Hi families! Here are our activities and videos for today:


Singing: This week we are not having a full singalong (Jarrod will be back next week!), but we do have a video of Teacher Rachel singing “I’m Taking Care of You” (from Mr. Rogers) to remind kids that even though we are not together, we are taking care of and loving one another from a distance.


Observational art: Nature/silkworm sculptures. With clay, model magic, play dough, or anything else moldable, you can create models of nature. If participating in the silkworm project, your child can look closely at the silkworms and try to form their bodies out of the clay. Maybe the silkworms are different sizes! This helps children practice close observation in a hands-on, tactile way. Kids can also sculpt other things they observe — trees, new plants budding, birds, insects, etc.


An activity for this weekend: Make a Share and Tell video! As we do every weekend, we’re asking you for a short clip (or pictures or a written answer if sending it to us in video format doesn’t work for you!) for our Share and Tell video. Please try to send it by 2pm on Sunday.


For parents: Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Day. We are continuing our weekly parents’ video! This week, we’re  discussing strategies and tips for scheduling and structuring your child’s day. We talk about:

  • Balancing flexibility with structure

  • Comparing our school schedule to your home schedule

  • Identifying need-to-do activities vs. want-to-do activities

  • Activities kids can do that coincide with tasks you need to get done

    • Chores/helping

    • Independent time


Please let us know if there’s anything we mentioned that you want us to talk about a bit more deeply, or if there’s any other subject you’d like us cover.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Rachel Ford and Patricia Houston