School Day #90
Remember we have a Kindergarten Zoom Call at 11 AM today!
Enjoy Day #90 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 two verses before beginning Motor Lab.
- Motor Lab Stretches – 5 minutes
- Area designated as a “river”
- Something to serve as a “towel” such as a terry cloth, ball of yarn, sponge, knobby ball
Key Activity: Do 4 Rocking Horses (two each direction) with your child.
Review the 4 Key Activity stretches here if you need a refresher.
- Calendar and Weather Activities – 10 minutes
- Calendar Packet
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 X Picture – Please open this document so you and your child can study the picture together
- Hidden Picture sheet
- Purple and green crayons
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
Prompt your child to work on the Hidden Picture sheet by coloring the shapes containing X purple and the shapes containing M green. Can they see the hidden shape?
- Upload A Letter Bag Photo – 5 minutes
Once your child has found an item that starts with the letter “x” or has the letter “x” in it, please take a picture of them and upload it to the X Letter Bag post on the Mighty Network!
- Math – 15 minutes
- Half sheet #2
As a warm-up, have your child do the rest of the problems on their half sheet of +1 addition problems. Prompt them to use their abacus or the strategy Mrs. Resendez taught them!
We will be collecting half sheets #1 and #2 at materials pick-up on Friday.
- Dance – Shoo Fly – 5 – 10 minutes
Do the Shoo Fly Dance to music!
Forgot the dance? Watch this video.
- Free Play – 30 minutes
- Handwriting – 10 minutes
- Handwriting Workbook – Page 61
- First and Last Name Sheet
Please watch along with your child and ensure they are writing their letter N 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 61. They may color the nozzle and add water once they are done. Then help them write either their first or last name one time 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
Read Mary Had A Little Lamb to your child as they listen. Read the first stanza again and talk about the rhyming words (snow & go).
If your child knows the first stanza by heart, read the second stanza to them and talk about the rhyming words (day & play; rules & school).
Read the whole poem again before moving on to the next lesson.
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!
- Geography – Map of My Room – 15 minutes
- Map of My Room Blank Sheet
- Pencil and colored pencils or crayons
- 3 pennies or other “treasures”
Prompt your child to draw a map of their bedroom. If they seem stuck, point how how them might draw the larger shapes first (bed, dresser, etc) before drawing smaller details.
Geography Tip #1: A kindergarten map should look more like a picture than an aerial view map!
Once they are done, have them hide three pennies or other treasures in their room and mark where they are hidden on their map. Have them share their map with a family member and see if they can find the hidden objects.
Geography Tip #2: You can switch roles and do this activity again! This time you can draw a quick map, hide the treasures and have your child try to find them using your map.
Please turn in your child’s map on Friday so we can add it to their end-of-year portfolio.
- Literature – 15 minutes
Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads to us from The Adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh, Chapter 8: In Which Christopher Robin Leads An Expotition to the North Pole.
Great work, Kindergarten! I hope your brother, sister or parent successfully found the hidden treasures using your map! Have a great evening and a great weekend.
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 #91.