PRE-PRIMARY – MS. FLORA’S CLASS
Back to School
Summer Recap: Our summer program has come to an end, and the kids had a blast with the different fun filled themed weeks! They learned all about outer space, farms, under the sea, to volcanoes. Since our inhouse field trips were unfortunately canceled, the kids enjoyed some great virtual field trips! They learned about farm life, watch live feeds from the different animals at the aquarium, and even got to see the Disneyland fireworks for the 4th of July!
The children created different crafts, and made some cool snacks! For cooking the created a chick on a nest, using pineapple, and preztels, they also created an ocean cookie, using goldfish, graham crackers, and cream cheese with blue food coloring. They also had a lot of fun creating different crafts every week! We created volcanoes, and olymic rings/medals and many more. All the crafts created by the children showed their individuality so well, most didn’t need any help at all, with their cutting, pasting, and coloring this is a great sign that our kids are growing! The fall program began August 12th, we discussed social distancing, and how to stay safe and healthy! We also continued to practice our handwashing, and even taught the children neat ways to say hello while keeping a safe distance! The children also learned all about the state of California, from the different cities, to the flag and the state flower.
September Recap: In September, the kids were now falling into their routines, they were changing their own shoes when transitioning inside and outside, and they enjoyed singing their “wash hands” song. We also had a couple new friends join us this month, the kids have been so happy to help our new friends learn the classroom routine as well as showing them all the Montessori jobs. This month we also discussed the theme All About Me, we focused on families, and family trees, this allowed the children to be able to introduce themselves and family members. We also spent time encouraging the kids to share more during circle time. Another theme was learning the importance of helping one another, the book The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn went along with this theme, it allowed the kids to discuss how we should treat friends.
October Recap: We have had a great month, in the pre-primary classroom. The children have been doing great following our daily routines. The theme for October was Solar Systems and Space, we also discussed the sun and moon. During circle time we discussed the different between daytime and nighttime, we also talked about Halloween and discussed different words related to the holiday, like skeleton, scarecrow, mummy and cornstalk. We also reviewed the letters and sounds “a-g”. Some of the children focused and writing their names and practicing their letter sounds, while others practiced tracing lines and matching letters.
In October, we also continued to work with different Sensorial activities, helping them real master their sounds and touch skills. The children also spent more time using art materials on their own. They were cutting, gluing, and taping with little to no help! The children ended the month with their Halloween party, they had so much fun dressing up and enjoying some fun treats. Lastly, thank you to all the parents who have been participating in the snack host program!
November News: This month, the theme will be Virtues and Values, discussing what is a friend and how to show kindness to others. The book of the month will be To Fill a Bucket Empathy Program. In Montessori they will practice, fruit & vegetable cutting, as well as using the sandpaper letters i.j, and k. Lastly, we will discuss, Thanksgiving and what we are thankful for.
- Virtues and Values
- Geography Study: USA
- Being Thankful
- Literature Book: Fill A Bucket By Carol McCloud
- Pumpkins & Gourds
- Thanksgiving and Harvest
- Fall Weather
- Please make sure you are bringing in extra potty training supplies and extra-clothes for your child’s bin in the classroom. Also, please make sure the clothes are appropriate for winter and that you bring at least 2 full sets.
- The mornings have become very crisp, so we ask you bring your child in a jacket for morning play. Remember to label everything!