e-PreK4 Simons

Friday, March 20, 2020

Good Morning! Second day of at home learning! :)I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, it’s only been one week but I miss the kids so much already!Here is my suggested schedule based on the work I had sent home for today:

9:00 – Morning work – The number of the week is 16. The kids are familiar with the Find Number sheets. Remind them to go slow, a lot of times they say they are done but have missed one or two bubbles.
9:15 – Free time – I suggest this time to be without electronics.
10:15 – Enjoy a snack!
10:30 – Movement! – 
I usually use Go Noodle for the kids, they love it! You can sign up for free, it’s super fun. I’m sure they’ll ask for the running cat or pop see ko! Or you can do some yoga, take a walk around the block, do some jumping jacks – whatever works for you!
11:00 – Literacy: Match the Words – The kids have done this with other sight words a few times, but I know some of them still need some guidance. I typically go over all 5 words with the kids beforehand. I also usually cut them out for the kids because the words are kind of small, but if you’d like to challenge your child this would be a great cutting activity! If your child is struggling with any of these words I typically tell them to look at the first letter of the word and try to match the letters.
11:20 – Math: Counting – I thought this Counting Gold Coins activity would be fun for St. Patrick’s Day! The kids have been doing great with their number recognition so I feel that this should go over well 🙂
11:45 – Take a lunch break!

12:30 – Free Time – Go outside, use electronics, whatever works for your family!

1:30 – Online Learning – Try one of the suggested websites from my initial letter for an online learning game or video. Here are some suggestions for today.- We were supposed to learn about the body this week so here is a link to some great BrainPOP videos about the body (you can request free access to BrainPOP during this time) https://jr.brainpop.com/health/bodies/– Starfall has great activities for learning https://www.starfall.com/h/index-kindergarten.php– Friday is usually a Spanish day for us so Mrs. Brierley sent me a link to a cute song to review the Spanish colors if you’d like to do that! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMwSKPH1C_Y– PBS Kids has some great games to play online https://pbskids.org/games/

2:00 – Read – I will ask this at the end of every at home learning day that you please read to/with your child for about 20 minutes. There are also a lot of authors and even celebrities reading aloud children’s books online in case you want to change things up a bit.

2:30 – Enjoy yourselves! – Watch a movie, make a craft, go outside, etc! The ‘school’ day is done! 🙂
You can send me just one photo a day so that you don’t have to take so many photos of your child’s work, unless you want to! I’m happy to see any photos of the kids and their work that you would like to share!
I’m here if you have any questions or would like me to share anything else!

Reminder: Please respond to this email or send me a message on Dojo at some point letting me know you received the email and how things are going. :)Have a great weekend! 🙂

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

This is how I suggest the day go so that your child isn’t completing four worksheets at once, and in hopes of making at home learning a little more fun while keeping a routine. Please work at your own pace, I know this is different and might not go as planned. If you or your child needs to take a break from learning, please take a break! 

9:00 – Morning work – The letter of the week is N. Therefore today’s morning work is the letter N sheet. I usually have the kids trace the letters already there and then try at least 3 more times per uppercase and lowercase.9:15 – Free time – I suggest this time to be without electronics.
10:15 – Enjoy a snack!
10:30 – Movement! – I usually use Go Noodle for the kids, they love it! You can sign up for free, it’s super fun. I’m sure they’ll ask for the running cat or pop see ko! Or you can do some yoga, take a walk around the block, do some jumping jacks – whatever works for you!
11:00 – Literacy: Find the Words – The kids have done this with other sight words a few times, but I know some of them still need some guidance. I like these worksheets because they help reinforce the color words and our other sight words. I usually color code the words at the top to help them. If your child is struggling with any of these words I typically tell them to look at the first letter of the word and try to match the letters. On this sheet it says red = eight, so if they don’t know the word eight I ask what letter it starts with and then have them search for other words that start with E in the bubbles.
11:20 – Math: Graphing – I’ve done graphing with the kids before and thought this one would be fun for St. Patrick’s Day! I typically would color code the key at the top for the kids as well – but they usually do really well with activities like this and counting the objects. The graphing part might be a bit more tricky, but I know they can do it!
11:45 – Take a lunch break!12:30 – Free Time – Go outside, use electronics, whatever works for your family!1:30 – The Body – We were going to learn about the body this week, therefore I thought this would be a nice literacy activity to pair with a game of Simon Says. There’s even a Go Noodle video by Koo Koo Kangaroo called Get Yo Body Movin’ in case your child would like some more movement 🙂2:00 – Read – I will ask this at the end of every at home learning day that you please read to/with your child for about 20 minutes. There are also a lot of authors and even celebrities reading aloud children’s books online in case you want to change things up a bit.2:30 – Enjoy yourselves! – Watch a movie, make a craft, go outside, etc! The ‘school’ day is done! 🙂
I will do my best every MWF to explain the work I sent home. I will also share links to Go Noodle videos that I find that I think the kids might like, or to some of the authors who are reading books aloud. If there are any other types of things that you would like me to include or share, please let me know! I want to be as helpful as I can during this at home learning process.Feel free to share pictures of your child throughout the day, I’d love to see how they’re doing! If it’s easier to send photos, send simple messages, etc. through Class Dojo I will also be available there. Email is just the easiest platform when sending a schedule and information.

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