Room 125 Distance Learning!
Week 4: April 6 - April 10
Welcome to week 4!
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I miss you all and I am thinking about everyone every day!
Next week, starting April 13, Beard is moving online learning over to an app called Seesaw. On Seesaw I will be posting activities similar to the ones on here, but it will allow you to "respond" with pictures, videos or comments. You can access though a phone, iPad, computer or tablet.
Next week we are starting a new unit: Insects!
I love receiving your pictures and updates of what you have been up to, so thank you for those!
Please let me know if there is anything you need from me, or any of your child's related service providers: (Occupational therapy, Speech, Physical therapy, social work, or psychology). We would love to help in any way possible, so please don't hesitate to ask!
Talk to you all very soon!
Do on the Daily!
- PLAY - Play is such an integral part of what we do every day in school; in fact, it makes up a majority of what we do in some way. Your child learn's so much from play, even if you can't see it! During play, their brain is working hard to make connections to their environment, learn new skills, develop language/communication and so much more!
- READ- Try and read to your child once a day, or encourage them to flip through their favorite books. Some skills to practice during this time can be: holding the book the correct way, flipping through pages, and noticing pictures.
- Language, language, language!!- Many of your children are non-verbal communicators, but they still benefit tremendously from hearing language! Try and provide your child with language as they are playing, reading , or even watching TV. You can narrate their actions, label things around them, or even ask questions and then provide the answer. Even though your child might not respond, their brains are still inputting that information to use for later! :)
- MOVE!- Everyone has access to starfall.com via the access codes that were sent via Class Dojo private message. The "motion songs" category has a lot of class favorites and they all encourage your child to move their bodies! You can also always assist your child to help them stand and move different body parts to the music. Even better, go outside for walks and enjoy the fresh air, we go outside every day even if it is just for a short walk around the garden or playground.
Social Distancing Story
A great, developmentally appropriate story to help your child understand why we are staying at home.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_SsZFYw0w&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1DFf4YnM4k3v6m7f7TMu6EMI5GT3Temuc3C-r8MAzxac_rZJPKfXkG-dI
Circle Time Songs
**Monday, April 6**
Daily Focus: Letter P!
Language Arts: Rainbow letter sorting
Practice letter identification while you sort!
Below, I linked an ABC ASL song:)
Math: BIG and small
For more practice, sort by big and small!
Hold up the two sizes and prompt according to level:
"This is the big cracker, take big cracker"
"Take the big one"
Story of the Day: Truck is Stuck
**Tuesday, April 7**
Daily Focus: Number 20
Language Arts: Practice writing/tracing the letter of the week- P!
Depending on the level of your child, practice tracing or writing the letter P.
Help them with tracing by writing the letter P in yellow or light color marker and see if they can trace with or without assistance!
If you have access to a tablet or smartphone, here are some apps to practice letter and name tracing.
FREE app: Google Play and Apple App Store
ABC 123 Writing- App icon is same as picture included above!
Below: Handwriting Without Tears video on writing letter P
Story of the day: Little Blue Truck
Tiny Tunemakers Music Class!
Here is the link to their website with all of the songs that we are currently practicing.
**Wednesday, April 8**
Daily Focus: Oval
Language Arts: Shaving Cream Letters
Start by allowing your child to just play and explore the shaving cream, then encourage them to copy letters or assist them in tracing letters!
Write the letter of the week: P!
Start by making the pattern for your child, and see if they can figure out what color or object comes next.
For added challenge, try an ABB or ABC style pattern! (ABB- spoon, fork, fork, spoon, fork, fork) (ABC, red, blue, yellow, red, blue yellow).
Story of the Day: Roadwork
**Thursday, April 9**
Daily Focus: Blue
Language Arts: Following directions
For example, if you are sorting laundry you can practice directions like "Take", "Put in", "Put with same" etc!
If you're cleaning practice directions such as: "Take," "hold," "wipe," "throw away," "sweep," etc!
Keep your language simple to allow for better understanding!
Another way to practice directions is playing Simon Says! This is also a great way to practice identifying body parts.
Math: Fine motor counting
You can write the numeral in the bottom of each cup, or write the number in dot form so your child can "match" the amount to each cup.
Story of the Day: Construction
**Friday, April 10**
Daily Focus: Letter P
Language Arts: Finding the letter P
Also gather objects that do NOT start with the letter P (spoon, fork, napkin, sock, maker, etc!
Once you have gathered your items, sort them into two categories (objects that do and do not start with P). Hold up two objects and prompt your child depending on their level.
For ex. "Pan starts with P, touch pan"
"What starts with the /P/ sound, /P/ pan or /S/ sock?"
"Which starts with the /P/ sound?"
Math: Shape Matching
While your child matches, work on shape or color identification skills.
Bonus math work, count with your child how many objects they matched!