N E W S & L E S S O N S F R O M M R S. G R A N D E ’ S C L A S S
April 26 - May 7th 2021
Spirit week was a huge success!! The children looked forward seeing everyone in our Alcott community dressed for the theme of the day. They especially enjoyed our class Pajama day breakfast of pancake pops, pancakes made in the cake pop machine!
We learned about animal families. Did you know some goats can climb trees??
Our caterpillars arrived!! The first thing the children do when entering the classroom, is to go see them. Their daily anticipation and their amazement of the metamorphosis is delightful to watch. We will continue our study of butterflies by reading books, doing life cycle studies and by size grading. We incorporated the theme into our math and language work as well.
To celebrate Earth Day, we spoke about ways to keep our earth healthy and made a “stained glass” planet earth, race cars and a robot made from recycled materials.
I speak with Eva daily, and she sends her regards.
Our theme is: Butterflies /The Solar System
“Stained glass” butterflies
Creating our planets using Styrofoam balls and paint
Mother’s Day cards and gift
Sponge star painting
Cinco de Mayo
Mexico on the Map
The Very Hungry Caterpillar on the felt board
Planet 3-part cards
Planet matching cards
Sequencing “The sun gives light”
I love the Earth Poem
Find the missing numbers on the step board
Continue to learn how to tell time
Different number combinations to make “10”
Transfer with an eye dropper
Life cycle of a butterfly
Solar System introduction
Learn the names and order of the Planets
What is the sun?
I See Shapes booklet
What is missing? The children will compare two illustrations to see what is missing