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: May 24 – June 4, 2021

 

Reminder - No school on Monday, May 31 as we observe Memorial Day

Save the date: Moving Up celebration Thursday June 24th at 11:15am!

 

Dear Families:

We are happy to see everyone in good health and enjoying the school.

The next two weeks, we will explore outer space. There will be many fun activities, art projects, stories, yoga poses, songs, and videos.

We will continue to talk about class rules and being a good member of school community. Children are learning to be patient and wait for their turns while they interact with classmates in the classroom as well as on the playground.  They are also learning to help each other.

The children are working hard to be ready for our moving up ceremony!

 

Warm regards, 

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Outer Space

 

Art:

Marble planets art

Foil printed moon

Alien masks

Making a space book

Two-three color painting at the easel using various tools

 

Books:

Pete the Cat Out of This World by James Dean

My First Book of Planets by Bruce Betts

Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton

When I Grow up by Al Yankovic

 

Grace and courtesy:

To recognize feelings of friends by observing their facial expressions

To verbally express empathy toward friends

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 planets

To increase language skills between peers

To strengthen comprehension via longer stories

To strengthen skills to ask questions

To strengthen response skills to Y/N and Wh-questions

To learn to sustain conversation with adult help

 

Math:

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

Practice rote counting to 20

Counting pretend stars (1-10)

Learning one to one correspondence using numbers and objects

Learning about time/clock using a timer

 

Sensorial:

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

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 distances

 

Practical Life:

Transferring small balls between cups, using scoopers

Transferring liquid from one bowl to the other using a baster or an eye dropper

Tracing defined shapes with crayons or markers

Cutting out a large circle using pins

Delivering snacks for classmates

Pouring own drink from a small pitcher

Constructing own sandwiches

Working with interlocking puzzles

Making different pretend planets using playdough

Science:

Learning about different planets via videos and books

Observing objects through magnifying glasses

Making planets

 

Songs:

“Let’s Go Fly a Kite”

“Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Going to The Moon”

“Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun”

“Donut Song”

“This Little Light of Mine”

“Make New Friend but Keep the Old”