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 October 5-16, 2020
Thank you for your cooperation and support as we navigate through the new normal.
Our school’s priority is the student’s safety during this difficult time. We are doing our best to make sure that our children continue to receive a safe learning environment, while they are socially/ emotionally and cognitively developing through the implementation of the Montessori philosophy and our academic enrichment curriculum.
We are finishing up the first month of on-site learning. It has been a great month filled with many fun, interesting activities and events. Students enjoyed the outdoor time, playing and socializing together while socially distancing as much as possible. Also, we are enjoying the outdoor morning and afternoon circle time. We have been learning about the new season, the changing color of the leaves, and the weather.
We are continuing to implement and reinforce the new ground rules of social distancing and frequent hand washing. We have been singing songs daily like “Let’s keep a Little distance” or “Wash, wash, wash your hands”, or “Catch, catch, catch your sneeze, in your elbow please”.
Reminder: Back To School Night is on October 8th at 7PM via Zoom, we look forward to seeing you all then.
Our theme is “All About Me”
We are beginning this month by talking/learning “All About Me” We are having discussion and talks about ourselves, our families/ relatives and friends. We will continue to read different books and learn stories about where we fit into our families, and all the special and unique qualities, we all have.
In Art we will continue to work on different cutting and pasting activities. The letters of the week are “B, b” and “C, c” the numbers of the week are “3 and 4.” Students will be working on different art activities about the letters and the numbers of the week.
In Geography we will learn about different countries around the world, the families and the different qualities that makes us all special and unique.
In language we will be reading books about ourselves, our family tree and our friends. We will continue to have daily classroom discussion about the different families around the world. Also, we are learning about the letters of the week B and C, we continue to recite the letter and the sound cards every morning. Students will continue to work on the language Montessori materials such as sandpaper letters, beginning sound objects with the letters, tracing of the alphabet, tracing of their names, metal insets and the movable alphabet, in accordance with their academic level and their individual needs.
In math we will continue to count everyday 0-10. We will practice writing, cutting and pasting, number/symbol recognition of numbers 3 and 4, and matching of the quantity with the right symbol.
Red and blue strip board (facts of ten)
100 board (learning in sequence numerals 1 to 100),
Sandpaper numbers and objects (placing in order numbers 1-10 and matching the objects with the correct number),
While working with many hands on, everyday life activities like pouring, spooning, lacing, sorting and cutting, students will continue to develop their fine motor skills, independence, hand eye coordination and self-confidence.
Our science experiment is “The Balloon Blow -Up”, since we are learning about the letter B. When mixing up the baking soda and vinegar it creates a gas called carbon dioxide. The gas expends in the bottle and starts to inflate the balloon.
We will introduce the knobbed cylinders, and colored knobbles cylinders. Students will have the opportunity to compare different size, high and width of the cylinders and place them in a correct order.
8:45 - 9:30 Back yard
9:30 - 10:00 Wash hands/bathroom Snack
10:00 - 10:45 Montessori work time
10:45 - 11:25 Front yard/ Gym
11: 25 – 11:45 Wash hands/ bathroom
11: 45 – 12: 30 Lunch time
12: 30 – 12: 45 Wash hands/ bathroom
12: 45 – 1: 30 Nap time
1: 30 – 1: 45 Bathroom time
1:45 - 2: 30 Montessori work time
2: 30 – 3: 00 Bike area/ specials (Spanish, Music and Nature)
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home.