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 22 - April 9, 2021

 

Reminder: School is closed 3/29-4/2 for Spring Recess

 

Dear Parents,

Spring is finally here! It feels good knowing even though there is still snow on the ground, it will be warmer soon and we will be spending more time outside. This means our enrichment programs will start to take place outside. There is so much to see and to do outside with the changing of the season.

 

Over the past two weeks the children learned about Ireland and enjoyed listened to traditional Irish music and tasted some delicious Irish soda bread, that we proudly baked. Now the children know more about life on a farm, making cheese and curling and twisting wool into yarn.

 

To welcome Spring Alcott will have Spirit Week from April 12th through the 19th. Spirit Week is always a fun time for students and staff. Everyone will come to school dressed according to the theme of the day. Please be on the lookout for an Alcott email with all the details.

 

Thank you,

Eva & Helene

 

 

Our theme is: Spring - Amphibians – Holidays (Passover - Easter)

 

Art:

Michelangelo

Spring basket

Coloring eggs for our spring basket

Spring collage

Amphibians: tracing - rubbing - stenciling

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Italy: flag - money - language

Landform: peninsula

Talking about coming Holidays: Easter and Passover

 

Language:

Find and write words related to spring

Life cycle of a chicken

Life cycle of a frog

Parts of a frog (using cards + book)

 

Math:

April calendar

Continuing learning about time

Measuring by inches. Measuring children's height in both inches and centimeters

Presentation Tray: using money instead of beads

 

Practical Life:

Spread jelly on matzo

Matzo brei

 

Science:

Spring Equinox

What people, animals, plants do in spring

Animal's homes - habitats

Learn about Amphibians

Life on a pond

 

Sensorial:

Using different sizes of triangles to make a kite

Mixing colors