Volume 40

September 13, 2021

Message from Teacher Suzanne:

Hello Parents! I would like to welcome you to a new school year!  We are grateful that you have joined NH at Rainier Vista AM class.  Although we are not in person yet, we will be talking each week and invite you to share about your family and your child.  Please be sure to provide your email if possible. I will be sending you a welcome letter, weekly activities, and weekly resources. Below are helpful resources and my contact information. Always feel free to call or email. Have a wonderful week!

Suzanne

suzannep@nhwa.org     Work Cell: (206)398-9699

Useful Links:  

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/current-guidance/masks.aspxLinks/Resources

https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/childs-first-teacher

Our four program-wide expectations are Be Compassionate, Be Curious, Be A Community and Be Courageous. This week we will focus on how children can Be Curious.

We are Curious when we:

  • Explore new ideas
  • Ask “I Wonder” questions
  • Imagine the possibilities
  • Test our ideas
  • Value the challenge

In this week’s learning resource, you’ll find an activity related to this week’s expectation. Let us know how it went.

Movement / Play

Be Curious:

Did you know there are 5 ways to learn about things?? They’re called the 5 senses! The 5 senses are Seeing, Smelling, Hearing, Touching and Tasting!

The next time you are playing outside, or at the store, you can use some of these senses to explore your curiosity. For example, if you are at the store, you can SEE all the different foods they have! Can you name the colors you SEE?

If you’re at home, you can TASTE the food you eat with your family! Does the food taste sweet, salty or something else?

Take some time with your family to Be Curious about the different things you can smell and hear and touch, too! You can talk about them, draw pictures, or even make up a song to sing about them!

Math / Science

Baking Bread with Teacher Lisa:

Baking Bread part 1 https://vimeo.com/443124688

Baking Bread part 2 https://vimeo.com/443125479

Watch both of these videos as Teacher Lisa bakes some homemade bread! This can be a fun math activity to do at home, but make sure you have a grown-up doing it with you so you can be safe! J Please ask me to give you the password to access the videos!

Language / Literacy

Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes                                                       

Have fun reading and listening to the story by clicking on the link below.

Talk about the colors of Pete’s shoes and what kinds of feelings Pete had when his shoes kept changing colors.  Ask your child how they would feel if their favorite shoes changed colors or got mud them.  Then name the colors of Pete’s shoes.

https://video.link/w/Lfp8c

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin - Hardcover Book - The  Parent Store

Social Emotional

Activity 4      What is a Friend?

The story below is about different friends.  Listen and ask your child how they feel about making friends, having friends, and how to treat friends.   Let them draw pictures of friends and about how they think and feel.

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/featured/new/book?BookId=1469

The Win-Win Club