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
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
Three D collage
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
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
Rote counting 10-20
Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-20
Understanding one to one correspondence
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
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
To experiment with different textures through various play such as playdough, painting and gluing
“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