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 2-13, 2020


Dear Parents,

Happy November! It is amazing that we are now in our third month of school and going strong. Today marks the last school day for October and it went out with a bang! The children, teachers, office staff and administrators celebrated Halloween with a very colorful parade in the hallway. We had power rangers, wonder woman, princesses, alligators, Minnie Mouse, witches, cats, bears and much more. We played Halloween music, clapped and cheered everyone on.

In the previous 2 weeks, our theme was Halloween. We had fun doing many art activities: pumpkin collages and tracing bats with painted fingers which created a silhouette of a bat. Each child had the opportunity to paint their own individual pumpkins which they took home on Friday. Of course, we carved a face on our large pumpkin and we had a true sensory experience because the teachers gave the children the inner guts to touch, squeeze and smell. To help the children understand Election Day on Nov. 2 we voted on the name for our pumpkin. It turned out to be a girl and her name is Penelope. One of our special treats were clementines with pumpkin faces, pretzels and mummy crackers (a rectangle cracker with cream cheese, raisins and cheerios to create the face). In language, there were many Halloween matching card activities of cats, pumpkins and a fun game—Knock, Knock, Trick or Treat Who are You? The children ask this question of their friend who is dressed in their costume, the friend states their name and who they are disguised as. We sang songs like: Ghostbusters and 5 Little Pumpkins.


Each week the children rotate to a different shelf and table in order for them to experience a wide variety of activities.


Ms. Patti, Ms. Lillian, Ms. Pam


Our Theme: Thanksgiving

We will continue to talk about our Peace Curriculum using some peace books and referring to our wall paintings: giraffes showing love, elephants showing caring and a collection of different animals showing a community of diversity.



Turkey Sponge Paining

Feathered Turkey Collage


Cultural Arts/Geography:

The Story of Thanksgiving

Native Americans

Maps of North America and Europe



Sandpaper letter names and sounds-each child has several sandpaper letters on their shelf

CVC words (consonant, short vowel, consonant)

Printing letters on paper, chalkboard, sand tray

Making letters out of playdough



Tracing and writing numerals on paper, chalkboard and sand tray

Numerals and counters 0-10

Teen Board

Addition with Bead bars 1-10

100 Board Chart, children write in the missing numeral


Practical Life:

Dressing frames-Button, Snap, Zipper



Sound cylinders

Triangle Box

Binomial Cube

Color Tablets



Nutrition-tying in with Thanksgiving


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