Week of June 8th- Final Week of Lessons
First, find a work mat! You can use a towel, bathmat, placemat, etc. Your child is used to having a designated workspace; one that they know is only theirs, and that they can safely leave their work on if they need a break, or something else comes up. They know where to come back to.
Second, have your child help you make these works! It encourages ownership and learning, plus its extra time together!
Last, rescue is robbery! Try your hardest to step back and just watch! You'll be surprised how much they can figure out!
Practical Life: Seed Sorting
You will need 4 different varieties of seeds (6 seeds of each variety), 5 small bowls and a tray.
-Take 6 seeds from each variety and mix all together in one of the bowls
-Place on the tray
-Place other 4 bowls around the bowl of seeds on the tray
-Have your child sort the seeds, by variety into the 4 bowls
-When all the seeds have been sorted, gently pour the seeds back into the original bowl.
*Tip: Use seed varieties that look different. I used pumpkin, corn, sunflower, and green beans.*
Practical Life: Dry Spooning
You will need rice, 2 bowls, a small spoon and a tray.
-Place rice in one of the bowls.
-Place the bowl of rice on the left side of the tray.
-Place empty bowl on the right side of the tray.
-Place small spoon on the tray.
-Have your child take the small spoon and start transferring the rice from the bowl on the left to the bowl on the right.
-Once the rice is in bowl on the right, it is now time to transfer the rice back to the bowl on the left.
-Once the rice is all transferred back to original bowl on the left, the work is completed.
*Tips: You can color the rice with food coloring, or if you do not have any rice around feel free to use pasta, quinoa, dried beans, salt, paper corns, etc. the options are endless!*
Sensorial: Search and Find
You will need a large container, uncooked rice/salt/beans/pasta, and many interesting objects (Ex.: sequins, marbles or legos).
-Fill a large bowl or bin with uncooked/dry material of choice and your many interesting objects.
-Find all of the hidden objects.
*Math extension: Once your child has found all of the objects, they can place them in a line to count. Can also make groups of 5, 10 etc. to count that way.*
Math and Art: Create your own Color By Number
This works well with abstract design. Try googling abstract art color pages for kids!
Movement: Animal Alphabet Yoga
All you need is your body and your imagination for this yoga lesson!
-Start by finding a nice open space for your yoga practice. If it’s sunny, try taking it outside!
-For each letter of the alphabet come up with an animal that starts with the letter
-Create a yoga pose that mimics that animals body or movement (i.e.: Alligator- Plank position, Butterfly- Sit with feet together and flap your legs like wings)
-Take turns going back and forth for each letter
-All participants do every pose
Practical Life: Window Washing
You will need a spray bottle or bowl of water, a washcloth and a towel. Don’t be surprised if you child washes the same window multiple times. They love this work in the classroom!
-Fill bowl or spray bottle with water
-Wet and wash window with washcloth
-Dry the window with the towel
-Repeat or find another window or glass door to wash
-Hang towels to dry