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Sunny Days, COVID19, America and Will School Open?

July 7, 2020 in Children's Health Education

Hi Friends,

So much is going on and this lock down has really been dragging on. I hope all of you are safe and surviving all the intricate parts of COVID19.  My daughter in-law wrote a post for me about her sadness when she returned to clean out her empty classroom . You may relate to her.

On a happy note I have been taking part in a YouTube Live everyday, all about social media and the online world. It’s been great having something to look forward to every morning and fun to get to know the participants. Monday was day 109 and Pat Flynn is the young laid off business entrepreneur family guy leading us.

In this group I met Grandma Goodie’s Bible Stories who is a woman creating short videos for young children to learn simple bible stories and to give warn out parents a wholesome 5-10 min break. She has a YT channel, is a real hoot and worth checking out.

I have also met Mike’s Home ESL which is a teaching tips YT channel. He teaches English in China and creates videos to help other ESL teaches.
He is a real fun and generous guy. We hit it off and he sang and recorded my song “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around” with his ESL classroom, the kids are adorable.

And I met Mrs Abuela during Mike’s Home ESL Live YT events. She started putting her videos up on YouTube for her students in France during COVID19. She is a doll and in her simple way engages the kids with lessons and songs on YT.

I hope you will check out my awesome new friends, I know you will love them and be encouraged by them.

My husband was inspired on the Fourth of July and wrote a beautiful Poem.

“America, the Home that I Love” by Mike Ginese

It’s Fourth of July in The USA

There’s much to give thanks for

Much good’s come our way

To gripe and complain is as easy as pie

As it is to nurse the hurts, of years gone by.

No nations been flawless, none pure as glass.

We’ve all made mistakes, every color & class.
Cont. Reading

Take a look around to see the ways I can help you save time and help you with next years online or classroom plans.

If you have any ideas for future songs and lessons, send me an e-mail. I would love to hear from you.

Here is a link to some free goodies just for you and your kids.

Do you know if your school is opening in the Fall? What are your plans or ideas if it does not? We can help each other ride the storm, please comment below.

For Happy Healthy Kids,
Dawn

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Projects Left Unfinished Saddens A Teacher During Covid19

May 24, 2020 in News - Updates, Nurturing the Child

When I left my classroom in March I didn’t think that would be the last time I would be in the classroom with all my wonderful preschoolers. I didn’t know that would be the last time I would see their smiling faces. The last time I would get to hug them. The last time we would be learning together in person. The last time I would see the excitement on their faces when they entered the classroom.
Today I walked into my classroom filled with projects left unfinished, crayons and glue sticks half-used, untold stories, empty playgrounds, missed moments and unmade memories. Packing it all up before the year is complete is sad, it is frustrating, and it is hard.
Right now this classroom is where time stands still, but it will become a classroom where time moves again. It will be a day to celebrate, share stories, create art, ask questions, and learn together. I can’t wait for the day we are all together again❤️

Sarah Smith Ginese

My daughter-in-law shared this on her Facebook wall recently. Sarah is a great mom and I know she relished spending the special time in the lock down with her own kids but this shows her heart as a teacher. 

Can you relate to Sarah? How did you cope with the Covid19 lock down? How did you juggle home, online teaching and following up with your own children learning online? Please share in the comments below. It can be funny too, I may share my teacher daughter in-laws funny stories in another post.

Thanks for all you do for Children

Be Healthy & Safe

Dawn

You may like this Post about Keeping Kids Active!

Who said a Nurse Can’t do Surgery on Germs

May 14, 2020 in Children's Health Education, Music with Kids, The Singing Nurse Music

Who said a nurse can’t do surgery?

I’m very excited you stopped by because I just finished surgery on my new lyric song video “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around”. In this time of virus’, bacteria in our kitchens, colds and COVID19, it’s a great time to review how we can stop the spread of germs. The song is lots of fun with hand motions and even some cute little dancing germs. It took many hours to dice and splice it to make it just right so the educational words will stick in your child’s brain. It’s all about making learning easy and fun for you and your children.

This song will make a great addition to “The Singing Nurse Health Lessons for Kids” Lesson 1 & 4 combo which is all about hand washing and and not spreading your germs around.  I hope you and your families will stay safe at home and may you the awesome teacher be filled with energy as you continue to bring learning to kids online.

Go to this page for some hand selected Germ Books including The Singing Nurse’s Free PDF with pictures and lyrics of “Don’t Spread Your Germs Around” to read to your kids. And while you’re here Subscribe and grab your free hand washing activity eBook.

Please Let me know how I can help make your teaching easier and fun. Do you have any subjects you would like to teach your children that would also include a fun catchy song?

For Healthy Kids,

Ms. Dawn

PS Have fun with this Germ Game to play at home with the whole family.

#germs #covid19 #handwashing #songsforkids

Keeping Moms & Kids Active During Bad Weather & Covid19

January 27, 2014 in Children's Health Education, Creative Adventures

The Singing Nurse Health Tip #1(updated 5/24/20)

What do you do on a snowy, windy, damp rainy or cold day?. Now we can add Covid19 to the list of situations that can keep us inside. How do you keep active in bad weather when you just want to curl up in your PJs? How do you keep your kids moving but not bouncing off the walls and driving you crazy? I pulled together a video from my archives that can help. The video shows a simple way to create an obstacle course and counting your laps. You can create an obstacle course to help you get moving while the little ones are sleeping or vamp it and make it appropriate for your young children. Keep it safe and keep it simple when doing an obstacle course with your kids. Put on some of your favorite music and get moving.

Watch the video below for a little encouragement and ideas.

I have also included a link here to which I will call “Busy Moms Keep Active sheets pdf”. You can tape the action sheets to your walls to create little stations of activity for you and the kids. Make sure and use blue painters tape if you decide to write the words on the walls as I did in the video. Blue painters tape comes off nice and easy.

You can write with blue painters tape like I have done below.

push ups picture

head and shoulders knees and toes

   jump 10 x picture    Or you and the kids can design your own action sheets, or print and use the simple ones I have created here. Busy Moms Keep Active sheets pdf.

pic of PDF active pics lighter crop w WS

I don’t know about you but it has been really cold here in the northeast. And, I know that even the slightest cooler weather often drives us all inside.

If you create a fun obstacle course I would love to see it, send me a picture. What would you add to an obstacle course to make it fun and educational for your kids?

Have Fun, Be Healthy,

Ms. Dawn

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A New big kids (parents) CD is now available. My husband and I just released it. Great musicianship and I love the songs Check it out here. → “TRANSITIONS” CD