School Day #86
We have our 1-on-1 Zoom calls today with Mrs. Resendez. Here is the schedule of when she will call.
If you missed it yesterday, please take a few minutes to watch Erica and Zenie demonstrate Doing Words, a quick and fun activity to do with your budding readers each day.
Enjoy Day #86 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.
- Motor Lab Stretches – 5 minutes
Review the 4 Key Activity stretches here if you need a refresher.
Do 3 Popcorns and 4 sets of 3 Rocking Horses (2 with head to the right and 2 with head to the left) with your child!
Try What’s Inside with your child again before morning lessons begin. Instructions can be found HERE.
- 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 V Poems – either the paper copy from the materials or a digital copy here
- Stickers, gel pens or craft sequins
- Markers and crayons
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
Work on the lowercase v craft sheet with your child! We will be collecting this sheet on Friday.
- Go To The Dump Introduction Video – 5 minutes
Please watch this How-To video about playing Go To The Dump before you begin your child’s math lesson. You can find written directions here.
- Math – 15 minutes
- Worksheet 16 – 2 Half Sheet
- Deck of cards (regular or math) without the tens
As a warm-up, have your child do 3 problems on their half sheet of addition problems. Prompt them to use their abacus!
Play Go To The Dump with your child. Remind them to use their abacus to figure out which card to ask for! If you want to warm-up first, play Tens Memory from last week’s Wednesday math lesson.
- Music – Hymns – 5 – 10 minutes
Hum along to the first verse and the chorus of Great Is Thy Faithfulness from 0:00 to 1:30 on the recording. Then sing along to the second recording.
- Free Play – 30 minutes
- Handwriting – 10 minutes
- Handwriting Workbook – Page 58
- Crayons (or colored pencils, but crayons are preferred)
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!
Spend the next 5 minutes of the lesson practicing writing the letter M with your child using their finger. They will enjoy writing on soft, squishy or hard surfaces or even on your back! You can also use play-dough, spaghetti noodles or shaving cream to practice writing the letter M.
- Doing Words – 5 minutes
- Previous Words
- Tan lined strip of paper
Complete another Doing Words exercise with your child. See the video at the top of this page for a demonstration by Erica and Zenie.
- Recitation – Tongue Twisters – 5 – 10 minutes
Review the following tongue twisters with your child:
Then practice our newest tongue twister: Fuzzy Wuzzy. If your child has it down, upload a video to the Mighty Network.
- Composer Study Introduction Video – 8 minutes
Please watch this introduction video before beginning Composer Study!
If you are curious, click here to see the list of composers that Simply Charlotte Mason has identified as good to study with children.
- Composer Study – 15 minutes
- Half sheet with cello
- Crayons or colored pencils
In a comfortable position, quietly listen to The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns once. Talk about what instruments you heard and how it made you feel.
Listen to the poem. What words do you hear that start with the letter “s”?
Play the piece again while your child colors the half sheet with the cello. They may draw a swan in the blank space or draw how the song makes them feel.
We will be collecting this half sheet on Friday at materials pick-up and adding it to your child’s other Composer Study drawings.
- Literature – 15 minutes
Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads to us from The Adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh. In today’s reading, we’ll start Chapter 6: In Which Eeyore Gets Two Birthday Presents.
Happy Wednesday, Kindergarten! Keep up the good work Doing Words and practicing writing your letter M.
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 tomorrow for School Day #87.