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: January 4 - January 15, 2021

 

Dear parents,

Happy and healthy holidays to you and your family.

We have had so much fun over the past two weeks. We have been so busy working on holiday crafts like snow globe, ornament, and reindeers. We read many books about the holidays and the New Year. We enjoyed decorating our Christmas tree with Ms. Erica (the speech therapist). We used ice cream cones, gummies and green frosting to decorate our individual Christmas tree. Also, we made handprint holiday cards and friendship bracelets.

Since there was a lot of snow outside this past week, and we were not prepared to play in the snow, we continued to enjoy some outdoor time going on short walks. We went for walks around the school, exploring the nature and singing our favorite holiday songs.

We feel so happy and lucky to be in school and enjoying these moments together.

Thank you so much for trusting us your precious possessions, your children!

Just a friendly reminder:

We will continue to go outside when temperature permits. We need our students to be fully prepared with labeled winter gear (hat, gloves, snow pants and boots) in order for them to enjoy playing in the snow.

Warm wishes,

Kaltrina, Diane, Ruby and Marie

 

Our theme for this upcoming two weeks is Hibernation and Migration

 

We will be talking/ learning about Animals in winter, hibernation and migration. We will continue with the letter of the week, and the numbers of the week.

 

Art:

Craft: Mitten

Craft: Snowman

Craft: Sleepy bear book and craft

Animals that hibernate – craft

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Land air and water

Seven continents

Land and water forms

 

Language:

In language every week we will introduce e new letter. We will continue to discuss the sound the new letter makes and what words we can find the new letter in. There will be an alphabet page to go along with the new letter, and we will also practice the sign language for the new letter of the week.

 

CVC words- short vowel u

Practice tracing and writing of alphabet letters

Reading Pink Series Montessori cards

Insta learn language board

Books:

Hibernation Station Book by Michelle Meadows

All About Hibernation Book by Tori Kosara

Stranger in the Woods Book by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick

 

Math:

Numerals and counters

Sandpaper numbers- matching the quantity with the right symbol

Tracing and writing numbers 1-10

Addition tablets

Insta learn math board

 

Practical Life:

Transferring pom poms

Playdough

Animal prints

Color sorting mitten activity

Snowflake sticker activity

 

Science:

The birds- winter science experiment

 

Sensorial:

Pink tower

Rectangle box

Red rods

Fabric boxes