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My Learning Schedule - March 31 & April 2

Tuesday - March 31

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar

  • Pledge

  • Verse – "God sent Jesus to teach the good news." Luke 4:18

  • Read aloud: 1, 2, 3 Peas

    • Count by 10s

    • Count by 5s with body motions

  • Mighty Minutes Activity

Math Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Count to 50

  • Heavier/lighter – discuss what these words mean

  • Compare the weight of two objects using classroom scale

  • Heavier vs. Lighter RESOURCE - Download here

Science Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Volcanoes! 

  • Extension Questions:

    • What happens to soda when you shake a bottle then open it? 

    • Do you think the eruption would be bigger with more vinegar? 

    • How about with more baking soda? 

 

Thursday - April 2

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar

  • Pledge

  • Verse – "Jesus is the Savior." 1 John 4:10 (God loved us and sent his Son)

  • Mighty Minutes Activity

Language Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Review short and long /a/

  • Read letter A book

  • Brainstorm words for short and long sounds

  • Sight word “be” – I Can Be Anything poem (find the word “be”)

  • Write the Room RESOURCE - Download here

Art Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Introduce bluebonnet and discuss

  • Supplies needed -

    • Bluebonnet Outline (or blank paper for more open-ended art),

    • photo of a real bluebonnet

    • blue tissue paper (cut into 1 or 2 inch squares)

    • white tissue paper (cut into 1 or 2 inch squares)

    • school glue

    • pencil

    • If you don't have tissue paper at home, construction paper can be substituted.

    • Use the pencil for more fine motor skill building. If using the pencil is too challenging, the child may crinkle the paper with his/her fingers and dip in the glue instead.

  • Steps to complete activity -

    1. Take a piece of blue tissue paper and wrap it around the eraser end of a pencil.

    2. Hold the tissue paper in place and dab in a little spot of liquid school glue.

    3. Gently press the tissue paper onto the outline of the bluebonnet.

    4. Release the tissue paper and lift the pencil gently so that only the tissue paper remains glued to the paper.

    5. Continue with blue and white tissue paper until the bluebonnet is complete!

    6. The stem/leaves may be colored with green marker or crayon.

  • Extension Questions -

    • Where have you seen bluebonnets growing?

    • What time of year do you think bluebonnets grow?

    • How do you think bluebonnets grow every year if no one plants them?

    • What other kinds of plants and flowers do you see growing this time of year?

    • What is the significance of the bluebonnet in the state of Texas (state flower)? 

 

Additional Activities & Resources

Math

Activity

Household Tally & GraphDownload RESOURCE

  • First, go around the house and keep tally mark records as you count the items, then create the graph and discuss the results.

  • Extension Questions:

    • Which item do we have the most?

    • Which item do we have the least?

Writing Activity

  • I can be a helper at home by _________________.

    • You may write the prompt for your child or have your child practice writing the prompt. Allow your child to fill in the blank and illustrate the sentence.

Gross Motor Skill Building

  • Set up designated spots in the house to be “stations” and choose an activity to be done in each spot. Rotate through the stations with a timer set for each one. Rotate through as many times as you like! Some station ideas might include bear crawling, crab walking, balancing on one foot for as long as possible (switching feet), jump side to side over a broom stick or similar object, jumping jacks, etc.

  • Create an obstacle course through your home using pillows, blankets, chairs, etc. Create spaces where sometimes the child will climb or jump over something, and other spaces where the child will crawl under something. Time your child and see if he/she can go faster the next time!

  • Cosmic Kids Yoga: Coco the Butterfly

Fine Motor

Skill Building

  • Cutting Activity – Cut along the lines 

  • Tupperware lid match – provide Tupperware containers and lids to your child. See if he/she can first match the lid to the correct container, then practice putting the lids on and taking them back off without help.

  • Tracing Shapes Activity

Mighty Minutes Activity

Nothing, Nothing, Something

Objective 14: Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

What You Do:

1. Shake your fists twice and say, "Nothing, nothing."

2. Shake them again and say, "Something." Open your fists, and pretend to hold something, e.g., bouncing ball, slithery snake, ice cream cone, crying baby, or kitten.

3. Ask the children to guess the name of the imaginary object in your hand.

4. Invite the children to continue the game by pretending to hold the item and act out what they might do with it. 

Story Time & Extension

March 31 - The Day the Crayons Quit
The Days the Crayons Quit

​Extension Activities - 

  1. Have your child draw the same picture twice – once using only 1 crayon, and the second time using as many colors as possible (get creative)!

  2. Discuss the differences between the two pictures and compare to the picture at the end of the story.

 

Extension Questions - 

  1. Which crayon gives the best reason for quitting? 

  2. What else could you draw with beige? 

  3. Who should color the sun – orange or yellow? 

  4. What is special about Duncan’s picture at the end of the book?  

April 2 - The Little Red Hen
The Little Red Hen

Extension Questions - 

  1. How would you describe the cat, goose, and dog? 

  2. What words describe the little red hen? 

  3. How do you think the little red hen felt doing all the work by herself? 

  4. How do you think she felt when all the other animals wanted to eat the food she made? 

  5. Why do you think the hen said the other animals could not eat the bread? How do you think that made the other animals feel? 

  6. What lesson did the animals learn? Do you think they will help next time? 

  7. How would the story be different if the other animals had agreed to help the hen with her work? 

 
 

My Learning Schedule - April 7 & 9

Tuesday - April 7

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar, calendar songs

  • Pledge

  • Verse – God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

  • Letter from the teacher (fill in the blanks)

  • Read aloud The Last Supper

  • Discuss Easter and pray

Math Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Count to 50

  • Heavier/lighter – review vocabulary

  • Oval – sort ovals and not-ovals; discuss attributes of ovals and brainstorm ideas for what your oval could be

  • Addition review

  • Introduce home resources (plate addition and Lego towers)

Science Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Easter Sink or Float

  • Extension Questions:

  • What else in your house do you think will sink? Why? 

  • What will float? Why? 

 
 

Thursday - April 9

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar

  • Pledge

  • Verse – Jesus is the Savior. 1 John 4:10 (God loved us and sent his son)

  • Read aloud – Jesus Lives! The Easter Story

Language Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Review short and long /e/

  • Read letter E book

  • Brainstorm words for short and long sounds

  • Introduce home resource – “write the room” – finding objects at home that begin with short and long /e/

  • Sequencing Easter and retelling the story

Art Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Painting with Plastic Easter Eggs!

  • Supplies needed -

  • Plastic Easter Eggs

  • Paint

  • Paper​

  • Extension Questions -

  • What can you create with Easter Eggs?

  • Can you mix the colors?

  • Did you make any new colors?

  • What colors remind you of Spring?

 

Additional Activities & Resources

Math

Activity

  • Plate Addition - Download Resource

  • Materials: Legos, dry beans, bead, or other small item that can be used for counting

  • Directions:

    • Select a set amount of a small item (beans, Legos, beads, etc.) or leave the activity more open ended by not choosing a set amount.

    • Have your child grab a small amount of the item and put in one of the small sections of a 3-section plate.

    • Have your child choose another small amount of the item and place in the second small section of the plate.

    • Practice adding the two sections by moving the items together to the third (largest) section of the plate.

    • Use the provided document to record results and practice writing number sentences. 

  • Lego/Cube Towers - Download Resource

  • Materials: 

    • ​​Legos or other item that can be connected to make “towers”, provided document for building towers

  • Directions:

    • Make Lego towers and place them on the corresponding number.

    • Some will require addition or subtraction to figure out how many Legos are needed in the tower! 

Writing Activity

  • My oval is a(n) ____________________

  • Materials:

    • Cut paper in the shape of an oval

  • Directions:

    • Have your child turn the oval into something else. Glue it onto a larger sheet of paper and be creative! A photo example is provided from when we did this activity with a rhombus last month at school. 
       

Reading

Activity

  • Sequencing Easter story cards

    • Have your child cut out the Easter story cards and practice sequencing them. Then have your child retell the Easter story to someone. 

Art

Activity

Gross Motor Skill Building

  • Set up a “tight-rope” by placing a string on the ground or drawing a line with chalk or painter’s tape. Have your child balance a bean bag or similar item on his/her head and walk the tight rope.

  • Create hopscotch out of chalk or painter’s tape and have your child practice hopping alternating on two feet and one foot

  • Kid's Exercise Song

Fine Motor

Skill Building

Mighty Minutes Activity

I'm Thinking Of...

Objective 12: Remembers and connects experiences

What You Do:

1. Say, "Listen carefully to the clues I am giving you and try to figure out what I am thinking."

2. Describe a familiar object and have the children guess after each clue, e.g., "I;m thinking of something that starts with the /t/ sound. It grows in the yard; it is brown and green; it stands up; it sways in the wind."

3. Repeat the game with the other letter sounds and familiar objects that reinforce study topic.

4. Offer children the opportunity to lead the game by giving clues about an object for others to guess.

Story Time & Extension

April 7 - What Can A Seed Make?
The Days the Crayons Quit

Extension Questions - 

  1. What kinds of seeds do you think we could find in our yard? 

  2. Why can we eat some seeds but not others?

  3. What would happen if we planted apple seeds in our yard? What about an avocado seed? Sunflower seeds?

  4. Do you think that every seed that is planted will turn into a new plant? Why or why not?

April 9 - A Birthday Basket for Tia
The Little Red Hen

Extension Questions - 

  1. Who are the characters in the story?

  2. Where does the story take place?

  3. How is Mamá preparing for the surprise party?

  4. What is Cecelia doing to prepare for the party?

  5. How does Tía feel about the surprise party?

  6. What is a way you can make someone feel special for their birthday?

  7. How can you make someone feel special while everyone is spending time at home? 

 
 
 

My Learning Schedule - April 14 & 16

Tuesday - April 14

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar, calendar songs

  • Pledge

  • Verse – God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

  • Class letter and question (fill in the blanks and make tally marks)

  • More or Less game

  • Read aloud A Seed Grows

  • Pray

Math Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Count to 100 by ones, tens, and fives

  • Telling time to the hour

    • Practice telling time on analog clock

    • Compare analog clocks to digital clocks

    • Practice matching times on analog and digital clocks

    • Introduce at home resource (clock matching activity)

Science Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Bread Experiment

    • Materials: 2 slices of bread cut into quarters, small baggies

    • Procedure: put one piece of bread in a bag and label it “control”. Have a family member with dirty, unwashed hands touch another slice of bread. Have a family member use only hand sanitizer touch another slice of bread. Have a family member wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and touch another piece of bread. Choose four other things to come in contact with the bread (phone screen, the floor, bottom of someone’s shoe, etc.) Place all bread pieces in baggies labeled accordingly. Wait several days to see how the slices of bread change!

    • Extension Questions: Which slice of bread looks the most like when we started the experiment? Is there anything growing on any of the bread slices? Do you think it is better to wash hands with hand sanitizer or soap and water? How can we make sure we don’t put any yucky germs in our bodies? How often do you think we should wash our hands with soap and water? What do you think could happen if we touch our food and then eat it without washing our hands?

 

Thursday - April 16

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar

  • Pledge

  • Verse – Jesus is the Savior. 1 John 4:10 (God loved us and sent his son)

  • Read aloud – The Butterfly Life Cycle

  • Mighty Minutes 25 - Freeze

  • Pray

Language Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Review short and long /i/

  • Read letter I book

  • Brainstorm words for short and long sounds

  • Introduce home resource – “write the room” – finding objects at home that begin with short and long /i/

  • Sing Yellow song and discuss things around our homes that are yellow

Art Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Spring Trees Craft

  • Supplies needed -

    • Manila folder or paper

    • Brown crayon or marker

    • Glue

    • Tissue paper or small pieces of colored paper

 

Additional Activities & Resources

Math

Activity

Writing Activity

  • The _____________ is (are) yellow.

Science

Activity

  • Sunflower Life Cycle  - Resource 1 & Resource 2

    • Sequence the life cycle of a sunflower by coloring, cutting, and placing the life cycle cards in order.

    • Glue them in order starting at the bottom and go up on a long strip of paper. Use the outline of the sunflower to color or paint the sunflower to go on top of the life cycle cards (as if the life cycle cards have become the stem).

    • Glue sunflower seeds in the center of the sunflower outline.

    • Discuss what might happen if a seed fell from the center of the sunflower and landed in the soil.

  • Fun Snack

    • Eat all the parts of a plant! Some suggestions are carrots for the root, celery sticks for the stem, spinach for the leaves, cauliflower for the flower, and sunflower seeds for the seeds.

    • Discuss how when we eat all the parts of a plant, we have a healthy snack!

    • Give thanks to God for creating plants that we can eat to nourish our bodies.

Art

Activity

Gross Motor Skill Building

  • Hot Potato

    • Toss a bean bag or other similar item back and forth as a family with music playing. When the music stops, whoever is holding the bean bag is out. Keep playing until there is a winner, and then play again!

  • Robot Dance

  • Cosmic Yoga -Arnold the Ant

Fine Motor

Skill Building

Mighty Minutes Activity

Freeze

Objective 1: Regulates own emotions and behaviors

What You Do:

1. Play dance music. Be prepared to stop it at various times.

2. Tell the children to freeze and pretend to be a statue when the music stops.

3. Invite them to be creative with their statues or talk about the type of statue they could create, e.g., make a statues that's tall or small; make a statue that looks scared, silly, sad, or angry.

4. Invite children to describe the types of statues they see others making when they freeze.

Story Time & Extension

April 14 - Felix's Boots
The Days the Crayons Quit

Extension Questions - 

  1. Before reading/listening: Describe the setting, main characters, and predict what will happen in the story.

  2. What do you know about wearing raincoats and rain boots?

  3. How do Max, Harriet, and Mindi work together to help Felix take off his boots?

  4. Why did Mindi hide her acorns in Felix’s boots?

  5. Optional – research why gray squirrels hide acorns in the summer.

April 16 - The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Little Red Hen

Extension Questions - 

  1. How many things does the caterpillar eat on Saturday? How many more things did he eat on Saturday than he ate on Friday?

  2. What are the days of the week you hear in the story?

  3. How did the caterpillar grow and change? What other living things grow and change?

  4. How have you grown and changed in your life? How is your growth the same or different from the changes the caterpillar went through?  

 
 

My Learning Schedule - April 21 & 23

Tuesday - April 21

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar, calendar songs

  • Pledge

  • Verse – God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

  • Class letter and question (fill in the blanks and make tally marks)

  • More or Less game

  • Pray

Math Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Count to 100 by ones, tens, and fives

  • Standard units of measurement

    • Talk about how we measure the length of something (demonstrate with non-standard and standard units)

    • Practice matching the edge of a ruler with the edge of an object we are measuring

    • Work together to measure household items with an inch ruler

Science Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Storm in a Glass

  • Materials: Shaving cream, a large glass, water, food coloring, a spoon

  • Clouds in the sky hold on to water until they become heavy. Then precipitation happens. Precipitation is when the clouds are so heavy that it rains, snows, drizzles, or hails. Clouds are not able to keep storing water forever, that is why when they are full we get to see all the different ways they let the water out. 

  • The shaving cream will represent the clouds. We will fill the clouds with water until they are heavy. Hypothesis: What do you think will happen? How many tablespoons of water do you think it will take before it begins to “rain” in the glass?

 
 

Thursday - April 23

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar

  • Pledge

  • Verse – God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

  • Read aloud – The Butterfly Cafe

  • Kindergarten Mighty Minutes 12 – Fill in the Rhyme

    • Recite the following rhyme: I had a chat with a cat while standing on a [mat]. She told me her name was Pam and her favorite food was [jam]. She sits upon a log and eats with her pet [hog]. That was such a silly chat. Next time, I’ll chat with a [bat].

    • Invite the children to fill in funny words that rhyme. Does the sentence make sense with the word you chose? Why or why not?

    • Say the rhyme together and clap every time you hear a rhyming word.

  • Pray

Language Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Review short and long /o/

  • Read letter Oo book

  • Brainstorm words for short and long sounds

  • Introduce home resource – “write the room” – finding objects at home that begin with short and long /o/

  • Read aloud Tom and the Egg and listen for words with Oo

Art Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

  • Flower Art

  • Materials Needed:

    • Coffee filter

    • Construction paper

    • Coffee beans or seeds that you find in your yard or your food! (If you don't have any seeds - draw them or make them out of something new!

    • Tissue paper

    • Crayons/markers

    • Scissors

    • Glue

  • Extension Questions

    • Where would we find this plant growing?

    • How could we care for this plant so it could continue to grow?

    • What will happen when the seeds fall to the ground?

 

Additional Activities & Resources

Math

Activity

Measuring with Inches - Download Resource

  • Materials – inch ruler template (cut out one ruler to use), paper or journal for notes

  • Procedure – find things in your home to measure using the inch ruler (or a ruler you have at home). Keep track of the things you measure in a journal or on a piece of paper.

  • Extension Questions

    • Do you think it is important to line up the 0 edge of the ruler with the edge of the item you are measuring? What would happen if we didn’t match up the edges?

    • What should we do if the object we want to measure is longer than our ruler?

    • What other units of measure, besides inches, could we use? Do we have any other measuring tools in our home?

 

Coin Flip Graphing - Download Resource

  • Materials – graph record sheet, penny

  • Procedure – flip the coin and record your results

  • Extension Questions

    • How many times did the penny land on heads?

    • How many times did the penny land on tails?

    • What do you think would happen if we kept flipping the coin?

    • Why do you think it lands on heads and tails almost the same number of times?

Reading Activity

Write the Room , long and short Oo sounds - Download Resource

  • Extension Questions

    • What are some words that have a short or long Oo sound in the middle of the word?

    • What about the end of the word?

Science

Activity

Growing Seeds

  • Materials:

    • Plastic cup

    • Markers or stickers to make a face on the cup

    • Grass seeds

    • Soil for planting grass seeds

  • Procedure:

    • Make a face on the cup – it can be serious or silly!

    • Fill the cup with soil and plant grass seeds (or other seeds that grow quickly and easily)

    • As the plant grows, it will look like hair on top of the face you made!

  • Extension Questions:

    • What does our seed need to grow?

    • What would happen if we didn’t water our seeds?

    • What kinds of things do you think people need to grow?

Writing

Activity

​Seed Journal

  • Materials – paper stapled together to make a journal, or a notebook, various seeds found in fruits, outside, in plants, etc.

  • Procedure – every time you come across a seed while eating or exploring outside, keep a sample and glue it into the seed journal. Write or draw the plant the seed will one day become

  • Extension Questions

    • Where do we find seeds?

    • How can we find out what kind of plant a seed will become?

    • Are there seeds we can eat?

    • What do seeds need to grow?

Gross Motor Skill Building

Moving Right Along

  • Materials – playground ball or soccer ball, large outdoor space, cones or chalk to make a path

  • Procedure – Practice dribbling a ball with both feet. Have your child kick the ball short distances, and then longer distances. For an extra challenge, draw a path with chalk or create a course with cones and challenge your child to stay within the set boundaries while controlling the ball.

  • Extension Questions

    • Can you kick the ball short distances in front of you?

    • Can you kick the ball along a straight line?

    • How fast can you go while still being in control of the ball?

 

Hopping Relay Race

  • Materials – large outdoor area, cones or chalk to make “lanes”

  • Procedure – As a family, practice completing a relay race while hopping on one foot. Hop all the way to a cone or chalk line and turn around and come back. Alternate feet to practice with both.

  • Extension Questions

    • Which foot will you hop on first?

    • Would you like to hold my hand and go together?

    • How does holding your hands out to the side help?

 

Family Fun Workout

Fine Motor

Skill Building

Seed Exploration

  • Materials – fruit found in your home

  • Procedure – With a grownup’s help, peel/cut a piece of fruit and look for seeds inside. Use your fingers to pull the seeds out (of an apple, lemon, orange, etc) and count them.

  • Extension Questions

  • How many seeds are inside this fruit?

  • What do you think would grow if we planted these seeds?

  • Why do you think some plants have seeds inside them?

  • Make Your Own Bouncy Ball (Recipe found on thekrazycouponlady.com)

    • Materials – 1 TBSP borax (found in the laundry section), ½ cup warm water, ½ TBSP cornstarch, 1 TBSP white school glue, a few drops of food coloring

    • Procedure

      • Dissolve the Borax in ½ cup warm water

      • Mix together the glue and cornstarch

      • Add a few drops of food coloring to the glue mixture

      • Pour glue mixture into water. After about 30 seconds, it will start to harden.

      • Pull it out of the water, squish it up, and begin rolling it with your hands to make a ball. If your mixture is too sticky, put it back in the water for a few seconds and then start rolling again.

    • Extension Questions

      • How did these ingredients work together to make a ball?

      • Can you use your fingers to mold the mixture into another shape?

      • What should we do if the ball gets a little bit flat after sitting for a while?

  • Letter Writing

    • Materials – shaving cream or baggie filled with hair gel

    • Procedure – practice drawing and writing letters/pictures with your finger

Mighty Minutes Activity

  • Kindergarten Mighty Minutes 12 – Fill in the Rhyme

    • Recite the following rhyme: I had a chat with a cat while standing on a [mat]. She told me her name was Pam and her favorite food was [jam]. She sits upon a log and eats with her pet [hog]. That was such a silly chat. Next time, I’ll chat with a [bat].

    • Invite the children to fill in funny words that rhyme. Does the sentence make sense with the word you chose? Why or why not?

    • Say the rhyme together and clap every time you hear a rhyming word.

Story Time & Extension

April 21 - The Carrot Seed
The Days the Crayons Quit

Extension Questions - 

  1. What things did the carrot seed need so that it could grow?

  2. Why can’t you see the carrot until the boy pulls it out of the ground?

  3. How do you think the boy was feeling when his family members didn’t believe the carrot would grow?

  4. How did the seed change from the beginning of the story to the end?

April 23 - The Harvest Birds
The Little Red Hen

Extension Questions - 

  1. Juan followed his dream of becoming a farmer. What do you think would have happened if he listened to everyone in town telling him he couldn’t do it?

  2. Juan worked really hard and didn’t give up on his dream of becoming a farmer. Have you ever worked hard to get something you wanted? What did you have to do?

  3. Everyone wanted to work with Juan after seeing his harvest. Do you think the townspeople will help him plant his next crop?

  4. Juan always dreamed about becoming a farmer. What is something you dream about doing?   

 
 

My Learning Schedule - April 28 & 30

Tuesday - April 28

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar, calendar songs

  • Verse – God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

  • Class letter and question

  • More or Less game

  • Read aloud A Ladybug Larva Grows Up

  • Pray

Math Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Count to 100 by ones, tens, and fives

  • Review measurement (inches)

    • Read aloud - How Long Is It

    • Students may share things around the house they found to measure

  • Equal Parts - Download Resource

    • Fold shapes that have been cut and show equal parts vs. unequal parts

    • Introduce at home activity – equal/unequal parts sort

Science Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Bubble Snake Science

 

What you need to make a Bubble Snake

  • Small plastic water bottle, Rubber Band, Dish Detergent and dish, Old sock or cloth, Sharp scissors (Parents will do this part!!)

 

Bubble Snake Instructions

  • First PARENTS will need to cut the bottom off your water bottle.

  • Cover the end of the bottle with a sock or piece of cloth and secure it tightly with an rubber band.

  • Pour some Detergent into a dish, mixed with a little water.  Dip the sock end into the Detergent. 

  • Blow carefully down the other end of the bottle and watch as a

  • Bubble Snake appears!!

 

Extension Tasks/Questions:

  • Can you spot a rainbow in the bubbles?  What do you think causes the rainbow?

  • Try adding a little food coloring to your bubble mix to make a colorful Bubble Snake.  Ask your mom or dad for help with this. 

  • Try blowing faster – Will the Bubble Snake be the same? How about blowing slower?  How long can your Bubble Snack get?

  • Can you use a different cloth at the end to make bigger bubbles in your Bubble Snake?

  • Why does this work?

  • When you blow air through your Bubble Snake, hundreds of tiny bubbles are created. The bubbles stick together which gives you long snake.

 
 

Thursday - April 30

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar

  • Verse – God loved us and sent His son. 1 John 4:10

  • Read aloud – A Bear Cub Grows Up

    • Create Venn diagram comparing and contrasting life cycle of a ladybug and bear

  • Kindergarten Mighty Minutes 30 – The Letter-Sound Train

    • We are going to construct a “train” by doing the motions of a train (you could do this as a family by putting your hands on the shoulders of the person in front of you)

    • I will say a word, and if your name begins with the same sound as my word, you may join the train

    • When everyone has joined the train, I will say two words. If the words begin with the same sound, we will make the train go faster. If the words do not begin with the same sound, we will make the train go slower

  • Pray

Language Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Review short and long /u/

  • Read letter Uu book

  • Brainstorm words for short and long sounds

  • Introduce home resource – “write the room” – finding objects at home that begin with short and long /u/

  • Sight word “have”

    • “elbow spell” the word “have”

    • Read poem, find rhyming words, and fill in the blanks

Art Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Lamb Sock Puppet 

  • supplies needed:

    • 1 black sock

    • Enough cotton balls to cover sock 

    • 2 buttons for eyes- (parent will need to hot glue or sew on)

    • Liquid glue- put on a plate to dip cotton balls into 

    • Bottle to put sock over while working- ex. shampoo bottle

 

  • Extension Questions:

    • What are you going to name your sock puppet?

    • What can you use your sock puppet for?

    • What kind of stories will your sock puppet tell others?

    • Can your sock puppet be used to make others smile? How?

 

Additional Activities & Resources

Math

Activity

Number Collages

  • Have your child choose 3-5 numbers (choose higher numbers for a greater challenge)

  • Create a collage for each number chosen, for example, if your child chooses the number 10, put 10 items that are the same in the collage (10 feathers, 10 popsicle sticks, 10 pennies, 10 pebbles, etc). You can glue the collage to a piece of paper or simply lay it out to count.

  • Extension Questions:

    • If we choose a large number and have limited space to glue each item, should we choose big or small items for our collage? Why?

Coin Sort - Download Resource

  • Materials – coins, coin sorting mat

  • Procedure – practice sorting coins and discussing their value

  • Extension Questions

    • How much money is in our penny circle? Nickel? Dime? Quarter?

    • How can skip counting help us count money?

Reading Activity

Write the room long and short Uu sounds

  • Extension Questions

    • What are some words that have a short or long Uu sound in the middle of the word? What about the end of the word?

Science

Activity

Baby Animal Match - Download Resource

  • Cut and match the adult animals to their babies

  • Extension Questions:

    • Do these baby animals look like smaller versions of their parents?

    • What are some animals who look different from their parents when they are born?

    • What is metamorphosis? What are some animals that go through metamorphosis?

Writing

Activity

Writing Prompt

  • Baby _____________ look like their parents. Baby _____________ do not look like their parents.

  • Extension Questions:

    • Do human babies look like smaller versions of their parents? How can you tell? How do humans change as we grow?

    • Do baby butterflies look like their parents? How do they change during their life?

Gross Motor Skill Building

  • Sight Word Bean Bag Toss

    • Toss a bean bag back and forth while each saying a letter in one of our sight words we have learned this year (I, a, the, like, look, see, have, me, my, is, be)

  • Paper Plate Skating

    • “skate” on paper plates on all fours or on two feet

    • Color the paper plates (or used colored paper plates) and create a path with them. Call out different colors and have your child only step on plates that are that color

  • Move Like an Animal

    • Call out an animal and move like that animal to music or without music!

Fine Motor

Skill Building

  • Sight Word Writing

    • Materials – shaving cream or baggie filled with hair gel

    • Procedure – practice writing sight words with your finger

      • Words we have learned this year – I, a, the, like, look, see, have, me, my, is, be

  • Tape Painting

    • Create a design with painter’s tape or regular tape on a piece of paper

    • Use water colors or another washable paint to cover the entire paper with color

    • Peel off the tape after the paint dries to reveal the design!

    • Extension Questions:

      • How did you use the tape to create a design?

      • Did your design turn out the way you expected? Why or why not?

      • How does your thinking have to change when you create the design from tape instead of using the paint to create the design?

  • Scissor Practice - Download Resource

    • Choose one or more pages from the provided resource. Have your child trace and cut. The child should practice using his/her wrist on the supporting hand side to turn the paper while keeping the scissors steady with the dominant hand.

Mighty Minutes Activity

  • Kindergarten Mighty Minutes 12 – Fill in the Rhyme

    • Recite the following rhyme: I had a chat with a cat while standing on a [mat]. She told me her name was Pam and her favorite food was [jam]. She sits upon a log and eats with her pet [hog]. That was such a silly chat. Next time, I’ll chat with a [bat].

    • Invite the children to fill in funny words that rhyme. Does the sentence make sense with the word you chose? Why or why not?

    • Say the rhyme together and clap every time you hear a rhyming word.

Story Time & Extension

April 28 - Chrysanthemum
The Days the Crayons Quit

Extension Questions - 

  1. How many syllables are in Chrysanthemum’s name?

  2. How many syllables are in your name?

  3. How did Chrysanthemum feel about going to school for the first time?

  4. How did Chrysanthemum’s feelings change after meeting her classmates?

  5. How did the students react when they found out their favorite teacher also had a long name that was the name of a flower?

  6. Has anyone ever teased you about something and hurt your feelings? Did anything happen to make you feel better?

  7. How can you show kindness to others, even if they are different from you?

April 30 - Clifford & the Big Storm
The Little Red Hen

Extension Questions - 

  1. What does it mean for something or someone to be at risk?

  2. Was Grandma’s house at risk? Why?

  3. Were Emily Elizabeth and Grandma at risk?

  4. What did Emily Elizabeth and Grandma do to stay safe?

  5. How did Clifford help during the storm?

  6. How would you feel if you were Emily Elizabeth? How would you feel if you were Clifford?

  7. How can your family stay safe in a storm?

 
 

My Learning Schedule - May 5 & 7

Tuesday - May 5th

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar, calendar songs 

  • Verse – Go and tell the good news about Jesus. Mark 16:15 

  • Color: Purple; Shape: Hexagon 

  • Class letter and question 

  • More or Less game 

  • Read aloud There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Shell 

  • Sequence events in the story 

  • Pray 

Math Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Count to 100 by ones, tens, and fives 

  • Review shapes learned this school year 

  • Hexagons -Sort shapes into groups based on whether or not they are hexagons  

 

Make a shape pizza 

  • Materials: construction paper cut into shapes that could look like pizza toppings (green triangles, red circles, yellow squares, white thin rectangles), paper plate or construction paper cut into a large circle, glue stick 

  • Procedure: the children will make a pizza using the shapes. The students will count how many of each shape they used and record the numbers on the provided sheet 

Extension Questions: 

  • How can we make these shapes look like a pizza? 

  • Which shape represents your favorite pizza topping?  

  • What are the characteristics of the shapes we used (how many sides, corners, etc)?  

Science Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Ms. Lisa – Butterfly Feeder 

Supplies: 

  • Lid from plastic container or sturdy plastic plate 

  • Hole punch (adult will probably need to do this) 

  • 4 long pieces of yarn or string  

  • pony beads 

  • very ripe fruit 

 

Extension Tasks/Questions: 

  • Where will you hang your feeder? 

  • What other fruit can you put on the feeder?

  • Do you think another animal/insect/bird will try to eat from it? Which ones? 

  • Why do you think butterflies like fruit? 

 
 

Thursday - May 7th

Virtual Circle Time

10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Calendar 

  • Verse – Go and tell the good news about Jesus. Mark 16:15 

  • Color: Purple; Shape: Hexagon 

  • Read aloud – Moms Do So Much and Animal Dads 

  • Compare and contrast the way animal parents take care of their young and the way our moms and dads take care of us 

  • Discuss Mother’s Day and Father’s Day and the reasons our moms and dads are special 

  • Pray 

Language Lesson

11:15 am

Zoom Meeting

  • Play “vivid verbs” and practice making a picture in our minds 

  • Read aloud How Do You Know It’s Summer? 

  • Discuss how the seasons change and the characteristics of summer 

  • What summer activity do you like to do the most?  

  • Mighty Minutes 30 – The Letter-Sound Train 

    • We are going to construct a “train” by doing the motions of a train (you could do this as a family by putting your hands on the shoulders of the person in front of you) 

    • I will say two words. If the words begin with the same sound, we will make the train go faster. If the words do not begin with the same sound, we will make the train go slower  

Art Lesson

2:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Ms. Krista - The Rainbow Fish Puppets  

 

Read The Rainbow Fish 

Materials:  

  • fish template (choose one fish and print two copies of the template

  • glue 

  • yarn, pipe cleaners, or thick twine 

  • scissors 

  • foil 

  • large popsicle stick 

  • tape 

  • markers or paint 

 

Procedure: 

  • Cut out the two fish (one will be the front, one will be the back) 

  • Cut the pipe cleaners, yarn, or twine and glue onto the fish to make a design 

  • Cover the fish with foil and press into the design. Wrap the foil around the back of the template and secure with tape. Do this with both copies of the fish template and put them together to make the two sides of the fish. Tape the popsicle stick in between the two sides of the fish to make the puppet. 

  • Paint or color the foil with markers to give the fish some color.  

 

Extension Questions: 

  • What are some ways we can be good friends to others?  

  • Why is it important to be generous? How can you share with others?  

  • What is a beautiful gift you have that you could share with someone else? 

 

Additional Activities & Resources

Math

Activity

Shape Sort 

  • Materials: shape sort activity

  • Procedure: cut as many shapes as you want and sort them into groups 

  • Extension Questions: 

    • What are the shapes we have learned about at school this year?  

    • What are the characteristics of a _______? How many sides does it have? How many corners does it have? Are any of the sides curvy? 

Reading Activity

Practice Reading A-Z books (sent directly to parents via email) 

Science

Activity

Plant Experiment 

  • Materials: fast-growing seed (grass seed), potting soil, cups or small pots 

  • Procedure: Plant seeds in several different pots (leave one without soil). Make a hypothesis about what will happen to the seeds if they are placed in different environments to grow. Place one seed in soil, place in sunlight, and give plenty of water. Place one in soil in the sun, but don’t give it any water. Place one in soil with some water but keep it in a dark room. Plant one with soil and a little bit of water, but place it in a plastic bag and squeeze out all the air. Plant another seed without any soil and give it some water. Which one will grow the best?  

  • Extension Questions: 

    • What do plants need to grow?  

    • Which plant grew the fastest?  

    • Did any of the seeds not grow? Why not? 

Writing

Activity

Writing Prompt

  • My mom is special because _________________. 

  • My dad is special because _______________. 

Gross Motor Skill Building

  • Backward Racing 

    • Race your child running backward and hopping backward! 

    • Extension Questions: Which way is harder for you to run, forward or backward? Which muscles do you feel working in your body to help you hop? 

  • Throwing a ball to a target 

    • Make a square with chalk or painter’s tape on the sidewalk, your driveway, or the side of your home.

    • Have your child practice throwing a ball and hitting the square. Alternate throwing with both hands. 

    • Make the square smaller for an added challenge! 

  • Squish the Fish Cosmic Kids Yoga

Fine Motor

Skill Building

  • Frozen Animal Rescue 

    • Freeze small animal toys in a small tub of water 

    • Provide your child with some safe tools to “chisel” the animals out of the ice block! 

  • Kitchen Tool Cleanup  

    • Use kitchen tongs to pick up toys at the end of an activity. Try having your child use the tongs with his/her dominant and non-dominant hands for an added challenge!  

  • Build A House Scissor Practice

Mighty Minutes Activity

  • Kindergarten Mighty Minutes 30 – The Letter-Sound Train 

    • We are going to construct a “train” by doing the motions of a train (you could do this as a family by putting your hands on the shoulders of the person in front of you) 

    • I will say two words. If the words begin with the same sound, we will make the train go faster. If the words do not begin with the same sound, we will make the train go slower  

Story Time & Extension

 Gertrude McFuzz – May 5th 
The Days the Crayons Quit

Extension Questions - 

  1. Why does Gertrude want more feathers on her tail?  

  2. Is Gertrude happy when she grows more feathers? How do her feelings change during the story? 

  3. What does Gertrude learn at the end of the story? Why do you think the book ends with the auther saying “now she is smarter”?  

  4. Do you think Gertrude will try to grow more tail feathers again? Why or why not?  

  5. Have you ever wanted something really bad, and then later realized it wasn’t that important?  

Pete the Cat at the Beach – May 7th 
The Little Red Hen

Extension Questions - 

  1. How do you think Pete feels about going swimming at the beginning of the story? What clues from the book make you think Pete is afraid of the water? 

  2. What are some ways Pete’s mom tries to encourage Pete to go in the water?  

  3. What makes Pete finally want to try swimming? How does he feel after he gets in the water? 

  4. Have you ever been scared to try something? Did your feelings change after you tried it?

 
 

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