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: April 12 - April 23, 2021

 

Reminder: The children must wear closed toe, rubber soled shoes for safety!

 

Dear Parents,

 

We hope you enjoyed Spring break with your children and your families! Before break we started celebrating Spring by coloring eggs, having an egg hunt, and talking about the Spring holidays. The children had fun preparing for and participating in these events.

 

After our Spring break, we learned about Italy and the children enjoyed eating Italian bread with olive oil and baking the Bussolai cookies. We taught the children about Michelangelo and how he painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel while lying on his back. The children enjoyed this experience creating their own work of art by painting on the underside of our tables. There were plenty of giggles and excitement!

 

This is such a beautiful time of the year and nature is so full of life, the flowers start to bloom, new plants start to grow, animals have babies, and the weather gets warmer. We will continue to celebrate Spring by planting seeds and learning how caterpillars turn into butterflies (our caterpillars are going to arrive this week!).

 

Earth day is April 22nd, and we will take the opportunity to celebrate the earth and how we can help our planet to be the most beautiful place to live in. The earth is what we have in common, and we are going to talk about activities and things we can do to keep the earth healthy.

 

Best,

Eva & Helene

 

Our theme is: Spring

 

Art:

Morandi: an Italian painter who specialized in still life

Still life drawing

Forsythia: first sign of spring

Watercolor birds

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

SPIRIT WEEK

Puzzle Map of Europe

Landform: gulf. A gulf is body of water with land on three sides, the opposite of a peninsula that is a body of land with water on three sides

April showers bring May flowers

 

Language:

Bird three-part cards

Life cycle of a butterfly

Butterfly domino game

Learn new words related to the transformation of a caterpillar: metamorphosis, larva, pupa, chrysalis

 

Math:

Montessori addition strip board

Practicing on writing teen numbers using ten bars and bead stair

Caterpillar counting game

My number book: counting butterflies

 

Practical Life:

Rolling small mats

Transferring with a strainer

Flower arranging

 

Science:

What is a reptile?

Webbed/not webbed birds

Animals and their young

Earth Day

 

Sensorial:

Grading butterflies

Matching butterfly tablets by colors and shapes

How many sides? (Geometric shapes