Volume 30

July 5, 2021

Message from your teachers!

Hello Parents!   We hope you are all cooling down some and able to enjoy the outside.  As always, stay safe outdoors, riding bikes, playing on the playground, and being near water.

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

Links/Resources for books:

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/books-encourage-strong-sense-self https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/fall-love-reading

Reminder: 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  

• We take care of one another 

• We embrace our differences and cultures  

• We share what we know and care about  

• We solve problems together  

Social Emotional

Enjoy a special home video “The Pout Pout Fish” By Our Friend Teacher Anna 

https://vimeo.com/447235544

Have a talk about feelings and how the real species of fish got his name!  Draw a picture and add words.

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Margie

Preschool Science Fun with Ice Castles

Most children have seen the movie “Frozen”!   So by using a fairy tale theme, we can create ice castles with the kiddos. For children that want a different theme they can simply build the ice castles and see how they melt, decorate with what is available in the home for art projects or outdoor materials.   Us flowers picked from the park or yard. Gather ice and build! Simple and fun especially with how hot it is!

 

Problem Solving

See What Sinks or Floats

Primary Objectives
Shows curiosity and motivation

Why it’s important
Your child will learn more about everyday objects by including them in experiments that challenge her thinking skills. Conducting a basic test to determine one attribute of an object will allow your child to practice predicting outcomes, comparing objects, and classifying objects.

Materials
Smock, small objects (rocks, paper clips, beanbags, seashells), dishwashing tub or other large container

What you do
1. Fill the dishpan halfway with water. Plan the objects on a small table next to the water.

2. Invite your child to play at the table. Help them put on the smock.

3. Explain that you want to find out which objects sink and which objects float in the water. Talk about things they have seen sink or float.

4. Invite your child to pick up an object and drop it in the water. Ask them to determine whether it sinks or floats.

5. Encourage your child to choose an object and make a prediction before dropping it in the water.

6. When they are finished, ask your child to collect all of the floating objects and then all of the sinking objects and sort them in to seperate piles on the table.

Movement / Play

Activities from Teacher Lisa

Brush your Teeth by Super Simple Song – It is important that we continue to brush our teeth everyday and keep our teeth clean. Using songs is a great way to get your kids learning while they are having fun singing and dancing along. Therefore, have your child play this song while brushing their teeth to get them going and to time how long they should be brushing their teeth for! Link:    https://video.link/w/Xdi9b

 

Language / Literacy

Be a Community

Read ABC dentist: A colorful alphabet book with medical vocabulary, starting with A for Appointment and B for Bandage, and ending with Z for…a Zillion times better! 

https://video.link/w/cTWXb

ABC Dentist: Ziefert, Harriet, Murphy, Liz: 9781609053208: Amazon.com: Books

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Click on the link below and you will go on a Virtual Butterfly Field trip. Learn and Enjoy viewing and hearing about Caterpillars and Butterflies.

https://kcts9.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/0f850220-91b3-4e72-bf48-4d1f2821ceaf/butterfly-world-field-trip/