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 October 19 – October 30, 2020

 

Dear Families:

The air is getting chilly and beautiful foliage is everywhere. We are having autumn fun in our back playground.

It was great to see the most of you on “Back to School Night” on the 7th. I hope it was informative to you all.

Our toddler enjoyed the visit of fire trucks on the October 9th. It was amazing how smoothly the class moved from the classroom to the front of the school to watch the trucks drive by.

Children are getting better at saying goodbye and joining the class in the morning. They are following basic routines with much less assistance and are staying focused during hello circle as well as story time. It is so great to hear our friends’ voices when we sing songs.

The children are getting exposed to more challenging tasks as well. Ms. Jeanne and I help the children to stay focused and complete each task before moving on to the next.

Halloween is approaching. This year, we will celebrate the occasion differently from previous years. While our usual parades and pumpkin patch are not available, we will have lots of fun staying safe. Please watch out for more detailed information in the next few days.

Please check the weather closely and dress your child accordingly as we continue to spend major part of the morning outdoors.

 

 

Theme: Fall/acorn/Pumpkins/Halloween

 

Art: Acorn and Pumpkin collages using glue

Pumpkin mask making

Mini pumpkin decoration

Water color painting

Painting at the easel

 

Books being read: A variety books about fall, pumpkins, and Halloween

 

Grace and courtesy: To learn to use “please” and “thank you”, and learning patience while taking turns. To practice staying calm when you are annoyed.

 

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

Books about fall and Halloween

Recognition of friend’s names

Learning to recite “5 little pumpkin sitting on the gate”

Learning to introduce own name

Learning to verbally express own feelings using simple phrases

 

Math:

Rote counting 1 to 10

Recognition of numerals 1-10

 

Sensorial: Goals -to develop visual perception and to promote sensory regulation by experimenting with different textures

Recognizing basic shapes, matching/sorting shapes

Recognizing size differences small, medium and large

Recognizing basic colors and matching/sorting colors

Playing with leaves

Playdough with cookie cutters and rolling pins

Work with paints and glue

 

Practical Life: Goals - to develop fine motors and to work on grasp

Placing small objects into an open space

Transferring objects between cups, using spoons and tongs

Grasping markers and dot paints to draw and paint

Feeding and drinking independently

Working with non- interlocking puzzles with/without knobs

 

Songs:

“I’m a little acorn””

“Pumpkin, pumpkin peek a boo”

“Roll those pumpkins down to town”

“Gray squirrel, gray squirrel, shake a little bushy tail”

“Bats are sleeping, bats are sleeping”

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