N E W S & L E S S O N S F R O M M S. S U K I ’ S C L A S S
Issue: November 2 – November 13, 2020
It is getting cold and outdoor scene is quickly changing. Although we must put a couple of extra layers on us, we continue to enjoy outdoor activities as often as we can.
The children did a great job marching at the Halloween parade. We hope you’ll get a chance to see memorable shots from the day as well as other adorable snap shots of their school days.
As you may know already, the morning drop-off routines are getting smoother and smoother. The children are ready to have fun with their friends without much help by teachers. The children are aware of friends’ names, and they are beginning to initiate interactions. In the classroom, the children are staying in their spots and actively participating in circle activities for more than 10 minutes, with minor assistance by teachers. They are listening to stories, singing songs, reciting poems, and learning new activities introduced by a teacher. Through Montessori activities, the children are getting familiar with new concepts such as colors, shapes, numbers, sizes, and others. We are also enjoying Music and Nature enrichment.
We are going to have our fall parent teacher conferences on November 20th via Zoom. Detailed information will be provided soon. If you have specific subjects you’d like to focus on, please send us an email. The conference is strictly for teachers and parents. Please make an appropriate childcare arrangement for your conference time.
Suki, Dionisia and Jeanne
Theme: Fall/All about me and Thanksgiving
Art: Face collages
Painting at the easel
Books being read: A variety books about fall, feelings and Thanksgiving
Grace and courtesy: Respectful to yourself and to others:
To use words to make protest staying calm when you are annoyed
To learn to express own feelings with appropriate words.
To be aware of friend’s feeling, with teacher’s assistance
Language: Goals -To familiarize with fall related words, to familiarize with simple object words and action words through stories/songs, to increasingly use words to express own wants and needs and to learn to respond to simple questions using a word or short phrases
Learning of body part names
Learning of feeling words
Learning to introduce own name, gender and age
Learning to verbally express own feelings using simple phrases
Learning Turkey Poem
Learning simple songs such as: “Head shoulders and knees and toes, “If you are happy, clap our hands”
Rote counting 1 to 10, 10-15
Recognition of numerals 1-10, 10-15
Understanding one to one correspondence
Sensorial: Goals -to develop visual perception, auditory, olfactory,
Recognizing basic shapes, matching/sorting shapes
Recognizing size differences small, medium and large
Recognizing basic colors and matching/sorting colors
Recognizing different auditory stimulations
Recognizing different olfactory stimulations
Practical Life: Goals - to develop fine motor and to work on grasp
Placing small objects into an open space
Transferring objects between cups, using spoons and tongs
Grasping crayons, dot paints and paint brush to draw and paint
Feeding and drinking independently
Working with non- interlocking puzzles with/without knobs
Working with simple interlocking puzzles
Sensory Regulation: Goals - to promote sensory regulation by experimenting with different textures
Playing with leaves
Playdough play with cookie cutters and rolling pins
Work with paints and glue
“Head, shoulders and knees and toes”
“If you are happy and you know It”
“Smells like Thanksgiving”
“On Thanksgiving Day”
“The wheels on the bus”
Remember to look for the monthly calendar with current reminders being sent home!