"Welcome Summer" Study
Week of June 1 - June 9, 2020
With Summer right around the corner, let's finish off the school year with some discussion and fun ideas for warmer weather!
Focus Question: What does Summer mean to you?
Question of the Day: Monday: What happens to weather during the Summer?
Tuesday: What is your favorite summer activity?
Wednesday: What is your favorite summer-time food?
Thursday: Have you ever visited the beach? What is your favorite thing to do there, or what would you like to do at the beach?
Friday: Have you ever seen or heard fireworks? What is your favorite color firework?
Monday: Even though it was short, how did you like your first year of Pre-K?
Tuesday: What are you looking forward to the most for next year, Pre-K 4?
Starting on Monday, watch and read along with one title each day.
Monday: I See Summer - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of I See Summer.
Tuesday: And Then Comes Summer - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of And Then Comes Summer.
Wednesday: Mouse's First Summer - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of Mouse's First Summer.
Thursday: Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach.
Friday: Billy's Fireworks Night - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of Billy's Fireworks Night.
Monday: Maisy Goes to Preschool - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of Maisy Goes to Preschool.
Tuesday: The Night Before Preschool - Click the title to listen to and watch a read aloud of The Night Before Preschool.
Make Time for...
- Bring some bubble solution and wands outside for your children to explore.
- Bring some chalk outside for your children to draw on the driveway or sidewalk.
- Go outside and use water from the hose or cups of water from the sink to explore with water play.
- Together at home, celebrate our end-of-study with a celebration.
- Enjoy our warm summer weather together outside!
Interest Area Activities
This is where you can find some fun activities to do with your child. These activities can be done with materials you already have at home, or items you received in your child's goodie bag you may have picked up last week. Choose one activity each day starting Monday.
1. Bring some sidewalk chalk outside and with your child, draw numbers 1-6 on the sidewalk and draw a square around each number. Roll the foam dice and count the dots. Help your child find the matching chalk number and see if your child can jump into the number's square.
2. Use Magnetic Letters to practice their name on a metal pan or refrigerator. Help your child make the sound for each letter.
3. Sort pom poms with tweezers by color. Your child could sort them into an egg carton, muffin tray or color circles on a piece of paper to sort them.
4. String beads or cereal onto the pipecleaners to practice counting or making patterns. This also helps with fine motor skills!
5. Use the pipecleaner to paint fireworks! Bend the bottom of a pipecleaner into an X shape. Dip the X into paint and press onto paper, twisting the pipecleaner each time. Use different colors and try it on black construction paper for a night-time look!
6. Go on a Summer Scavenger Hunt. Click here to print a Summer Scavenger Hunt, and take your children outside looking for signs of Summer!
7. Enjoy some water fun! Use a hose or cups of water from the sink to play with water outside on a hot day. Try water balloons or a baby pool if you have those at home too! If you have a water table or baby pool, find some items to place in the water and find out which ones sink and which ones float. Take guesses beforehand and record your investigation.