• April 20 - 24

  • **** NEW LINK WITH NEW ACTIVITIES!! I have posted some OT activites suggested by Mrs. Tess, our amazing OT at Ridgeview!  She's given us LOTS of fun (and easy) sensory, gross motor, visual perceptual, and fine motor activities that you can do at home!  Check them out!!!  (You can also find these activities by clicking the "At Home OT Activities" on the left side of the page ****

     

    MONDAY, APRIL 20th

    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 Y. 

    Talk with your student about the letter Y. 

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

    Model the sound that Y makes. 

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

    3. Follow this link to take a field trip to a Farm! 

    4. Follow this link to listen to and read, "The Big Red Barn" (one of my favorite farm books!)

    4. Complete one of these errorless farm pages

    ** PARENTS: I have attached several errorless farm pages.  Feel free to choose the one (or ones) that your child will enjoy the most - depending on their interests.  You are welcome to print as many as you'd like and work on them at various times throughout the week. **

    ** These are errorless, so the goal is completion.  There is no right or wrong way to complete the activity...just have fun! **

    ** Use language and talk through the activity.  Use directional words like: next to and on **

     

    ** Follow this link for a fun brain break song to get your wiggles out! Penguin Song **

     

    4 YEAR OLD ACTIVITIES 

    1. Trace or write your name on the 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 Y

    Talk to your child about the letter Y

    Show them a picture of the letter Y and words that have the letter Y sound. This is a great visual.

    Model the sound that Y makes.

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

    3. Trace the letter Y on this page

    ** Use the verbal cues/prompts: "Little line slides down, Big line slides down"

    ** 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 take a field trip to a Farm! 

    6. Follow this link to listen to and read, "The Big Red Barn" (one of my favorite farm books!)

    7. Print and complete the Big Red Barn activity

    Color the barn

    Cut the barn doors on the dotted lines - be careful!

    Pick your favorite farm animal from the story - cut it out and color it (remember details)

    Glue (or tape) your animal in the barn

     

    ** Follow this link for a fun brain break song to get your wiggles out! Penguin Song **

     


    TUESDAY, APRIL 21st

    1. Trace or write your name on the Name Tracing Sheet (found here if you did not print yesterday: 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. We are continuing our talk about the letter Y.  Complete this Y Find

    ** Find and color all the letter Ys **

    You may use markers or crayons, but do your best and try to stay in the lines :)

    3. Follow this link to listen to and read "Down on the Farm"

    4. Complete these Farm Counting pages

    ** Count the animals and color in the cooresponding number **

    5. OPTIONAL: Complete this Farm Colors page by following the directions

    ** Parents: This is a great following directions activity.  Help your child by reading each sentence and prompting them to follow the directions appropriately. **

     

    ** Follow this link for a great chance to get your body moving with "Body Boogie" **

     


     

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22nd

    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)

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

    2. Our look at the letter Y is continuing.

    Talk to your child about the letter Y

    Show them a picture of the letter Y and words that have the letter Y sound. This is a great resource

    Model the sound that Y makes.

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

    3. Complete this color and tracing 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 Y.  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. Follow this link to listen and read "Mrs Wishy Washy's Farm"

    5. Choose an errorless farm activity from Monday to complete (also found here)

    ** Extend the amount of time your child is "working" by having them color the picture after they have completed it **

     

    ** Follow this link for a brain break and to get your wiggles out!! Sweet Georgia Brown **

     

    4 YEAR OLD ACTIVITIES

    1. Trace or write your name on the Name Tracing Sheet (found here if you did not print yesterday: 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. We are continuing our talk about the letter Y with this Y is for Yolk page

    Color the picture and then cut it out (or cut it out and then color it....whatever floats your boat!)

    ** Parents: also talk about words that start with the letter Y. Use this page as a visual.

    3. Follow this link to listen and read "Mrs Wishy Washy's Farm"

    4. Complete this Farm Book

    Print, Cut the pages on the line, color, and staple together

     

    ** Follow this link for a brain break and to get your wiggles out!! Sweet Georgia Brown **

     


    THURSDAY, APRIL 23rd 

    1. Trace or write your name on the Name Tracing Sheet (found here if you did not print yesterday: 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. We are continuing our talk about the letter Y.  Complete this Say It, Find It, Read 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 Y

    3. Circle each letter Y

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

    3. Complete this fun Y mini book by coloring the pictures, cutting the pictures out, and stapling the pictures together in book form

    4. Follow this link to listen to and read "Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had A Farm"

    5. Use this drawing page to draw a picture of a farm

    Draw things you might see on a farm - barn, different animals, tractors, grass, etc 

    Use different colors and give it details! 

    ** PARENTS: 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) **

     

    ** Follow this link to get moving and get those wiggles out with "Trolls: Can't Stop the Feeling"

     


    FRIDAY, APRIL 24th

    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 Y activity!

    ** PARENTS: Follow this link to join our Google Hangout call at 9:30 am!

    2. Complete the My Letter Y Words

    Cut put the pictures (color them too if you'd like)

    Glue down only the pictures that begin with the letter Y

    ** PARENTS: Your child will need your guidance during this activity.  Say the words with them - really emphasizing the beginning sound of each word. **

    3. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!