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: March 3- March 18, 2021

 

School closed on Wed 3/10 for Staff Development

& Fri 3/19 for Parent/ Teacher Conferences

Dear Parents,

Welcome to March! The months have really flown by. We hope that you enjoyed the winter break and all the beautiful snow falls. We know for sure we had so much fun playing in the snow outside on our playground.

 

Over the last two weeks the children learned how to use their five senses to discover the world around us. They learned how to stay healthy by practicing good eating and exercise. In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we read some of his books and made crafts using the characters from his stories and baked him a birthday cake! The children now know more about US currency through practicing with coins and dollars. We also had fun writing with quills and even made our own ink out of beets!

 

Remember to have your child wear something green for St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Our second Parent/Teacher conference is scheduled for Friday, March 19th.

This will be a time for parents and teacher to discuss the children’s progress.

Kindest regards,

Eva and Helene

 

 

Our theme is: Transportation - Ireland - St. Patrick

 

 

Art:

Tracing and cutting shamrocks

Rainbow sculpture using pipe cleaners and beads on Styrofoam block

Make a dancing Leprechaun

Using cars to paint

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Animals of Europe

The Cathedrals of Europe - St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

Ireland on the map - Irish flag

The legend of St. Patrick and the snakes

The legend of the Leprechauns

Land/Air/Water Vehicles Classification

 

Language:

Transportation Nomenclature

Alphabet train floor puzzle

Farm animals: Three Part Cards

Parts of a horse: booklet + puzzle

Farm animals with labels

Matching sight words on shamrocks

 

Books:

Around the World Transportation by Margaret C. Hall

Things that Go by J. Buckley, Jr.

St. Patrick and the Snakes by Patricia Egan

The Luckiest Leprechaun by Justine Korman

Shamrock Sean and the Bird’s Nest by Brian Gogarty

Time by Sarah Phillips

Over on the Farm by Christopher Gunson

Math:

Introduction of Time: Clock Puzzle - Clock matching cards

Clock booklet using clock rubber stamp

Silent game using a timer

How long it takes to make and bake Irish soda bread

Make a clock using a paper plate

Montessori Seguin Board (Teen Board)

Counting shamrocks booklet

Practical Life:

Bake Irish soda bread for St. Patrick Celebration

Make green rice to use for Spooning and Pouring

Snapping Frame

Nuts and Bolts

Science:

Farm animals - Difference between farm and wild animals

Life on the farm

How do we use milk and wool? Show video on how to make cheese with the milk and how to make yarn with the wool

Facts about Rainbows

Experiment: Walking Rainbow - watch as colored water moves from paper to paper

Sensorial:

The colors of the rainbow

Mixing colors: blue + yellow = green

Montessori Large Hexagon Box: this is a sensorial way to show the children how different shapes can create more shapes