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 October 19 – 30, 2020
We hope you are enjoying the beautiful colors of fall. As we enjoyed our first nature walk, we noticed the gradual changes that are happening around us. We discovered and examined the different types of trees that are found within the school area. As a result of the nature walk, we did a leaf printing activity, watched a brief video on the parts of a tree, and worked on a parts of a tree book. We learned about the large oak tree located by the bike yard. We estimated how many children would be needed to hug the oak tree. We considered the teachers and children’s arm length. To check and see if we estimated correctly, we took turns making different combinations of younger and older children. We discovered that the number of children needed varied based on their size. It was a fun science and math activity.
We worked on a self-portrait. To make it more relevant, we decided to add facial coverings. The children enjoyed doing this art project and the flexibility of having the mask on or off.
Lillian and Patti will continue to build their foundation for higher learning and present the lessons, as they await the new teacher to begin.
Our theme is: Halloween
Art: The human skeleton
Cultural Arts/Geography: Montessori Globe
Language: Language Cards - Opposites, Sequence Story Cards and Fall Three Part Cards (picture and word matching)
Math: Numerals and Counters Variations and Bed Bar Addition
Practical Life: Liquid pouring and liquid transferring (using a baster and using a funnel)
Science: Air, Land and Water
Sensorial: Geometric Solids, Hexagon Box
Please note that information about Halloween will be sent to you within the next few days.
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!