Monday, May 18, 2020

From the Early Childhood Office of Miss Sara and Miss Sherri Week 8 Activities May 18-22

Good Morning!

We hope you enjoyed the previous weeks activities. Here are some other activities for you to do with your child during this time.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara Cass if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, thank you for sharing your child with us.
Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson


Week Eight: May 18-22


Special Guest:


Join us as Mrs. Haris as she shows us how to make a paper collage.  I hope you all enjoy it! https://youtu.be/C01InJTOuRY


Early Literacy




Environmental Print


Environmental print is the print of everyday life. It’s the name given to the print that appears in signs, on labels or logos. Some examples are a stop sign, the Target sign, McDonald’s sign, or candy wrapper.
 Activities to do with Environmental print
1      Go on a drive or a walk and have your child point to all the signs that they know the words for
2       Print out some environmental print signs that your child knows and create an “I can Read “ book.
3      Use the picture to play tic-tac-toe

Science



Magic Milk Experiment


Supplies
·         full fat milk
·         food coloring
·         dish soap
·         cotton swabs
·         small baking dish
Directions
Pour just enough milk to cover the bottom of the baking dish. Fill the top of the milk with color. You can add glitter (optional). Pour a bit of the dish soap over the milk. Gently touch the milk with the cotton swab. What happens is magic.

Math


Pattern Hunt:
Find 3 different patterns around your house and talk with your child about how each pattern repeats.




Art



Paper Plate or Coffee Filter Magic

Have your child draw on a paper plate with markers. When he or she is done hand them a squirt bottle of water and have them spray the drawing. They can watch the colors run together.

Favorite Recipe




Homemade Face and Body Paint


Supplies
·         2 teaspoons of corn starch
·         1 teaspoon of body lotion
·         1 teaspoon of water
·         Food coloring
Directions
Mix all the ingredients together except for the food coloring. Put them in separate container. If it is lumpy you will need to add more water. Add food coloring. It may stain the skin a bit but a good bath right after takes care of it.


Monday, May 11, 2020

From the Preschool Office of Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson- Week 7 Activities May 11-18

Good Morning!

We hope you enjoyed the first weeks activities. Here are some other activities for you to do with your child during this time.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara Cass if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, thank you for sharing your child with us.
Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson

Week Seven: May 11-15


Special Guest:


Join us for a special reading by Mrs. Hristov, our wonderful Threes and Pre-K preschool teacher, of The Napping House by Audrey Wood. I hope you all enjoy it! https://youtu.be/Avm4yPplFzc




Early Literacy




Simon Says Sounds


Supplies
·         Alphabet letter cards
Directions
1       Lay out cards for your child.
2      Play Simon Says using different commands such as
a.       Simon Says find the letter F and place it on the floor
b.      Simon says find the letter B and bounce up and down while holding it
c.       Simon says find the letter S and place it in your shoe

Science




Elephant Toothpaste


Supplies
·         empty plastic water bottle
·         dry yeast
·         warm water
·         liquid dish soap
·         large tray to catch foam or a location outside
·         optional food coloring
·         hydrogen peroxide
Directions
Put ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide into the bottle. Add a big squirt of dish soap into the bottle and gently swirl it around. If you want it colored add food coloring. In a separate cup mix together a tablespoon of yeast and 3 tablespoons of warm water. Stir that for about 30 seconds. Pour yeast mixtures into the bottle. Step back quickly to see the chemical reaction.



Math




Count and Move in Patterns

(A pattern is a sequence of repeating units: AB, AB, AB, ....)
Count aloud with your child up to 20 or more making a pattern with movements:
·         1 (clap), 2(hop), 3 (clap), 4 (hop), 5 (clap),6 (hop), 7(clap), 8 (hop) etc.
·         1 (spin), 2(spin)), 3 (wiggle), 4 (spin), 5(spin), 6 (wiggle), etc.

Art




No Mess Painting

·         Water paint outside using water and a paint brush.
·         Fill baggies with paint for easy finger paint bag

Favorite Recipe




Sidewalk Chalk Paint


Adapted from the book: Art Experience for Little Fingers by Sherrill b. Flora and Linda Standke


Supplies
·         Thick pieces of sidewalk chalk
·         Grater
·         Cups
·         Paint brush
·         Water
Directions
Grate some chalk into a cup. Add a few drops of water. Stir together. You now have paint. You can mix different color chalk together to make different colors. It will thicken over time so be sure to come back to it later.




Monday, May 4, 2020

From the Preschool Office of Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson- Week 6 Activities May 4-8

Good Morning!

We hope you enjoyed the first weeks activities. Here are some other activities for you to do with your child during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara Cass if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, thank you for sharing your child with us.
Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson


Week Six: May 4 - 8


Special Guest:


Join us for a special reading by Mrs. Rose Melby, our wonderful Pre-K preschool teacher, of A Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I hope you all enjoy it!  https://youtu.be/v_WRkbowrW0
  









Early Literacy




Sprinkle Letter Bag


Supplies
·         Large zip lock bag
·         Sprinkles or colored rice
·         Duct tape
     Directions
1        Pour the sprinkles into a bag, press out the air and zip lock it closed.
2       Use duct tape and tape the seal closed.
3       Have your child try to write the first letter of their name.

Science




Oil and Water Experiment

Supplies
·         Baby oil or vegetable oil
·         Food coloring or liquid water color
·         Pipettes or dropper
Directions
Fill several cups with water. Add food coloring or liquid water color to the water and stir it. Using a pipette or a dropper add oil to the water and watch what happens.

Math



Number​ ​Memory​ ​Game​ ​0-5:
·         Create Cards for 0-5 using index cards
·         Place the cards from 0-5 face down
·          Each player takes turns turning the cards over trying to create a pair.
·          Work together to make all 6 pair


Art



Puffy Paint
Mix together equal parts of shaving cream and white glue. If you want it colored add a few drops of liquid paint or food coloring. Mix it together and paint a beautiful picture.


Favorite Recipe




Bubbles


Adapted from the book: Art Experience for Little Fingers by Sherrill b. Flora and Linda Standke



Easiest:
Mix together the following:
2 tablespoons of dishwashing detergent
1 cup of water
Jar to store the bubble mix
Best:
Mix together the following:
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons of light corn syrup
2 tablespoons of glycerin
4 tablespoons of dishwashing detergent

Monday, April 27, 2020

From the Preschool Office of Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson- Week 5 Activities April 27-May 1

Good Morning!

We hope you enjoyed the previous weeks activities. Here are some other activities for you to do with your child during this time.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara Cass if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, thank you for sharing your child with us.
Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson


Week Five: April 27 – May 1




Special Guest:



Join us for a science experience by Mrs. Boyle, our fabulous Pre-K preschool teacher, as she shows us how to make raisins dance. I hope you all enjoy it!

Early Literacy




Clapping Syllables
Adapted from Phonemic Awareness by Creative Teaching Press
Adapted from Phonemic Awareness by Creative Teaching Press

Starting with your child’s name, say it stressing the different syllables. Clap each syllable. For example; Robert has 2 syllables and would be said Ro-bert and have 2 claps. Say all the names of the people in the family.





Science



Balloon Blowing


Supplies
·         Empty water bottles
·         Balloons
·         Baking soda
·         White vinegar
Directions
  1. Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the balloon
  2. Fill the empty water bottle about ¼ fill with white vinegar
  3.  Attach the balloon to the top of the balloon emptying the baking soda into the vinegar.
  4.   Watch the balloon blow up.











Math



Counting Bag Game


Supplies
·         Sandwich bags
·         Duct tape
·         Scissors
·         Dot stickers or markers
·         Index cards with dots on one set with corresponding numbers on the other
·         Fly swatter
Directions
1    Lay out bags evenly about 1 inch apart
   Tape 2 rows together at a time. Only tape the front so you can insert and remove the cards
3     When you have the number of rows you want tape the edge around to make a boarder

How to Play:
Place dot card in the baggies. Have a stack of number cards next to the board. Have your child pick a card, tell you the number and then hit the right number of dots with a fly swatter.



Art



Super Straw Painting


Directions
Line a cookie sheet or cake pan with wax paper. Place a piece of paper on top of the wax paper. Drop a few drops of paint in the paper. With a straw, blow the paint around to create a beautiful masterpiece.











Favorite Recipe




Instant Pudding Finger Paint


Adapted from the book: Art Experience for Little Fingers by Sherrill b. Flora and Linda Standke


Supplies
·         Any flavor of instant pudding
·         Food coloring (optional if using vanilla)

Directions
Make pudding according to the package. Have your child paint on a paper plate.


Monday, April 20, 2020

From the Preschool Office of Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson- Week 4 Activities April 20-24

Good Morning!

We hope you enjoyed the previous weeks activities. Here are some other activities for you to do with your child during this time.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Sara Cass if you have any questions or concerns.

As always, thank you for sharing your child with us.
Sara Cass and Sherri Swanson



Special Guest:



Join us for a special reading by Mrs. Heather Yack, our fabulous Threes and Pre-K preschool teacher, of A Garden for Miss. Mouse by Michaela Muntean. I hope you all enjoy it!



Early Literacy



Favorite Classroom Rhymes
1.       Down By the Bay by Raffi
Down by the bay
Where the watermelon grow
Back to my home
I dare not go!
For if I do
My mother will say
Did you ever see a snake eating a cake?
Down by Bay
**** You can change the rhyme to a pig wearing a wig,  a frog walking a dog, a mouse painting a house, etc. ***

2.       Willoughby Wallaby Woo by Dennis Lee

Willoughby Wallaby Wee, an elephant sat on me
Willoughby Wallaby Woo, an elephant sat on you
Willoughby Wallaby Waustin, an elephant sat on Justin

*** Change the next verse to go along with the names of the people in your family. For example: Willoughby, Wallaby, Wom, an elephant sat on Mom. ****





Science






Slime

Supplies
·         1/2 Cup of Elmer’s Washable Non Toxic Clear Glue
·         1/2 Cup of Liquid Starch- Borax
·         1/2 Cup of Water
·         Measuring Cup
·         2 bowls and a spoon

Directions
·         Mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of glue
·         Add Borax and stir. If very sticky add more Borax.

Math
 




Compare weights
Ask your child to gather a selection of 6 to 8 objects such as cans, shoes, boxed food, water bottles, tissue boxes, and coins. Work together on sorting them between heavy and light. Choose two objects and compare their weight. Talk about what you notice.

Art



Coffee Filter Butterflies


Supplies
·         Coffee filter
·         Pipe cleaner
·        Washable markers
·        Spray bottle with water


Directions
Have your child draw all over the coffee filter. The more colorful the better it will be. Spray water to have the colors blend together. Allow it to dry. Once it is dry use the pipe cleaner to make the body of the caterpillar.


Favorite Recipe




Silky Smooth Finger Paint

Adapted from the book: Art Experience for Little Fingers by Sherrill b. Flora and Linda Standke



Supplies
·         ¼ cup of salt
·         2 tablespoons of cornstarch
·         1 cup of water
·         Pan
·         Spoon to stir
·         Paper

Directions
Mix the water, salt, and cornstarch in a pan and bring it to a boil. Keep stirring until the mixture is the consistency of yogurt. If you want different colors add drops of food coloring. Place it in different containers. When it is cooled it will feel smooth and silky.