Moody Pre-School

  • School At Home Suggestions

    Hello Moody School Community!

     

    This is week 1 of several weeks at home. Even if we aren’t in school together, we want to continue to support your child in the ways available to us. We are in this together!
    One way to support the health and well-being of your child is to support a regular daily routine.  Each week, we’ll be posting suggested activities (15 minutes or shorter) that you can do with your child to support your routine during these unusual times.

     

    Stay healthy, stay safe, and stay connected!
    The Moody School Staff

     

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK: Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can listen to this St. Patrick’s Day book – https://youtu.be/aUiAnNXxvHc – or you can check out this site https://www.storylineonline.net/
    • SING SONGS: Oral language is an important part of Preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Check out this link for a song to sing with your child today – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9siyDPch-6c
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY: Go on a letter hunt! Find the letters in your house.
    • MATH ACTIVITY: Work on counting and one to one correspondence. Have your child count items (cups, plates, tile squares) or actions (how many jumps can you do in 30 seconds?)
    • Take time to PLAY!!! Play is an important part of preschool learning. Make pretend meals together, pretend you’re taking a trip into space, or build something with blocks. Have fun!
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR: Take time to write or draw pictures together. Start a “journal” with your child. Write or draw how you are feeling today, what you noticed, or anything that comes to mind.
    • GROSS MOTOR: Take time to move! Use com for some fun movement songs to do with your child.
    • LITERACY TIME: Sing the alphabet! Here’s a link to a space themed alphabet song – https://www.sesamestreet.org/videos?vid=3203. And here’s a link to a vehicle themed alphabet song – https://youtu.be/Ks_Hkx9oxiI.
    • MATH TIME: Go on a color hunt in the afternoon! Find everything that’s the same color. You pick the color and go search.
    • SCIENCE: Do some nature observing today. How do the trees look? Are there new plants growing outside? What’s the weather today? Draw a picture to go with your observations.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 2

     

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK: Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can check out this book: Pete the Cat’s Train Trip: https://youtu.be/qktnLFYs148
    • SING SONGS: Oral language is an important part of Preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Check out this link for a song to sing with your child today – Over in the Meadow by Barefoot Books: https://youtu.be/C6ljGXMMB-g
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY: Find your name! Find the letters in your name. Practice writing/tracing your name (Name tracing: https://www.createprintables.com/name_tracing_worksheet.php) or you can draw a picture of yourself.
    • MATH ACTIVITY: Go on a shape hunt! Find shapes in your house. How many can you find?
    • TAKE TIME TO PLAY!!!  Play is an important part of preschool learning. Make pretend meals together, pretend you’re taking a trip into space, or build something with blocks. Have fun!
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR: Take time to write or draw pictures together. Keep going with your journal from last week! Write or draw how you are feeling today, what you notice about the weather, or anything that comes to mind.
    • GROSS MOTOR: Take time to move! This week, we’re going to move like animals! You can watch this video while you move – Moving with Animals:  https://youtu.be/OwRmivbNgQk
    • LITERACY TIME: It’s time for Letterland! Watch the Letterland video to see the letters we’ve been learning and are going to learn –  Letterland letters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBbpfx_ESM
    • MATH TIME: Go on a number hunt in the afternoon! What numbers can you find in your house?
    • SCIENCE: Observe nature observing today. Find one thing that’s growing and draw a picture to go with your observations.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention!

     

    Week 3

     

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK: Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book.  Support your child in holding the book and turning the pages.  If you would like to listen to a book read aloud, you can check out this book: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxY_A6G8sOI&feature=youtu.be
    • SING SONGS:  Oral language is an important part of Preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Check out this link for a song to sing with your child today – Space Rocket Ride by Barefoot Books:  https://youtu.be/SAHy_2IFFGA.
    • SENSORY PLAY:  Shaving Cream Fun! – Put shaving cream on a cookie sheet. Using cars, paint brushes, small toys, etc., move items through the shaving cream on the cookie sheet. You can also invite your child to write or draw in the shaving cream.
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY:  Listen to this alphabet song – Space Themed Alphabet Song: https://www.sesamestreet.org/videos?vid=3203.  Then draw your own space alien.
    • MATH ACTIVITY:  Count things in your house.  How many socks do you have?  How many shirts?  How many cups do you use?  How many eyes are on the alien you drew?
    • TAKE TIME TO PLAY!!!  Play is an important part of preschool learning. Make pretend meals together, pretend you’re taking a trip into space, or build something with blocks. Have fun!
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR:  Take time to write or draw pictures together.  Keep going with your journal from last week!  Write or draw how you are feeling today, what you notice about the weather or planets, or anything that comes to mind.
    • GROSS MOTOR:  Take time to move! This week, we’re going to move like animals! You can watch this video from Cosmic Yoga while you move – https://youtu.be/v9W8iV4AJYQ.
    • LITERACY TIME:   Let’s review the months of the year and the days of the week!  You can watch these two videos:  Months of the year –  https://youtu.be/aOY5YuBgUHg / Days of the week –https://youtu.be/oKqAblcwFOA  and sing along.
    • MATH TIME:  Go on a color hunt! Find one thing that is red, one thing that is blue, one thing that is green, and one thing that is yellow.  Challenge – find one more item that is your favorite color!
    • SCIENCE:  Observe nature observing today. Find one thing that’s growing and draw a picture to go with your observations.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 4

     

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK:   Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can check out this book: SPRING FOR SOPHIE and read with Miss Denise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eXaP9WeBIs&feature=share or you can check out this site https://www.storylineonline.net/
    • SING SONGS:  Oral language is an important part of Preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Check out this link for a song to sing with your child today – Up, Up, Up by Barefoot Books:  https://youtu.be/Lrd0TiER_J0
    • SENSORY PLAY:  Sensory play is any activity that stimulates children’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Make homemade playdough with your child and enjoy watching them play!   https://www.iheartnaptime.net/play-dough-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-126418
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY:   Listen to this alphabet song – Vehicles ABCs Song: https://youtu.be/Ks_Hkx9oxiI– and draw your own vehicle.
    • MATH ACTIVITY:  Count things in your yard. How many rocks can you find? How many sticks can you pick up?  How many leaves are in your yard? You can sort rocks, sticks and leaves by size and shapes.
    • Take time to PLAY!!!  Play is an important part of preschool learning. Go outside – play tag, Simon Says, jump rope or dance to music together. Have fun!
    Afternoon Routine
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 5

     

    Morning Routine
    Afternoon Routine
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 6

     

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK: Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can listen to Ms Proia as she reads Little Cloud by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPGQWdqzp7w or you can check out this story: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj_z6zGQVyM
    • SING SONGS: Oral language is an important part of Preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Check out this link for a song to sing with your child today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY: Outdoors – Have your child look around the yard for small rocks.  Have them write a letter of the alphabet on the driveway with sidewalk chalk and then outline their letter with the rocks they collected.  Indoors – You can write a different letter with a sharpie on several pieces of paper and then ask your child to outline the letter with skittles, M&Ms, jelly beans, gold fish, etc.
    • MATH ACTIVITY: Write the number 1 through 10 on paper cups.  You can have your child put 1 item i.e., dried bean, seed, etc. in the cup that is marked with the number 1, 2 items in the cup that is marked with the number 2 . . .
    • Take time to PLAY!!! Play is an important part of preschool learning. Have a Garden Treasure Hunt Game– Play a guessing game with your child and have them hunt for items in your yard. Then have a picnic and enjoy time with family outside. Have fun!
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR: Water color – Add water color paints to a spray bottle. Using the spray bottle, spray the “water color water” onto a piece of paper.
    • GROSS MOTOR: Obstacle Course – Using cones, signs and hoops have the children imagine they are traveling in the forest. Children love pretend play and with the help of the obstacle tools, it is easy to set up challenging gross motor activities that are fun and creative.
    • LITERACY TIME:  Sing the alphabet! Here’s a link to an ABC Phonics Song with two words for each letter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKsIi1MH4lw
    • MATH TIME: Take a piece of paper and with a sharpie draw 2 straight lines down.  At the bottom of the paper, write the words ground, water, and sky.  You and your child can look for pictures in magazines i.e., cars, boats, planes, etc.  Then have your child sort these pictures and sort them into the appropriate column.
    • SCIENCE: Make a rainbow with mom or dad trying one or both of these experiments:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYniUL4l_BA  or https://www.funwithmama.com/easy-skittles-rainbow-kids-candy-science-experiment/.  Draw a picture to go with your observations.
    BedtimeEnd each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 7

     

    Morning Routine
    Afternoon Routine
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 8

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK: Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can listen to Miss Laurie as she reads The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-XhEjTJO7Y or you can listen to from Head to Toe by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNP3CZI6q4o.
    • SING SONGS: Oral language is an important part of Preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Check out this link for fun related Eric Carle song you can sing and move to with your child:   “From Head To Toe Song”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xxyZSdYEmM
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY: Review the letters A – Z with Miss Breanna https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSGA0koiQjE.
    • MATH ACTIVITY: You and your child can enjoy watching the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY.  After the video, take a piece of paper and write the numbers 1 through 7 down the left-hand side.  Have your child use crayons, markers, finger paints, etc. to draw the circles of the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s body.
    • Take time to PLAY!!! Go on a scavenger hunt.  Look different types of flowers, bushes or trees that are starting to bloom.  Enjoy a nature walk.  Look for insects, birds, etc.  Make a picnic lunch with snacks that the Very Hungry Caterpillar ate.  Most importantly, have fun!
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR: Skills are achieved when children learn to use their smaller muscles (muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists).  With your child watch Little Cloud by Eric Carle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3DlX2-aNAc.  Finger painting is a fun way to help your child develop those muscles. Use blue construction paper and white finger paint to have your child paint whatever they imagine they could be if they were a “little cloud”.
    • GROSS MOTOR: A fun kids yoga adventure based on Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar https://youtu.be/xhWDiQRrC1Y.
    • LITERACY TIME: Watch our new Letterland Friend Yy videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31VuyPBRedA, Yo Yo Man Song, then let your child color in this worksheet Y Words Coloring Sheet.  You can help your child practice writing the letter Yy.
    • MATH TIME: Your child may enjoy this story by Eric Carle – 1, 2, 3 TO THE ZOO A COUNTING BOOK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCc4voREDY.  You can assist your child as they count the animals while watching.
    • SCIENCE: You and your child can discuss the parts of the flower.  How the flower and its petals attract insects and birds which helps the flowers produce new seeds.  How the stem supports the flower and carries nutrients and water to the leaves.  How the leaves use light from the sun to turn nutrients from the soil into food for the flower. And how the seeds produce new flowers.  This topic will become more interesting by planting some flowers together.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 9

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK:  Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can listen to Miss Breanna as she reads Life Cycle: Caterpillar to Butterfly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tid0fHTFY-I&feature=youtu.be or you can listen to Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_m_bmrCUeM.
    • SING SONGS:  Oral language is an important part of preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Here are 2 songs we hope your child will enjoy and sing to this week as they learn about the butterfly life cycle.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFb7ZmzwjwE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rvGUevGxDk
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY:  Watch our new Letterland Friend Zz videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuFkgc7jKV8&feature=youtu.be, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4xs6SlQYVo&disable_polymer=true, Have mom or dad write the letter Zz on a piece of paper and practice tracing with crayon, marker or chalk.  Have a scavenger hunt in or outside of your home looking for items that begin with the letter Zz.  Please share!
    • MATH ACTIVITY:  Take a piece of paper and write the numbers 1 through 10 down the left-hand side.  Have your child use finger paints to draw the circles of the caterpillar’s body.  Once dried, ask your child to practice tracing the numbers 1 through10 using crayons or markers.
    • Take time to PLAY!  Outside you can Blow bubbles, Make a Bird Feeder.  (Spread peanut butter on a pine cone, roll it in bird seeds and hang in your yard.), do some bird watching, spend time watching the sky identifying different shapes in the clouds.  When you’re ready for lunch, crawl like a caterpillar and fly like a butterfly.  Have FUN!
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR:  Skills are achieved when children learn to use their smaller muscles (muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists).  Stringing beads is a fun way to help your child develop those muscles. Making a butterfly feeder would be lots of fun for you and your child to do together.  You will need a lid from a plastic container, hole punch, 4 long pieces of lacing yarn, beads and very ripe fruit.  Punch 4 holes in the lid, as evenly spread out as possible. Tie one end of each strand of yarn between the hole and the edge of the lid.  Have your child string beads on the yarn. Once the beads were all strung, tie the 4 pieces of yarn together at the top. When finished assembling the butterfly feeder, place ripe fruit on it.  Look around your yard for a place near lots of flowers to hang.
    • GROSS MOTOR:  A great yoga song that gets your child moving and stretching – “Fly Like A Butterfly” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYI0TPJOuGk&feature=youtu.be. Your child may also enjoy “The Butterfly Song” where they can sing and dance to the life cycle of the butterfly – egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EQeYA5Qbic.
    • LITERACY TIME:  Have your child watch the parts of the plant song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSBcMYYEwtM.  While watching you can point to the words and review with your child.
    • MATH TIME: Review counting with Miss Laurie.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mq2lSLRTbY.  Using playdoh, make the numbers 0 through 10.
    • SCIENCE:  You and your child can watch the video on the Life Cycle of a Butterfly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HKpFsWY1VU.  After watching the video, discuss the life cycle of a butterfly.  The first stage being the egg stage. Let your child know that butterflies lay eggs on different plants. The second stage occurs when then the egg hatches and gives rise to the butterfly larva also known as caterpillars. At this stage, the larva spends its time eating and sleeping.  The third stage involves the transformation of the larva into chrysalis and then surrounds itself with the material that makes up the cocoon.  The butterfly’s wings become fully developed. The fourth is the adult stage when the butterfly comes out of its cocoon. Share with your child that the butterfly cannot fly immediately and that it spends the first minutes or hours drying its body. At this stage, the butterfly will have six legs, four wings, a pair of forewings and another pair of hindwings.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 10

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK:  Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can listen to Miss Michelle as she reads The Crunching Munching Caterpillar https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=wyQudwjLZuY or you can listen to Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQs8Buali_Q
    • SING SONGS:  Oral language is an important part of preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Here are 2 songs we hope your child will enjoy and sing to this week as they continue to learn more about the butterfly life cycle: The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pysC9wBJZ9s and The Life Cycle of a Butterfly Movement Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFyxdmiunfc.
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY:  Butterfly Upper / Lower-Case Letter Matching Activity – Print the attach pages, assist your child with cutting the butterflies’ wings and have them put the appropriate wing on each butterfly.  Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, BLANK
    • MATH ACTIVITY:  Butterfly Number Book – Print the attached pages on copy paper.  Assist your child with cutting these pages out.  Have your child put them in numeric order.  Cover and one, two and three, four and five, six and seven, eight and nine, ten and eleven, twelve and zero.
    • Take time to PLAY!  Spring is here, bringing warmer temperatures and lots of blooming nature. There are so many simple ways to get outside and enjoy spring with your child. Here are a few suggestions you can do with your child to have outdoor fun.  Find a local hiking trail – put on your walking shoes and explore.  Have a nature scavenger hunt – make a list of natural things to look for outside, i.e.: clouds, a bird’s nest, dandelions, a stream.  Collect small items such as leaves, acorns and twigs. Bring them home and glue them to a heavy piece of paper to create a nature collage.
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR:  Skills are achieved when children learn to use their smaller muscles (muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists).  Make tissue paper butterfly mobiles with your child.  Pinching and crumbling paper is an excellent fine motor exercise.  It is an activity that works the small muscles of the hand and really strengthens the arches of the hands.  To really work those muscles, you could have your child first tear the bits of tissue paper before they crumble them up.  To make clothespin butterflies your child can paint the clothespins.  While drying, prepare the tissue paper wings (for the wings, have your child gather the tissue paper (2 or 3 sheets) and cinch in the middle.  Your child can then clamp the clothespin around the cinched part of the tissue paper and fluff up the wings.  When finished, ask your child to decorate their butterflies using marker.  You can assist them with adding eyes and the antenna.
    • GROSS MOTOR:  Gross motor skills are larger movement activities such as sitting, rolling, kneeling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping and more!  Here is a fun gross motor butterfly life cycle activity your child can do at home.  For this activity, you will need a laundry basket (egg), green towel (a leaf to eat), blanket (chrysalis), headband and two pipe cleaners (antennae), fairy wings, party blower (proboscis), and a flower made out of construction paper.  Have your child act out the butterfly life cycle. Using the laundry basket, your child can curl under it and pretend to be an egg.   Once your child hatches into the caterpillar, they will be hungry and encourage them to crawl around and look for food. (The green blanket being a leaf).  Have your child crawl around furniture in your home pretending to look for more food.  When your child is ready to turn into the chrysalis, completely wrap them in the blanket.  While your child is wrapped in the blanket (chrysalis), encourage your child to try putting the wings on, antennae and proboscis.  Once out of the chrysalis, let your child fly like a butterfly to the construction paper flower(s) made using the party blower (proboscis) to suck up nectar.  Encourage your child to go outside where they have a larger area to play, pretend, and move more freely as if they were a butterfly.
    • LITERACY TIME:  Assist your child with doing The Very Hungry Caterpillar letter sort. For this activity, you will need 26 green color-coding labels, 3 red pouch caps, 3 green pipe cleaners and 3 legal size envelopes.  On each green circle label, write each letter of the alphabet.  To make the head of the caterpillar, take the red pouch caps and add two antennae made from the pipe cleaner.  Attach the caterpillar’s head to the left side of each envelope with tape. Ask your child to look at each letter sticker and identify the letter.  Once your child identifies the letter, have them stick it onto the envelope to start making their caterpillar.  This activity can be done with your child using either upper- or lower-case letters (or both).  Ask your child if they know what sound the letter being stuck to the envelope makes (optional).
    • MATH TIME:  Numeric Order Cards 1-25 for Butterflies – Print the attach pages and assist your child with cutting out the cards.  Have your child put the cards in sequential order.  0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-20.
    • SCIENCE:  Kids love butterflies! Encourage your child’s sense of connection to the natural world and invite butterflies into your landscape by planting a butterfly garden.  Begin by finding a garden location that receives at least six to eight hours of sunlight and is sheltered from the wind.  Select plants that grow well in your area.  You need to include flowering plants that attract butterflies and leafy “host plants” that attract egg-laying butterflies and provide food for the caterpillars.  When selecting plants, choose a variety of species that bloom throughout the growing season. This will help lure the butterflies to your garden for longer periods.  A mixture of annual and perennial plants can offer a wide assortment of blooms when butterflies are most active during mid to late summer.  Some flowering shrubs are also good butterfly attractors. Shrubs are a good addition because they can offer shelter for the butterflies in addition to food.  Plant your garden.  Add one or two large, flat rocks in the sun so butterflies a place to bask when mornings are cool.  Butterflies cannot drink from open water, provide them with a “puddle” by filling a container, such as an old birdbath, with wet sand where they can perch and drink safely.  Once the garden is planted, stand back and wait for the butterflies to stop by. With a successful butterfly garden, your child will be able to observe the developmental process of a butterfly.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    Week 11

     

    Morning Routine
    • START WITH A BOOK:  Read a book together to start the day. Identify the title and author of the book. Support your child in holding the book and turning pages. If you’d like to listen to a book read aloud, you can listen to Miss Molly as she reads Butterflies by Emily Neye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_mPox9Pi9Ev or you can listen to the story ChuChu and the Butterflies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhyLwaaK-mI.
    • SING SONGS:  Oral language is an important part of preschool learning and singing songs is one way to support that language development. Here are 2 songs we hope your child will enjoy and sing to this week as they continue to learn more about the butterfly life cycle: Butterfly, Butterfly!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rvGUevGxDk and The Butterfly Song (which is also a movement song they can dance to). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EQeYA5Qbic.
    • LITERACY ACTIVITY:  Have your child try this color by letter for butterflies’ activity.  Print the linked page for your child.  Assist your child in using the key to determine what color to color each portion of the butterflies.  Butterfly Color by Letter Printable Page.
    • MATH ACTIVITY:  Numeric Butterfly Cards 1 through 20 – Print the attached pages for your child and assist them with cutting the cards out. If you have cardstock, that would work best for this activity.  If not, you and your child can mount these cards on something that is sturdy.  Have your child put the cards in sequential order.  0-2,    3-56-89-1112-1415-17, 18-20.
    • Take time to PLAY!!!  Spring is here, bringing warmer temperatures and lots of blooming nature. There are so many simple ways to get outside and enjoy spring with your child. Here are a few suggestions you can do with your child to have outdoor fun.  Make your own bubble solution and have your child blow bubbles.  Wash the car – have a sudsy good time keeping the car clean.  Plant Flowers – your child will love digging in the dirt.  Play tag – your child will love being chased and it’s fun for the whole family.
    Afternoon Routine
    • FINE MOTOR:  Skills are achieved when children learn to use their smaller muscles (muscles in the hands, fingers, and wrists).  The butterfly life cycle sensory bin is easy and fun.  You and your child can color dry pasta together to represent all of the stages of the butterfly!  Start by gathering different pastas representing the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly, i.e., shells, rotini, rigatoni and farfalle.  Separate them into large Ziplock bags for coloring.  In each bag, add a few pumps of hand sanitizer to help the color spread, along with a few drops of food coloring.  Seal the bags tightly and give your child the bags one at a time and let them shake. Once all of your pasta is evenly coated, you and your child can spread it out on a baking sheet for drying. Drying completely may take a few hours.  Once completely dried, have your child add the pasta to their sensory bin.  Add a pair of tweezers for some extra fine motor practice.  You and your child can also this activity as a math sorting activity.  Have FUN!
    • GROSS MOTOR:  What are gross motor skills?  Whenever large movements involve moving arms, legs, or the entire body, the movements fall into the category of gross motor skills. These abilities require your child to learn to control large muscles of the body.  This is a great activity your child can do while inside – Spring Caterpillar pose.  Have your child assume the “superman pose” on the floor, but call it a caterpillar pose.  Your child can be a caterpillar in the springtime, gaining strength to start crawling and munching on leaves.  Have your child relax and rest, but ready to return to extended arms, legs, and head positioning as they wake up again as a caterpillar.
    • LITERACY TIME:  Assist your child with doing these butterfly letter assessments.  Print the linked pages attached for your child.  Have your child color the pages.  Then ask them if they can identify the letter / sound it makes.  As your child identifies the letter / sound correctly, stick a sticker over each letter.  Upper Case Assessment, Lower Case Assessment.
    • MATH TIME:  Butterfly Number Flip Book – Print the attached pages for your child and assist them with cutting. After these pages are cut out, use a hole puncher to punch out the dots.  Put the pages in a random order for your child to sequence.  Page 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5Page 6Page 7.  After the pages are sequence, staple the pages together so that your child has a book that they can continue to review.
    • SCIENCE:  You and your child can do this FUN art project to demonstrate the effects of static electricity – Static Electricity Butterfly Experiment.  Ask your child what would happen if they charge a balloon by rubbing it in their hair and then held it over the tissue paper wings of a butterfly?  Supplies needed:  cardboard, tissue paper, card stock paper, pencil, scissors, balloon, and glue stick.  Directions:  1. Assist your child with cutting out a square from a piece of cardboard.  2. Ask your child to use a pencil and draw butterfly wings onto tissue paper.  3. Using a piece of cardstock, make the body of the butterfly.  Assist your child with cutting the butterfly’s wings and body out.  Glue the body of the butterfly onto the tissue paper wings. Once dried, you and your child can glue the butterfly’s body onto the cardboard.  DO NOT glue the butterfly’s wings to the cardboard.  Ask your child to draw the butterfly’s eyes and antennae onto their butterfly.   4. Have your child blow up a balloon.   5. Have your child rub the balloon in their hair to give it an electric charge. Ask your child to hold the balloon close to the top of their butterfly, not touching it.  Your child can watch the wings raise and lower as you move the balloon closer and farther away.  Results: Why did the butterfly wings move?  When your child rubbed the balloon onto their hair, electrons were lost from their hair and gained by the balloon giving it a static charge. When the negatively charged balloon gets close to the positively charged tissue paper, they are attracted to each other. The attraction is so great that the lightweight tissue paper moves toward the balloon.
    Bedtime:  End each day with a book. Take the time to connect with your child, check in with them, and give them your undivided attention.

     

    We are sharing less activities this week in this area. Please be sure to check in with your child’s teacher for the activities that they are sending this week related to our Spirit Week daily theme. We are looking forward to a fun week ahead! – The Moody School Staff

     

    Welcome to Spirit Week!

     

    Monday 6/1 – MOODY STARS!

     

     

    We are the Moody Stars, so today, wear your favorite pajamas and enjoy a fun filled day, learning all about stars and other “night time” and “space” fun! Check out the activities your teacher sent you this week!

     

    CREATIVITY:  You are a Moody Star!  Draw or print a star and color it yellow.  Cut it out and display it in your front window to show your Moody Star pride!  You can add your child’s first name (or have them write it if they can) or write “My son/daughter is a Moody Star!”  Don’t forget to take a photo of your child with his/her star and post it to the Moody School Facebook page with the hashtag #MoodyRocks to show us!

     

    MATHEMATICS: Count stars using this STAR SHEET.

     

    Tuesday 6/2 –  LETTERLAND DAY!

     

     

     

    We’ve spent the year learning about the letters of the alphabet with the help of our Letterland Friends! Dress up as your favorite Letterland Character and be sure to check out the activities your teacher sent you this week!

     

    SONG:  Letterland Mega Mix: https://youtu.be/WJBbpfx_ESM
    DRAMATIC PLAY:  Dress up as your favorite Letterlander!

     

    Find items from around your home to help make a costume.  Can you put on a play or sing the song that your Letterland character sings.  What sound does he/she make?  Don’t forget to take a picture to share with the hashtag #MoodyRocks to show us!

     

    LITERACY:  Go on a letter hunt!

     

    Go on a letter hunt to find letters to make one of the following sentences.  You could cut them out of magazines, find objects in your home or outside in nature that look like them.  Put them together to make a collage.  Don’t forget to take a photo of your child with his/her collage and post it to the Moody School Facebook page with the hashtag #MoodyRocks to show us!

     

    • MOODY  PRESCHOOL  ROCKS
    • I  AM  A  MOODY STAR
    • I  LOVE  MOODY

     

    Wednesday 6/3 –  MOODY ROCKS!

     

     

    Let’s continue spirit week by showing how much Moody rocks!  Wear our school colors (blue and yellow), have your entire family dress in blue and/or yellow and take a picture. Post your picture on the Moody School Facebook page with the hashtag #MoodyRocks to show us and have some fun with these ROCK activities in celebration of how much Moody Rocks! Be sure to check out the activities your teacher sent on Monday!

     

    READ ALOUD:  Mrs. Craig reads Only One You by Linda Kranz: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IJdrk2tpO_CiqzyGj2sHJmibbEEg3s5w/view?usp=sharing

     

    CREATIVITY: Painting rocks

     

    • Find a rock from outside your house and paint it like the rocks were painted in the story….
    • Children who will be leaving Moody School this year, you are invited to paint a rock and leave it in our new “Moody Preschool Rock Garden” at Moody School.  If you like, label it with your child’s first name and 2020.  Children who will be returning to Moody School next year, you will add a rock next year and we will continue this new tradition for many years to come!

    Thursday 6/4 –  SUPERHERO DAY!

     

     

    It’s superhero day! In our book, you have been a superhero with learning from home! Let’s celebrate that together by dressing up as superheroes. Be sure to check out the activities your teacher sent you!

     

    CREATIVITY:  Make a superhero costume! A simple and safer superhero cape can be made from an old t-shirt. Cut off the front and sleeves leaving only the neck hole and the back of the shirt. This will allow the child to put the cape on over their head rather than tying it. Decorate the capes with fabric paint or tie dye them.

     

    MATHEMATICS: Measure a superhero – yourself! Using a ruler, paperclips, or blocks, measure how tall you are, how long your foot is, etc. Compare your measurements to someone else living in your home. Have fun measuring!

     

     

     

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