N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  P A S C A L ’ S  C L A S S

Issue: January 19 - January 29, 2021

 

Dear Families,

Everyone was happy to be back at school after the break and we got busy on our new themes and activities. We discussed migration and made a collage depicting geese flying south and read many books on what else happens in winter. We will continue this theme throughout the month and include concepts such as hibernation and weather. We also learned to mix primary colors to make secondary colors using paint at the easel and enjoyed many books on that concept as well. We will continue in the next couple of weeks to study mixing colors, paint with watercolors, and learn to make a rainbow. The children enjoyed ample gym time when unable to play outside and also Spanish and Nature enrichment.

 

Warm regards,

Ms. Jess, Mrs. Pascal, Ms. Nancy & Ms. Randi

 

 

Our theme is: Winter and Colors

Art:

Making a rainbow

The Mitten collage, based on the book by Jan Brett

Building a snowman collage (recognition of size - order small, medium, large)

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Continent globe

Large continent puzzle

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Language:

Handwriting skills using a sand tray, chalkboard, or paper

Writing name

I Spy for initial sound recognition

Sandpaper letters and objects

Advanced inset designs- using different shapes to make a unique design

Rhyming words

 

Math:

Assorted number games for symbol and amount recognition

Tens board and beads to learn how to count to 100 using tens and also adding units to tens

Addition strip board- adding numbers together to make amounts up to 19

 

Practical Life:

Pouring from a teapot to a teacup

Lacing and buckling frames

Cutting zigzag lines

Zipping coats, putting on hats, gloves, and masks independently

 

Science:

Magnetic vs non-magnetic

 

Sensorial:

Color tablets- grading colors from dark to light

Triangle boxes- using triangles to make different shapes such as hexagons