• Theme 8 Technology In Our World Week 1 April 25-29th 

    Weekly Focus: How does technology change our lives?

    Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.   

    https://mentor.waterford.org/  

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/  

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

    - Together, take a survey of how technology affects family members. Help your child record responses.

    -At meals, take turns telling take-away stores using the food on your plates. (Ex. "I had six beans. I ate one. How many are left?"

    -Have fun making a letter collage with letters A to F by cutting the letters from newspapers and magazines.

    -Help your child learn to set and meet realistic goals, such as picking up toys.

    -Talk with your child about this week's Wow Words. Ask "What startled you?"

    Creative Challenges: Have fun making a letter collage with letters A to F. Provide your child with newspapers or magazines to find those letters, cut them out, and create a collage.

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube

    -Alphabet Mystery by Audrey Wood

    -The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta


  • Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 4 April 11th-14th

    Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.   

    https://mentor.waterford.org/  

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/  

     

    Weekly Focus: How can objects change?

    WOW Words:

    alter-to change something

    inflate-to put air into/blow up

    extraordinary-something very special or amazing

    combine-to put together

    experiment-to test something to find out an answer

     

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

    ~ Help your child understand changes by doing simple experiments.  Heat water to show how it turns into steam.  Freeze water to have it turn to ice.  Talk about how the three forms of water look and move.

    ~Find different shaped items around the house and talk about how they are the same & different. (straight lines, curves, will it roll or slide? will it stack? how many sides?)

    ~Ask your child to tell you how Mr. X is different. Talk about appreciating differences.

    ~Have your child practice writing his/her name. Talk about each letter and what makes them different(curves, straight lines, tall, short)

    ~Talk about the WOW words this week: alter, inflate, extraordinary, combine, & experiment

    Creative Challenges: Draw a picture of yourself and your family.

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube

    Letter Xx Song by Have Fun Teaching 

    Learn Letter X by Jack Hartman 

    Letter X with Miss Patty 

    Letter X by Bounce Patrol 

    Matter Chatter

    Guess the Sound

    Science Tools

    Objects Changing Form


  • Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 3 April 4-8th

    Weekly Focus: How are objects the same and different?

    Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.   

    https://mentor.waterford.org/  

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/  

    WOW Words:

    • record-to write down or save your thoughts in other ways
    • predict-make a guess about what you think will happen
    • consider-to think carefully about something
    • evidence-proof that something happened
    • gather-bring all together in one place

     

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

    ~During bath time or in the sink compare what will sink or float. Ask why they think it will sink or float.

    ~Find different shaped items around the house and talk about how they are the same & different. (straight lines, curves, will it roll or slide? will it stack? how many sides?)

    ~Go outside and sit quietly. What do you hear? See? Smell? Find things that are the same shape. Find things that are different shapes. Play "I spy".

    ~Draw large shapes on the driveway and give your child directions to follow. (Like, stand inside, outside, between the shapes) or (Hop 5 times in the square, etc)

    ~Talk about the WOW words this week: record, predict, consider, evidence, and gather

    Creative Challenges: Build, draw or create a scene using shapes. Turn shapes into something else. (Like a flower, an animal, a building)

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube

    Letter Jj Song by Have Fun Teaching 

    Learn Letter J by Jack Hartman 

    Letter Jj with Miss Patty 

    Letter Person Ms. J  

    Letter J by Bounce Patrol 

    I Use Science Tools   story

    Shape Song

    Sink & Float Video with Blippi


  • Theme 7 Science is Everywhere Week 2

    Weekly Focus: What do scientists do?

    It’s time to be scientists together! Invite your child to observe something closely and see what happens. Together, you might observe a bird outside, a plant leaning toward the light, or food coloring added to a cup of water. Write about what you notice.

    Website/App: These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.   

    https://mentor.waterford.org/  

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/  

    WOW Words:

    • Investigate-to study and look at something carefully
    • Expedition-a long trip for an important reason
    • Fascinating-something that is very interesting and holds your attention
    • Inquire-to ask a question to learn about something
    • Reveal-to show or tell information

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:

    Math - Challenge your child to recognize and count rectangles and squares around the house. For example: “How many rectangles can you find in the kitchen?” (ex: two doors, one window, one front of the refrigerator, one top of the table, one front of the cereal box)

    ELA - Play “Mr. Q’s Questions” with your child. Think of something in the room or car. Have your child ask questions to find out what it is. For example: “Is it red? Does it make noise?”  Take turns asking questions and guessing

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube

    Letter Qq Song by Have Fun Teaching 

    Learn Letter Q by Jack Hartman 

    Letter Qq with Miss Patty 

    Letter Q by Bounce Patrol 

    Let’s be Scientists

    What is a scientist by Barbara Lehn

    Lets Learn About Rectangles and Squares

    I Use Science Tools







  • Theme 5 The Earth, Our Home Week 4 Feb 7th-11th 

    Weekly Focus: How can we take care of the Earth?  

    Website/App: Theseare our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.   

    https://mentor.waterford.org/ 

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/ 

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:  

    WOW words:  

    • pollute-to make the water, land, or air dirty 
    • destroy-to tear down or break until nothing is left 
    • neglect-to not take good care of something 
    • recycle-to turn old things into something new 
    • protect-to keep something from getting hurt or damaged 

    ~ Math: Identify spatial positions 

    ~ELA: Recognizes Rr and its letter-sound relationship; Isolates and pronounces initial sounds; Identify story sequence. Write to convey meaning. 

    Creative Challenges:  

    Books/Videos: Resources on YouTube 

    Letter R by Have Fun Teaching 

    Learn Letter R by Jack Hartmann 

    R song by Heidi songs 

    Recycle Everyday by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace 

    Mr. R letter person 

    Letter R song by Miss Patty 

    Letter R by Bounce Patrol 

    Sequencing Stories 

    Here We Go (directional words) 

    Where is the cat?  Prepositional places 








  • Theme 3 Our Community Week 1 October 18th-22nd

    Weekly Focus: What are the places in our community?  

    Website/App:These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.  

    https://mentor.waterford.org/ 

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/ 

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:  

    WOW words:

    • community-a place where people live, work, & play
    • bustling-when a place is crowded and busy
    • neighbor-someone who lives near you 
    • interact-you talk, play, or do other things together with others
    • dash-to run a short distance very fast

    ~Math: Compares using measurable attributes - Gather small objects and place them in a mystery bag(brown sack). Have your child choose 2 items and help them to compare their characteristics.  For example: Which is taller/shorter/heavier/lighter/bigger/smaller? Ask-How can you tell?

    ~ELA: Recognize Bb and its letter-sound relationship  -  Go on  a button hunt in the closet. Look for different kinds of buttons and describe them in a complete sentence, such as; "This button is big and red." Encourage your child to use complete sentences.

    *Help your child learn the words that identify where things are located. Model using the words up, down, on top of, under, next to, behind or in front of.

    ~Social Studies:  As you travel in your community, point out and name the different places and what is special about each, such as; library, post office, fire station, vet's office, or grocery store.

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube 

    All Through My Town 

    Types of Communities 

    Mr B Letter Song

    Letter Bb  by Have Fun Teaching

    Learn the Letter Bb by Jack Hartmann

    Letter Bb by Heidi Songs 

    Homes for Everyone by Jennifer B Gillis

    Same and Different

    What is an Attribute?

     


  • Theme 2 All About Me Week 4 Oct 4th-8th

    How can we keep ourselves safe?

    Website/App:These are our online learning sites that we use in the classroom daily.  

    https://mentor.waterford.org/ 

    https://digathome.frogstreet.com/  

    www.starfall.com  

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:  

    ~WOW words this week:  

    • Safety-doing things that keep you and others safe 
    • Equipment-all the things a person needs to do a job 
    • Cautious-being careful to stay away from danger 
    • Distract-take the attention away from what someone is trying to do 
    • Admire-liking a person a lot 

    ~Understanding ordinal positions (first, last, second, third, fourth, fifth)  Use a variety of small objects, such as crayons, toy people or animals, have student practice ordinality by lining up the objects and then pointing to each one, telling if it is first, second, third, and so on. 

    ~Recognize Aa and its letter-sound relationship. Look for letter Aa in print at home (like on food boxes, books, etc) 

    ~Continue to identify/name letters in own name and writing first name. 

    Creative Challenges: Make a book by folding 2 or 3 sheets of paper in half and allow the student to draw pictures of doing things safely.  Invite child to label/write a story about their drawings. 

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube 

    I Keep Myself Safe 

    Ordinal Numbers by Jack Hartmann 

    Ms A Letter Person Song 

    Letter A by Heidi Songs 

    Letter A Song by Jack Hartmann 

    Letter A by Have Fun Teaching 

    Daily Safety Song 







  • Theme 1 Week 2  How do we learn at school?  

    Theme 1 At School Week 2 

    Website/App:  https://digathome.frogstreet.com/ (Links to an external site.) This is our parent portal for our curriculum. 

    Weekly Focus: How do we learn at school?  

    • Talk to your child about what he is learning at school.  
    • Talk about how we stay safe at school and home. 
    • Compare rules at school to rules at home. How are they the same or different. 

    Practicing Math & Literacy Skills:  

    ~WOW words this week 

    • Explore – is when you try to find out all there is to know about something. 
    • Discover – When you discover something you see it or learn about it for the first time. 
    • Responsible – When you are responsible for something, you have to take care of it. 
    • Alert – When you are alert, you pay close attention to what is happening around you. 
    • Careful – When you are careful, you keep something from getting hurt or broken. 

    ~Have students continue to sort items by color or shape. (Use legos, blocks, toys, stuff in the kitchen like utensils) 

    ~After sorting items make a pattern with 2 groups (like fork, spoon, fork, spoon) 

    ~Continue working on identifying letters in child’s name. 

    Books/Videos: Resources on Youtube 

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Links to an external site.) by Bill Martin Jr 

    How Kind? (Links to an external site.) By Mary Murphy 

    Banana, Banana, Meatball Pattern Song (Links to an external site.) on GoNoodle 

    Pump Up the Pattern (Links to an external site.) by Jack Hartmann