Awesome to hear from so many of you this week and see what learning has been taking place at home. Here are Week 3's learning at home ideas. Remember there are lots more ideas on the At Home Learning page.
Beginners Bible Story - focusing on the part of the story where God created the sun, moon and stars.
Comparisions and Differences
1. Comparing length and width
Use a collection of ribbons, string or cut up strips of paper (depending what you have accessible)
*challenge your child to find different ways to sort and order the ribbons/string/paper (could be colours, lengths, widths)
*Talk about how they chose to sort and order the items. Are there other ways you could do it?
*Place 2 ribbons/string/paper pieces next to each other, "which is longer?"
*Ask your child to find one shorter than one you show them.
*Link longer and shorter to tall and short with a follow up worksheet
2. Comparing weight
Below are two activities, depending what you have at home you could do one or both of them.
Bags of Books
*Use a selection of books from around the house and two bags that you can't see through.
*Put some books in each bag (one heavier than the other). Talk about which one is heavier and which is lighter.
*Get your child to guess which bag has more books inside. Open the bags and check.
*Talk about how the bag with the biggest number of books may not always mean the heaviest. Why? (Size, thickness, number of pages of books).
Balls of Playdough
*Make some playdough, or use some you have at home already. Split the dough into different sized balls.
*Compare two balls of playdough, holding one in each hand talking about which is lighter and which is heavier.
*Continue this with different sized balls.
*Try with eyes closed.
3. Differences in pairs of objects
*Find pairs of objects around the house and ask what is the same and what is different?
*Cut strips of paper. Choosing two at a time talk about the things that are the same and the things that are different.
*Using Numicon shapes select two at a time and ask about the similarities and differences.
*You could follow up with a worksheet looking for the picture with what is different. Get your child to draw in what is missing on each line
This week's words: was, bad, are
*Izzy Impala's Imaginary Illnesses https://www.getepic.com/app/read/5199
*Do you know about Insects? https://www.getepic.com/app/read/48646
*I see https://www.getepic.com/app/read/70100
*I see butterflies https://www.getepic.com/app/read/59405
*I see ladybugs https://www.getepic.com/app/read/59409
*I see a cat https://www.getepic.com/app/read/47455
*I smell! https://www.getepic.com/app/read/52264
*I hear! https://www.getepic.com/app/read/52267
*I taste! https://www.getepic.com/app/read/52262
*I want pizza https://www.getepic.com/app/read/54350
*I like my bike https://www.getepic.com/app/read/65847
*I want to help https://www.getepic.com/app/read/64649
*I will try https://www.getepic.com/app/read/40127
*I see and see https://www.getepic.com/app/read/40180
*Who am I? https://www.getepic.com/app/read/7140
*It's my turn https://www.getepic.com/app/read/12097
*I'm the boss! https://www.getepic.com/app/read/12103
*I can! https://www.getepic.com/app/read/13319
*I see plants https://www.getepic.com/app/read/58931
*I Can See https://www.getepic.com/app/read/25763
*I see insects https://www.getepic.com/app/read/58924
*Alphabet - Ii https://www.getepic.com/app/read/59330
*What good is an I? https://www.getepic.com/app/read/29103
*In my backyard https://www.getepic.com/app/read/60003
Get your child to choose one (or more) their favourite stories, take a photo and send it to Mrs Coe, I will reply to them :)
*"On ANZAC day…"
*If you made ANZAC cookies in the weekend, write about how you made them OR what they tasted like.
*Go on an insect hunt in the garden and write about what you found.
*Write about what it would be like to live in an IGLOO. "In my igloo…"
You could also base writing off something you have read, done or seen that day or during the week. Your child could also write about what they are going to share for news.
Oral Language / News
Try to remember to greet the class (Good morning or afternoon room 1), and tell us about what you are sharing, mum or dad might even ask a question for you to answer to give us some more information.
*Colour, Cut, Paste - penguin to stick in front of the igloo
*Freeze some plastic toys in a block of ICE, watch them melt in the sun or try different ways to get them out.
*Make a collage using newspapers, magazine, old cards etc of pictures starting with the letter Ii.
*INDOOR or INVENTOR scavenger hunt. Or you could make your own looking for different types of INSECTS.
Letter of the Week 'Ii' - Activities
Aroha, Mōhio, Manaaki, Pānga
Love, Know, Serve, Impact
SS Movement Songs:
At Home Learning
End Of Term Assembly
NZ Sign Language Week
Rest Home Singing
Te Reo Māori
World Nursery Rhyme Week