Weekly Summary

May 10 – 14, 2021

Pre-Casa

Circle Time: We focused on identifying our emotions using happy, sad, scared and angry face. We followed up the discussion with the song- “If you’re happy and you know it.” We inculcated the emotions through out to indicate how’s Ms. Simran and Ms. Bonny feeling.

Physical: We had a fun activities session with props to enhance our gross motor skills and we enjoyed outdoor play this week. 

Art: As Spring is here, we decided to talk about trees, butterflies and lady bugs. We enjoyed singing “butterfly”song. We used different techniques including painting, ripping paper into bits and gluing.

Language: We continued to learn our magic words- please, sorry and thank you. 

Self Help Skills- We tried to get dress, remove and put on our shoes and tidying up after each task. 

Casa A 

Casa A learned all about Birds.  What is a bird? How can birds fly and what do they eat?  What is the largest bird and smallest bird? How can parrots “talk”? The most interesting for us was watching how birds construct their nest. 

Casa B

This week, we talked about the flowers in our backyard – Cherry blossom, lavender, dandelion, tulip, lily – we learn about the flower parts as well. 

Casa C

This week Casa C learned about primary colours and how to mix them to make secondary colours. Continuing with Spring and nature theme, Casa C learned about different shapes of leaves, revised names of bugs, life cycles of frog, turtle, bee, animals and their babies. Casa C did worksheets to count and spot different objects, recognizing sounds and blending 3 letter words in addition to doing addition, place value, time and skip counting according to their individual level.


May 3 – 7, 2021

Pre-Casa

Children enjoyed exploring nature during outdoor recess.  They were encouraged to touch and feel different types of leaves which enhance their sensorial development.  Our children enjoyed having circle time in the playground and playing on the slide and riding bikes.  Children were encouraged to trace their hands or scribble on mural paper to reinforce their fine motor skills.  Our little artists admired their artworks, and they proudly “present” their masterpiece to their friends and teachers.  Bravo, Pre-Casa!

Casa A 

This week, Casa A has continued the animal classification theme; Birds and Arachnids.  We also learned how warm blooded animals can regulate their body temperature and cold blooded animals’ body temperature changes with the environment.  So interesting to see the cold-blooded lizards falling out of the trees because they are frozen.  

Casa B

This week, we learned numbers and alphabets during morning Montessori time.  We talked about “Mother’s Day” and what we need to be thankful for; we made cards, bouquets for mothers and grandmothers.  Our class also celebrated 2 birthdays this week.  

Casa C

Children continue to learn the names of bugs and insects this week.  We are matching animal babies with their adult forms.  


April 26 – 30, 2021

Pre Casa

Language: We discussed about rainy season and how should we dress up appropriately according to the weather. We held an actual umbrella and enjoyed singing “Rain Rain go away” 

Art: We did some amazing spring crafts, made flowers, umbrella, etc. 

Fine motor: cutting, pasting. 

Gross motor: We enjoyed riding scooters outdoor in playground. 

Casa A

This week, children started learning animal classification – mammals, reptiles and insects. We sorted and classified a variety of animal realia based on their characteristics. Did you know that mammals have fur or hair and are warm blooded?  Reptiles have scales and are cold blooded.    Insects have 3 body segments, 6 legs and lay eggs.  Next week, children will be learning about birds, fish and amphibians. 

Casa B

This week, Casa B talked about Ontario Backyard Birds – robin, woodpecker, warbler, cardinal and blue jay.  We made handprint robins and Blue Jays out of felt and feather.  We continued with learning the life cycle of animals.  This week, we learned about a bird’s life cycle – Robin.  

Casa C

We continued with Earth Day theme by learning to sort garbage into recycling, waste and compost.  We continued to identify different bugs and learned their names.  Casa C learned about evergreen and deciduous trees and matching trees with their fruits.  Individual children are progressing with their language, math and other Montessori skills.  


April 19 – 23, 2021

Pre Casa

Children have been introduced to say please, thank you, excuse me, may I and sorry. Craft – garden of good manners with these magic words as flowers. During circle time we discussed about making healthy eating habits with picture charts. abc pictorial charts review to identify and label objects. Children took a closer look at the sprouted bean seeds with a magnifying glass. We reinforced the learning by watching time lapse video of a bean seed and blooming flowers. Earth day was observed on April 21 children enjoyed watching video about recycling as a group. 

Casa A 

Celebrating Earth Day! – Children learned to love and respect our special planet – Earth; learned about ways in which we could conserve some of earth’s resources (electricity, water) as well as the 3 R’s ( reduce, reuse, recycle).   

Casa B

This week, Casa B learned ways to protect the Earth such as recycling garbage, planting trees and riding bicycle instead of driving a car as part of our theme for Earth week.  We studied the life cycle of a frog, reviewed numbers 1 to 50, and built words.  

Casa C

This week, Casa C celebrated Earth Day with activities on how to save the Earth and the environment.  We planted seeds, learned how a seed grows into a plant and 3 things (sunlight, water and air) they need in order to grow. We also learned about different bugs and insects we can see in Spring.   


April 12 – 16, 2021

Pre Casa

This week we explored seeds of different fruits (mango, apple, lemon). We did bean seed germination experiment. Pre Casa students went for a walk in the neighbors observed goose and giant fire trucks. We further our learning by understanding and discussing life cycle of a goose by a cut and paste sequence activity and making a “G” is for goose craft. 

Casa A

This week we were learning about Spring.  Spring is about planting.  We talked about parts of a plant and needs of a plant.  Casa A planted beans and will be making observations next week.  

Casa B

This week we continue to talk about animal life cycle, especially the life cycle of butterfly. We made a book of Butterfly life cycle. Casa B students planted flower seeds and observe the seeds grow up.

Casa C

Casa C students did experiment of germination and are observing daily, how a seed grows into a plant.  We are also learning about different types of insects and their body parts, and life cycle of honey bee.

This week was virtual visit week for the Casa classes.  The students enjoyed a gym class, art classes, and a virtual visit with the Markham Fire Department.   Our students are getting more familiar with virtual activities and they had so much fun. 


April 6 – 9, 2021

Pre-Casa

This week we learned about the life cycle of a butterfly. We reinforced our learning through art and craft. The children painted with filled water bottles (sensory integration) to create spring scene with butterfly props. Teacher created caterpillars to manipulate, play and enact movements. We also observed different kinds of bugs and insects during outdoor play time.
The children constructed their knowledge by observing diverse materials found in the classroom through magnifying square blocks. They extended their learning by going in front and behind the lenses to observe. This activity promotes social interaction, engagement and builds communications skills as children explored and described what they observed. 

Casa A

We learnt about spring season, how plants grow? What do they eat, parts of plants (stem, roots, leaves, fruits and flowers.) We also observed bugs and insects outside on the playground. Where were these bugs and insects all winters? Why shouldn’t we bother the insects?

We used our creative skills to make ladybugs, butterflies and parts of plants using paper cutting, pasting and painting. We practiced a lot on beginning sounds, long vowels and short vowels, short comprehensions. Besides language, we work on counting and time concept. Pretend play activity “Welcome to Casa A’s Salon”, yoga and dancing were also the highlights of this week.

Casa B

This week Casa B continue to talk about the life cycle of ladybug. We create a book and a circle of ladybug life cycle.

Casa C

Casa C learned about what plants need to grow, how a plant grows from a seed, parts of a plant and tree, what happens to leaves in different seasons, how bees collect nectar and make honey. We also made colorful spring crafts to celebrate this season.


March 29 – April 1, 2021
Pre-Casa

For the last two weeks, we have been focusing on enhancing practical life skills and helping in the classroom – Making beds, setting up and tidying up after lunch, dressing independently with decreasing assistance. We observed a flower blooming video, and did a craft to show what we learned about spring.

Casa A

Last week, we learned about our bodies and organs – the brain, heart and lungs.

This week, we celebrated the arrival of a new season – Spring. We can feel it in the air but can we see it? What are the first signs of Spring?

Casa B

We talked about Spring – weather, plants and animals. We painted a tree using cotton swabs. We learned about the life cycle of plants through reading a booklet. We made a book of Spring words. With Easter, we made numerous Easter crafts – Bunny Mask, Easter basket, a hatching egg.

Casa C

Aside from preparing Easter crafts, we learned about 3 letter rhyming words, to tell time to the hour and the life cycle of a frog.