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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: November 30 - December 11, 2020

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Hello Families,

Welcome back, we hope that your Thanksgiving break was filled with joy and peace. The month of December is quickly approaching and we are looking forward to continuing to share the holiday season with our students. We are excited and hopeful about sharing all the fun activities we have in store for the children.

During the month of December our class will have an opportunity to explore and learn about holiday celebrations and customs that people around the world use to celebrate (such as foods, songs, and dance). During our classroom time we will listen to music from countries such as Italy, Mexico, France and Germany. We will read storybooks about festive holiday traditions from around the world. We will share our own holiday traditions with each other and learn some new songs along the way. The Nature of Things will visit our classroom this month and our class is looking forward to discovering what types of interesting animals Ms. Marissa will bring.

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


Our theme: Holidays around The World



Dreidels and Menorahs

Hanukkah stamping

Holiday Keepsakes class project


Cultural Arts/Geography:

Holiday traditions around the world (the class will explore festive traditions through the use of pictures, music, storybooks, arts and crafts)

Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights (1st night begins Dec.10th)

Land/ Water/ Air (object sorting)



Sandpaper Letters/ Object boxes [i, n]

Nesting Dolls (uppercase/lowercase matching)

Chalkboard activity



Numerals and Counters (recognizing numerals 1-10, one to one correspondence)

December Tracing Calendar (number tracing 1-31)

Shape sorting activity


Practical Life:

Pouring sand through a funnel

Mirror polishing

Weaving ribbon

Threading bells on pipe cleaners



Tree puzzle

Woodland Animals

Magnetic/ non-magnetic



Smelling bottles (the child works to distinguish one smell from another)

Geometric Solids and Bases

Sort Matryoshka Dolls by size



Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!

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