Hello From Silver View
Teachers: Joanna, Kelly, Kerry, Laurie and Jeanette
Click the word TRANSLATE at top of newsletter to find your home language.
As we are only sending out one newsletter per week so far, please have your child watch or read it with them often. Children learn from repetition. At school we repeat circle time, songs, and stories all week. Repetition provides the practice that children need to master new skills. They might catch something the second or third time that they didn't see or understand the first time. Repetition helps to improve speed, increases confidence, and strengthens the connections in the brain that help children learn. It also allows your child to gain more English vocabulary. So, please repeat and repeat again!
"We will always start our learning with the, "Hi, Song" and end with "The Good bye Song" This is good vocabulary practice for children of ALL ages.
Our letter sound this week is "B". The topic is feelings. How do you feel today?
News for Parents: REMINDER THAT ALL SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED THROUGH MAY 4, 2020
YMCA and Loafs and Fishes: The YMCA is partnering with Loaves & Fishes and United Health Group to serve free healthy meals to families in need.
Families may pick up food from Noon – 2pm Monday through Friday at select YMCAs and choose a meal package for a family of four including a protein, vegetables and other fresh food. Also, lunch bags with a sandwich, snacks and fruit are available. Meals are currently available at the Y locations listed below. Check back, as new locations will be added soon. https://www.ymcamn.org/food-distribution
Anoka County Food Shelves Update 3/31/2020: Due to COVID-19, many food shelves are offering pre-packed food boxes at this time. Some food shelves may have modified services and hours, or they may have temporarily closed.
Hallie Q Brown - will continue to serve registered clients who have made appointments. The Food Shelf Client Area serves residents from three zip codes, primarily in and around the Summit-University neighborhood. The Food Shelf Community Area serves residents from nineteen zip codes, primarily in and around the Twin Cities metro area. Call 651- 224-4601 ext. 210 for an appointment.
Keystone Community Services - Meals on Wheels deliveries are continuing and staff are modifying operations to ensure safety of the staff, participants and volunteers.food shelf operations, including Foodmobile distributions, have been modified to ensure the safety of staff, participants and volunteers but are open Monday – Friday to provide vital food support to people in the community. 651-917-3792
Merrick Community Services - Merrick’s Food Shelves at Arcade and Woodland Hills are open to all Maplewood residents and those Saint Paul residents who live in Merrick’s service area. Please call 651-287-2088 for more details.
Neighborhood House - In order to continue serving the community in the food market during this time, we have made changes to maintain the health and safety of staff and participants. Our food market hours at the Wellstone Center are now 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participants should check-in at the counter to receive an emergency pre-packed bag. 651-789-3630
Ralph Reeder Food Shelf - The food shelf has implemented a drive thru service model with pre-packed bags - individuals and families receive a combination of canned and boxed items, hygiene, baby items, produce, deli, dairy, etc. To make an appointment to receive free food please call the appointment line at 651-621-6280.
White Bear Lake Food Shelf - Distributing pre-packed To-Go bags filled with a variety of fresh, frozen, and packaged foods (like produce, milk, eggs, and bread) will be available during regular Monday-Friday shopping hours on a drive-up basis. Neighbors can access these To-Go bags weekly or as needed. There will be no need to make an appointment for this and any and every household is eligible to receive them. 651-407-5310. To-Go Bags Pick up Hours:
Monday 10 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10 am –12:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 10 am – 12:30 pm
Mobile Market deliveries and Kid Packs will also be pre-packed and delivered by food shelf staff as we continue our conversations with staff at those locations.
St. Paul Eastside Corps (1019 Payne Ave) - has a food shelf Monday thru Thursday 9 to 2. Call ahead required at 651-776-2653. Food will be distributed out the side door. On Friday there is a large food distribution starting at 1:30 until the food is gone. Sack lunches will be given out of the canteen in the parking lot from 11:45 to 12:45 Monday thru Friday
Parent Powered Text Messages available in English, Spanish, Somali, and Arabic
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The "Hi" song with Teacher Jeanette
Your turn to practice singing the "B" song from Jolly Phonics.
Beans start with the "B" sound.
Can you count how many birds are in Teacher Laurie's backyard?
1. Teach your child simple feeling words like happy, sad and mad.
2. Talk about feelings with your children as they are feeling them. "Oh, it looks like you are sad."
3. Teach child what to do with feelings. "I feel sad. I need a hug, mama."
4. When a child deals with an emotion in a positive manner, let them know you saw or heard what they did. I can tell you are mad because you are crossing your arms and making a scowl on your face. Thank you for not yelling or hitting."
Teacher Laurie reads a story
How are you feeling about having to stay at home?
Staying home is hard. Staying home is a big change. Staying at home can make you sad. Piggy & Bunny is a story about staying home during this time.
Written and Illustrated by: Holly Sedgwick Belgum, MD, a local twin cities Doctor. Parents or older siblings this is a good time for you to practice your English reading skills!
Please click the link below.
Teacher Kerry reads a story
Teacher Kelly sings a song.
One of the toddlers joins Teacher Kelly singing.
How do you think Teacher Kerry and her son are feeling?
Play Dough Recipe
Combine these ingredients in a large sauce pan:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Gradually stir in 1 cup of water,
1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil and
a small amount of food coloring.
Cook over medium heat, stirring until a ball forms.
Kneed until smooth.
The recipe makes a grapefruit size ball.
Use your play dough to make faces. How do you feel today?
How do you feel today with Teacher Jeanette
Hugs from Teachers: Joanna, Kelly, Kerry, Laurie and Jeanette. We feel so happy to spend time with you.
Until next time, Here is Teacher Laurie singing the "Bye" song.