School Day #85
Good morning, Kindergarten students and parents! Welcome to Week 3 of online Trinity School classes.
Parents, 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.
You will be prompted to complete your first Doing Words Activity with your child during the lessons today.
Enjoy Day #85 of school!
- Morning Prayer – 10 minutes
- Morning Prayer booklet
- Psalm 4 sheet
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness lyric sheet
Before you begin Morning Prayer, put the tea candle in the tomb of your Resurrection Garden to symbolize that Jesus rose from the dead!
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 Supermans and 3 Giraffes with your child!
Today we will do a new Motor Lab exercise called What’s Inside? The goal is to give your child an understanding of their own body schema. This should serve as a calming, cool-down activity before your child begins their lessons.
Complete the activity by following the instructions below:
Have your child lie on a rug, very still, with their hands on their chest. While they remain lying down, ask them to take a deep breath and feel their heart; then ask them to put their hands on their stomach while they breathe; then prompt them to put their hands over their mouth while they breathe; then ask them to blow on their hands; then ask them to put their hands in front of their nose while they breathe out, feeling the air; instruct them to bring their feet up and feel their toes; then have them touch their knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders, etc.
At the end of the activity, ask your child what they noticed about their body or breath. Then begin your lessons!
- 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
- Capital letter V craft sheet
- A piece of yarn or pipe cleaner
- A washable purple marker
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
Work on the capital V craft sheet with your child! We will be collecting this sheet on Friday.
- Math – 15 minutes
- Worksheet 16 – 2 Half Sheet
As a warm-up, have your child do 3 problems on their half sheet of addition problems. Prompt them to use their abacus!
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
Parents, ask your child to halve the following numbers using their abacus: 1-ten-8 (18), 1-ten-6 (16) and 1-ten-2 (12).
Then take a video of your child halving one of these numbers and upload it to the Mighty Network!
- Music – Folk Songs – 5 – 10 minutes
Sing the chorus of This Land is Your Land with your child. Then read the first verse aloud.
As I was walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway;
I saw below me that golden valley;
This land was made for you and me.
Make up a motion for each line (ribbon of highway, endless skyway, golden valley) and then sing along with the video as you practice the motions.
- Free Play – 30 minutes
- Handwriting – 10 minutes
- Letter M Sheet and cardstock pieces
- Letter M Script
- Optional: Play-dough, spaghetti noodles, shaving cream, etc.
Please set up your child’s letter M 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 M 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 M.
- Doing Words – 5 minutes
- Tan lined strip of paper
Complete your first Doing Words exercise with your child. See the video at the top of this page for a demonstration by Erica and Zenie.
- Recitation – Poem – 5 – 10 minutes
Today we are starting to learn a new poem called Stars. Ask your child: What are stars like? How do they look?
Then read the poem to them. Ask them: Did you hear some of your words in the poem? Read it to them one more time, revisit some of their old poems below or move on to the next lesson.
- Nature Study – 15 minutes
- 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, write down 3 observations that your child has about their specimen on their Nature Journal entry. 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
Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads to us from The Adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh. Today, we’ll see if Piglet catches a heffalump!
Great job, kindergarten students and parents! We did a lot of new things today: a new Motor Lab stretch, we did our first Doing Words exercise and we did handwriting. 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 #86.