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
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
Special project “La Befana” an Italian Celebration
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
What is a pair? What parts of your body come in pairs?
Game: Mitten Button Counting
Pipe cleaner Math
Golden Beads Presentation Tray: To introduce the child to a concrete exercise with decimal system
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!