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?



Here are some additional food support sites:

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

Food Shelves

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

At home with your young children? Now is the perfect time to try our free Think Small ParentPowered Texts. You’ll receive three text messages a week offering fun facts and at-home learning activities, plus you’ll find additional support messages focused on COVID-19 topics for children.

Click on link below.

The "Hi" song with Teacher Jeanette

The "Hi" Song
Circle Time with Laurie #2

Your turn to practice singing the "B" song from Jolly Phonics.

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Teacher Joanna

Teacher Joanna followed instructions from Teacher Laurie's circle time. She went and found something that starts with the"B" sound. Can you guess what it is?
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The beans are sprouting at Teacher Jeanette's house.

Beans start with the "B" sound.

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Birds start with the sound, "B".

Can you count how many birds are in Teacher Laurie's backyard?

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Kids who understand their emotions and have the coping skills to deal with them will be confident that they can handle whatever life throws their way.

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

Teacher Laurie reads The Way I Feel

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 Kerry reads Snuggle Puppy

Teacher Kelly sings a song.

Teacher Kelly sings "If You're Happy and You Know It"

One of the toddlers joins Teacher Kelly singing.

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How do you think Teacher Kerry and her son are feeling?

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Play Dough Recipe

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

How do you feel today?

Thank you!

Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to learn with us.

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.

The Bye-Bye Song