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: March 22 - April 9, 2021


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


Hello Alcott Families,


It's hard to believe we are half-way through the month of March. Last week we were teased by mother nature with beautiful warm weather and the children and teachers loved every minute of it. The other morning while our class was in the back playground area riding bikes, we noticed 3 young deer grazing the grounds by the Aqueduct Trail. What a fun and thrilling discovery for all of us. The children were enthralled by the beauty of these animals, the deer looked so peaceful, and just like the children they were simply enjoying the beautiful warm morning. While it has been a challenging school year for everyone, we are so thankful to be in school with our students in person every day in a healthy safe environment.

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


Our theme: Hello Spring!



Cherry blossom activity

Decorate eggs

Make kites

Create still life interpretations


Cultural Arts/Geography:

Continue our study on the continent of Europe

The flag of Denmark



Read Aloud: “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates

My Spring book (develops vocabulary, builds oral language skills)

Quatrefoil metal Inset (develops fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination)

Uppercase/lowercase matching

Word building with the movable alphabet



Number and object matching (reinforces one to one correspondence, offers the opportunity to explore odd and even numbers.)

Memory game (reinforces understanding of quantity and symbol)

Single digit addition using Unifix Cubes

Number rods and cards 1-10 (gives the child an opportunity to practice the association of quantity and symbol)


Practical Life:

Sifting pink sand to find small objects

Pour green rice with a funnel

Nature cutting tray



Parts of a bird

Living and non-living sorting

Parts of a lant

The four Seasons



Spring shadow matching

Sorting Unifix cubes by color

Sorting animals by mammal, bird, amphibian