• Hello Families

    Hoping that I will find you and your family well and safe during this period. This week there are online resources and information on the Stafford Schools website as well as Head Start web page. Next week I will be emailing and using the SCPS mobile app learning activities as well as posting learning activities on our website.

    Feel free to contact me through email, phone, and SCPS Mobile App.  My email is Hilliardpa@staffordschools.net. My working hours will be Monday - Friday 9:00-3:00. Please allow 24 hours to respond. Parents please know that we are a family here to help. Together we can make it through this ordeal. I will be in contact with you each week with information, instructions, and resources.  Remember stay safe. We are all in this together you are not alone.

    Patsy Hilliard

     

    AT-Home Learning Activities:  Week of April 6-10 2020 (Happy Easter)

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or video of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash Wash Your Hands And Stay Safe!!!

    • Decorate eggs using egg dye, or you can color eggs with crayons. Draw egg shapes (which is an oval shape) have child decorate the egg shape using any small objects you have around the house (you will need glue). You can also have child color eggs or draw different shapes on eggs and talk about the different shape on their eggs when finished.
    • Use tissue paper rolls to create a bunny. Add face with markers or crayons, add ears by cutting out ear shape using paper, then glue them to the inside of the tissue paper roll. You can also paint or color the paper roll.
    • Talk about all the colors you and your child like. Name each color and all the fun things you do on Easter. Color a lunch bag and add decorations (small items from home) this becomes a Easter bag that you and your child had fun finding items, picking colors, shapes and making together. 
    • Some things to keep them moving, these things can be done inside or outside, hopping like a bunny, Easter egg hunt (plastice eggs or boiled eggs).
    • Count your eggs after egg hunt and name the colors.
    • Here's a song you can sing with your child:

    Easter Bunny Hop (Tune of Wheels on the Bus)

     

    This is the way a bunny hops, a bunny hops, a bunny hops, 

    This is the way a bunny hops on Easter Day

    This is the way he wiggles his nose, wiggles his nose, wiggles his nose,

    This is the way he wiggles his nose on Easter Day

    This is the way he wiggle his tail, wiggles his tail, wiggles his tail 

    This is the way he wiggles his tail on Easter Day

     

    HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER REMBER WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. STAY SAFE. MISS YOU ALL !!!!

     

    Patsy Hilliard

     

     

    Remote Learning Activities:  Week of April 14-17 2020 (Our Body)

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or video of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash Wash Your Hands And Stay Safe!!!

    • Make Paper Plate Face by using a paper plate, cutting out face parts from magzines, newpapers, catalogs, allowing your child to find these face part with you (eyes, nose, mouth, and ears) they can be funny face parts. Use glue to paste on paper plate. You may add hair, using yarn, cutup strips of colored paper, fabric pieces anything at home that you can use, crayons makers together have fun finding things, laughing and talking about this funny face. 
    • Hand Tracing using a piece of paper, card board from a cereal box any food box, turn it over and trace your hand and trace your child's hand. Compare hands which hand is bigger. Count fingers.
    • Make the Family Fingers on one hand using your own fingers and your child's fingers draw eyes, nose and mouth on each one of your five finger. You now have the family fingers.
    • Sing the Family Finger Song (See below song) thumb finger is Daddy Finger, second finger Mommy Finger, third finger Brother Finger, fourth finger Sister Finger and fifth finger is Baby Finger is Baby. Make a fist put hand behind your back and sing the Family Finger Song. 
    • Point to your Child's Body Parts (head, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, knees, and toes) have your child name the body parts and compare them with your body parts (long, shamilyort, small, and big). Count your body parts.
    • Play the Copy Cat Game. You do something with your body and ask your child to do the same (stand on one feet, get silly with it, laugh and have fun with your child).
    • Play the Freeze Game w/music 
    • Songs: "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes", "If You're Happy and You Know IT" and "Family Finger Song"Daddy Finger, Daddy Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Brother Finger, Brother Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Sister Finger, Sister Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Baby Finger, Baby Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Family Fingers, Family Fingers, Where Are You?

    Here We Are. Here We Are, How Do You Do?

     

    MISSING YOU ALL!! REMEMBER WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, STAY SAFE AND WELL

    Patsy Hilliard

     

     

    Remote Learning Activities:  Week of April 20-24 2020 (Shapes)

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or video of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash Wash Your Hands And Stay Safe!!!

     

    -Talk to your child about different shapes (circle, triangles, rectangles, squares).

    -Look around your house for different shapes you and your child can see and name them (a box square, table rectangle, ball circle).

    -Practice with your child using their fingers (with your help) making shapes in the air.

    -Parents make shapes (circles, triangles, rectangle, squares) with dots on paper and having your child trace the shaped and name them. Make a couple of each shape.

    -Use cups, bowls of different sizes have your child trace around the objects to make circles, cut out and have your child put them in order by their size (small to large).

    -Parents ask your child his or her favorite shapes. Parents draw the shape (large) on a sheet of paper or card board, cut it out, draw a face on the shape. Make two small

    holes at the bottom of the face so that the childs two fingers will fit, have your child put their two fingers in the hole. They have made a shape puppet. 

    -Help your child name their shape puppet.

    -Create a circle on the floor with blocks. Have your child sit the the middle. Use the word circle and help him or her make her own circle with blocks or other

    materials.

    -Draw big and little circles together using crayons. Have child draw circles, they may be crooked that okay good practice.

    -Do these activities using shapes a couple times this week. 

    Songs: (Have the shape in your hands when singing the songs)  This is a Triange, This is a Rectangle, This is a Square

     

    This is a Triangle, This is a Rectangle, This is a Square

    (Sing to the tune of" Frere Jacques) (Change the Shape)

    This is a triangle.

    This is a triangle.

    How can you tell?

    How can you tell?

    It has three sides.

    It has three sides.

    Triangle

    Triangle

     

    MISSING YOU ALL!! REMEMBER WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, STAY SAFE AND WELL

    Patsy Hilliard

     

    Remote Learning Activities April 27-May 1 2020 (Colors)

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or videos of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash, Wash Your Hands And Stay Safe!!!

    -Talk about colors by showing different things in the home.

    -Name a color of an object in the room, have child find object and name object and its color.

    -Show picture of a rainbow. Draw lines with space between lines. Have child color to make a rainbow and name the colors.

    -Parents make a balloon shapes on paper different colors. Have child color using crayons or markers to color inside the balloon shape to match.

    -Color Game parents make large circles different colors, cut them out place on the floor name the color. Have child jump on color. Next time let child name the color and you jump on the color. Parents sometime jump on the wrong color and see if your child will correct you. (Have Fun!!)

    -Ask child about their favorite color and have child draw a picture. Have them tell you about their picture. Ask questions what is your favorite color? What are you drawing? Why are your drawing that? How does that work? Listen to your child answers and response according to his or her answers. You will be very surprise what they will tell you using their imaginations. (Have a fun conversation.)

    -Create a Color Book. From old magazines, new papers cut out pictures of things that are (yellow, green, orange, black, red, blue, purple, brown, or white) staple several white construction paper or white paper together and label each page a different color. Help your child glue pictures onto each page. Make a cover page and name it My Color Book with your child name on the cover.

    Songs: Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Let’s Hunts for Colors

     

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear

    Sing to the tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

    Brown bear, brown bear, turn around.

    Brown bear, brown bear, touch the ground.

    Brown bear, brown bear, reach up high.

    Brown bear, brown bear, touch the sky.

    Brown bear, brown bear, reach down low.

    Brown bear, brown bear, touch your toes.

     

    - As you sing “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” have your child act out the movements (turn around, touch the ground, reach up high, touch the sky, reach down low, and touch your toe) continue singing substituting the name and color of other animals for the bear, such as (cat, dog, bird and sheep).

     

    Let’s Hunt For Colors

    Sing to the tune: The Farmer in the Dell

    Let’s hunt for colors here,

    Let’s hunt for colors there,

    Heigh-ho, and off we go.

    Let’s hunt them everywhere.

    Do you see red or blue?

    Or yellow, orange, or green?

    Purple, brown, or black, or white?

    Or any in between?

    Let’s hunt for colors here,

    Let’s hunt for colors there,

    Heigh-ho, and off we go.

    Let’s hunt them everywhere.

      - Make two pairs of binoculars and go hunting for colors with your child (two empty toilet tissue tubes) tape together two empty toilet tissue tubes. Decorate then with colors. Sing the song “Let’s Hunt for Colors,” looking through the binocular for different colors. If you do not have toilet tissue tubes you may use your own two hands closing your hand, making circle and put up to your eyes looking through like binoculars.

    -Take turns spying a color and letting the other person guess where it is.

     

    Remote Learning Activities May 4-8 2020 (Review Shapes, Colors and the Body)

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or videos of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash, Wash Your Hands And Stay Safe!!!

    This week we will review Shapes, Colors and the Body. Go over these things as much as your child would like.

    -Body – Take a large piece of paper, or card board and a marker or crayon, outline your child’s body as much as possible. You may also go outside with chalk and trace your child’s body on sidewalk, or driveway. Let your child draw in the body parts and color. Talk to your child about what he or she is drawing and ask your child this question. “What do we use these body parts for?” (Continue to do this throughout the week.)

    -Shapes – Parents review shapes with your child. Name and show picture of shapes or find things at home of different shapes. Allow your child to draw the different shapes (circle square, triangle, rectangle, and star just to name a few).

    -Color Matching Game – Parents use card size paper or index cards color two the same color using all colors. Turn cards face down have your child try to find two the same color. (Start off with four colors, increase your number after a couple times so your child won’t get upset).

    -Count with your child 1-10 increase 1-20. Review with your child A B C’s

    -Read 1 parent picked book and 2 child picked book daily.

    Songs: "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes", "If you’re Happy and You Know IT" and "Family Finger Song"

     

    Daddy Finger, Daddy Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Mommy Finger, Mommy Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Brother Finger, Brother Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Sister Finger, Sister Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Baby Finger, Baby Finger, Where Are You?

    Here I Am, Here I Am, How Do You Do?

    Family Fingers, Family Fingers, Where Are You?

    Here We Are. Here We Are, How Do You Do?

    MISSING YOU ALL!! REMEMBER WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, STAY SAFE AND WELL.

     

    Patsy Hilliard

     

     

    Remote Learning Activities May 11-15 2020 (Mother Day Plant/ Family Circle Games)

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this upcoming week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or video of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash Wash Your Hands and Stay Safe!!!

     

    Mother Day Plant - Use dirt from outside or potting soil. In a container, small cup, pot or bowl, plant some seeds (fruit seeds, bean seeds, or grass seeds). Give a little water to the plant each day. Allow some sun light on your plant.  Give your child a chance to watch seeds sprout and grow.

    Sing the song “I’m A Little Planted Seed” (See below).

    Family Circle Games

    - Invite your child to join in a family game. Having fun in a group helps your child feel loved and supported by his family. Group activities helps your child learn to interact with and be more confident with adults and his peers.

    - Make time in your day to play games with your child and other family members or friends.

    - Play simple group games such as “Ring Around the Rosie” or “Duck, Duck, Goose”.

    - When singing or listening to music, form a band and invite the whole family or group to participate.

     - Give each member a pan and spoon to bang with, or use whistles, bells, or horns.

     - Invite each family member to make up a silly dance for the others to try.

     - Hold hands with your child as you dance together.

     - Watch me hop around the circle. Can you hop, too?

     - Give your child a chance to invent a game for everyone to play together.

     - Use family time as an opportunity to share love and support.

     - Let’s read together! Allow your child to pick a book of his or her choice.

    Song – “I’m A Little Planted Seed”

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I’m A Little Planted Seed

    (Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)

    I’m a little plant seed.

    Cool, sweet rain falls down on me.

    Sun shines down so warm and good.

    And the soil gives me my food.

    I’m a little planted seed.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I have all the things I need.

    MISSING YOU ALL!! REMEMBER WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, STAY WELL AND SAFE

     

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Patsy Hilliard

     

    Remote Learning Activities May 18-22 2020 (Spring Time/Flowers)

     

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or video of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash Wash Your Hands and Stay Safe!!!

     

    Create a Nature Collage: Objective - Creative Expression, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Skills and Language Development

     

    -Take your child on a walk in your backyard, a park or the woods in your neighborhood and collect flowers, leaves, grass, sticks, feathers and whatever else she or he can find that appealing to your child (and safe to handle). Let your child choose his or her own objects.

     

    -Expose your child to some new words and concepts by talking about what he or she found. (“Look the flowers are turning toward the sun”.)

     

    -Once you are indoors or home, place piece of clear contact paper, sticky side up on top of a cookie sheet with a rim. Tape each corner of the contact paper to the cookie sheet to keep the paper from sticking to your hands. (If you don’t have contact paper, use a white sheet of paper and spread glue on it taping each corner to the cookie sheet.)

     

    -Help your child arrange his or her treasures on the contact paper.

     

    -Place another pieces of transparent contact paper, sticky side down, over the first one to help preserve your child’s work. Your child has now create a Nature Collage.

     

    -Take a garden tour in your neighborhood. Stroll together and look for flower gardens you see along the way. When you see one that your child likes stop and enjoy it and talk about the color, size, shape of the flowers also name the flowers and sing the song, “Beautiful Garden” (See song below).

     

    -Read books about flowers.

     

    -Count from 1-20 and go over his or her ABC’s

     

    -Sing Song Beautiful Garden (See below)

     

    Beautiful Garden

    (Sung to: “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)

     

    Come look at the beautiful garden

     

    With flowers in bloom everywhere

     

    Bright daffodils, tulips, and roses

     

    All welcome the butterflies there.

     

    Come look, Come look

     

    At blossoms that sway in the evening air.

     

    Come look, come look

     

    As butterflies dance with them.

     

    MISSING YOU ALL!! REMEMBER WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, STAY WELL AND

    SAFE.

     

    Patsy Hilliard

     

     

     

    Remote Learning Activities May 26-29 2020 (End of Year Review)

     

    Here is a list of activities you can do with your child this week. If you have any questions please feel free to email or text me. Please let me know if you like these activities, and send pictures or videos of these activities so I can share with the rest of the class. These activities are fun things you and your child and family can do this week. Read at least 2 books daily and sing songs. Remember we are in this together. I miss every one of you. Remember to Wash, Wash Your Hands and Stay Safe!!!

     

     Objective - Creative Expression, Eye-Hand Coordination, Fine Motor Skills and Language Development

     

    -Talk to your child about what we’ve been doing over the weeks, (Shapes, Colors, Flowers, etc.) Have your child draw a picture about what he or she learned. Take a picture of your child holding what they made and sent it to me.

     

    -Let your child play dress-up put on music and let your child put on a talent show for you.

     

    -Have a fashion show with the dress up, you can join in the fun, invite the whole family.

     

    -Bake cookies, cupcakes, or a cake with your child. Talk with your child about the directions and let your child help with the measurements. Allow your child to decorate whatever you bake. Allow your child help clean up (Sing Song Below: Time to Clean Up) Remember have fun and enjoy preparing it and eating it Yum Yum!!! WASH WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!

     

    -Read books, allow your child to pick the books.

     

    -Sing songs, ABC’s and count from 1-10 encourage to count higher.

     

    Song: Time to Clean Up (See Below)

     

     

     

    Time to Clean Up

    Sung to: “Clementine”

     

     

     

    Time to clean up, time to clean up,

     

    Time to clean up all or fun.

     

    Time to clean up, time to clean up,

     

    Because now playtime is done.

     

    MISSING YOU ALL!! REMEMBER WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, STAY WELL AND

    SAFE.  HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER!!!!

     

    Patsy Hilliard