March 2020 Newsletter
Learning Stars Preschool
March, 2020 Newsletter
Tuesday, March 17
Saint Patrick’s Day 2020
Macabe ——- 03/10
Classroom Lesson’s and Activities Summery
These activities are complex, with many steps that must be performed sequentially in order to achieve the result, helping our children strengthen key executive functioning skills. We give a child the opportunity to take on meaningful work that child can complete independently, while developing concentration. The practical life activities also prepare a child for writing by strengthening her or his hand and reinforcing motions and muscles important for producing the written word. Most importantly, we allow a child to absorb the basic, methodical problem-solving approach that is the foundation for all thought or creative expression, including such diverse areas as math, science, art and language.
The children have been busy learning their beginning sounds, numbers, and memory math facts. We have been doing many group lessons in collective. This way, we are all learning together and helping each other learn the sound each letter makes and identifying words with that letter. We will review all the previous lessons we learned before moving forward, but I feel review is always good. In March, we will start off by celebrating the wonderful Dr. Seuss. His birthday is March 2 and we have a fun filled week of activities and reading planned in his honor! The rest of the month will be practice our Montessori materials .We will also be focusing on the letters Gg, Hh, Ii and Gg, the number 5, 6 and 7, the color green, and rectangles.
Respect for the child is the cornerstone on which all other Montessori principles rest. Teachers show respect for our children by providing them with the opportunity to do, think, and learn for themselves. Through freedom of choice, children are able to develop skills and abilities needed to become confident learners. As a result, our children are independent, and are respectful of their environment and others. The goal of our both classroom are to create a harmonious learning space that encourages independent learning. Elements of a prepared environment include: freedom, structure, order, nature and integration of the social and intellectual aspects of child development. We have filled our shelves with many new and exciting Montessori materials.
National Nutrition Month
This month the children will be learning about the Food Pyramid and the importance to make healthy eating choices for their minds and bodies. Hands-on experiences with food will the help children explore and enjoy a variety of foods. Children will be exploring different kinds of fruit and vegetables using their sense of taste, touch, smell and sight. On Friday March 13th, please have your child bring a fresh vegetable or fruit of any kind. We will dissect the fruit and vegetables to see what they look like from the outside and inside, feel the consistency—soft, hard, slimy, juicy, smell the aroma and then finally taste it.
Our Playground Rules
- I can play fairly with everyone
- I can say please and thank you
- I can listen to everyone
- I can keep my hands and feet to myself
- I can treat everyone with respect
- I can share nicely