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: March 22 - April 9, 2021

 

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

 

Dear Families,

Our class spent the last couple of weeks learning about birds through stories, doing 3-part card work, tracing the parts of the bird puzzle, and more. We are hearing robins and sparrows singing and even saw a hawk flying above our playground. We also did some St. Patrick’s Day crafts, mixed blue, and yellow paint to create green, and learned how to cut out a shamrock. Additionally, we learned about the artist Seurat and the use of pointillism in his paintings and copied his style by using fingerpaint. In the coming weeks we will continue to discuss and identify the signs of spring, do spring crafts such as handprint flowers and watercolor butterflies. The children will also decorate eggs which are a symbol of spring.

 

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.

 

Warmest regards,

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

 

Our theme is: Spring - flowers and insects

 

Art:

Handprint flowers

Tissue paper butterflies

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Continents

North America and South America

Landforms

 

Language:

Handwriting skills using a sand tray, chalkboard, or paper

Writing and recognizing own name

I Spy for initial and final sound recognition

Sandpaper letters and objects

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

Combining 3 letters to create a simple phonetic word

 

Math

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

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

Decimal system- learning unit, ten, hundred, thousand and adding together

Decimal layout

 

Practical Life:

Lacing and tying frames

Cutting complex shapes

Beginning sewing

Sewing a button

Punch pin / cutting

 

Science:

Vertebrate / invertebrate

5 types of vertebrates

Parts of a plant

Parts of an insect

Sensorial:

Touch tablets

Rectangle box