N E W S   &  L E S S O N S   F R O M  M S.  L O R R A I N E ’ S  C L A S S

Issue:  November 1 – 30, 2021

Dear Parents,

The children enjoyed the last few weeks of school. We observed the wild life outside. We had the pleasure of seeing a red tailed Hawk perched in a tree in our backyard. We will be covering a unit of North American birds and the different regions that they live in. We recently introduced the students to new Montessori math lessons including our teen board and addition strip board. Using the Teen Boards, the child explores the numbers 11–19. Bead quantities are created from the 10 bars and
colored bead stair in the Teen Bead Box and are associated with the corresponding numeral on the Teen Board.

We had a wonderful visit from the Scarsdale Fire Department. The children learned about fire safety and they had fun viewing all the special equipment the firefighters use. The children enjoyed all the Halloween festivities. We also baked Apple crisp with the children, they mixed all the ingredients. I went to a local farm to buy all the apples and mix. The best part was eating it! The children asked for seconds.
 
Please remember to dress your child appropriately in the coming months for the cooler and rainy weather. If they wear boots to school please put their sneakers or more comfortable shoes in a bag that is labeled. We will change them upon arrival. Thank you for your cooperation.

School Closed:
November 2 - Staff Development
November 11 - Veteran’s Day
November 19 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
November 24, 25, 26 – Thanksgiving Recess
Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on Friday, November 19th . We know this a day the children will be home with you but when we are having a conference it is extremely important that the children are not in the same room since this is an adult meeting. Please call Donna in the front office at 914-472-4404 to schedule your appointment.

Kindly,
Ms. Lorraine and Ms. Patti 

Our November theme is: Autumn/Native American culture

Art:
Collage making/feathers, foam shapes, stars
Stamping with shapes
Turkey hands /Tempera paints

Cultural Arts/Geography:
Native American culture
Making a rain stick/ paper towel cardboard/ beans, glue stick and paint
Matching cards 7 continents
Flag identification

Books
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Language:
Short vowel/sandpaper letters
Writing last names
Eye spy game
Bob books / easy reader books
Vocabulary cards
Story re- telling
Syllable game /clapping out the syllable sounds

Math:
Calendar counting
Teen board/ten board
Counters /1-10
Subtraction bead board
Adding Dice game
Introduction to telling time /analog clock

Practical Life:
Dry pouring
Pouring with funnel
Eye dropper lesson
Opening Locks
Open/ close activity
Flower arrangement

Science
Weather cycle / rain / changes in the weather
Our solar system / matching cards

Sensorial:
Geometrical solids
Color tile box 1, 2 and 3
Brown stair inter grated with Pink tower