Mrs. LaPlante's Newsletter/Calendar

March 15 - 19, 2021

Remote Learning Daily Schedule March 15, 16, & 19

8:00 AM - Question of the Day (QOD)

8:15 AM - Breakfast

9:00 AM - Zoom Meeting (Discuss the lesson of the day)

9:30 - 11:00 AM - Play time of their choice

(I will also post daily a learning game from Teaching Strategies)

11:00 - 12:00 PM - Outside Play

12:00 PM - Lunch and Zoom

1:00 PM - Nap

Keeping your child on a schedule that closely resembles our classroom schedule will help them remember our routine when they return. Thank you for all you do!

Answer the QOD Attendance for Remote Learning March 15, 16 and 19, 2021

Every day the QOD will be posted by 8:00 AM.

Please make sure to answer the daily QOD so that your child is counted present for attendance. Thank you!!

No Zoom Meetings on March 15 & 16 due to Pre-K Screening

At-Home Guided Learning Plan featuring the Insect Study: Investigation 2 can be found on our ClassDojo

Both English and Spanish versions will be available.

Teaching Strategies Learning Game for Monday, March 15, 2021

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Activity: Monday, 3-15-21


Learning Outcomes: Addition and Subtraction, Counting and Cardinality

While waiting in line at the grocery store, ask your child to count how many items are in your basket. As you take the items out of the basket to pay, countdown from that total. 10, 9, 8, 7....0!

Why It's Important


Not Ready Yet

Instead of playing checkout countdown with ten items, start counting down with five items.

Need a Challenge

Place 20 items in the basket; counting down from 20 is more challenging and may require more help.

Teaching Strategies Learning Game for Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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Activity: Tuesday, 3-16-21


Learning Outcomes: Vocabulary, Listening and Speaking

Talk about opposites! Act out the difference between open and close, up and down, big and small, etc.

Why It's Important

Playing with opposite words helps improve vocabulary skills, sentence structure, and listening skills.

Not Ready Yet

Start with a single word and action. For example, smile and say, “I am happy.” Then frown and say, “I am sad.” Tell your child that happy and sad are opposites. Continue with one action at a time to help build your child’s vocabulary, then move to pairing the actions.

Need a Challenge

After guessing the opposite, see if your child can use the pair of words in a sentence. For example, "A door can open; a door can close."

Remote Learning Zoom for Friday, March 19, 2021

Teaching Strategies Learning Game for Friday, March 19, 2021

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Actvity Friday, 3-19-21


Learning Outcomes: Phonological Awareness, Listening and Speaking, Gross Motor

Use outside playtime as an opportunity to sing or chant your family's favorite nursery rhymes. Try this one as your child goes up and down the slide: "Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down. Hickory, dickory, dock!"

Why It's Important

Because nursery rhymes can be used anywhere at any time, they are one of the best ways to let your child hear and play with sounds and words.

Not Ready Yet

If your child is too young to go up the slide alone, the rhymes can be chanted as you walk together holding hands.

Need a Challenge

Encourage your child to pick the favorite nursery rhyme to chant.

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I Love Bugs! By Philemon Sturges
How To Draw A Cartoon Butterfly + SYA!
A to Z of Insects | ABC of Insects | Insects starting with...


Please make sure to:

  • Check Class Dojo everyday for messages.
  • Sign your children's Read To Me log and Daily Reflection Form every night
  • Return the Red Book Bags every Thursday morning.

Donna LaPlante

Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday

Quiet Hours: 4:00 PM - 7:30 AM and on Weekends