Preschool News

Dear Families, 

              Yay!  Hooray and Congratulations to all the graduates!!  I am so very proud of all the children and I can not thank all of you enough for all of your support!  I have looked forward to seeing the children on Zoom each week, and love seeing their projects and creations!  You are all amazing!  The pick up for the graduation “goodie bags” will be on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 between 10am and 12pm families can drive up to St. Jane school along Washington Blvd.  One family member and your child will be able to get out and take a picture one car at a time in front of the school should you want to do so.  If you are not able to come, an appointment can be made to pick up your bag from Mrs. Okula at the school.  

        I am praying for all of you and  have missed the children very much!  If you need anything please feel free to reach out.   May God Bless all of you and your families!  I wish you all a wonderful summer and best of luck in Kindergarten!!!!


Ms. Johnstone


Graduation Slide-Show


Mother’ s Day Slide Show


Morning Meeting Preschool

This link has my YouTube playlist for our morning meeting.  There is a variety of songs for good morning songs, Days of the Week, Number Recognition, Months of the Year, Alphabet Recognition and letter sounds, and the weather.  You can choose what you would like to do daily.  Your child should recognize the songs we do in class and some will be new to them.


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

Letter Z: Bounce Patrol

The Z Letter Song: ABC Mouse

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 30, the letter z!



Print out page 27 Use a bingo dabber or color the letter z!



Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo!

The View at the Zoo by


Leopards: All Things Animal


Animal Dance & Freeze: Jack Hartman

Animal Boogie

Hands-on Activities:

Make your Own Leopard

Using a paper plate your child can color or paint it yellow.  Then decorate it with colorful “spots” using pom-poms, painting them on, colorful fingerprints, or just coloring dots.  No paint, have them cut out a yellow circle out of construction paper to decorate.  Have them cut out a yellow circle from construction paper then cut in half and glue on for ears and two black construction paper dots for eyes, and an oval for the nose. 

Put Me in the Zoo Mini Concepts Book. Print Pages 6-10


Have your child cut on the line to separate the pages and staple together to build the book.  Encourage them to use their pointer finger to follow along as you read the words.  They will color the spots on the Leopard according to the directions on the page.  (Emphasize that zoo begins with the letter z makes the /z/ sound)

Zoo Patterns Math Activity (Emphasize that zoo begins with the letter z makes the /z/ sound)


Z is for Zoo Coloring Page


Spring Movement: Letter Z (68-74)


Zoom Meeting:

Animal Strike at the Zoo

Graduation Thank you Song Tutorial

Thank you, Song, With Children (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting)

Thank you, Song (No Children) (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting, this is the version that will be played at the Graduation Zoom Meeting)

I am a Promise (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting)

I am a Promise (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting, this is the version that will be played at the Graduation Zoom Meeting)


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

The Alphabet Zoo: Sunny Side Up

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter z

Print out page 28.



Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

The Zebra Said Shhhhh….


Why do Zebras have Stripes?


Let’s Go to the Zoo: Super Simple Songs

Animals Freeze: Kiboomers

Animals in Action: Jack Hartman

Hands-on Activities:

Letter Z Zebra Craft  (Emphasize that zebra  begins with the letter z makes the /z/ sound)

Cut & Paste Zoo Animals Math Activity: (Emphasize that zoo begins with the letter z makes the /z/ sound) (Page 1)


Z-Zebra Coloring Page

Take a Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo


Jungle Safari: Cosmic Kids Yoga


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Graduation Day!!! 


The wonderful Things You’ll Be

I Wish You More


A beautiful Day

Celebrate a Great School Year: Jack Hartman

Boom Chicka Boom Graduation: The Learning Station

Baby Shark Graduation Parody

Graduation Song for Preschool: Kiboomers


God Made Laughter

Let’s Take a look at the picture below.  How do you know that the children and Jesus are happy?  (they are smiling) Why do you think they are happy?

God wants us to be happy.  Everything God does is to make us happy.  God likes to see us smiling and hear us laughing. 

Can any animals really laugh? (No) We are special.  God gave us the gift of laughter.

When are you happy?  What makes you happy?

We are happy when we act like Jesus, when we do nice things for people, and when we are kind and loving.  It makes your heart feel good to do nice things for others and makes Jesus and God happy.

In Heaven our happiness will never stop.  Listen to what Jesus says: “Your hearts will be happy and your joy will last forever.”

Think about how you can make others in your life happy…

  • How can you make your Father happy?
  • How can your make your Mother happy?
  • How can your make your siblings happy?
  • How can you make a friend happy?

Here is a prayer we can say to God to thank him for his gift of laughter and happiness.  Have your child close their eyes and repeat the words silently in their hearts. 

Dear God, thank you for

making us to be happy.

Thank you for the gift of

Laughter.  I love you.  Help me

To make others happy.  Amen.

We thank God for the gift of laughter.

God Has Made Laughter

If You’re Happy and You Know it: Jack Hartman

Hands-on Activities:

Last Day of School Crowns

(Print out your Boy or Girl Crown for your child to cut out, color, and glue on the pieces)


Last Day of Self Portraits

Let your child look at themselves in the mirror and have your child draw a Self Portrait of themselves on their last day of Pre-school and write their name.  This will be a nice keepsake.  You can interview them and write the answers on the back. (How old are they?  Who is their teacher?  What is their favorite food?  What do they want to be when they grow up?  What is their favorite toy?  Who are their playmates?  What are their favorite books?  What was their favorite school memory?  Etc.)


Dream Big Little One Coloring Pages

(Print out Page 2 or 3, Boy or Girl)



Movement Songs Playlist: Pick any of your favorite movement songs to get those wiggles out!


Zoom Meeting:

All parents are invited to attend this special Graduation Zoom Meeting!

Curious You, On Your Way!

Thank you song

I am a Promise

I am a Promise

Graduation Slide-Show


Friday, May 29, 2020


A Gold Star for Zog: (Emphasize that Zog begins with the letter z makes the /z/ sound)

And Then Comes Summer


It’s a Beautiful Day: The Singing Walrus

My Big World Scholastic: Splish Splash Summer

Literacy: Listen & Read: Splish Splash Summer

Health & Safety Video:  High Five for Summer Safety

Math Game: Ice Cream Patterns

Hands-on Safety Activity:  Listen to the Lifeguard:


Math Skill & Health & Safety Sorting Skills Sheets: Summer Count & Safe or Not Safe Sorting



I will send the class code for scholastic via remind


Spring Movement: Letter Z (68-74)

Have a wonderful & Blessed Summer!  


Monday, May 18, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

The Letter Y Song: ABC Mouse

The Letter Y Song: Bounce Patrol

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter y

Print out page 27.



Yoko Yak’s Yakety Yakking by Barbara de Reburtis

Yes We Can by Sam McBratney

Yes Day By Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld


Sight Word Song Yes: Miss Molly

Yakety Yak


Yak Facts:

Hands-on Activities:

Y is for Yak Craft  (Emphasize that the Yak begins with the letter y and makes the /y/ sound)

Yes Day Brain Storm Activity

What would you do on a “Yes Day”?  Talk with your Child about things that they would want to do on their “Yes Day” …  maybe after talking to them you want to have a “Yes Day!”  (have a Pirate themed Lunch, breakfast for dinner, stay up late and watch a movie, have a princess tea party, go on a bear hunt in your back yard, stay in your PJ’s until Noon) (Emphasize that the word yes begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)

Coloring Pages Y is for Yo-yo  (Emphasize that yo-yo begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)


Spring Movement: Letter Y (63-67)


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

Sight Word Song You:

Beginning Reading Sight Word, You Worksheet



The Thank you Letter

Social Studies:

Thank you, Thursdays with Mo Williams: Thank You to Medical Workers Episode


Thank you, Song

A little Thank you

The Thank You Song:

Hands-On Activities:

Saying Thank you to those that have helped you is important.  Take some time today to make some homemade cards or coloring pages to say Thank you to those you are appreciative of.  Maybe you want to thank to your parents, your teachers, to Mrs. Okula, Mrs. Korp and Msgr. Radocha, and other priests and staff in our parish or post a sign on your mail box to say thank you to your mail carrier, you can send cards to local hospitals thanking medical workers, take a card to a local grocery store to thank essential workers.  There are many ways that we can say thank you to those who have helped us.  Below is a photo of a campaign that Easton Hospital is doing.  If your child makes a “Hero” card or picture for this you can send it or drop it off or mail it to the school and I will put them all together to drop off at Easton Hospital from St. Jane Preschool.  You can also do the same if you make a card or a picture for one of the priests or staff from the church.  I can drop them all off.  There is a large box on the stairs of the school that you can put the cards in, just label it with my name or Pre-school.  (Emphasize that the word you begins with the letter y and makes the /y/ sound)

Easton Hospital Color Out Covid-19

Here is the address for the church to send cards for the Priests:

St Jane Frances de Chantal Church

4049 Hartley Avenue

Easton, PA 18045

Here is the School address to send cards for school staff:

St Jane Frances de Chantal School

c/o  Christi Johnstone

1900 Washington Blvd.

Easton, PA 18042

Thank you, Priests Coloring Pages


Thank you, Cards

Printable Card

Printable Card (2)

Printable Card (3)

Learn How to Drawn Piggie with Mo Williams


Movement Songs Playlist: Pick any of your favorite movement songs to get those wiggles out!


Zoom Meeting

The Thank you Book by Mo Williams

Graduation Thank you Song Tutorial

Thank you, Song, With Children (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting)

Thank you, Song (No Children) (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting, this is the version that will be played at the Graduation Zoom Meeting)

I am a Promise (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting)

I am a Promise (To practice for Graduation Zoom Meeting, this is the version that will be played at the Graduation Zoom Meeting)


Wednesday, May, 20, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:


Print out page 26 Use a bingo dabber or color the letter y!



Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett


Wonderful Wool: How Yarn is Made: SciShow Kids

Hands-on Activities & STEM:

Yarn Flower Craft (Emphasize that the yarn begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)

Make a God’s Eye with extra yarn

Y is for Yarn Coloring Page with Cat


Spring Movement: Letter Y (63-67)


Thursday, May 21, 2020


Are you My Mother by P.D. Eastman

(Emphasize that the word you begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)

Birds by Kevin Henkes


Flap your Wings Together: Super Simple Songs

Bird Song

Baby Animals: PinkFong


All About Birds for Children: Animal Learning for Children

12 Baby Animals for Kids


God Made Birds

Take a look at this picture what kinds of birds do you see? (Hummingbird, Penguin, Blue jay, Eagle, Cardinal, Duck, Crow, Ostrich, Goose, Pelican, Parrot)

Who Made Birds? (God)

“God said ‘Let the birds fly in the sky.’ And God made all kinds of winged birds. God blessed them all.”

Why do you think God made birds fly? (So that they could find food and get away from enemies)

God takes care of all the birds.  They find enough to eat.  They build soft, safe nests for their babies.  When winter is coming, many birds fly south to a warm place.  God gave the birds songs to sing. 

Here is a prayer we have said in class that you can say at home before a meal.

Thank you for the world so sweet,

Thank you for the food we eat,

Thank you for the birds that sing,

Thank you, God, for everything.

God gives us good people to take care of us.  God feeds us and keeps us from harm.  God is like a mother bird that watches over her babies.

Let us thank God for making birds.  Let’s thank God for taking care of birds and taking care of us. 

You can check out some birds at the Monterey Bay Aviary Cam 10am-10pm

Hands-On Activities & STEM:

Make your own Bird Feeder

You and your child can make your own bird feeder by taking a toilet paper roll, spreading some peanut butter or peanut butter alternative on it with a plastic knife or Popsicle stick and then rolling it in bird seed.  Put a piece of twine or string through the Toilet paper roll so that you can hang it from a tree branch. 

You can also make a cheerios bird feeder.   To make your own Cheerio Bird Feeder, simply have your child string Cheerios onto a pipe cleaner.  Leave a little extra room at each end of the pipe cleaner so you can twist together two or more.  I twisted one end of the pipe cleaner around a Cheerio so the other Cheerios did not all fall off.  Once you have strung two or more pipe cleaners with Cheerios, twist the ends together for your child to make their own design.  Just make sure the Cheerios don’t fall off!

Are you My Mother? Animal Matching Cards 


Mother Mary Coloring Page:



Lulu the Bay Lioness: Cosmic Kids Yoga

A kid’s yoga story all about dealing with frustration, and exploring the power of positive thinking.  Talk to your child about the baby lioness’s mother the lion.  (Emphasize that the yoga begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)


Bishop Schlert will be offering a special Mass for students today Ascension (Thursday, May 21, 2020) at 10am.  Ways to view are listed near the top of this page.  There will be no Zoom meeting today.


Friday, May 22, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 29, the letter y!



Little Blue & Little Yellow by Leo Leoni

Blue VS Yellow by Tom Sullivan

Hello Sun! A Yoga Sun Salutation to Start Your Day!


Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun: Super Simple Songs

Yellow Submarine: The Beatles

Yellow Song: Pancake Manor

Dance for the Sun: Kira Willey

Hands-on Activities & STEM:

Make your Own Little Blue & Little Yellow Play-dough Activity

One of my favorites things to do with the story is this hands-on STEM activity, mixing blue and yellow play-dough to make green! The kids always loved to explore the mixing of colors with this hands-on play-dough activity.  Your child can make their own Little Blue & Little Yellow.  Have them retell the story with their little balls of play-dough. (Emphasize that the yellow begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)

Play-dough Recipe

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • food coloring
  • additional scents and/or glitter (optional)

    Toilet Paper Roll Stamping with Blue & Yellow

    Have your child use toilet paper rolls as stampers to dip into blue and yellow paint onto a large sheet of white paper.  The more they stamp the colors onto the paper the more the colors will begin to mix.  Talk to your child about what color they start to see as the two colors begin to mix together.  I love this kind of open-ended art!begin to mix.  Talk to your child about what color they start to see as the two colors begin to mix together.  I love this kind of open-ended art!

    Sun Name Craft

    Print out the Sun Name Craft Template.  You may have to print out more than one of the “Ray sheets” depending on how long your child’s name is.  Your child can color, Paint, or even tear and glue on yellow construction paper to the pieces after they are cut out.  Have them write one letter of their name on each sun ray and put in order to glue around the sun shape on a blue piece of paper.  They can also decorate a face on their sun. 


    Hello Sun Fun!: Jamie’s Brain Breaks: Cosmic Kids Yoga

    Yoga for Kids: The Sun Salutation (Emphasize that yoga begins with the letter y makes the /y/ sound)



Monday, May 11, 2020


The Letter X Song: Bounce Patrol

X: Pinkfong

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 28, the letter x!



Xavier Ox’s Xylophone Experiment (The book is in the middle of the video but there is a nice introduction to the Letter X in the beginning and ends with the Letter Y which we will do next week)

A Xylophone for X-ray Fish by Liza Charlesworth

Music & Science:

Meet the Xylophone: Band on the Bus: Lah Lah

How to Make a Colorful Musical Water Xylophone


Xylophone Color by Number


Hand-on Activities:

Xylophone Snack (Emphasize that the word xylophone starts with the letter x and makes the /ks/ sound)

Make your own Xylophone on a graham cracker!    Using a plastic knife have your child spread some chocolate or vanilla icing on top of a graham cracker (you can have them use softened or whipped cream cheese if you prefer for a healthier option).  Then your child can decorate their graham cracker with M&M’s.  You can show them how a xylophone them a picture of a colorful xylophone and point out how the bars go from biggest to smallest, how the entire bar is painted one color, and they are lined up sided by side (horizontally), but they can design it however they like.  I attached some images you can show them as examples.  Next, they can make the mallets, putting two mini marshmallows on top of pretzel sticks.  Lastly, time to enjoy!!!

I know you may not have these items at home…. Some other ideas…  Use raisins instead of M&M’s, use a piece of bread with crust cut off instead of the graham cracker.  Make a colorful fruit xylophone, have you child help you with a plastic knife cut up different varieties of fruit.  (Banana, Strawberries, melon, pineapple, oranges) You can also add some cheese as well! Have then have them arrange on a tray to make their own Xylophone.  They can even put grapes or blueberries on chopsticks as mallets

X is for Xylophone Coloring Page:


Movement Songs Playlist: Pick any of your favorite movement songs to get those wiggles out!


Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Learn the Letter X: Jack Hartman

The Letter X Song: ABC Mouse


Print out page 25 Use a bingo dabber or color the letter X!



What to do With a Box by Jane Yolan & Chris Sheban

A Box can be Many Things by Dana McHechan Raw


I Got a Magic Box: Laurie Berkner

Think Outside the Box: Marc Rossio

Hand-on Activities & STEM:

It’s Not a Box! Response Sheet (Emphasize that the word box ends with the letter x and makes the /ks/ sound)

Your child can create their own version of what the “box” would be used for or look like. 


What can you make with a box? 

Find a box around your house and imagine what it could be….  Maybe make a fort, design your own doll house, a game table, a robot, use it to make a car and have a drive-in movie night with your family!  (Need some inspiration, there are lots of ideas on YouTube.)  I would love to see your box creations!!

Not a Box Coloring Pages: (There are a variety of coloring pages to choose from, print out your favorite ones to color)


Not a Box Bunny Coloring Page:



Movement Songs Playlist: Pick any of your favorite movement songs to get those wiggles out!


Zoom Meeting:

Not a Box by Antioinette Portis


Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Jessica’s X-ray

Bones by Stephen Krensky


Skeleton Dance:

Hurray for X-rays

Mr. X-ray Song


The Invention of the X-ray

Hands-on Activities & STEM:

Play-dough Skeletons

Children can make skeletons of familiar living things.  Supply your child with a rolling pin, any cookie cutters of animal shapes or people, maybe a gingerbread men or dinosaurs, a plastic knife, play-dough and q-tips (bones) cut into pieces for them to create their own unique pieces.  Share your creations! (Emphasize that the word X-ray starts with the letter x and makes the /ks/ sound)

Q-tip X-ray Craft

With white chalk or a white crayon trace your child’s hands and upper arm onto a back piece of construction paper.  They can use Q-tips to glue on for the bones in their hands and arm. 

X-ray Coloring Page

X-Ray Coloring Page


Movement Songs Playlist: Pick any of your favorite movement songs to get those wiggles out!

Tiny the T-Rex A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kid’s yoga adventure about Tiny, a young T-Rex, who learns about looking after his teeth! (Emphasize that the word T-Rex ends with the letter x and makes the /ks/ sound) You can also talk about Dinosaur bones.


Thursday, May 14, 2020


Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Hattie & the Fox by Mem Fox


Fox: All about Animals

Hands-on Activities:

Five Orange Foxes Interactive Book.  Print out pages 3-5, have your child cut along the lines to create a book.  Your child can color or use finger paint to crate the foxes faces.  Guide them to use their pointer finger to read along with the story. (Emphasize that the word fox ends with the letter x and makes the /ks/ sound)


Fox in Socks!

Use your Imagination to design a pair of silly socks!


Baby Fox Coloring Page:


Fernando & the Silver Fox: Cosmic Kids Yoga


Zoom Meeting:

How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder


Friday, May 15, 2020

Handwriting & Phonics:

Letter X: Jack Hartman

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter X

Print out page 26.



How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean

10 Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty


We are the Pirates: Bounce Patrol

Silly Pirate Song: Jack Hartman


God Made Big Things:

Look at the Picture below what animals do you see in this picture? 

God made all of these creatures.  Of all of these creatures in the picture, which does God show the most love for? (children)

Have you ever seen the ocean?  It is so big you can’t see across it.

Have you ever seen a mountain? Some mountains are so high that on some days you can’t see their tops.  They are hidden in the clouds.

God made huge things like this.  God is very strong and powerful to be able to do that. 

Listen to what it says in the Bible: “God is greater than all his works.”

Let us praise God who made all these things.

My God is Powerful

Hands-on Activities:

Letter X Scavenger Hunt

Use masking tape, tape painters’ tape, or make your own X’s out of constructions paper.  Hide X’s around your house for your child to go on a “Letter X hunt”!  (Emphasize that the letter x makes the /ks/ sound)

Make Your Own Treasure Map! X marks the spot!

Print out pages 2-3. Have your child cut out the pieces and design their own treasure map! 


Pirate Treasure Coloring Page


Pirate Adventure: Cosmic Yoga Adventure

Pirate Prep: Ko Koo Kanga Roo

Pirate Party: Children’s Ministry

 We are Pirates: PinkFong!

A Pirate You Shall Be: Just Dance Kids!


Monday, May 4, 2020

My Big World Scholastic: Pop Goes the Bubble

Literacy: Listen & Read: Pop Goes the Bubble

Science Video:  Let’s Blow Bubbles!

Literacy Game: Alphabet Bubble Pop!

Hands-on Activities & Stem: Bubble Bin


You can add food coloring and even some glitter as well.  Wisk together to create bubbles.  Add in some fun cups for scooping and pouring.  You can even give them some things to wash!  Your child is sure to look to play with the wisk as well! (Emphasize that wisk, water and wash start with the letter W and make the /w/ sound)

Literacy & Math Skill Sheets:

Literacy:  B is for Bubble


Math:  Skill Sheet Which has more Bubbles?


I will send the class code for scholastic via remind


Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks


Wishy Washy Washer Woman: The Learning Station

The Washing Machine Song: Cosmic Kids!



Hands-on & Stem Activity:

Bubble Painting

Here are two different methods fir bubble painting depending on materials you have at home.  You can also use bubbles from the store and add the tempera paint or food coloring.


Spring Movement W (48-63)


Tuesday, May 5, 2020


The Not Quiet Narwhal by Jesse Sima

Just Narwhal


Narwhals: The Unicorns of the Sea: Nat Geo

Narwhals: Unicorns of the Sea! Science Show


Narwhals are Awesome! Silly Song for Kids!

Social & Emotional Development:

The Breathing Song

Teaching Belly Breathing with Elmo

Hands-on Activities:

Wendell the Narwhal Craft! (Emphasize that Wendell starts with the letter W and makes the /w/ sound)

(We will read this book on Zoom and I will post the link)

You will need a piece of blue construction paper for the background.  Using newspaper or magazines draw a large U for your child to cut out for the body of Wendell the Narwhal.  Glue this to the bottom of the page, with the hump at the top.  Draw 2 small U’s on newspaper or magazine for the fins for your child to cut out and glue one each side of the large U.  Draw a long point for your child to cut out for Wendell’s tooth and have them glue it to the top of the hump.  For the bottom of the project draw a wave like line for your child to cut along, they can glue this to the bottom of the page.  Have your child cut out or draw two blacks eyes and make a mouth.  Talk to you child about using recycled materials.  I will send a picture of the finished project via remind. 

Narwhal Tangram Craft

You can use construction paper if you don’t have card stock, blue, white, any color you have at home! 

Narwhal coloring pages:


Spring Movement W (48-63)


Zoom Meeting

The Worry Warts by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Wendell the Narwhal

Mother’s Day Song

5 little Ducks


Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Cookies Week by Cindy Ward & Tomie dePaola

Today is Monday by Eric Carle (song)–as

Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss (song)


7 Days are in a Week song: The learning Station

Seven Days: PinkFong

Rock & Roll Days of the Week with Jack Hartman

Wednesday Song


7 Days of the Week in Spanish

Hands-on Activities:

Unjumble the days of the week! (Emphasize the week and Wednesday start with the letter W and make the /w/ sound)


Create your own Journal:

Make a journal!  Decorate a note book with materials from home, or take some computer paper to make your own note book and decorate the cover.  Each day you can draw a picture about what you did or how you are feeling that day.  Remember to write the day of the week! Tell your parents a sentence about your picture, they will help you to write it. (Depending on your child’s level, you can; highlight for them to trace, write the sentence on a scrap paper for them to write on their own, you write it for them on the page)

Cookies Week W is for Wednesday Coloring Page:


Spring Movement W (48-63)


Thursday, May 7, 2020


If you Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogilano

The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister


Whoosh, Blue Whale


Blue Whale: Nat Geo

Whale Song


God Gave us Fish

We are still discovering new life-forms in the water.  God has filled the Earth’s bodies of water with many wonderful sea creatures: the starfish, the octopus, the narwhal, the great blue whale, the many kinds of fish, the dolphin.  Sea creatures are not only fascinating but they are also sources of food.  Do you like any fish or other kinds of seafood?  What do you like?  Lobsters, clams, oysters, tuna, salmon, and shrimp are some seafoods God has given us to enjoy!  We thank and are grateful to God for fish and sea creatures!   

Take a Trip to an Aquarium:

Georgia Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium 10am-10pm

Social & Emotional Development:

Whale Breathing Song

Hands-on Activities:

Whale Art Activity:

Blue Whale Paper Plate Craft

Whale Coloring Page:


Spring Movement W (48-63)


Zoom Meeting:

My Mom is Great by Gaby Goldsack

Mother’s Day Song

5 little Ducks

Mother’s Day Preschool Slide Show


Friday, May 8, 2020

Handwriting & Phonics:

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter W

Print out page 25.



Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


Wild Things: Freeze dance: The learning Station

Hands-on Activities & STEM:

Create your own Play-dough Wild Thing! 

You child can create their very own play-dough Wild Thing.   The purpose is to allow creativity and also work on motor skills of manipulating Google eyes, beads, pasta, beans, toothpicks, feathers, pipe cleaners, and the play-dough into looking like the Wild Things they wish to create.  You can help them create a mouth out of construction paper!  If you want add a drop or two of essential oils to the play-dough to add to the sensory experience.  Send me a picture of you and your Wild Thing creations, I would love to see what you have created!  (Emphasize that Wild and where start with the letter W and make the /w/ sound)

Adopt A Monster Certificate

Your child can now draw the Wild Thing they created and give him or her a name!


 Max from Where the Wild Things Are Coloring Page:


Cracker the Dragon of Wonder: Cosmic Kids Yoga

Spring Movement W (48-63)


Monday, April 27, 2020


The Letter W Song

The Letter W Song, ABC Mouse

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 27, the letter w!



The Rainy Day

Worm Weather


The Weather Song

How’s the Weather Today?


Be a Weather Watcher

Weather Observation:

Print out your Daily Weather Mini Book and record your weather observations for the week!


Hands-on & STEM:

5 Weather Science Experiments you can try at home!

Rainbow Water Walking Science Experiment

Coloring Page: Can you draw what you see in the Sky?

Sunny Daze Coloring Page


Singing in The Rain

Preschool Learn to Dance: Stuck in the Muck

Preschool Learn to Dance: Drip Drop Rain

Frozen: A Cosmic Yoga Adventure


Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Pete the Cat and the Itsy-Bitsy Spider by James Dean

Miss Spiders Tea Party



Don’t be Afraid of Spiders!


The Itsy-Bitsy Spider


2D Shapes Worksheets (Print and do pages 1-2) This goes with the story Walter’s Wonderful Web, a book about shapes! Read on Zoom!


Hands-On Activities:

Spider Web Water Color Project (Emphasize that Web starts with the letter W and makes the /w/ sound)

Don’t have water colors at home?… you can make your own with food coloring and water!


Jamie’s Brain Breaks: Spidey Powers

Spring Movement W (48-63)


Zoom Meeting

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Walter’s Wonderful Web


Wednesday, April 29, 2020


10 Magic Butterflies

The Butterfly


All About Butterflies:


Butterfly Song, Patty Shukla


God Made Butterflies

Butterflies are very, pretty aren’t they?  They were not always able to fly.  They did not always have such beautiful wings.  Do you remember what a butterfly was before it was a butterfly?  (caterpillar) 

We learned last week about caterpillars and the butterfly life cycle.  A caterpillar crawls around and eats lots of leaves.  One day the caterpillar will spin a house around itself called a cocoon or a chrysalis.  Inside the caterpillar changes.  When it comes out it is a beautiful butterfly!  God has given us many surprises in our world!

Our world is full of marvelous things!  We thank God for all of the special wonders on our Earth!

Hands-on Activities:

Butterfly Symmetry Activity: (Emphasize that Wings starts with the letter W and makes the /w/ sound)

Coffee-Filter Butterflies

Butterfly Coloring Page:



Coco the Butterfly, Cosmic Yoga


Thursday, April 30, 2020


The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Watermelon for Lunch


Watermelon Song

Watermelon Dance


Watermelon in Pot from Seed to Melon

How does a seed become a plant?



Print out page 24 Use a bingo dabber or color the letter W!


Hands-on activities:

Create your own watermelon!  (emphasize that watermelon starts with the letter W and makes the /w/ sound)

Use a paper plate, coffer filter, wax paper (to make a sun catcher) or construction paper as your base.  Your child can do a circle shape or cut in half or like a triangle like a watermelon slice. Decorate with pink/ red, and green around the edge (foam pieces, construction paper scraps, paint, crayons, markers, etc.) Don’t forget the seeds!  Your child can use black beans or fingerprints to create a nice effect! r

Watermelon Coloring page:


Spring Movement W (48-63)


Zoom Meeting

Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? By Eric Carle


Friday, May 1, 2020

It’s the Month of May: Jack Hartman


What Not to Give Your Mom on Mother’s Day by Martha Simpson

The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing


Here are some songs you can practice to sing to or with your family for Mom!

Mother’s Day Song

A Bushel and a Peck

5 little Ducks

Hands-On Activities:

Calling All Dad’s!!!  No peeking Mom’s!!  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020!  Here are some Mother’s Day Cards & Gift Ideas!!

(I did this with Colin when he was little on canvas and used a real bow, it came out very cute!)

Mother’s Day Coloring Pages:


Spring Movement W (48-63)



Monday, April 20, 2020


Letter V


Print out page 23 Use a bingo dabber or color the letter V!


Rainbow Letters

Print out page 26, the letter v!



Growing Vegetable Soup

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

Hands-on Activity:

Print out the letter V template.  Use your grocery store ads to make a vegetable collage!  (Emphasize Vegetable starts with the letter V and makes the /v/ sound. (Emphasize we are using recycled materials using the newspaper/ grocery store ads)

Letter V  Template Page 22



Veggie Rap with Emily & Chica

Vegetable Song


Preschool: Learn to Dance: Plant a Bean

Preschool: Learn to Dance: Bugs & Crawly Things

Movement Song Playlist

Spirit Week:

Wear your favorite Hawk Walk, Green and gold, or school spirit wear take a picture and email to Mrs. Okula at


Tuesday, April 21, 2020


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle


Hungry Caterpillar Song


How a Caterpillar becomes a Butterfly

If you would like your kids to experience the full butterfly life cycle at home, order a butterfly emporium from

Phonics & Math Activities:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beginning Sounds, Graphing & Number Identification Worksheets


Hands-On Activity:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Egg Carton Craft (Emphasize we are using recycled materials using an egg carton)

Materials Needed:

1) Egg carton

2) Tempera paint (you can also use markers to decorate)

3) Half a pipe cleaner

4) Googly eyes (you can also draw or paint eyes on)

5) Glue stick


1) Start off by cutting off the top of the egg carton and then cut the bottom into two long pieces. This will give you two

pieces to work with.

2) Paint the egg carton green and leave the front part red for the caterpillar’s head.

3) Once it is dry, poke two holes in the head and insert the pipe cleaner.

4) Finally stick the googly eyes on the face.

Here is an example of the craft online

Another option…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake liner craft


The Very Hungry Caterpillar, A Cosmic Yoga Adventure

Spirit Week:

The future is bright! Get on your sunglasses take a picture and email to Mrs. Okula at


Zoom Meeting

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle


Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day!


The Earth Book by Todd Parr

It’s Earth Day, by Mercer Mayer

Earth Day, An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski


How Recycling Works!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Earth is Our Home, Nursery Rhyme, Mother Goose Club

Recycle, Jack Hartman


Literacy: Listen & Read: Save the Critters from Litter

Science Video: Hooray for Earth Day

Game: Clean the Park

Activity Sheets:

Cross Out the Litter


Sort the Trash


Hands-on Activity:

Marbled Art Earth


You can also use food coloring (I would wear gloves; this will stain hands)

If you don’t have the supplies above at home, I included another activity and some coloring pages for other options!

Earth Day Q-Tip Painting (You can color, use constriction paper to make a collage, do finger prints, tissue paper, etc.)


Earth Day Tree

Earth Day Recycling coloring page


God Made Trees

Trees are one of God’s finest creations.  Not only are trees beautiful to look at but they also have many uses.  Their fruits and nuts provide us with food.  With their wood we can make homes, furniture, boats, and paper.  Trees also provide us shade from the sun and the sound of the rustling breeze soothes us. 

There are many different kinds of trees.  Some trees are tall some are short.  Some have leaves and some have needles.  Some have dark wood and some have light wood.

Jesus used wood too.  When he was born, his mother, Mary, laid him in a wooden box called a manger.  Joseph was a carpenter.  He probably taught Jesus how to make things out of wood.  The boats Jesus used to travel across the lake were made of wood.  The cross, the sign of Jesus’ love for us was made of wood. 

I thank you God for your gift of trees.

Curious George: Curious About Trees

Discussion Questions:

Do you have special trees in your neighborhood?  What special trees have you seen? 

What food comes from trees?  (Fruits: apples, plums, peaches, oranges, pears, grapefruit, bananas; nuts: walnuts pecans, cashews)

What else do trees give us? (Wood, paper, shade, maple syrup, firewood, play place (tree house, swing))

What animals live in trees? (Birds, opossums, squirrels, bees)


Go for a walk with your family in your community and go on an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt!

EarthDayScavengerhunt (1)

Go on a Yoga Bear Hunt with Jamie in this Cosmic Yoga Adventure!

Spirit Week:

Selfie Day: Take your selfie and email to Mrs. Okula at


Thursday, April 23, 2020

Literacy & Social & Emotional Development:

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook


Explore Volcanoes with Nat Geo Kids

Volcano- Learning Song

Handwriting & Phonics:

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter V

Print out page 24.


Hands-on Activity & STEM:

Make your own Volcano

Use bathroom size cup or cut a cup to be little fill 1/3-1/2 full of baking soda, dye about 1/3 cup of vinegar red with food coloring, place cup onto a plate and pour vinegar into your cup! Watch your volcano erupt!

V is for Volcano coloring page (use the click here link to print)


Preschool Learn to Dance: Explode, Volcano

Movement Song Playlist

Spirit Week:

St. Jane Spirit Day!  Be true to your school!  Wear your Green and Gold today… take a picture and email to Mrs. Okula at


Zoom Meeting

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! By Candace Fleming


Friday, April 24, 2020


Olivia Becomes a Vet

Paula the Vet


Et/ I Met a Vet/ Super Phonics/ Pinkfong

Social Studies:

Being A Veterinarian

Take a Trip to the Animal Hospital

Hands-on Activities & STEM

Make a Play-dough Pet!

You child can create their very own play-dough pet; it can be any kind of animal they want to create in the way they see fit.   The purpose is to allow creativity and also work on motor skills of manipulating Google eyes, beads, pasta, beans, toothpicks, and the play-dough into looking like the animals they wish to create.

Veterinarian Coloring Page

Spirit Week Activity:

Chalk your “Hawk Walk” Let’s see your best Hawk Walk design on your sidewalk, driveway, etc.  take a picture and email to Mrs. Okula at



Get out with your family and go for a 20-minute walk.  Celebrate all that you are grateful for!  Take a 15-20 Second video and send to Mrs. OKula at

Movement Song Playlist


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Phonics: Letter U

Spot-and-Dot Pages 

Print out page 22. Use a bingo dabber or color the letter U!


Rainbow Letters

Print out page 25. Letter U.



Uni the Unicorn

How to Catch a Unicorn

I’m a Unicorn


The Unicorn Song by Blippi

The Unicorn Song

Hands-on Activities:

Unicorn Craft.  Create your own magical unicorn!  Listed below are some sites with different ideas for how you can create your own unicorn at home.  Emphasize the letter U in unicorn makes the /u/ sound.

Unicorn Coloring Page

Unicorn with Moon Coloring Page

Movement: Twilight the Unicorn Emphasize the letter U and /u/ sound. A Cosmic Kids Yoga adventure! A kids yoga story all about sleeping well and having lovely dreams.


Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey


Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Great Day for Up! By Dr. Seuss

Sight Word Song Up


Hot Air Balloon: Flying for Kids

How do Hot Air Balloons Work?

Up! And Down! Gravity Song for Kids!

Hands-on Activities:

Mosaic Hot Air Balloon


Print out the hot air balloon page above to decorate.  Rip and tear pieces of construction paper, craft paper or tissue paper to decorate your hot air balloon.  Color your basket and write the word UP on it.  Don’t forget to decorate the background with other things your might see up in the sky (clouds, birds, sun, rainbow, etc.). Emphasize the letter U and the /u/ sound in the word Up.

Hot Air Balloon Coloring Page

Movement: Letter U (40-46)

Cosmic Kids Yoga Disco- Hot Air Baloonin’


Thursday, April 16, 2020

My Big World Scholastic: Flower Power

Literacy: Listen & Read: Flower Power

Science Video:  What are Plants?

Science Game: Build a Plant

Hands-on Activity: How do Plants Drink?


Science & Math Skill Sheets: Plant Parts Puzzle & Measure the Plants




Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner


God Made Flowers

God placed the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, in a garden, the Garden of Eden. We can only imagine the beautiful plants and flowers that that bloomed there.  Although, we cannot go there we can still enjoy the beautiful flowers all over our planet.  We can see and smell flowers and plants given to us by God all around us.

Jesus must have loved the flowers in Palestine.  In his teachings he talked about God’s caring for all the flowers in the field.

We give bouquets and corsages to one another as a sign of love and respect.  How God must love us to give us a whole world filled with flowers!  In church we usually see flowers.  We put them there to praise and honor God.  Lovely flowers enhance celebrations.  At Easter we often see the lily and at Christmas the poinsettia.   Flowers are a gift from God!

Flowers can Dance

Movement: Letter U (40-46)

Go for a walk around your neighborhood with your family.  Notice the many spring flowers and plants starting to bloom. 

Spring time Dance


Zoom Meeting

The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert


Friday, April 17, 2020


Sometimes Rain by Meg Flemming

Singing in the Rain–1Xs

Handwriting & Phonics:

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the letter U

Print out page 23.


Hands-On Activity:

Umbrella Project!


Print out your umbrella coloring page, decorate by coloring or painting with water colors!  Use your finger to stamp and make rain drops!  Emphasize the letter U and the /u/ sound in Umbrella.

Movement: Letter U (40-46)


Monday, April 6, 2020


The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever, by Dawn Casey

Sight word: The


The Easter Story by, Patricia Pingry

Hands-On Activities:

Tin foil Easter Egg

Materials needed:


  1. Cut out an egg shape from your cardboard. I attached a link above for an Easter egg printable that your child can cut it out themselves and then trace onto the cardboard.
  2. Tear off a piece of tin foil from your roll. Lay your egg on top of it and then fold the tin foil edges over the egg so the front of the egg is completely covered in the foil.
  3. Leaving the lid on the Sharpie marker, have your child use it to draw lines and designs all over the tin foil Easter egg.
  4. When they are finished drawing designs, they can use all of the Sharpie markers to trace over their designs and add any more details that they’d like.

Easter Cross coloring page

Easter Lilies coloring page


Easter movement songs


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Literacy & Music:

Pete the Cat Easter Book, A variety of Easter songs and a Pepa Pig Easter episode


Easter Egg Patterns


Hands-on Activities:

Toilet Paper roll Easter Stamping (Emphasize T for toilet paper roll makes the /t/ sound)

Easter lilies coloring page

Easter Bunny with Eggs coloring page


Easter movement songs


Zoom Meeting From Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown


Wednesday, April 8, 2020


The Tale of Peter Rabbit by, Beatrix Potter


The Beginners Bible: The Easter Story

He is Risen: An Easter Story for Children


Easter Egg Listening Activity


Hands-on Activities:

Mosaic Easter Cross Craft

Easter Bunny in Basket coloring page

Movement: Peter Cottontail and the Tickly Monkeys!  A lovely kids yoga adventure about sharing, featuring Peter Cottontail. We join Peter on an Easter egg hunt, and discover that the Tickly Monkeys have taken all the eggs!


Monday, March 30, 2020

Phonics: Letter T (Emphasize the letter T and the /t/ sound)


Learning about Turtles

Eastern Box Turtle


There was a Little Turtle


Go on a shape hunt around your house!  Try and find objects shaped like a circle, a triangle, a rectangle, a square and a star! (Emphasize the letter T and the /t/ sound in triangle)

Hands-on Activity:

Create your own turtle!  Use materials at home to make a turtle!  You can use a paper plate (whole or half) as a shell, an egg carton, decorate with paint, construction paper, scrap paper, tissue paper, newspaper, etc.  your child can rip and tear, cut piece with scissors, even use triangle pieces to glue on!  Draw or color a turtle of your own!  Play-dough turtle, use your imagination! 

Turtle Coloring Page


God Made Animals

A visit to the zoo can be a spiritual experience, this is one place where we can see sampling of creatures that have come from our incredible and playful God. All the animals from the gentle sheep, the strong powerful tiger, the tiny turtle, to the tall and towering giraffe cause us to marvel at the ingenuity of the Creator.  We praise God’s power and wisdom that created such unique and fascinating creatures! 

I have included some links below for some zoos you can visit from home to peek in on some of the amazing creatures God has created! God made the animals for us.

Atlanta Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Houston Zoo

Monterey Bay Sea Otter Cam (10am-10pm)

Think about the many ways that animals help us. (Cow, Sheep, Chicken, Horse, Pig, Goose, Cat, etc.) God loves and cares for animals. People who love God care for animals God made.  If you have a pet at home what do you and your family do to take care of your pet? 

Movement: Tommy the Bedtime Turtle (Emphasize the letter T and the /t/ sound) A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kid’s yoga adventure all about enjoying the bedtime routine and sleeping well!


Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Freight Train by Donald Crews (Emphasize the letter T and the /t/ sound in Train)


Freight Train, Mother Goose Club

Hands-on Activity:

My Color Train Booklet

  1. Print a blank train booklet.
  2. Cut along the solid, middle line and tape the train together.
  3. Color each of the train cars to match the book.
  4. Then fold it up into a little color book to read together.

(If you have legal sized paper use that to print, otherwise it will unfortunately print on 2 pages.  My apologies, but you cut and tape together.)


Los Colores: The Colors in Spanish

Movement: Letter T (29-39)


Zoom Meeting From Tuesday, March 31,2020

Dragons Love Tacos

Raining Tacos


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Happy April!!!

April Calendar Song by Jack Hartman

My Big World Scholastic: A Teeny Tiny Nest

Literacy Listen & Read: A Teeny Tiny Nest

Science Video:  Eggs Big & Small

Game: Alphabet Eggs

Hands-on Activity: Use Your Beak

Math Skill Sheets: Find 10 Eggs! & Hummingbirds Grow Up!

I will send the scholastic code via remind

Stem Challenge:

Plastic Easter Egg Tower Stem Challenge

You can also extend this activity by making circles on a paper with numbers ranging from 1-20 and having your child practice their math skills while building their Easter Egg towers! Emphasize the letter T and the /t/ sound in tower.

Movement: Trolls (Emphasize the letter T and the /t/ sound) (This is a long episode and can be done over 2 sessions) A yoga adventure based on the movie, Trolls. Join Jaime on an adventure in yoga poses – as we help the Trolls bring happiness to the world!

Some extra Hand-on activities!

Trolls Hair cutting

Trolls Poppy Coloring Page

Trolls, Harper Coloring Page

Trolls, Biggie & Mr. Dinkles Coloring Page


Thursday, April 2, 2020


It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

Pete the Cat Five Little Bunnies


5 Little Bunnies Jumping on the Bed

10 Easter Bunnies Counting song


Order Numbers from 1-10


Hands-on Activity:

Create your own Easter Bunny!  You can make your own Easter Bunny!  I included a template below that you can print out if you want but you can also use a paper plate or a paper bag for the face, pop pom or cotton ball for the nose, googly eyes, pipe cleaners for whiskers, use colored construction, wrapping paper or craft paper for the ears, be creative and use your imagination! I love the things you have been coming up with!  Share your bunnies with me! 

Make an Easter Bunny Craft Template


Easter Bunny Coloring page

Movement: Mr. Hoppit the Hare, Cosmic Yoga A story in yoga poses about being kind. Mr Hoppit the Hare wants to stop the other animals coming in to his field, but soon learns that life is richer when you make everyone feel welcome!


Zoom Meeting From Thursday, April 2, 2020

Five Tough and Tiny Seeds

Ten Apples Up on Top


Friday, April 3, 2020


Happy Easter Mouse, by Laura Numeroff

Math & Literacy:

Emergent Reader Easter Egg Colors


Print out and make this into a small book, have your child color the eggs as described on the pages.  We have been working on identifying color words in class.  Point out the sight word “The” and “is” have them use their pointer finger to follow under the words as they read along. 



Materials needed

  • Plastic Eggs
  • Play-dough
  • Tape Measure 
    1. Set out the supplies for your child.
    2. Show your child how to connect the eggs using play-dough spheres (balls).
    3. Encourage your child to build 3 dimensional structures.
    4. Measure how tall the structure is before deconstructing it!

Hands-on Activities:

Salt Painted Easter Eggs!


Palm Sunday: The Triumphal Entry

Palm Sunday coloring page


Easter movement songs



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Playlist.  This list has a variety of St. Patrick’s Day books, movement activities and songs for you and your child to enjoy.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

My Big World Scholastic: What Should He Wear

Listen & Read: What Should He Wear

Science Video:  What’s the Weather

Video:  Dance Break: Weather

Game: Dressing for the Weather

Hands-on Activity: Sun and Raindrop Sun-catchers

Math Skill Sheets: Weather Patterns & Cloud Shapes

I will send the class code for scholastic via remind


Social & Emotional Development:

How to make Good Choices Zen Den Yoga


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Phonics: Letter S


“Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth By Eric Carle

Listen to the story, talk about things you can do slowly.

The book “Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth By Eric Carle reminds us that slow is OK. The sloth is a slow-moving creature in a world where every other creature moves quickly. Even a turtle passes by, its gradual travel faster than that of the sloth. Yet the sloth is perceptive and self-confident. The reader is pleasantly surprised and impressed with the sloth’s answer to his neighbors’ questions. Its usual silence conceals a wealth of knowledge and deep self-respect. Children who identify with the sloth will experience validation. Children who move quickly through the world will gain priceless insight – seeing the world from someone else’s perspective.


Sloth Facts for Kids

Hands-On Activity:

Sloth color by number activity page


Squish the Fish Yoga.  Emphasize Squish starts with the letter s, /s/ sound, fish come from the sea. Yoga is something you do slowly.


Friday, March 20, 2020 

Happy Spring!!


Seasons of the year


When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

Hands-on Activity:

Create your own Spring tree.  Use items around your house to make a Spring tree, some ideas of items you can use are crumbled tissue paper for buds, tear brown construction paper to make the tree trunk, paint your tree, you can use an empty soda bottle, your fingers, q-tips, or cotton balls to stamp small buds, crayons or markers, even twigs from outside, etc. 


Go for a walk look for signs of Spring!


 Letter S (9-28)


Monday, March 23, 2020


How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers


What is a star?

Hands-On Activity:

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers Printable Activity Sheets

Movement: Letter S (9-28)


Tuesday, March 24, 2020


The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers.  What would you do if you were stuck on the moon with a martian?


Our Solar System

Hands-on Activity:

Use materials at home to make an airplane or an martian space craft!  Use your imagination, you can use recycled materials, Legos, kynex, magnetic blocks, paper and crayons, or even building blocks!  I would love to see what you have created!

Hands-on Activity:

Use materials at home to make an airplane or an martian space craft!  Use your imagination, you can use recycled materials, Legos, kynex, magnetic blocks, paper and crayons, or even building blocks!  I would love to see what you have created!


Mike the Cosmic Space Monkey, A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kid’s yoga story all about empathy and compassion.


Wednesday, March 24, 2020


Spring is Here by Taro Gomi

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert


Plants Grow from Seeds

There are discussion questions for this video, and some other activities. There is also a follow up DIY planting seeds activity if you have the materials at home.  It calls for cress seeds, but any seed will do. You can also grow any kind of dry bean in cotton balls to watch them sprout!

Hands-on Activity:

Make your own rainbow garden!  You can use materials around your house to make your own rainbow garden.  Some ideas are crayons and paper, use a fork with paint to stamp flowers, use cupcake liners, and pompoms with popsicle sticks to make flowers, tissue paper flowers, etc. You can even plant seeds! Show me your beautiful flower creations!


Go for a walk around your neighborhood to see what flowers have started to pop up! Notice what trees have started to bud!

Social & Emotional Development:

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (Ways to calm down, self-regulation)


Thursday, March 25, 2020


Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra


Snails, Slugs and Slime! Animal Science for Kids!

Hands-On Activity:

Make your own snail.  Be creative, you can make a silly snail shell using, a paper plate, a cd, out of newspaper, a coffee filter, etc. Decorate it with; buttons, finger prints, beads, beans, stripes, stickers, paint, yarn, etc.  You can even roll up construction paper to make a 3-d snail!  Use your imagination!  I would love to see the silly snails you have created! 


Sweet Beets 2, Music Lessons for Kids!

Movement: Letter S (9-28)


Friday, March 25, 2020


Russel the Sheep by Rob Scotton


Sheep Facts for Kids


Parable the Lost Sheep

Coloring page:


Hands-On Activity:

Create your own sheep!  Use materials at your house to make your own sheep, some ideas your can use for the wool are cotton balls, popcorn, yarn, dab white paint with fingers, q-tips, wine corks, cotton balls, etc., use a doily, coffee filter, paper plate or just plain white paper for the body.  Black or gray construction paper for the face and feet and white circles with black dots will do for the eyes!! 


Yoga Time!  Old MacDonald had a Farm!


If you have any trouble with any of the links please let me know!  Ms. Johnstone


  •   Zoom can be accessed from your computer or any smart device. You will need a camera and working camera and sound.
  • Headsets are optional, but can sometimes provide better sound quality. 
  • IMPORTANT: Avoid streaming videos on other computers, televisions, or other devices during your session. Any simultaneous Internet usage may reduce bandwidth and compromise the quality of the online session. Close all other screens. 
  • Sitting closer to the Wi-Fi box can help improve your connection or plug into the cable. 
  •  Make sure to place the computer and student in a quiet space free of distractions (e.g., toys, hand held devices).
  •  Eliminate all background noise (i.e. TV, conversations including phone, siblings playing). 
  •  Make sure there is appropriate lighting so your child’s face is visible. The best source of light is overhead or in front of the child, not from behind. 
  • Adjust the computer and web camera at an appropriate level where your child can see the monitor and the counselor can see your child’s face. 
  • Have your child sit at a table or desk to engage him in the learning process.