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: June 7 – June 25, 2021

 

The last day of school is Friday June 25th.

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

 

 

Dear Families,

 

It is hard to believe that we have only three weeks left for this school year. How quickly time goes by! At the same time, our children have grown so much since last September. They are no longer little toddlers but very capable young children. It is always so amazing to witness our students’ transformation year after year.

 

The next three weeks are going to be full of exciting activities. Needless to say, we will be working hard to be ready for our moving up day ceremony, but we will also be preparing for Father’s Day, in addition to learning about Ocean Lives.

 

As we continue to talk about class rules, we will talk about their new journey in the next school year. In the past, we were able to take our children to the 3-5 classroom for a few short visits in June. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic situation, we are not able to provide this opportunity. Instead, we will talk about different classrooms, new friends, and new teachers.

 

For the final addition of the children’s Father's Day gift, we ask you to send a photo of their father by June 14th.

 

Warm regards,

Suki, Jeanne, and Janet

 

Theme: Ocean Lives/Father’s Day/End of the school year

Art:

Sea shell collages

Aquarium making

Fish, Jelly fish, Star fish making

Salt Painting

Two-three color painting at the easel using various tools

 

Books:

Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

I am the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Bout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen

My Dad Loves Me! by Marianne Richmond

Daddy Book by Todd Parr

 

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 our own actions with adult support

To master our class rules

 

Language:

To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences through talking about the ocean and ocean animals

To increase language skills between peers

To strengthen comprehension via longer stories

To strengthen skills to ask questions

To strengthen response skills to Yes/No and Wh-questions

To learn to sustain conversations with the adult help

 

Math:

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

Practice rote counting to 30

Counting sea shells (1-20)

Learning one to one correspondence using numerals 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, and prickly

Recognizing different distance

 

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 your own drink from a small pitcher

Constructing your own sandwiches

Working with interlocking puzzles

Making different pretend planets using playdough

 

Science:

Learning about different ocean animals via videos and books

Observing objects through magnifying glasses

 

Songs:

Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Five, four, three, two, one blast off

Goodbye, So long, Fairwell

Donut Song

This Little Light of Mine

Make New Friend but Keep the Old

Happy Father’s Day to you

I love you, you love me

 

 

Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!