May, 2017

John Kotradi

May/June 2017 

What I will learn at school this month in Mr. John’s Class…

 Themes of the Week  (in addition to Montessori Work time)

 

5/01: Food Chains

  • 3 and 4 part food chains
  • A food chain shows how each living thing gets food, how nutrients and energy are passed from creature to creature
  • Food chains begin with plant-life, and end with animal-life. Some animals eat plants, some animals eat other animals.

 

5/08: Seasons & Weather

  • 4 Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
  • Characteristics of each Season
  • The first day of each Season

 

5/15: Solar System

  • Sun, Earth, Moon, Stars
  • Facts on each planet, Asteroids and the Milky Way
  • Constellations, Kennedy Space Station

 

5/22: Career Week

  • Different jobs in the community
  • Doctors, Mail Carriers, Nurses, Accountants, etc.
  • How these workers help us
  • We welcome parents, family members or friends to come in and share about their occupation with us!

 

05/29: Safety

  • Summer safety, water safety
  • Fire Fighters, Police Officers
  • Calling 911

 Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day | NO SCHOOL
Thursday, June 1st: FIELD DAY! 

Letters of the Week: Try to find objects that begin with each letter wherever you go with your child.

5/01: Aa

5/08: Ee

5/15: Ii

5/22: Oo

 

 Rhyming Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.

5/01: BIB, dib, fib, rib,

5/08: BIC, kick, lick, nick, pick, nick, sick wick

5/15: BUD, dud, mud,

5/22: BOD, God, mod, nod, sod, Todd, rod, 

 

Things to do at home this month to reinforce our themes:

  • Look for our sight words when reading a story, point out words you use that begin with the letter of the week. Cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
  • While driving your car, have your child tell you all the items they see that starts with the letter of the week.
  • Take a long walk in your park or neighborhood and point out the seasonal changes to your child. Discuss what you did as a child during each season and share some old and new memories with your son or daughter.  Make special plans for each season.
  • To reinforce our space theme, do some star gazing each night. Have your child pick their favorite, brightest one and share in making a special wish together!

 

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