School Day #97

Parents, we have added resources to the Additional Resources Page! Please watch this video for more ideas on how to utilize this page during your day.

Enjoy Day #97 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

Key Activity: Do 4 Rocking Horse stretches with your child, two to each side.

Motor Lab Activity: Today we will do a new motor lab activity called Dog Walk with the option to do an extension called Lame Dog Walk.

The purpose of this activity is to develop motor control and core strength.


Have your child assume a dog-like position on their hands and knees (A) or on their hands and feet (B). Have them place their hands shoulder-width apart, flat on the ground with their fingers facing forward. 

Mark a path for them to follow or give verbal instructions as they “walk”. 

To do Lame Dog Walk, assume the same starting position as the Dog Walk Activity. Have your child “walk” across the floor while holding one leg or one arm up in the air, using only three extremities as they “walk”.

There are a great many things to do in this position, from obstacle courses to having the child put their hands on and read aloud letters and numbers on the floor as they “walk”. And don’t forget walking sideways or backwards!

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


  • Snail Sheet and string
  • Capital letter Z craft sheet
  • Black crayon

Before your child begins this lesson, please find the Snail Sheet and attach a string to it to make it a necklace.

The Snail Talk Activity in this lesson is exercising your child’s ability to blend. As your child begins to read, they will sound out individual sounds, often in a disconnected manner. Oral blending activities will help them develop the skill of forming a word out of isolated sounds.

Click the video below and watch along with your child.

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

Practice Snail Talk with your child, this time asking them to say the names of things around their house veeeeerrrry slowwwwwwly.

  • Math – 15 minutes


  • Half sheet of numbers
  • Pencil
  • Abacus

Warm-up: Prompt your child to trace and write the numbers 1, 2 and 3 on their half sheet using their best handwriting.

Then click the video below and watch along with your child.

As an extension, draw your own part-whole circle set and ask your child to solve different problems with numbers in the hundreds.

  • Music – Folk Songs – 5 – 10 minutes

Congratulations! We have finished our folk song. Choose a version to listen to and sing along with. (The Woody Guthrie rendition has extra verses so just sing along to the ones you know!)

You can find the lyrics here.

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


  • Letter X Sheet and 2 Cardstock pieces
  • Letter X Script
  • Optional: Play-dough, spaghetti noodles, shaving cream, etc.

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

Spend the next 5 minutes of the lesson practicing writing the letter X 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 X.

  • Doing Words – 5 minutes


  • 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

Continue to practice reciting the poem Stars slowly and clearly, standing with your hands at your sides. If the whole poem is too long, just focus on the first stanza!

Send a video to Ms. Neuder of your recitation!

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


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

Keep up the good on your Nature Journal entries! Don’t forget to write your observations or have your parent write them for you. Use arrows to point out specific details about the object.

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

  • Literature – 15 minutes

Prompt your child to remember what happened during last Thursday’s reading. Then listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads Chapter 4 of The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit.

We have begun Week 7 of online school. Keep up the great work, students and parents. This week we will wrap up some of our recitations, finish studying the alphabet in Phonics and do some challenging math.

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 #98.