Mr. John’s October 2015 Monthy Overview

What I will learn at school this month October 2015 in Mr. John’s Class… 

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

10/05:      Reptiles

  • Introduction to reptiles, examples of reptiles
  • All reptiles are cold blooded, vertebrates (spine),
  • All reptiles have scales, lay eggs with hard shell

10/12: Amphibians

  • Introduction to amphibians, examples of amphibians
  • Amphibians are cold blooded, live on land and water
  • All amphibians have soft, moist skin and are vertebrates (spine)

10/19: Fish    

  • Introduction to fish, examples of fish
  • All fish are cold blooded, live in water, most have scales
  • Fish are vertebrates, most have gills and fins

10/26: Birds

  • Introduction to birds, examples of birds
  • All birds have feathers and are warm blooded
  • All birds are vertebrates, lay eggs with shells, have wings
  • Penguins are a birds that can’t fly

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

10/05: Gg

10/12: Hh

10/19: Ii

10/26: Jj

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

10/05: BID, did, hid, kid, lid, rid,                     

10/12: BIT, fit, hit, kit, lit, mit, pit, sit            

10/19: BIN, fin, kin, pin, sin, tin, win              

10/26: BIP, dip, hip, lip, nip, rip, sip, tip

Things to do at Home this Month to reinforce our themes:

  • Look for our words of the week when reading a story, cut out pictures beginning with the letters of the week.
  • Play “I Spy” with items beginning with the letter of the week, or find things around your home that begin with the letter of the week.
  • Go to the Zoo together, and talk about what each animal is? A Bird, A Mammal, Reptile, Amphibian, or Fish.
  • Read a book together about your child’s favorite animal! Is it a Vertebrate or Invertebrate?  What are the babies called?



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