Smart Cats at Home
Are you having fun with your home Bags?
I hope you have been enjoying some of this beautiful weather together. I wanted to check in with everyone to see how you are doing. I sure miss all my Smart Cats and hope you are continuing to learn through fun activities and using your imagination.
I am going to be putting together some more bags for you to have activities for June so stay tuned for more information to come and when. The school doesn't want me handing out bags on the school grounds so we will be delivering them to you in June once I get all of the items. In the meantime, I included enough items in your bags to keep you busy exploring and learning.
I would love to hear from you and see what you have been up to. If you are comfortable sending me some pictures of you using the items in your bags please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to me at (503)341-3381. I would also like to know if you are in need of any additional items to assist you in learning from home. If your student is struggling with this new homeschooling routine, if parents are needing supports, after school snacks to help your Smart Cat have brain power, resources, parenting tools, etc.. Please reachout to me and I will assist and get items to you that I can. April Dobson, also can assist and help families and students. April is Todos Juntos' Family Resource Coordinator and an OHP assister. If your family is in need of health insurance she can help with this.
Now for the fun stuff! I have included files below and activity ideas for you to do with items from your bags. Enjoy !!
How many chicks can you count?
Can you find and count all of my baby Chicks? How many do I have?
Who's hiding in my tote?
Can you name this mountain?
This is a mountain in Washington State, it is flat on top because it blew it's top! What is it's name?
Dice Game 1
Write random number from 1 to 12 (for 2 dice), 1-18 (for 3 dice), 1-24 (for 4 dice) all over your piece of paper. You can use your notebook for paper and keep it to play again. Do not write them in order. If your student is lower in math skills use one die at first then add more to help with counting. Roll your dice, have your Smart Cat count the number they rolled, find the number on the paper and cover it with one of the bingo squares from your bingo game. Continue doing this until all the numbers are covered. You can also do this with more then one player and make it into a competition, just use different markers on the numbers for each player and once all of the numbers are covered, count who has the most and they win! You can use the counting bears from your bag too.
Dice Game 2
Resources and Information
Online sessions for families and professionals presented by Swindells Resource Center-
May 16- Building Resiliency in challenging times- https://files.constantcontact.com/345f0729001/897e40db-b7f5-4f3c-ae07-b6f9ee84f21b.pdf
May 19, May 26, June 2-Trauma Informed Parenting- 3 part series - https://files.constantcontact.com/345f0729001/ec4e6776-7c69-45f7-bcc9-0daf455d3fce.pdf
May 27- Reducing relational Stress- building resiliency for families of children with special needs - https://files.constantcontact.com/345f0729001/4e05fc04-e765-4538-b9a0-54792c3df216.pdf
Fact Oregon Resources
May 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM: Distance Learning for Little Ones: What You Need to Know Toolkit
FACT Oregon staff will explore each page of our newly created Distance Learning for Little Ones: What You Need to Know Toolkit and share ideas for how you can use these tools to support your child on an IFSP, prepare for the transition to kindergarten, and track progress during Distance Learning.