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: March 8 – March 18, 2021

 

School closed on Wed 3/10 for Staff Development

& Fri 3/19 for Parent/ Teacher Conferences

Dear Families:

Little by little, we are starting to feel Spring approaching. For the next two weeks, we will continue to learn about seasons. The focus is going to be Spring and St Patrick’s Day. We’ll continue to explore new concepts of all areas via plenty of fun activities with Shamrocks and color green.

The children are getting familiar with calendar and being a good helper when we check the date during morning circle.

The children are getting better with guessing what is in the mystery box using a few clues.

We remind the children to follow safety rules and model being a respectful member of the class. The children are learning to quietly wait their turn, to say please and thank you, to walk carefully, to help each other, to use indoor voices, and to try new things.

Please remember to sign up for your parent/teacher conference. If you have special topics, you want focus on, please send the memo to us in advance.

Looking forward to talking to you all.

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Seasons/Spring/St Patrick’s Day

 

Art:

Shamrock making

Pots of gold collage

Rainbow making

Leprechaun hat making

Season picture making

Two color painting at the easel using a variety tools

 

Books: A variety of books on seasons, spring and St Patrick’s Day

 

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

To learn to make appropriate judgements of own actions with adult support

To master our class rules

 

Language:

To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences through talking about Spring and St Patrick’s Day

To increase their language usage during their peer interactions

To strengthening comprehension via longer stories

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

 

Math:

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

Correctly rote counting to 20

Making Shamrock number cards

 

Sensorial:

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

Recognizing size differences including long/short, heavy/light, thin/thick

Recognizing variety of textures such as smooth, soft, rough, sticky, lumpy, prickly

Recognizing different sounds via sound guessing 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

Tracing defined shapes with crayons and markers

Snipping strip of paper with scissors

Cutting along the provided lines using scissors

Delivering snacks for classmates

Working with interlocking puzzles

 

Sensory Regulation:

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

Science:

Rainbow color experiment

Magnet experiment

Rain clouds experiment

 

Songs:

“What’s the weather?”

“Days of the week”

“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall”

“I’m a little Leprechaun”

“Dance Dance Leprechaun Dance"