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: November 30 - December 11, 2020
The children have enjoyed many fun and educational activities the last few weeks. We had fun visit from Melissa, our nature lady, the children really enjoyed learning about ferrets and hedgehogs. They also have been learning about nutrition including what the 5 food groups are and how these foods help us to stay healthy. The children brought home their beautiful Thanksgiving placemats, they enjoyed creating them and expressing what they are thankful for this year.
We continue to talk about kindness to others and how we can help in the classroom. We practice good manners and the importance of caring for our classroom. We did a science experiment called” sink and float” the children found items inside and outside the classroom and guessed if they would sink or float in water. I asked them to explain why they did or did not. We have been reading a selection of Thanksgiving books.
We will be introducing more science lessons in December. The exploration of the planets and their moons. We will be learning about the Milky Way and also the comets. The children will create a fun diagram of the solar system. We will also be creating holiday art. We will continue our peace discussions. We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break.
Ms., Lorraine, Ms. Patti & Ms. Lillian
Our theme is: Holiday celebrations and family
Art: create a holiday wreath using paints and a variety of shapes
Make decorative cards
Discuss how different people celebrate holidays around the world
Working with the movable alphabet / tracing lower case letters
Letter and word sounds
Using sand tray to practice writing letters
Using Metal insets
Number rods counting from 1-10
Cards and counters 1-100
Tracing /writing numbers
Red and blue number rods
Grace and courtesy
Saying please and thank you
Sharing with one another
Walking on the line
Our solar system
Sensorial: Sensorial activities are used in Montessori learning to help children in discrimination and order. They also help broaden and refine a child's senses. When a child combines Montessori designed materials with sensorial work, it helps them become more logical, perceptive.
Binomial and trinomial cube,
Brown stairs, pink tower
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!