School Day #87
Remember we have a Kindergarten Zoom Call at 11 AM today!
Which one is the original? Great job on your picture study of Lifeboat, Kindergarten students!
Enjoy Day #87 of school!
- Morning Prayer – 10 minutes
- Morning Prayer booklet
- Psalm 4 sheet
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness lyric sheet
To start Morning Prayer, just press play on the audio bar below. We invite you to participate alongside your child.
Sing along to the first verse and chorus before beginning Motor Lab.
- Motor Lab Stretches – 5 minutes
Review the 4 Key Activity stretches here if you need a refresher.
Do 3 Supermans with your child.
Today we will do a new Motor Lab exercise called Cushion Roll. The goal is to allow the child an opportunity for full body tactile experience, as well as the motor capacity to roll on a varying surface.
Complete the activity by following the instructions below:
Jumble large, soft cushions (like couch cushions) and pillows of different textures on the floor and have your child roll all over them. This can also be done with towels, small mats, silky fabric, etc.
At the end of the activity, ask your child what they felt. Cool down with What’s Inside? from yesterday before beginning lessons.
- Calendar and Weather Activities – 10 minutes
Review the calendar OR weather portion with your child. OR, if they are interested, complete the whole thing! Experiment with what activities and what timing work best for your family.
- Phonics – 15 minutes
- Letter V Picture – Please open this document so you and your child can study the picture together.
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
- Upload A Letter Bag Photo – 5 minutes
Once your child has found an item that starts with the letter “v”, please take a picture of them and upload it to the V Letter Bag post on the Mighty Network!
- Math – 15 minutes
- Worksheet 16 – 2 Half Sheet
- Counting with Tally Marks Half Sheet
- Things to count (pasta, rocks, feathers, etc.)
As a warm-up, have your child do the last 2 problems on their half sheet of addition problems. Prompt them to use their abacus!
Prompt your child to use the method Mrs. Resendez used to count 2 different sets items at your house! Instruct them to draw a picture of what they are counting and then count the items using tally marks. Then help them write the total number in the box in the middle. See example below.
Please turn this half sheet and their addition problems half sheet in on Friday.
- Dance – Shoo Fly – 5 – 10 minutes
Watch and practice the variation for 2 people.
Challenge: If you and your child have it memorized, try it to music!
- Free Play – 30 minutes
- Handwriting – 10 minutes
- Handwriting Workbook – Page 59
- First and Last Name Sheet
Please watch along with your child and ensure they are writing their letter M correctly.*
*Make sure your child lifts their crayon at the bottom of the first Big Line and starts again at the top for the second Big Line!
Watch your child complete page 59. They may color neatly once they are done. Then ask them to write either their first or last name on the lined paper.
- Doing Words – 5 minutes
- Previous Words
- Tan lined strip of paper
Complete another Doing Words exercise with your child. See this video for a demonstration by Erica and Zenie.
- Recitation – Nursery Rhymes – 5 – 10 minutes
Recite Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater with your child. Then review the nursery rhyme your child practiced last week. Can they recite it correctly? If they are ready, have your child practice performing it, speaking slowly and clearly while standing with their hands at their sides.
Ask your child to share their nursery rhyme with their parent or take a video and send it to a grandparent. You can even upload it on the Mighty Network!
Recitation Tip: If your child is getting antsy, let them try to act out the nursery rhyme while you read it. They will be learning it, even if their body is moving!
- Handicraft – Making Clay Pots: Coil and Pinch – 15 minutes
- Clay (from school materials packet)
- Butter knife or other carving tool
- Food coloring or paint (optional)
Watch the video below and follow the steps, pausing as needed.
Handicraft Tip: You can mix a drop or two of food coloring into your clay to color it or use tempera or acrylic paints to paint your pots after they have dried.
Once your clay pot is dry, use it to hold something small or give it to a family member or friend!
- Literature – 15 minutes
Ask your child to tell you what they remember from yesterday’s reading of Chapter 6: In Which Eeyore Gets Two Birthday Presents.
Then listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads to us from The Adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh. In today’s reading, we will hear the end of Chapter 6.
Happy weekend, Kindergarten families! Keep practicing those poems, nursery rhymes, and songs as well as the script for writing a capital letter M. See you tomorrow, parents; see you next week, kids.
As always, reading with your child in the evenings is a great way to grow their mental word bank and fluency, and they may want to show their Math Card Deck to a parent or sibling after dinner!
If you find yourselves with more free time, please refer to our Additional Resources page for some great websites to explore.
See you next week for School Day #88.