Remote Learning March 15th & 16th
Mrs. Miller and Ms. Wolford
Mrs. Miller & Ms. Wolford's Remote Daily Schedule
9:00- Story/Lesson of the day (No Zoom Meeting)
9:30-11:00 Play time of their choice (I will post ideas daily from Teaching Strategies)
11:00-12:00- Outside Play
12:00- Lunch (No Zoom Meeting)
Keeping your child on a schedule close to the one they are use to at school will help them when they return. Thank you for all you do!
Assignment for March 15th
Ready Rosie - Fruit Salad
Learning Outcomes: Counting and Cardinality, Addition and Subtraction, Health, Safety, & Nutrition. The grocery store is the perfect place to practice counting and making healthy eating choices! Ask your child to help you find the items you need for a fruit salad. Count together as you put the fruit in your basket. Here is a recipe if you need one: Cut up 5 apples, 6 bananas, and 3 oranges into bite-sized pieces. Mix together and enjoy!
Why It's Important
By associating items with each number said, your child learns 1 to 1 correspondence, a critical step in the development of counting.
Not Ready Yet
Have your child count out one banana, two apples, and three oranges.
Need a Challenge
Extend the questioning: how many more bananas do we have than apples? How many apples and oranges do we have all together? Which fruit do we have the most and least of?
"Each Orange had 8 Slices" by Paul Giganti, Jr.
Extend the learning:
After your grocery store experience, come home and make fruit salad! Your child can help you by cutting up some of the soft fruit and counting out the pieces as you add them to the salad.
Teaching Strategies Idea
Cooking Objectives 17 and 20
variety of fresh or frozen fruit
Combine fruit, milk, and yogurt and blend to a desired consistency.
What You Do
1.Ask your child to wash their hands. Clean countertops and rinse fruits. Include the children in washing and drying utensils, wiping the tables, and putting supplies away.
2. Invite your child to join in the cooking area. Explain to them that they will help you create the recipe.
3. Show your child the fruits and talk about what nutritional values they have.
4. Allow the children to help cut up the fruits using a plastic knife. Have them count the pieces as you place them in the blender.
Assignment for March 16th
Ready Rosie -
Learning Outcomes: Writing, Initiative and Curiosity, Math Talk and Routines
Go outside for a nature walk! When your child finds something new or interesting, take a photo or let your child sketch a simple picture in the nature journal. Once back inside, ask your child to select a favorite nature find and write a sentence or two of observations or questions. Here are prompts to get you started: What do you notice? What do you wonder? What does it remind you of?
Why It's Important
Nature walks are simple ways to get your child to notice and think about nature and science. Helping your child to notice the details of something enables your child to be observant, to watch for changes, and to think about the "whys" of things. Science is a big part of your child's academic experience, and helping your child to think in a "science-minded" way is important!
Not Ready Yet
Your child may be more interested in the nature walk than the act of journaling. If this is the case, then you might want to consider asking your child to help you write a caption for the photos you've taken. The caption doesn't have to be a sentence, just something to describe the creatures you've seen. You can help by writing what your child dictates.
Need a Challenge
If your child really enjoys writing about things you've seen on nature walks, then consider getting a nature journal. Your child could keep track of interesting things found, draw pictures, and even possibly print out photos to put in that nature journal. Encourage your child to notice the same creatures over time to see if there are any changes.
Teaching Strategy Idea
Materials: small clipboard with paper; pencil, markers, or crayons
1. Invite your child to closely examine an object that interests him/her. Give them the clipboard and writing tool and explain that they will be drawing what they see when they go outside. They can choose to draw anything that they like. They could study a flower, leaf, insect, or anything else in nature.
2. Talk to your child about what they see and encourage them to draw it exactly how they see it. It doesn't have to be perfect, just do the best they can and draw it how they see it in their mind. Give them a place to sit and a place that they will not be interrupted. Let them sit and draw for however long they choose.
3. Explain to them that the finished drawing is called a "document" and will help us to remember what we saw. You can have them describe the picture to you and write out a sentence on it or label each item they drew.
4. Place the drawing where they will be able to look at it later and remember what they saw. They can also see where you have either labeled or written a sentence and that will let them have print awareness.