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: December 14 - December 22, 2020

 

School will be closed from Dec 22-Jan 3rd, 2021 We wish you a safe and healthy Winter break!

 

Dear Parents,

Our next unit is Holidays Around the World. The children will have a sensorial experience as we travel to different countries. Your child will experience the following during their travels: reading a story about each country, making a craft representing a holiday from each country, tasting a variety of different foods associated with that country, listening to traditional holiday songs, and learning to identify each countries native flag.

 

The children enjoyed our gift-wrapping station which focused on improving their fine motor skills.

The most popular activity was when the children built the class Christmas tree. Each student had their own ornament to place on the tree and the highlight was placing the star on top. We are very excited to start our new unit.

 

Please remember that your children will be playing outside every day, weather permitting. Please take the weather into consideration when you dress your child for the day. As the weather gets colder, your child will need hat, gloves or mittens, and boots. We would appreciate your labeling each item of clothing.

 

Warm Regards,

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

 

Our theme is Holidays Around the World

 

Art:

Dreidel Craft

Stocking Craft

African paper chain

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Holidays Around the World

We’re visiting Israel, Italy, Germany, Mexico, U.S.A, and Africa

This activity builds awareness of other countries around the world.

 

Language:

Sandpaper & Letters and Objects [d]&[f]

Reading: Christmas Around the World by Mary D. Lankford

Latkes and Applesauce by Fran Manushin

December Poem by Maurice Sendak

Object Game- Seeing that the process of writing and reading is connected with communication. Enlarging reading vocabulary

 

Math:

Short Chains Presentation 1- Preparation for skip counting, multiplication, and the square of numbers 1 through ten

Counting Christmas tree 1-10- one to one correspondence

Continuing Decimal Layout- preparation for understanding place value, preparation for comprehension of larger numbers

 

Practical Life:

Ornament Station- concentration, develop fine motor control, develop sequential work pattern

Using a dropper- building hand strength and coordination

Tweezing mini bows- developing thumb forefinger pincer grasp

 

Science:

Habitat Unit

Matching habitat cards

Children will be able to identify and describe the different habitats that animals live in

 

Sensorial:

Mystery Bag with holiday objects- development of the stereognostic sense

Fabrics- Development of the muscular – tactile sense, awareness of textures in the environment

Listening to Holiday Music