We hope you are all healthy and doing well. We miss you terribly and want to reach out with some suggestions about the upcoming weeks remote learning. You can access this information provided from the district by going to: LPS Remote Learning Materials
The best advise we can give you when going into the center-based preschool folder is to click on the blue document titled: Center Based Preschool Information for Families – School Closure. This document will give you links to ideas for one week at a time and organizes it a little better. We would recommend choosing one activity from each of the categories each day. We know some of these activities might ask for materials you may not have at home. We have discussed some options and accommodations for some of these activities that you might find helpful when thinking about what materials you already have. Below we will list some of the activity names for the following week and give some suggestions for changes that might help you think about using the materials you already have available and not having to purchase anything.
Walk A Letter: If you do not have letter cards you can make these with any scrap paper you have and a pen. Instead of using masking tape you can make large letters with string/yarn, belts, towels or anything that can be lain flat and bent.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: This can be done during any meal. You can also use this as a dramatic play opportunity for students to set a table for their dolls or stuffed animals. This will give them different opportunities to count.
Go Fish: If you do not have cards you can make some of your own. You can write numbers on scrap paper and then add some dots to match the quantity. To make this game a little easier you can also sort your cards to only have the numbers 1-5 or you can add all the way to 10. If your child is ready for higher numbers you can add those as well.
Making Modeling Dough: This recipe is pretty basic, but can be made without the cream of tartar if you do not have that available. Cream of Tartar adds to the elasticity of the dough. There are many other recipes that can be found on the web as well. One of our favorites uses kool-aid and it smells great and already has the color in it.
What Time Is It Mr. Fox: You do not need to have a fox for this activity. You can use any toy/stuffy that you have in your house. We suggest something that is highly enticing for your student. They can ask, “What time is it Mr./Mrs _______?” Masking tape is not necessary either. This game can be played outside using cracks in concrete, sticks or lines in dirt as the line. You can also use anything that can be lain flat on the ground inside like a belt or towel. Another fun idea to keep students engaged in this activity is to change the way they are moving; baby steps, giant steps, walking/moving like and animal.
Drawing to Music: If you do not have crayons or markers students could use pens or pencils. You can use sale adds as scrap paper for them to draw on .
Alphabet March: Here are some instrument ideas from stuff you might have around the house; use a water bottle and fill partially with rice or beans, pans/Tupperware to hit with cooking utensils, empty medicine bottles filled with bolts, box as a drum or add rubber bands to make guitar.
We truly hope you are all well and please tell your student that we are thinking about them everyday and wish we could give them a giant hug or high-five. Please let us know if you have and questions. You are amazing and we believe in each one of you. Stay strong, we can do this!
Mrs. Losey and Ms. Jamie