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: December 14 - December 22, 2020


School will be closed from Dec 22-Jan 3rd, 2021 We wish you a safe and healthy Winter break!


Dear parents,

Happy December- Holiday Month. We are so happy and grateful to be open and working in person. We are really enjoying every day together with our students.

Being in school every day and practicing the daily routine has allowed the children to fully adjust and adapt to our new school procedures in the classroom, hallways, bathroom, gym and outdoor spaces. All the students are really successful with social distancing, handwashing, putting on their masks when indoors and working within their own space in the classroom (shelf, table, chair, cabinet.)

Over the past two weeks we have been talking about the new winter season, the weather changes and how do we adapt to the changes. We read the story “My Snow Globe” by Megan E. Bryant and discussed about the hibernation and what animals do in the wintertime.

We also conducted the science experiment Snowstorm in a Jar. The children observed the mixture of oil, Alka-Seltzer, water, glitter and food coloring and its reaction. Everyone was so excited and couldn’t wait to see the tornado happening inside the jar.

Our Art Enrichment artist for this month was Henri Matisse. We worked on the art project “Christmas Matisse.”

Fondly, Kaltrina, Diane, Marie and Ruby



Our theme for this upcoming two weeks is Holidays


We will be talking/ learning about Holidays, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas. We will continue with the letter of the week, and the numbers of the week.



Craft Santa Penguin

Craft: Snow globe

Craft: Handprint holiday card



Cultural Arts/Geography:

Celebrating Christmas/Holidays around the world



In language we will continue with our phonics morning routine (letter, sound) reciting. We will practice the letter of the week, beginning sound activity, and the sign language for the letter of the week.

CVC words- short vowel o

Practice writing of alphabet letters

Reading Pink Series Montessori cards

Books: Hanukkah oh Hanukkah by Susan L. Roth

What is Hanukkah by Harriet Ziefert

My first Kwanzaa Book by Deborah M. Newton Chocolate

Arctic Christmas- by Janet Lawler

Stories of Santa – Up on the Housetop Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie

Silver Bells by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans



Introduction to the decimal system with golden bead materials

Addition with triangle beads

Addition with red and blue rods

Addition tablets

Tracing and writing numbers to 10


Practical Life:

Snowman button activity


Snowflake with beads

Hammering activity

Spooning out beads


Part of a leaf

Three-part card game- parts of an



Sound cylinders

Geometric solids – three-part card games