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

 

Dear Parents,

 

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

 

Art:

Handprint crab craft

Cut and paste Dori Fish craft

Cut and paste shark craft

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Land and water forms

Living and Nonliving

Plant and animal

 

Language:

Practice writing/labeling different animals

Practicing the sign language alphabet

Letter/sound reciting

Practice reading Bob Books

Introduction to the long vowel (spelling of e, ee, ea)

Practice writing of our last names

 

Books:

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

 

Math:

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

 

Practical Life:

Snaping frame

Water transferring activity

Sweeping the floor

Caring for our butterflies

Wiping off the playground equipment

 

Science:

Sink and float

Ocean science experiment

 

Sensorial:  

Red rods

Monomial cube

Binomial cube