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Featured Worksheet

Start the school year off right with this fun "All About Me" workbook. Your students will get a chance to show their creativity with their answers to the questions about favorites and with their drawings.


Featured Activity: Hide & Seek Letters (or Numbers)


Materials Needed: 
-alphabet toys or flash cards (or you could use numbers, shapes, or any other flash card or toy)

What to do:
  1. Have your child cover their eyes or wait in another room. You could have them count or recite the alphabet.
  2. Hide the letters or flash cards around the room. Good hiding spots at home could be window sills, under sofa pillows, on a chair that is pushed in, under a table, etc. 
  3. Have your child look for all the letters.
  4. While your child is looking, you can ask "how many more do we need to find?"
We have played this game with letters, numbers, little people, and more. Kids just like to go searching for things...think of this as a year-round Easter egg hunt. :)
Art Project: Craft Stick Flowers

Materials Needed:
-paper
-markers
-glue or tape
-scissors
-craft sticks

What to do:
  1. Draw a flower shape on a piece of paper and color it. (Or you could just use construction paper.)
  2. Draw and color two leaf shapes.
  3. Cut out the flower and leaves.
  4. Glue or tape the flower and leaves to your craft stick.
  5. You can color your craft stick green too.
My son came up with this project all on his own. He has made several flowers to give away to me, his teacher, and other people we meet.
Short Story: Ella Goes to School
 
Ella woke up early for her first day of school. She ate a banana and blueberry waffles for breakfast.

When they got to school, Mommy walked with Ella to her class. There was a piece of paper and a box of crayons on the table when she got there.

Ella drew a picture of herself. Then she got to play outside with her class. She ate cheese and crackers for a snack. The class sang songs after snack time.

Ella was sad when it was time to leave because she had so much fun at school, but she was happy to see Mommy and go home.

 
Read the story together, then talk about what Ella did on her first day of school.

Are there any new vocabulary words for your child?

Have your child draw a picture of something from the story.

Has your child gone to school yet? Ask what he or she did at school.
Your Photos and Feedback
Left photo: Saturn and Neptune - a recent art and science project
Right photo: our first day of school

Send your photos, comments, and testimonials to newsletter@expandingmindslearning.com.
Product Updates

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