Wednesday, May 13, 2020: Super Summer Countdown – Last Day of School!

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 13, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Wednesday. It is our last day of school! 

I am so proud of you! Happy summer!  

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Wacky Wednesday face
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 157
  • Parent Chat: Thank you for everything! 
  • Ticket to snack time – Have a great summer! 

Read Aloud

  • Snuggle up with your very favorite book. This is your homework over the summer…read, read, read! 

Snack

  • Definitely a favorite snack kind of day. 🙂 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

  • I Can… 
  • Be amazing! Have fun! Let your creativity shine! 

Wednesday’s Tasks

  • Post a photo or video on our Facebook page wishing all your friends a happy summer or sharing a favorite memory from our year in Beginners. 

Movement

Lunch

Recess

  • Run, jump, shout! You are a PreK kid now! 

Spanish: Señora Raven – Miércoles

I have so missed our “musica miercoles” days! I wanted to share this link I found with you that has all kinds of Spanish dance & zumba videos to get your groove on. I encourage you to make every week “musica miercoles” – it’s what I plan to do in my home! 

Wow! You did it! I hope you have a great summer! In case you run out of ideas on what to do, here’s a fun comecocos (fortune teller) activity to lead you on an adventure or two. Feel free to stay in touch over the Summer, I would love to hear from you! 

You can reach me at:

craven@thesummitprep.org

¡Hasta luego, amigos! 

Art: Mrs. Murphy 

Dear Parents,

I have really enjoyed teaching your students art this year. I started my teaching career as an elementary classroom teacher and taught second grade for two years. Then I followed my passion for teaching art and found that through art I could teach every subject. That is what led me to developing an Integrated Art curriculum at The Summit. I try to correlate my art lessons with their classroom subject matter. So throughout the year we have touched on science, math, reading, music and movement in our art lessons.  

For our last week of art, I have a story that involves the use of a lot of creativity and a little imagination. It has a great lesson about working together, being yourself and appreciating one another. It will teach your children that if we all work together the world can become a very beautiful and colorful place! 

Click here for the link to the Animated Read Aloud: 

 “I’m NOT just a Scribble…”

Maybe you will have time to create some scribbles together and add a little color to your world. I  look forward to seeing you and your children next year and I hope you have a wonderful and safe summer!

Mrs. Murphy

Rest Time

You are welcome to keep posting fun Beginner adventures over the summer in our Facebook group! I would LOVE to see what you are up to! 

 

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 12, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Tuesday. We only have one more day together! Let’s dance! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Show me your dance! 
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 156
  • Parent Chat: Any questions?
  • Ticket to snack time – Dance…dance…dance…! 

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Whatever you decide to snack on…dance while you snack! 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

  • All “I Can…” centers are free choice this week! Think about some of your favorites from throughout the school year. Do you remember when we did…
    • Water table
    • Watercolor
    • Shaving cream
    • Trampoline
    • Balance Beam
    • Doll House
    • Kitchen
    • Train Table
    • Free Art
    • Reading in the teepee
    • iPads
    • Puzzles
    • And on…and on…and on…! 

Tuesday’s Tasks

  • Make up a new dance for your family! 
  • Facetime a friend or family member and ask them to dance with you. Dancing makes people happy! 
  • Can you make up your own song and dance with the letters in your name?
  • Think of your favorite song…sing as loud as you can! 

Movement: Yoga

Lunch

  • Eat…and dance! 

Recess

  • Dance party! Oh yea, I want you to dance the day away! 

Spanish: Señora Raven – Martes

I didn’t realize how easy it could be to make maracas with the items you have in your household until I came across these two resources: This video shows you how to make maracas out of a toilet paper roll and this link shows you how to make maracas with a plastic egg and spoons. How cool is that?! Happy music making!

Music: Mr. Keech

New Activities:

  • Dot Piano
    • Play, listen and record piano sounds that create beautiful colors and patterns
    • If you have a usb piano keyboard, you can connect it to your keyboard and see the notes you play on your screen
    • You can also use a computer keyboard
  • Sesame Street Monster Music
    • A short interactive music site from Sesame Street

Review:

Rest Time

 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the I Can centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child. 

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Monday, May 11, 2020: Super Summer Countdown – Cat Day with Miss Haskins!

Weekly Overview 5/11-5/13: 

Welcome to our last week in Beginners! This year has definitely been one for the memory books. My friends have grown so much and built amazing friendships. Thank you to all Beginner families for your support during our distance learning. It has been an adventure for everyone! These last few days will be focussed on enjoying our Zoom time together and wrapping up our school year. If you have any questions at all please feel free to reach out! 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the “I Can” centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child.  

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 11, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Monday. We are going to have a puuurrrrfect day having fun with Pete the Cat! What kind of noise do cats make??

Hello, Mrs. Murphy! 

Love,
Miss Haskins

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Something super fun from your weekend. 
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 155
  • “I Can” Centers for the week
  • Parent Chat: Weekly overview, one on one FaceTime opportunities
  • Ticket to snack time – Can you spell your first (and last!) name for me?

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Cats love to eat fish! Maybe you could have some goldfish as your snack today! 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

  • All “I Can…” centers are free choice this week! Think about some of your favorites from throughout the school year. Do you remember when we did…
    • Water table
    • Watercolor
    • Shaving cream
    • Trampoline
    • Balance Beam
    • Doll House
    • Kitchen
    • Train Table
    • Free Art
    • Reading in the teepee
    • iPads
    • Puzzles
    • And on…and on…and on…! 

Monday’s Tasks

  • ABC Pete the Cat Puzzle
  • Do you have a cat at home? Maybe you could get a string and play with them!
  • Could you draw or paint a cute picture of a kitty cat?

Movement 

Lunch

  • Cats love to be outside! If the weather is nice, maybe you can eat your lunch outside today!

Recess

  • Get outside and enjoy the weather! Pretend to be a cat and have your parents help you climb a tree!

Spanish: Señora Raven – ¡Leer Lunes!

There’s so many books to choose from! Which one will you pick?

Music: Mr. Keech

New Activities:

  • Dot Piano
    • Play, listen and record piano sounds that create beautiful colors and patterns
    • If you have a usb piano keyboard, you can connect it to your keyboard and see the notes you play on your screen
    • You can also use a computer keyboard
  • Sesame Street Monster Music
    • A short interactive music site from Sesame Street

Review:

Rest Time

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Friday, May 8, 2020: Culture Day!

Morning Meeting:
NO ZOOM MORNING MEETING TODAY. Enjoy the Culture Day Events! 

May 8, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Friday. It is Culture Day! Check out the grid below to find all kinds of fun Spanish activities for today! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Show us your Friday dance!  
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 154
  • Parent Chat: Have fun celebrating Culture Day! 
  • Ticket to snack time – Friday dance video!   

Friday’s Tasks

Lunch

  • Pizza Friday!   

Spanish: Senora Raven

Join me at 9 AM for Lotería, a traditional game played in Mexico. Don’t forget to print a game card and grab dried pinto beans or any chips/markers you have on hand! 

Rest Time

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020: Summer Countdown – Crazy Morning Meeting!

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 7, 2020 

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Thursday. Our Super Summer Countdown activity today is Crazy Morning Meeting! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Morning greeting to a friend. 
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 153
  • Parent Chat: Please be sure to send me one photo of your Beginner during distance learning for our end of year photo. 
  • Ticket to snack time – Let’s Pop Balloon 4

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Have a crazy snack in a crazy place! 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

 

  • I Can… 

 

  • These centers will be the same for the whole week. Feel free to adjust anytime. These are the go-to activities when the daily tasks are done. These are self-guided free play centers. 
    • Build: How about something new to build with! What can you find? How about cups, pans, rocks, sticks!
    • Write: It’s almost time for summer break! Draw pictures of what you would like to do over summer break! 
    • Create: How about a Mrs. Kimmons favorite — stickers! Can you make a beautiful piece of art? 
    • Sensory: Water…playdoh…dirt…soapy water…slime…rice…beans…you decide! 

Thursday’s Tasks

  • Miss Haskins’ birthday is coming up on Saturday! Can you make her a special card or even a video message that would make her heart feel happy? You can email it straight to Miss Haskins (chaskins@thesummitprep.org) or feel free to send it to Mrs. Kimmons and I’ll pass it along. 
  • Psssst…calling all BEGINNER DADS! (Mom’s look away for just a minute…hee hee!) Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday and I love to make Mother’s Day presents with the Beginners. Since I can’t do that this year I thought I would help you out with a couple of ideas you can do with your sweet little one. I know how much my Beginners love their Mommy’s and will want to love on them! 

Movement

Lunch

  • Can you find another crazy place to sit and have a picnic lunch? 

Recess

  • Tag, you’re it! 

Spanish: Señora Raven – Jueves

Shh! This one is a secret! If mom is reading this out loud, tell her to stop reading, get dad, a sibling or someone else! Okay, is she gone? Let’s continue! Click here to create your very own Mother’s Day card in Spanish! Click here for the English translation so you know what to write! 🙂 

Music: Mr. Keech

New Activities:

Review:

Rest Time

 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the I Can centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child.

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Let’s play!

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 6, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Wednesday. We are going to start our Super Summer Countdown! Let’s pop the 5 balloon and see what our special activity is for tomorrow! 

Today, let’s play together! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Wacky Wednesday face
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 152
  • Parent Chat: Any questions?
  • Ticket to snack time – Have fun today! 

Read Aloud

  • Surprise story with Mrs. Kimmons! 

Snack

  • Can you take a walk and talk while you snack? What’s a good snack on the go? 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

 

  • I Can… 

 

  • These centers will be the same for the whole week. Feel free to adjust anytime. These are the go-to activities when the daily tasks are done. These are self-guided free play centers. 
    • Build: How about something new to build with! What can you find? How about cups, pans, rocks, sticks!
    • Write: It’s almost time for summer break! Draw pictures of what you would like to do over summer break! 
    • Create: How about a Mrs. Kimmons favorite — stickers! Can you make a beautiful piece of art? 
    • Sensory: Water…playdoh…dirt…soapy water…slime…rice…beans…you decide! 

Wednesday’s Tasks

Movement

Lunch

Recess

  • Go back outside and play a game with your family! How about another round of tag! 

Spanish: Señora Raven – Miércoles

This website includes the top 20 Spanish apps for kids (that’s you!). Choose one from the list to download and try it out! Be sure to revisit this website over the summer to get Spanish practice in!

Art: Mrs. Murphy

#1 Pirate Dinosaurs: Here is a link to a fun book from Scholastic. It is a mash up of a couple my favorite themes for students your age, Pirates and Dinosaurs!!!  I think the illustrations are really cute and I thought you might enjoy using your imagination to create your own illustrations to go along with this theme. Click here to listen to the song about pirate dinosaurs: Pirasaurs! 

Art Assignment: 

  • Draw or paint a picture of a pirate ship. 
  • On separate pieces of paper draw and color your pirate dinosaur crew. 
  • See if you can create a captain and first mate for your ship. 
  • Cut them out (with permission or assistance from an adult).
  • Then tape or glue them on your ship.
  • Make sure you add the ocean waves so your ship can set sail… Ahoy, mateys!!!

Rest Time

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the I Can centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child.

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Cinco de Mayo

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 5, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Tuesday. Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Can you count to cinco? Forward and backward?
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 151
  • Parent Chat: Any questions? 
  • Ticket to snack time – Let me see your spanish dance! 

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Count out cinco snacks today! 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

  • I Can… 
  • These centers will be the same for the whole week. Feel free to adjust anytime. These are the go-to activities when the daily tasks are done. These are self-guided free play centers. 
    • Build: How about something new to build with! What can you find? How about cups, pans, rocks, sticks!
    • Write: It’s almost time for summer break! Draw pictures of what you would like to do over summer break! 
    • Create: How about a Mrs. Kimmons favorite — stickers! Can you make a beautiful piece of art? 
    • Sensory: Water…playdoh…dirt…soapy water…slime…rice…beans…you decide! 

Tuesday’s Tasks

Movement: Yoga

Lunch

  • Count all of the things on your plate…in Spanish! 

Recess

  • Play hide and seek with your family. Count in Spanish! 

Spanish: Señora Raven – Martes

I love piñatas! They’re colorful, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and you never know what’s going to come out of them! Candy, stickers, fun toys and trinkets… If you could make your very own pinata, what would it look like and what would you stuff inside? Use this list to inspire you to create your own!

Music: Mr. Keech

New Activities:

Review:

Rest Time

 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the I Can centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child. 

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Monday, May 4, 2020: Bubble Gum Fun!

Weekly Overview 5-4-5/8: 

Believe it or not this is our last full week together in Beginners! This week we will be enjoying several “wrap-up” activities and begin our Super Summer Countdown for the last 5 days of school on Thursday. Please continue to be reading and exploring each day with your Beginner. But remember, that exploration can look very different for each family and you know your child best! I am happy to set up 1:1 FaceTime chats as our time together winds down. 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the “I Can” centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child.  

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

May 4, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Monday. Can you believe we only have one more Monday together in Beginners! Today, let’s have some fun with bubble gum! 

Hello, Mrs. Murphy! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Something super fun from your weekend. 
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 150
  • “I Can” Centers for the week
  • Parent Chat: Weekly overview, one on one FaceTime opportunities
  • Ticket to snack time – Can you spell your first (and last!) name for me?

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Can you find a sticky snack that has the same feeling in your mouth as bubble gum?
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

 

  • I Can… 

 

  • These centers will be the same for the whole week. Feel free to adjust anytime. These are go-to activities when the daily tasks are done. These are self-guided free play centers. 
    • Build: How about something new to build with! What can you find? How about cups, pans, rocks, sticks!
    • Write: It’s almost time for summer break! Draw pictures of what you would like to do over summer break! 
    • Create: How about a Mrs. Kimmons favorite — stickers! Can you make a beautiful piece of art? 
    • Sensory: Water…playdoh…dirt…soapy water…slime…rice…beans…you decide! 

Monday’s Tasks

  • Can you exercise your mouth muscles and chew bubble gum? How about blowing a bubble?!
  • Pretend you had a big sticky bubble that would lift you up and fly away. Where would you go?
  • Practice counting with this gumball machine. You can use actual gumballs or any other chewy snack you might have.  Remember to touch each gumball as you are counting! 

Movement 

Lunch

  • How about after you eat a healthy lunch maybe you can have another piece of bubble gum! 

Recess

Spanish: Señora Raven – Lunes

Scavenger hunts are a great excuse for an adventure! This website has several to choose from. Pick one to do today and save the rest for later.  Some are best for indoor, others are best for being outside. You decide what you’re in the mood for! 🙂

Music: Mr. Keech

New Activities:

Review:

Rest Time

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Thursday, April 30, 2020: Alphabet Museum

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

April 30, 2020 

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Thursday. It is the last day of April! What month comes next? Can we work together to make an alphabet museum? 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Morning greeting to a friend. 
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 148
  • Parent Chat: Any questions?
  • Ticket to snack time – Wish a friend a great day! 

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Th-Th-Thursday! Can you find a snack that starts with the Th- sound?
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

 

  • I Can… 

 

  • These centers will be the same for the whole week. Feel free to adjust anytime. These are the go-to activities when the daily tasks are done. These are self-guided free play centers. 
    • Build: Here is a super challenge. Can you build something that begins with every letter of the alphabet? This might be a project that takes all week. A- ant, B- ball, C- cat, etc. 
    • Write: Sidewalk chalk! Cover your driveway in letters you know! Capital, lowercase, all of the letters! 
    • Create: Grab some old magazines and cut out as many letters as you can find! Can you make them into a fancy art collage?
    • Sensory: Use extra rice, rocks, sand, etc to create a sensory tub. Can you make letter cards and hide them? Use tweezers and exercise your strong finger muscles to find the letters. 

Thursday’s Tasks

  • Pick 2 letters and find an object that starts with that letter! Take a photo of your museum items! 
  • Today is the last day of April! Would you like to show me how you can write your name and draw a self-portrait again? You decide where you’d like to write/draw. Maybe on the driveway with chalk? Maybe on paper with markers? Maybe in a journal with crayons? Wherever you decide to do your name and portrait is great…send me a photo!

Movement: Miss Haskins

Lunch

  • See how many different colored foods you can get on your plate! 

Recess

  • Can you make your body in the shape of each letter of your name?

Spanish: Señora Raven – Jueves

Use La Familia flashcards from Monday to play ¡Pesca! (Go Fish). You can play with a grownup, a sibling or the whole family! Try to remember to ask “Tienes…?” (Do you have…?) followed by the family member that you need in Spanish. Don’t forget to say ¡Pesca! if you don’t have the match that a player needs. 

Pregunta del Día: Which game did you like playing better: Memoría or ¡Pesca!

Music: Mr. Keech

New Activities:

Review:

Rest Time

 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the I Can centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child.

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Family Letters

Morning Meeting: Zoom 9:00-9:30
(See today’s class email for Zoom link.)

April 29, 2020

Good morning Beginners,

Today is Wednesday. I hope you had fun with your Grandfriends! Today we are going to write a letter and put it in the mail. 

Hola Senora! 

Love,
Mrs. Kimmons

  • Criss Cross Song 
  • Who’s Here Today Song – Attendance/Share Time
    • Wacky Wednesday face
  • Weather – Sing What’s the Weather Song
  • Class Job – Everybody is the Teacher Helper! 
  • How many days of school chain – 147
  • Parent Chat: Any questions?
  • Ticket to snack time – Wacky Wednesday face

Read Aloud

Snack

  • Silly snack day! 
  • Don’t forget your big drink of water! 

Exploration Centers

 

  • I Can… 

 

  • These centers will be the same for the whole week. Feel free to adjust anytime. These are the go-to activities when the daily tasks are done. These are self-guided free play centers. 
    • Build: Here is a super challenge. Can you build something that begins with every letter of the alphabet? This might be a project that takes all week. A- ant, B- ball, C- cat, etc. 
    • Write: Sidewalk chalk! Cover your driveway in letters you know! Capital, lowercase, all of the letters! 
    • Create: Grab some old magazines and cut out as many letters as you can find! Can you make them into a fancy art collage?
    • Sensory: Use extra rice, rocks, sand, etc to create a sensory tub. Can you make letter cards and hide them? Use tweezers and exercise your strong finger muscles to find the letters. 

Wednesday’s Tasks

  • Use our handwriting paper to write a letter to a family member that does not live in your house. Remember, the words go on the bottom and the illustration on the top. Have Mom/Dad help you address the envelope and don’t forget the stamp! Be sure to ask your family member to write you back! 
  • It is Wacky Wednesday again…let’s be wacky! Can you make a fort to hang out in today? Maybe you could sit or lay upside down! 

Movement

Lunch

Recess

  • Go outside – run, jump, be crazy! 

Spanish: Señora Raven – Miércoles

Beginners, who are the members in your family? Use this document to draw a picture of your family and label each person in Spanish.

Pregunta del Día: How many people are in your family? Can you count them in Spanish? Have your picture ready to show me during the class zoom meeting tomorrow!

Art: Mrs. Murphy


Day 1:  Animals and their babies are a favorite topic for young children to draw. Everyone has been spending a lot of time with their families over the last few weeks, so in this lesson we will be taking a look at animal families. For inspiration and reference I have provided links to two adorable stories for you to share with your children.

  1. Click on this link for the Read Aloud Book:   Animal Babies
  2. Click on this link to Watch the Story: Is Your Mama a Llama?

Art Assignment 1

  • Choose 3 animals from the stories above. Draw or paint the 3 animals and then draw a  baby to go along with each one. (Notice that each baby looks like their parent?)
  • With adult supervision (and/or assistance) cut out each animal and their baby separately.
  • On three separate pieces of paper, draw or paint a background for each animal’s home.

 Where is their home or habitat ? Do they live on land or do they live in the ocean?

 Do they make their home in a cave or a tree? 

  • Play a game and mix them all up and see if you can help them find their way home.
  • Create your own story about each animal’s family and the place they call home.
  • Movement: See if you can pretend to walk, swim, or waddle like each animal.

Rest Time

 

Please note: For Beginners, an age appropriate norm is your child spending 30-45 mins on academic activities each day. At this stage of learning, academic exploration takes on many forms. Please use the I Can centers and daily tasks included in my emails/blog however works best for your child.

Don’t forget to post videos, photos, or comments in our Beginners Facebook Group so that friends can see, hear, and interact with each other!

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