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Distance Learning week 7

Monday

Phonics

Have your child recite the alphabet while clapping for each vowel. Have your child write all capital letters A-Z. Point to each letter and ask your child to tell you the letter’s sound. They should respond with both long and short sound for the vowels. Say a word and have your child point to the letter for the beginning sound of your word. Ex.) You say watermelon and your child points to the letter w.

Use the following link to learn about digraph ck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEN5AbHWak

Social Studies

Have your child recite the pledge of allegiance. Remind your child that there is a proper way to show respect to the men and women who have fought for our country by being respectful during the pledge: hand on heart, eyes on the flag, standing still while reciting the pledge.

Math

*Count by 1’s to 100!!

*Acting out Addition story problems by drawing them: Ask your child if they had 5 yellow flowers and someone gave them 3 red flowers, how many would you have altogether? Have your child draw it and write the number sentence 5+3=8. Ask your child if they had 7 blue circles and got 2 orange circles, how many would they have altogether? Have your child draw it and write the number sentence 7+2=9. Ask your child if they had 3 red crayons, 4 blue crayons, and 3 green crayons, how many crayons would they have altogether? Have your child draw it and write the number sentence 3+4+3=10. Continue to give more examples of story problems if needed or make the numbers larger if your child completes this easily. Ex. 10 red balloons + 7 blue balloons= 17 balloons altogether.

Activity

Make a crab out of a paper plate using the following link, or find another crab craft by googling it. There are lots of cute ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBIg5R_oupQ

Science

Learn about crabs using the following links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oaEF7Kq_64 ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TBK9Hb6SAQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhKo-S8QHVQ . Talk with your child about how a crab moves, what it eats, where it lives, etc.

Reading

Read along to  A House For Hermit Crab by Eric Carl on the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UlGQUNLwAQ&t=31s  Talk about all of the different sea creatures hermit crab found as he searched for a home. Talk about how the different creatures could be helpful to each other.

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Have your child recite the alphabet while marching. Have them salute the vowel letters as they recite. Have your child write all lower-case letters a-z. Point to each letter and ask your child to tell you the letter’s sound. They should respond with both long and short sound for the vowels. Say a word and have your child point to the letter for the ending sound of the word. Ex.) You say dog and your child points to the g.

Use the following link to learn about vowel digraph oo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONgqoexO8gY Find the words with digraph oo in them in the following link and talk about if it is short oo like cook or long oo like moose.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnPe1oEsPr4

Social Studies

Review the 5 oceans. Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern (Antarctic). Have your child point to where each ocean is on a map. Remind them that the Pacific is the largest. Find North America, Oklahoma, and Sulphur on the map. Have your child look at the map and find a place they would like to visit some day and why?

Math

*Count by 10’s to 100.

*Have your child practice reciting his/her birthday, phone number, and address.

*Acting out subtraction story problems: Have your child draw and act out the following subtraction story problems. 1.) Alex had 4 apples. Draw the apples. He ate 1 apple. Cross out the apple Alex ate. How many apples are left? 2.) Taniesha had 6 beach balls. Draw the beach balls. Two beach balls rolled away. Cross out the beach balls that rolled away. How many beach balls are left? 3.) Juan had 5 candies. Draw the candies. He gave 2 candies away. Cross out the candies he gave away. How many candies does Juan have left? Continue practicing subtraction problems as needed. If your child needs a challenge use larger numbers. If your child is struggling, try using manipulatives. Hand them coins and ask them to give you some of the coins and tell you how many they have left.

Games

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Nibs Octopus Adventure.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBRoLRioiY

Science

Learn about an octopus using the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IzxtbJLhJY Talk about what they eat, their body parts, how they camouflage themselves by changing colors to escape predators, etc.

Reading

Read aloud Take Your Octopus to School Day using the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPmx7gkH9tY Talk with your child about an animal that they would like to have as a pet. Have them draw a picture of the animal and write a sentence about it.

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Have your child recite the alphabet while doing jumping jacks. Ask him/her to recite the 5 vowels and their sounds. (a,e,i,o,u). Have your child write words using the short vowel sound for each vowel. Ex.) man, tent, pig, fox, bus. Help your child sound out each sound to spell the word correctly. If your child needs a challenge, have them spell words that have consonant blends and consonant digraphs such as: mash, blend, chin, flop, thump. If your child is struggling, sound out each individual sound of the word to identify which sounds they need more practice on. Demonstrate writing each letter for each sound and then blending the sounds together to make a word.

Learn about digraph ee in the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du3incCU6Xc&t=147s

Social Studies

Use the following link to explain places in our community. Talk with your child about the different places they know in our community and why we need them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW_LSOMxTIQ

Math

*Count by 5’s to 100.

*Drawing pictures for subtraction stories: Have your child draw and act out the following subtraction story problems. 1.) Emily has 5 oranges. Draw the oranges. She ate 1 orange. Cross out the orange Emily ate. How manyu oranges are left? 2.) Shawndell had 6 balloons. Draw the balloons. Two ballons popped. Cross out the balloons at popped. How many balloons are left? 3.) Sonia had 4 pennies. Draw the pennies. She gave away 3 pennies. Cross out the pennies she gave away. How many pennies does Sonia have left? If your child needs a challenge use larger numbers. If your child is struggling, try using manipulatives. Hand them coins and ask them to give you some of the coins and tell you how many they have left.

Games

 Play kick the cup with your child using the directions from the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3-bfw0nYk8

Science

Learn about sea turtles with the following links. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIffdbFZMPQ ; watch baby sea turtles come out of nest to the ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8eGw1oyYoQ   Talk about what you learned about sea turtes- where they lay their eggs, what they eat, where they live, how they swim, etc.

Reading

Read along with Save the Ocean in the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1_37YGzXrc Talk about how we need to keep our Earth and our communities clean. We can do this by Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Reduce the amount of trash and waste we use. Reuse things that can be reused like plastic containers and using cloth instead of paper towels and napkins. Recycle materials that can be broken down and reused by recycling.

 

 

Thursday

Phonics

Watch the following video to learn about “bossy r”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp8arskkcXghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQicsRoClQs   Today talk about combination ar. Use the following link and then read some books and search for combination ar in the stories.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFON8qBZsE

Social Studies

Use the following link to learn about people in our community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt2q1cHsH6E Talk about how people have been helping each other during this pandemic. How are they helping others and making sacrifices to help other people. You may even want to write a thank you note or card with your child to someone in our community that you would like to thank for their help during the pandemic. Kindergarten teachers want to thank you parents for your support and effort in your child’s education. Thank you for the support you have given us as teachers and especially for the time, effort, sacrifice, and love you have given your child through this unusual time. We know it has not been easy! Many of you are out working to serve others during this trying time as well as teaching your children at home.  You are awesome!! Thank you for your efforts and sacrifices!!!

Math

Use this link to talk about subtraction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdXClek-05I

Games

Choose one or more of the fine motor activities provided through the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD86MGSBd8w Practice tying shoes.

Science

Use the following link to learn about whales. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9qlhNU1ATE ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciLg3Zm1hI  Talk about what you learned- different types of whales, what they eat, their size, body parts, etc.

Reading

Read along The Storm Whale in the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT9LnMQiplc Talk about the plot of the story. Talk about how the boy feels lonely in the story and how he enjoys his time with his dad.

 

 

Friday

Phonics

Use the following link to learn about combination er, ir, ur. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVeIP8ZW8T0 We usually spend more time teaching combinations and digraphs. The lessons this week will just be introductions to these concepts that will be re-enforced next year in first grade. 

Social Studies

Use the following links to talk about how a kid can help make a difference in their community and their world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHdbhlV3Ro ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z7gDsSKUmU  Talk with  child about how they can help our community.

Math

Use this link to practice subtraction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqiu_xcvSk4

Games

Weather permitting play outside and enjoy your summer!!!

Science

 Use the following link to learn about sea stars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMsV4DLqYHY ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiJPJHDBdkQ ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbg-tQ6FJgQ&t=13s Talk about how they move, their arms, what they eat, etc.

Reading

Read along with Way Down Deep In the Deep Blue Sea using the following link. Talk about the different ocean creatures. Talk about which one was your child’s favorite and why. You may even want to look up other creatures that we did not cover. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4PF70GYQU

 

 Have a fantastic summer!! We love you!!

Kindergarten Teachers

 

Distance Learning Week 6

Monday

Phonics

Have your child recite the alphabet A-Z. Get a piece of blank paper and write a capital and lowercase Zz at the top of the paper. Have your child rainbow write the z three times. Say Zebra. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of zebra? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Name some words that end with the /z/ sound.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where zebras live, what is the habitat like? Zebras are found in the grasslands, savannas, woodlands, scrublands, mountains and hills of Africa.

Math

*Count by 1’s to 100.

*Comparing Heights of Objects: Measure a piece of string or yarn to be the same height as your child. Put the string next to you and talk about how it is shorter than you are. Put the string beside a table in your house and talk about how it is taller than the table. Have your child find items in the house to measure or compare to the string that are shorter than the string, and then to find things in the house that are taller or longer than the string. Continue to compare the heights of objects with your child as long as needed and discuss how they are growing and changing. Talk about how tall they might be when they are fully grown.

Games

Work with your child today on fine motor skills by making a beaded necklace or bracelet. If you don’t have beads, you can use cereal. Use a piece of string or yarn or even a pipe cleaner and have your child string on the beads or cereal. Tie the ends when finished. Have your child practice tying or even practice tying his/her shoes. It takes time and practice. :)

Science

Look up facts or read books about zebras.  Talk about what you learned about the animals. What do they eat, look like, how do they take care of their babies, etc. Here are some links for facts and pictures of zebras: https://www.natgeokids.com/au/discover/animals/general-animals/zebra-facts/ ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWxnadQI5Qw

Tell your child that we measured things this morning to compare how tall they were to other objects. We talked about how you are growing and how you will continue to grow until you are an adult. Talk about other things that grow like trees, plants, flowers animals, etc. Talk about what makes these things grow (water, sunlight, soil, air). Talk about what makes us grow (healthy food).

Reading

Use the following link to hear the nonfiction read along about zebras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSiC5E5v5p0  Write a sentence about something new you learned about zebras today. Draw a picture to illustrate.

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Consonant Digraphs are two consonant letters that come together to make one sound. The following is a link for learning consonant digraphs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnIuAYk-Jx0 . Here is a link for your kids to practice consonant digraph sounds for “H friend digraphs”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXSUVoByRw0&t=22s

Social Studies

Use the following link to learn about the 5 oceans- Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, Southern (Antarctic). The five oceans essentially flow together at some point to make one world ocean but can be categorized as five oceans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9elm85IBYA

Math

*Have your child practice reciting his/her birthday, phone number, and address.

*Sharing by dividing: Get a piece of paper and tell your child that you have 1 piece of paper but you need to make 2 mats out of it. Ask them for suggestions on how to do this. Fold the paper in half and cut down the middle to make two halves. Compare the two halves to see that they are the same size. Tell your child that the two halves are equal because they are the same size. Have your child write numbers 0-10 on one half and 11-20 on the other half. Talk about any numbers that are written backwards or incorrectly and have your child rewrite them. Gather up to 20 coins or toys. Put 9 of them in front of your child and have them count them and point to the correct number on the mats. Repeat with 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19. Repeat as often as needed until your child correctly writes and identifies numbers 0-20.

Games

Cosmic Kids yoga – Ocean Adventure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC83oFEeVZA

Science

Oceans have salt water. Watch the following video about the difference in salt water and fresh water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qbUUGguJjE  Do an experiment to show how salt water is more dense that freshwater due to the amount of salt in the water. Fill a glass with tap water. Put an egg in the glass and watch it sink to the bottom. Pour salt into the glass. Stir the salt and allow it to dissolve in the water. The egg should begin to float due to the density of the salt water. Add more salt if needed.

Reading

Read along with the Commotion In the Ocean story in the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pRhgZ8Jffs  Find rhyming words in the story and talk about your child’s favorite ocean creature in the book.

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Digraph sh. Use the following link to practice digraph sh sound with your child. Look for digraph sh in books you have to read together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqigJZm5aa4

Social Studies

Review the 5 oceans and where they are on a map. Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern (Antarctic).

Math

*Count by 5’s to 100.

*Measuring Length Using Inches: Gather a few objects such as an unsharpened pencil, marker, drinking straw, crayon, block, etc. Get a ruler and show your child the inch measures on the ruler. Explain that to measure an object with the ruler the end of the ruler must be lined up to one end of the object you are measuring. Help your child measure the different objects gathered and talk about how many inches each one measures. Put the objects in order from shortest to longest. Continue to measure objects around the house or have your child draw lines on a piece of paper using the ruler. Have them draw a line that is 6 inches long, then make a line shorter than the 6-inch line and then one longer than the 6-inch line.

Activity

Read along with Rainbow Fish in the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFORvXhub28

Make rainbow fish using the following craft idea or google another idea. There are several cute ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua5OPUmbM_U

Science

Use the following link to learn about fish.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Xv5BRnflA   Use the following link to explain how fish breathe underwater with gills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj5v3n6Nlm8

Reading

Read along with Swimmy using the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRfEflzeOIo   Talk about different ways we can work together to help each other.

 

 

Thursday

Phonics

Digraph ch. Use the following link to practice digraph ch with your child. Look for digraph ch in books you have to read together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWg2uzAuSe4

Social Studies

Review the 5 oceans and where they are on a map. Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern (Antarctic).

Math

*Have your child practice counting by 2’s to 20.

*Sharing by Dividing: Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with your child. You can use jelly on toast or whatever your child prefers. Tell your child that you want to share the sandwich. Ask them “what can I do to share it with you?” (cut the sandwich in half) Ask your child what you should do so that you each have two pieces each? (cut the sandwich into fourths) Draw a picture of a circle, rectangle, and square on a piece of paper. Tell your child that the square is the sandwich they just divided to share. Have your child draw with a pencil to show you how you divided the sandwich into four equal parts. Say that the circle is a pizza. Ask your child to show using a pencil how they would divide the pizza into four equal parts. Tell your child that the rectangle is a cake. Have them use a pencil to show dividing the cake into four equal parts. Tell your child to color the top right of the circle red, color the bottom left of the square purple, the top left of the rectangle brown, and the bottom right of the circle yellow. Keep practicing the direction words if needed.

Games

Use the following link to sing and dance the Baby Shark song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

Science

Use the following link to learn about sharks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFk0xhqT5fQ Talk about what you learned about their bones, skin, and teeth. They are fish and breathe with gills.

Reading

Read Don’t Eat the Teacher in the following link. Talk about the plot (beginning, middle, and end of the story), the characters, the setting (where and when the story takes place), and the main idea of the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqSaE7MXgA0

 

 

Friday

Phonics

Digraph th. Use the following link to practice digraph th with your child. Look for digraph th in books you have to read together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-cvlZLNEBM

Social Studies

Review the 5 oceans and where they are on a map. Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Southern (Antarctic).

Math

*Have your child count by 10’s to 100.

*Tell your child that right now the season is spring. Ask your child what season comes after spring? Talk about how the weather is warmer in the summer. Make a list of some things you do in the summer like swimming, taking vacations, etc. You may also want to include eating snow cones, cold lemonade, or popsicles. Have your child draw a picture of their favorite summer activity and write a sentence about it. Ex.) I like to swim.

Activity

 Make a jellyfish craft out of a paper plate and crepe paper using the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP_DT-GukRI

Science

Learn about jellyfish by watching the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmynApko5XE 

Fill the bathtub, sink or a tub up with water. Collect different objects from around the house like marbles, plastic toy ball, styrofoam cup, rubber duck, metal weight for fishing. Talk with your child about whether or not he/she thinks these items will sink in the tub or float and why. Have your child place them in the water and then talk about why they did or did not float.

Reading

Read Peanut Butter and Jellyfish using the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqJR-YkV5ko Talk with your child about his/her friends. They are probably missing their friends from school. Talk about how they feel about their friends and why they like to be around them. Ex.) They are nice, they share, they play with me. Have your child draw a picture of their friend or friends and write a sentence about why they like them. If you want to send pictures of their work to your child’s teacher to pass on to your child’s friend just send by text.

 

 

Distance learning week 5

Monday

Phonics

Get a piece of blank paper and write a capital and lowercase Uu at the top of the paper. Have your child rainbow write the Uu three times. Say Umbrellabird. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of umbrellabird? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Say some words for your child while they listen for beginning sound /u/ short u. The letter u is a vowel so it makes two sounds. For the long sound, we will learn about an animal called a Unau (a type of sloth). It begins like the word unicorn. Ask your child to name other words that begin with long vowel u. You may even want to look some up in the dictionary.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animal lives, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like?  Umbrellabirds and Unaus are both found in the rainforests of Central and South America.

Math

*Measuring Distance Using Nonstandard Units: Talk to your child and compare the size of his/her foot to yours and to other members of the family. Talk about how they are not the same size. Have your child measure different distances inside or outside the house by stepping heel to toe to step the distance out and determine how many (child’s foot) feet the distance was. Step the distance out heel to toe with your feet and compare how the measurement is not the same. Talk about how we can use a nonstandard unit such as our own feet to measure an object or distance but it would not be accurate if the measurement were not always the same. Show your child a ruler or tape measure or yard stick and explain how the markings on them are standard measures that we all use so when we measure something it will always be the same, unlike using the different sizes of our feet.

*Acting out story problems by drawing them: Ask your child if they had 3 yellow flowers and someone gave them 1 red flower, how many would you have altogether? Have your child draw it and write the number sentence 3+1=4. Ask your child if they had 4 blue circles and got 2 blue circles, how many would they have altogether? Have your child draw it and write the number sentence 4+2=6. Ask your child if they had 1 red crayon, 2 blue crayons, and 1 green crayon, how many crayons would they have altogether? Have your child draw it and write the number sentence 1+2+1= 4. Continue to give more examples of story problems if needed or make the numbers larger if your child completes this easily. Ex. 10 red balloons + 7 blue balloons= 17 balloons altogether.

Games

Talk about how different animals move. Sloths move extremely slow, cheetahs are fast, kangaroos hop and snakes slither on their bellies. Play a game where you call out different kinds of animals and your child has to move around the room like the animal being called out.

Science

Look up facts or read books about umbrellabirds and unaus.  Talk about what you learned about the animals. What do they eat, look like, how do they take care of their babies, etc. Here are some links for facts and pictures of umbrellabirds: https://study.com/academy/lesson/umbrella-bird-lesson-for-kids.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkz-nlN5kM8 There are two types of sloths, two-toed or three-toed. A Unau is a two-toed sloth found in South America in the rain forests. Here is a link on sloths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq42qcpTo1o

Reading

 Read Aloud Umbrella Bird’s Umbrellahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA78EuOK42c . Talk with your child about how Umbrella Bird must have felt at the beginning of the story when the other birds were making fun of him for being different. Discuss how his differences made him who he was and were special. Each one of us is special in our own way. Talk to your child about how he/she is special. Have your child write a sentence telling how they are special. :)

 

Tuesday

Phonics

/v/ Say the alphabet forward and backward. Write a capital and lowercase Vv on a paper. Practice writing capital and lowercase Vv using several different writing utensils. Make a V with your arms by holding both arms up in v shape. Say the word Vicuna. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of vicuna? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Name some words that have ending sound /v/ like have, believe, hive, give, move, strive.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like?  Vicuna are found in the Andes mountains of South America.

Math

*Count by 1’s to 100.

*Have your child practice reciting his/her birthday, phone number, and address.

*Acting out subtraction story problems: Have your child gather 10 items, such as blocks, toys, crayons, etc. Say today we are going to act out story problems about people at a carnival. What things to you see at a carnival? Today the people at the carnival are going to get on and off of a Ferris wheel. If your child does not know what a Ferris wheel is explain or show pictures. Take a piece of paper and draw a Ferris wheel on the paper. Have your child line all ten items up along the top of the paper. Say “the people are waiting in line to get on the Ferris wheel.” Tell your child to show 8 people on the Ferris wheel. Tell your child that when the Ferris wheel stopped, 3 people got off. Have your child show that and count how many people are still on the Ferris wheel. Continue having people get off of the Ferris wheel until none remain. Repeat acting out stories several times using different numbers of people getting on and off the Ferris wheel. Have your child make up a few story problems as well.

Games

 Play Listen and Move from the following link. Your child will be given an instruction on how to move such as walk, jump, gallop, etc. He/she will move as instructed along to the music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA

Science

 Look up facts about Vicuna. Talk about what you learned about vicuna and what they eat, look like, etc. Here is a link to a site with facts about vicuna. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/vicuña/471260

Reading

Watch and read along with Put Me In the Zoo by Robert Lopshire.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCr6k6BVmIc&t=69s   Talk about the rhyming words in the book. You can even make a craft https://abcsofliteracy.com/put-me-in-the-zoo-paper-plate-craft/

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Have your child recite the alphabet while doing jumping jacks. Get a piece of blank paper and write a capital and lowercase Ww at the top of the paper. Have your child practice making capital and lowercase w’s on the paper. Have your child make a W with toothpicks, straws, spaghetti noodles, or pencils. I have even used fishing worms before. Say the word walrus. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of walrus? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Say some words for your child while they listen for beginning sound /w/. Have them stand for words that begin with w and sit for words that do not.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? Walruses inhabit areas in the Arctic that are mostly made up of ice.

Math

*Count by 5’s to 100.

*Drawing pictures for subtraction stories: Gather 4 crayons and 6 pennies. Hold the crayons in your hand and ask your child to count how many crayons are in your hand. Then place one on the table and ask how many crayons are in my hand now? Pick up the 6 pennies and ask your child to count how many pennies are in your hand. Take 2 pennies and put them on the table and ask your child to tell you how many pennies you have in your hand now? Draw the story problems on a piece of paper by drawing 6 pennies. Ask your child, “how can we show how many pennies I put on the table?”Discuss with your child how you might could erase the pennies you drew, but you are going to cross them out instead. Make an x over 2 of the pennies. Have your child count how many pennies are left and make a number sentence 6-2=4. Explain to your child that (-) is called a subtraction sign, minus sign, or take away and is used to show (some, some went away). Have your child draw to act out the story problems. If they had 4 flowers but gave 2 away, how many flowers would they have left? Have your child draw the flowers, make an x over two of the flowers and count how many are left. Have your child write the number sentence 4-2=2. Tell your child to draw six candies and show you gave away 2, how many are left? Have them draw the six candies and put an x over 2 of the candies and count how many are left. Have them write the number sentence 6-2=4. Continue with story problems as needed.

Games

 Move like the animals with Jack Hartmann in the following link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYPTJj6hd44

Science

 Look up facts or read books about Walruses. Talk about what you learned about walruses and what they eat, look like, etc. National Geographic video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r35i6WFbPa0 ; Walrus and trainer at Indianapolis Zoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI9tSvkuVQQ

Reading

Watch the read along for “If Wendell Had a Walrus”. In the story, Wendell writes a note to the walrus, puts it in a bottle and throws it out to sea. Think of a question you would ask a walrus. Write a question sentence. Don’t forget to start with a capital letter, use spaces in between words, your sentence should make sense and must be a question and end with a question mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRxCbQreAKY

 

 

Thursday

Phonics

 Have your child make a capital and lowercase Xx. Make one with your body by standing with both feet apart and both arms up in a V shape. We will learn about an X-Ray Fish today. X-Ray fish begins with the letter x, but we have learned the sound x makes when it comes in the middle or end of a word. X says /ks/ like in box, ax, fox, Texas, pox, tux, saxophone, or T-Rex. When X comes at the beginning of a word, it may have a different sound. We will focus on the /ks/ sound. The following link will help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQUDbEhTm8

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? X-Ray fish are naturally found in the Amazon River’s coastal waters in South America.

Math

Identifying and Making Symmetrical Designs: Explain to your child that butterflies have beautiful designs on their wings. Both of the wings of a butterfly are the same size and shape. They also have the exact same design on both sides. Butterfly wings are symmetrical. Symmetrical means the same. Talk about how our faces are in many ways symmetrical. If we drew a line down the middle of our faces, we would still have an eye on each side, an ear on each side, half of a nose and half of a mouth on each side. We may have an extra freckle on one side, but our faces are symmetrical as well. Take a paper and fold it in half. Draw one half of a butterfly and have your child cut it out. Like making a heart out of paper, the butterfly when cut out should have two symmetrical wings. Have your child make designs on the wings by coloring, painting etc. Check to make sure they are making the same designs on both wings to make it symmetrical. If you have paint, you can have your child paint the designs on one side and fold the other side over the painted side while it is still wet. When you pull it apart again the designs on the wings will be symmetrical.

Games

Animal Dance and Freeze song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpOe8lngp_o

Science

Look up facts or read books about an X-Ray fish.  Talk about what you learned about the animal. What they look like, what do they eat, etc. https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-an-x-ray-fish ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwMcphAa2NA

Reading

 Mrs. Parker reads Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed   https://www.sulphurk12.org/357310_4  Talk with your child about their favorite story. Read it together and talk about why they like it.

 

 

Friday

Phonics

Get a piece of blank paper and write a capital and lowercase Yy at the top of the paper. Have your child practice writing the capital and lowercase y correctly. They can use clay or playdough to make y’s or even yarn. Say the word Yak. Ask your child what sound they hear at the beginning of yak? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Name as many words as you can and make a tally mark for each word your child can think of that begins with the /y/ sound and count the tally marks.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like?  Yaks are found in the Himalayan mountains of South Asia. Compare where the Himalayan mountains are in Asia to where the US, Oklahoma, Sulphur are on a map.

Math

*Have your child count by 10’s to 100.

*Solving problems by drawing a picture for subtraction problems. Have your child draw a picture to solve the following subtraction story problems:

1.) Mr. Connolly put 5 markers on the table. Some of the markers rolled off the table onto the floor. James saw that there was only 1 marker left on the table. Show how many markers are on the floor. Have your child draw the markers on the table. Have them put an x on all but the 1 marker that was left on the table and count how many markers they crossed out.

2.) Each child in Mrs. Smith’s class has a box of 8 crayons. When Katherine opened her box. She counted only 6 crayons. Show how many crayons are missing from Katherine’s box of crayons. Have your child draw 8 rectangles to represent the crayons. Have them color in 6 of the rectangles to represent the crayons Katherine has in her box. Have them count how many crayons are not colored to see how many she was missing. Continue to give story problems for your child to draw to answer as needed. You can also use manipulatives (such as. Crayons, markers, toys, blocks, etc.) to act out the story problems as well.

Games

 Hokey Pokey on GoNoodle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVAnoqxKAAc

Science

 Look up facts or read books about Yaks. Talk about what you learned about the animal. What they look like, what do they eat, etc. The following link has information, pictures, and videos of yaks for kids. https://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Science/Animals/Mammals/Yaks/index.htm

Reading

 Read Aloud: The Yak That Yelled Yuck  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnWHo7d8ji4 . Talk with your child about the story and about how the young yak did not know how much he really liked all of the different foods because he had not tried them first. Talk about their favorite foods and foods they do not like. Talk about foods they might not have tried yet.

Distance learning week 4

Monday

Phonics

Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of Panda?” Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Say the word pan. Have your child sound out and write the word pan with a pencil so they can erase when needed. Now ask your child to change the /p/ sound to /m/. Have them erase the letter and write the new letter in it’s place or simply to rewrite the new word below the word pan with the correct change made to spell man. Ask your child to change the vowel sound now to a short e sound. Ask your child to write the new word below the word man to spell men. Ask your child to change the /n/ sound to the letter that says /t/ to correctly spell met. Keep substituting sounds to spell different cvc words.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animal lives, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? Pandas are native to China. The pandas we have in the United States where given to us as a gift from China. Find Asia on the map. Next find China and compare where it is compared to North America, the United States, Oklahoma, and Sulphur on the map.

Math

*Practice counting by 10’s to 100.

*Drawing Pictures for story problems: Tell your child to pretend that you have 4 red crayons in one hand and 2 blue crayons in the other hand. Ask your child to draw the crayons on a piece of paper. Have them write the number sentence 4+2= ____. Count the crayons to fill in the answer. Next, have your child draw 2 green circles, 1 red circle, and 2 blue circles. Have them write the number sentence 2+1+2=____. Count the circles to fill in the correct answer. Then, have your child draw 3 yellow balloons and 2 red balloons. Have them write the number sentence 3+2=____. Count the balloons to fill in the correct answer. You can continue with as many story problems as necessary for your child to understand this concept. If your child easily masters this concept, use larger numbers to add. Ex.) 10 balloons + 6 balloons= ? balloons

Games

Play the animal guessing game by describing one of the zoo animals you have learned about. Ex.) It has large ears, tusks, and a trunk. The herd follows an older female in a single file line when traveling through the jungle. They use their trunk as a nose as well as to grasp things. The first person to guess the animal correctly gets to be the next person to describe an animal.

Science

Look up facts or read books about pandas.  Talk about what you learned about the animals. What do they eat, look like, how do they take care of their babies, etc. Check out these links to panda cams! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49kgbE5kduYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAs-Hr0mWG0

Reading

Read a book about the life cycle of a butterfly. There is one on the Scholastic learn at home link https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html . Go to Week 3, Day 13 to access it. Talk about the story together. Draw a picture of a butterfly and write a sentence about how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

 

Tuesday

Phonics

Say the alphabet forward and backward. Write a capital and lowercase Qq on a paper. Practice writing capital and lowercase Qq using several different writing utensils. Say the word Quail. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of quail? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Remind your child that in a word letter u always follows letter q. We call it combination qu. A combination is when you have two letters together making one sound. Say some words and have your child quack like a duck if the word begins with /qu/ sound. If it does not, they should sit with hands in lap.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? Quail are found on every continent except Antarctica.

Math

*Count by 1’s to 100.

*Have your child practice reciting his/her birthday, phone number, and address.

*Recording Answers to a Two-Choice Survey: This activity could be done as an entire family! Take a piece of paper and draw a vertical line down the middle of the page. At the top of the page on the left side of the line write the word chocolate or draw a chocolate ice cream cone. At the top of the page on the right hand side write the word vanilla or draw a vanilla ice cream cone. Have each person record their choice for favorite type of ice cream- chocolate or vanilla, by making a tally mark in the correct column. Count the totals to see which one your family prefers most, chocolate or vanilla. Continue making other two-choice surveys for the family such as which do you like better, hot dogs or hamburgers, OU or OSU, cookies or ice cream, dogs or cats, etc. Your child may enjoy recording everyone’s answers on a chart on a clip board for fun!

Games

 Weather permitting, use sidewalk chalk or tape to mark off a four-square court on your sidewalk or driveway. The following link will show you how to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3snA-57CiX8

Or draw pictures with chalk on the sidewalk.

Science

Look up facts or read books about Quail. Talk about what you learned about quails and what they eat, look like, etc. There are 130 species of quail. They are ground-dwelling small birds that build their nests on the ground in the tall grass or vegetation.

Reading

 Reread the story of the lifecycle of the butterfly or choose another story. Help your child draw a diagram of the lifecycle of the butterfly. The following link is a you tube video of Mrs. Woods demonstrating a craft idea for this activity.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEv5fd2-0Nk

 

Wednesday

Phonics

Get a piece of blank paper and write a capital and lowercase Rr at the top of the paper. Have your child rainbow write the Rr three times. Say the word rhinoceros. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of rhino? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Say some words for your child while they listen for beginning sound /r/.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? Rhinos live in Asia and Africa depending on the type.

Math

*Count by 5’s to 100.

*Identifying a cone and reviewing other three-dimensional objects: Review with your child that a cube is square on every side. Have your child name some things that are cubes (box, ice, blocks). Cylinders have circles on both ends and will roll when placed on their side. Name some cylinders (soup can, soda can, toilet paper roll). Spheres are round on all sides and will roll. Have your child name some spheres (balls, globe, planet). Tell your child there is another three-dimensional shape to learn today. Cones have a circle at one end and are pointed at the other. When you turn them on their sides they will roll. Instead of rolling back and forth like a cylinder, they will roll in a circle with the sharp tip as the center of the circle. Look for examples of cones around the house or talk about examples such as ice cream cones, birthday party hats, megaphone, traffic cones, or pointed paper snow cone cup. Look at examples and talk about how they are alike and different.

Games

Rhinos have very bad eye sight but a very good sense of smell and hearing. Play a game of blind hide-and-seek. Play in a big empty space or outside. The “Rhino” stands in the middle with eyes closed or blind folded and counts to ten, while everyone else takes 10 steps away silently standing and trying not to be found. The other players may not move once the rhino counts to 10. The rhino searches to touch someone by listening but can not speak. Once the rhino touches someone, they will become the new rhino in the middle.

Science

Look up facts or read books about Rhinos. Talk about what you learned about rhinos and what they eat, look like, etc. Rhinoceros horns are made of keratin, the same protein that makes up hair and fingernails. They may have one or two horns on the front of their face depending on the type of rhino.

Reading

Watch and listen to the story, “Big and Noisey Simon” read by Mrs. Odom. Talk about the plot of the story. What happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story?  What did Simon learn about himself and his relation to others? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4S_srjk_i4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Thursday

Phonics

Have your child make a capital and lowercase Ss. Say the word Seal. What sound do you hear at the beginning of Seal. Name some other words that begin with the same sound. List words that you would hear the /s/ sound as the medial or middle sound. Ex.) west, basket, missed, etc. Use clay or playdough to make the letter s.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? Look at and name the four main oceans. Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, and Pacific.

Math

Identifying Time of Day: Tell your child that when it is light outside, we say it is day. When it is dark outside, we say it is night. Talk about things you do in the day and things you do at night. Each day when we wake up, eat breakfast and go to school, we call that time of day- morning. Talk about things you do in the morning. We eat lunch at noon. We call the time of day after that- afternoon. Talk about things you do in the afternoon. We eat dinner and then it begins to get dark again. We call this time of day- evening. Talk about things you do in the evening. Finally, we go to bed and we call this time of day- night. Have your child draw a picture to represent something they do during each time of day- morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Share the picture with your child’s teacher if you can!

Games

 Look up an activity on Go Noodle on you tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpD9kRyBn8o

Science

Look up facts or read books about a seal.  Talk about what you learned about the animal. What they look like, what do they eat, etc. True seals do not have external ears, but fur seals and sea lions do have ears. Fur seals and sea lions also have longer flippers and more visible fur especially sea lions. The male sea lion has fur around his head resembling a male lion’s mane.

Reading

Practice making sentences with the high frequency words. Ex.) They are playing in the water.

Play the alligator sight word game again.

 Read along with the read aloud “Sammy Seal”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iff-PE-J13E

 

 

Friday

Phonics

Get a piece of blank paper and write a capital and lowercase Tt at the top of the paper.  Say the word Tiger. Ask “What sound do you hear at the beginning of tiger? Name some other words that have the same beginning sound. Have your child practice spelling and writing cvc words such as: tan, ten, tin, tub, top, hat, get, hit, hot, hut, ant, etc.

Social Studies

Look on a map or globe and talk about where the animals live, what is the climate (weather) where they live, what is the habitat like? Tigers live in Asia and lions live in Africa.

Math

Counting by 2’s/ Even and Odd Numbers to 10: Collect 10 objects such as crayons, marker, toys, pencils, silverware, etc. Have your child put the 10 items into groups of two. Tell them that each item has to have a partner. If every item has a partner, we can say that it is an even number. Show your child how to count each group by 2’s to 10. Have your child practice this several times with you. Now take four of the items away and have your child put the items in groups of two again. Ask them if every object has a partner? Is the number even then? Yes. Have your child practice counting the groups by 2 to see how many in all. Repeat grouping and counting 8, 4 and 10 items. Now, give your child 5 items and ask them to put them in groups of two. Does every item have a partner? No. Five is an odd number because one item does not have a partner. Repeat with 7,3, and 9. Practice counting by 2’s to 10 until your child can do it independently.

Games

Use the Kids yoga link to choose a yoga activity or use the link provided to choose the Jungle Safari yoga link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4CaR0syf1g  

Science

 Look up facts or read books about Tigers. Talk about what you learned about the animal. What they look like, what do they eat, etc. Talk about how tigers and lions are different. Watch the tiger cam at San Diego Zoo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-BrOF5HgaQ&t=102s

Reading

 Read along with “The Lion Inside”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlfDD3gYZ_0 Talk with your child about a time when they were brave and have them write a sentence about it. Ex.) Learning to ride a bike, first day of school, making a new friend, trying a new sport or activity.