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: November 30 – December 11, 2020

 

Dear Families:

How was your Thanksgiving celebration? We hope you had a joyful time with your family.

It was great to chat with you about children’s days at school on conference day. We will look forward to having conference with you on the second week of December, if we have not talked to you yet.

It is nice to be back at school, and we are going to have lots of fun for the month of December.

The next few weeks are going to be very busy weeks. We are going to lean about family and variety of holidays which take place in December. In addition, the children will be strengthening their knowledge of concepts which were previously introduced. We will also explore new concepts through variety of fun activities.

Please send in a family picture via email by the end of the week. The children will talk and learn about their photo for our lesson on families.

If you have not done so, please send us a seasonal appropriate change of clothes to keep at school.

We look forward to meeting our new teacher assistant, Janet Katz, beginning on Monday November 30th. She will be replacing

Ms. Dionisia.

Suki, Dionisia and Jeanne

 

 

Theme: Family/Holidays

 

Art:

Ice painting

Ornament decoration

Dreidel collage

Tracing

Stamping

Painting at the easel

 

Books: Books on family and various holidays

 

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.

To learn about kind actions through circle time conversation.

 

Language:

To increase vocabulary and expand phrases/sentences through talking about family.

To increase their language usage during their peer interactions.

 

Math:

Rote counting 1 to 10, 10-15

Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-15

Understanding one to one correspondence

 

Sensorial:

Recognizing basic shapes, matching/sorting shapes

Recognizing size differences via activities using knob cylinders

Recognizing variety of colors through matching and sorting activities

Recognizing different smells via spice smelling activity

Recognizing different sounds via sound guessing games

 

Practical Life:

Transferring objects between cups, using spoons and tongs

Transferring colored water from one bowl to the other using baster

Drawing using crayons and markers

Feeding and drinking independently

Working with non- interlocking puzzles with/without knobs

Working with simple interlocking puzzles

 

Sensory Regulation:

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

 

Songs:

“Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel”

“Latkes Song”

“We wish your Merry Christmas”

“The wheels on the bus”