N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  L O R R A I N E ' S  C L A S S

Issue: May 10 - May 19th  2021

 

School pictures are on Fri May 14th

Dear Parents,

 

In the last few weeks have enjoyed fun Spring activities. We celebrated Earth Day by discussing what items are recyclable, learned the importance of recycling items, and categorized pictures of paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass items into the right recycling bin. Also, we have been watching our caterpillars grow and the children have been recording the changes in our butterfly cycle logs. The children painted and created a caterpillar of their own to be displayed on our bulletin board. We continue to learn about land formations and their differences. The Greenburgh Nature Center came to visit with Hoot, the screech owl, Daisy the chinchilla and a happy hedgehog.   We introduced flower arranging to the children to really brighten up the room. We wish all the Moms a wonderful Mother’s Day!

 

All the best,  

Ms. Lorraine, Ms. Lillian, and Ms. Patti 

 

Our theme is: Springtime

 

Art:

Mother’s Day craft

Making play dough

Watercolor painting

Painting with stencils

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Maps of the world

Land formations

Countries is North America

Learning about Chinese culture  

 

Language:

Story picture/ writing, writing site words in a sentence

Tracing upper case letters

Writing lower case letters

Letter sound game

Classification cards / North American animals  

Vocabulary cards

Phonetic 3-part cards

Chalkboard letter writing

 

Math:

Calendar

Recognition of numerals 1 to 10, 10 to 30, through calendar activities

Learning odd and even numbers

Addition strip board

Counting with correspondence

Multiplication

 

Practical Life:

Flower arrangement

Dry pouring

Cutting on a line, zig zag line, (fine motor control)

Recognizing different textures such as smooth, soft, and rough

Zipping frame

Hook frame

Tying frame

Table scrubbing

 

Science:

Butterfly life cycle (tracking the changes the caterpillars are making in their habitat)  

Facts about our Moon  

Classification of insects

 

Sensorial:

Sound cylinders

Recognizing different scents using spice bottles

Geometrical solids