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


Dear parents,

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


Cultural Arts/Geography:

North pole

South pole




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



Place value

Numbers to 20

Skip counting by 5 and 10

Count even and odd numbers to 20


Practical Life:

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