- Morning Prayer – 10 minutes
- Morning Prayer booklet
- Psalm 1 sheet
- This Is My Father’s World 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 3 Superman stretches with your child.
Motor Lab Activity: Today we will do a new motor lab activity called Hop and Stop.
The purpose of this activity is controlled movement – hopping forward quickly will not provide fine-tuning of balance and motor control.
Have your child stand on their right foot for 3 seconds, then hop forward on their right leg once without putting their left foot down. Have them hold this position on their right foot again for 3 seconds, then hop forward again once without putting their left foot down. Have them repeat once more for a third hop. On the third hop, they will reach the designated spot.
Turning around, have them stand on their left foot for 3 seconds and repeat the activity, returning to their starting point.
This activity can easily be used in obstacle courses or while having the child read letters and numbers on the floor!
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
Parents, since we have reviewed the whole alphabet, we will spend these last two weeks doing the first few first grade reading lessons from our Alveary curriculum. We will be alternating between sentence ordering and word building, using the classic story The Little Red Hen. Every day, any new words your child learns to read will be added to their Word Journal!
It is our hope that you and your child enjoy these lessons – that it doesn’t feel like a lot of pressure but rather a chance to practice a new method of teaching your child to read. Feel free to text or call Sara with any questions.
- Little Red Hen Page
- Tuesday sentences from brown paper bag (please precut these sentences into individual words)
- Blue Word Journal
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
Continue playing with these new words for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, as your child reads them to you one final time, write the words on the first page of their Word Journal. If they do not recognize a word, don’t worry about it! Don’t write it down yet, but save the word to review another day.
- Math – 15 minutes
- Place Value Cards from brown paper bag
- Worksheet 23 – Blue Blank Hundreds Chart
Before you begin the video, please separate the tens place value cards (10, 40, 70, etc.) from the ones place value cards (1, 3, 9, etc.) and lay each set out on the table in numerical order (1, 2, 3, etc. and 10, 20, 30, etc.).
Then click the video below and watch along with your child.
We will spend the next 5 school days building our Hundreds Chart, writing 20 numbers per day using our place value cards. Students who complete their Hundreds Chart will get a prize!
- 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 Y Sheet
- 1 long Cardstock Piece
- 1 small Cardstock Piece
- 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 Y 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 Y.
- Count 100 Things! – 10 – 15 minutes
In honor of the 100th day of school, find something in your house that you think you might have 100 of! Count them and send us a picture on the Mighty Network!
Helpful Hint: Try sorting your objects into groups of 10! This will make counting to 100 more manageable!
- Recitation – Poem – 5 – 10 minutes
Read along as Mrs. Resendez reads the poem 100 Is A Lot! You have a printed version in your folder or you click on this digital copy.
Then 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
We will be collecting this drawing on Friday at materials pick-up and pasting it into their school Nature Journal.
- Literature – 15 minutes
We have finished The Classic Adventures of Brer Rabbit! Find a good book to read this afternoon or evening before bed.
We hope you enjoyed your 100th day of school. Send us some pictures of your day on the Mighty Network!
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 #101.