Thursday, June 25
Thank you so much for an amazing school year!
Question for the Week:
How will I continue to change and grow?
Weekly Foundational Read-Aloud:
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada
The YouTube Link to the weekly Read-Aloud is located: HERE!
· What does the idea in this book look like? Why do you think the illustrator made the idea look this way? Is that what all ideas look like?
· Think about a good idea you have had. Tell a partner about this idea.
· What can you do if someone else does not like your idea?
My Favorite part of the very hungry Caterpillar
Learn at Home activities for today
Does it Change?
Provide an assortment of materials for your child to try to mix together such as oil and vinegar and flour and water. Invite him/her to predict what will happen when they combine the materials. Once they mix materials, ask them to reflect on their predictions and what occurs. Do the materials change? How?
Provide your child with various objects such as recycled materials and challenge them to select one and transform it into something new. Allow them to use an assortment of art materials such as recycled materials, collage materials, markers, paint, glue, etc. to transform the object they select. Talk with them about what the original item was and what they have transformed it into as well as how they transformed the object. When finished, they can write about how they transformed the object.
Continued Weekly Activity
Now and Later
Invite your child to reflect on the things they can do now and things they would like to do in the future. Fold a piece of paper in half, title one side “Now” and the other “Later.” Talk with your child about the things they can do now and things they are looking forward to doing when they are older. Write your child’s responses on the paper or invite them to do their own writing; help them pay special attention to the sounds they hear in the words.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Thank you to all the students and parents that have sent me pictures of the children's work.
For additional Music and Movement Activities, please look at Ms. Alma's Blog, located HERE!
I will be calling parents twice a week to check in. If you would like to share any resources with other families, please let me know and I will add it to the blog!
Some resources that have been shared by parents:
Khan Academy Kids
TinyBots (onetime $2.99 fee)
Miss Megan's Camp Kindergarten (facebook)
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (facebook)
Other Useful Resources / Tips / Ideas
Brain Pop Jr. - Math Games
Scholastic Learn at Home - The website offers multiple days of content including read-alouds, movement activities, STEM activities, drawing activities, building activities, etc.
One of the parents suggested to set up a free Zoom account and have one family member or friend teach their child something new each day via a Zoom call!
If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed during our weekly phone calls, please feel free to email me at
As always, please make sure to read the OLQM school blog for additional updates and information located, HERE!