Back To School
Summer Recap: This summer we had a great deal of fun activities, the children loved the reptile show, most of the children were brave enough to touch the reptiles although some looked from afar. Each week our class was eager for splash day to get outside and play in the water. The end of summer was a huge water slide and once the children were in it, we had a hard time to get them away from the slide.
September Recap: September 5th started the official school year. We began to learn “All about Me.” with many new faces we wanted everyone to feel welcome and to express themselves. We are also having the children being introduced or reminded of the letters A, B, C, D. As well as practicing recognizing colors and the daily calendar routine. While learning the letters, we introduce the sand paper letters that correspond to the letter we are talking about that week. We will also encourage communication between classmates and teachers. Enrichments will also take place in our classroom. Music and movement with instruments, cooking of short recipes, easy for our students to make with their families, art with painting and Spanish class.
October Recap: We worked on five sense and feelings, we used discussion to talk about what body parts that we use for each of the five senses. We incorporated art with our five senses, using our handprints, googly eyes, texture collages and painting to music. We also emphasized on letters of the week which were E, F, G, H while reviewing A-H. Our share days have been a major success and the children have been loving to share with their class what they have brought each day. In our Montessori work we concentrated on spooning small objects, using tongs, fruit sorting, sandpaper letters, and number rods. Each enrichment was fun and creative, we made pumpkin pie dip with Nilla wafers, ants on a log. We also learned more Spanish phrases and got to use musical instruments that a parent shared.
November Recap: This month we focused on harvest and healthy bodies. We also discussed the globe and what the difference is with water and land. We incorporated what kind of plants or objects grow in each of the four seasons. With an emphasis of Fall, we did some fall art projects, a leaf collage, vegetable stamps and thanksgiving cards as well as working on the continent map. We also learned the sounds of the letters of the week which this month was: I, J, K while reviewing the other letters as well. The share days which are on Fridays have been very successful, the children have been loving it. In our practical life work, we concentrated on leaf sorting, vegetable cutting, fruit cutting and setting the table. In our Sensorial work we practiced on red rods, baric table rough and smooth and fabric box. In language we have been using our letters of the week and the share days emphasis on our lessons for that week. Math lessons have been with number puzzles and number matching. Science and on concentration on the globe as well as a cultural map and land, also we explored a pumpkin carving and sorting work. Enrichments have been great with our class and the children are still very intrigued.
December Recap: We used discussion to talk about. What is the weather like in winter? What is your favorite holiday? And have you seen snow? Along with weather song, holiday show songs? And more holiday songs. We incorporated art with our winter theme, using our tringle collage, holiday decorations and snow art. We also emphasized on letters of the week with were L, M, N. our share days have been so much fun, and the children have been loving to share with their class. What they have brought each week. In our Montessori: work we concentrate on sandpaper L, M, N number rods, culture season cards, weather cards, cards, and counters, using tongs. We also continuing learned more Spanish phrases and our cooking class which they really love it.
January News: In January we will be focusing on winter animals and Hibernation. We will discuss where the animals live. what animals like the cold weather. What animals hibernate and what the animals do to prepare for hibernation. we will also talk about what the animals do once they wake up. We plan to do animal habitat art, mitten art, bear art and make a hibernation cave. The letters and sounds are O, P, Q and R. For our Montessori work we will concentrate and stringing beads, dressing frames, folding, and sorting. We will do a taste comparison as well as learn a continent on our land and water globe.
Curriculum for January:
- Winter Animals and Hibernation
- Practical Life
- Letter of the Week
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Tuesday – Play Sports
- Wednesday – Webby Gym
- Thursday – Webby Dance