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 1 –February 12, 2021

 

Reminder: School closed February 15th - 19th for Winter Recess

 

Dear Toddler families,

While Suki is out, I am taking the time to get to know your children and give them space and time to get to know me. Janet and I are also developing a working relationship, Jeanne and I were teammates for the last few years. We are exploring the new work being presented. The toddlers are using scissors and making bracelets to develop the hand muscles and refine their fine motor skills.

Ask your children what work they chose, how did they make a bracelet, or why did we play in the gym? Hopefully they will answer with a sentence rather than one word.

Please send your child’s backpack to school daily so they can proudly take home any work, mail or soiled clothing. You may also send in sneakers to change out of their boots. Please email me at acaro@alcottschool.org, if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience,

Anna

 

 

Books being read:

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

 

Art:

Snowmen collage based on Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Ox art for Chinese New Year

Dot marker bears and penguins

Valentine’s Day art using stickers, doilies and glue

 

Grace and courtesy:

Practicing manners when having snack or helping a friend

 

Language:

Having conversations taking turns to speak and to listen

Read, rhythm and repetition; listening to the same story for the week allowing the children to predict the next line and commit the story to memory

 

Math:

Counting pegs, chips to place in puzzle

One to one correspondence using hearts

Sorting objects by size

 

Practical Life:

Cleaning up spills

Caring for the environment, sweeping

Cutting with a variety of scissors

 

Sensorial:

Making red playdough for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day

Following directions with auditory cues

Bringing snow inside for play

Listen and follow along with Miss Melissa during our Zoom music session

 

Songs:

We are walking up/down the stairs. We are walking up/down the stairs

One step at a time, one step at a time

(the children know the tune - we sing this to control our pace while holding the handrail)