N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  S U K I ’ S  C L A S S

Issue: May 10 – May 19, 2021

 

School Photos are on Tuesday May 11th and Wed May 12th

Dear Families:

We hope you enjoyed Mother’s Day gift and songs your child recited for you.

The last two weeks were very busy weeks getting ready for Mother’s Day and learning about nature in spring. We will build on the previous themes with “Community Helpers” such as policeman, firefighters, doctors, mailman, nurses and more.

We will also continue to talk about class rules and being a good member of school community. We are now providing children more opportunities to interact in small groups in the classroom, outdoors, and in the gym.

Warm regards, 

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Spring/Nature/Community helpers

 

Art:

Making a kite

Fire engine, ambulance, police car collage

Butterfly, ladybug, and spider making

3D collage with wood pieces

Two color painting at the easel using various tools

      

Books:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle

When I Grow up by Al Yankovic

 

Grace and courtesy:

To recognize feelings of friends by observing their facial expressions

To verbally express empathy toward friends

To learn basic skills for conflict resolution through story books and discussions

To learn to make appropriate judgements of own actions with adult support

To master our class rules

                                             

Language:  

To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences through talking about plants, bugs, and birds

To label parts of plants and bugs

To increase language skills between peers

To strengthen comprehension via longer stories

To strengthen response skills to Y/N and Wh-questions

To learn to sustain conversation with adult help

 

Math:

Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-20 through calendar activities

Practice rote counting to 20

Counting pretend bugs (1-10)

Learning one to one correspondence using numbers and objects

Learning about time/clock using a cocking timer

 

Sensorial:

Recognizing wider range of shapes such as pentagon, octagon, hexagon, and rhombus, Matching/sorting those shapes

Learning some 3D shapes

Recognizing size differences including long/short, heavy/light, thin/thick

Recognizing variety of textures such as smooth, soft, rough, sticky, lumpy, prickly

Recognizing different smells of flowers, vegetables, and plants

Practical Life:

Transferring objects between cups, using tongs and tweezers

Transferring liquid from one bowl to the other using a baster or an eye dropper

Tracing defined shapes with crayons or markers

Cutting on lines using scissors

Delivering snacks for classmates

Pouring own drink from a small pitcher

Working with interlocking puzzles

Stringing smaller beads

Science:

Learning about different insects and birds through observation and books

Observing objects through magnifying glasses

Making fossils