N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  P A S C A L ’ S  C L A S S

Issue: February 22 - February 26, 2021

 

Reminder: School closed February 15th - 19th for Winter Recess

 

 

Dear Families,

We had a fun couple of weeks studying colors. The children learned how to mix primary colors to make secondary, and also how to add white to make a shade lighter, and black to make a shade darker. Everyone completed their own unique collage based on the paintings of Piet Mondrian. We also continued our study of winter and luckily even got some snow! The children made their own paper snow people using 3 different sized “snowballs” and discussed which one was the biggest and the smallest, placed them in order, and decorated them. In February we will continue the winter theme by introducing the continent of Antarctica and studying penguins. We also have a lot of holidays to celebrate and learn about: Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, and President’s Day.

Warm regards,

Ms. Jess, Mrs. Pascal, Ms. Nancy & Ms. Randi

 

 

Our theme is: Antarctica and Penguins

Art:

Valentine’s Day cards

Groundhog Day collage

Penguins in snow painting

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Antarctica

Large continent puzzle

Animals in the arctic

President’s Day

 

Language:

Handwriting skills using a sand tray, chalkboard, or paper

Writing and recognizing name

I Spy for initial and final sound recognition

Sandpaper letters and objects

Advanced inset designs- using different shapes to make a unique design

Rhyming words

Sequencing

 

Math:

Assorted number games for symbol and amount recognition

Tens board and beads to learn how to count to 100 using tens and also adding units to tens

Addition strip board- adding numbers together to make amounts up to 19

Decimal system- learning unit, ten, hundred, thousand

 

Practical Life:

Lacing and buckling frames

Cutting complex shapes

Zipping coats, putting on hats, gloves, and masks independently

Beginning sewing

 

Science:

Vertebrate/ invertebrate

Sensorial:

Sound cylinders- matching sounds and grading low to high