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: May 24 - June 4th, 2021


Reminder - No school on Monday, May 31 as we observe Memorial Day
Save the date: Moving Up celebration Tuesday June 22 nd at 11am!

Dear Families,
The children have been adjusting well to the change in staff. It has been great to see how resilient
they have been with the change as well as their academic and physical growth over the course of the
year. As the year begins to wind down, we will be focusing on a PEACE curriculum inspired by Maria
Montessori. We will read stories about peace and create tools to help us find and maintain a sense of
personal peace. This is something that we have taught over the years and it has helped children to
focus on healthy ways to express their frustrations and anxieties. Along with PEACE, we will continue
to explore plants and learn about the parts of a plant, the parts of a flower and how plants grow.
Finally, we will take a Spring Nature Walk and document the changes to the flora in our community as
we revel in the warmth that mid-May has given us!
Warm regards,
Mrs. Hreyo, Mrs. Pascal, Ms. Nancy & Ms. Dionisia

Our theme is: Flowers and Peace

Create our own watercolor Bridge Over a Pond based on Claude Monet’s original
Create a group World Peace art display

Cultural Arts/Geography:
Peace rose
Peace lily meaning
Maria Montessori and Peace
Peace Pact

Plant sequence story
Montessori phonetic sound review
Family name recognition

Counting seeds
0-10 skills
0-30 skills

Practical Life:
Tweezing seeds
Mortar & pestle
Care of plants
Parts of a flower puzzle

Parts of a plant
Planting different seeds
What a plant needs
How to grow a flower
Parts of a flower

Seed grading
Make sensory bottles
Make stress balls