J – Jaybirds & Other Birds

Weekly Newsletter: Jaybird/Birds
January 14 – 18, 2019

Here are samples of activities your child may be participating in this week.

Monday – Letter “J”

Parent as Teacher: It is always a sign of development when preschoolers learn to play with sounds and language. Take turns coming up with words that start with the sound of “J” (even if it’s giraffe, it’s okay).

Book – Birds, Butterfly, Eel
Phonics –“J says, j,j,j,j,j, jaybird…I talk until I’m heard.”
Art – Painting Birds
Math – J is for Jug/measuring
Music – Birds in a circle

Tuesday – Sing a song of sixpence

Parent as Teacher: If you know the rhyme, sing a song of sixpence, recite it to your child. If not, look it up and see if you two and come up with your own tune to it.

Book – Jack and the Beanstalk
Action – Musical Instruments
Art – Blackbird creations
Science/graphing – “J” taste test
Music – On the move

Wednesday – Shape: Diamond

Parent as Teacher: Play “I Spy” with your child at home or at the grocery store and see how many Diamonds they can find.

Book – Drum Dream Girl
Phonics –“J says, j,j,j,j,j, jaybird…I talk until I’m heard.”
Art – Diamond “J’s”
Cognitive – Jacks and Diamonds
Music – 1 and 2

Thursday- Jack & Jill

Parent as Teacher: Repeat the rhyme, Jack & Jill, at home and on the road.

Book – One Bean
Rhyme – Jack & Jill
Art – Water paint a pail
Engineering – Jack and Jill’s Hills
Music – Something in my shoe

Friday- Jellybeans

Parent as Teacher: Build your child’s math skills by counting and sorting jellybeans together.

Book – The Jellybean and the big art adventure
Phonics –“J says, j,j,j,j,j, jaybird…I talk until I’m heard.”
Art – Jellybean Flowers
Science – Jellybean Experiment
Music – Pull my ears

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