Learning at Home: May 18, 2020

Watch Morah Lana read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J3jZxT6MfM
It's Monday, which means it's time to practice writing letter sounds.
Today's sounds are c, a and d.  You may start with c and practice writing a big 'c' and then fill the page with lots of c's.  Draw two lines if your child is ready for this and encourage them to practice writing within the lines.  For lower case letters a and d, tell your child to start near the top ...'go round, up and down on the line.' (For d it's 'round, all the way up and down on the line.' ) Demonstrate first for your child and have them watch carefully. Your child should be able to write a 'c' before moving on to 'a' and then 'd.' Go easy, writing letters should be fun - your child may want to experiment with lots of colors and maybe only practice 'c.' 
Number Rhyme:
Draw 5 little ducks, each on their own little piece of paper. (Oval body, circle head and beak, or have your child draw the ducks!) Line them up, 5 in a row. Sing the song, and count the ducks each time.
5 little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
But only 4 little ducks came back.
4 Little ducks went out one day...
3  Little ducks went out one day...
2 Little ducks went out one day...
1 Little duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
But no little ducks came swimming back.
Sad Mother duck went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said 'Quack, quack, quack, quack!'
And all 5 ducks came swimming back!
Extension: Line up the ducks, count. Take some away, count how many are left.  
Join Morah Nicole on a tour of her pond and meet Mr. and Mrs. Mallard Duck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7FWAI-oz-8
Mallard Duck Craft
Materials needed:
White construction paper
Brown paint
Paint brush
Green construction paper
Yellow construction paper
Yellow or brown crafting feathers(if you do not have these at your house, you can paint and glue on a coffee filter to serve as the wing feathers.)
Googly eyes (if you have them)
Black Marker
Paint your child's hand entirely with brown paint. Help place your child’s hand, paint side down, onto the white construction paper. The palm portion of your child’s hand should be to your right, and the finger portion of the print should be towards your left (the finger prints serve as the tail feathers of the duck).
Next, have your child cut out a circle on the green construction paper and glue it above the brown hand print. This is the duck’s head. 
After the green head is glued down, have your child cut a small triangle out of the yellow construction paper and glue this onto the green head. This is the duck’s bill.
When this step is completed, your child can now glue on the wing feathers (or painted coffee filter, if you have no craft feathers at your house.)
Finally, it is time for your child to glue on the googly eye or to draw on the duck’s eye with a marker.
You have created a Mallard Duck like the one you saw in the video!

Gross Motor:
Materials required - multiple pieces of blue paper, scissors.
With your child, cut out wavy circles out of the blue construction paper. Try to create different sizes, but keep in mind that your child needs to be able to stand on each piece with at least one foot.
Find an area inside or outside of your house that is big enough (and safe enough), for your child to jump.
Together with your child, randomly place the cut blue construction paper all around your area of choice.
Now you are ready to play the game!
Your child (or children), are the duck(s). Instruct your child to pretend to be a duck and he or she will have to migrate from pond to pond (each piece of blue construction paper serves as a “pond”). You can instruct your child to jump with one foot or both feet, or make it more challenging by only letting them jump with their right or left foot! You can keep changing the instructions (pretend to “swim” to each pond, crawl to each “pond”, fly to each “pond”, or even number each pond so that your child has to find particular numbers. For example, “Little duck, please fly to pond #4”!)


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