Weekly Activities


June 8-11

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Our last day of school is Thursday 6/11! We look forward to seeing you in the fall, the summer, or around town! Wishing you all the best


Word Art

What you will need:-Paper-Marker-Paint-Q-tipWhat to do: What words are your child learning? With this project they can practice sounding out and writing these words. On a piece of paper neatly write out one word. They can identify each letter and its sound. Then they can follow up with dipping a Q-tip in paint and tracing the letters.  


Sticker Patterns


Card stock, strips or sheets of paper


Marker, sharpie or pen (optional)  

This is a fun sequencing and early foundational math activity to try at home. Start by creating a pattern from stickers that allows your child to then replicate. Elaborate on this by discussing the pattern and encouraging them to develop their own. Children love to share their work, so following up with an opportunity for them to articulate and share their work helps with other useful developmental skills. Preparing fun shapes, such as the snakes seen above, can create more visual interest to help draw your child into the activity. Some may even be ready to help with this step of the activity themselves! Also consider using questioning to utilize the language and literacy of early math concepts such as, "What sticker would come next in this sequence?" 


Grinding Eggshells



Mortar and pestle



This fun practical life skill can be easily incorporated into your weekly, if not more, at home schedule. By providing the set-up, your child can practice the hand eye coordination in using the mortar and pestle to crush used eggshells into a finer powder. From there, the eggshells, with a spoon, can be distributed into the soil of indoor or outdoor plants as a functioning fertilizer boost. This activity can also help prompt discussions about plant care and life-cycles.   


Creating a butterfly with paint, and discussing symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes, as well as lines of symmetry.

Printable Shapes: https://www.firstpalette.com/printable/shapes-basic.html

This is the link for the Symmtery lesson...I cannot get it to give me a "share" option to put it here properly...but if you copy paste you should be able to access it. I will keep trying to fix it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFzktJNmnPU

This is a math (geometry) and art lesson combined. Using paint and folded paper, students will create a butterfly, noticing that both sides are mirror images. This will be followed by a discussion and activity about symmetrical objects and asymmetrical objects, as well as lines of symmetry. Once the paint is dry on the butterfly, the rest of the picture can be decorated to create the beautiful garden image!

Paint brushes or spoons
Bowls or cups for paint and water
A towel to wipe up spills
Markers or colored pencils to add detail (optional)
Free printable shapes
Prepared YouTube video on symmetry

1. Pour small amounts of paint into cups and add a paint brush or spoon to each cup, or prepare watercolors
2. Have water ready to rinse brushes
3. Fold paper in half
4. Add various colors of paint to the left side of the paper representing the smaller, top part of a butterfly.
5. Add various colors of paint to the left side of the paper representing the larger, bottom part of a butterfly.
6. Carefully fold the paper in half so paint is squished and blended on both sides
7. Set aside to dry
8. Watch YouTube video on symmetry, or, if unable to watch, discuss how are objects that are exactly the same on either side (a mirror image) are considered symmetrical, and objects that are not the same on both sides, are considered asymmetrical.
9. Download free printable of basic shapes, or draw some basic shapes like a triangle, square and rectangle
10. Find lines of symmetry together by folding the paper and drawing lines wherever the shapes match up exactly when folded
11. Return to the butterfly painting and find the line of symmetry 
12. Paint or draw the butterfly body, antennae, and the rest of the garden nature scene!