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  • ** I have put a GREAT resource for Brain Break ideas on the "At Home Learning" section of my webpage **

     

    MONDAY, APRIL 13th

    3 YEAR OLD ACTIVITIES

    1. Practice saying and spelling your child's name (write or print out his/her name so they can see the letters as you say them)

    2. This week we are working on the Letter X. 

    Talk with your student about the letter X. 

    Show them a picture of the letter X (this is a great visual).

    Model the sound that X makes. 

    Use this song by Jack Hartman to help talk about the sound that X makes.  

    3. Follow this link to watch a fun video about INSECTS!

    4. Read the book Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

    ** Use these questions as a guide while reading the book to keep your child involved and attentive **

    5. Print these bug cutouts, cut them out, and have your child color them.

    ** After they are colored, glue or staple them to popsicle sticks (if you have some), or use them to create a bug picture. **

     

    ** Use this link for a brain break and to get wiggles out!! Roller Coaster **

     

    4 YEAR OLD ACTIVITIES

    1. Trace or write your name on Name Tracing Sheet

    ** If your child needs assistance with writing his/her name, you can: 

    1. Print your child's name in a light colored (yellow) marker or highlighter and have your child trace their name

    2. Write your child's name at the top of the page for them to reference

    3. Write your child's name in the space above the line for Monday for them to reference

    2. This week we are working on the letter X 

    Talk to your child about the letter X

    Show them a picture of the letter X and words that have the letter X sound (since not many words begin with the letter X, we will be talking about words that contain the letter sound) This is a great visual.

    Model the sound that X makes.

    Use this song by Jack Hartman to help talk about the sound that X makes.  

    3. Trace the letter X on this page

    ** be sure to have your child write some by themselves at the bottom of the page **

    4. This is another great tracing page if you'd like to use it!

    5. Follow this link to watch a fun video about INSECTS!

    6. Read the book Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

    ** Use these questions as a guide while reading the book to keep your child involved and attentive **

    7. Print these bug cutouts, have your cut them out, and color them.

    ** After they are colored, glue or staple them to popsicle sticks (if you have some), or use them to create a bug picture. **

     

    ** Use this link for a brain break and to get wiggles out!! Roller Coaster **

     


     

    TUESDAY, APRIL 14th 

    1. Trace or write your name (here is the Name Tracing Sheet if you did not print one yesterday)

    ** If your child needs assistance with writing his/her name, you can: 

    1. Print your child's name in a light colored (yellow) marker or highlighter and have your child trace their name

    2. Write your child's name at the top of the page for them to reference

    3. Write your child's name in the space above the line for Monday for them to reference

    2. We are continuing our work on the letter X.  Complete this page by coloring in all the Xs.  

    ** Remind your child to be sure and do their best (this is a weekly reminder for this activity when we are in school) by coloring in ONLY the letter X and by trying to stay in the lines of the circles.  Use different colors to make it your own!

    3. Practice tracing number with this sheet

     ** Same as with the letter worksheet, remind your child to do their best work! **

    4. Follow this link to read and listen to the book, "Where Do Insects Live?"

    5. Follow this link to read  and listen to the book, "Heads and Tails Insects"

    6. Create your own insects with play-doh. Remember the different body parts.  Use items around your house to create a habitat for your insects.

    ** Talk about how insects have 6 legs.  Talk about the 3 different parts of an insects body: head, thorax, abdomen.  Also remind your child that a habitat is where an animal lives. **

     

    ** Follow this link for the Penguin Dance !  This is another class favorite and a great way to get the wiggles out! **

     


     

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th 

    3 YEAR OLD ACTIVITIES

    1. Practice saying and spelling your child's name.

    ** Ask your child his/her name and model a response if needed (ex. "My name is Jennifer.") **

    ** Print or write out your child's name so they can see the letters as he/she says them. **

    2. Our look at the letter X is continuing.

    Talk to your child about the letter X

    Show them a picture of the letter X and words that have the letter X sound (since not many words begin with the letter X, we will be talking about words that contain the letter sound) This is a great visual.

    Model the sound that X makes.

    Use this song by Jack Hartman to help talk about the sound that X makes.  

    3. Complete this tracing and coloring page

    ** Your child may need some hand over hand assistance when tracing the letters. **

    ** Your child may need hand over hand assistance when tracing the letter X.  This is a great link that models hand over hand assistance with children. **

    ** To help with appropriate crayon grasp, break your crayons in half before giving them to your child (don't let them see you break them) **

    4. Here is an added bonus diagonal line tracing page if your child would like extra practice ;)

    5. Follow this link to read and listen to the book, "Where Do Insects Live?"

    6. Follow this link to read  and listen to the book, "Heads and Tails Insects"

    7. Create your own insects with play-doh. Remember the different body parts.  Use items around your house to create a habitat for your insects.

    ** Talk about how insects have 6 legs.  Talk a little about the 3 different parts of an insects body: head, thorax, abdomen. **

     

    ~~ Use this class favorite as a way to get your child moving and a way to get the wiggles out! Milkshake ~~

     

    ~~ NOT ALL OF THESE ACTIVITIES HAVE TO BE COMPLETED IN ONE SESSION, OR EVEN IN ONE DAY.  BREAK THEM UP INTO CHUNKS OF TIME THAT YOUR CHILD CAN HANDLE.  USE THESE ACTIVITIES ACROSS SEVERAL DAYS IF NEEDED! ~~

     

    4 YEAR OLD ACTIVITIES

    1. Trace or write your name (here is the Name Tracing Sheet if you have not printed one yet)

    ** If your child needs assistance with writing his/her name, you can: 

     1. Print your child's name in a light colored (yellow) marker or highlighter and have your child trace their name

    2. Write your child's name at the top of the page for them to reference

    3. Write your child's name in the space above the line for Monday for them to reference

    2. Our look at the letter X is continuing with this X is for xylophone page

    ** Have your child cut and color the picture.  Remind him/her to give it details by using different colors! **

    ** If your child needs assistance cutting, use hand over hand assistance OR cut the page for them **

    3. Let's talk a little about basic self-care skills.  Use this hand washing sequencing page to discuss the proper way to wash hands (what better time to talk about that, huh?)

    ** Have your child cut out the pictures, talk about the steps to washing our hands, glue pictures in the correct order *

    ** If your child needs assistance cutting, use hand over hand assistance OR cut the page for them **

    4. Follow this link to read and listen to the book, "I Love Bugs"

    5. Color and "read" this book about insects

    ** Parents, print the book and cut the pages in half.  Staple the book on the left side and let your child have fun coloring!  Read the book together, pointing to each word as you say it. **

    ** EXTRA PRACTICE: Have your child circle the words "I" and "a".  For SUPER extra practice, have your child circle the color words! **

     

    ~~ Use this class favorite as a way to get your child moving and a way to get the wiggles out! Milkshake ~~

     


     

    THURSDAY, APRIL 16th

    1.  Trace or write your name (here is the Name Tracing Sheet if you have not printed one yet)

    ** If your child needs assistance with writing his/her name, you can:

    1. Print your child's name in a light colored (yellow) marker or highlighter and have your child trace their name

    2. Write your child's name at the top of the page for them to reference

    3. Write your child's name in the space above the line for Monday for them to reference

    2. We are continuing our talk about the letter X.  Complete this See It, Say It, Find It, Write It activity

    ** This is an activity we do every week, with every letter, so your child will hopefully remember how to complete it **

    They are to: 

    1. Color the pictures at the top

    2. Color each circle that contains the letter X

    3. Circle each letter X

    4. Trace the letter Xs and write some on their own

    3. Complete this fun X Mini Book by coloring the pictures, cutting the pictures out, and stapling the pictures together in book form

    4. Let's get counting with this How Many? activity page

    ** Have your child count the objects and circle the correct number.  Your child can then color the pictures if they would like **

    5. Follow this link to hear my friend, Mrs. Sarah read the book, "Over in the Garden"

    6. Use this drawing page to draw your favorite insect that you've learned about this week

    ** Encourage your child to give details by using different colors, drawing the different parts of the insect, drawing the insect's environment (grass, tree, leaf, etc) **

    ** Help your child label his/her drawing by asking what they drew and writing their response (point to different parts of their picture and ask questions) **

    7. Cut out (and color if you'd like) the My Letter X Words in preparation for our Google Hangout call on Friday!  Put your pictures in a safe place!

     

    ** Use this link for a favorite brain break to get those wiggles out! Shake Your Sillies Out

     


    FRIDAY, APRIL 17th

    Fun Friday

     1. Join us at 9:30am for a fun Google Hangout!  Come see your classmates, listen to a story read by Mrs. Jennifer, and complete our Friday letter X activity!

    ** Parents: Follow this link to join our Google Hangout video call at 9:30am **

    2. Prior to the call, complete the My Letter X Words - cut out the pictures and color them if you'd like

    3. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!