School Day #88

Good morning, Kindergarten students and parents! Welcome to Week 4 of online Trinity School classes. Keep up the great work!

Enjoy Day #88 of school!


  • Morning Prayer – 10 minutes

Materials

  • 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.


  • Motor Lab Stretches – 5 minutes

Materials

  • 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 3 Giraffes with your child.

Today we will do a new Motor Lab exercise called Swim and Dry. The goal is to allow the child to experience full body tactile stimulation.

Complete the activity by following the instructions below:

Have your child “swim” across a mat or an area of the floor designated as the “river” by crawling in a commando or military-style crawl. When they reach the other side, have them get “out” and dry themselves off using their “towel”. Make sure they briskly rub and dry off their hands, feet, neck, arms and legs. Have them “swim” back across the “river” and dry off again with their “towel” before you begin your lessons.

Review the 4 Key Activity stretches here if you need a refresher.


  • Calendar and Weather Activities – 10 minutes

Materials

  • 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

Materials

  • Capital letter X craft sheet
  • Crayons
  • Small twigs, pieces of yarn or pipe cleaners
  • Glue

Click the video below and watch along with your child.

Work on the capital X craft sheet with your child! We will be collecting this sheet on Friday.


  • Math – 15 minutes

Materials

  • Abacus
  • Half Sheet #1

Click the video below and watch along with your child.

Prompt your child to complete the last three problems on their half sheet using their abacus or the technique Mrs. Resendez taught them!

We will be collecting this half sheet on Friday.


  • Music – Folk Songs – 5 – 10 minutes

Use the picture below to talk about alliterations with your child.

An alliteration is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of closely connected words.

Read Verse 2 of This Land Is Your Land out loud to your child while they listen for alliterations. Can they find all 4 in this verse?

I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding;
This land was made for you and me.

Practice saying the alliterations as you find them, and then sing the chorus and the first two verses along with the video.

Folk Song Tip: Listen to either Home on the Range or Alligator Hedgehog or both during snack or after lunch!


  • Free Play – 30 minutes

  • Handwriting – 10 minutes

Materials

  • Letter N Sheet and 3 Cardstock pieces
  • Letter N Script
  • Optional: Play-dough, spaghetti noodles, shaving cream, etc.

Please set up your child’s letter N sheet and cardstock pieces like this:

Once you are set up, click the video and watch along with your child.

Make sure your child lifts their finger at the bottom of the first Big Line and starts again at the top for the second Big Line!

Spend the next 5 minutes of the lesson practicing writing the letter N with your child using their finger. They will enjoy writing on soft, squishy or hard surfaces or even your back! You can also use play-dough, spaghetti noodles or shaving cream to practice writing the letter N.


  • Doing Words – 5 minutes

Materials

  • Tan lined strip of paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Complete another Doing Words exercise with your child. See this video for a demonstration by Erica and Zenie.


  • Recitation – Poem – 5 – 10 minutes

Ask your child if they remember the name of the poem they started last week. Read the poem to them.

Then read the first stanza to them, prompting them to listen for rhyming words (bright, light & night; twinkly & winkly).

Read them the first stanza again and see if they can fill in some of the words for you! (Example: Bright stars, ______ stars.) Review an old poem and then move on to the next lesson.

Poetry Tip: Revisit Jump or Jiggle and The Little Turtle if you have extra time. Make sure you ask your child to recite them on their own!


  • Nature Study – 15 minutes

Materials

  • Nature Study page from materials packet
  • Pencil for writing the date and the name of the specimen
  • Water colors, colored pencils, crayons or charcoal

This week, continue writing your child’s observations down for them. See the picture below for an example:

We will be collecting this drawing on Friday at materials pick-up and pasting it into their school Nature Journal. 


  • Literature – 15 minutes

Tell your child: Today we are going to meet two new characters who come to the Hundred Acre Wood. Their names are Kanga and Roo. Have your child study this picture before they listen.

Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads to us from The Adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh, Chapter 7: In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest and Piglet Has a Bath.


Great job, kindergarten students and parents! What was your favorite part of the day? Learning a secret to adding 1 to a number? Finding alliterations in our folk song? See you tomorrow for another great day!

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 Everything 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 tomorrow for School Day #89.