Lead-Teacher: Ann Engle aengle@mdpsc.org

Assistant Teacher: Sunny Geavaras

UPDATE – January 2016

Monthly Curriculum Areas

Science:

Growing Seeds

Parts of the plants

Citrus plants

We will touch on nutrition

Geography:

Study of Antarctica

Art:

Project – the landscape in Antarctica

Making a Penguin

Make a peninsula

Create Watercolor Paintings

Study Monet

Other Topics:

Martin Luther King Jr

The New Year in North America

Winter

Literature Study:

Jeanette Winter – author of the month

Discussion about autobiographies and biographies. This includes the definitions of what each is and a variety of books by a variety of authors.

Books about Snow

Books about the changing of the seasons and hibernation

Books about seasonal fruit

Books about Martin Luther King

Books about Antarctica

Books about Peace Makers – Rosa Parks, MLK

Music:

Classical Music Program

Cooking Projects:

Soup, Seasonal Fruit, Smoothies

Show and Tell / Every Friday

Wk 1 – Bring in a photograph taken during Winter Break (1/8 Friday)

Wk 2 – Bring in a picture of Antarctica / specifically one of the peninsulas. This is a piece of land with water surrounding it on 3 sides (1/15 Friday)

Wk 3 – Bring in a book about Martin Luther King JR (1/22 Friday)

Wk 4 – Bring in a seasonal fruit (1/29 Friday)

All month – Bring in quarters to save the Polar Bears after doing chores to earn them

Math:

Learning to identify the quarter

Discussion about the bar graph

Discussion about shapes

Discussion about patterns

Writing Projects:

Writing facts about Antarctica

Write facts about the penguin

Write about a favorite story by Jeanette Winter

Starting a short sentence with a capital and ending it with a period, an explanation point, or a question mark

Our discussions will include explaining what a period, an explanation point, and a question mark mean

Handwriting:

Practice two o’clock letters: a, c, o, e, s, and below the line hanging letters: q, g, p, y, j,

Please remember dates listed below:

January 4 (Mon) ………  School Resumes from Winter Break

January 18 (Mon) ……… NO SCHOOL / Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 21 (Thurs) …… Parent Partner Education Night

January 29 (Fri) ……….. NO SCHOOL / District In Service Day

February 5 (Fri) ………… Open House at 2:45afterschool & Child As Teacher Night at 4:00pm

THANK YOU  

Thanks for being so involved in your child’s life!!!

Thank you for signing up as parent volunteers!!!

Thank you for being supportive!!!

HELPFUL LINKS:

www.childpeacebooks.org

www.nwf.org/Kids.aspx

www.earthrangers.com/wildwire

www.starfall.com

www.ixl.com/math

www.forsmallhands.com

www.montessoriservices.com

www.lakeshorelearning.com