School Day #94
Good morning, Kindergarten students and parents! Welcome to Week 6 of online Trinity School classes. Keep up the great work!
Enjoy Day #94 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
- Optional: A line on the floor to guide your child as they roll
Key Activity: Do 3 Supermans with your child.
Motor Lab Activity: Today, we will do a new activity called Rolling, Rolling, Rolling. Then make sure to cool down before beginning lessons.
The purpose of this activity is to stimulate vestibular responses, which can in turn help with activities such as sitting upright in a chair, balancing on one foot to put clothes on, playing hopscotch and jumping rope. Read more about the ways to exercise the vestibular system HERE.
Have your child lie on the floor with their feet together, their arms extended overhead and their hands together. Have them roll as one unit along a straight line going in one direction, the return in the opposite direction.
Tips: To help train your child to roll, help them hold their hands above their head and guide them by gently rolling their arts. To assist them in rolling in a straight line, provide a guide on the floor such as a length of bubble wrap or foam strips.
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
- Capital letter Y craft sheet
Click the video below and watch along with your child.
Work on the capital Y craft sheet with your child! We will be collecting this sheet on Friday.
- Math – 15 minutes
- Half sheet of numbers
- 10 abacus cards
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.
Prompt your child to make the number 800 using their abacus cards. Then prompt them to make 500, 300, 900 and 600. Upload a picture to the Mighty Network of your child’s favorite number between 100 and 1000.
- Music – Folk Songs – 5 – 10 minutes
Review what a verb is with your child. A verb is an action word. Read through Verse 3 of This Land is Your Land and identify all of the verbs. How many did you find?
When the sun come shining, then I was strolling
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me.
Re-read verse 3 again and then sing along with the song.
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 W Sheet and 4 Cardstock pieces
- Letter W Script
- Optional: Play-dough, spaghetti noodles, shaving cream, etc.
Please set up your child’s letter W sheet and cardstock pieces like this:
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 W 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 W.
- Doing Words – 5 minutes
- Tan lined strip of paper
Complete another Doing Words exercise with your child. See this video for a demonstration by Erica and Zenie.
- Recitation – Poem – 5 – 10 minutes
Practice reciting the poem Stars slowly and clearly, standing with your hands at your sides. Send a video to Ms. Neuder of your recitation!
We will be looking for volunteers to recite Stars for us on our group Zoom call on Thursday!
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
This week, review your child’s drawing with them and label at least three features that they notice. Use arrows! See the picture below for examples:
We will be collecting this drawing on Friday at materials pick-up and pasting it into their school Nature Journal.
- Literature – 15 minutes
Today we start a new story for literature:
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads Chapter 1.
Happy Tuesday, Kindergarten! We hope you enjoyed starting our new story in Literature and that you found something fun to add to your Nature Journal.
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 #95.