Dear EY1 Community,
Thank you for a great week of remote learning. Fun Friday was super fun!! It was great to see everyone in their house shirts.
While this format of remote learning is not ideal for most children, especially for the children in our age group, there is still so much to be gained. As parents, you have been modeling to your children how to deal with situations that are not ideal by handling them with positivity and choosing to make the best of them. These life skills are so valuable and are often not so easy to teach. WELL DONE, PARENTS!
While remote learning is not what we (parents and teachers) have signed up for, looking on the bright side of things, there are still so much to be gained for our young children, especially when our understanding is that this is only a temporary situation.
- Watching how adults handle frustrations. Frustrations are legitimate feelings. How do we handle them and how do we wish our children will learn to handle them.
- Online skills – Sooner or later, our children will need to learn these skills to be successful adults in the world we live in today. Though the timing for them to learn these skills is not ideal, we have the opportunity to guide them and to teach them about finding the right balance.
- Staying connected with classmates and teachers. As you know, children this age take time to get acclimated and settle in. Though we can’t see each other in person, this way, we can at least see and interact with each other online. Thank you for your support on this!!
SMALL GROUP SIGN-UP
The Small Group Sign-up: Please sign up for a day that best suits your schedule.
RESOURCES TO PREPARE
Art – Make a Treasure Map
- a regular tea bag to make the map look “old”
- Pencils, markers, etc.
- Pirate costume if you have one (optional)
- Pirate hat, eye patch, etc.(optional
Resources needed for PE:
- 3 cones (water bottles filled with water) for zigzag running
- A low hurdle (a small pillow or something similar) to jump over for warm up.
- 2 tennis balls (or similar sized balls)
- 2 stuffed toys; some small space allowing the body to roll,
- A hop scotch numbering, 1 – 10 (write the numbers in chalk, write numbers on paper and then tape them to the floor)
Resources Added: 2 more cones, 2 soft balls of any size (or balloon), a mat or carpet to be placed on the flooree
Again, thank you for another great week in EY1. We love seeing the children on screen and seeing their work.