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 October 19 – 30, 2020
We hope all is well! We would like to thank all of you who attended Back to School night. It was great to have an opportunity to show you some of the Montessori activities, to give you a better sense of a Montessori classroom and what your little ones are doing during the day. We want to remind you that the importance of these activities and skills are based on the process, not the product. Our discussions and topics will be on all the aspects of the fall season: characteristics of leaves, apples, exploring a pumpkin, vocabulary and number games and of course, Halloween! (Songs, art projects and books). We will also discuss the changes in the weather and the difference in clothing we wear for fall. We always like to take the children outside. Please make sure your child is properly dressed and that they bring extra labeled weather appropriate clothes to keep in their lockers. We also wanted to mention that the children had a great time when the firefighters came to visit them last Friday. The children had fun seeing the truck up close. Look for our pictures on Classroom Corner!
Eva Grande - Helene Wiener
Our theme is: Fall season - Halloween
Art: How to use watercolors - Leaf printing -Fall tree using paint and cotton swabs - Ghost and black cat punch out - Halloween collage - Apple stencil.
Cultural Arts/Geography: Montessori Colored Globe where the Continent are painted all different colors and the Seas and Oceans are blue. Show North America on the globe.
Language: Sound of the week [L - l]. Rubbing [l] using Sandpaper Letter. - Playing sound games. Sequence Story: How to grow an apple tree -Leaves falling in autumn. - Reading and making special craft project: “The legend of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano and “The Very Busy Spider “by Eric Carle
Math: The Montessori Counting Game. It consists of Numerals 1 to 10 and 55 red counters. The child makes the association between the numerals and the corresponding quantities of the numbers. Plus a visual impression of odd and even. - Number booklet using apple stamping (print apples next to the numerals). - Halloween Games: counting bats and ghosts.
Practical Life: Pairing and matching socks. - Lacing ghost puppets - Hammering a pumpkin - Montessori button and zipper frames
Science: Learning parts of an apple and parts of a leaf using Three part cards - What's inside fruits and vegetables. - Start learning about the Human Body - What’s inside our body? - Body/Skeleton Puzzle. - Life cycle of a spider - Experiment: “The brown apple project “(How different liquids affect apple slices)
Sensorial: Color Tablets 2nd box (Matching secondary colors) - 3D Leaf Puzzle -3D Apple Puzzle - Curved Surface Geometric Solids: Sheer (like a ball) - Ovoid (like an egg) - Ellipsoid (similar to an ovoid but both ends are the same shape) - Carve our pumpkin (look what’s inside, smell, touch and collect the seeds)
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!