Volume 30

July 19, 2021

Messages from Teacher Dave & Teacher Jessica

Jump Start will take place at most schools on August 17-18 from 9-12pm. Jump start is a Kindergarten transition program that provides children and families the opportunity to come to their new school, meet teachers, meet classmates, and learn KG routines. It is optional for families but I encourage all families to participate.

To register for Jump Start please visit : https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/early_learning

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

Resources

The pandemic has caused such a disruption in our daily lives and routines, many families have fallen behind on health-related tasks. If you haven’t already done so, be sure your child gets caught up on their medical and dental checkups and bring them up to date with their vaccines.

To read more about this please visit

https://www.seattlechildrens.org/health-safety/good-growing/

As part of an exciting expansion in our Child Development Department, we will be hiring 47 new staff members!

Please help us spread the word by sharing the attached announcement with your community.

You can view available jobs here:

https://nhwa.org/makeadifference/employment.php

Reminder: Our four program-wide expectations are Be Courageous, Be Curious, Be Compassionate, Be 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 culture

Math / Science

DIY homemade bubbles – Make your own Easy DIY Homemade Bubbles and Refill Station to keep the bubbles popping! You can use any large sized liquid laundry detergent you can create a bubble refill station.

Materials needed:

  • Empty laundry detergent bottle with push button spout
  • Homemade bubbles (4 cups of water and 1 cup of dish soup)
  • Paint and decorate the laundry detergent bottle (optional)

Mix the water and dish soap together and you have your own homemade.

Math / Science

Create a scavenger hunt – This is something the kids enjoy doing during our sessions. You don’t need to make a whole list— you can say anything such as, “Find me something that starts with the letter B,” or “Find me something that is the color blue” and let them run around the house searching. Don’t forget to incorporate shapes, letters, numbers, colors to the scavenger hunt. To keep your kids motivated, you might reward them by letting them choose a dish for dinner or a sticker once they’ve found 10 things.

Problem Solving

Floor Puzzles – Use the big floor puzzles that came in your supply boxes from the school. If your child needs help give them clues like “what colors can you see on this puzzle piece? Can you find another piece with the same color?” If your child is comfortable with the puzzle and finishes it quickly, suggest you make it a game by timing them putting the puzzle together. Record the time and try to beat it next week.