Learn from Home

Calendar

https://www.pucclemars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Learning-From-Home-Calendar.pdf

Activity Ideas

Week 1

Triangles: https://www.pucclemars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03-31-Week-1-Triangles.docx

Letter U: https://www.pucclemars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/04-01-Week-1-Uu.docx

Week 2: Will be posted April 7 & 8

Week 3: Will be posted April 14 & 15

Week 4: Will be posted April 21 & 22

Week 5: Will be posted April 28 & 29

Week 6: Will be posted May 5 & 6

Week 7: Will be posted May 12 & 13

A Message from Ms. Shannon (3/22/20):

Hello, Parents!

After taking the week to gather my thoughts, I am ready to give online preschool a shot! While I don’t expect you to spend 2 ½ hours a day holding preschool sessions with your child, many of you have reached out to me, asking how you can continue where we left off in the classroom. I plan to provide videos, activity ideas, and support to you. 

Here are a few things to know going into this:

Worksheets: Many parents have asked me to create worksheets and/or send links to worksheets online.  While I am not against worksheets and can see a place for them occasionally, I believe preschool children learn best through interaction, exposure to literacy, hands-on activities, music, movement, and play!  Don’t worry!  I will give you ideas on how to provide all of this for your child!

Support: When I agreed to be your child’s teacher, I planned on teaching him/her through mid-May, not mid-March.  For the next two months (or until we are back at school), please know I am dedicated to being a support system and a resource for your family.  If you need something (academic advice, a service, an idea, or an ear!), please reach out.  You are not “bothering me!”

Supplies: When I post activity ideas, I will try to be mindful of the supplies you may or may not have at home.  Keep in mind, my lesson plans are not required homework assignments.  Some of the activities will work for you; others may not. 

Interaction: I seriously miss the kids—their voices, their hugs, their stories, their energy!  I would love to know what you’re doing at home, what lesson plans/activities are working, and how you they are coping during a time of change and uncertainty.  Please feel free to reach out to me.  I would love to watch a video, see a picture your child drew, hear their voices, etc.

Early Literacy: Even if you decide not to complete the activities I provide, PLEASE keep these 7 activities in mind.  These skills will help your child develop early literacy skills that will benefit him/her now and long-term:

  1. Talk
  2. Sing
  3. Read
  4. Write
  5. Count
  6. Laugh
  7. Play

Every Child Ready to Read: http://everychildreadytoread.org

Prime Age to Engage: https://primeagetoengage.com/

Early Learning Standards: I don’t expect you to become an expert on the Early Learning Standards, but I want you to know they exist!  

https://educateiowa.gov/sites/files/ed/documents/IowaEarlyLearningStandards-3rdEdition12.20.18_508.pdf

I think we are ready to get started!………………..

All Students

This is our beginning of the day routine! We also discuss the calendar, the day’s schedule, and any other important information. We call this time our Meeting and follow it with exercise!

3-4 Year Olds


Printable Meet the Shapes Coloring Pages with Songs: https://www.pucclemars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Shapes-Coloring.pdf

Here are the numbers posters I used in the video. (I apologize they scanned so crooked).

https://www.pucclemars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Numbers-0-11.pdf

4 & 5 Year Olds

Videos

Here are a few YouTube Videos that correlate with our curriculum:

Teen Numbers: Search for Jack Hartmann Teen Numbers Workout
Visual Phonics: Search for Visual Phonics Letter-Sound Chant Annie Hoppe
Lettercise: Search for Lettercise Becky Doyle

The letter R says /ruh/, not /er/! 🙂

Printables

Capital Letters Coloring Pages: https://www.pucclemars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Capital-Letters-Alphabet-Coloring.pdf