Home Learning Week 9
A message to my students: This will be our last week of official lessons. This week, we will finish up the alphabet, continue with our daily video lessons, and continue to observe our caterpillars! We have all worked so hard along the way as we tried to keep up with this new way of doing school. I am so proud of you! Our school year is almost done but we will be connected forever! I love and miss you all so much! Keep working hard and keep practicing peace! Love, Mrs. O'Malley
*On-line Story: Time To Come In Bear A sweet, short story about the current circumstances and the importance of staying home. It is good to talk about STAYING SAFE AT HOME. I am going to leave this up for a nice reminder.
*A Sesame Street Lesson: Sesame Street and CNN ~ COVID 19 ~ Town Hall Our favorite beloved friends from Sesame Street along with children from all over the world appear to be in a video chat with experts including Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The characters and children ask questions about the virus and we learn the answers from the experts. This is handled in a thoughtful and developmentally-appropriate manner. I highly recommend watching this program WITH your children to help facilitate difficult conversations. In a world of unknowns, this episode is helpful AND hopeful. As expected, even in this difficult situation, it sends a message encouraging kindness, love, mindfulness, and peacefulness. Remember, we're all in this together!
Friday, May 22, 2020
Butterfly Life Cycle News: We will be observing metamorphosis! ~Day 23: There are 4 caterpillars in their chrysalis, one is still growing. Butterfly Metamorphosis
It's a good idea to keep a journal of this process. Not only is it something fun for our Preschoolers to do each day, it will also be a memorable little book for them to look back on as they recall this exciting transformation.
Day 1 Day 5 Day 7 Day 12 Day 18
*Science/Writing: Journal~ Butterfly Life Cycle Observations
Create a journal. Decorate the cover page. Make entries.
- Check out the pictures and videos of our caterpillars on our class facebook page.
- Observe what you see in the jar.
- Today is Day 23. What do the caterpillars look like now? There are 4 in their chrysalis and one that is still eating, growing, and moving.
- Check out the afternoon video. What are they doing?
*Sesame Street Lesson: Word of the Day: Friend A friend is someone you like to spend time with. A friend is someone you care about who also cares about you. Friends can look different. Friends can disagree. You can have many friends!
*Memories: Draw a picture of some friends from our class. This is a nice thing to keep to remember your Preschool friends.