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

Issue: May 10 - May 19, 2021


School Photos are on Friday May 14th

Dear Parents,

          Oh, the children loved our author study! These past few weeks the children had such a wonderful time listening to Eric Carle books.  We enjoyed reading and making crafts for our favorite books. As the children were engaged in creating their craft, they were retelling details and events that took place in the story. We dedicated several weeks to this unit and the children enjoyed this author study very much.  The children voted which Eric Carle book was their favorite and The Hungry Caterpillar won!!! Our bulletin board outside of our classroom has a huge caterpillar and is dedicated to all our Eric Carle crafts. The children take such pride in looking at their creation every time they are waiting on line outside of the classroom.  It was wonderful to observe the children looking and pointing to their creations. We will soon start another author study because it was such a huge success. 

          We had a visit from the Greenburgh Nature Center. The naturalist brought an owl, hedgehog, and a guinea pig. The children learned that an owl could turn its head all around. The children were fascinated by that, so they tried to turn their heads too. The children learned that hedgehogs have spikes to protect themselves from predators. Also, when guinea pigs get excited, they repeatedly perform little hops in the air, known as popcorning. We can’t wait for the next visit.

Warm Regards,

Ms. Victoria, Ms. Francine, and Ms. Nancy     


Our theme is Rainforest


Rain Stick Craft

Paper Plate Sloth Craft


Cultural Arts/Geography:

South America Unit

Locate South America on the Montessori globe

Observe photos of South America

South America puzzle

Discussing World Map


Object discrimination rain forest animals

Object picture matching rain forest animals

3-part cards rainforest animals

Sandpaper letters and objects (a-z)

Sandpaper letters and objects [s, m, a, t]

Tracing alphabet letters

Pink series sentence cards – set 1 photo

Author Study Laura Numeroff: this author study will be associated with food

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake



Counting Rain Forest animals 1-10

Kite counting 1-10 

Addition using rain forest animals

Decimal layout

Static subtraction with Golden Beads

Number tracing 1-25 & 25-50


Practical Life:

Coffee Bean Station (grating)

Spooning Coffee Beans using a ladle

Squeezing sponges (different textures)

Safety pin frame



Rain Forest Terrarium

We will discuss the layers of the rain forest: Forest floor, understory, canopy, and emergent layer


Pink Tower extension (making a mobile)

Parachute play (Outdoor Activity)

Picnic fun: We will explore all our senses