N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  R O C A F U E R T E  ’ S  C L A S S

Issue: February 22 - March 5, 2021

 

Hello Alcott Families,

The month of February has been snowy, very short but very sweet. We had a fun Valentine celebration filled with yummy treats, cozy pajamas and lots of laughter and sweet acts of kindness. We explored the Continent of Asia by locating it on our Montessori Globe. The children learned about Lunar New Year and they learned it was the Year of the Ox. We read storybooks, made decorations for our classroom. The class explored beautiful photographs and objects pertaining to the Landmarks of Asia and we watched a fun video about lion dancers. The children have been busy working on their fine motor skills using chopsticks, droppers and spoons. In the next couple of weeks, the children will begin their unit on Dinosaurs. I am sure the boys and girls are excited to be back in school after their winter break, we too are excited to welcome everyone back to the classroom happy and healthy.

Warmest regards, Mrs. Rocafuerte, Mrs. Cinquina and Ms. Guglielmi

 

Our theme: Dinosaurs

 

Art:

Alma Woodsey Thomas inspired art

Marble Painting Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Silhouette craft

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

The Continent of Europe on the Montessori Globe

Montessori Puzzle Map of Europe

Learn the Continent Song

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday (March 2nd) with books and crafts

 

Language:

Sandpaper Letters [z] and [u]

Puzzle words: [on], [the], [and]

[d] is for dinosaur

Read: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

Read: The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss (reinforce left and right and opposites)

Dinosaur/ 3-Part cards

Where is the Pterodactyl? A preposition game

 

Math:

Dinosaur Count and Clip

Memory Game

Numerals and Dinosaurs [0-9]

 

Practical Life:

Braiding Board

Brushing Teeth

Dinosaur Scrubbing

 

Science:

Dinosaur skeleton matching

What is the difference between Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores?

Excavating Dinosaurs from Ice

 

Sensorial:

Sorting Dinosaurs by size (refines children’s senses and hone logical thinking, paving the way for learning of numerical concepts and classifications at a later age)

Dinosaur color sorting

Dinosaur Movement Game (children are moving and learning to take turns - develops self-regulations skills, reinforces listening skills)Dinosaur Floor Puzzle

 

 

 

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