Here are some videos and activities for you to enjoy with your child while you are at home. Please share your favorite articles and ideas with The Acorn, so we can add to our list.
Books and Videos for Our Acorn Friends.
9/02/2020 Lily Reads If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!
6/10/2020 Lily Reads Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
6/07/2020 Read with Ms. Carrie- MOONCAKE by Frank Asch
6/07/2020 Read with Ms. Carrie- How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
6/03/2020 Meet Winnifred the Turtle and read a story with Ms. Lily!
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 and Older Preschooler Music
4/8/2020 Lana's Kinder Music Notation Activity; use your note cards that Lana provided in your Kinder bag!
Lana Introduces Music for April 1, 2020
Lana's Preschool Music #1 April 1, 2020
Lana;s Preschool Music #2 April 1, 2020
Lana's Music for Kinder April 1, 2020
Our art teacher, Ms. Sudie, shares art time with the children.
5/28/2020 Art with Ms. Sudie- Claude Monet
5/28/2020 Other links for kids wanting to explore Monet- Linnea in Monets Garden, Claude Monet Art Museums Video, and The Crafty Classroom Monet ideas for kids
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 Sudie creates Pablo Picasso Edible Fractured Faces
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!
3/23/2020 Lily at Home with her Piano! Hummingbirds and Caterpillars, enjoy a visit with Lily!
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!
Distance Learning News
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Outer Space Ideas
This week our theme is Outer Space! Space is filled with so much beauty and wonder. Enjoy stargazing with your child this week and learning about the Solar System together. Please continue to email TallOaks@theacornschool.net with any pictures of your child engaging in any of these activities or ideas. We love seeing imaginations soar!
If You Decide to Go to the Moon by Faith McNulty
Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill
Pete the Cat: Out of This World by James Dean
Solar System by Jill McDonald
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Interplanet Janet – Schoolhouse Rock
Jupiter - Gustav Holst composed The Planets from 1914-1916. It is a seven movement orchestral suite that includes Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. It has inspired music for many science fiction films. Mars in particular inspired some music in Star Wars. The most popular movement from this suite is Jupiter, which can be found here.
An Adventure in Space – Greg and Steve (You need to turn on your imaginations for this one and act out what is being described.)
Solar System Song by Clare and Si Bennett
The Dwarf Planet Song featuring Jessica Pace Lyells, Loki Alohikea, Jan van der Beek, and Sophia Oaks
Space Unicorns – Parry Gripp and Brianne Drouhard
Footage from Apollo 11 Launch and Landing on the Moon 1969
Footage from SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon Rocket Launch on May 30, 2020
Chris Hadfield Brushes His Teeth in Space
Chris Hadfield’s Space Kitchen
Planet Sun Catchers Moon Bread
Gross Motor Moon Craters Space Theme Sensory Tub
Human Sundial Experiment Puffy Paint Moon
Straw Rocket Launcher Balloon Rocket
Star Counting Activity Starlit Night Foam Cup
Come Read with Us!
06/10/2020 Lily Reads Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
06/07/2020 Read with Ms. Carrie- MOONCAKE by Frank Asch
06/07/2020 Read with Ms. Carrie- How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers