Redbud Classroom at Home- Tuesday 6/23

Good morning, Everyone!   As we move through the last week of the school year, I just want to say again how grateful I am to all of you.  It has been a pleasure teaching your children and getting to know each family.  I hope to see many of you this fall, but, no matter [...]

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Redbud Classroom at Home-Monday 6/22

Hello, Redbud families! What a year it has been! Your little ones have grown so much, we've faced and bested unimaginable challenges together, and here we find ourselves at the last week of school. Can you believe it? I barely can. In today's teacher message, Sock the hand puppet and I talk about how this [...]

By |2020-07-08T14:28:48+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Monday 6/22

Redbud Classroom at Home-Friday 6/19

Happy Friday and happy Juneteenth!   Juneteenth is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. In honor of today I wanted to share a link to a concert that is happening tonight with the the renowned singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock (a group that we listened to at school. They [...]

By |2020-07-08T14:28:48+00:00June 19th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Friday 6/19

Redbud Classroom at Home-Thursday 6/18

Hi Redbud Families, In today's Teacher Message video, Decorating a Letter with Natural Materials, I snip some flowers and leaves from the garden and use them to decorate the letter "S". This project is a variation on tactile letters, a popular early literacy activity. Kids (and grown-ups) learn through all of their senses. Engaging more [...]

By |2020-07-08T14:28:48+00:00June 18th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Thursday 6/18

Redbud Classroom at Home-Wednesday 6/17

Hello Redbud families!   Teacher Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jyBfXdJ-7g If your child has leftover flowers, leaves, and other natural materials after they’ve made their crown (see below for details), join me in turning them into a centerpiece for a table.  Arranging natural materials gives opportunities to notice and compare features like size, shape, texture, even smell.  If [...]

By |2020-07-08T14:28:48+00:00June 17th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Wednesday 6/17

Redbud Classroom at Home-Tuesday 6/16

Hi Redbud families, In today's teacher message, I talk about what the end of the year means–that Redbud teachers, like teachers at most schools, will be taking a break–and I make a crown for our last day of school celebration! Today's suggested activity is easy to guess: make a crown with your little one to celebrate [...]

By |2020-06-16T17:08:57+00:00June 16th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Tuesday 6/16

Redbud Classroom at Home -Friday 6/12 #2

Hi Redbud Families, News: Please check out the other email we sent this morning about our end of year plans! In today’s Teacher Message, Fox and I are back in the garden to learn about how water can help us take care of ourselves and take care of our plants. Watch here. Today’s related activity [...]

By |2020-06-12T16:13:59+00:00June 12th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home -Friday 6/12 #2

Redbud Classroom at Home-Friday 6/12

Hello Redbud families,    As we approach the end of the school year, we want to tell you how much teaching the Redbud kids, getting to know and partner with families, and being a part of the CCS community has meant to each of us this year.  Thank you all so much.  Our school year [...]

By |2020-06-12T16:11:42+00:00June 12th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Friday 6/12

Redbud Classroom at Home-Thursday 6/11

Hello Redbud families!   Teacher Message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mc1jXQaAHf0 In today’s video, I talk about how people, animals, and plants all need air.  Then I invite Redbuds to pretend to be a tree as they take some slow breaths. Story Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSeGxjtPR-w In this video, I read Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems by Kate [...]

By |2020-06-11T16:15:38+00:00June 11th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Thursday 6/11

Redbud Classroom at Home-Wednesday 6/10

Hi Redbud families: In today's teacher message, Sock and I talk about how we help our houseplants take care of themselves, including one very special thing we do for our plants: we sing to them! Today's suggested activity: Singing to your plants, both indoor and outdoor, is more than a sweet mindfulness exercise. It truly helps [...]

By |2020-06-11T15:59:08+00:00June 11th, 2020|Redbud Classroom|Comments Off on Redbud Classroom at Home-Wednesday 6/10
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