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 19– January 29, 2021
We are into the second half of January. How are you all doing? Although there are many unprecedented events taking place around us, the toddlers are keeping themselves busy and we are happy keeping our normalcy.
We welcome two new friends (Tilly and Nora) to our class this month, and we are now at full capacity.
As you know, our priority is to keep our friends healthy and safe. We will continue to have as much outdoor activities as we are able to. Please make sure to send your child with proper attire to keep warm while they play outdoors.
The newly added activities such as science experiments, mystery box, and food preparation are well received by our curious and independent friends. We are teaching Peace through stories and role play, to help foster the children’s social interaction skills.
More challenging tasks will be introduced through winter related activities over the next couple of months.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Suki, Jeanne, and Janet
Theme: Winter/Winter Animals/ Groundhog Day
Snowflake making – salty snowflakes, popsicle sticks with beads
Snowman, mitten and hat tracing
Three D collage using Styrofoam and water
Painting at the easel
Books: A variety of winter books
Grace and courtesy:
To acknowledge and express one’s own feelings as well as others
Peace: To learn conflict resolution through story books and modeling
To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences by talking about winter and winter animals
To increase their language usage through their peer interactions
To strengthening comprehension via longer stories
To strengthening responding skills to Y/N and Wh-questions
Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-20
Understanding one to one correspondence
Recognizing wider range of shapes such as pentagon, octagon, hexagon, and rhombus, and matching/sorting those shapes
Recognizing size differences via activities using knob cylinders
Recognizing variety of colors through mixing colors
Recognizing different sounds via sound guessing 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
Tracing defined shapes with crayons and markers
Snipping and cutting paper strips using scissors
Feeding using utensils
Pouring own drink into a cup from a small pitcher
Working with 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