SUIMA: From the Eagle’s Nest

Amonnie Johnson working on his math by baking chocolate chip cookies. Little sister Zalissa can’t wait to taste them!
Working on their physical exercise need, Reggie and Tia Howe take a walk outside.
Makayla Taylor taking a break from her home-learning to enjoy an ice cream cone. These are a few photos form parents for the Eagles Nest showing some of the learning going on at home during this time. Science experiments, baking, nature walks, and snacks.
Courtesy Candi Johnson
Courtesy Marie Howe
courtesy Liz Taylor

Staying home and staying safe

As COVID-19 still affects our community, SUIMA continues to serve the students of the school whether through phone calls, virtual meetings, sending lessons home or assisting students with their academic online programs.

Here are some ideas to do with your child as all of us are staying home and staying safe.

Infants/Toddlers

  • Make a fort out of your dining room table and some blankets.
  • Build an obstacle course indoors using pillows, stuffed animals, chairs, laundry baskets, etc.
  • Have an indoor jam session using all your pots and pans.
  • Gather up all your socks, make a pile, and have a sock sorting activity.
  • Do you have any large cardboard boxes around?  If so, make a tunnel; or a house!

Pre-K/Kindergarteners

  • Plan a healthy meal or snack for your family. Have someone help you prepare and cook the meal or snack.
  • Clean the leaves of a plant in your house! Use a little bit of soapy water and a sponge.
  • Look out your window. Draw a picture of the biggest, smallest, and most unusual things you see.
  • Find shapes in your house: circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles. Can you draw them?
  • Think of words that rhyme with hat, car, ring, stop, man, dad, rock, pig, and lot. Can you write any of your rhyming words?
  • Make a list of 20 nouns and say them or write them. Remember a noun is a person, place, thing, or animal, such as brother, beach, basketball, or buffalo.
  • Make a list of 20 powerful verbs and say them or write them. Remember, a verb is an action, such as jump, dance, or play.

Elementary

  • Explore the website https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/. Read or have someone read through some of the news stories.
  • Ask someone in your family if they know how to build a bookcase, a bench, or something similar. Have them explain how it is built and if you have the materials, try building your own.
  • Write letters to your friends and relatives.
  • Practice telling stories. Think of a story that you know well and try to tell it in several different ways. For example, tell the story from a different point of view or in a different setting.
  • Write a story using this writing prompt: “When self-isolation is over, I’m going to …”
  • Estimate the number of plates there are in your house. Write down your estimate and then count. Was your estimate close?
  • Find some coins in your house and find five different ways to make $1. Write down how many of each coin you used for each combination. For an extra challenge, find 10 or 15 ways!
  • The first week in May is “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Write a poem or story that expresses the importance of animals in your life.

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