School Day #98

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

We made some great letter y’s with our y-y-yarn! Riley even spelled his name in yarn!

Click HERE if you missed Erica’s video about changes to the Additional Resources Page.

Enjoy Day #98 of school!

  • Morning Prayer – 10 minutes


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 for your child to follow as they roll

Key Activity: Do 3 Superman stretches with your child.

Motor Lab Activities: Do Rolling Rolling Rolling with your child.

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 Z Poems – either the paper copy from the materials or a digital copy here
  • Lowercase letter z craft sheet
  • Markers or crayons, including a silver marker
  • Optional: Glue and buttons

Click the video below and watch along with your child.

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

As an extension, prompt your child to follow along as you re-read the poems. Ask them to stop you at every word that has a “z” in it and circle it. Maybe one of these words can be their word during Doing Words.

  • Math – 15 minutes


  • Half sheet of numbers
  • Pencil
  • Abacus
  • Worksheet 22 – Adding Tens and Ones

Warm-up: Prompt your child to trace and write the numbers 4, 7, and 5 on their half sheet using their best handwriting.

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

Prompt your child to work on the first 4 problems on Worksheet 22. If they are eager, they may complete the whole sheet today OR you may save the last 4 problems for tomorrow’s math lesson.

  • Music – Hymns – 5 – 10 minutes

Congratulations! We finished our whole hymn. Sing along as you listen from the beginning to the end and don’t forget to listen in the afternoons and evenings to keep it fresh in your memory.

Listen and sing along with the whole hymn!

  • Free Play – 30 minutes

  • Handwriting – 10 minutes


  • Handwriting Workbook – Page 67
  • Crayons

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

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 on your back! You can also use play-dough, spaghetti noodles or shaving cream to practice writing the letter X.

  • 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

Practice the tongue twister you chose last week.

  • Composer Study – 15 minutes


  • Puppet Pages (2)
  • Crayons
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Glue

We have finished listening to Carnival of the Animals! To celebrate, we are going to make our own puppets for an animal parade in two weeks.

Find the section of Carnival of the Animals that corresponds to your child’s puppet (use this Wikipedia page) and listen to it on Youtube (find a playlist here) while they are coloring their puppet.

Help your child cut and paste their animal to the paper bag, gluing the head to the bottom of the bag and the body to the side of the bag. Please see the picture below:

Keep your puppet for our Animal Parade in two weeks!

  • Literature – 15 minutes

Which characters did we read about yesterday? Listen along as Mrs. Resendez reads Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 of The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit.

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are already thinking about an item that you can take a picture of for the letter Z tomorrow! What a tricky letter. We are excited to have finished the alphabet and look forward to starting some reading practice next week.

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 #99.