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

 

Dear Parents,

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.

Fondly,

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

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Discuss how different people celebrate holidays around the world

 

Language:

Working with the movable alphabet / tracing lower case letters

Letter and word sounds

Using sand tray to practice writing letters

Using Metal insets

 

Math:

Number rods counting from 1-10

Sandpaper numerals

Cards and counters 1-100

Tracing /writing numbers

Red and blue number rods

 

Practical Life:

Grace and courtesy

Saying please and thank you

Sharing with one another

Flower arranging

Walking on the line

Sweeping

 

Science:

Our solar system

Planet Earth

Magnets

 

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

Knobless cylinders

Sound cylinders

 

Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!