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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

Primary III Blogpost

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!

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April 1, 2014 3:36 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off

Primary III Blogpost

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!

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“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

March 10, 2014 5:03 pm  |   Category:   |   Comments Off