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June 5!

Posted on June 4, 2020

GOOD MORNING!
It is Friday, June 5,2020.
STEP UP DAY IS IN 3 DAYS!
You will become a Kindergarten student then!
See you on Zoom on Monday at 10am sharp with your family.  

RELIGION: Sunday is Trinity Sunday. The concept of three persons in one God is not easy for any of us to fully understand. The story on YouTube 3 in 1 explains it with the concept of an apple which children do know about. Watch it with your child.

ELA/Literacy: The Read Aloud story on YouTube – The Wonderful Things You Can Be is a charming story that celebrates growing up. Boys and girls, you have grown so much since September. We are all so proud of you!

ACTIVE TIME: For in the house:

YouTube:
Boom Chicka Boom Summer Dance Songs for Kids
Action Songs, Summer Songs + More/Kid Song Compilation

ACTIVE TIME: Outside…Be safe and have fun!

SNACKTIME and LUNCHTIME: Follow your family’s schedule

PLAYTIME 

MATH: Ice cream cone math is fun. Make the game with your grown up. Cut out some triangles for the cones. Have your grown up help you write numbers on them. If you have pompoms, they can be the scoops of ice cream. If you don’t have pompoms, that’s fine. Have your grown up help you cut out a bunch of circles. Count out how many scoops of ice cream matching the number on the cone. Maybe you can have a real ice cream cone after all that hard work!

SOCIAL STUDIES: Parents take care of us. We celebrated Mom on Mother’s Day. Let’s start to get ready for Father’s Day. Have your Mom help you to do the All About My Dad activity.  Have Mom save it for Father’s Day. I sent your Mom a picture of a footprint guitar craft that might be fun to make for Dad. You can write “Dad, you rock”! on the page after it’s done. Have fun. 

PARENTS: See you and your soon to be Kindergarten student at 10am on Monday. Our Step Up Ceremony will be short and sweet.
I sent you a temporary diploma to print but you can design your own if you like or have your artist create their own. When I announce your child’s name then you will hand your graduate their diploma.
Mr. Berry will congratulate the children after the Hail Mary prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

 

 

 

June 4!

Posted on June 3, 2020

Good morning!
It is Thursday. It is June 4th.
STEP UP DAY IS IN 4 DAYS!

SOCIAL STUDIES: It is Brooklyn Day and we live in Brooklyn so let’s celebrate! Brooklyn Day started a very long time ago to celebrate the opening of the first Sunday School that taught kids about God. There was a parade and a party and we have been celebrating ever since! If you want to look like someone from long ago in Brooklyn, ask your grown up to print the top hat or the sun bonnet hat. Color it and cut it out and have your grown up make a headband to attach it to so you can wear it. The boys can even get a fake moustache drawn on with mom’s makeup pencil. You can add to it by dressing up old fashioned if you would like just like we have the vests and ties and skirts in our classroom dress up bucket!

RELIGION: Let’s think about LOVE today. Watch a YouTube video about Saint Paul writing a letter to his friends saying LOVE is the most important thing! After the video, draw a picture or do a FaceTime message to send to someone you LOVE and tell them why you love them. Your grown up can help you with the words and sending the message.

ELA/LITERACY: Follow the Read Aloud story of 21 Elephants and Still   Standing on YouTube all about the Brooklyn Bridge. Questions that you will learn the answers to after the story!

Who was PT Barnum?
What was the problem?
How did he use 21 elephants to solve the problem?
Did his plan work?

Have you ever walked across the Brooklyn Bridge?
Have you ever been to Brooklyn Bridge Park?
Maybe during the summer you can do both ?

MUSIC: See what Mrs. Cullen’s final activity is for you.

SNACKTIME and LUNCHTIME: Follow your family schedule.

PLAYTIME: Can be your STEM time today.

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY- ENGINEERING/MATH: You are invited to create a bridge over water that is strong enough for people or cars or elephants or dinosaurs to cross over without the bridge falling down. Look at some pictures. Think of what materials you have that you can use:

Make a plan
Build your bridge
Test it out with what you are having cross the bridge
Hope your bridge building was a success!
Share a picture of it.

ART: The flower of Brooklyn is the forsythia. It is a beautiful yellow flowering bush that blooms in Spring. We missed seeing it together in the Church garden this spring. We are going to draw it together in the morning. Bring paper and crayons or markers to Zoom.

INDEPENDENT TIME: Enjoy the rest of your Brooklyn Day!

SEE YOU AT 10am ON MONDAY MORNING FOR STEP UP DAY!

June 2!

Posted on June 2, 2020

Good morning!

Today is Wednesday.
It is June 3, 2020.

Allison’s birthday is on July 13!
We will celebrate her today.
We will have a Frozen theme today because that is her favorite!

ELA/Literacy: Enjoy a Frozen Read Along story. You can choose Frozen 1 or Frozen 2. Read both if you like! Draw about a part of the story that you liked a lot. Tell us about it. Your grown up can help you to write your words down. There are some character pictures your grown up can print for you.

Science/Art: Get this project ready for the freezer now, so you can paint it in the afternoon. In some little cups or ice cube trays put some water and food coloring. Place a stick or small spoon in so you’ll have something to hold. After a few hours, the coldness in the freezer will change liquid water into frozen water which you know is ice! Now you can do an ice painting!  As you paint, the ice will melt and you’ll be painting with ice! Have fun!! You could even make some edible ice for a treat after you work with orange juice or fruit punch.

SNACK TIME and LUNCHTIME: Fit into your family’s schedule.

PLAYTIME: An important part of everyday in PreK!

Math: Count and create with shapes to make your own OLAF:

Draw 1 oval shape
Draw 2 circles
(These will be Olaf’s body)
Cut them out and put them aside.
Draw 2 oval eyes. Remember to draw circle eyeballs inside.
Draw I triangle for his carrot nose. Color it orange.
Draw 3 circles for buttons. Color them black.
Draw 1 square for a tooth.
Draw 2 long arms with hands. Color them brown.
Now cut out all the rest of the pieces you drew.

Get a piece of paper and some glue so you can collage his whole body together on the paper. You just made Olaf! Draw 10 snowflakes around him! Great job following directions!

If you made your ice painting cubes this morning they should be ready by now. Have some fun painting!

ACTIVE TIME: Do some Frozen cosmic yoga. Namaste. Or play some music and have a FREEZE dance party!

SEE YOU THURSDAY FOR BROOKLYN QUEENS DAY!

 

June 2!

Posted on June 1, 2020

Good Morning!
Today is Tuesday.
It is June 2, 2020.
Step Up Day is in 6 days!!
Let’s have some fun with Under the Sea, Ariel and mermaids today to celebrate our friend, Sophia!

ELA/LITERACY: Enjoy The Little Mermaid Read Along story on YouTube. I sent your grown up some pictures of characters from The Little Mermaid. You can pick one OR more to color. You can cut them out and make a collage. Draw your own seaweed, water to add to your picture. You can draw your own pictures too.

MUSIC and MOVEMENT: You can do some Mermaid Yoga with Ariel on YouTube. It’s fun to dance to Under The Sea with Sebastian or Some Things Never Change Song. You can have a mermaid or merman parade or grant wishes with the seashell wand idea to make that I sent your grown up. Pretend you are swimming under the sea. Some of you might swim in your own pool soon or go to the beach.

MATH FUN: There is a mermaid counting book for you to make. You have to count objects in the sea. You will help the mermaid and the merman count fish, seaweed [ kelp] coral, starfish and underwater. There are a lot of fun pbs kids games you can play.

Try these Splash and Bubble Games – Deep Sea Follow Me
Try This Fin Ball Friends – Help Our Kelp
Try this Water Safari Game – Reef town Rock
Try The Cat in the Hat- Do You See My Seahorse

SNACKTIME and LUNCHTIME: Follow your family schedule. Sometimes friends eat mermaid or merman pasta shells for lunch. Some friends ate seaweed for lunch,too. Yummy! Some friends love to eat goldfish!

PLAYTIME and ACTIVE TIME are always part of our day.

 

SCIENCE: If you want to learn about life under water. There is a video to watch on YouTube: Fun Underwater Adventure for KIDS. You can watch some or all of it. It’s up to you! You can find out about under the sea from lots of books on Epic. 

INDEPENDENT TIME: Spend the rest of your school day time doing something you choose. 

See you on Wednesday morning

 

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