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: March 8 - March 19, 2021


School closed on Wed 3/10 for Staff Development

Dear parents,

Over the last two weeks we have been learning about community helpers/people in our neighborhood. The children enjoyed working on the finger puppet crafts about firefighters, police officers, mail carriers and teachers. We read books about the community helpers. We also are working on finishing up our artist of the month painting The Starry Night Van Gough. Students are really having fun while working on their step by step instructional art activity.

We also celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday last week. We have been reading Dr. Seuss books every day, learning about rhyming words and working on the Thing1 and Thing 2 crafts. On Tuesday, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we all came dressed in blue and red, everybody including the teachers had crazy hair and a Thing 1 to Thing 20 label on their shirt. We read The Cat in the Hat and ended the day with a special snack.

We had Pajama Day on Friday. All the students looked so cute in their jammies, we had cookies and milk for snack and read Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton.

We are really looking forward to the nice/warm weather to spend more time outdoors playing and learning. On the days when we can’t go outside because of the weather, we do go to the gym and play organized sports, obstacle course activities, always being mindful of social distancing.

All the best,

Kaltrina, Diane, Ruby and Marie



Our theme is Spring/ Life Cycles of a Frog, a Bird and a Butterfly




Life cycle of a butterfly- cutting and pasting craft

Frog life cycle- color, cut and paste

Bumble bee crafts for our spring bulletin board

Cultural Arts/Geography:


Air land and water

Trace and color seven continents


Sandpaper letters – letter/ sound recognition

Practice Reading pink series- short vowels CVC words

Practice tracing and writing of the letter of the week

Short sentence writing



A tadpole grows up by Melvin and Gilda Berger

The Teeny-Weeny Tadpole by Sheridan Cain

Whose Egg? Illustrated by Guy Troughton

And then it’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer Ward


Introduction tray- Introducing unit bead, ten bar, hundred square and thousand cube

100 board

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

Addition with triangle beads

Practice tracing and writing of numbers

Subtraction Strip board

Subtraction strips


Practical Life:


Locks and keys

Shoe lacing

Zipper frame

Buckle frame



Life Cycle of a Bird- the nest and the egg of the backyard birds



Light and heavy sorting

Sound cylinders

Rainbow color sorting