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
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
Pots of gold collage
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
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
Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-20 through calendar activities
Correctly rote counting to 20
Making Shamrock number cards
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
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
To experiment with different textures through various activities such as playdough, painting and gluing
Rainbow color experiment
Rain clouds experiment
“What’s the weather?”
“Days of the week”
“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall”
“I’m a little Leprechaun”
“Dance Dance Leprechaun Dance"