N E W S & L E S S O N S F R O M M S. M A R I L I A ’ S C L A S S
Issue October 5 – 16, 2020
As part of our “Getting to Know You” theme, we created a small interview book for each child. The teachers wrote the answers to the questions and the children drew pictures illustrating themselves, their families and their homes. It was also a chance for them to begin learning their addresses. We talked about the town/cities we live in and watched YouTube videos from each town. The children were excited to see landmarks and places they know in their own neighborhood (train stations, restaurants, parks, etc.) We will send these interview books home soon.
We celebrated International Peace Day by creating a beautiful peace banner. Once again, we were inspired by the books The Dot and Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds. We talked about what makes us feel peace and how to share it with others. After reading books and a group discussion, we came up with our classroom peace agreement: We Love, We Protect, and We Respect.
Reminder: Back To School Night is on October 8th at 7PM via Zoom, we look forward to seeing you all then.
Below is our daily schedule:
9:00 - 9:50 Bike Yard
10:00 – 11:00 Work & Snack Time
11:00 - 11:40 Back Playground
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch Time
12:30 - 1:30 Nap Time
1:30 - 3:00 Work Time & Snack Time
3:00 - 3:30 Front Playground/Curriculum Enrichment Classes
Ms. Marilia, Ms. Lillian and Ms. Patti
Our Theme is: Fall
We will begin with a walk to collect objects from nature. We will have a discussion of nature versus man made.
Leaf rubbing, leaf printing
Puzzle maps - world map tracing
Sandpaper letters and objects - beginning sounds
I Spy - Sound Game
Moveable Alphabet - Word Families
Sandpaper numerals - This activity teaches the child the symbols for and names of the numbers 0-9. It is also an indirect preparation for writing numerals.
Numerals and Counters - Practice counting from one to ten while placing correspondent quantity below the numerals. An extension of this work allows for the older children in the classroom to learn about odd and even numbers.
Memory Game - Another opportunity to practice counting and matching quantities from 1-10. The added challenge is for the child to remember the number written on a piece of paper while walking away from it to collect the corresponding quantity.
Seguin’s (teen and ten boards) - The purpose is to associate quantities and symbols from 11-19. To gain understanding that teen numbers are made up of a ten and a number of units.
1-100 Board - Number recognition, number sequencing, counting, patterning, and skip counting.
Transferring exercises - Using spoon, tongues and chopsticks
Liquid pouring from one large pitcher into two smaller vessels.
Dressing Frames - Button, snap and zipper frames.
The parts of a tree and the parts of a leaf
Sensorial: Gradation, visual discrimination
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!