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!
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.
Eva & Helene
Our theme is: Spring
Morandi: an Italian painter who specialized in still life
Still life drawing
Forsythia: first sign of spring
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
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
Montessori addition strip board
Practicing on writing teen numbers using ten bars and bead stair
Caterpillar counting game
My number book: counting butterflies
Rolling small mats
Transferring with a strainer
What is a reptile?
Webbed/not webbed birds
Animals and their young
Matching butterfly tablets by colors and shapes
How many sides? (Geometric shapes