N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  N A K U M ’ S  C L A S S
October 18th - October 29th, 2021

 

Dear Parents,

We hope everyone’s fall season is off to a great start. With colorful leaves on the ground for children to play in, the days are getting shorter and the weather is beginning to change.

We would like to thank all of you for attending our zoom “Back to School Night”. It was nice to have the opportunity to show you our classroom and give you an insight of what your child does during the day.

We continue to keep very busy with our learning, as we have been learning about parts of the apple and using our sense of taste during our tasting of Golden Delicious, Gala and Granny Smith apples. We have enjoyed learning about the parts of our body and our 5 senses and singing songs like “If you’re Happy and you know it Clap your Hands” and “Simon says touch your Head”. It’s been wonderful learning about how our community is surrounded by wonderful helpers and what your child wants to be when s/he grow up!

Our focus for the next 2 weeks will continue to be: building friendships, understanding and learning to share and take turns, using our hands for helping and learning, following classroom rules (walking feet, inside voice) and walking in a line. Our theme is Fun with Pumpkins, where we will do many fun activities with pumpkins, as well as learn about the parts and life cycle of a pumpkin.

Reminders:

· If you have not yet sent a Family photo for classroom family tree, please do.

· Wednesday 10/20 Pink Day

· Friday 10/29 Halloween Parade

· Please remember to check your child’s folder/backpack at the end of each school day for any important information.

· Weather permitting, we always take the children outside - Please make sure your child is properly dressed and his/her coat is labeled with his/her name.

 

Warmly,

Punita and Nancy

Our theme is: Fun with Pumpkins

Art:

Halloween Pin Pushing

Making Puffy Ghost

Cutting Bats in a strip

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Introducing the Globe (Introducing children that land is surrounded by water on a globe).

Continent Puzzle (North American, South American, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica)

Land, Air, and Water Transportation

 

Language:

Sandpaper letter/Object box (M, m) (P, p)

Fall-Things that go Together

Fall Matching game

Halloween wordbookFinger play - Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a Gate

 

Math:

Counting Bones (1-10)

Counting Pumpkins (1 to 10)

Measuring height of a Pumpkin using Unifix Cubes. (Introduction to measurement)

Teen Board (Association of Quantity and Symbol of ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, etc.)

 

Practical Life:

Screwdriver and screw board

Nuts and Bolts

Scooping small pumpkins from one bowl to another

Pumpkin Hammering (using golf pegs and small hammer)

Halloween Bracelet

Using a Tweezer to pull spiders out of a Spider web

 

Science:

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Investigating parts of a Pumpkin. Estimating how many seeds inside, the pumpkin, what is the texture and color of the inside and outside of a pumpkin. Then carving a face with shapes (square, circle, triangle, and rectangle)

Skeleton Puzzle

 

Sensorial:

Constructive Triangular Box (The child learns that the equilateral triangle can be subdivided into other types of Triangles)

Color Tablets 2 (matching secondary colors)

 

Books:

Watching the seasons – Fall

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzeger

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Mary Wilcox

Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn by Kimberly and James Dean

 

Specials:

Mondays – Music Enrichment 9:30am

Tuesdays – Spanish Enrichment 11:00am