that leaves have! After you color, you could even cut out the leaves from the paper and play with them! Below are some picture examples.

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Margie

Take a look at this Nature Scavenger Hunt (pictured below)! You can either search for these while on a nature walk with family or try to find them from your window! If you do decide to go outside, please remember to wear a mask!