Posts Categorized: Primary III
In this month of January, after returning to school from the winter break, we have been exploring the organs of our human bodies and our five senses. Since the human body is so amazing, we will continue our human body curriculum into February, learning about our skeletal system. Children enjoyed the presentation about the digestive system presented by Ms. Valerie. We will also have some special guests coming into the classroom to share information on the human body. Children are having fun learning the “Body Song”.
Also, this month we are exploring the continent of Antarctica. Children are working on tracing, painting and coloring the map of Antarctica. They are also getting to know about the animals of the continent. On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, we will celebrate “Sankranti”, the festival of harvest, in our classroom.
February is observation month, so please sign up for a time to come and observe a class at MSH. Also, we will start learning and working on the continent of Africa for our Multicultural Festival.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. In the month of November, we learned about trees, leaves and why they change colors, Thanksgiving tradition, and the continent of Asia. We will continue learning about Asia in December, too. Children enjoyed making and sharing fruit salad. Thanksgiving Feast was so much fun. Thank you very much for the parents who helped with the feast. Kids enjoyed making hats and necklaces for the feast. Also, this month, we celebrated and learned about Diwali, the festival of lights. For art, the children made Diya and also had fun making ‘puri’ (fried bread) and eating it.
In December, we will learn about some more Festivals and Culture from around the world. We are planning to do some holiday cooking. We will also do a holiday book exchange in our classroom on December 19. Please send a book (gift wrapped) with your child by Wednesday December 17. We are planning to have a Pajama Day in our classroom. We will let you know the details later.
Our school year has come to an end. I would like to start by saying thank you to all the parents for helping make this school year fun, creative, and successful, and most importantly, I would like to thank our children. They are truly amazing people. It is quite humbling to be a part of their growth and development.
While some of our extended family is returning next school year, some will be moving on. We wish all of those moving on to new roads in their life the very best and hope they take with them warm, loving memories of their time with us at MSH. To those who will be returning, have a safe, fun and relaxing summer break, and we will meet again in August.
This time of year is always so bittersweet for us. On one hand my heart breaks to see my friends go, and in the same breath, my heart swells with pride for how amazing they have become on this journey together. I suppose this is what love is all about. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for sharing your children with us.
Ms. Kelly, Ms. Shree & Ms. Verena
No changes for May! Expect another busy month. We will continue learning about time and money along with our last continent, Africa. We will learn about frogs and insects, too. Some dates to mark on your calendars are the Brown’s Farm Strawberry Picking field trip on May 12, the Mother and Father’s Day Tea on the morning of May 22, and the Kindergarten Bridging Ceremony and Family Picnic on May 23.
Much Love and Many Blessings,
We are enjoying learning about the continent Asia and its countries, cultures, languages, landmarks, food, sports, and animals. The children had fun making flags of all the countries in Asia (there are a lot of them!), painting the map of the continent and countries, and pin-punching. They have also learned songs in Hindi, Chinese, and Korean. Thank you very much to Ms. Chong, Isabella’s mom, and Ms. Cindy, Andy’s mom, for teaching us these songs. Thank you very much also to Ms. Eden, Lilli’s mom, for coming and talking to us about Mongolia and doing art projects with the children.
We have also been planting seeds in the garden. If the weather permits, we are planning to have more garden activities. Our kids have worked hard while having fun filling the sandbox with sand. The kindergarten students had fun going on a nature walk and learning about the cardinal directions, trees, and flowers. Please plan to come to our Multicultural Festival this weekend. Our children worked hard for preparing our classroom and program for the festival.
Next month, we are going to explore space and the solar system. Also, we will learn about money and time. We will have our Easter egg hunt in April and will send an email later regarding the event. We also welcome Jake, a new student who has joined our classroom this month!