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Pre-K Distance Learning

Pre-K Distance Learning

Dear Families,

In this unprecedented COVID-19  crisis, you stepped in and helped in unremarkable ways with your child’s education at home.  I know it wasn’t easy, and wasn’t ideal, but your dedication to your child’s education has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.  Students’ families and educators have always been a team, but this year we truly showed what TEAMWORK is all about.  Thank you for all your dedication, effort and support!

The Pre-K Teachers

Teachers’ Contact Information**

Melinda Asuma  masuma@vmps.org

Kathy Kemen kkemen@vmps.org

Dawn Koski dkoski@vmps.org

Shanon Kush-Jeffery skushjeffery@vmps.org

Brad Matuszak bmatuszak@vmps.org

Video Lessons and Ideas:

Previous Weeks Video Links

May 4 Video   https://youtu.be/VVqd6tAcVik    May 11 Video https://youtu.be/8wwDpZSweiw

May 5  https://youtu.be/NKFNJzyPQBM            May 12 Video  https://youtu.be/aboGsMfmuDU

May 6 Video   https://youtu.be/qpEhhW33SiI   May 12 Video https://youtu.be/GzQVfKnDbmE

May 7 Video   https://youtu.be/Dvv6lG0FxBM  May 13 Video https://youtu.be/FQbNpl9zcoI

Letters and Sounds- Painting Letters

Paint letters with water on the sidewalk.  As the water dries, the letters disappear.

Math-Measuring

Make a water tub.  Add measuring cups, measuring spoons and bottles.  Measure the water.  Which cup or spoon holds the most water?

Fine Motor-Car Wash or Doll Bath

Set up a mini car wash or barbie doll bath.  Get a tub of water small cars or dolls, sponges to wash and clean the toys.

Gross Motor-Obstacle Course

Make an obstacle course with chalk on the sidewalk or driveway.  Draw circles to hop in, lines to tip toe on, and spirals to spin in.

Art/STEM

Find a box and make a car or train.  The adult will need to cut the box for the child as needed.  What features are you going to add to your vehicle?  Will your vehicle be able to roll or slide?

Play dough recipe  Playdough Recipe

                            May Choice Board

Read a book in the bathtub. Find 7 triangles, 7 squares, and 7 circles. Create a tin foil structure.  
Skate on wax paper or paper plates. Make a “bucket list” to do during the shelter at home phase. Blow bubbles.  What shape did you make?  Predict how many bubbles you will blow each try.
Make a pattern with sticks and rocks. Pick a flower and find 5 things longer than the flower. Put a message board in the kitchen and write silly messages to each other.
Draw shapes with chalk. Make a map of your house. Draw a picture of something that makes you happy.

Choose 2 activities from the choice board to do each week with your family.

Fingerplays:

 

Tommy Thumbs        https://youtu.be/k5_oRrCkguE     Little Rabbit Foo Foo   https://youtu.be/E03EskO4s9Y

Where is Thumbkin  https://youtu.be/y9abjE3Lw0k      Slippery Fish                  https://youtu.be/8pD9j0ktXXM

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed  https://youtu.be/mY-oDVyiT04

Tiny Tim                     https://youtu.be/d90WcDSL3dI

 

Active Movement Links:

These are some of the favorite movement songs from the children at the Parkview Pre-K program.

Zero the Hero                     https://youtu.be/LJwK226dqQs

Jump                                    https://youtu.be/kcQJDpj5TSY

Goldfish                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-wnQKRHTs

Go Noodle                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwn4beja1QE

Going on a Bear Hunt       https://youtu.be/WzIcu6tbEko

Listen and Move                https://youtu.be/j24_xH5uvdA

More Resources

Scholastic Learn At Home-Day to day projects to keep children reading, thinking and growing.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

Cosmic Kids Yoga– Find yoga and mindfulness activities channel for kids 3+

http://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Learning Station-Fun songs that teach.

https://www.learningstationmusic.com

National Aquarium-Experience the Black-tip Reef with fascinating animals such as black-tip reef sharks, tasselled wobbegongs, clown triggerfish and honeycomb stingrays.

https://www.aqua.org/Experience/Blacktip-Reef

Sesame Street-There are wonderful games, videos, and art projects for young children, featuring their favorite characters.

http://www.sesamestreet.org/

Dr. Jean- Fun Dr. Jean you tube songs that teach.

https://www.youtube.com/user/alexgmay/videos

National Geographic Kids-There are great animal videos, games and more to explore at national geographic kids.

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Story Time

There are bright and engaging stories, appropriate for a variety of ages at Brightly Storytime.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQagFNHMrGgQpYunk4rHXg

Virtual Field Trips

This virtual field trip and adventure get an up-close look at some of the many wonders of the world from landmarks to museums to zoos and aquariums.

https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/field-trip-ideas/

Social Emotional Resources

Create a daily visual schedule using the items for the link below.   Parents can request a paper version be mailed to your home or email skushjeffery@vmps.org for a copy.

Daily Schedule

Helping Your Child During the Pandemic

Many children are asking their parents why can’t I go to school.   You will read the social story for your child while the video runs answering the question “Why Can’t I Go To School?” from the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations.

  • Virginia Minnesota Public Schools
  • ISD 706
  • 411 South 5th Ave.
  • Virginia, MN 55792
  • Phone: 218-749-5437
  • Fax: 218-741-8522