Volume 31

July 12, 2021

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s learning resource! We hope you are enjoying the summer weather and taking time to enjoy any sunshine that comes your way!

Two announcements:

1 Monthly Parent Meeting is THURSDAY JULY 15, 2021 at 3:30! Please come and visit with us! We love to see you, talk with you and hear your ideas! Your teacher will send you the link in their weekly email to you. This is for Teachers Bea, Lisa, Margie and Suzanne.

2 We are continuing program services through the whole summer! Even if your child is transitioning to Kindergarten in the fall, you are welcome to stay with us through August. However, should you decide you and your family need a summer break before the next school year begins, please let your teacher know and we can get it all sorted!

And as always, if you ever have any questions, feedback or concerns, please contact your teacher. Our contact info is below! Thanks, and stay safe!

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 Curious.

We are curious when….

• We explore new ideas

• We ask “I Wonder” questions

• We imagine the possibilities

• We test our ideas

• We value the challenge

You’ll find an activity in this week’s Learning Resource about Being Curious. Try it out and let us know how it went! 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

Useful Links:

Some info on staying safe during the summer: https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/summer

Need rent assistance? Here’s a link that could help! https://rent-help.kingcounty.gov/

Need a COVID-19 vaccine? Type in your ZIP code and set an appointment here! https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/

Language / Literacy

Activities from Teacher Lisa

Be Curious:

Find your favorite book and read it with a friend or family member. As you finish reading the book, think of what could happen AFTER the end of the story! Be Curious as to what the characters would do after the story’s ending. For example, if you’re reading Hair Love, what would Zuri do with her Mom now that she’s home?

Math / Science

Video: Watch this video of Teacher Lisa riding on a ferry!! What kinds of colors do you see? How many cars and bikes did you count? https://vimeo.com/572646676

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Bea

Hanging Up the Clothes

Primary Objectives
Uses classification skills

Why it’s important
Grouping similar objects requires a beginning understanding of classification. When you child attempts to group an assortment of itemsm he develops his ability to notice similarities and differences between objects.

Materials
Six feet of clothesline and clothespins, laundry baskets, small items of clothing such as socks, hats, or mittens

What you do
1. Hang the clotheslines across a room or outdoor space low enough for your child to reach. Put the clothes in the basket alongside a supply of clothespins.

2. Invite your child to sort and hang the clothes with you. Explain to them you want the clothes grouped together on the line (e.g. socks together and mittens together).

3. As your child pulls an item from the basket, talk about the article of clothing as he hangs it. You picked up the purple sock. Where are yout going to hang it?

4. Describe his work as he continues to fill the clothesline with clothes. I see that you are keeping the hats in the middle of the clothesline and the socks farther away.

5. Allow your child to put as few or as many clothes on the line as they choose. Leave the clothesline up so that he can try the activity later if he chooses.

6. You can extend this activity by asking your child to sort according to different characteristics, such as color, size, or style.

7. You can also share this experience with your child when you are doing laundry. He can sort the clothes into whites and colors, separate his clothes from yours, or match socks.

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Read or listen to the book, “What is money?” by clicking on the link to unite for literacy books. 

Use pennies, nickels, quarters to show and count numbers 1, 5, 25, etc.   You can have your child trace around coins and write the number that equals the amount for the coin.  If you do not have real money close by, you can make paper money with scissors, paper, and markers.   Talk about how you can exchange money or play money at home. 

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/unite/community/book?BookId=1538.

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Margie:

Next time you’re outside with your family, take this list with you and see how many of these things you can find! How many did you see? Did you get to feel them, listen to them?