Newsletter| March, 2019

April 8, 2019

Theme: Spring-Plants/China

 

Spring is a season full of life. The grass is coming out, the seed is sprouting, the birds are flying, the sun is shining on the earth, it’s a very exciting and comfortable season. This month, we bring our children into the PLANT'S LIFE and continue travel in CHINA.

English Activities

 

It's morning exercise time! "Lift up your leg, tap the floor, raise your arms and wave to everybody." Exercise can help us to grow and be happy.

"Four little monkeys swinging in the tree
teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me
along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be
and snapped that monkey out that tree....."

Now, how many monkey left ?

Let's go outside and find Spring? What do you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? and What do you feel?

It's time to learn the parts of a bean. I want to color testa in brown, embryo in green, radicle in orange, and cotyledon in yellow. 

How can we plant this big avocado seed? I am going to plant it in the water.

I am making a plant book. First, I need to draw a bean. Second, I give it some roots. Third, I will draw a tall stem, and add two leaves. Last, I need to put a big flower on the top of stem. 

What are the stages of plant growth?

How does a plant to get water? We can find out the answer by this experiment.  First put the white flower into a jar which is filled with blue color water. Then, let's wait and see what will happen next?

The white flower petals are changed to light blue color. Oh! The stem is like a straw. It sucks the water from the ground and supplies it to the entire plant.

How about regrows some vegetables without using seeds.

Let's check our indoor vegetable garden. Look at the Garlic! It begins to grow green shoots. Wow! The Daikon radish also grows lots of green leaves and the Onion grows more roots. How about Avocado seed?

Do you want to learn how to grow mung bean at home?

First, soak the mung beans in the water over night. Second, drain water. Third, give the beans a bath. Forth, drain water again and set it on table.

Repeat these steps, 3 days later, all the beans are sprouting!

"Teacher,can this Mushroom kit really grow out any mushroom? Let;s read the instructions and begin to be a mushroom farmer.

'Wow! mushroom is growing taller and taller. Now, we can harvest it."

Can you fish the upper case L ? Can you fish the lower case l?

Ladybug finger painting for letter L.

Show and Tell time.

Where did Leprechaun hide the big pot of gold? Did he hide it at the end of the rainbow? How many color does rainbow have?

Where is the leprechaun?Can you find the leprechaun card and match the one on the floor mat?

What time is it?

Can we make a magic box for everyone to use?

Why don't we cover the box with white papers first? Let's brush glue on this side of box together!

Oh! No! The size of paper doesn't match the box! Don't worry, let's trim it.

Next, we can draw or paint the box. 

Now, we are done and let's put all the objects into it. Please draw one object and tell me what is its  initial sound?

Let's prepare bagel for our friends to eat. First, we have to put the plastic gloves on. Wow! This is the first time I use plastic glove to prepare food. It's very fun.

Second, apply the strawberry cream cheese on a bagel. Third, cut it into small pieces. Fourth, It's time to share! Do you want one piece?

Special Event

 

Happy birthday to Lilly ad Emma!

Chinese Activities

 

It's spring! We are having a picnic in this beautiful weather.

 How about the birds and squirrels? Let's prepare some food for them.

We prepare another bird house by the window.

Little birdie, little birdie, come and eat some food.

Look! We have a little guest stop by. 

Can the squirrel reach the food?

Be careful, squirrel!

Spring is a wonderful time to see all the beautiful new life and colors of the nature. It’s also an excellent time to explore flowers.

We decide to press the fresh flowers so we can keep them longer. 

Let's carefully open and check on the flowers to see if they have dried out sufficiently.

We've collected some flowers from outdoor. I would like to make a beautiful garden out of these flower petals, stems and leaves.

Do you know the parts of flower? The outer part of flower made up of petals, it can be many shapes and colors. Stamen are the "Daddy part" that make and hold the pollen on the flower. Pistil is the "Mother part" that makes seeds.

 I can match all the parts of the flower.

 I'm making a Parts of Flower Booklet.

Spring sensorial bin.

Rainbow transferring work with tong.

 Spring garden and bugs.

Do you remember the months of a year?

Here is a folk ——"When Will The Red Flower Bloom/红花红花几月开?"

What does monkey do in a week?/猴子的一个星期.

Chun Xiao/《春晓》is a poem about  spring being so nice as to be treasured. Let's sing out loud in this lovely movement song.

Do you remember the poem "Chun Xiao/《春晓》"?

One day morning, MENG Hao-ran was waken up by the birds singing in the tree......

It's our reading time!

I pick a favorite book to share with my friends.

Learning the tones of Pinyin is like singing: ā,á,ǎ,à.

What's the initial sound of 足球/soccer?  

Let's do a Fishing Game. Guess what sound did I catch up?

We work hard on the initial sounds. 

Culture

 

We are from different countries in the world.

" Where are you from?"

Do you remember the countries we've learned? Which country of flag is this?

Ms. Dawn is from China. China is the fourth largest country in the world after Russia, Canada and the USA. The shape of the country resembles a rooster. There are many special animals in China, such as Panda/大熊猫, Wild yak/野牦牛, Baiji/白鳍豚, Golden monkey/金丝猴, which are unique to China. 

Nature Table

The senses, being the explorers of the world, open the way to knowledge. ~ Maria Montessori

 

 

We've grown some mung beans few days age, now they are all sprouting. 

Look at the sleepy caterpillars, they finally wake up and start to eat some food. 

Caterpillar, caterpillar, when will you grow into a butterfly?

Character Development of Month

"Perseverance"

“Values are the things you believe in. They guide the way you think, you speak, you behave. They also help you to live your life in a meaningful way.”

 

 

What will happen between snail and Oriole Bird?

The snail carries its heavy shell, step by step climbing up the tree.

There're two oriole birds laughing at the snail, 

There is still long time till the grapes ripen,

Why are you climbing up now?

The snail says,

When I climb up to the top, the grapes will be ripe already.

I'm working on the decimal beads little by little everyday as the diligent snail.

We start to work on tracing now. One day, we can do free-hand writing too!

“Education is a work of self-organization by which man adapts himself to the conditions of life. ”

——Maria Montessori

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