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: April 12 – April 23, 2021

 

Reminder: The children must wear closed toe, rubber soled shoes for safety!

 

Dear Families:

It was quite amazing to see that every friend came back from a weeklong break and smoothly adjusted back to school routines. With great mild weather we have been enjoying outdoor activities as well as many new activities in the classroom.

 

The next two weeks are again full of exciting activities indoor and outdoor. As you have been informed previously, the week of 12th is school wide “Spirit Week.” While this special event is taking place, we also have many exciting projects for our class. We will continue to learn about Spring and nature around us. We will celebrate Earth Day on the second week in a toddler way as well.

 

Through all these activities, the children will be challenged to explore more new concepts and get ready for the next school year.

Please enjoy the spring!

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Spring/Spirit Week/Nature

 

Art:

Flower collages

Bird decoration

Fruits/Vegetable Stamping

Bubble painting

Two color painting at the easel using various tools

 

Books:

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall

Inch by Inch by David Mallett

 

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 Spring, Planting, and Earth

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

Counting with correspondence

 

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

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

 

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

 

Science:

Color mixing experiment

Magnet experiment

Observing how plants grow

 

Songs:

“What’s the weather”

“Days of the week”

“Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall”

“Inch by Inch”

“Yellow flower, Blue flower”

“Spring, spring, spring is here”

“Let’s go fly a kite”