Posts Categorized: Primary III
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!
Hello Everyone! We finished up our human body curriculum last week. I hope the children shared with you what they learned about their bodies and how to keep their bodies healthy. Thank you so much for taking the time to come and observe our classroom. I hope you enjoyed visiting, and please come again anytime. Even though we exchanged some school days for snow days due to the winter storm, we still managed to make it back in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We exchanged our Valentine’s Day cards and also had some special visitors come to class and make beautiufl clay bead necklaces with the children. Thank you so much to Laticia and Matt for helping with this. If your child has been telling you they love you in Chinese and you are wondering where they learned this, it is because Xin (Cindy) Jia has been coming into our class on Thursdays to teach our class some Chinese.
This year, our class will be representing the continent of Asia for the Multi-Cultural festival, so March will be a fun- filled journey to Asia. We will be making maps, flags, tasting different types of foods, learning about amazing places and taking a look inside life on the other side of the planet. Also this year, our classs will create a video about Asia to be presented at the Multi-Culti festival in April. Hopefully March will lend us some spring weather, so we can get outside and start getting our hands in the dirt to prepare our spring garden. We will be starting our seeds in the classroom this month, too.
We will end this month’s blog with a short story told by our kindergarten students – enjoy the creative silliness: Once there was a man, a monkey, and cookies. The man and the monkey lived in a pancake house in the town of Funnyness. There they lived happily eating cookies. One day when they were cooking a giant cookie, a magical thing happened, and the cookie came to life. The cookie said to the man,”Whoosh! I am hot!” The man was so shocked that he offered the cookie a dip in his cold pool. Meanwhile, the monkey was busy eating a banana breakfast, and when he smelled the cookie he got hungrier, but not for bananas. The cookie saw the hungry monkey and ran away to find a cookie school where there were a lot of other cookies. Now that the cookie was safe, the man and monkey decided to just go to the grocery store.
We are always so greatful for the support that our community gives. There is a lot of love being passed around here!
“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Happy 2014! This week we had a special Sankranti celebration. We had some special guests come in and show the children a special tradition of sprinkling flower petals, rice and coins onto their heads. Each child got to experience this and was able to take home a few coins. We also cooked a special rice pancake called dosa. Many thanks to to Aruna, Durga, and Eden for coming into the classroom and creating this special learning experience. We really had a lovely time celebrating this Harvest celebration from India.
We have been exploring the organs of our human bodies since returning to school this month. Since the human body is so amazing, we will continue our human body curriculum into February, learning about our skeletal system and our five senses. We will also have some special guests coming into the classroom to share information on the human body.
Also, February is observation month so please sign up for a time to come a observe a class at MSH!
We are always amazed at the consideration and kindness that we get to see in each of our beautiful people. From simple acts of kindness like helping someone hang their lunch bag or helping clean up an accidental spill to giving up their birthday gifts in exchange for sharing a new work in the classroom. Thank you so much!
Ms. Kelly and Ms. Shree