Volume 39

September 6, 2021

Message from your teachers!  

Welcome to this week’s learning resource! We hope you and your families are doing well and trying your best to stay as safe as possible. We continue to encourage you to consult with your healthcare providers about getting vaccinated against COVID-19. As the weather cools down, we also hope you will reach out to us if you need assistance finding warm clothes! We have wonderful Family Advocates who can help you find resources.

Quick reminder that on Labor Day, September 6, Neighborhood House will be CLOSED as it is a federal holiday.

We hope you will also enjoy these links below. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please feel free to contact your teacher. Teacher Margie is no longer here at Neighborhood House, but we wish her all the best luck as she moves forward in her career!

Useful Links:

https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/ need help finding a vaccine appointment? Try this link!

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19.aspx Here’s a link to King County’s COVID-19 resources page! Lots of info here J

Teacher Bea Email: meksavanhs@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)313-2646Teacher Lisa Email: lisap@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206) 480-7230Teacher Suzanne Email: suzannep@nhwa.org Work Cell: (206)398-9699

Our four progam-wide expectations are Be Compassionate, Be Curious, Be A Community and Be Courageous. 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 related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went!

Math / Science

Shoe Hunt: Math Game – Invite your child to go on a shoe hunt. Count the number of shoes each family member has. Count how many different types of shoes are in your house. How many have laces? How many have Velcro or buckles? Do you wear them indoors or outdoors? Do you slip them on? Count how many pairs of shoes Teach your child how to count by twos. Line the shoes up from biggest to smallest. Get out a tape measure or ruler and measure the shoes.

Movement / Play

Activities from Teacher Lisa

25 Fingerplay Ideas for Kids (For Learning and Fun) - Mom Loves Best |  Preschool songs, Songs for toddlers, Finger plays

Social Emotional

Be Compassionate – Rain Boy Book

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

Rain Boy: (Kindness Books for Kids and Children, Teaching Empathy,  Inclusion, and Diversity): Glynn, Dylan: 9781452172804: Amazon.com: Books

Math / Science

Activities from Teacher Suzanne

Fun with Measuring.   What do we use to measure?

Line up shoes, cars, pencils, or anything you can use to measure and compare.

Questions to answer:

How long is the shortest car?   Longest Car?   Which number is bigger, more, less?

Name the number that is measured out.  Match the number with the size of the object.

What else can you measure?    What are other ways to measure?