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It’s the Last P.E. / Movement Day! (6/5)

Today is the last day for our P.E./Movement Blog.  We hope you had a good time with us singing, dancing, moving and exercising.  The blog will stay open for the summer, so please look back and keep exercising!!

 

3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

It’s almost summer!!  Let’s go swimming and be goldfish!!

 

And here is a Freeze Dance.

 

 

4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

Congratulations on completing your 30 days challenge!


I hope you enjoyed exercising and drinking water to stay healthy!


As we have been emphasizing the importance of exercising, I would like you to continue moving your body and having fun at the same time! For our last blog entry, I made a video of 7mins exercise you could do over the summer by yourself, with your family or with your friends!


Make sure you watch the video till the very end 🙂

 

Exercise with Miss Yuri!!       Click here to exercise!!

 

I hope you enjoy it

 

 

5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hello Everyone!

 

Today will be the last day of Flashy Feet Fridays in our Montessori Blog. I hope you enjoyed all of our Flashy Feet practice and that it made your legs fast and strong. I will be linking all of our videos here so that you can watch and do them as many times as you want. For today, we will follow the same format as last week where I also write how many times you do each move. Have fun with today’s practice!

 

15 star jumps

15 seconds high knees in place

10 skater jumps

5 moon jumps

5 Frog jumps

 

-quick break-

 

3 times High knees (over obstacles)

3 times Sideways high knees (over obstacles)

3 times Sideways jump (over obstacles)

2 times Hop (over obstacles) left and right foot

1 time sideways hop (over obstacles) left and right foot

 

-water break-

 

take a quick break after each jump

3 Tuck jumps 

3 Pike jumps

3 Straddle jumps

 

The list might look long but I’m sure you’re all ready for it as your legs have grown fast and strong. If you think you need to rest some more or in between the exercises, it is totally fine to do so. Just remember to always do your best in the movements so that your feet learn to do the right things. 

 

Don’t forget to drink water!

 

 

Thanks for exercising today!!  The days are getting warmer.  Remember to have a drink of water in-between and after your exercises to stay safe and healthy.  Also, wash your hands, eat healthy and exercise every day!

 

Have a wonderful summer and keep exercising!!

Guest Reader Day ~ Wednesday, June 3rd

Today is our last Guest Reader Day.  We would like to thank our 4 guest readers for giving the children an opportunity to listen to more stories.  They also experience different types of books, different styles of reading and different voices.  These are all important for a child to develop a love of books, thus a love of reading and learning.

 

As this is our last Guest Reader Day, two teachers wanted to share their stories with you!  They are Miss Yuri and Mr. Dale.  Please enjoy their stories!!

 

Here is Miss Yuri’s Story!

Amazon | There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie ...                   Click here to view

 

Here are some activities to enjoy:

 

Elephant and Piggy Activities – click here to open.

 

Here is Mr. Dale’s Story!

 

Amazon | Badger's Parting Gifts | Varley, Susan, Varley, Susan ...               Click here to view.

 

Here is a fun activity for you to do:

 

Making Paper Chains with Mr. Dale

 

        

 

We hope you’ve enjoyed stories by our guest readers–Mr. Dale, Miss Yuri, Mr. Myk and Ms. Schumacher.

Thank you for joining our Blog during the school closure!!

 

My Thank Less task | JASMINE TEA & JIAOZI

It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (6/2)

Here are our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  It’s sad that we don’t have our live class anymore, but you can still exercise with the activities below.  Are you ready?

 

3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

Here is an old-time favorite.  Mommies and daddies can join you too!!

 

 

4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

This is the last week for our blog entries and just a few more days till you end your 30 days challenge! 

For those who have been trying to jog with me last week, the link to the video is now accessible to anyone with the URL so you should be able to see it without any problems! 

If you feel like jogging, you could just go to the park from here–

Explore and jog with Ms.Yuri

 

For today, I will introduce you to “Circus Yoga” which you could do after your daily exercise challenges!
You could check this poster to see how to do some circus themed yoga!

Circus Yoga

Enjoy and see you on Friday! 🙂

 

 

5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hi Everyone!

 

One day, Mr Dale, Ms Yuri, and I went to the Lower Rec Hall to exercise and have a bit of fun. We were very very surprised with what we saw there!

 

What’s going on in the Lower Rec Hall?!

 

There were animals roaming around! We went about playing and exercising and the animals just stayed there with us. If you click on each of the items and animals in the Lower Rec Hall, you will be taken to different activities and songs that you can play along or dance or move to! 

 

It’s getting really warm now so do not forget to drink water when you do these activities. We even have our water bottles there to take a sip in between exercises. I know that these movements can really be a challenge but I’m sure you can all do them with lots and lots of energy!

 

Always be safe when doing these movements and dances, okay? I hope that you enjoy these videos and have fun moving!

 

 

 

Thanks for exercising today!!  The days are getting warmer.  Remember to have a drink of water in-between and after your exercises to stay safe and healthy.  Also, wash your hands, eat healthy and exercise every day!   See you on Friday for our last blog post P.E./Movement Class!!

Tuesday, June 2nd ~ Ms. Sallie’s Storytime

Hello everyone,

 

My story today is called “Inch by Inch”.  It’s another story written by Leo Lionni.  I chose this story for many reasons.  First, it’s about measuring.  Second, it’s about birds.  Third and lastly, in the new version of our alphabet song, “A, a apple”, the letter “i” is now “i”, “i” inchworm!!

I hope you enjoy my story….

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni: 9781524766146 | PenguinRandomHouse.com ...              Inch by Inch — Click here to watch

 

Here are some questions you may want to think about and find out:

  • Is an inchworm a worm or a caterpillar?
  • How big is an inchworm?  How long do you think an inch is?  (Ask you moms or dads to show you,)
  • There are many birds in the world.  Can you name some that are not in this story?  Which one do you think has the longest neck? beak? legs? tail? wings?  This is something you can investigate over the summer!!
  • What was the idea behind the inchworm measuring the nightingale’s song?

 

Here are some real pictures of the inchworm and the birds you saw in the story:

Identify and Control Inchworms      Inchworm  —  See it moving like it’s measuring?

American robin - Wikipedia     Robin                  Animal/Flamingo (1080x1920) Wallpaper ID: 122379 - Mobile Abyss     Flamingo

EARTH OFFICIAL on Instagram: “Keel-billed Toucan, also known as ...      Toucan                  Grey Heron (Ardea Cinerea)     Heron

 

Ring-necked Pheasant Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab ...     Pheasant              What determines the colour of hummingbirds' feathers? | SciTech Europa     Hummingbird

Nightingales at risk due to shorter wings caused by climate crisis ...     Nightingale

 

Here are some birds singing their songs.  Who has the longest song?

 

If you want to learn more about birds, here is a nice video for you.

 

Craft Activity — You can make your own inch worm.  All you need is a strip of paper, scissors, something to write with (and decorate later if you’d like) and a straw.

Watch how you make it:

 

How can you have fun measuring things?  You can watch first and then try on your own.

It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (5/29)

Here are our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  Maybe you can do some things outside since it’s a beautiful day today!

 

3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

Let’s create your own movements and dances today!!  Just remember to dance to the music and sounds and get your hands, arms, feet, legs and your whole body moving!!

 

 

 

4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

How are you all doing with your 30days Challenge? 

This is the last set of exercises you will do for your 30 days challenge!


Today you will have a choice of jogging with me at the park or do some exercises on the spinning wheel!

If you feel like jogging, you could jog with me at the park.
This is the park where I usually jog when I feel like I need to exercise more 🙂 You could jog on the spot as you explore the park through this video and see how far you could jog with me!
If you start to feel dizzy or tired, make sure to stop!

 

Explore and jog with Ms.Yuri

 

OR

You can spin this exercise wheel four times a day and do four exercises!

 


Exercise using the spinning wheel

 

Please make sure you have your water ready when you exercise!

Enjoy!

 

 

5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hello Everybody!

 

Today is the 6th day of Flashy Feet Fridays. How are your feet and legs doing? Are they getting faster and stronger? Can you feel it? 

For today’s practice, I will put in different counts and times for each exercise and we won’t be using any obstacles to jump over today too. It might be hard at first but I know you have gotten stronger with all our training. Afterwards, we will finish up with a challenging jump! Are you ready for it? Lets Go!!

 

20 Star jumps 

20 seconds Fast feet

20 bunny jumps in place

 

30 seconds rest

 

20 high Knees in place (10 per leg)

16 skater jumps

20 seconds fast feet figure 8

 

1 minute rest

 

5 Tuck jumps

5 Pike jumps (you can rest in between each jump)

 

Some tips for the pike jump: 

-remember the steps jump-kick-touch your toes

-swing your arms to jump up high

-Take a quick rest if your legs are getting tired

 

Remember to always be safe when practicing our moves. You can do them with music or have someone join you for your exercise. And always remember to have fun!

 

Thanks for exercising today!!  The days are getting warmer.  Remember to have a drink of water in-between and after your exercises to stay safe and healthy.  Also, wash your hands, eat healthy and exercise every day!   See you next week!!

Wednesday (May 27th) ~ Guest Reader Day!

We have Mr Myk for our Guest Reader today.  The story is titled Little Red, by Bethan Woollvin.

 

Amazon | Little Red | Woollvin, Bethan | Foxes & Wolves

 

Little Red  – click here to listen

 

Please enjoy!!

 

It’s Double P.E. / Movement Day! (5/26)

Today was our last live P.E./Movement Class for the 2019-2020 school year.  Who would have thought we would end the school year like this?  A big Thank You to Mr. Dale, Mr. Myk and Miss Yuri for planning and guiding us through the many fun activities that they did .

The live session is now over, but our P.E./Movement Posts continue until next week.  That means you’ll get to receive new exercises and activities for three more posts (excluding this one).  Please enjoy them!!!

Here are our activities for today:

 

3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

 

Can you clap your hands and do what the song says?

 

 

 

4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

It was great dancing with you again during our Zoom session! 

I hope you had a great time but I’m going to miss seeing all your faces 🙁

You can dance together with us by watching the Hand Clap video even though we don’t have our zoom meetings! 

 

Here is the link again.  You can dance together with your moms, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, anyone!!.

 

Miss Yuri, Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s Dance Version

 

Here is the promised origiinal version that we have used.  It is a Radio Disney Version.

 

 

Now it’s time to calm yourself down and relax your body after our exercise together.
Today, I will introduce you to Dinosaur Yoga!

Dinosaur Yoga Ideas for Kids


https://www.kidsyogastories.com/dinosaur-yoga/

 

Please enjoy!

 

5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hi Everyone!

 

Look who’s joining us today at the Lower Rec Hall! It’s Mr Dale and Ms Yuri! We’re having a small get together and we collected 9 activities for everyone to do. 

 

Click Here to see the Lower Rec Hall Party!

 

The activities are hidden in the different items around the Lower Rec hall and you can watch and follow them when you click on each item. Some activities should be familiar with you as we have done them before in class. Can you guess what Mr Dale is doing over there near the mirrors?

 

I hope you enjoy this set of activities. Don’t forget to try your best doing them and always be safe when playing!

 

 

 

We hope you enjoyed your P.E./Movement class for today.  Continue eating well, washing your hands properly and EXERCISE!

It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (5/22)

Here is our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  We’ve been having many cloudy days and sometimes rain.  We may not be able to go outside to get some fresh air, so you can move around with these activities.  It’s important to exercise every day!!

 

 

3 Year Olds (in Ms. Barbara and Mrs. Almoula’s group)

How can you move your body today?  Can you shake like a salt shaker?  Can you move like a pancake?

 

Let’s move!!

 

 

 

4 Year Olds (in Miss Yuri and Ms. Hoshi’s group)

We are more than half way through our 30 days challenge!
I think we’re all doing a great job exercising!

 

From today, you can try some of these moves till the end of next week!


-Up & Down
-Plank 5 sec
-Wind Mill X5 sets
-Run on the Spot 10seconds
-Jumping Jacks X10 


You could exercise with me as you watch this video 🙂

 

Exercise with Ms. Yuri!! – Click here to do it together.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

5 Year Olds ~ Pre-First Graders (in Mr. Dale and Mr. Myk’s group)

Hello everyone!

 

Today is day five of Flashy feet Fridays! 

 

Before we get started, I wanted to know how last week’s jumping practice went. Was it too hard or quite easy? Did you feel your legs get stronger with each jump you practiced? I hope everyone enjoyed their jumping time.

 

For today’s Flashy Feet practice, we will be focusing on moving sideways. It might be hard to balance at first because we are used to only moving forwards or backwards. Moving sideways can start out slowly and get stronger and faster as we improve with our practice. You can try out each movement as many times as you want until you get the hang of moving sideways with good balance.

 

Here is our sideways list:

 

Fast feet 8 shape

Sideways high knees

In and out step

Sideways jump

Skater Jumps

Sideways hop

 

Have fun practicing your sideways movement! Remember to practice safely and always be careful!

 

 

We hope you enjoyed your P.E./Movement class for today.  Continue eating well, washing your hands properly and EXERCISE!

Friday, May 22nd ~ Ms. Sallie’s Storytime

Hello everybody,

 

Do you have nights when you cannot sleep?  What do you do? Do you imagine things or do you count something?  Many people count sheep.  Come and listen to a story called Counting Sheep by Dr. Julie Glass, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka.  Are you ready, don’t fall asleep!!

Counting Sheep by Julie Glass | Scholastic              Counting Sheep – Click here to view.

 

Most people count sheep when they cannot sleep (one sheep, two sheep, three sheep, and so on…)

* What did this man count and how many?

* What else do you want to count?

* Can you practice counting things by twos? (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

* When you count normally by ones, how far can you count to?

Next time you can’t sleep, try counting sheep or something else and tell us in your comments whether it worked or not!

 

Here are some nice “Counting Sheep” videos you can watch.

Here’s a lot of ewes.  Ewes are girl sheep!

 

Here is a song about counting sheep… Can you help count?

 

In the recording, we talked about rhyming words…..After a good night’s sleep, you can exercise to this fun song called Exercise, Rhyme and Freeze!

 

And lastly, here is an activity that you can do and make:

 

If you don’t have cotton balls, you can crumple up some tissue paper to make fluffy balls.  Enjoy!!

 

Have a happy day today!

Wednesday (May 20th) ~ Guest Reader Day!

Today’s Guest Reader is Miss Yuri!!  She has another fun story for you.  We hope you like it!!

 

Can You Make a Scary Face?: Thomas, Jan, Thomas, Jan ...

 

Can You Make a Scary Face? – Click here to view

 

 

Wow!!  That was a fun story!!  We you able to make a very scary face?  Can you make it again???

 

Here is an activity you can do:

 

Can You Make a Scary Face? – Activity  (click here)