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: February 1 - February 12, 2021

 

Reminder: School closed February 15th - 19th for Winter Recess

 

Dear Parents,

I can’t believe the month of January is behind us. We had so much fun in January. We read If Picasso Made A Snowman and the children loved it. This month we focused on sequencing. The children were able to place the shapes in sequence and follow directions to make their Picasso snowman. The children were so happy to come to school with their pajamas for our Hibernation Celebration. We read Hibernation Station and made a mini cave for animals that hibernate. Each child was given an animal that hibernates, and they had to say their hibernating animal and place it into the cave. The children created their very own hibernating cave and we enjoyed milk and cookies after our craft. We had such a fantastic time and the children are working so nicely in the classroom. It’s so wonderful being in the class with your children every day. Thank you!

Warm Regards,

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

 

Our theme is Asia

 

Art:

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night

Valentine’s Day decorating pizza box

Heart sun catcher

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Asia unit (locate Asia on the map)

Puzzle Map of Asia

Observing photos of the Asian culture

Discussing the Chinese New Year

 

Language:

Secret Boxes- building vocabulary, developing reading comprehension

Box #1 alphabet letters

Box#2 consonant/vowel/consonant pattern

Chinese Writing “Gung Hay Fat Choy”

Sandpaper Letters [l], [k]

Read: The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

Valentine Day card making

 

Math:

Counting with hearts 1-10

Sorting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters

Addition with pennies

Static Addition with Golden Beads- practicing the process of static addition with

the decimal system materials using the whole body, Familiarity with the process of vertical addition

Tracing penny activity

 

Practical Life:

Sushi Station-development of fine motor coordination, extended working cycle

Chopstick Transfer- fine motor control, concentration

Penny Polishing- concentration, independence

Paper clip Heart matching activity

 

Science:

Solar System Unit (Children will make each planet with Styrofoam)

We will discuss facts about each planet

Solar System Mat (Child will place planets on orbiting lines on mat)

 

Sensorial:

Touch Boards- development of the muscular- tactile sense, muscular control through lightness of touch

Tasting fortune cookies for our Chinese New Year Celebration!

Sensory Bin (individual) (We will place Valentine’s Day objects inside)