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Tuesday, May 12th ~ Ms. Sallie’s Story Time

Hello everybody, Do you have times you want to be silly and read a silly story?  I do!  Or do you have times when you feel like you want to say, “That’s good.” or “That’s bad.”  I surely do!  Today’s story is just that!!  It’s called That’s good!  That’s Bad!, written by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by David Catrow.

Have fun listening!!

That's Good! That's Bad!: Cuyler, Margery, Catrow, David ...        That’s Good! That’s Bad! – click here to view

 

Here are some questions for you to think about:

  • Have you ever been to a zoo?
  • Can you name the zoos you’ve been to?
  • Name 5 animals you might see at the zoo.  Can you draw pictures of them?
  • What animal do you like the most at the zoo?
  • Tell you mom something good that happened to you.
  • Tell your dad something bad that happened to you.
  • Can you make the bad better?

 

We can make good choices and bad choices.  Here is a coloring activity you can do to see what kind of choices you can make at school.

Making Good and Bad Choices

 

It’s fun to go to the zoo.  Unfortunately, we cannot visit the zoo at this moment, but you can pretend to be there with the following songs.

 

It’s P.E. / Movement Day! (5/8)

Here is our P.E. / Movement activities for today.  Remember, you can try any of the activities even if you are not that age!!  I even try them on my own!!  It’s important to exercise every day!!

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

 

Up off your bottoms, here we go!!

 

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

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!
Have you finished exercising for a 1 month challenge?
For today, I will introduce you to reptile yoga.
If you would like to do your 1month exercise challenge today as well, I would recommend you to finish your exercise first and then do this yoga to calm your body down. If you would like to just take a break from exercising and have a nice and calm Friday by doing yoga, that’s fine as well 🙂

Reptile Yoga:

5 Reptile Yoga Poses for Kids

 

 

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

Hi Everyone

 

The days are already getting a little warmer as we move more into spring. Make sure to remember to always drink water after doing your Flashy Feet Friday activities. Have you been trying them out on other days too? I hope you keep up your practice!

 

Here is our list for today:

Bunny jump

Close open jump

High knees

Sideways jumps

Hops

Star jump

Frog jump

 

Make sure to always be careful when jumping and moving around so that you don’t hit or hurt yourself or anyone else. Always try to do the best moving and jumping you can for about 30 seconds and then take a quick break to get ready for the next activity. I can’t wait to see your fast and flashy feet!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday (May 6th) ~ Guest Reader Day!

Guess who we have for our Guest Reader today?

 

We have Mr. Dale again.  He has chosen a story of a character you may know.  It’s Curious George!  Do you know that clever little monkey who lives with the man with the yellow hat?  Let’s see what kind of adventure he has today.

 

Mr. Dale, the stage is yours!  Please enjoy!

 

Curious George Rides a Bike by H.A. Rey  (click on title to view)

 

Yes Please. Enjoy Your nap and dinner. ill be thinking about You ...

 

Did you like the boats that George made out of all those newspapers?  You can try making a boat to play with.  You don’t need a river to float them.  You may want to try it in your bath tub.  Get permission from your mom and dad first!  Being curious is good, but not as much as George!  You m

Mr. Dale is going to give us a step-by-step recording of How to Fold a Boat from Curious George.  See if you can make it and share a photo in this link Activities from Montessori Blog 

 

How to Make a Paper Boat | Origami Boat Tutorial                     HOW TO MAKE A PAPER BOAT ~ by Mr. Dale

 

 

Thank you Mr. Dale for an exciting story and showing us how to make a paper boat!  I love your bag, don’t you everyone?

 

I wonder who next week’s Guest Reader will be….

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

Happy Children’s Day!  You can find out all about Children’s Day on Ms. Mimi’s Storytime Post today.

Today is our double P.E./Movement Day since we had our online P.E./Movement Class. Did you enjoy working with Mr. Dale, Mr. Myk, Miss Yuri and the other teachers.  Keep up the good work!!

 

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

Let’s slow down a little bit first today, but listen and follow the directions to this song.  Shake and Move how they say!

 

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

Hi everybody!
I hope you enjoyed going on a bear hunt again!

Today, I would like to share what I have been doing the past month.
I have been challenging myself to exercise everyday and putting a cross on the days I finished my daily exercise. As you can see, I have been exercising everyday and I feel very healthy and strong!

 

Since it’s almost exactly a month till our last day of school, I thought it’ll be a good challenge to try and exercise everyday with everyone!
It’s a 1 month exercise challenge! 

 

Here are some May calendars you could print out to keep track of the day you did your exercise!

 

https://alldayreport.com/cute-may-2020-calendar/

For this week and next week, we will do the following exercise:

-Squat X5

-Frog Jump X5

-Run on the spot 10sec

-Star Jump X5

-Run on the spot 20sec.

If you feel you need a day you need to rest that’s fine as well.
Please make sure you do it at your own pace and if you would like to do other exercises that’s awesome too.
Enjoy exercising! 🙂

 

 

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

Hi Everyone! 

 

It was an awesome day of dances today. Here is your very own dance wheel you can move along to at home! It would be super duper fun to dance with many people and you can even choose your own favourite music!

 

Have fun dancing!

 

https://wheelofnames.com/v8p-w69

 

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! (5/1)

Happy May!

It’s time to move your body and exercise!

 

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

Here is another easy follow directions dance.

 

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

Hi everybody! We have been dancing, exercising and calming ourselves with yoga for the past blog entries.
We will continue with this for the next few weeks!

Today is an exercising & workout day!
We will be continuing with a 5 minutes workout 🙂


This time we are doing 40 seconds of…

-StarJumps

-Running Punches

-Frog Jumps

-Squat and Turn

-Knees To Elbow Marching

 

You will have 20 seconds of rest time during these exercises.
You may notice some moves are from songs and dances we have done in the past! 

 

Make sure you have your water bottle near you so you can drink water when you need it. You will feel your heart beating very fast during this activity. Remember to breathe while you are exercising! 

If 40 seconds feels too long, please adjust it to 20 seconds and 10 seconds of rest. 

 

Please check this video to see how the exercise works!

 

Enjoy exercising!

 

 

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

Hello 5s and 6s!

 

For our second day of Flashy Feet Friday, we are doing a few moves from last time to warm up and then we are gonna learn about 3 new moves! Make sure to always be careful and keep your focus during your flashy feet practice so that you and/or others don’t get hurt. 

 

Here is our activity list for today (click on each name to see a demo video with my stuffed friends)

 

Warm up

Fast feet

Bunny jumps

Star jumps

High knees

 

New activities

Close-open jumps

Sideways jumps

In and out step

 

Try these activities for about 30 seconds each and then take a quick rest before trying the next one. 

 

Each Friday, I will be giving out moves that steadily become a little harder every time so that you can know if your feet are getting faster and stronger. These exercises also help us with our balance and coordination. I hope you enjoy moving and jumping!

 

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, April 30 ~ Ms. Sallie’s Storytime

Hello boys and girls,

If we were at school, yesterday would have been our annual Food Fair.  Maybe some of you would have remembered it from last year, but for some, it would have been the first time.  If you were at the Christmas Bazaar last November, it would have been a much bigger version, with many food booths, games and vendors selling many goods.

Our story today is about a peddler.  A peddler is someone who comes around the neighborhood selling things. They could come on a bicycle, in a car or truck, pulling a cart, on foot, many many different ways.  It might be different depending on the country too.  Let’s see what this peddler does today in our story, Caps for Sale.  Please enjoy!

Caps for Sale        Caps for Sale – Click here to view

 

Here are some questions you can answer or think about:

  • What is a peddler?
  • Have you ever seen a peddler?
  • Do you think you can balance all those caps on your head?
  • How many caps were there all together?  How many of each and what colors?
  • What happened to the caps when the peddler woke up from his nap?
  • Can you watch again and pretend to be the peddler and then the monkeys?
  • Which cap do you think you would like to have?

 

Here are some activities for you to enjoy….

 

Coloring Worksheets ~

If you don’t have a printer, you can make your own peddler and then caps to place on his head.  If you make your own peddler, you can make other things for him to sell.  It could even be a girl peddler!

 

Click here for the coloring pages  (2 pages)

 

Movement Activity ~

Can you walk with something on your head?  You can find things to place on your head and see if you can balance it and walk around your room or your house.  When you get good with one, try to put another and another.

Here are some examples of placing a book or a basket on your head.  It’s actually a Montessori activity for Walking on the Line.  You can try walking on a line while placing these objects on your head!

 

Build an Indoor Obstacle Course for Kids in 7 Easy Steps ...    Gan Camarillo Preschool: Last week you went back ONE hour, this ...    Musically Montessori:#3 Let's Begin With Walking On "The Line ...

 

Don’t drop it!!

It’s Double P.E. / Movement Day! (4/28)

Today is our double P.E./Movement Day since we had our online P.E./Movement Class. Did you enjoy working with Mr. Dale, Mr. Myk, Miss Yuri and the other teachers.  Keep up the good work!!

 

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

Let’s just dance and let loose today!!  Dance high, dance low, dance on the floor!!  Here is some music you can dance to…

 

 

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

Today we all went on a bear hunt!
Hope you enjoyed going on an adventure with us!

Here is a tutorial video of how we go on a bear hunt.
We will go on an adventure once again so please be prepared so we won’t get caught by a bear!

The key movements are…

-March on the spot

-Jump

-Squat

-Skate

-Run on the spot


Here is the tutorial for the movements!

 

Miss Yuri’s Tutorial for “The Bear Hunt” – please click and watch!

 


Here is the music to the song!

 

 

 

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

 

Hi Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed our zoom PE day today. Here is a home version of our workout wheel from earlier. I have already loaded it up with some exercises and moves you can do at home. If you want, you can invite other people in the house to join you and spin the wheel!

 

Montessori Workout Wheel

 

 

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

 

 

P.E. / Movement (4/24)

Apologies for forgetting to push the publish button for our P.E./Movement blog on Friday.  I’m sure the 4-6 year olds had good Language Arts Zoom Room Meetings on Friday.  Our week will start again tomorrow  Perhaps a little exercise before that might start the week fit and healthy!  (Ms. Sallie)

 

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

The three-year olds work hard on following directions and refining their coordination.  Here is a simple song/dance you can do!

Are you ready to Jump, Run and Shout?  Here we go!!

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

Continuing with our yoga, I am introducing you to Bug Yoga!

You are going to pretend to be a dragonfly, ladybug, snail, bee, and a butterfly. You can be creative and come up with your own bug poses! Feel free to share your poses to others by posting an URL of your pictures! 

https://www.kidsyogastories.com/insect-bug-yoga/

bug yoga, insect yoga, spider yoga for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

Enjoy yoga time and enjoy exercising!

 

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

You can change the word Friday to Sunday or Monday (sorry everyone….)

Hey everyone! 

Today we will have Flashy Feet Fridays! On Flashy Feet Fridays, we will be doing activities to get our legs and feet, fast and strong. I have placed here some activities we can do to improve our lower body. You can do them as many times as you like and you can even ask others to do them with you. Soon enough, you will be able to do them quickly and develop strong and fast feet!

For this Friday’s Flashy Feet session, we will be reviewing how to do our bunny and star jumps and also get to know a few new moves!

Try to do each movement for about 30 seconds and then take a quick break to get ready for the next one! Repeat everything as many times as you want to get practice for those fast and flashy feet!

Here is this Friday’s practice:

-bunny jumps

-star jumps

high knees

sideways high knees

-hops

 

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

 

 

Wednesday (April 22nd) ~ Guest Reader Day!

Today is our Guest Reader Day!  We have Mr. Myk with us.  He is going to read us a story about a little girl named Natsumi!  Please enjoy!!

 

Children's Book Review: Natsumi! by Susan Lendroth, illus. by ...

 

Natsumi – click here to watch

 

We hope you enjoyed the story!!

It’s Double P.E. / Movement Today!! (4/21)

Today is our double P.E./Movement Day since we had our online P.E./Movement Class.  It looked like everybody was having a good time working with Mr. Dale, Mr. Myk, Miss Yuri and the other teachers.  Keep up the good work!!

 

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

The three-year olds work hard on following directions and refining their coordination.  Here is a simple song/dance you can do!

Everybody knows and loves the dance Hokey Pokey, but did you know that there is an Emotions Hokey Pokey?  Since you had a good workout this morning, let’s relax a bit with this song/dance:

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

Today we will be doing some exercise for 5 minutes! 🙂

Please try 40 seconds of Marching On The Spot, Star Jumps, Low Sprint Shuffle, Squats and Climb The Rope while taking 20 seconds of rest time in between these exercises. Some of these moves are familiar to you, but some are new! 

Make sure you have your water bottle near you so you can drink water when you need it.You will feel your heart beating very fast during this activity. Remember to breathe while you are exercising! 

If 40 seconds feels too long, please adjust it to 20 seconds and 10 seconds of rest. 

 

Please check this video to see how the exercise works!

 

Enjoy exercising!

 

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

Hi everyone! Today, I have 2 more sock ball activities for students (and parents) to play with!

 

The first one is a practice on catching from different angles. Learning how to catch things coming from different directions helps develop good reaction time and coordination too. Here is a   video   I made showing catching from different angles.

 

Video of Catching from Different Angles

 

Don’t forget the catching tips we learned from before:

-catching hands ready

-eyes open, always looking at the ball

-don’t look away or close your eyes

 

For our second activity, we have a game of  Knock the Shoe!

We are going to make targets from shoes and try to hit them with our sock balls. Here Is a video I made showing how to play the game. You can try throwing from different distances or use different sized targets or even do a locomotor movement before throwing! That’s going to be a fun challenge!

 

Video of Second Activity-Knock the Shoe!

 

Remember our steps for throwing:

-look at the target

-step with the opposite foot

-throw

 

When playing, we should always be aware of where we are and where we are going to throw our sock balls so that we do not cause accidents or hurt or damage anything. Have fun and stay safe!

 

 

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