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Online Learning - YouTube Playlists

All classroom teachers are working hard to provide your children with work that they can do online. We are also longing for the end of this quarantine stay-at-home, so we can return to our Montessori classrooms and see your children in person!

Please watch your classroom teacher's videos, but also feel free to watch all the other videos! Who wants to have another book read to them, sing another fun song, or learn about interesting places like Africa?! We do!

As always, if there are ways we can support you through this difficult time, please let us know. We are all so limited without being able to be physically present with each other. We hope these videos help parents have a small amount of time off, when our teachers can virtually engage with your child. Stay healthy, and we hope to see you soon!

SECURITY: IMPORTANT: Set YouTube Restricted Mode to ON

Before letting your child watch any YouTube videos, we highly recommend that you turn
Restricted Mode to ON.

We are not able to control YouTube's features, so after watching a video, YouTube automatically cues another video. We want to be sure that the videos that appear are not for mature audiences. The way to do that is to set YouTube's Restricted Mode to ON.

To turn ON/OFF YouTube Restricted Mode to restrict access to mature videos:

  1. Go to YouTube.com, click Sign In and log into your Google account.
  2. Click on your Profile icon in the top right corner.
  3. Click Restricted Mode in the menu.
  4. Turn On Restricted Mode.
  5. Close the window.
  6. Log out.

Important: Logging Out and Passwords

  • If you don't log out, your child can turn this feature to Off.
  • If you have your YouTube/Google accounts set to automatically remember your username and password, your child can easily log in and turn Restricted Mode Off.
     
     

4/25 - 5/2:
King County Library System (KCLS): Celebrate Día! 

Click this link to see the poster.

Click this link to go to the KCLS's page: https://kcls.org/dia/
 
 

Toddler Classroom: Mrs. Holme & Miss Leah| Age: 2½ - 3 years old

Link to your classroom's YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLaM1QuonU4z8rbrqMuxVOhH

LISTEN TO SHORT BOOKS:

Little Yellow Duck

Happy Face Story

Into The Deep Blue Sea

Perfect Penguin


 
 

ECE Classroom: Mrs. Sauer & Ms. Michalski | Age: 3 - 6 years old

Link to your classroom's YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLa1E0DayYzDMa2kHLthyLX2
 

Spanish Lessons (YouTube videos):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLZTfnHCKoXOJ1RjzTVR_AQ-
 

LISTEN TO SHORT BOOKS:

Ten Little Lady Bugs

NEW: Easter Beagle Story

NEW: Iguana on Ice
 
 

ECE Classroom: Mrs. Ott & Mrs. DesRosier | Age: 3 - 6 years old

Link to your classroom's YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLY2okn40Pn-hDYr4lv-_6tA
 

Spanish Lessons (YouTube videos):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLZTfnHCKoXOJ1RjzTVR_AQ-
 

LISTEN TO CHAPTER BOOKS:

Magic Treehouse: Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5,
Chapter 6
, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Magic Treehouse: Ghost Town By Sundown by Mary Pope Osborne
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5,
Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Lions at Lunchtime
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5,
Chapter 6
, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

NEW: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5,
Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

LISTEN TO SHORT BOOKS:

Abiyoyo

Are you my Mother?

Boy, Was I Mad

Giant Jam Sandwich

Have You Heard the Nesting Bird

Hedgie's Surprise

Little Island

One Fine Day

Ten Lucky Leprechauns 
 
 

Lower Elementary: Mrs. Fujita & Ms. Possinger | 1st - 3rd grades

The Lower Elementary students have been in contact with their teachers using Zoom Meeting. If Mrs. Fujita or Ms. Possinger create videos for their classroom, they will be available from the link below.

Link to your classroom's YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLb9vtF9b4ZpLqkaWh-1LTJA
 
 

Upper Elementary & Middle School: Mrs. Pope | 4th - 8th grades

The Upper Elementary and Middle School students have been in contact with their teacher using Zoom Meeting. If Mrs. Pope creates videos for her classroom, they will be available from the link below.

Link to your classroom's YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLavhWn4ChTwsrE2s8DvFmqh
 
 

Music with Mr. Weisnewski | All ages

Link to Mr. Weisnewski's Music YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkntJyTJPLaXx_3KIkDgNaArmQRr1qlr
 
 

Non-Spring Valley Videos

These videos are not created by our teachers, but your child may enjoy them. As with any external link, you may want to view this first before letting your child watch it.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Video Series

You may be interested in this video series. A popular children's book author and illustrator is making videos where he doodles with kids and helps them learn to turn their imagination into pictures. This playlist has been made by him specifically for this stay-at-home time.

Link to the "Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems" YouTube Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF
 

Storyline Online - Children's Books Read by Famous People

Link to Storyline Online videos:
https://www.storylineonline.net/
 

Origami | 3 - 99+

We are very lucky to have an Origami Master working with the older: Mrs. Hayatsu. We will be so glad to get back to school so that our students can work with her again.

She wanted to be sure that our students could have some fun during this stay-at-home period, so she provided a really detailed list of videos, clubs, web sites, and books.

None of this is required, but if you find your child has a passion for Origami, there are great resources here. Enjoy!

Origami Paper

The easiest paper to use for Origami is paper specifically made for Origami, because they are perfect squares (which is what you need to start with), they are thinner than normal paper, they fold very nicely, and they come in fun colors and patterns. (You don't have to order these from Amazon, but for simplicity, we have supplied Amazon links.)

How to cut a square from 8½ x 11 printer paper:

Very Easy Origami Videos

Easy Origami Videos

Intermediate Origami Videos

Advanced Origami Videos

More Videos About Origami (for older students, not for folding)

YouTube Channels (for older students to explore)

Websites (for searching more origami!)

  • Origami Club (for all levels): https://en.origami-club.com/
    There are many choices of origami models.  Most of them have diagrams and animation.  Some models also has YouTube video. 
  • Origami Spirit (for all levels): https://www.origamispirit.com/videos/
    This one is also mentioned under YouTube Channels but their website is easier to search for the models you like to fold.

Books with Amazon Links

  • ”Easy Origami” by John Montroll
    Simple black/white diagrams.  Good for K & Lower El.  Lower El. Students are already working on some of things from this book.
  • “Teach Yourself Origami” by John Montroll
    Easy to understand diagrams.  This book is in Upper El. classroom, students are familiar with it.
  • “Origami in 4 Languages Text 100” by Nippon Origami Association
    You can learn to fold and to teach 100 traditional models from easy to advanced in 4 languages (Japanese, English, Spanish, and French)