Volume 34

August 2, 2021

Message from your teachers! 

Hello Parents!

Hope you have been enjoying this Beautiful Summer weather and you have been able to relax more.  

Thank you for completing the survey and sharing your thoughts about our in person school opening.   Your input is the key in helping us to best accommodate you and your child in the safest learning environment possible.

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.

Helpful Resources https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/help-your-preschooler-gain-self-controll School Beat  The Seattle Public Schools Newsletter seattleschools.org | July 22, 2021
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

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Margie

Enjoy finding the numbers of items below and count each after wards.   

 

Language / Literacy

Activities from Teacher Bea

There was a farmer had a dog
and Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Clap!

There was a farmer had a dog
and Bingo was his name-o.
*-I-N-G-O
*-I-N-G-O
*-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Pat your legs!

There was a farmer had a dog
and Bingo was his name-o.
*-*-N-G-O
*-*-N-G-O
*-*-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Pat your tummy!

There was a farmer had a dog
and Bingo was his name-o.
*-*-*-G-O
*-*-*-G-O
*-*-*-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Pat your head!

There was a farmer had a dog
and Bingo was his name-o.
*-*-*-*-O
*-*-*-*-O
*-*-*-*-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Jump!

There was a farmer had a dog
and Bingo was his name-o.
*-*-*-*-*
*-*-*-*-*
*-*-*-*-*
And Bingo was his name-o.

B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

Social Emotional

Activities from Teacher Lisa

Be Compassionate – Rain Boy Book (Social Emotional) – With your child, watch this video of Teacher Anna reading the book. The story is about differences, acceptance, and loving yourself for who you are. Wherever he goes, Rain Boy brings wet—which means he’s not very popular. Sun Kidd brings sunshine everywhere she goes, so everyone loves her. Only Sun Kidd sees what’s special about Rain Boy. After watching the video with your child ask them, “How do you think Rain Boy felt when all the children were teasing him?” and “If you were in the story what would you do to help Rain Boy feel supported?”

Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/440803604

Math / Science

Frozen experiments (Science):   Fill different sizes of containers or an ice tray with hot water and place in the freezer.   The next day take them out.   Talk with your child about what happened to the water?   Is it hot or cold?   Is it solid or liquid?  How does it feel?  Soft? Hard?   Write down with your child the words he or she describes about the frozen water.   Talk about Temperature and what makes the water change.   You can also watch the frozen water melt. 

Younger children can use this as more of a sensory experiment.   You can add colors and then freeze the water.  Have your child feel and look at the water before and after it freezes.   You can also pour the water in different shapes or letter forms.

Movement / Play

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Lilly Pads Jumping Game

The Lilly Pads jumping game can be played in groups as well as individually.

Choose large objects such as place mats, hula hoops, or flat cardboard boxes, as Lilly pads.  You can place numbers, letters, shapes, colors, or any fun picture on the Lilly Pads.

Place about eight Lilly pads on the ground in such a way that each Lilly pad should be placed one foot apart.

Lilly pads are known to hold anyone on it safely above the river. Let your preschoolers jump from one Lilly pad to the next by taking turns in order, one at a time while play-pretending the Lilly pads are in water.    

The kid who misses jumping on to the Lilly pad and touches the ground outside the Lilly Pad is out or must start all over again.