Thank you to all of the parents who were able to help their child with distance learning for the rest of this school year! I just wanted to say how much I will miss having each one of my little "peeps" in my class next school year, but I hope they have a wonderful time in kindergarten! It will be an exciting year for them with the addition of PE and art! They will have music as well, but we went to music class this year too! I hope everyone has a safe, relaxing, and fun summer!
Don't forget to visit when school starts back! LOVE YOU
Lesson Plans and activities for May 25-29
Well we made it to the end of the school year even if it was in a very odd way! I hope y'all have a great and wonderful summer break, and everyone comes to visit me at Orientation when we are able to go back to school! I love each one of my PREK PEEPS, and I will miss you so very much (I already do)!!! I am attaching a Poem that I used to print and give at graduation. The only thing missing for you will be a picture, but you can put one in of your choice! I hope everyone can join us to Zoom on Friday so we can all say goodbye! Also, on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:00pm, Fort McCoy will be hosting a parade for you to drive by us and say goodbye. Hopefully, y'all can make it to both events!
I'd still really like to see any Nursery Rhyme Day videos that you may have made. I would love to share Talon and Ivy's with you, but I due to lots of rules that's not allowed! Please send them to me!!!
Mr. Brady is still selling yearbooks until he runs out at $25.
Here are some extra worksheets to go along with the Ocean Theme for the week
Lesson Plans and activities for May 18-22
Hello everyone! I hope you once again had a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead of you! Here are the plans for the week and the nursery rhyme. Please remember the links to all of the books and other resources are embedded in the At Home Learning Packet link. If you need anything, please remember I am just a phone call, email, or text away! Don't forget to Zoom with us on Friday. Please let me know if you need the link!
On May 19th from 10:00am-2:00pm, the car rider line will be open for PreK parents to drive through and pick up your child's belongings. I am planning to be there from 10:00-12:00 to help, so try to get in there during this time for your kid's things. Here is a list of all times for the whole school:
Tuesday, May 19th: Pre-K through 2nd grade 10:00-2:00
Wednesday, May 20th: 3rd-5th grade 10:00-2:00
Thursday, May 21st: Middle school students who need to pick up a yearbook, spring picture, PE clothes, pre-ordered Earth Day Shirt, or purchased Drama Club DVD. 10:00-2:00
Mr. Brady will also be selling yearbooks in the bus loop.
Don't forget your Nursery Rhyme Day Video!!! Send them to me so I can see how awesome they turned out!!
Lesson Plans and activities for May 11-15
Well I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and I hope all of you moms enjoyed your Mother's Day! I am going to go ahead and post Father's Day activities in these plans because I might just forget if I wait, and I am thinking about it now. This way if you want the poems, you will know where to find them for when Father's Day gets closer. This week don't forget that the links to all of the books and resources that go with the lessons are embedded into the At Home Learning Packet Week 8 link.
On May 19th from 10:00am-2:00pm, the car rider line will be open for PreK parents to drive through and pick up your child's belongings. I am planning to be there from 10:00-12:00 to help, so try to get in there during this time for your kid's things.
Yearbooks are still for Sale $25.00
Don't forget your Nursery Rhyme Day Video!!! Send them to me so I can see how awesome they turned out!!
Here are some printable memory or end of year books. Look through the different versions and use whichever one suits you and your child. This is posted of course as optional, but if you do one and you want to share it with me, I would love to see it!
Father's Day activities: Father's Day Poem (for this one, I always painted the kid's one foot a light color in a thin layer and have them step on the paper. After it dries, I would then glue it to a piece of 9x12 black construction paper)
Fillable Father's Day Poem (I left this as a word document in case you wanted to type your answers in the blanks and print it or you can print it and write in the answers.)
This link here--> bit.ly/oceansprek, will take you to the most recent Kindergarten Crate activities!
Lesson Plans and activities for May 4-8
Just wanted to start off this week by wishing every mom a very Happy Mother's Day this coming weekend! I am attaching a couple of activities that I would have done for you with your child if we had been in school. They should be easy for you to do at home!
Hope you all had a great weekend. Once again if you need anything, please call, text, or email me! Don't forget to Zoom with me on Friday!!!!
Links are embedded into the plans for the Potter the Otter video/activities in the AT HOME LEARNING PACKET WEEK 7.
Here are the links to the Mother's Day activities: Mother's Day Hand print Poem (I would usually attach this paper to a 9x12 piece of construction paper and then do their handprints in paint.)
Mother's Day Fill in Poem (I would ask them the questions and fill in with their answers) I also used to do a Mother's Day cookbook. This will be my first year since 2006-2007 school year that I won't have done one. :(
Here is another Kindergarten Crate packet about seeds for you to use at home bit.ly/prekseeds
Please keep pictures and emails coming my way. Shout out to Talon for getting his Nursery Rhyme Day video done and sent to me!!! Awesome job!!! Don't forget to send pictures of their drawings and projects. I loved seeing the dinosaurs from this past week.
Links are embedded into the plans for the Potter the Otter videos/activities. To access links make sure you are clicking on the At Home Learning Packet Week 7 to find them.
Lesson Plans and activities for April 27-May 1
I hope everyone is staying safe and having fun during our distance learning time. Don't forget to join us on Fridays for our weekly Zoom session. Attached below are the plans for this week, nursery rhyme, and some extra resources. If you need anything, or I can help in anyway, please just email, text, or call me!
For this week, I would love to see your child draw, paint, or build their own dinosaur. However creative you and your child would like to get, I would love to see it. Just email me pictures or video of completed dinosaur work.
If we were having normal school, we would be entering the month where your child would present a nursery rhyme on our Nursery Rhyme Day. Ivy thought that we should and could still do this from home! So here's how to do it: Have your child pick his/her favorite nursery rhyme that we have learned this school year. Then dress up or use props to act out the nursery rhyme. Video or take pictures and send to me when you have finished this activity. I love this day at school, and hope to be able to have some of you participate from home. If you can't video it, but you want to share it, have your child present it at one of our Friday Zoom sessions. Any questions, just ask!
This link Kinder Math Worksheets will take you to printable Math worksheets. These are optional for you to use however/whenever. If you can't print them, have your child answer verbally with you.
Mr. Brady asked us to share this with you about yearbooks:
“Don’t let this year pass without getting a 2020 Yearbook. Order online with a credit card at www.yearbookordercenter.com.”
This link Yearbook Video will take you to a video he made!
Ms. Woerner also made a video from photos and videos that teachers sent in. If you haven't seen it floating around on Facebook here is a link to it:https://youtu.be/iLgAp4LDSxI
Here are the links to books and activities with the dinosaur theme for this week:
- Learn more about dinosaurs at:
- This Site has Tons of Ideas for Dinosaur Themed Preschool learning:
- Online books:
- Dinosaur themed learning games:
- Dinosaur movement breaks:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS1cPJhQPmM Dr. Jean Dinosaur Boogie
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPrmY7labLA We are the Dinosaurs
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isAbhjIYamA Dinosaur Disco Yoga
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnlDBKD2S78 Tiny T-Rex Kids Yoga
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8fapoBDK4 Mother Goose Dinosaur Stomp
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imhi98dHa5w Go Noodle, Dinosaur Stomp
- Listen to a read aloud:
This link Lakeshore Printables will take you to more printable worksheets from Lakeshore. This is optional and only if you are looking for extra work!
Lesson Plans and activities for April 20-24
Hello everyone! I heard that we will be doing this distance learning for the rest of the school year. I will miss all of you, and I hope that everyone (parents and kids) comes to see me on orientation or Open House or any activity at school! Here are the weekly plans and nursery rhymes! Don't forget we will Zoom on Friday at the same time as the previous weeks. Any questions please email or call me!
This week, I would also like you to have your child draw a self portrait and send that to me in a scan, photo, or however possible.
Also, please have your child draw either a snake, alligator, frog, or lizard to go with the theme this week, and send me a picture/scan/something!
Below you will find two videos that can be used with reptiles and amphibians:
Amphibians: Educational Video for Kids
Reptiles: Educational Video for Kids
I received a new digital packet from my Kindergarten Crate service. You will find a book to watch and activities that you may do that flow with the theme of the book. Please remember that this is optional and you don't have to print the activities to be able to do them!
http://bit.ly/prekbee If you do any of it though, I would love to see pictures or video!
Additional resources: DIG Pre-K at Home an online learning platform that features Dr. Jean's educational videos, The Letter People Songs, The Letter People Games, and a comprehensive Resource section with extensive activities to complete at home. DIG is a core Pre-K program that develops the whole child, inspires big learning across all domains, and grows early learners into confident kindergarten-ready students. During this COVID-19 stay-at-home season, this resource will be FREE to teachers and families.
Lesson Plans and activities for April 13-17
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! We hunted eggs at our house even though the youngest is 12! Please remember I need a weekly contact with you in the form of an email or phone call! Here are this weeks lesson links for you to use:
Don't forget the StarFall link and passcode that I emailed out last week or the free ABCMouse link at the bottom of this page are all things you can use if you want to!
Email me if you have questions or need help with anything!
YouTube Videos links:
What a Plant Needs to Stay Alive | Springtime Song | Science Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
Parts of A Plant | I'm A Plant | Plants Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
Cartoon for Kids‼️ Plant Needs. Science for Children
Sesame Street: Grover Talks About Plants
Additional Websites for you to look at and use as needed:
PBS Kids--Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning!
National Geographic for Kids--Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.
Waterford--Offers FREE Early Learning Boost Emails that will help you engage your child in positive learning experiences during the week. Three times a week, your inbox will get videos and activities teaching literacy, math, or science concepts for 3 & 4 year-olds.
Seussville--Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends.
San Diego Zoo--website just for kids has amazing videos, activities, and games.
Transition to Kindergarten--Find helpful and developmentally appropriate resources for both educators and parents for assisting children with making the transition from pre-k to kindergarten.
Vooks--get 1 month free when you sign up for storybooks brought to life.
Storyline Online--lots of great read aloud books!
Happy Numbers--free until the end of the school year!
SplashLearn-Fun Math Practice--parents can sign up for free for grades K-5
Lesson Plans and activities for April 6-10
Some of you may have finished all of the activities that were posted for last week, so I thought that I would give more for those that would like them. Remember not all things posted must be done just do what you can.
Here is the link to find the lesson plans for this week. Weekly Lesson Plans-Week 3
This week is also the week we would have had our parent activity and Easter egg hunt. I'm a little bummed out to be missing this, but here are links to a packet that you would have received if we had been at school. Sorry they are individual links...I couldn't figure out one that would encompass them all.
This link will take you to free printables that you can use however you would like to use it: https://www.education.com/worksheets/
Nursery rhymes this week are still posted below in last week's plans and activities.
YouTube Videos links to provide to your families:
Winter Books on YouTube:
A Snowflake: A Winter Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cky-c4J3kZg
Animals in Winter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6NX7l8g044
Spring Books on YouTube:
How Do You Know It's Spring? Stories for Kids
Welcome Back Spring!
Fall Books on YouTube:
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
The Biggest Apple
Summer Books on YouTube:
Summer By Alice Low
And Then Comes Summer
Four Seasons Books on YouTube:
Four Seasons for Kids
A Book of Seasons
Lesson Plans and activities for April 1-April 3
Here is a link to find the lesson plans for the week. These are guidlines for you to use with your child at home. If you have other activities that you are doing and they are working, keep doing them!
Here is a link --> bit.ly/kingleopack to King Leonard's Teddy. This is a packet that will have ideas that you can use with a theme of recycling. This link here http://kindergartenvideos.com/king-leonards-teddy will open up the book for your child to hear the story.
This link KindergartenVideos.com will take you to a variety of kid friendly videos for your child to enjoy.
These links will open up the nursery rhymes for this week. I am including 2 nursery rhymes since some may want to work on things this week as well as next week.
Old Woman in Shoe Nursery Rhyme this would have been our rhyme for last week.
Hot Cross Buns Nursery Rhyme this would have been our rhyme for this week (March 30-April 3).
Remember you can choose to print and color the rhyme as they learn it, or you can just learn the rhyme. If you are unable to print, packets will be available Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd for pickup but are not necessary. You can have your child draw a picture and color it to go along with the rhyme instead of coloring a picture!
Click here for a link to free ABC Mouse!
Please remember that if you have any questions at all email or call me.
My email Summer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.