KINDERGARTEN – MS. EDINA’S CLASS
Back to School
Summer Recap: What a fun summer we had! There was lots of sun, water activities, popsicles, and in-house shows. We had quite a scare during the early weeks of the season due to earthquakes but happy that all seemed to calm down. Safety is the school’s utmost concern that fire and earthquake drills were done to make sure that everyone remembered what to do should another occurrence happen.
July started with fireworks-the fourth of July celebration. On the 3rd, before the holiday, we did some school wide activities to kick off the Summer; we had 4th of July crafts, music and dance and bubbles and games. It was a nice day with the children moving from one activity table to the next in an orderly manner. Afterwards, the teachers and the children all helped clean up the area and put things away.
The children made beautiful crafts for the Underwater Adventure unit; sea turtles, mosaic and octopi dot craft. I read two books about sea animals and the children drew and wrote some sentences about them. The outer space was another fascinating topic. We talked about the planets and tried remembering the name of each. They illustrated the solar system using the colored chalks on black construction papers.
The book, “Only One You,” is a beautiful story, with a wonderful message by, Linda Kranz. The book talks about what the parent-fish said to their little one when he was about to venture out into the big sea. Our class focused on this book as a unit -lesson and, with a follow up craft. We painted rocks that are to be made into a riverbed to be placed in the garden.
Mid-summer, we were talking about the farm. We made paper barn, coloring and cutting farm animals pictures. As a follow up lesson to our unit, we increased our vocabulary by talking about the special words used for the boy and girl animals, even baby animals. We also played games with animal sounds which the children really enjoyed.
We took advantage of the summer’s more relax schedule to reintroduce some learning basics and Montessori practical life exercises. We covered how to carry a chair, open/close the box, returning materials on the shelf, rolling and unrolling mats, as well as the proper way of washing hands and walking inside the classrooms.
Our summer was so exciting due to the in-house field trips. We had experiments, a visit from community safety helpers, bubble makers, a puppet show master and a magician.
Professor Egghead and her experiments were awesome. The professor talked about the stages of matter, how matter change from one state to another, and the processes involved like condensation and sublimation which she explained through her experiments. The firefighters’ visit was a fun experience to learn about safety. The children were treated with a real fireman’s gear and firetruck.
Bubblemania was so cool! Yes, the children had seen bubbles but not as big. Bubblemania’s bubbles were spectacular! They came in unbelievable sizes, shapes, and forms. Some bubbles were so big they encapsulated some children.
Our water play felt like a water park trip with the water slide. I would like to thank our dear parents for their full support of our school programs and activities. The same was true of the spirit week, children dressed in our school shirt which were distributed the week before and showed their spirits.
September Recap: As we enter the new school year, I would like to welcome the new students into the class. We will begin the school year with the theme, All About Me. This is an exciting time for the children to get to know one another. Later on, in the month we will create a family tree. The children are always so excited to discuss who is part of their family. We will prepare a wonderful display for parents to see for our, Back to School Night. This will be a time for parents to see an example the child’s learning experience. Parents can view the Montessori material to develop a better understanding of our jobs. They are free to ask any questions regarding the presentation of jobs.
- All About Me
- Welcome to School
- The 7 Continents
- Enrichments Begin for Primary
Snack Host Schedule begins
- Computers: Ms. Katelyn
- Music: Ms. Mita
- Art: Ms. Rosi
- Spanish: Ms. Elda
- Cooking Ms. Edina
- Tuesday: La Petite Feet Dance
- Thursday: Amazing Athletes
- Friday: Tiny Tikes