Part A: Daily Math Skills
Step 1: Complete Tuesday of Daily Math Week 3.
Step 2: Practice your addition skills HERE
Step 3: Practice your subtraction skills HERE
Part B: Daily Language Skills
Step 1: Complete Tuesday of Daily Language Week 3.
Part C: Story Time
Today, we’re going to…
• read aloud or watch a video about The Dot by Peter Reynolds
• complete a reading comprehension activity
• create your own dot artwork
• listen and dance to The Dot song
• count some dots
Step 1: Before Reading Discussion Starters
Consider asking the following…
• Look at the cover page. What do you think the story will be about?
• Why do you think the title of the book is “The Dot?”
Step 2: Read The Dot by Peter Reynolds
If you have the book The Dot read it aloud to your child.
For those of you who do not have the book, watch the following video.
Step 3: Post Reading Discussion Starters
• Why was Vashti’s paper empty?
• Why did Vashti’s teacher ask her to sign her name?
• Why did Vashti ask the boy to draw for her?
• What do you think happened after the boy signed his art?
• How does Vashti’s body language let us know what she was thinking?
• How do you think Vashti was feeling at the end of the story? How can you tell?
• What is one thing you would like to be good at? How can you achieve that goal?
Step 4: Reading Response – Think About It
Think about the story and answer the question using information from the story and your own ideas. Make sure to write complete sentences. Print the document.
Step 5: Get Creative!
Watch an art lesson with Peter Reynolds and get inspired by dots!
Next, grab colouring materials. Draw a big circle and colour your own unique dot. Have fun and experiment with colours. Make a big dot, or make a small dot- whatever you like because all you have to do is use your imagination.
Get inspired by watching the video below.
Print the document below.
Consider hanging the completed art on the fridge or another special spot afterwards as a way to recognize your child for their fantastic effort and imagination!
Step 6: The Dot Song
Wow! You’re making great progress – you should be very proud of yourself. 🙂
Next, watch The Dot song. Don’t forget to sing and dance along! Just click on the link below.
Part D: Math Challenge!
• Can you count the number of dots on each page of the book?
• Challenge: How many dots are there in the book altogether?