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
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
Easter egg decorating
Flower making with seed collage
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
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
Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-20 through calendar activities
Correctly rote counting to 20
Counting with correspondence
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
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
Rainbow color experiment
Observing how plants grow
“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”