Volume 27

June 14, 2021

Teachers Bea, Lisa, Suzanne and Margie
Week June 14-18 Learning Resource

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s Learning Resource! Hard to believe it’s already halfway through June!! Summer is almost officially upon us, which means lots more sunshine!

A couple of quick announcements:

– Thursday 6/17/2021 at 3:30PM is our monthly parent meeting! We will be celebrating the school year so far and how far we’ve all come since we last saw each other!

– President Biden has announced a big push for as many adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible! If you have questions about getting the vaccine, you can contact your healthcare provider. You may also contact your teacher if you need help finding a vaccine site!

As always, if you ever need anything or have questions/concerns, please contact your teacher! We are always here for you.

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

We are Compassionate when we…

  • Offer to help someone
  • Cheer someone up
  • Support others
  • Listen to how others are feeling
  • Listen to different ideas

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

Useful Links:

https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/ – type in your ZIP code to find a vaccine appointment!

Link to the parent meeting- Thursday 6/17/2021 at 3:30PM!

https://nhwa.org/COVID-19 – Neighborhood House COVID resource page

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

Movement / Play

Activities from Teacher Bea (Music & Movement)

https://video.link/w/6nF0c

Sing along to the song or sing it on your own with your child. Try different movements when replacing the letters in B-I-N-G-O, like jumping, clapping, patting shoulders! (The song link included comes with different movements, too!)

Social Emotional

Activities from Teacher Lisa

Be Compassionate: Make a Kindness box!

This activity can help the whole family practice compassion and kindness with each other! It can also be used to help your child be more mindful of the things they do and say.

Materials:

  • Empty Tissue box (or an empty jar works, too!)
  • Slips of paper
  • Things for decorating! (Crayons, markers…)

Directions:

  1. Gather your materials and help your child decorate their box! They can put things that remind them of being kind, like hearts, smiles, even stickers if you have them! J
  2. Talk with your child (and the whole family can participate too!) about things they’ve done to be kind and compassionate. This can include things to help cheer up family members, neighbors and friends

Help your child write down their acts of compassion on slips of paper- they can even draw a small picture to go with it! After that, they can go over the message they wrote and put the paper in the Box. And boom! You now have a fun new way to help your child practice kindness and compassion at home!

Art / Writing

Make your own Paper Airplane

Parents, this activity helps young children with their fine motor skills, by folding paper it increases their dexterity in fingers and hands.

  1. Fold paper in half
  2. Fold corners to middle line
  3. Fold the top edges to the center.
  4. Fold the plane in half
  5. Fold the wings down to meet the bottom edge of the planes body.
  6. All done! Great Job

Language / Literacy

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Be a Friend to Frogs

Click the link below and read about or listen to a book about frogs.   When you are finished, let your child use crayons or markers to draw a home for frogs. Talk about colors of the frogs home and write some words your child says to tell about his or her picture.

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/mystic/stem/book?BookId=1359

Enjoy the finger play/song below about Frogs (Music & Movement)

Five green and speckled frogs

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Margie

https://vimeo.com/444704041

Here’s a video link to Teacher Lisa reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Read along and count how many things the caterpillar ate! Do you see any patterns? Use the password we have previously given you or ask us for it again!

Movement / Play

This is My Garden : Finger Rhyme Song

Sing to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”

This is my garden,

(extend palm of hand facing up)

I’ll rake it with care,

(rake palm with 3 fingers of the other hand)

And then some flower seeds,

(plant pretend seeds on palm)

I’ll plant there.

The sun will shine,

(circular action with other hand)

And the rain will fall,

(fingers flutter down)

And my garden will blossom,

And grow straight and tall.

(cup hands and ‘grow’ fingers upwards like flowers)