I hope this webpage provides you with some ideas to keep your child engaged in learning while at home. In this challenging time, there is a valuable opportinuity for your child to explore learning beyond the classroom. I encourage you to make time for play and creativity. Below are a few ideas that I hope you will enjoy with your child.
- Nature Scavenger Hunt - Make a list of items to look for (flower, cloud, sun, rock, stick, squirrel, bird, tree, etc.) and check them off as you find them.
- Use stuffed animals to retell your favorite story or make up your own story. (Ex: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs)
- Use pillows, blankets, and sheets to build a fort. While inside your fort, read a book, color, have a snack, watch a movie, or sing songs.
- Read lots of books! To spice it up, choose a sight word from the list and look for the word on each page. Sight Word List: the, is, can, like, in, a, go, my
- Online learning resources: www.starfall.com, www.pbskids.org, www.abcya.com
Please check back for new ideas and resources!
Ms. SmithMy Philosophy of Education
I am a teacher because I believe that education is a critical component in a child’s life. I believe that children deserve a safe and nurturing environment in which they can achieve personal academic success. I envision my classroom as a community where children learn responsibility and respect for themselves and each other. I strive to help each child gain confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. I am a teacher because I believe in helping children become lifelong learners.
Webster University Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Favorite Book: Corduroy
Favorite Teacher: Ms. Murphy because she made reading fun!
Favorite Weekend Activity: Hang out with my girls