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
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.
Ms. Victoria, Ms. Francine, and Ms. Nancy
Our theme is: Harvest
Pablo Picasso Portraits
Making a rain stick
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
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)!