Mt. Hebron Nursery School

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Welcome to the MHNS
Creative Corner

 

Music with Miss Karen R.

Miss Karen will be hosting virtual music classes each week, just click on the date.  Check back for more!

 

Art with Miss Laura

Miss Laura will be hosting virtual art classes each week, just on the date.  Check back for more!

Yoga with Zenergetic Kids, LLC

Join Tara Geller for some St. Patrick's Day Yoga!  She's also included some resources you can download.

Classroom Activities You Can Do At Home

From Miss Molly-3 Day 3s:
Happy Tuesday, Happy Green Day,
Hope everyone is wearing their green today!
Today is a great day to complete some fun green activities at home.
1. Making green play dough at home
2. Making a green snack or green eggs and ham!
3. Mixing blue and yellow paint together and what color do you see.
4. Go on a scavenger hunt outside and look for a lucky four-leaf clover.
Have a wonderful, safe and healthy green day!

From Miss Shawna:

St Patrick’s Day first to 20 game and CVC puzzles (consonant vowel consonant)

https://www.adabofgluewilldo.com/?s=st+patrick 


St Patrick’s Day Bingo

https://abcsofliteracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/StPatricksDaySightWordBingoGame.pdf


St Patrick’s Day 100 Chart Mystery Picture

https://abcsofliteracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/StPatricksDaySightWordBingoGame.pdf


Lucky Letters 

https://thelettersofliteracy.com/st-patricks-day-letter-tracing-printables/ 


Activities:

Make a leprechaun trap


Skittle rainbow experiment

https://raisinglifelonglearners.com/skittles-rainbow-science-experiment


Make Green playdoh


Go on a scavenger hunt outside looking for shamrocks


Mix blue and yellow paint together

 

From Miss Kerrie:

Repurpose broken crayons

Arrange broken crayon pieces (labels removed)  in a silicon mold, muffin tin, **ice cube tray, etc. I would not plan to use again for food, water, etc after using with the crayons.  Place silicon mold on protected cookie sheet to make removal from oven easier and to catch overflow. 

Try mixing different colored crayons together for a fun drawing effect!

Heat oven to 200 degrees, heat silicon mold, muffin tin with crayons 20-30 minutes depending on oven (until wax of crayon turns liquid).  

Remove from oven and let cool, 2 hours or until hard. Draw with once cool.  Enjoy different colors as new crayon is used.  

**If using ice cube tray, heat in microwave.  Heating 30 seconds at a time, until crayons are melted.**

Read Alouds by MHNS Staff

While he's not "really" a staff member...we can pretend he is, because we love him so!

Watch this one all the way through for some special guests and craft project!

Miss Shawna also shared some fun things to do.  Look at  

"Classroom Activities" above to see those links!

Miss Laurie teaches us about rainbows.  There are two parts to this video, so be sure to click on both buttons.  You won't want to miss out on her activity she has planned for you!

Miss Susan is joined by her three sons Kurt, Eric and Bryan.  You'll listen to a story, make a fun project and dance to some music.  Enjoy!

Join Miss Shelley, our resident volunteer and her grandchildren for two stories!

Miss Sarah brings us two books today.  Do you think Dinosaurs really love underpants?

Hop into spring, with Miss Karen R.!

Community Resources & Links

 
NEW class April 1st!!  
Local dance studio providing FREE virtual ballet classes!
Livestreaming performances and an expanded lineup of digital learning activities and workshops, which are all available for free online.

There's nothing like experiencing the National Aquarium firsthand—but our live cams are the next best thing! Tune into our Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home.  * Please note our cameras are only live streaming during business hours. After hours please enjoy a previously recorded live stream segment.

Willems—he of the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, though you already knew that—is the current Education Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center. He says his livestream will virtually invite “learners of all ages” into his studio and encourage them to draw and write with him.
Where Science and Technology Connect!

With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read alouds and activities on social media. 
Free preschool printable worksheets.

Many parents are looking for ways to occupy their children at home all day. Rather than turning to screens for an easy babysitter, there are many creative and educational activities that can keep children productively happy without fancy art supplies.
Free print and play activities through the end of March

Stuck at home with the kids for a while? Need some activities to keep them active? Look no further!  Last year, we hosted virtual farm tours for students to watch in their classrooms. But, those can be viewed on YouTube now!  For kids aged 4 to 9, watch our tour from Dutch Hollow Farm.  Kids aged 10-13 will enjoy our virtual tour from Will-O-Crest Farm.  High school kids can enjoy our tour from JoBo Holsteins Farm.

The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a major rethinking of how the digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, the National Zoo, and more, can be used together, for learning.
Explore, watch & play!

Songs & videos, printables, and more!

Join Laurie Bernker as she and her band share some musical fun throughout each day.  
Audible is offering free books through their link, for ages 0-18.
Teaching remotely for grades K-12, free resources and startegies.  
Free social emotional learning activities
Where learning is an adventure
 Find fun, free educational sites for activites
How to make shadow puppets.  Parents & Gurdians can find some really fun projects too!
Fine motor skills for 2s
Check out the latest version of the Get Moving Today! From SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. Each month, you’ll find fun ways to help preschoolers be active. The activities are perfect for children to do at home with their families or at daycare!
Resources for learning with technology as well as printable choice boards for math, reading, art, music & movement.
Play bingo by generating numbers with this online bingo number generator. This generator lets you pick bingo balls one at a time randomly so that you can call out the number to friends and family. Print out free bingo cards here!   
Looking for family friendly resources to help you get outside, get active, explore science at home and be a citizen scientist? Enjoy nature activities to keep the whole family engaged and entertained. 

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Why Can't I Go To School?  Social Story


To keep staff and students safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19, many schools around the world have closed their doors. For children, this abrupt disruption to routine can feel confusing and scary. Translated into six languages, this social story answers the question, “Why Can’t I Go to School?” in simple and reassuring terms. https://consciousdiscipline.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/Free-Resources/Printable-Posters-Tools-Activities/FREE-Printable-Why-Cant-I-Go-to-School-Social-Story.pdf