NIDO ROOM #2
Back To School
Summer Recap: Over the summer we had a wonderful time with all the fun activities, our classroom loved the splash days, and getting to spend extra time in the water outdoors. We continued to review our colors and shapes as well as sing songs and dance to help the children interact with one another.
September Recap: September 5th started out the school year. We focused on “All about Me”. We made handprints and displayed them with our family photos in our classroom for everyone to see. We started exploring our classroom work, and used knob cylinders, practiced pinch and grasp with clothes pins on a container. Our enrichment focus this month was with music, we were singing and dancing as a class to various songs.
October Recap: This month we made paw print stamp art on pumpkin templates to practice our motor skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed moving, dancing and singing to music like 5 Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed and Ring around the Rosy. In relation to Montessori curriculum we practiced tracing on sand paper letter “B” and the number 2. We worked on our five sense collage that is posted in our classrooms as well as explored the inside of a pumpkin, talking about the colors, textures and what we see.
November Recap: This month we made a food collage on green paper shaped like broccoli and practiced naming food that we glued onto the paper. We also practiced our motor skills as we stamped with real celery on paper. On a sandpaper board, we were tracing the letter “C” and learned words that begun with “c” such as Cat and Coat. Also practiced using our pincer grasp by using tongs to pick up spaghetti.
December Recap: In December we made melting snowmen to start off our Christmas season. We also practiced sorting colorful bears and utensils for practical life skills. During group times we practiced counting from 1 to 5 in English and Spanish and we talk about weather changes through song and movement.
January News: In January our theme is Winter animals and hibernation. This month we will introduce picture cards of animals in warm and cool weather. For music and movement, we will be singing “Five Little Monkeys”, “Going on a bear hunt”, “Brown Bear brown bear turn around”. The Montessori practical life activities we will be exploring this month are dusting, smelling and watering plants. Art, we will make animal foot prints and work with an animal collage page.
Curriculum for January:
- Winter Animals and Hibernation
- Practical Life