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Our class has enjoyed learning about the skeletal system and human body during the month of February.  I hope the children shared with you what they learned!  A big thank you to Jake’s mom, Anu, for an amazing presentation on the heart.  The children had a blast checking their pulse, oxygen, and dressing up like a surgeon.  Also, thank you to Greta, Elijah’s mom, for teaching us the components of blood. 

We enjoyed learning about American Presidents.

The children all eagerly participated in our Valentine exchange and celebration!  

This year, our class will be representing the continent of Africa for the multi-cultural festival, so March will be a fun-filled journey to Africa.  We will be using maps, flags, tasting different types of foods, learning about amazing places and taking a look inside life on the other side of the planet.  Again this year, our class will create a video about Africa to be presented at the Multi-Culti Festival in April.  March will also take us “out of this world” as we study our solar system.  

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we invite the children to wear pajamas to school and bring their favorite book on Wednesday, March 4.   We will spend the day reading and make a special snack.  

This week as we celebrate Montessori education week, we are planting seeds to begin our garden indoors.  We are looking forward to transplanting our seeds in our garden in April.  Please sign up on our bulletin board if you would like to donate a bag of soil for our garden.  

“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.” – Maria Montessori

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February 27, 2015 3:02 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off

Primary III — Ms. Shree, Ms. Valerie, & Ms. Verena

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.

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January 30, 2015 7:55 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off

Primary III — Ms. Shree, Ms. Kelly, & Ms. Verena

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.

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December 3, 2014 3:12 pm  |   Category: ,   |   Comments Off

Primary III May blogpost

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.

Many Blessings,

Ms. Kelly, Ms. Shree & Ms. Verena

May 21, 2014 3:47 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off

Primary III April Blogpost

We have been so busy this semester that it has literally flown by. The Multi-Cultural Festival was a lot fun, and the children worked very hard creating a beautiful classroom. If you are interested in owning a copy of our class video, there is a sign up sheet outside the classroom. We received our butterfly life cycle kit, and the children have been observing the different life cycles. I think they are most intrigued with the actual metamorphosis.  Also this month, we journied into the continent of Europe and our solar system.

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.

It is hard to believe that our school year is coming to an end. As I sit here reflecting on our children and our school, my heart flutters with happiness. These children have grown and matured into some of the most amazing people I know. It has been an amzing experience to observe their growth and development. This is when my heart and mind begin to gleam with pride, watching these children carry themselves with such purpose. They have independently constructed their own character, and with that character they are driven to be purposeful, free thinking, empathic explorers of our world. With that said, we thank you all for these beautiful people you have bestowed upon us!

Much Love and Many Blessings,

Ms. Kelly and Ms. Shree
“To know, to love and to serve is the trinomial of all religions, but the child is the true maker of our spirituality.” Maria Montessori
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April 25, 2014 2:40 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off