Welcome to TVM’s VPK classroom! Please take a look around, enjoy all we have in store for your student! Please feel free to contact either teacher for volunteer opportunities and any questions you may have.
Ms. Kris Pooley
Lead VPK Teacher
Ms. Jillian French
|Daily Schedule (please adapt to your families needs)||Things to do this week||Extra work/fun ideas|
|Morning Routine||Before 9:00
Dress yourself and get ready for a wonderful day ahead. Help make yourself a healthy breakfast and then brush your teeth… it’s almost circle time!
<Play back later in the day in the day if you can’t join us live.>
Join Ms. Kris and Ms. Jillian for circle time. Stay online for bit and we will spend some time together! During this time we may present a lesson, sing a familiar song, read a book and more.
After circle time please have your child write the date on their calendar.
Monday @ 11:00- Art with Ms. Diana on Zoom
Tuesday @ 11:00- Music with Ms. Lisa on Zoom
|Read with Someone|| – Please read a book to your child every day
-If your child is reading have them read a book to you (sent home with weekly)
Extra story time can be found online:
Listen to the Scholastic Read-Aloud book of the day (https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html)
Pick a book on Storyline Online – books read by actors
|–Creative writing- spring poem
-Parts of the seed booklet
-Spring babies booklet
-Bunny matching capitol/lowercase letters
-Review letter names and sounds
-Write the alphabet on provided lined paper.
-Practice writing letters on a tray with flour, salt, sand or cornmeal.
|Project||-Plant your seed in a small cup with soil. Give it water, sunlight and love… See what happens!
-Paper plate bunny craft
|Pre-reading & Reading Skills||Try using your bunny cards for a fun game of memory. Make a match when you find upper and lower case letters.||Practice rhyming by singing songs with rhyming words and reading rhyming poems together.|
|Math Practice|| –Practice writing numbers on provided worksheets. Use counters (beads, cheerios…anything, to match the quantity with the numeral to strengthen counting skills.
-Complete addition/subtraction work. What creative objects can you use for counters?
|-Try writing numbers in the bath tub! Use bath crayons or kids foam soap on the wall.
-Go for a walk and observe the numbers on homes and mailboxes. Point out the numbers and identify each one.
If you are working on addition challenge yourself further but adding the two digits of a house number together!
|The world around you: your home||-Practice pouring, measuring, spooning. Help Mom or Dad prepare a meal.
-Do a job to help out around your home. Dust, sweep, was windows or fold your laundry.
|Independent Activity Options||Self Care: zipping jacket, buttoning, work on learning to tie your shoes
Art: coloring, cutting and gluing
Building: blocks, legos, cereal boxes, anything!
Movement: toss and catch a sock ball, make an indoor obstacle course
Listen to music/sing songs
Draw with sidewalk chalk
Make hearts and rainbows for your window to spread hope and love
Make an Easter card and mail it to a friend or family member
Complete a puzzle
Pajama Day on Thursday!- Join us on Zoom in your pj’s
A few important notes: PLEASE READ!
We know families have a lot of roles, responsibilities, and new circumstances to juggle right now! Our hope is that this suggested schedule of daily work will feel flexible and manageable. If it doesn’t feel like it’s working for your family or your child, PLEASE let us know and we can adapt a plan together.
Our aim is that the schedule would involve you (or another adult or older child!) directly facilitating learning time each day for about 30-60 minutes each day. Most of their “school day” can be independent activities. Please reach out with any questions, concerns, and feedback on what is and isn’t helpful.
Links to Montessori websites: