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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

Issue: January 4 - January 15, 2021

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Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a relaxing winter break and an enjoyable time with your families. December was filled with lots of holiday fun. We talked about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. We shared the joy of the season and explored the similarities and the differences about holiday celebrations in many different cultures. In January we will be learning about snow, ice, snowflakes, winter clothes etc. We will continue to work on number recognition and number writing. We’ll review our geometric shapes. We’ll introduce new letter sounds and new words like hibernation and migration. We wish you a happy, safe and healthy winter season.


Eva and Helene



Our theme is: Winter - Martin Luther King Jr.



White paint on the easel

Snowman punching


Cultural Arts/Geography:

Special project “La Befana” an Italian Celebration

African Animals

Shape of Africa using green sand

Martin Luther King, JR: Read books and explain why we celebrate his Birthday every year. Making a special project “Helping hands”



Picture sequence: How to build a snowman

Learning about the difference between “left” and “right”

Sound of the week “w”. Find words and play games relate to the sound

Winter booklet



What is a pair? What parts of your body come in pairs?

January Calendar

Game: Mitten Button Counting

Pipe cleaner Math

Golden Beads Presentation Tray: To introduce the child to a concrete exercise with decimal system


Practical Life:

Spooning marbles in a water bottle.

How to use Broom and Dustpan

Pairing gloves and sacks

Sewing buttons on burlap



Learn about animals that go to sleep all winter (Hibernate), animals that fly in warm places (Migrate) and animals that adapt to the cold weather

An Ice Exploration



Create a snowman using different size of circles from the Geometric Cabinet

Shape rubbing book

Exploring geometric shapes. Making shapes using popsicle sticks

Binomial Cube: To develop the child’s perception of differences in proportion in 3 dimensions


Books: Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling

My Snow Globe by Megan E. Bryant

Sadie and the snowman by Allen Morgan

Martin Luther King, JR by Carol Hilgartner and Barbara Metzger

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo


Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!

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