Preschool Press 5/8/2020

The Crowning of Mary Mass at 3pm. Live-Stream on the Parish Facebook Page. Please no flowers from students delivered to school. You could email us a flower you have made or colored, or create an altar at home in honor of Mary today.
*******Impress mom with your cooking skills this Mother’s Day!
Ingredients:
Mom’s favorite cereal
2 kinds of fruit
Mom’s favorite yogurt
Steps:
                                                              Make layers! 😉

https://family.gonoodle.com

***********The following links are from Miss. Tsagalakis:

I also have resources on my page if you want to check it out! https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

Here are some things I think your kiddos might enjoy!

K-2 at home movement videos: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/k-2-home-movement-videos/

Activity Bingo: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/activity-bingo/

Dance party cards: https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OPEN-At-Home-05-DancePartyCards.pdf

25 ways to get moving: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/25-ways-to-get-moving/

Hope you are staying well!

Best,

Miss Tsakalakis

***********Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉

LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

Our sound of the week is “v”. To decorate the v I used a violet color crayon. I happen to have violets in my garden so there is a picture for the children. They can see that the color they call purple can also be called violet. Have them tell you other words beginning with “v” sound.

I made a vampire bat that is quite easy to make. You will need an empty toilet paper roll, a brown paper bag,two small circle eyes and two fangs. Staple the roll flat at the top and the bottom. Cut a v at both ends. I folded a paper sack in half to cut wings out. You can trace your child’s handprint or cut wings free style. Glue to the back of the roll. Add eyes and fangs and staple a string to the back at the top. Since it’s a vampire bat I chose to make red fangs.

If you google Vampire Bats you’ll see some interesting pictures and videos. You can see them dining on their prey. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed it. I advise viewer discretion for your child. I found it a bit creepy to watch.

http://www.carlscorner.us.com

https://www.dltk-kids.com/coloring.htm

https://www.kidzone.ws

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com

MATH

(20 min)

Hello everyone! Here it is the last week of April! Since today is the 100th day of school I know you will be counting to 100 with Mrs. Castillo and celebrating! So, for math this week I thought we could practice counting by twos the way we do at school. Parents, the way we do this is for you to say out loud “I say one and you say” (child says) 2. “I say 3,you say”(child says) 4 and so on. So, parents say the odd and children say the even numbers. Please assist your child if they need help. Count as far as they’d like. At school the kids really enjoy this and the practice is easy and fun!  You can extend this work by showing the children what odd and even numbers are. Write small circles on paper. One dot label number 1. Two dots label 2 continue on. You can talk about and show them odd numbers don’t have partners but even numbers do. They can color odd dots green and even dots  red. It makes a good visual.

I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

Say Snack Prayer:

Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

https://family.gonoodle.com

***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

More fun resources

iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

Preschool Press 5/6/2020

Hello Everyone! Here’s your Lesson!

STEM LESSON ABOUT THE SUN

How can we use the sun to tell time?

Begin a discussion by asking the children a few questions to get them thinking. How far away do you think the sun is? Is the sun really hot or really cold? Why do you think the sun is important?

The Sun for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQSECrMIygg&list=TLPQMDQwNTIwMjAD7ctnVVuFcA&index=3

The Sun is the closest star to Earth, and it takes 8 minutes for light from the Sun to reach Earth. There are eight planets orbiting or circling around the Sun, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The Sun is more than 100 times as big as Earth and way hotter at 10,000 degrees F on the outside and more than 27 million degrees Fahrenheit at its core, center. The sun keeps our planet warm enough for us to live and gives us light so we can see, but it can also burn us.

 

  1. Watch Ms. Halley make and explain a sundial

 

  1. More Information on Sundials

 

Make Your Own Sundial!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeSexM-wVzA&list=TLPQMDQwNTIwMjAD7ctnVVuFcA&index=7

 

Printable DIY Sundial Clock Face

https://pagingsupermom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Sundial-Clockface-Printable.pdf

 

  1. Songs and Stories

 

ITSY BITSY SPIDER – Song for Children

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lCi8U49mY

Language Arts

(20 min)

Our sound this week is “w”. Think of some words that begin with “w” sound.

You can see some in the sentences I just wrote. My name, White begins with W. Worm, wood, watermelon are a few more words.

I made a w and glued wood on it. Another w became a worm. That was fun to make. You can create one of these or if you use your imagination make something you think of beginning with “w” sound. Don’t forget to keep  saying all the alphabet letter names  and sounds.

MATH

(20 min)

For math this week I made a half of a watermelon and some seeds from color paper. You could also color half a paper plate green around the edge and pink in the middle. Black beans,  coffee beans, raisins or even  chocolate chips could be pretend seeds. Count how many seeds you have. I cut my half watermelon into 2 parts ( or quarters). If you like to do addition you can put “seeds” on both halves then count and write down how many are on each part. Add the numbers and find how many seeds there are all together.

Remember to keep counting all kinds of things you have.

I hope you find some of these ideas fun to do.

I think of all of you everyday and I pray for you and send you my love.    Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

Say Snack Prayer:

Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

https://family.gonoodle.com

***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

More fun resources

iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

Preschool Press 5/5/2020

Hello Everyone! Here’s your video!
 

RELIGION
May is the Month to honor Mary, Our Blessed Mother.  Today we will practice saying THE HAIL MARY, read Tomie dePaola’s MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS , learn how to make a crown and crown our beautiful Blessed Mother.   Mary, was a wonderful, loving, caring, patient, strong and courageous mother to Jesus.  She is a leader and a thoughtful example for all.
*Watch todays lesson with Mrs. Frazee.
* Google “Preschool images of Our Blessed Mother” for preschoolers.  (It is enjoyable to see all the different artistic ways Mary is depicted.)
*Ms. Halley’s additions:
Our sound this week is “w”. Think of some words that begin with “w” sound.
You can see some in the sentences I just wrote. My name, White begins with W. Worm, wood, watermelon are a few more words.
I made a w and glued wood on it. Another w became a worm. That was fun to make. You can create one of these or if you use your imagination make something you think of beginning with “w” sound. Don’t forget to keep  saying all the alphabet letter names  and sounds.

       

MATH
(20 min)
 
For math this week I made a half of a watermelon and some seeds from color paper. You could also color half a paper plate green around the edge and pink in the middle. Black beans,  coffee beans, raisins or even  chocolate chips could be pretend seeds. Count how many seeds you have. I cut my half watermelon into 2 parts ( or quarters). If you like to do addition you can put “seeds” on both halves then count and write down how many are on each part. Add the numbers and find how many seeds there are all together.
Remember to keep counting all kinds of things you have.
I hope you find some of these ideas fun to do.

Preschool Press 5/4/2020

Good Morning Here’s Your Lesson
 

Welcome to the first week in the moth of May preschoolers and parents!
Language Arts
(20 min)
Our sound this week is “w”. Think of some words that begin with “w” sound.
You can see some in the sentences I just wrote. My name, White begins with W. Worm, wood, watermelon are a few more words.
I made a w and glued wood on it. Another w became a worm. That was fun to make. You can create one of these or if you use your imagination make something you think of beginning with “w” sound. Don’t forget to keep  saying all the alphabet letter names  and sounds.
 

MATH
(20 min)
 
For math this week I made a half of a watermelon and some seeds from color paper. You could also color half a paper plate green around the edge and pink in the middle. Black beans,  coffee beans, raisins or even  chocolate chips could be pretend seeds. Count how many seeds you have. I cut my half watermelon into 2 parts ( or quarters). If you like to do addition you can put “seeds” on both halves then count and write down how many are on each part. Add the numbers and find how many seeds there are all together.
Remember to keep counting all kinds of things you have.
I hope you find some of these ideas fun to do.
 

I think of all of you everyday and I pray for you and send you my love.    Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

 Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

 Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

 ****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

 Say Snack Prayer:

 Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

 Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

 https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

 https://family.gonoodle.com

 ***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

 Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

 https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

 Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

 We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

 More fun resources

 iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

 Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

 

Preschool Press 5/1/2020

Hello Everyone! Here’s your lesson!

 

Yay! It’s May! On this month we celebrate Mother’s Day and especially the most special mother of all! Mary the mother of Jesus!  Next Friday, May 8 we will have Crowning of Mary Mass at 3pm. Live-Stream on the Parish Facebook Page. No flowers from students please delivered to school. You could email us a flower you have made or colored, or create an altar at home in honor of Mary.

May is also the feast of Our Lady of Fatima!

Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children–Francisco and Jacinta Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos–received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. Mary asked the children to pray the rosary for world peace, for the end of World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia. Did you know that Mary appeared during the Spanish Flu? She is here for us now in our time of struggle and sickness.

Today is our Zoom Dance or Wave to my  friend Party!

 

The Preschool Teachers are inviting you and your family to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 100th Day of School Dance or Virtual Waves!

Time: May 1, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76946066657

Meeting ID: 769 4606 6657

**********Keep your microphone muted for a great sound!

Happy Friday Everyone! Today is also P.E.! Enjoy the following links for active fun healthy day!

30 fun indoor recess games for preschoolers

https://family.gonoodle.com

 

 

***********The following links are from Miss. Tsagalakis:

I also have resources on my page if you want to check it out! https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

Here are some things I think your kiddos might enjoy!

K-2 at home movement videos: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/k-2-home-movement-videos/

Activity Bingo: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/activity-bingo/

Dance party cards: https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OPEN-At-Home-05-DancePartyCards.pdf

25 ways to get moving: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/25-ways-to-get-moving/

Hope you are staying well!

Best,

Miss Tsakalakis

Healthy Recipe Day! 

PBJ on a Stick

Ingredients:

  • 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
  • 4 wooden skewers (5 to 6 inches)
  • 1 cup seedless red or green grapes
  • 1 small banana, sliced

Directions:

Cut sandwiches into 1-in. squares. Alternately thread grapes, sandwich squares and banana slices onto each skewer. Serve immediately.

************Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉

LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

Our sound of the week is “v”. To decorate the v I used a violet color crayon. I happen to have violets in my garden so there is a picture for the children. They can see that the color they call purple can also be called violet. Have them tell you other words beginning with “v” sound.

I made a vampire bat that is quite easy to make. You will need an empty toilet paper roll, a brown paper bag,two small circle eyes and two fangs. Staple the roll flat at the top and the bottom. Cut a v at both ends. I folded a paper sack in half to cut wings out. You can trace your child’s handprint or cut wings free style. Glue to the back of the roll. Add eyes and fangs and staple a string to the back at the top. Since it’s a vampire bat I chose to make red fangs.

If you google Vampire Bats you’ll see some interesting pictures and videos. You can see them dining on their prey. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed it. I advise viewer discretion for your child. I found it a bit creepy to watch.

http://www.carlscorner.us.com

https://www.dltk-kids.com/coloring.htm

https://www.kidzone.ws

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com

MATH

(20 min)

Hello everyone! Here it is the last week of April! Since today is the 100th day of school I know you will be counting to 100 with Mrs. Castillo and celebrating! So, for math this week I thought we could practice counting by twos the way we do at school. Parents, the way we do this is for you to say out loud “I say one and you say” (child says) 2. “I say 3,you say”(child says) 4 and so on. So, parents say the odd and children say the even numbers. Please assist your child if they need help. Count as far as they’d like. At school the kids really enjoy this and the practice is easy and fun!  You can extend this work by showing the children what odd and even numbers are. Write small circles on paper. One dot label number 1. Two dots label 2 continue on. You can talk about and show them odd numbers don’t have partners but even numbers do. They can color odd dots green and even dots  red. It makes a good visual.

I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

Say Snack Prayer:

Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

https://family.gonoodle.com

***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

More fun resources

iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

Preschool Press 4/30/2020

Good Morning! Heres your lesson!
 

6 Ways to Teach Respect to Preschool Children

respect preschool

 

It is hard to remember that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others.  Children need to be taught to be respectful.  Modeling respect is one of the easiest ways to teach children to be respectful.  However, here are some quick and easy ideas of how to teach respect to young children.

So, what exactly is the definition of respect?

  • Respect is thinking and acting in a positive way about yourself or others.
  • Respect is thinking and acting in a way that shows others you care about their feelings and their well-being.

(Source: https://talkingtreebooks.com/definition/what-is-respect.html)

 

#1  Discuss what respect means.  Before you approach the subject, have a little fun and play Aretha Franklin’s song “Respect”.  Put up chart paper or use a Dry Erase board, and ask the children to create a “Recipe” for Respect.  List the “ingredients” of respect.  Tell children that respect means “acting nice and talking nice.”  Give the following examples and ask children if that examples shows respect or not:

  • The teacher asks Sam to clean up his toys and he yells, “I don’t want to!” (No)
  • Sally holds the door open for her friend when going out to the playground. (Yes)
  • Jaden keeps interrupting his teacher as she is talking to the other children.  (No)
  • Ellie shared her baby doll with her friend Makayla. (Yes)
  • Jordan throws his garbage on the ground.  (No)
  • Jack looks his mom in the eye when she says good-bye for the day.  (Yes)

 

#2 Make a Respect Paper Chain.  Prepare strips of brightly colored paper.  Ask each child name a way to show respect to each other at school.  Write their answers on the strips of paper, then create a paper chain to hang in the room.

 

#3 Create Respect/Disrepect Baskets.  Pick out two baskets. Make one of the baskets bright and pretty (this will be your respect basket) and make the other basket old and dingy (this will be your disrespect basket). Fill your disrespect basket with items you have collected around the room that are lacking in respect: torn books, a broken toy, a stuffed animal with a missing button, or a dirty cup. Tell children that the items in your “disrespect basket” want to be moved to the “respect basket” that you need their help. Invite them to figure out with you why the object landed in the disrespect basket in the first place and then what can be done to help the item move over to the happy and very pretty respect basket!  (Thanks, familyeducation®)

 

#4 Mother [Teacher Name], May I?  Line up the children facing you, about 10 feet away. Give commands to one child at a time: “Sarah, take one hop forward.” If Sarah responds, “Mother [Miss Tina], may I?” you can say either “Yes, you may” or “No, you may not.” If your reply is “yes,” make sure that Sarah says “Thank you” before she goes. Anyone who forgets her manners or makes a move without permission is sent back to the starting line. Keep playing until one child reaches Mother [Teacher Name].  Give each kid a chance to be “Mother”.

 

#5 Simon Says.  Use a changed version of  Simon Says” to talk to children about how to say “please” and “thank you.” Instead of using the words “Simon says” as the first words, use the word “Please” as the first word; meaning, children should only follow you if you first say “please.” Those who follow your action without your saying “please” are out of the game. Thank the children after each action.

 

#6 Respect/Disrespect Sorting.  Cut out and Laminate the pictures below and have children sort by behavior.

https://theearlychildhoodacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/Respect-Disrespect-Sorting.pdf

************Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉
LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

 Our sound of the week is “v”. To decorate the v I used a violet color crayon. I happen to have violets in my garden so there is a picture for the children. They can see that the color they call purple can also be called violet. Have them tell you other words beginning with “v” sound.

 

I made a vampire bat that is quite easy to make. You will need an empty toilet paper roll, a brown paper bag,two small circle eyes and two fangs. Staple the roll flat at the top and the bottom. Cut a v at both ends. I folded a paper sack in half to cut wings out. You can trace your child’s handprint or cut wings free style. Glue to the back of the roll. Add eyes and fangs and staple a string to the back at the top. Since it’s a vampire bat I chose to make red fangs.

If you google Vampire Bats you’ll see some interesting pictures and videos. You can see them dining on their prey. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed it. I advise viewer discretion for your child. I found it a bit creepy to watch.

Have a great week. I truly miss all of you!

 
MATH
(20 min)
 
Hello everyone! Here it is the last week of April! Since today is the 100th day of school I know you will be counting to 100 with Mrs. Castillo and celebrating!                                         So, for math this week I thought we could practice counting by twos the way we do at school. Parents, the way we do this is for you to say out loud “I say one and you say” (child says) 2. “I say 3,you say”(child says) 4 and so on. So, parents say the odd and children say the even numbers. Please assist your child if they need help. Count as far as they’d like. At school the kids really enjoy this and the practice is easy and fun!  You can extend this work by showing the children what odd and even numbers are. Write small circles on paper. One dot label number 1. Two dots label 2 continue on. You can talk about and show them odd numbers don’t have partners but even numbers do. They can color odd dots green and even dots  red. It makes a good visual.
I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White
 

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

 Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

 Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

 ****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

 Say Snack Prayer:

 Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

 Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

 https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

 https://family.gonoodle.com

 ***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

 Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

 https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

 Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

 We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

 More fun resources

 iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2.  
  3. Endless Numbers
  4.  
  5. Dragon Box Numbers
  6.  
  7. Story Maker for kids

 Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

Preschool Press 4/29/2020

Good Morning! Here’s your lesson!

STEM LESSON FOR MAY DAY!

The Crowning of Mary

May is the month of Mary and It’s traditional to have a May crowning on May 1 (also known as May Day). We crown Mary to recognize that Mary is the Queen of

Heaven and Earth.

What are the parts of a plant?

Begin a discussion by asking the children a few questions to get them thinking. Have you ever smelled a flower? What colors are flowers? Do all flowers look the same?

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Parts of a plant:

Roots: send water and nutrients to the stem and helps the plant stay in the ground

Stem: supports the flower and carries water and other nutrients to the flower

Leaf: uses sunlight through what we call photosynthesis to make its own food for the plant

Bud: little bumps on the stem that grow into smaller stems or branches on trees

Flower: holds pollen or turns into fruit with a seed in the middle which attracts birds and insects like bees so they can take the pollen or seeds and to make new flowers.

Plant facts:

  • plants need soil, sun and water to live
  • All plants make oxygen which we need to live
  • Every flower sits on the end of a stem. Some flowers (like tulips) have a single stem for a flower to sit on. Other flowers (like marigolds) have several stems; each with a flower on the end of it.

 

  1. Watch Ms. Halley dissect a flower

 

  1. More information on flowers

 

Parts of a Plant for kids

 

How Does A Seed Become A Plant?

 

Bean Time-Lapse – 25 days | Soil cross section

 

Parts of a Flower Coloring Page

https://coloringhome.com/coloring-page/1729049?album=planting-coloring-pages

************Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉
LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

 Our sound of the week is “v”. To decorate the v I used a violet color crayon. I happen to have violets in my garden so there is a picture for the children. They can see that the color they call purple can also be called violet. Have them tell you other words beginning with “v” sound.

I made a vampire bat that is quite easy to make. You will need an empty toilet paper roll, a brown paper bag,two small circle eyes and two fangs. Staple the roll flat at the top and the bottom. Cut a v at both ends. I folded a paper sack in half to cut wings out. You can trace your child’s handprint or cut wings free style. Glue to the back of the roll. Add eyes and fangs and staple a string to the back at the top. Since it’s a vampire bat I chose to make red fangs.

If you google Vampire Bats you’ll see some interesting pictures and videos. You can see them dining on their prey. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed it. I advise viewer discretion for your child. I found it a bit creepy to watch.

Have a great week. I truly miss all of you!

MATH
(20 min)
Hello everyone! Here it is the last week of April! Since today is the 100th day of school I know you will be counting to 100 with Mrs. Castillo and celebrating!                                         So, for math this week I thought we could practice counting by twos the way we do at school. Parents, the way we do this is for you to say out loud “I say one and you say” (child says) 2. “I say 3,you say”(child says) 4 and so on. So, parents say the odd and children say the even numbers. Please assist your child if they need help. Count as far as they’d like. At school the kids really enjoy this and the practice is easy and fun!  You can extend this work by showing the children what odd and even numbers are. Write small circles on paper. One dot label number 1. Two dots label 2 continue on. You can talk about and show them odd numbers don’t have partners but even numbers do. They can color odd dots green and even dots  red. It makes a good visual.
I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

Say Snack Prayer:

Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

https://family.gonoodle.com

***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

More fun resources

iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

Preschool Press 4/28/2020

 
Good Morning Here’s Your Lesson!
 

RELIGION
At the end of May we will celebrate Pentacost.  Today in our lesson we will hear how when Jesus went to heaven he gave his apostles the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Even though we cannot completely understand the Blessed Trinity, We believe there are three persons in one God.  In this lesson we will see how there can be three parts to one apple (peel, flesh, seeds) how wind, heat and water are like the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit helps to guide us so that we can become images of God.
*Watch the “Blessed Trinity” Lesson with Mrs. Frazee and with emphasis on the Holy Spirit.
*Practice the GLORY BE.  Explain that glory means praise and honor.  When we pray the GLORY BE we show our love for God by praising the Blessed Trinity.  Have your child repeat each phrase after you.  Then practice saying it together.
Make the SIGN OF THE CROSS  (Our Prayer to the Holy Spirit)
Glory be to the Father
and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen
 
*Practice making a shadow of a dove.  The dove is often the symbol of the Holy Spirit.The Delightful Dove
This classic dove is easy for all ages. Bring your hands together and intertwine your thumbs. Flutter your fingers to recreate flight. Get your whole family around your light source to get a flock of birds flying into the air!

birdshadow-puppet

************Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉
LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

 Our sound of the week is “v”. To decorate the v I used a violet color crayon. I happen to have violets in my garden so there is a picture for the children. They can see that the color they call purple can also be called violet. Have them tell you other words beginning with “v” sound.

I made a vampire bat that is quite easy to make. You will need an empty toilet paper roll, a brown paper bag,two small circle eyes and two fangs. Staple the roll flat at the top and the bottom. Cut a v at both ends. I folded a paper sack in half to cut wings out. You can trace your child’s handprint or cut wings free style. Glue to the back of the roll. Add eyes and fangs and staple a string to the back at the top. Since it’s a vampire bat I chose to make red fangs.

If you google Vampire Bats you’ll see some interesting pictures and videos. You can see them dining on their prey. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed it. I advise viewer discretion for your child. I found it a bit creepy to watch.

Have a great week. I truly miss all of you!

 
MATH
(20 min)
 
Hello everyone! Here it is the last week of April! Since today is the 100th day of school I know you will be counting to 100 with Mrs. Castillo and celebrating!                                         So, for math this week I thought we could practice counting by twos the way we do at school. Parents, the way we do this is for you to say out loud “I say one and you say” (child says) 2. “I say 3,you say”(child says) 4 and so on. So, parents say the odd and children say the even numbers. Please assist your child if they need help. Count as far as they’d like. At school the kids really enjoy this and the practice is easy and fun!  You can extend this work by showing the children what odd and even numbers are. Write small circles on paper. One dot label number 1. Two dots label 2 continue on. You can talk about and show them odd numbers don’t have partners but even numbers do. They can color odd dots green and even dots  red. It makes a good visual.
I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White
 

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

 Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

 Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

 ****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

 Say Snack Prayer:

 Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

 Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

 https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

 https://family.gonoodle.com

 ***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

 Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

 https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

 Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

 We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

 More fun resources

 iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

 Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

 

Preschool Press 4/27/2020

Hello Everyone!

Here’s your lesson!

************Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉

LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

Our sound of the week is “v”. To decorate the v I used a violet color crayon. I happen to have violets in my garden so there is a picture for the children. They can see that the color they call purple can also be called violet. Have them tell you other words beginning with “v” sound.

 

I made a vampire bat that is quite easy to make. You will need an empty toilet paper roll, a brown paper bag,two small circle eyes and two fangs. Staple the roll flat at the top and the bottom. Cut a v at both ends. I folded a paper sack in half to cut wings out. You can trace your child’s handprint or cut wings free style. Glue to the back of the roll. Add eyes and fangs and staple a string to the back at the top. Since it’s a vampire bat I chose to make red fangs.

If you google Vampire Bats you’ll see some interesting pictures and videos. You can see them dining on their prey. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed it. I advise viewer discretion for your child. I found it a bit creepy to watch.

Have a great week. I truly miss all of you!

http://www.carlscorner.us.com

https://www.dltk-kids.com/coloring.htm

https://www.kidzone.ws

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com

MATH

(20 min)

Hello everyone! Here it is the last week of April! Since today is the 100th day of school I know you will be counting to 100 with Mrs. Castillo and celebrating!                                         So, for math this week I thought we could practice counting by twos the way we do at school. Parents, the way we do this is for you to say out loud “I say one and you say” (child says) 2. “I say 3,you say”(child says) 4 and so on. So, parents say the odd and children say the even numbers. Please assist your child if they need help. Count as far as they’d like. At school the kids really enjoy this and the practice is easy and fun!  You can extend this work by showing the children what odd and even numbers are. Write small circles on paper. One dot label number 1. Two dots label 2 continue on. You can talk about and show them odd numbers don’t have partners but even numbers do. They can color odd dots green and even dots  red. It makes a good visual.

I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

Say Snack Prayer:

Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

https://family.gonoodle.com

***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

More fun resources

iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)

Preschool Press 4/24/2020

Good Morning! Here’s your lesson!

We are so excited to see you in a few minutes at Zoom.us!

Happy Friday Everyone! Today is P.E. Enjoy the following links for active fun healthy day!

https://www.pre-kpages.com/indoor-recess-games-and-activities-for-preschoolers/

https://family.gonoodle.com

***********The following links are from Miss. Tsagalakis:

I also have resources on my page if you want to check it out! https://pe.st-johnschool.org/

 

Here are some things I think your kiddos might enjoy!

 

K-2 at home movement videos: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/k-2-home-movement-videos/

 

Activity Bingo: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/activity-bingo/

 

Dance party cards: https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OPEN-At-Home-05-DancePartyCards.pdf

 

25 ways to get moving: https://pe.st-johnschool.org/25-ways-to-get-moving/

 

Hope you are staying well!

Best,

Maria

************Preschool Plans for the rest of the day 😉

LANGUAGE ARTS:

(20 min)

***Use materials you may have at home to practice working with numbers, alphabet letters, sounds and reading OR use any of the Internet resources listed below.

Our sound of the week is “u”.  I decided a way to decorate u would be with arrows pointing up.  Have fun naming other words beginning with the “u” sound.

I thought the children might like to create an umbrella bird!

*You will need to trace one of their feet, two hands, make a hook beak, two legs, and a crest that resembles an umbrella.

*Under the wings and tail color yellow.

*Males have black eyes and females are brown.  (See the sample photos.)

 

If you google “white umbrella bird” you will find information and see pictures of the birds.  You can scroll down to videos and there are two short ones I think the children will enjoy.  “Umbrella cockatoo going mad in a kitchen floor, but a happy bird” is fun and “Funny Parrot (Katelyn the Talking Umbrella Cockatoo)” is also.  I hope you all enjoy them!

http://www.carlscorner.us.com

https://www.dltk-kids.com/coloring.htm

https://www.kidzone.ws

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com

MATH

(20 min)

Draw a long chalk line down a sidewalk or driveway.  Mark off numbers 0 to 25.  Have your preschooler walk the line and count the numbers.  (For younger children use less numbers.)  Do this until they seem familiar with the numbers.  Then, call out a number for your child to find on the line.  They can run or jump or twirl or do any movement they decide.  You can also write each of those numbers on sticky notes or note cards to put down on the floor indoors for them to count out objects they choose.  (Legos, hotwheels, socks, any small objects.)  Check their work.  An extension for this would be letting them choose two numbers and corresponding objects to add and have them count what they total all together.(You can show them how that is written.)

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I miss you all and wish you well!  Mrs. White

FREE CHOICE/ACTIVITIES

(30 MINUTES)

Have your child choose from any of the following type activities to explore and create:

Legos, Blocks, Puzzles, Games, Coloring, Drawing, Cutting, Painting, Playdough, ETC.

****PRAYER, SNACK, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

(30 MINUTES)

Say Snack Prayer:

Dear Jesus we thank you for the food we are about

to receive. We thank you especially for my family

for providing it.

Eat snack, clean up!

  1. Play outside, run races, jump, climb.  Enjoy any large motor activity OR use one of the links below:

https://youtu.be/C4CaR0syf1g

https://family.gonoodle.com

***STORYTIME

(15 MINUTES)

Find two books at home to read to/with your child or use the resource listed below to hear a book read online.

https://www.storylineonline.net

We are always available for questions.  Please text or call at:

Mrs. Castillo 360-473-9694

Mrs. Frazee 425-761-4852

Mrs. White 206-371-6749

We hope you stay healthy and do what you can AND have fun with the daily lessons.  WE DO!  Please feel free to email us at the end of the week and write a couple of sentences about what you enjoyed doing with your child this week!!!!

More fun resources

iPad and Phone Apps:

Starfall.com

ABCmouse.com

ABC kids (Trace letters and phonics)

  1. Teach Me (numbers and letters)
  2. Endless Numbers
  3. Dragon Box Numbers
  4. Story Maker for kids

Great Websites:

Pinterest Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabRjddQ0X-UP4Ben_Q9AFA

(Spanish Lessons)