Posts Categorized: Primary I
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.
Hello everyone! November was very busy month. We learned about the first Thanksgiving and Native Americans, and the children made Native American headdresses and shakers. In cooking class we made tepees with tortillas and fruit. The Thanksgiving Feast was also a blast! We had so much fun dancing and singing Native American songs around our new classroom tepee donated by Elisa and Guido (Roberto’s parents.) A special thanks to all of the MSH classrooms for sharing delicious food with us!
In December, we will continue with our holiday spirit by celebrating holidays around the world! This week, we learned about Hanukkah. We also learned how Thanksgiving is celebrated in Korea thanks to Miyoung (Shinae’s mom.) Later this month we will learn about Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in India. We will end our holiday celebrations by learning more about the Christmas holiday. The children will make gingerbread houses with graham crackers, fruit, and cream cheese. It is so wonderful to see how children love different holiday celebrations. Thank you all so much for all that you do for our MSH. Ms. Alicia, Ms. Carol, and I wish every one of you a safe and happy holiday! See you in 2014!
Our children enjoyed learning about spiders, pumpkins, and the leaves in fall. Special thanks to all the parents who bought For Small Hands items for our class! Our children appreciate all of the new work in the classroom so much. Also, thank you to Elisa M. (Roberto’s mom) for helping with our art project for the Art Auction! We are really fortunate to have so many talented parents.
In November, we will learn about Native Americans and Thanksgiving. We will continue learning to sign all our friends names in sign language. We can sign all short names now. We will continue progressing in all other areas at our own pace. It is so wonderful to see our class transforming to a normalized class! One of my favorite moments of the day is when we dismiss children after yoga in the morning. It is amazing how calmly the children choose their work and focus on it. That moment is so peaceful and is wonderful to see! We really enjoy what we are doing, and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful children with us!