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

October 5th - October 16th, 2020

 

Dear Families,

The children have been doing a great job learning our daily routine, and our class rules that apply both inside and outside of the classroom. The children just completed our first project of the school year which was building a paper bag community. The community consisted of the following: school, supermarket, hospital, pizza shop, fire station and post office. We discussed the various types of buildings in our community and their functions. In total the community took seven days to complete and afterwards the students were very excited to bring their project home.

 

One of our most important lessons of the year was teaching the students how to properly prevent the spread of germs. We also demonstrated how to properly sneeze and cough into our elbows. Each child has their own work shelf and work space so the students don’t share materials. Also, the materials on the shelf are for different levels of development.

 

We started the following academic specials: Music with Ms. Jill, Spanish with Ms. Senorita Christina, and Nature of Things with Ms. Marissa. During music the children had a great time singing and dancing. In Spanish class the students learned the days of the week, and the names of various fruits. Lastly, the students were introduced to the following animals/ insects in Nature of Things: hermit crab, dwarf rabbit, dove and our class favorite the stick bugs.

 

We celebrated two children’s birthdays in school during the month of September. Our Birthday Parade consisted of creating a banner and marching through the halls of the school.

 

Reminder: Back To School Night is on October 8th at 7PM via Zoom, we look forward to seeing you all then.

 

Daily Schedule:

9:15-10:15 Greet/ Front Play ground

10:15-11:15 Work Time

11:15-11:55 Bike Yard

11:55-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 Rest time

2:00-3:00 Worktime

3:30-3:45 Pick Up

 

 

Art: Pasting Activity

Watercolor Activity

Matisse Collage

Cultural Arts/Geography:

The physical nature of the earth

Land, water and air lesson

Introduction of the land & water forms ex: island and lake

 

Language:

Sandpaper Letters and Objects [a], [b]

Object Discrimination

Name tracing activity

Reading: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Picture Matching

Poem October by Maurice Sendak

 

Math:

Rods and Numerals (grading, growth in concentration)

Spindle Boxes (independence, quantification)

Numerals and Counters (practice counting)

Calendar

Hang Bead Stair (1-9) (11-19)

 

Practical Life:

Dry Pouring with handles (concentration, coordination, order and independence)

Dry pouring (1:2)

Making a Bracelet

Clamping Clothes Pin (learning to squeeze using the three- finger grasp)

 

Science:

Organ Unit

Children will make an organ vest (we will have “Surgery Day” and they will place organs on their vest and discuss facts about each organ)

Organ Picture Matching

 

Sensorial:

Brown stair (preparation for base 10 system, spatial relationship)

Long Rods (visual discrimination of length)

Knobless Cylinders (development of perception of dimensions)

Color Tablets/ primary colors (development of chromatic sense)

 

 

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