N E W S & L E S S O N S F R O M M R S. G R A N D E ’ S C L A S S
Issue: November 2 - 13, 2020
I cannot believe that it's already November!
November is a busy month: Election Day, Veterans Day, Parent/ Teacher Conference, Thanksgiving Feast and Thanksgiving Break.
The past two weeks we had such a great time singing Halloween songs and making fun and spooky activities. We have been learning about animal habitats with Miss Marissa, our great naturalist. We had a good time outside with our new music teacher Miss Melissa.
Over the next two weeks we will be making projects and learning about Thanksgiving, North America (Our Continent), Native Americans, friends and families (Country where we come from, cultures, traditions, food, etc.), and nocturnal Animals. We will continue to learn about the human body and practice independently putting on/taking off jackets and shoes.
With the Holidays approaching it’s time to stop and think about all we are thankful for.
Eva and Helene
Our theme is: Thanksgiving - Family
Art: Bubble wrap painting. Color mixing (red and yellow to make orange). Stamping pumpkin cut out using Lego pieces and orange paint. Tear art.
Cultural Arts/Geography: North America punch out - American Flag for Veterans Day - Talk about Election and voting for our favorite snack - Talk about Native Americans and Sand painting to make Native American designs.
Language: Sounds of the week [o] [p] with Sandpaper Letter with objects - Picture sequence “How to grow a pumpkin “- Learn parts of a house (booklet) - Matching alphabet uppercase to lowercase
Math: Colored Bead Stair (Ability to count to ten and to recognize numerals 1 to 10) - November calendar - Stamping leaves on graph papers.
Practical Life: Learn how to set a table - folding napkins - We will begin to use water for our pouring and transferring activities - Put on a coat (put coat on a clean floor. Walk around to the collar, place hands in the sleeves, lift coat up and over your head)
Science: My Body: what's inside my body - x-rays of humans and animals - Create a human skeleton using spaghetti - Animals of the night. Animals that are active at night are called nocturnal animals (bats, owls, opossums, raccoons, fireflies). These animals have special characteristics that help them function in the dark - Talk about habitat (human and animals need homes)
Sensorial: Knobbles Cylinders (1-2). - Grading pumpkins (big to small) - What’s inside a pumpkin (touch, smell, look) - Using Squares, Rectangles, Triangles, to build different kind of houses.
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home and
Sign-up for your Fri Nov 20th Parent/Teacher ZOOM conference (info coming soon)!