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: December 14 - December 22, 2020

 

School will be closed from Dec 22-Jan 3rd, 2021 We wish you a safe and healthy Winter break!

 

Dear Parents,

I can’t believe that 2020 is almost over and we are in full swing of the holiday season. The children have been very busy working on their solar system diagrams. We have been learning many fun facts about the planets through books and worksheets. We decorated our holiday tree with ornaments and have been reading a variety of books about Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. Thank you to the parents that have sent in your child's favorite books to be read in class.

We continue to go outside to explore nature as much as we can so dress your child appropriately. Many of the children have been playing soccer out in our back playground. They enjoy many fun activities outside. We have collected pine cones and will be making a special craft with them.

We continue to provide academic enrichment classes and most recently had a wonderful zoom music class with Ms. Melissa. The children sang and danced to a variety of holiday songs. In addition, Señora Christina visited us at the school and we learned many new Spanish words. We continue to practice good manners and discuss how we can help each other in our classroom. Just a reminder we are having a Holiday celebration Wednesday December 16th, we encourage the children to come in festive attire. We will be taking pictures that will be posted in our classroom corner. We continue to have our routine fire drills and lockdown drills, the children did very well following directions during these drills.

 

Reminder: Parent Teacher conferences will be at the end of January.

The date will be emailed to everyone. We are looking forward to having a discussion about your child’s progress and how we will continue to provide academic and social - emotional growth during this unique school year.

 

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

 

 

Our theme is: Winter holiday celebrations

Art:

Create a holiday card to send home

Pine cone bird feeders

Making decorative ornaments

Painting (color mixing lesson primary to secondary colors)

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Learning about other cultural traditions different foods and traditions during the holidays

Various celebrations, music and dance

 

Language:

Letter of the week - P

I spy items that start with the letter

Using sand tray to practice writing

Tracing Uppercase and lowercase letters

Name game / rhyming words with the letter P

Letter sounds

Sight words

 

Math:

Cards and counters 1-50

Sandpaper Numerals

Spindle boxes

Composition of Quantities

Overview of Numerals

Dot game

Small bead frame

Number rod addition

Short bead Stair addition

 

Practical Life:

Wet pouring

Care of self (buttoning, zippering, putting on coat and shoes)

Care of environment (keeping shelve items neat, caring for our materials)

Grace and courtesy (saying please and thank you, waiting your turn, walking on line)

Peace (awareness of inner self, classroom and classmates)

 

Science:

Weather changes

How water freezes into ice

How long does winter last?

What regions experience cold winter temps

 

Sensorial:

Sound cylinders

Color tiles

Color tablets 1//2/3 boxes

Triangle boxes

Knob-less cylinders blue, red, green and yellow

Red rods