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: January 4 – January 15, 2021

 

Dear Families:

Happy New Year to you all!

Hope you had a joyful and relaxing holiday break.

Although the morning temperature remains low, we will try to stay outside and enjoy the fresh air as much as we can. In the event of undesirable weather, we will practice yoga in the room and enjoy gross motor activities in the gym so that we can stay active.

In the classroom, the children will explore many new activities. Science experiments, food preparation activities, and peace sharing are some of our new activities.

We will learn about Martin Luther King Jr in our own toddler way and think about how we can love and respect each other.

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Winter/New Year/Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Art:

Snowflake decoration

Snowman collage

Three D collage

Stamping

Painting at the easel

 

 

Books: A variety of winter books

 

Grace and courtesy:

To acknowledge own feelings and others, and to verbally express them, with adult support

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

To learn about making peace with others

 

Language:

To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences through talking about winter

To increase their language usage during their peer interactions

To strengthening comprehension via longer stories

 

Math:

Rote counting 10-20

Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-20

Understanding one to one correspondence

Sensorial:

Recognizing wider range of shapes, matching/sorting those shapes

Recognizing size differences via activities using knob cylinders

Recognizing variety of colors through mixing colors

Recognizing different smells via spice smelling activity

Recognizing different sounds via sound guessing games

Recognizing different textures via touch and guess games

 

Practical Life:

Transferring objects between cups, using spoons and tongs

Transferring colored water from one bowl to the other using baster

Placing droplets into small compartments using an eyedropper

Coloring defined area using crayons and marker

Snipping and cutting paper strips using scissors

Feeding using utensils

Pouring own drink into a cup from a small pitcher

Working with simple interlocking puzzles

 

Sensory Regulation:

To experiment with different textures through various play such as playdough, painting and gluing

 

Songs:

“Snowflakes, snowflakes”

“I am a Little Snowman”

“Five Little Snowmen”

“This Little Light of Mine”

 

Note: Many of previously introduced work will be repeated to allow for exploration and mastery of skills