Preschool Press 5/28/2020

Hello! Here’s your video for the day!

Trustworthiness is essential to building positive relationships with others. A trustworthy person is honest, reliable, loyal and has integrity. 

Key Words

  • Integrity: Living with integrity means having the courage to do what is right, to speak out about what you think is wrong, and to try new things even when they are difficult or you might fail. Integrity often takes the willingness to do what is right, even if it is costly or risky.
  • Honesty: Honesty is being truthful and sincere in your actions and words, and accomplishing goals fairly, without cheating or stealing.
  • Reliability: Reliability means keeping your promises, honoring your word and commitments, doing what you say you will do, returning what you borrow, being on time and being dependable.
  • Loyalty: Loyalty means protecting and supporting your family, friends, school and country.
 

Signs of Trustworthiness

You will know that your child is using their character compass and integrating the concepts of trustworthiness into their behavior if they…

  • tell the truth, knowing that a consequence might result
  • are willing to try again even if they did not do as well as they would like the first time
  • return things that they borrow and in the proper condition as they received them
  • keep their promises and don’t tell secrets
  • are following through on their chores and responsibilities
  • are loyal to their friends, family, teams, etc.

When you see these behaviors, make sure to praise and encourage them. It will continue if they know it is being noticed and they will feel even better about themselves for doing the right thing.

 Modeling and Developing Trustworthiness at Home

  • Show reliability by promptly returning things that you borrow and arriving at appointments on time.
  • When paying the bills, explain that you are making good on your promise to pay.
  • Keep your promises and explain how it feels when someone doesn’t keep theirs. Explain that forgetting isn’t an excuse; trustworthy people find a way to remember
  • Show loyalty by keeping in contact with your friends and relatives, both near and far, encourage your child to do the same.
  • Talk about times in your life when it is/was hard to be honest, keep promises, and do the right thing.
  • Admit your own mistakes and shortcomings, they will be more likely to do the same when they know you make mistakes too
  • Try to avoid “The white lie” and please don’t have your children make excuses for you.

Language Arts

(20 minutes)

Our sound for this week is y. Can you think of words that begin with y? Yes, yarn and yellow are a few. If you or your parent trace and cut out a y letter you could glue yarn on it or guess what color you could color it? I cut out a y and other pieces of paper to make a yak. It’s not hard to do. You will see it in a picture I’m sending.

If you don’t know what a yak is here is a bit of information about them. Yaks are related to cattle. There are two types, wild and domesticated. Yaks live in icy, cold mountainous regions of Central Asia. You can find it on a world map. Yaks are large animals that have strong sturdy legs and thick long shaggy fur that keeps them warm in the bitter cold. They eat grasses, herbs and small shrubs. They crunch on ice or snow for water. You can find a lot of pictures and information about them online. Your family can help you with that.

Here’s another fun project for the letter Yy:

https://buggyandbuddy.com/process-art-for-preschoolers-painting-with-yarn/

Math

(20 minutes)

For math this week I thought doing some work on before, between and after numbers would be fun to practice. What numbers you use will depend on your child’s number sense. I have sent an example for you to see. Parents, you can make the pages and your child can tell you and then write the number that fits the space. If your child doesn’t write numbers yet you can use a highlighter to write and they can trace. See if they can give you the answer first. Use more challenging numbers for those who are able. Counting and number tracing or writing  is always helpful. If you have any questions please email me. I like hearing from you. Thank you for the April and May pages I’ve been receiving. I’ll be putting the books together at the beginning of June so there is still time.

Have a wonderful week!

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

More great resources:

Catholicicing.com

Kidzone.com

Pinterest 

Type: Montessori Sensorial activities at home

Practical life activities

Montessori Cultural activities

Montessori Cosmic activities