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

October 19th - October 30th, 2020

 

Dear Families,

During the last two weeks the children were introduced to our Human Anatomy Unit. We started with the discussion about how people may appear different on the outside but we are all the same on the inside. We had a lesson on the importance of every student being responsible for doing their job in the classroom, and we compared that to how each organ needs to function properly for a human being to stay healthy. Each child received a vest with color coded organs on it followed by a discussion on the role of each organ. We discussed the following organs and their functions: lungs, heart, liver, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, and kidney’s. The children were responsible for gluing their organs onto their vest and also received a tee shirt lab coat and paper head light to perform surgery. We can say Surgery was a Success!

The story we read was ‘Where the Wild Things Are”. The focus of this lesson was to understand about main characters, setting and the plot of the story. After we discussed that Max was the main character of the story, we created a paper plate replica of Max as a craft. The children enjoyed our lessons these past two weeks.

 

Daily Schedule

9:15-10:15 Greet/Front Play ground

10:15-11:15 Worktime

11:15-11:55 Bike Yard

11:55-12:30 Lunch

12:30-2:00 Rest time

2:00-3:00 Worktime

3:00-3:45 Back Area/ Dismissal

 

Warm Regards,

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

 

Our theme is: Pumpkins

 

Art:

Pumpkin Decorating

Spider Head Band

 

Cultural Arts/Geography:

Continuing Lake/Island lesson

Children will make lake and Island out of clay

 

Language:

Classification “Go- Togethers” (vocabulary enrichment/ability to classify things that go together)

Sandpaper Letters & Objects [c], [s] (Recognition of the difference between vowels and consonants/Phonetic building of words)

Vocabulary Enrichment Cards

Moveable Alphabet Presentation (Associating sound with symbol)

Reading: “The Napping House”

By: Audrey Wood

Focusing on Characters, Setting, and Conflict

 

Math:

Counting Pumpkins (1-10) (one to one correspondence)

Sandpaper Numerals (associating numeral with quantity/ development toward work with higher numbers)

Short Bead Stair Presentation 1(Preparation for Counting 1-10)

Introduction Tray Presentation 1(Preparation for understanding place value)

 

Practical Life:

Spooning (Order, Concentration, Coordination, and Independence)

Sorting (Development of habits of order, Concentration, Independence, eye hand coordination, Classification Skills)

Hammering a Pumpkin (Gross motor control and Hand eye coordination)

Mini Cutting station (Coordinating finger movement, Order, concentration, and Motive of activity)

 

Science:

Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Dissecting a Pumpkin

Sensorial:

Color Tablets (Development of Chromatic sense, Preparation for color gradation, and grading the tablets to dark to lightest)

Monomial Cube (Order, Sense of logical sequence, Spatial orientation, and Concept of doubling)

Triangle Box (Extended concentration, Discrimination of parts of a whole, Preparation for fractions, and Preparation of the mathematical mind)

 

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