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: March 22- April 19,  2021


Reminder: School is closed 3/29-4/2 for Spring Recess


Dear Parents,

The children had fun learning about Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! Ms. Lillian made soda bread and it tasted great! We created a fun art collage with shamrocks and a pot of gold. We read a book about the origins of St. Patrick and we had a gold coin and shamrock scavenger hunt that incorporated math. We had a great 100 day celebration and had some yummy treats. The children are excited for the spring season as we all are after this long winter! We will be planting seeds and tracking the growth on a chart. We created a flower collage with tissue paper and made butterflies for our spring bulletin board in our lobby.


To welcome Spring Alcott will have Spirit Week from April 12th through the 19th. Spirit Week is always a fun time for students and staff. Everyone will come to school dressed according to the theme of the day. Please be on the lookout for an Alcott email with all the details.


Hope everyone has a wonderful Spring break and a Happy Holiday!

Warmly, Ms. Lorraine, Ms. Lilian and Ms. Patti


Our theme is: Spring / Agriculture



Painting a picture of a trees depicting the four seasons, collage making, tissue paper art, stamping lesson, tissue butterflies


Cultural Arts/Geography:

Using imagination to travel with our passports around the world, learning about China, Italy, Australia and Brazil



Story pictures, movable alphabet, matching upper and lower case letters, a scavenger hunt (finding items with beginning letter sounds outside,) short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, and syllable game using wooden sticks



Golden bead material (Decimal system,) wooden Geoboard, manipulative materials, sand paper numerals, addition strip board, multiplication bead board


Practical Life:

Flower arrangement lesson, watering a plant, cleaning up your space, how to put work back properly



Planting seeds, numbering them and tracking growth on a chart, plant classification, learning about the cycle of a Sunflower, flower identification



Knob-less cylinders, red, green, blue and yellow color tiles, binomial cube, trinomial cube