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: February 1 - February 12, 2021
Reminder: School closed February 15th - 19th for Winter Recess
We cannot believe January is already over but even though February is the shortest month of the year, we have a lot going on! We begin the month with Groundhog Day and the children will learn about shadows.
With the new month of February comes one of the children’s favorite holidays: Valentine’s Day! Over the next few weeks the children are going to be busy with activities related to the holiday. We are going to learn about friendship, love, sharing and kindness. We will sing songs related to the Day with Ms. Melissa. On February 12th we’ll be celebrating with a Valentine’s Day breakfast! We will also learn about Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the Ox and we will learn about China and how people around the world celebrate this holiday.
We will start talking about President’s, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and how important they were in our American history.
We will be learning new sounds: “H” and “V”. We will review all the sounds and numbers we’ve learned so far and continue practicing our writing skills.
Please remember to check your child’s backpack at the end of each day to see some of the great work your child did that day!
Eva and Helene
Please help us all stay safe - remember to wash cloth masks everyday😊
Our theme is February Holidays
Remember to wear pink or red or purple for our Valentine celebration on Friday, February 12th
Color mixing: Red + White = Pink
Making animals using heart shapes
China on the globe
Learn about George Washington 1st U.S. President and Abraham Lincoln 16th U.S. President
U.S.A. Currency and its value
Built a log cabin with popsicle sticks
Sound of the week: [H] [h] and [V] [v]
Sequence “How to write a letter”
Learn our addresses
Why we need a Post Office
Introduction of Montessori Green chalkboard. The 1st is the blank chalkboard. Chalkboards are used to help the child form letters and numbers
Dinosaurs Three Part Cards
Matching Sight Words on Dinosaurs
Bead stair hanger
Teen Bead stair hanger
Learn the value of a nickel, a dime, and a quarter
Practicing sewing and stitching using heart shaped plastic mesh
Transferring pom poms with chopsticks
Locks and keys
Make salt dough for Valentine’s necklace
Learn about shadows
Heart and Dental Month: discussing the proper care for heart, teeth and gums!
Talk about “extinction” and learn about different theories on what caused the death of the dinosaurs
What is a Volcano? Parts of a volcano
We are going to “erupt” our own volcano
Shapes and Shadows: matching various shapes with corresponding shadows
Heart sequence: cut and paste hearts from big to small
Tangram (Chinese shape puzzle)
Matching Shapes of the first drawer of the Geometric Cabinet with Geometric Form Cards
Groundhog Gets a Say by Pamela Curtis Swallow
Guess Whose Shadow? by Stephen R. Swinburne
Substitute Groundhog by Pat Miller
My First Chinese Year by Karen Katz
The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compestine
Valentine Friends by Ann Schweninger
Henry in Love by Peter McCarty