Thank you once again for the communication and letting us know what’s been helpful to your family. It sounds like videos with teachers have been well-received by Oaksters, so we’ll be continuing to send those out as often as we can. If you have any trouble with audio in the videos, do not hesitate to let us know!

Here are today’s resources:


  • Today’s Video: Teacher Maddie leads a movement game many Oaksters are familiar with, the Spaceship Game, in this video! Feel free to adapt this game and play along at home. Some examples of movement “planets” you can “land” on include slithering snakes, waddling penguins, crawling cats, swinging monkeys, (and depending on how much space you have) running, walking, and skipping. (Note: apologies for the sound going up and down a bit in the video. The key information should be audible throughout!)


  • Sequencing Language: One of our math focuses in the Oak room has been sequencing. You can help your child think about sequencing as they complete simple two-step directions by using the If/Then sentence structure; for example, “First we clean up, then we make lunch!” This language will also hopefully be helpful for your sanity during this unpredictable time. As the Redbud teachers say when helping kiddos up the stairs, “One step, at a time…”


  • Today’s Activities:

    • Paint Mixing: Zoey, parent of Norah, shared a fun paint-mixing activity with us! If you have paint around the house, squeeze blue and yellow paints (or other combination of colors) in a ziplock bag. Your kiddo can then smush the bag to mix the paints and see what color is made. You can also use the mixed paint for hand or finger painting!

    • Counting Songs: In Oak we’ve consistently been singing songs that involve counting, such as Four Green and Speckled Frogs, or Five Little Ducks! You can do the same at home, and pause between each verse to ask your kiddo “How many frogs/ducks were left?”


Four Green and Speckled Frogs

Four green and speckled frogs

Sat on a speckled log

Eating some most delicious bugs (yum, yum!)

One jumped into the pool

Where it was nice and cool

Then there were three green speckled frogs

(Start again with three frogs

Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out one day

Over the hills and far away

Mama (or Baba, or Grandpa…) Duck said “Quack quack quack quack”

But only four little ducks came back!

(Continue until there are zero ducks, then:)

Sad Baba duck went out one day

Over the hills and far away

Baba duck said

“Quack quack quack quack”…(pause for suspense)

And all of the five little ducks came back!!


Until Tomorrow,

Oak Teachers