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: February 22 – March 5, 2021

 

Dear Families:

It is nice to be back together after a weeklong winter recess. Although it may be a while to see the signs of spring, we are looking forward to the change of season. For the next two weeks, we will be learning about the seasons and weather. The children will be introduced to a calendar. The morning circle will consist of a greeting, weather, calendar, songs, and a story. The children will be challenged to stay focused for a longer period during circle time.

The children are going to be introduced to more challenging tasks at their workstations as well. We will build social skills by listening to related stories, engaging in role play, and discussing how we can resolve conflicts. This will be an important part of our curriculum for the rest of the school year.

Please stay safe and healthy,

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Seasons/Weather/Calendar

 

Art:

Snowflake making – salty snowflakes, popsicle sticks with beads

Snowman, mitten and hat tracing

Making a four season picture

Three-dimensional collage using Styrofoam and water

Painting at the easel

 

Books: A variety of books on seasons and weather

 

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 role playing

To learn to make appropriate judgements of own actions.

 

Language:

To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences through talking about weather and seasons

To increase their language usage during their peer interactions

To foster comprehension via longer stories

To foster responding skills to Y/N and Wh-questions

 

Math:

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

Rote counting to 20

Understanding one to one correspondence

 

Sensorial:

Recognizing wider range of shapes such as pentagon, octagon, hexagon, and rhombus, and matching/sorting activities and puzzles

Sorting by size including long/short, heavy/light, thin/thick

Color mixing

Recognizing different sounds via sound guessing games

 

Practical Life:

Transferring objects between cups, using spoons and tongs

Transferring water from one bowl to another using a baster

Squeezing liquid into small compartments using an eyedropper

Tracing defined shapes with crayons and marker

Snipping strip of paper with scissors

Cutting along the provided lines using scissors

Using utensils to feed oneself

Pouring from a small pitcher into a cup

Working with interlocking puzzles

 

Sensory Regulation:

To experiment with different textures such as playdough, paint and glue

 

Science:

Making and observing water cycle bag

Volcano experiment

Songs:

What’s the Weather

Days of the Week

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall

This Little Light of Mine