N E W S  &  L E S S O N S  F R O M  M S.  V I C T O R I A ’ S  C L A S S

Issue: November 2 - November 13, 2020


Dear Parents,

In the past two weeks the students were introduced to a unit on lakes and Islands. During the unit we followed the following progression: first we showed pictures of what a lake and island look like, second, we used a model so the students can get a visual of what a lake and island looks like, and lastly the students created their own lake and island out of clay.

This week we read a book called the Napping House. The students really enjoyed the story and commented that we are a napping school. The children are getting an understanding of characters, setting and plot as we continue to read more stories. During these past two months story time has been the highlight of the student’s day.

Just a reminder as the weather begins to change please remember to update your child’s clothes. We will go outside daily and the children need to be dressed appropriately.

Warm Regards,

Ms. Victoria, Ms. Francine, and Ms. Nancy


Our theme is: Harvest



Pablo Picasso Portraits

Making a rain stick


Cultural Arts/Geography:

Introduction of the Continent Globe – identifying the 7 continents on the globe

North America- observing photos of North America

North America – Observing objects from our North America box



Rhyming Objects/Pictures- Auditory Discrimination, to hear rhymes, and enrich vocabulary

Sequence Story- Left to right movement, order, concentration, oral communication, and understanding visual cues

Sandpaper Letters and Objects [h] and [g] -Kinesthetic recognition of letters, match initial sound with object

Reading; Leaf Man by: Louis Ehlert

Moveable Alphabet Dictation Sequence Stage 1- Phonetic elements: short vowel, 3 letter words



Counting with leaves 1-10

November Calendar Tracing

Teen Board Presentation 1- Awareness of the sequence of higher numbers, learning names of numbers

Intro. Tray presentation 2- Symbols (cards) – Preparation for further work with decimal material, comprehension of larger numbers, learning names of quantities 1, 10, 100, 1000, association of quantity and symbol

1-100 Board- Preparation of higher numbers, awareness of patterns of our number system, and awareness of changing from one decade to another


Practical Life:

Pouring Water 1:1- order, concentration, coordination, and independence

Lids and Containers – eye hand coordination

Flower Arranging Station- learning how to care for and arrange flowers

Weaving with Ribbon- Preparation for sewing activities on embroidery hoop



Parts of a Tree

Animals that live in trees



Binomial Cube- Order, Sense of logical sequence, Awareness of relationship between forms, and spatial orientation

Geometric Solids- Concentration, Order, Independence, Visual discrimination of form, and Awareness of form in environment

Large Hexagon Box -extended concentration, Preparation for fractions, and Discrimination of parts of a whole

Sensory Bin- leaves and scented pine cones



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)!