To wrap things up, we have some SUPER special parts to our post today.
Here is one - Mrs. Laack is our guest reader!
Please don't miss anything; read it all!
Write your name
Write the date: 5-28-20
Write the word of the day: BEACH
-Names can be all uppercase, or start with uppercase and then use lower case.
-Parents write the date first, then kids write or trace it.
-”Word of the Day” words reinforce the weekly theme and provide practice writing letters that may not appear in their names. Parents can talk about the word and encourage a story or drawing
-Parents, your children may need help with these tasks, so feel free to practice along with them.
Circle Time - Special Announcements
Along with our regular planned activities, we have few items to celebrate and announce. First, in honor of you and your preschooler, we thank you! You have all brought so many smiles to our day. Also, thank you for participating and sharing your beach memories with us. Secondly, we would like to celebrate our summer birthdays. Each friend with a summer birthday is pictured at the bottom of this post.
Lastly, each year we offer scholarships towards college expenses to outstanding students in our program. We would like to announce and recognize the dedication of two students who you have known as our "Bloggers." These two students have not only ran our preschool blog for the last two years, but then gladly took on the challenge of running our distance learning blog, and also jumped at the chance to create our annual yearbook in a very short amount of time! They additionally have shown excellence in coursework, class discussions, and lab work as student teachers. These two are ready for the world! The recipients of the Little Jags Preschool "Award of Excellence" each received a $1,000.00 scholarship to go towards college expenses. Congratulations to Seniors, Bethany Gold and Ashley Bittleston!! We know that you will make future classrooms of children incredibly happy! Enjoy the two videos of the certification presentations below.... at a “social distance”.
Daily Activity - Musical Shaker
We have two different options for our activity today:
- Choose a container→ tupperware type with a lid; old plastic egg; any container that has a removable securable lid
- Scoop the material until your container is about ½ full
- Place the lid on the container tightly and shake away
Instruction are in the slideshow below with materials listed underneath.
- Rice or beans or one of the materials from above (I used beans; they made the best sound)
- Cardboard paper tube (make a tube from a sturdy piece of paper, or use a paper plate)
- Spoon or scoop
- Crayons, markers, paint
Extra Activity - Fish Sort Game
- 30 Pumpkin Seeds (they look like little fish!) - see below for alternatives!
- Paint, markers
- Cup (optional)
- Tally sheet→ any blank piece of paper or a page in your journal
- Prep the game pieces→ fish by marking each side with a different color. (choose only two colors)
- Kids can use a cup to “dump” the fish out or have them cup their hands, shake and dump (start with just 10 and add fish as you play)
- Count how many fish flopped on each side
- Play several times; keep record on a tally sheet (Did one color have more?)
This activity can be done with many different objects. Be thoughtful of how they land when tossed. For example if Legos are the option, ask how many landed on their side? How many landed on their top? How many landed on their bottom? Then compare. You can even use coins. Ask how many landed with the “heads” showing and how many landed with “tails” showing.
Daily Book Reading
- Parents can ask children questions about the book to inspire their child to create their journal entry about their story.
- Entries can be documented by parents writing "word for word" what their child says in response to a prompt, or child can draw a picture inspired by the story with a caption of what their picture is showing.
- Prompts can include (but are not limited to): favorite part of the story, what they learned from the story, favorite character and why, what it makes them imagine, if they were one of the characters what would they do, etc.
Book Reading with Our Teachers
"The Bravest Fish"
By: Matt Buckingham
Fun Activity Ideas
- Help your preschooler write down (maybe in your notebook or a journal) some fun things they remember doing over the past few months. This will be great to look back on!
- It is supposed to be super hot these next few day - get outside and have some fun! Eat your lunch outside, play in water, go on a walk, play catch with a ball, go on a scavenger hunt - the possibilities are endless!
- We couldn't talk about all the sea creatures in just two short weeks - learn about another animal that lives in the sea. Octopus, Seahorses, Whales, Sea Urchins, Dolphins, Seals, Crabs, Sea Turtles and more! You can find coloring pages, fun facts, videos, crafts, and so much more online. Ask your preschool what they want to learn more about - Just keep learning!