N E W S & L E S S O N S F R O M M S. K A L T R I N A & M S. D I A N E ’ S C L A S S
Issue: May 10, - May 19, 2021
School Photos are on Fri May 14th
These past two weeks we have been learning about the seven continents and different countries around the world. We made our own passports, suitcase and “traveled” around the world. First, we stopped to Europe and learned about Albania, a small country in Europe. We read a book in Albanian language, we are practicing counting 1- 10 in Albanian, and we danced and sang “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” in Albanian.
From Europe we traveled to Africa, where we learned about Kenya, their traditions, their flag and we located Kenya on our Montessori Map.
The third continent we visited was Asia, where we learned about the Philippines, we looked at beautiful scenes of Philippines, and we colored the Philippine flag.
Lastly, we came back to North America and visited Canada. We learned about the Canadian flag, Canadian money, totem poles, maple leaves and we made a Canadian money booklet.
We also have been busy working on our Mother’s Day crafts, singing Mother’s Day songs and as always enjoying our outdoor time whenever weather permits.
All the best,
Kaltrina, Diane, Ruby and Marie
Our theme is Ocean Animals
Handprint crab craft
Cut and paste Dori Fish craft
Cut and paste shark craft
Land and water forms
Living and Nonliving
Plant and animal
Practice writing/labeling different animals
Practicing the sign language alphabet
Practice reading Bob Books
Introduction to the long vowel (spelling of e, ee, ea)
Practice writing of our last names
Whales, A First Discovery Book by Gallimard Jeunesse, Claude Delafosse, Ute Fuhr, and Raoul Sautani
Turtles by Jodi Huelin
Octopus under the Sea by Connie and Peter Roop
Amazing Dolphins! By Sarah L. Thomson
Sea Otters by Laura Marsh
Sea Horses by Nicole Corse
Skip counting - intro to multiplication
Golden bead materials- hanging teens
Counting to 10 in other languages (Spanish, Albanian and Chinese)
Addition and subtraction practice with Montessori materials
Water transferring activity
Sweeping the floor
Caring for our butterflies
Wiping off the playground equipment
Sink and float
Ocean science experiment