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At Home Distance Learning
Reptiles Past and Present
The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
The Lizard from the Park by Mark Pett
Patrick’s Dinosaurs by Carol Carrick
The Teeny Weeny Tadpole by Sheridan Cain
From Tadpole to Frog by Wendy Pfeffer
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
Baby Rattlesnake by Te Ata
I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor – Peter, Paul, and Mary
Five Little Speckled Frogs – The Kiboomers
The Dinosaur Song – Big Word Club
Green Anaconda Song – Big Word Club
More Fun from The Acorn Teachers and Staff; Keep checking for updates!
A special Spring treat, thanks to the Dahm family!!! Please log in to the Updates for Current Parents page to see a link to a fun surprise, through the end of May. (This link has been working inconsistently for some reason; if you have trouble, an alternate route is to click on the PARENTS tab, then UPDATES FOR CURRENT PARENTS; then log in. You should see the link.) UPDATE May 1: A SECOND STORY is added, thanks once again to the Dahm family! Please enjoy!
Books and Videos for Our Acorn Friends.
5/22/2020 Ms. Wendy reads Hotter than a Hotdog by Stephanie Calmenson
5/22/2020 Ms. Wendy reads Summertime from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Hayward, and Ira Gershwin
5/28/2020 Horns with Ms. Lily and her Dad
5/22/2020 Ms. Wendy reads Dr. Seuss's Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!
One of our music teachers, Ms. Lana, shares music time with the children.
5/28/2020 Pre-K Music with Lana
5/28/2020 Kinder Music with Lana
5/28/2020 Read with Lana- Mama Don’t Allow by: Edith Thacher Hord
5/28/2020 Musical Notations with Ms. Lana
5/20/2020 Ms. Lana reads Possum Come a-Knockin’ by Nancy Van Laan
5/20/2020 Make a paper boat with Ms. Lana
5/20/2020 Ms. Lana’s Kinder Music
5/20/2020 Ms. Lana’s Pre-K Music
5/13/2020 Read with Lana- Baby Rattlesnake by Te Ata, Lynn Moroney
5/13/2020 Kinder Music with Lana!
5/13/2020 Pre-K Music with Lana!
5/06/2020 Lana reads Mortimer by Robert Munsch
5/06/2020 Musical Notation with Lana!
5/06/2020 Kinder Music with Lana!
5/06/2020 Pre-K Music with Lana!
4/30/2020 Kinder Music with Lana!
4/29/2020 Pre-K Music with Lana!
4/23/2020 Lana's Kinder Music!
4/22/2020 Lana's Pre-K Music!
4/15/2020 Lana's Music for Kindergarten
4/15/2020 Lana's Preschool Music Fun!
4/8/2020 Lana's Music for Preschoolers
4/8/2020 Lana's Kinder Music Notation Activity; use your note cards that Lana provided in your Kinder bag!
Our art teacher, Ms. Sudie, shares art time with the children.
5/28/2020 Art with Ms. Sudie- Claude Monet
5/13/2020 Art with Sudie- Andy Warhol
5/06/2020 Jackson Pollock with Ms. Sudie!
4/30/2020 Art with Sudie! Rousseau!
4/30/2020 Art with Sudie- Adriel McGill
4/23/2020 Sudie reads When Pigasso met Mootisse by Nina Laden
4/23/2020 Art with Sudie- Matisse!
A Kindergarten Tradition: Reading The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Current kinder families can log in and visit our Updates for Current Parents to hear Wendy read through the chapters. (This link has been working inconsistently for some reason; if you have trouble, an alternate route is to click on the PARENTS tab, then UPDATES FOR CURRENT PARENTS; then log in. You should see all the Chapter links.)
Another Kindergarten Tradition: The Art Show!
5/20/2020 Ms. Lily’s Rube Goldberg Experiment
5/13/2020 Lily’s Density Experiment: Liquid Rainbows and Liquid Fireworks!
5/07/2020 Dr. Mara reads How to Raise a Mom by Jean Reagan
5/06/2020 Wendy reads a favorite story- Five Minutes' Peace by Jill Murphy
5/06/2020 Wendy reads one of her family’s favorites: The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
5/04/2020 Ms. Lily and her Mom reading Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino and illustrated by Steven Kellogg.
4/28/2020 Miniature Fiesta Baby Chick Parade!
4/22/2020 Make Moon Dough with Carrie!
4/21/2020 Check out a video of the baby chicks!
4/21/2020 What is in my child's activity bag?
4/19/2020 Mara Reads Grandfather Tang's Story
4/19/2020 Mara reads Just a Dream
4/18/2020 Watch the baby chicks hatch!!! Babies are arriving early.
4/15/2020 Carrie reads What Makes A Shadow by Clyde Robert Bulla!
4/15/2020 Mara reads Shadow Magic!
4/15/2020 Wendy Candles our Eggs!
4/15/2020 Jo reads Because of an Acorn, shows some of her acorn collection, and gives a quilt to her acorn friends! She can't wait for you to snuggle up with it at school!
4/9/2020 Casting Shadows with Carrie
4/9/2020 Carrie washes her hands!
4/9/2020 Wendy reads Frog and Toad
4/5/2020 Signing with Good Friends
4/5/2020 Sing along and sign Good Friends
4/3/2020 Pamela shares Marbleized Art!
4/2/2020 Maria and Mary Ellen paint with ball moss!
3/30/2020 It's incubation time! Rich explains the process to us. What a wonderful Acorn tradition that even a quarantine can't stop!
3/30/2020 Edney talks about how a thermometer works! We have thermometers in our incubators!
3/27/20 Pamela and Lily share 50 Cool Things You can do with a Box, posted on beactivekids.org: a followup to reading Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
3/27/20 Sudie is in her garden sharing her Georgia O'Keeffe art lesson
3/26/2020 Lourdes reads Hi, Pizza Man!
3/25/2020 Carrie performs a Sink/Float experiment! Collect a few things at home and join in the fun!
Enjoy a musical reading of Five Little Ducks with Colleen!
3/21/2020 A list of fun from our Kinder teacher, Lizzie...
Fun things to do when you are at home
- Create an obstacle course and complete it
- Ask your family about a famous artist and look up their work
- Make up a work out and complete it with a family member
- Play a board game
- Write a card to a friend
- Make a musical instrument using items from around the house, (toilet paper rolls, rubber bands etc.) and play it! Make a video!
- Draw a self-portrait while looking in the mirror
- Bake something with a grown up!
- Make up a new game. Write down the rules and play
- Have an indoor picnic/living room camp-out
- Make a paper boat. At bath time, test it out!
- Draw a picture of how you are feeling
- Put on a play. You can even dress up with clothes around the house. Take pictures or record it!
- Take a virtual field trip of a famous museum- links online!
- Start a family book club. Discuss favorite characters and what parts you like best, and why.
3/20/2020 Blue Star teacher, Allyson, reads a class favorite, Dinosaurs Love Underpants!
3/19 2020 Hi, friends, Jo reads the story Who Sank the Boat? Can you make a boat?
3/19 2020 Our worm friends from Kindergarten and the upstairs classroom are happy in their new home in the playground garden! Take a look! Can you find any worms in your yard?
3/18/2020 Hi, Acorn Friends, Here is link a to our Kindergarten teacher, Leslie McCrary, reading her book, Shoo Wee Okapi. Enjoy!