School Day #89

We have our 1-on-1 Zoom calls today with Mrs. Resendez. Here is the schedule of when she will call.

We noticed lots of detailed descriptions on this week’s Nature Journal Entries!

Enjoy Day #89 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


  • Cushions, pillows, towel, silky cloth, etc.

Key Activity: Do 3 Popcorns with your child.

Motor Lab Activities: Do Cushion Roll. Cool down with What’s Inside before beginning morning lessons.

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


  • Letter X Poems – either the paper copy from the materials or a digital copy here
  • Lowercase letter x craft sheet
  • Crayons
  • Brown construction paper or tree bark
  • Glue
  • Optional: Twigs

Click the video below and watch along with your child.

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

  • Math – 15 minutes


  • Half sheet #2
  • Pencil
  • Deck of cards (regular or math) without the tens
  • Abacus

As a warm-up, have your child do the first 3 problems on their half sheet of + 1 addition problems. Prompt them to use their abacus or the trick they learned from Mrs. Resendez yesterday!

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 the Wednesday math lesson two weeks ago.

If you need a refresher on Go To the Dump, please watch this video or read the directions here.

  • Music – Hymns – 5 – 10 minutes

Sing along to the first verse and the chorus of Great Is Thy Faithfulness from 0:00 to 1:30 on the recording. Then listen to the second verse from 1:30 to 2:10.

Listen to the second verse again and make up hand motions to help remember the words!

Listen along from 1:30 to 2:10.

  • Free Play – 30 minutes

  • Handwriting – 10 minutes


  • Handwriting Workbook – Page 60
  • Blue crayons (or colored pencils, but crayons are preferred)

Please watch along with your child and ensure they are writing their letter N 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 N 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 N.

  • Doing Words – 5 minutes


  • Previous Words
  • 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 – Tongue Twisters – 5 – 10 minutes

Review the following tongue twisters with your child:

Send a video of your child saying Fuzzy Wuzzy to Mrs. Resendez or Ms. Neuder.

  • Picture Study – 15 minutes


  • Heartland painting by Bo Bartlett
  • Wagon coloring sheet
  • Half sheet of cardstock
  • Crayons, colored pencils or watercolor paints
  • Twigs or pieces of yarn

Study Heartland with your child following the procedure outlined in this video.

Let your child color their wagon and half sheet of cardstock to look like the painting. They can use twigs or pieces of yarn to replicate the sticks in the painting. See my example below.

We will be collecting your child’s rendition of Heartland on Friday at materials pick-up and adding it to your child’s other Picture Study art! 

  • Literature – 15 minutes

Ask your child what they remember from yesterday’s literature lesson. Who are the newcomers to the Hundred Acre Wood? What is Rabbit’s plan? Do they think his plan will work?

Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads to us from The Adventures of Winnie-The-Pooh. In today’s reading, we’ll finish Chapter 7: In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest and Piglet Has a Bath.

Happy Wednesday, Kindergarten! Keep up the good work Doing Words and practicing writing your letter N.

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 #90.