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 19 - January 29, 2021
We hope the time with your family over the Holiday Break was filled up with lots of fun, joy and great memories.
Our first two weeks of this new year has been great. All the students were so happy to see their friends and their teachers. We are so happy to welcome all of our families back.
Over the past two weeks, we have been learning about hibernation and migration patterns of animals. We worked on crafts of a hibernating bear, read books about hibernation and also worked on the hands-on activity - matching the animals and where they sleep in winter. We also learned the Wood Thrush and American Robin birds migrate all the way to Panama in winter and come back to New York in the spring. Students enjoyed listening to the stories and participating in group discussions. The topic really sparked their curiosity and interest.
Kaltrina, Diane, Ruby and Marie
Our theme: Polar Animals and Animal Prints
Craft: polar bear
Craft: animal prints cut and paste craft
Artist of the month: Paul Klee- How to draw a cat and a bird like Paul Klee
In language every week we will introduce a 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. The new letters for this two upcoming weeks will be O and P.
CVC words- short vowel a, e, i, o, u
Practice tracing and writing of alphabet letters
Reading Pink Series Montessori cards
Insta learn language board
Moon Bear by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Arctic and Antarctic by Lorrie Mack
Animal Babies in polar lands by Jennifer Schofield
Plenty of Penguins by Sonia W. Black
The Little Penguin by A. J. Wood
Copy Me, Copycub by Richard Edwards
North Pole South Pole by Nancy Smiler Levinson
Wild Critters by Tim Jones and Tom Walker
Numbers to 20
Skip counting by 5 and 10
Count even and odd numbers to 20
Three-part card game- Animal prints
Dry pouring with funnel
Snowy tracks- brush away the snow to uncover the lines of animal tracks
Cold Water Insulation
Arctic Ice Sensory Play