PRIMARY 1 – MS. ELDA’S CLASS
Back to School
Summer Recap: July was an exciting month full of many exciting moments. The first weeks of July we reviewed the jobs that we have previously learned through the school year. The last two weeks of July we covered classroom rules as well as new jobs that were added to our Practical Life Unit. We bid farewell to a few of our friends and wished them a fantastic summer and a fun filled year in Kindergarten. We welcomed new friends and we have been showing them around our classrooms and teaching them the routine. The summer was filled with different themed weeks, allowing for different, cooking, crafts, and science projects. We created the classroom into an underwater world, as we learned about the ocean and the creatures that live in the sea. We also took virtual field trips to the mountains, farm, space and the ocean. We created some of our favorite art projects like sand and glue art, painted with different objects, and create colorful tissue paper art, glitter pictures, slime and created lots of red, white and blue art.
I would like to thank all the parents of children who are moving up. Thank you for the support and trust you have given to me this passed school year. It was a pleasure to be your child’s teachers. Thank you for supporting your child’s education. Best of luck in their new adventure!
September Recap: The new academic year has begun, and it has been full of excitement! It was great to see the students, settle back into a regular routine, younger children taking on their leadership rolls, and new students establishing their friendships that help support and nurture so much development. In September, the children said goodbye to summer and are now back to schoolwork which includes their three-hour work cycle. This work cycle is a period spent in the classroom where we focus mainly on presentations and one on one work study which includes practical life, science, math, and language.
In September, the theme was All About Me where the children discussed their likes, dislikes, hobbies, and even shared their family photos with the classroom. We also had some fun doing an apple tasting, where the children each sampled three different apples. The importance of our library corner was also introduced, this is used for a child to be able to calm themselves when they are feeling overwhelmed, it is created for them to find comfort. The children also had a lesson on how to carefully handle books.
This school year’s weekly schedule for small group presentations is as follows: Monday Language; Tuesday Science; Wednesday Sensorial and Art; Thursday Geography and Culture; and Friday Math.
October Recap: As we said hello to Fall, we introduced some new jobs within Practical Life, Science, Math, Zoology, Botany, Geography, and Language. In October, the theme was Solar System & Space. We also discussed the importance of fire safety. The children learned about the life cycle of the pumpkin and its parts. The children had so much fun carving, and see the insides of a pumpkin, they each got a chance to take out some of the pumpkin guts. The book of the month was Going on a Leaf Hunt, the children also took in part their very own leaf hunt. As Halloween approached the children were getting very ecstatic for their Halloween party, they were so happy to be able to decorate their Halloween bags. The Halloween party was filled with lots of laughter and happiness, it was nice to see all the different costumes that the children dressed up as.
For Enrichments, the children created some fun Fall inspired recipes in cooking, created some spooky Halloween crafts in art, had Halloween lessons in Spanish. They also kept on their paths on ABCmouse.com, and enjoyed fun Halloween songs for music class.
November News: In November we will have new learning materials for the classroom, the children will have the opportunity to learn about Virtues & Values. The book of the Month will be Fill a Bucket, which discusses the importance of giving, sharing, and caring. Our circle time discussions will include Veteran’s Day, discussing what fills our buckets, what we are thankful for, and filling other people’s buckets. The Montessori jobs will be changed to relate to November themes, which will include Parts of a tree, color mixing, the turkey and more.
Quick Notes and Reminders:
School will be closed on November 11, 2020 for Veteran’s Day.
The school will also be closed on November 26 & 27 for Thanksgiving.
We also want to thank you for participating in our Snack Host Program, the children are enjoying all the delicious snacks, we appreciate all the help.
- Virtues and Values
- Geography Study: USA
- Being Thankful
- Literature Book: Fill A Bucket By Carol McCloud
- Pumpkins & Gourds
- Thanksgiving and Harvest
- Fall Weather
- Computers: Ms. Sharon
- Music: Ms. Cynthia
- Art: Ms. Wathsala
- Spanish: Ms. Elda
- Cooking Ms. Mita