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: February 1 - February 12, 2021

 

Reminder: School closed February 15th - 19th for Winter Recess

 

 

Dear parents,

We are fast approaching the end of January. We are so grateful that we are still in person learning and everyone has been following the Covid19 policies and regulations very well.

In January we covered the letters M, N, O, and P. For letters M and N we learned about Migration (birds, nest, traveling from North America to warmer places) and hibernation (animals that sleep in the winter, how they survive and what do they eat). For letters O and P we learned about Polar Animals: penguins, polar bears, otter, arctic fox, blue whale etc. We learned about the North and South Poles; how animals adapt to the cold weather.

In science we experimented with shortening to compare and contrast how polar animals’ fat around their body keeps them warm in cold water. We read books about the polar animals, sang songs about the polar bear, and danced the penguin dance. The children had so much fun with the hands-on animal prints activity when they each chose a polar animal toy, pressed the feet into modeling clay and matched the footprint to the correct polar animal.

All the best,

Kaltrina, Diane, Ruby and Marie

 

 

Our theme is Friendship and Feelings

 

 

February will be a month filled with fun and excitement. We are really looking forward to all the activities planned for this month. We will continue with the letters of the week unit, practicing tracing, writing and identifying letters and vocabulary new words.

 

Art:

Rainbow fish craft for friendship

Valentine’s Day craft butterflies

Rainbow fish coloring

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Say Hello by Rachel Isadora- children around the world

 

Language:

In language we will continue to 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 will be Q and R.

CVC words- short vowel a, e, i, o, u

Practice tracing and writing of the letters of the week

Reading Pink Series Montessori cards

Reading Bob books with short vowel a, e, I, o, and u.

Insta learn language board

Books:

The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Celebrating Chinese New Year by Rosa Drew and heather Phillips

Dragon Dance by Joan Holub

Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie by Norton Juster

Love You When by Linda Kranz

 

Math:

Counting by 10

100 board

Counting to 10 in other languages (Spanish, Albanian and Chinese)

Addition strip board

Subtraction board

 

Practical Life:

Sorting buttons by color

Sorting mini heart shape erasers using tongs

Making Friendship bracelets

 

Science:

Surface Tension with a Penny – science experiment

 

Sensorial:

Pink cubes

Geometric cabinet

Red rods