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 22 – April 19, 2021

 

Reminder: School is closed 3/29-4/2 for Spring Recess

 

Dear Families:

It was great to talk to you and share everyone’s progress during our Parent Teacher conferences. It is always very helpful to get your input so that we can work together to promote your children's continual success. Thank you so much for your cooperation. The next two school weeks will be full of exciting activities. We will learn about special Spring holidays as well as the season “Spring”.

With much milder climate, we will spend more time outdoors. Planting seeds and observing the growth of plants, going for nature walks, and looking at different insects and birds are some of many exciting activities.

In the classroom, the children are going to be calendar helpers, taking more responsibility in cleaning the classroom, and taking turn to be a snack helper.

We are continuing to remember the rules to be a good member of class and to stay safe. We will read fun books about feelings and be mindful of our manners. We will discuss and try to come up with peaceful solutions when social conflicts occur.

To welcome Spring Alcott will have Spirit Week from April 12th through the 19th. Spirit Week is always a fun time for students and staff. Everyone will come to school dressed according to the theme of the day. Please be on the lookout for an Alcott email with all the details.

 

Thank you, Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Special holidays/Spring

 

Art:

Easter egg decorating

Chick decorating

Matzo collages

Flower making with seed collage

Bubble painting

Two color painting at the easel using a variety of tools

 

Books: A variety of books on Easter, Passover, Spring, and plants.

 

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 discussions

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 Easter, Passover, and Spring

To increase their language usage during their peer interactions

To strengthening comprehension via longer stories

To strengthening responding skills to Who, What, Where, When and Why questions

 

Math:

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

Correctly rote counting to 20

Counting with correspondence

 

Practical Life:

Transferring objects between cups, using tongs and tweezers

Transferring colored water from one bowl to the other using baster and eye dropper

Tracing defined shapes with crayons and marker

Snipping strip of paper with scissors

Cutting along the provided lines using scissors

Delivering snacks for classmates

Pouring own drink into a cup from a small pitcher

Working with interlocking puzzles

 

Sensorial:

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

Learning some 3D 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 smells using spice bottles

 

Science:

Rainbow color experiment

Magnet experiment

Observing how plants grow

 

Songs:

“What’s the weather?”

“Days of the week”

“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall”

“Here comes Peter Cottontail”

“Do you know a Matzo man”

“Yellow flower, Blue flower”

“Spring, spring, spring is here”

“Five little bunnies in the bakery shop”