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
June 7 - June 25 2021
The last day of school is Friday June 25th
Save the date: Moving Up Celebration June 21, at 11:15 am
We are heading towards the end of a busy and unique year. We are grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such wonderful families, dedicated parents and amazing children that brought us so much joy and laughter during such a difficult time.
We thank everyone for your support and understanding regarding the challenges of this past year. Helene and I have truly enjoyed the time we’ve spent teaching your children and to have seen them grow physically, socially, emotionally, independently and cognitively since September. Your children have touched our hearts and we are grateful that you entrusted us with them this year.
Summertime is almost here and we have an exciting month of June ahead of us! The weather is warm and inviting for outside activities. This month we are going to review and practice all that we learned during the year. This month’s theme will be “The Ocean Life” and “Under the Sea”. We will learn about different types of ocean animals, their underwater habitats and other projects related to the Ocean. Also, we will talk about different ways we can explore the ocean. Always a favorite topic and theme!
We look forward to seeing you our Moving-Up celebration on June 21st - it will be wonderful to see all of you in person and gather as a community as we see our children complete this milestone. As we close the year, it will be with sadness that we say goodbye, it has truly been such a pleasure. We wish you a safe, fun and relaxed summer!
Eva and Helene
Our theme is: The Ocean Life
Ocean Creatures negative mono print
Flower sponge painting
Booklet about the seven continents
Japan, the home of the Summer Olympic
The art of origami
Masai collar necklace
How many oceans are there?
Observing plants, animals, birds, insects, in our playground and make a journal
“I spy” games
Journal about the Ocean
Some children can read aloud easy phonetic books to their friends
Make a list of things that trees provide us
We are going to celebrate Eric Carle
Count shells, rocks, sticks, etc. and associate with written numerals
Make our own number games
Blue and red rod
Practicing “Grace and Courtesy “
Scrubbing and washing our tables and chairs
Dusting our shelves
Floor puzzle “Under the Sea “
The gifts of a tree
Eco - Experiment: some things are “biodegradable” (they eventually break down and go back to the Earth) and some aren’t
Above ground/Below ground vegetable classification
Make our own sound cylinders using different kind of seeds
Finding objects in our classroom and in our playground to make our own mystery bag
Make solid shapes using small wooden sticks and playdough
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!