Hello Redbud Families,
Here are today’s videos and activity ideas. Thinking of you all!
Teacher Video Message:
In this video I sing “I Had a Rooster” (by Pete Seeger) with some finger puppets.
In this video I read three haiku from the book, Seeing Into Tomorrow. The haiku are by Richard Wright and the illustrations are by Nina Crews.
Activities to Try at Home:
1). Percussion walk. If you have some drumsticks at home (or a wooden spoon or some short sticks); take a walk, stopping to “play the drums” on different objects you encounter: telephone pole, street sign, rock, grass, etc. Older Redbuds may want to make a prediction about whether the object will make a loud or quiet sound. Notice any objects that make a similar sound, and wonder out loud why.
2). Fun with ramps. Try making a ramp with whatever materials you have at home – a long block or board, a cardboard box, or a poster tube. Once your kiddo gets the hang of it, here are some different things you can try:
Roll different objects down: balls of different sizes, toy vehicles; Pom poms or cotton balls, plastic eggs, try offering a few objects that are not round to see what happens.
Make the incline of the ramp steeper or flatter. What happens?
For older Redbuds, or Redbuds with a big sibling to help -measure how far things go. Try marking how far different objects roll with tape or post-its, or use blocks of the same size to measure (“The ball rolled to a spot 5 blocks away from the ramp and the train rolled 3 blocks”)