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!!!!

Love,

Ms. Johnstone

 

Graduation Slide-Show

https://plus.smilebox.com/play?g=d8e0c123-6563-4057-b090-f685c14630af&sbid=3466

 

Mother’ s Day Slide Show

https://plus.smilebox.com/play?g=b646b7a8-85c0-4ecb-b681-6b837b9579c0&sbid=3466

 

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXspcXW3hWSXQXhkyOigFKwv

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

Letter Z: Bounce Patrol

https://youtu.be/HysVxhemAe4

The Z Letter Song: ABC Mouse

https://youtu.be/cR6N3jwfCXg

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 30, the letter z!

RainbowLettersFreebie

Spot-and-Dot!

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

Spot-Dot-Alphabet-Pages

Literacy:

Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire

https://youtu.be/oCr6k6BVmIc?t=4

Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo!

https://youtu.be/OF0nGU-x-zk

The View at the Zoo by

https://youtu.be/RKO7YTb7qoY

Science:

Leopards: All Things Animal

https://youtu.be/uxPMj-lq_aA

Music:

Animal Dance & Freeze: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/HpOe8lngp_o

Animal Boogie

https://youtu.be/25_u1GzruQM

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

PutMeintheZoo

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)

ZooPatternCutandPaste

Z is for Zoo Coloring Page

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/letter-z-is-for-zoo

Movement:

Spring Movement: Letter Z (68-74)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Zoom Meeting:

Animal Strike at the Zoo

https://youtu.be/JWBkN1nn2Nc

Graduation Thank you Song Tutorial

https://youtu.be/zqQdYIxbdik

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

https://youtu.be/5xZD1i_g5Dw?t=26

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

https://youtu.be/WeEPR-vPkbs?t=4

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

https://youtu.be/omIvJKnr4OA

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

https://youtu.be/2dCvSafgCgw

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

The Alphabet Zoo: Sunny Side Up

https://youtu.be/AeomlEsSkys

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter z

Print out page 28.

FREEABCTracingWorksheetsAlphabetAZUpperLowerCaseDistanceLearning

Literacy:

Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

https://youtu.be/rudDGRQ9QGA

The Zebra Said Shhhhh….

https://youtu.be/42DD03pZb7s

Science:

Why do Zebras have Stripes?

https://youtu.be/GhfBOyPQqX0

Music:

Let’s Go to the Zoo: Super Simple Songs

https://youtu.be/OwRmivbNgQk

Animals Freeze: Kiboomers

https://youtu.be/jqz4z9aQRJY

Animals in Action: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/CT86Dl442jA

Hands-on Activities:

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

https://crystalandcomp.com/z-is-for-zebra-letter-of-the-week-preschool-craft/

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

CutandPaste610zoo

Z-Zebra Coloring Page

https://playinglearning.com/coloring-sheet.php?i=z-is-for-zebra-coloring-page

Take a Virtual Field Trip to the San Diego Zoo

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

Movement:

Jungle Safari: Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g?t=6

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Graduation Day!!! 

Literacy:

The wonderful Things You’ll Be

https://youtu.be/gYqEsoAfhPQ?t=8

I Wish You More

https://youtu.be/Y_U31UZQiE0

Music:

A beautiful Day

https://youtu.be/7PNyGMJdOto

Celebrate a Great School Year: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/DVE6m9NaReU?t=7

Boom Chicka Boom Graduation: The Learning Station

https://youtu.be/3nxX1nWTE1A?t=16

Baby Shark Graduation Parody

https://youtu.be/5WR8RfIDJPw

Graduation Song for Preschool: Kiboomers

https://youtu.be/jznP-lZJpsc

Religion:

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

https://youtu.be/zNViZel9FZA?t=22

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

https://youtu.be/WiDRpk9li9I

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)

LastDayofSchoolCrown

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.)

lastdayofschoolactivity

Dream Big Little One Coloring Pages

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

DreamBigGraduation

Movement:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

 

Zoom Meeting:

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

Curious You, On Your Way!

https://youtu.be/d8vi5emmqXs

Thank you song

https://youtu.be/WeEPR-vPkbs?t=4

I am a Promise 

https://youtu.be/omIvJKnr4OA

I am a Promise

https://youtu.be/omIvJKnr4OA

Graduation Slide-Show

https://plus.smilebox.com/play?g=d8e0c123-6563-4057-b090-f685c14630af&sbid=3466

 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/YqPTNFdHxsA

And Then Comes Summer

https://youtu.be/CsV_SzPPN0w

Music:

It’s a Beautiful Day: The Singing Walrus

https://youtu.be/Iw8FddccIkQ?t=5

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:

MBW-050120-Safety-Activity-Button

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

MBW-050120-Safety-SKILL-Counting

MBW-050120-Safety-SKILL-Sorting

https://mybigworld.scholastic.com/

I will send the class code for scholastic via remind

Movement:

Spring Movement: Letter Z (68-74)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

Have a wonderful & Blessed Summer!  

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

The Letter Y Song: ABC Mouse

https://youtu.be/bZC3a6GnwTo

The Letter Y Song: Bounce Patrol

https://youtu.be/L8PdL8ydI28

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter y

Print out page 27.

FREEABCTracingWorksheetsAlphabetAZUpperLowerCaseDistanceLearning

Literacy:

Yoko Yak’s Yakety Yakking by Barbara de Reburtis

https://youtu.be/aF1ajKDt08g

Yes We Can by Sam McBratney

https://youtu.be/llpDSBo3OUo

Yes Day By Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Tom Lichtenheld

https://youtu.be/bJYoYCIaZVE

Music:

Sight Word Song Yes: Miss Molly

https://youtu.be/3zRkBb63fo4

Yakety Yak

https://youtu.be/Nw_VsK84o2U

Science:

Yak Facts:

https://youtu.be/-JKLzbi6HmE

Hands-on Activities:

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

https://crystalandcomp.com/y-is-for-yak-a-letter-of-the-week-preschool-craft/

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)

https://playinglearning.com/coloring-sheet.php?i=y-is-for-yoyo-coloring-page

Movement:

Spring Movement: Letter Y (63-67)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

Sight Word Song You:

https://youtu.be/Bx_FSQcfexY

Beginning Reading Sight Word, You Worksheet

beginning-reading-15-you

Literacy:

The Thank you Letter

https://youtu.be/mu_jX7Yp6bo

Social Studies:

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

https://youtu.be/G8u2gn5rmYc

Music:

Thank you, Song

https://youtu.be/BzzpQ7kIimE

A little Thank you

https://youtu.be/_bxZ6joLWCM

The Thank You Song:

https://youtu.be/OcfqDPAy7zc

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-notes-for-your-priest

Thank you, Cards

Printable Card

Printable Card (2)

Printable Card (3)

Learn How to Drawn Piggie with Mo Williams

https://youtu.be/SItVraF_XDo

Movement:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

 

Zoom Meeting

The Thank you Book by Mo Williams

https://youtu.be/xCnVF1di6AI

Graduation Thank you Song Tutorial

https://youtu.be/zqQdYIxbdik

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

https://youtu.be/5xZD1i_g5Dw?t=26

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

https://youtu.be/WeEPR-vPkbs?t=4

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

https://youtu.be/omIvJKnr4OA

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

https://youtu.be/2dCvSafgCgw

 

Wednesday, May, 20, 2020

Phonics & Fine Motor Practice:

Spot-and-Dot!

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

Spot-Dot-Alphabet-Pages

Literacy:

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

https://youtu.be/DOtfu1i_144

Science:

Wonderful Wool: How Yarn is Made: SciShow Kids

https://youtu.be/x0HeCL6nano

Hands-on Activities & STEM:

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

https://www.theresourcefulmama.com/flower-craft-for-kids/

Make a God’s Eye with extra yarn

https://www.playfullearning.net/resource/picture-book-projects-extra-yarn/

Y is for Yarn Coloring Page with Cat

https://playinglearning.com/coloring-sheet.php?i=y-is-for-yarn-coloring-page

Movement:

Spring Movement: Letter Y (63-67)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Literacy:

Are you My Mother by P.D. Eastman

https://youtu.be/6CMBk1GPq5E

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

Birds by Kevin Henkes

https://youtu.be/8Xrti-oaJHI

Music:

Flap your Wings Together: Super Simple Songs

https://youtu.be/VaARSaHa5GA

Bird Song

https://youtu.be/QLjMhZuqKqo

Baby Animals: PinkFong

https://youtu.be/VoSrZ_lE8eQ

Science:

All About Birds for Children: Animal Learning for Children

https://youtu.be/jF0Id-hH9y4

12 Baby Animals for Kids

https://youtu.be/jUl2HMMZiIw

Religion:

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

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/aviary-cam/

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 

MotherBabyAnimalMatching

Mother Mary Coloring Page:

mother-mary-

Movement:

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)

https://youtu.be/ZvJH8Kbzj54

 

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!

RainbowLettersFreebie

Literacy:

Little Blue & Little Yellow by Leo Leoni

https://youtu.be/91ZmDCXlxAA

Blue VS Yellow by Tom Sullivan

https://youtu.be/XoL89jvRFnk

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

https://youtu.be/5_tkAzN0Pw4

Music:

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

https://youtu.be/hlzvrEfyL2Y

Yellow Submarine: The Beatles

https://youtu.be/oAWNJ6x-oyw

Yellow Song: Pancake Manor

https://youtu.be/dcVAO-0kY9I

Dance for the Sun: Kira Willey

https://youtu.be/V_SZ0A7iXA8

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. 

    Movement:

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

    https://youtu.be/trJ0JlBN8c4

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

    https://youtu.be/qIGRZS-YMWo

     

     

Monday, May 11, 2020

Phonics:

The Letter X Song: Bounce Patrol

https://youtu.be/RX9Pm9qj_QY

X: Pinkfong

https://youtu.be/DOieqKeOD7A

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 28, the letter x!

RainbowLettersFreebie

Literacy:

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)

https://youtu.be/pVtAJvZOKgo

A Xylophone for X-ray Fish by Liza Charlesworth

https://youtu.be/CgKA5wvppfA

Music & Science:

Meet the Xylophone: Band on the Bus: Lah Lah

https://youtu.be/Pm-BWlsNVdo

How to Make a Colorful Musical Water Xylophone

https://youtu.be/sIO-JhMvu6M

Math:

Xylophone Color by Number

xcolorbynumber

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:

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/letter-x-is-for-xylophone-0?version=print

Movement:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Phonics:

Learn the Letter X: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/3AQUDbEhTm8

The Letter X Song: ABC Mouse

https://youtu.be/_eXZ2w_Ent4

Spot-and-Dot!

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

Spot-Dot-Alphabet-Pages

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/88U5pZgAmUQ

A Box can be Many Things by Dana McHechan Raw

https://youtu.be/uAbb8ddcNkA

Music:

I Got a Magic Box: Laurie Berkner

https://youtu.be/EL5MWTDTHd4

Think Outside the Box: Marc Rossio

https://youtu.be/Vijww_hmn1Q

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. 

ItsNotaBoxResponsePage

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-full-page-pics

Not a Box Bunny Coloring Page:

bunny-puppet-for-its-not-a-box

Movement:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

 

Zoom Meeting:

Not a Box by Antioinette Portis

 https://youtu.be/qXqFv610g0o

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Literacy:

Jessica’s X-ray

https://youtu.be/gYiWyFMPsIY

Bones by Stephen Krensky

https://youtu.be/ZAV4nOfVajk

Music:

Skeleton Dance:

https://youtu.be/Jpvuqj5nv6U

Hurray for X-rays

https://youtu.be/XbNDtm6incU

Mr. X-ray Song

https://youtu.be/pyL1NCXo3wM

Science:

The Invention of the X-ray

https://youtu.be/k9EBoQQMODA

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:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

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.

https://youtu.be/rnlDBKD2S78

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Literacy:

Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

https://youtu.be/W_UEUjG1rZo

Hattie & the Fox by Mem Fox

https://youtu.be/i3q0JsFNmHQ

Science:

Fox: All about Animals

https://youtu.be/GBMDbldWx-c

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)

FiveLittleFoxesColoroftheWeek

Fox in Socks!

Use your Imagination to design a pair of silly socks!

FoxinSocks

Baby Fox Coloring Page:

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Baby-Fox-Coloring-Pages.jpg

Movement:

Fernando & the Silver Fox: Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://youtu.be/XU1y7pX7dNo

 

Zoom Meeting:

How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder

https://youtu.be/thRzbweTmb0

 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Handwriting & Phonics:

Letter X: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/FHEsgTHes7Y

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter X

Print out page 26.

FREEABCTracingWorksheetsAlphabetAZUpperLowerCaseDistanceLearning

Literacy:

How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long

https://youtu.be/y4m_BW5yddU

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map by James Dean

https://youtu.be/zeb9Lxrr0gs

10 Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

https://youtu.be/VLpC0rUSB18

Music:

We are the Pirates: Bounce Patrol

https://youtu.be/jx79dLuqPwQ

Silly Pirate Song: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/cBcrVzY4hDE

Religion:

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

https://youtu.be/Y1MDCwirYoQ

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! 

PirateTreasureMapActivity

Pirate Treasure Coloring Page

http://bestcoloringpages.com/pirate-treasure-coloring-page_1d4714.html

Movement:

Pirate Adventure: Cosmic Yoga Adventure

https://youtu.be/GDwyVonx35Q

Pirate Prep: Ko Koo Kanga Roo

https://youtu.be/e0pc5J1xkrk

Pirate Party: Children’s Ministry

https://youtu.be/bi-ah2U2B-k

 We are Pirates: PinkFong!

https://youtu.be/U-DpUnwftvM

A Pirate You Shall Be: Just Dance Kids!

https://youtu.be/eklkuD0vF6s

 

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

MBW-050120-Bubbles-Activity-Button

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

MBW-050120-Bubbles-SKILL-U-LCase

Math:  Skill Sheet Which has more Bubbles?

MBW-050120-Bubbles-SKILL-Comparing

https://mybigworld.scholastic.com/

I will send the class code for scholastic via remind

Literacy:

Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley

https://youtu.be/qxmFDa9zdNM

Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks

https://youtu.be/u7jF0H0M1WY

Music:

Wishy Washy Washer Woman: The Learning Station

https://youtu.be/1k2aD2XGXwM

The Washing Machine Song: Cosmic Kids!

https://youtu.be/dw-0bmtDPnk

Science:

Bubbles:

https://youtu.be/XxU_QenIO54

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. 

https://livingwellmom.com/paint-with-bubbles/

https://earlylearningideas.com/art-activities-for-kids-bubble-painting/

Movement:

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Literacy:

The Not Quiet Narwhal by Jesse Sima

https://youtu.be/88hn62gD2c8

Just Narwhal

https://youtu.be/srA2AB-D91U

Science:

Narwhals: The Unicorns of the Sea: Nat Geo

https://youtu.be/MXsZg1sQYvA

Narwhals: Unicorns of the Sea! Science Show

https://youtu.be/CJbmSsSxf_A

Music:

Narwhals are Awesome! Silly Song for Kids!

https://youtu.be/31UPRhiixco

Social & Emotional Development:

The Breathing Song

https://youtu.be/PoEqvoMoZsQ

Teaching Belly Breathing with Elmo

https://youtu.be/oFlKuSCw7ag

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

https://www.theottoolbox.com/narwhal-craft

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

Narwhal coloring pages:

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cute-Narwhal-Coloring-Pages.jpg

https://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cute-Sea-Narwhal-Coloring-Page.png

Movement:

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Zoom Meeting

The Worry Warts by Pamela Duncan Edwards

https://youtu.be/x-hyZntjPoU

Wendell the Narwhal

https://youtu.be/fH6mayvfT84

Mother’s Day Song

https://youtu.be/RQ-h6WCVm6Q

5 little Ducks

https://youtu.be/x-KQvzuxtMc

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Literacy:

Cookies Week by Cindy Ward & Tomie dePaola

https://youtu.be/4dX8BSqdRH4

Today is Monday by Eric Carle (song)

https://youtu.be/ryYF1vI–as

Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss (song)

https://youtu.be/cqMiasMEnTY

Music:

7 Days are in a Week song: The learning Station

https://youtu.be/LIQsyHoLudQ

Seven Days: PinkFong

https://youtu.be/qNJRGHk7sN8

Rock & Roll Days of the Week with Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/YTl-_csSCwI

Wednesday Song

https://youtu.be/MEWzhV8dju8

Spanish:

7 Days of the Week in Spanish

https://youtu.be/poegJukynHg

Hands-on Activities:

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

UnjumblethedaysoftheweekFREEPRINTABLEACTIVITY

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:

https://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/PetCookieTraceandColor.htm

Movement:

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Literacy:

If you Want to See a Whale by Julie Fogilano

https://youtu.be/HXmXDcggvUo

The Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale by Marcus Pfister

https://youtu.be/PQbO9h8cRyw

Music:

Whoosh, Blue Whale

https://youtu.be/v6kRovn8YWM

Science:

Blue Whale: Nat Geo

https://youtu.be/dciLg3Zm1hI

Whale Song

https://youtu.be/WabT1L-nN-E

Religion:

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

https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/

Monterey Bay Aquarium 10am-10pm

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Social & Emotional Development:

Whale Breathing Song

https://youtu.be/TMkVnHNVchA

Hands-on Activities:

Whale Art Activity:

Blue Whale Paper Plate Craft

https://www.farmwifecrafts.com/blue-whale-paper-plate-craft/

Whale Coloring Page:

http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/w-is-for-whale?version=print

Movement:

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Zoom Meeting:

My Mom is Great by Gaby Goldsack

https://youtu.be/plZHObxeVCU

Mother’s Day Song

https://youtu.be/RQ-h6WCVm6Q

5 little Ducks

https://youtu.be/x-KQvzuxtMc

Mother’s Day Preschool Slide Show

https://plus.smilebox.com/play?g=b646b7a8-85c0-4ecb-b681-6b837b9579c0&sbid=3466

 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Handwriting & Phonics:

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter W

Print out page 25.

FREEABCTracingWorksheetsAlphabetAZUpperLowerCaseDistanceLearning

Literacy:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

https://youtu.be/ALmNPxNehYE

Music:

Wild Things: Freeze dance: The learning Station

https://youtu.be/axsBas5ynr8

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!

AdoptaMonster

 Max from Where the Wild Things Are Coloring Page:

https://coloringhome.com/coloring-page/1676019?album=coloring-pages-where-the-wild-things-are#

Movement:

Cracker the Dragon of Wonder: Cosmic Kids Yoga

https://youtu.be/7NWzS2xziI4

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Phonics:

The Letter W Song

https://youtu.be/MbUIYnDZZ-M

The Letter W Song, ABC Mouse

https://youtu.be/jJ9zokXKszM

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 27, the letter w!

RainbowLettersFreebie

Literacy:

The Rainy Day

https://youtu.be/av2FP2n2qrg

Worm Weather

https://youtu.be/9UoIpTRYJlw

Music:

The Weather Song

https://youtu.be/tfAB4BXSHOA

How’s the Weather Today?

https://youtu.be/6MGRkUlFZws

Science:

Be a Weather Watcher

https://youtu.be/Uo8lbeVVb4M

Weather Observation:

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

Weather

Hands-on & STEM:

5 Weather Science Experiments you can try at home!

https://youtu.be/2TE56FxH-ao

Rainbow Water Walking Science Experiment

http://coolscienceexperimentshq.com/color-changing-walking-water/

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

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/whats-in-the-sky-coloring-page/

Sunny Daze Coloring Page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/sunny-daze-1-coloring-page/

Movement:

Singing in The Rain

https://youtu.be/tbFGojJxqoo

Preschool Learn to Dance: Stuck in the Muck

https://youtu.be/Vnm7iZkeSvQ

Preschool Learn to Dance: Drip Drop Rain

https://youtu.be/3WIF98ss2Tw

Frozen: A Cosmic Yoga Adventure

https://youtu.be/xlg052EKMtk

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/hG5kOvAz2-c

Miss Spiders Tea Party

https://youtu.be/6o5JLeFzb98

Science:

Spiders

https://youtu.be/fSC0jWlSsL4

Don’t be Afraid of Spiders!

https://youtu.be/3qdxEiIB_Sw

Music:

The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

https://youtu.be/C3K-KehTLbo

Math:

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!

Shapesaroundusandhowtodrawthem

Hands-On Activities:

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

https://letslassothemoon.com/2014/10/08/spider-web-art-project/

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

Movement:

Jamie’s Brain Breaks: Spidey Powers

https://youtu.be/lx08FrWBp0g

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Zoom Meeting

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

https://youtu.be/nEPYKmIt4dU

Walter’s Wonderful Web

https://youtu.be/AQ9MK2zqvOw

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Literacy:

10 Magic Butterflies

https://youtu.be/kBi_RoXKVo0

The Butterfly

https://youtu.be/76SEueaI954

Science:

All About Butterflies:

https://youtu.be/fUybrJmFv0c

Music:

Butterfly Song, Patty Shukla

https://youtu.be/1EQeYA5Qbic

Religion:

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)

https://earlylearningideas.com/butterfly-activity/

Coffee-Filter Butterflies

https://onelittleproject.com/coffee-filter-butterflies/

Butterfly Coloring Page:

05-butterfly

Movement:

Coco the Butterfly, Cosmic Yoga

https://youtu.be/pT-s1-phgxs

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Literacy:

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

https://youtu.be/emv72FHxJaU

Watermelon for Lunch

https://youtu.be/gvTuwCtKj1w

Music:

Watermelon Song

https://youtu.be/4f8U7IekAP0

Watermelon Dance

https://youtu.be/lANiUQ5thu8

Science:

Watermelon in Pot from Seed to Melon

https://youtu.be/uHxrpHwdgLc

How does a seed become a plant?

https://youtu.be/tkFPyue5X3Q

Phonics:

Spot-and-Dot!

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

Spot-Dot-Alphabet-Pages

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:

http://bestcoloringpages.com/watery-watermelon-coloring-pages_1d3041.html

Movement:

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Zoom Meeting

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

https://youtu.be/gTgq16pnP08

 

Friday, May 1, 2020

It’s the Month of May: Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/E-2Os2id96c

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/XCrli4vGmAU

The Night Before Mother’s Day by Natasha Wing

https://youtu.be/z4Q0ed6Awas

Music:

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

Mother’s Day Song

https://youtu.be/RQ-h6WCVm6Q

A Bushel and a Peck

https://youtu.be/OEPllVmzeWU

5 little Ducks

https://youtu.be/x-KQvzuxtMc

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!! 

https://www.craftymorning.com/sunshine-noodle-card-kids-make/

https://iheartcraftythings.com/you-are-my-sunshine-mothers-day-card.html

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2019/04/mothers-day-love-bug-cards.html

http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/mothers-day-bouquet.html

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

https://www.craftymorning.com/printable-poem-flower-pot-mothers-day/

Mother’s Day Coloring Pages:

http://www.getcoloringpages.com/mothers-day-coloring-pages

Movement:

Spring Movement W (48-63)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Phonics:

Letter V

https://youtu.be/GzMsHJGhXYQ

https://youtu.be/PA47cP88ySw

Spot-and-Dot!

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

Spot-Dot-Alphabet-Pages

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 26, the letter v!

RainbowLettersFreebie

Literacy:

Growing Vegetable Soup

https://youtu.be/vTCSbPgZZgM

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

https://youtu.be/zN0J9vZ6oUk

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

Alphabet

Music:

Veggie Rap with Emily & Chica

https://youtu.be/AaF9H1zMnI8

Vegetable Song

https://youtu.be/BCBketJ6Ug8

Movement:

Preschool: Learn to Dance: Plant a Bean

https://youtu.be/LCKEdDEr82k

Preschool: Learn to Dance: Bugs & Crawly Things

https://youtu.be/hUbYq93cYdE

Movement Song Playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

Spirit Week:

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

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Literacy:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

https://youtu.be/75NQK-Sm1YY

Music:

Hungry Caterpillar Song

https://youtu.be/_-gNaNOWdg8

Science:

How a Caterpillar becomes a Butterfly

https://youtu.be/V5RSpMQQOpw

If you would like your kids to experience the full butterfly life cycle at home, order a butterfly emporium from http://www.insectlore.com

Phonics & Math Activities:

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

VeryHungryCaterpillarSoundsandGraphing

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

 Directions:

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

http://www.onesavvymom.net/2013/03/the-very-hungry-caterpillar-inspired.html

Another option…

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake liner craft

https://intheplayroom.co.uk/2016/04/15/cupcake-case-the-very-hungry-caterpillar-craft/

Movement:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, A Cosmic Yoga Adventure

https://youtu.be/xhWDiQRrC1Y

Spirit Week:

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

 

Zoom Meeting

The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

https://youtu.be/_XrPyF4Mpl4

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day!

Literacy:

The Earth Book by Todd Parr

https://youtu.be/lpEc5nHqO2c

It’s Earth Day, by Mercer Mayer

https://youtu.be/_GqM-U5dCsQ

Earth Day, An Alphabet Book by Gary Kowalski

https://youtu.be/w5TwTS2gX1Q

Science:

How Recycling Works!

https://youtu.be/VlRVPum9cp4

Music:

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

https://youtu.be/AOvcW8l3RzE

Earth is Our Home, Nursery Rhyme, Mother Goose Club

https://youtu.be/gLAp30NQ0E0

Recycle, Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/DyhbovE5lrk

Scholastic:

Literacy: Listen & Read: Save the Critters from Litter

Science Video: Hooray for Earth Day

Game: Clean the Park

Activity Sheets:

Cross Out the Litter

MBW-040120-EartDay-SKILL-Counting

Sort the Trash

MBW-040120-EartDay-SKILL-Sorting

Hands-on Activity:

Marbled Art Earth

MBW-040120-EarthDay-Activity-Button

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.)

EarthDayQtipPainting

Earth Day Tree

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/earth-day-tree-coloring-page/

Earth Day Recycling coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/earth-day-recycling-coloring-page/

Religion:

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

https://youtu.be/PqWnno9bmLQ

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)

Movement:

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!

https://youtu.be/KAT5NiWHFIU

Spirit Week:

Selfie Day: Take your selfie and email to Mrs. Okula at  principal@stjaneschool.com

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Literacy & Social & Emotional Development:

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook

https://youtu.be/EonL6t439Nw

Science:

Explore Volcanoes with Nat Geo Kids

https://youtu.be/Xtkys3-T-Y8

Volcano- Learning Song

https://youtu.be/q5mCnajOTV4

Handwriting & Phonics:

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the Letter V

Print out page 24.

FREEABCTracingWorksheetsAlphabetAZUpperLowerCaseDistanceLearning

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)

https://playinglearning.com/coloring-sheet.php?i=v-is-for-volcano-coloring-page

Movement:

Preschool Learn to Dance: Explode, Volcano

https://youtu.be/pNnLCdsc11g

Movement Song Playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

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  principal@stjaneschool.com

 

Zoom Meeting

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! By Candace Fleming

https://youtu.be/qgmpZGmrSBw

 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Literacy:

Olivia Becomes a Vet

https://youtu.be/DSQxc1DKjIA

Paula the Vet

https://youtu.be/gPjtnWMaYh4

Phonics:

Et/ I Met a Vet/ Super Phonics/ Pinkfong

https://youtu.be/qutrhcu8i04

Social Studies:

Being A Veterinarian

https://youtu.be/KEpk3rU4RGM

Take a Trip to the Animal Hospital

https://youtu.be/sGBvLwzWgX4

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

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/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  principal@stjaneschool.com

Movement:

HAWK WALK!!

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 principal@stjaneschool.com

Movement Song Playlist

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvPkvqlGj1biVqG79BIpS3h

 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Phonics: Letter U

https://youtu.be/nPJRhEV-kF8

https://youtu.be/CUiCcn9lnhQ

Spot-and-Dot Pages 

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

Spot-Dot-Alphabet-Pages

Rainbow Letters

Print out page 25. Letter U.

RainbowLettersFreebie

Literacy:

Uni the Unicorn

https://youtu.be/nlK8j3lLhcw

How to Catch a Unicorn

https://youtu.be/wzVneXSQS9M

I’m a Unicorn

https://youtu.be/p5WW2TOnlX8

Music:

The Unicorn Song by Blippi

https://youtu.be/FCgcaTk3CdA

The Unicorn Song

https://youtu.be/eD90xcg6UaA

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.

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2017/01/paper-plate-unicorn-kid-craft.html

https://iheartcraftythings.com/paper-bag-unicorn-craft.html

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a2/48/ca/a248ca8ffb3d540ef4ad7d7c963a4590.jpg

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2017/01/craft-foam-heart-unicorn-kid-craft.html

https://www.theinspirationedit.com/kids-easy-unicorn-paper-plate-craft/

Unicorn Coloring Page

https://www.cool2bkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Printable-Unicorn-Coloring-Pages.jpg

Unicorn with Moon Coloring Page

https://www.primarygames.com/print_zone/coloringpages/unicorns/coloringpages/14-unicorn-with-the-moon.php

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.

 https://youtu.be/RLOOOjGAM1s

 

Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

https://youtu.be/T6OkREVLkNY

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Literacy:

Great Day for Up! By Dr. Seuss

https://youtu.be/UlQ49kUazec

Sight Word Song Up

https://youtu.be/9PyLtdPs-Nk

Science:

Hot Air Balloon: Flying for Kids

https://youtu.be/wrzpaVbfyd8

How do Hot Air Balloons Work?

https://youtu.be/ABsVP41-EeY

Up! And Down! Gravity Song for Kids!

https://youtu.be/ET47OtuZZkQ

Hands-on Activities:

Mosaic Hot Air Balloon

Hotairballoon

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

https://www.primarygames.com/arcade/virtualworlds/handipoints/coloringpages/transportation/hot_air_balloon_ink.htm

Movement: Letter U (40-46)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

Cosmic Kids Yoga Disco- Hot Air Baloonin’

https://youtu.be/dtQ72qRpVVE

 

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?

MBW-040120-Plants-Activity-Button

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

MBW-040120-Plants-SKILL-Measure

MBW-040120-Plants-SKILL-Vocab

https://mybigworld.scholastic.com/

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/63_cdc_I72o

Religion:

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

https://youtu.be/ryUxrFUk6MY

Movement: Letter U (40-46)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

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

Spring time Dance

https://youtu.be/udrIY0nts-E

 

Zoom Meeting

The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach

https://youtu.be/gSBSaggOjvs

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

https://youtu.be/sti3PXBeVag

 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Literacy:

Sometimes Rain by Meg Flemming

https://youtu.be/M0a0t0Dl7pc

Singing in the Rain

https://youtu.be/mf2s-s–1Xs

Handwriting & Phonics:

Alphabet Handwriting Practice tracing the letter U

Print out page 23.

FREEABCTracingWorksheetsAlphabetAZUpperLowerCaseDistanceLearning

Hands-On Activity:

Umbrella Project!

02-umbrella

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)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

Literacy:

The Best Easter Egg Hunt Ever, by Dawn Casey

https://youtu.be/v1kRZB0Tc_k

Sight word: The

https://youtu.be/EO5XkmUqJhM

Religion:

The Easter Story by, Patricia Pingry

https://youtu.be/SV7jRihBF5Q

Hands-On Activities:

Tin foil Easter Egg

Materials needed:

Directions:

  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

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/easter-cross-coloring-page/

Easter Lilies coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/easter-lilies-coloring-page/

Movement:

Easter movement songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXs145AFG07xkG7ZM7oeFYrh

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Literacy & Music:

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

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXtD87dsmJixVKXDBN5clAc1

Math:

Easter Egg Patterns

EasterEggPatternFreebie

Hands-on Activities:

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

https://www.naturalbeachliving.com/easy-easter-bunny-crafts/

https://www.craftymorning.com/toilet-paper-roll-easter-crafts/

Easter lilies coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/easter-lilies-ii-coloring-page/

Easter Bunny with Eggs coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/easter-bunny-with-eggs-coloring-page/

Movement:

Easter movement songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXs145AFG07xkG7ZM7oeFYrh

 

Zoom Meeting From Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

https://youtu.be/jctrVVfC80M

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Literacy:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by, Beatrix Potter

https://youtu.be/EuTlQCGxE5Y

Religion:

The Beginners Bible: The Easter Story

https://youtu.be/bkNTU_Vv5Ew

He is Risen: An Easter Story for Children

https://youtu.be/CmFXxEQYUTg

Math:

Easter Egg Listening Activity

EasterEggListeningActivity

Hands-on Activities:

Mosaic Easter Cross Craft

https://meaningfulmama.com/mosaic-cross-craft-for-easter.html

Easter Bunny in Basket coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/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!

https://youtu.be/MEp9euhuu2E

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

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

https://youtu.be/HHEqOLZ0hr4

https://youtu.be/WDjlIdI_Wdc

Science:

Learning about Turtles

https://youtu.be/6vc3VShWTfc

Eastern Box Turtle

https://youtu.be/Ed3dV_sHVes

Music:

There was a Little Turtle

https://youtu.be/gScCxYHc7Bk

Math:

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

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/turtle-mommy-coloring-page/

Religion:

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

https://zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/

San Diego Zoo

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

Houston Zoo

https://www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

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

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/sea-otter-cam/

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!

https://youtu.be/gCLW77sABTc

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/0y0cWEKtIl0

Music:

Freight Train, Mother Goose Club

https://youtu.be/Dqw4gF0eyn4

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.

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/t_template.asp?t=http://www.makinglearningfun.com/Activities/Train/TrainColorAccordFordReader.gif

(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.)

Spanish:

Los Colores: The Colors in Spanish

https://youtu.be/zpLQSdu4V94

Movement: Letter T (29-39)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Zoom Meeting From Tuesday, March 31,2020

Dragons Love Tacos

https://youtu.be/GMTCZZp3RbQ

Raining Tacos

https://youtu.be/npjF032TDDQ

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Happy April!!!

April Calendar Song by Jack Hartman

https://youtu.be/twH5fXRZ9RE

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!

https://mybigworld.scholastic.com/

I will send the scholastic code via remind

Stem Challenge:

Plastic Easter Egg Tower Stem Challenge

https://www.theresourcefulmama.com/plastic-easter-egg-towers-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!

https://youtu.be/U9Q6FKF12Qs

Some extra Hand-on activities!

Trolls Hair cutting

https://www.totschooling.net/2017/03/trolls-hair-cutting-pack.html

Trolls Poppy Coloring Page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/trolls-poppy-coloring-page/

Trolls, Harper Coloring Page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/trolls-harper-coloring-page/

Trolls, Biggie & Mr. Dinkles Coloring Page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/trolls-biggie-and-mr-dinkles-coloring-page/

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Literacy:

It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler

https://youtu.be/ZanyB3lDEAE

Pete the Cat Five Little Bunnies

https://youtu.be/WXJ6CDHPhCg

Music:

5 Little Bunnies Jumping on the Bed

https://youtu.be/I4l6euFU9tU

10 Easter Bunnies Counting song

https://youtu.be/Tyyh8rhwKQ8

Math:

Order Numbers from 1-10

EasterFreebieOrdernumbers1to10

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

MakeanEasterBunnyFreeCraftPatterns

Easter Bunny Coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/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!

https://youtu.be/BN7M-uQSOYE

 

Zoom Meeting From Thursday, April 2, 2020

Five Tough and Tiny Seeds

https://youtu.be/PoiBVubhSx8

Ten Apples Up on Top

https://youtu.be/fWUcfNvdrZs

 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Literacy:

Happy Easter Mouse, by Laura Numeroff

https://youtu.be/R243Y4fUtHQ

Math & Literacy:

Emergent Reader Easter Egg Colors

EmergentReaderEasterEggs

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. 

Stem:

PLASTIC EGG TOWER – OPEN ENDED ENGINEERING FOR KIDS

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!

https://onelittleproject.com/salt-painted-easter-eggs/

Religion:

Palm Sunday: The Triumphal Entry

https://youtu.be/VIUk0YCi15w

Palm Sunday coloring page

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/palm-sunday-coloring-page/

Movement:

Easter movement songs

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXs145AFG07xkG7ZM7oeFYrh

 

 

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXvbvajqtrgijt3e3v9T0w7g

 

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

https://mybigworld.scholastic.com/

I will send the class code for scholastic via remind

 

Social & Emotional Development:

How to make Good Choices Zen Den Yoga

https://youtu.be/6cxt_Ki4GSo

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Phonics: Letter S

https://youtu.be/uSVzk2pqWB4

https://youtu.be/WnpgmXZuIfU

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/lZX39Nc20Ys

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.

Science:

Sloth Facts for Kids

https://youtu.be/9qdxBpyV24k

Hands-On Activity:

Sloth color by number activity page

https://www.woojr.com/color-by-number-animal-coloring/sloth-cbn/

Movement:

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

https://youtu.be/2cNjAj_o0SI

 

Friday, March 20, 2020 

Happy Spring!!

Science:

Seasons of the year

https://youtu.be/ksGiLaIx39c

https://youtu.be/Iisj2kTZIFs

Literacy:

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

https://youtu.be/-35AX3K5tCs

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. 

Movement:

Go for a walk look for signs of Spring!

SPRINGSCAVENGERHUNT

 Letter S (9-28)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Monday, March 23, 2020

Literacy:

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

https://youtu.be/rDMnOx7w6OA

Science:

What is a star?

https://youtu.be/ZrS3Ye8p61Y

Hands-On Activity:

How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers Printable Activity Sheets

https://intheplayroom.co.uk/2014/03/16/catch-star-printable-activity-sheets/

Movement: Letter S (9-28)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Literacy:

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

https://youtu.be/RbyUrb0X5iU

Science:

Our Solar System

https://youtu.be/F2prtmPEjOc

https://youtu.be/w36yxLgwUOc

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!

https://youtu.be/w36yxLgwUOc

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!

Movement:

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

https://youtu.be/LZAaZDVqCiA

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2020

Literacy:

Spring is Here by Taro Gomi

https://youtu.be/k2COOmdiOIA

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

https://youtu.be/r_WhqKfIWSs

Science:

Plants Grow from Seeds

www.generationgenius.com/?share=B4BDF

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!

Movement:

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)

https://youtu.be/Wsy2L9VvX90

 

Thursday, March 25, 2020

Literacy:

Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra

https://youtu.be/vI0aKEmM3J0

Science:

Snails, Slugs and Slime! Animal Science for Kids!

https://youtu.be/c8ma6vDvXAM

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! 

Music:

Sweet Beets 2, Music Lessons for Kids!

https://youtu.be/NuoHdGBYAYY

Movement: Letter S (9-28)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42Nfe4EtUXt4vZJqCeSPIDYCHnAcZj_C

 

Friday, March 25, 2020

Literacy:

Russel the Sheep by Rob Scotton

https://youtu.be/rZGMe77tiG0

Science:

Sheep Facts for Kids

https://youtu.be/vK3KsFd2YnQ

Religion:

Parable the Lost Sheep

https://youtu.be/cw8TBmb4ir4

Coloring page:

sheep

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!! 

Movement:

Yoga Time!  Old MacDonald had a Farm!

https://youtu.be/YKmRB2Z3g2s

 

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

TIPS FOR USING ZOOM

  •   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.