Weekly Newsletter: Jaybird/Birds
January 13 – 17, 2019

Here are samples of activities that 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
Action – Jumping Jacks to 6
Art – Painting Birds
Science/Measuring – “J” is for Jug
Music – Copy Cat

Tuesday – Sing a song of sixpence

Parent as Teacher: Help your child look for something that starts with the letter “J” to share at school today.

Book – Jack and the Beanstalk
Phonics –“J says, j,j,j,j,j, jaybird…I talk until I’m heard.”
Art – Pie Plate
Science – “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
Action – Parachute with diamonds
Art – Jewels on “J”
Math/Movement – 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
Phonics –“J says, j,j,j,j,j, jaybird…I talk until I’m heard.”
Art – Water paint a pail
Math – Measuring water/fill the bucket
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
Action – Taste jellybeans
Art – Jellybean Flowers
Science – Jellybean Experiment
Music – Pull my ears


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