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It is hard to believe that the end of school year has arrived! Wow, what a year. To better state that, what a great year! We have learned a lot from each other and participated in many fun and exciting projects. We made many new friends along the way, too. Each of your children has brought such a joy and happiness to our classroom. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful group of children this year. My friends and family often laugh at me when I refer to your children as ” my kids,” but they are like my own children. They all have touched our lives this school year in very positive and rewarding ways. We hope that the children who are leaving us this year will keep in touch as the years go by. Today’s technology can help us continue the relationships we have built. We encourage and welcome correspondences from you and your children anytime.
We really appreciate all our parents, our staff, administrators, and board members for your help and support all through year! Thank you for your part in making this a successful year. Ms. Carol, Ms. Alicia, and I wish everyone a safe and fun summer! We will see you in August!
We hope that everyone had a great time at the Multicultural Festival! It is always wonderful to see how much the children enjoy preparing for this festival. We are working on real practical life lessons in April and May. The children have started preparing their own snack, and they will be washing their clothes the “old-fashioned way.” In science, we will learn about butterflies, and in math, we will learn about money. A special thank you to the parents, board, and administration for sending us to the AMS Montessori Conference last month. The workshops were very inspiring. It is always a wonderful experience spending time with fellow Montessori teachers. Thank you!
Welcome back to school! We celebrated the culmination of our Human Body unit before Spring Break by visiting Sci-Quest Science Museum. Thanks to all the parents for driving their children, other children, and the teachers on this trip.
We started our new unit on the Solar System right before Spring Break. Our students are busy bees drawing, painting, and coloring the planets. Along with this unit work, the children are busy with new spring practical life, sensorial, math, and reading work. We are learning the days of the week and practicing small commands in sign language and learning how to tell time.
The kindergarten children started putting their thoughts together and writing and illustrating stories. It is so wonderful to see them read to the younger children. This inspires the other children to read and write stories, also. The kindergarten students also started using daily contracts. These contracts help them to manage their time and to finish their work in a day. All of them have been very responsible.
The Multicultural Festival is around the corner. We are learning about Africa. We started the study by looking at African flags and maps. Soon we will be making African masks and will turn our classroom into an African jungle.
Spring is finally here. A special thanks to Russell Berger for preparing our garden for spring planting. We have already planted carrots and peas in our garden. Maria Montessori said, “Children are like rose buds. With proper care and a prepared environment a rose bud will slowly turn into a beautiful flower.” Children are the same way in that in a caring and prepared environment, they will turn into a loving, caring, responsible and productive individuals.
We hope everyone enjoyed the snow last week! It was fun, but I am glad it’s over The children are really enjoying out unit on the body right now. We appreciate Mr. Rob’s (Jackson’s dad) presentation on teeth. Thank you Mr. Rob for your time. We will let everyone know detail about our upcoming field trip to SciQuest as soon as we confirm the date. Thank you to all of our parents for taking time and observing your children. We will continue our observations in March due to snow days. The children are progressing so beautifully. Please do not forget to enroll your children for next year. Spots will fill up fast!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday! We will be learning about the human body throughout the months of January and February. We have just finished our study of the 5 senses. We also learned about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the children enjoyed making peace flowers with their hand cuttings. In February we will go on a field trip to Si-Quest Science Museum. The children are still working at their own pace in the practical life, math, reading, and geography areas.