Thank you so much for the thoughtful responses, questions, and pictures we’ve received so far. It’s so great to know that you and all your kiddos are out there trying to make it work! We miss you all!

Here are today’s resources:


  • School Directory: Here is the school directory if you’d like to get in contact with any CCS families, write a letter, etc.


  • Forest Friends Pen Pal Club: For those of you who are enrolled in the Forest Friends program, be on the lookout for cute animal-themed postcards coming your way! Teacher Alicia sent out information on Pen Pal Club and making collages at home in an email this morning, information is also posted on the CCS Blog.


  • Today’s Video: Some puppets from school are staying at Teacher Katelyn’s house! Here is the link to watch a video with Mono (!) and take some animal breaths. And here is the link to watch Teacher Katelyn read Giraffes Can’t Dance.


  • Today’s Activities:

    • Sing Green Grass Grows: Here are the lyrics for Green Grass Grows, an interactive silly drawing song we sing at school. Some of you may recognize it from singalongs, or from your kiddos singing the song at home. Teacher Rachel, of the Magnolia classroom, recently made this video singing it at home with her family! After you’ve finished singing and drawing along with the song, you and your child can practice counting by seeing how many things you were able to stack on top of the hole.
    • Making playdough: If you have access to the ingredients, you can make playdough with your child at home. Here are a couple of playdough recipes:

1. Without cream of tartar

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of salt
3/4 cup of water
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
Food coloring
Any seasonings or scents you would like


2.  With cream of tartar 

2 cups all-purpose flour.
3/4 cup salt.
4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
2 cups lukewarm water.
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
Food coloring, optional


Some possible activities you can do with playdough include: pretend food play together with kitchen tools, or while you’re making meals your child can pretend to help with playdough “food”; work on making long snake shapes, which you can then bend into the first letter of your child’s name; or playing counting games with little playdough balls that you can add or subtract, maybe turning them into buns and singing the Five Little Buns song!


Do continue to reach out if we can do anything further to support you and your family!


Until Tomorrow,

Oak Teachers