Harvest Party October 16th, 2020 (Students may dress in fall colors)
Picture Day October 21st, 2020 Students may dress up!
Parent Teacher Conference (Zoom conferences) October 27th, 2020 Please sign up at front door.
Halloween Party October 30th,2020 Students may wear their costume, and also bring candy to share.
September has brought many exciting new things to our classroom. Students are learning about their new friends, tumble tots has started and lots of new things are being introduced daily in the classroom. The theme for September was Land, Air, and Water. Each classroom introduced descriptive material that distinguished the three.
In pratical life students were introduced to dry transfer work, dry and wet pouring, stringing materials, and tonging. All these materials contributes to the order, concentration, coordination and independence in our students work cycle.
Grace and Courtesy
In grace and courtesy students were introduced to our daily ground rules within the classroom, introducing yourself to teachers and peers, using the restroom, drinking fountain, rolling a rug, and carrying a tray to designated area. In each classroom there is a food prep table. Students are able to enjoy making a snack with a classmate and showing grace and courtesy with table manners.
Teachers introduced sensorial materials such as the knobbed cylinders, knobless cylinders, pink tower, brown stairs, and red rods. These materials assist in discrimination and order, i.e shortest to longest, thickess to thiness.
In language students were introduced to the solor system, distinguishing things that are the same and different, books discussing starting school and their individual based curriculum.
Students are able to work with premath material freely. Introduction to more material is based on the students individualized curriculum.
In geography we dicussed land air and water with concrete objects such as land (dirt) air (empty jar of air, wind on playground), and water (jar of water). Students has to categorized object into the three areas.
Students explored living and non living things in the science area. We also discussed farm and domestic animals, plants, leaves, and more about the solar system.
During cultural studies, we did music and movements with learning each other’s names. We also discussed transportation of land, air and water. Students learned about Maria Montessori on our Peace Day.
Please feel free to click the links throughout the news letter to learn more about the material that was introduced and how it is used in the classroom.
HOW can you help at home? Remember to allow your child time to decompress after school. Wait until dinner, bathtime, or bed time to ask these questions…..
What three things makes up our earth?
What are the main parts of a plant?
What is the difference between largest and smallest?
What are some ways to read a map?
Can you name some plants?
What are some ways to travel by land? air? water?
What was your favorite math work?
Did you learn any new sounds/ words?