Diary of a First Year Montessori Kindergarten Teacher - Week 18

Photo by Andrew Seaman on Unsplash

Good afternoon Montessori Kindergarten Families,
Just a few short days until we have our break. I will be sending a reminder email filled with all of the activities to plan on attending next week. Also, please keep in mind that NEXT Thursday and Friday, we have early dismissal at 11:00am WITH NO AFTERCARE options so please plan accordingly.
We finished our Laurel Burch inspired Christmas cats — you will see them displayed in next week’s art walk.
Introduction to blends through Winter vocabulary: skiis, sled, snowball, snowman, gloves — created a write the room activity to practice spelling and handwriting
Sing Christmas songs
Kwaanza video and discussion: 
Yuletide logs craft
Math: introduction to ten frame/teen number practice
Finish YAG and MAP testing
Finish Christmas cats
Sing Christmas songs
Continue teen number review
Listen to Kwaanza song: 
Character Trait Focus: joyful
Writers workshop: “I Like” statements — holiday theme
finish all holiday crafts
Choose your math
Video: the legend of the poinsettia —
Language: practice blends
Writers workshop: “My mom likes” — talk about adjectives
Begin Kwaanza necklaces
Math — teen numbers dot frames
Free choice — math and language
Character trait: forgiving
finish necklaces
Daisy’s birthday celebration
Cooking Day: Applesauce and Biscuits
Talk about Rosh Hashanah, read book “Apple Days” Book by Allison Sarnoff Soffer
Holiday focus: Hanukkah Video: 
Begin watercolor painting: dreidel
Math — small group single digit addition or choose your math
Have a good weekend everyone!
Mrs. Norgren