Diary of a First Year Montessori Kindergarten Teacher - Week 23

pile of story books
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Good afternoon Montessori Kindergarten Families,
This week was filled with art projects that focused on South America and writing assignments that focused on Government.  I am always blown away by the incredible abilities and talents I have the privilege of witnessing in the classroom.  Students got a crack at drawing George Washington and The White House - both of which are on display - and we created Maracas and many have finished their map of South America.  In Math, we are reviewing length and measurement and we are working on how to find the missing addends in single digit addition problems.  And we celebrated a birthday and did another one of our amazing cooking adventures.  Plus we officially welcomed two new students into our community.
ONE MORE THING: the South America projects have been INCREDIBLE!  Thank you for supporting this amazing way to learn and grow in our knowledge of the world.   Please encourage your child to finish up her/his project to present next week as we are finishing up our study of South America.
math journal
History lesson: how to read a calendar
work on map of South America all week: assemble and write country names and label map
Food tasting: plantains
History Lesson: the age of trees (looking at tree slices)
Draw George Washington
Video about George Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lXnfitSoYw
Handwriting: number practice/writing sentences
Choose your math
Video: How to play maracas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUgj-aL6EXg
Book: "Katie and the Spanish Princess" by James Mayhem
Review: American Landmarks
Draw The White House
Choose your math
Art masterpiece - Kandinksy - work on fundraiser project
Math Journal
Math lesson: How to find the missing addend
Handwriting/Language/Writing Informational text - write about The White House
Language Lesson: pronouns
Book: "Have you seen my Elephant" by David Barrow 
Cooking Experience - Peruvian Chicken Soup
Listen to Peruvian Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQs_oy2O7Uw
Language Lesson: conjunctions
Handwriting/Writing Review: punctuation marks - question mark/exclamation point
Sound Table/reading
South America ABCs topics
Fun facts about Maracas
Full day: Maracas art project
1/2 Day: sensorial/practical life
Work on South America maps
Sound table/reading
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Mrs. Norgren