January News Letter

Upcoming Dates

January 17th : School Closed (Teacher In Service Day)

Attention!! For Inclement Weather Please Sign Up For Remind!!!

COVID UPDATES

We thank you for all your support in changes in our procedure returning from vacation. With all efforts in place unfortunately notices went out in regards in two classroom closure for this week (1/10-1/17). To ensure the continuous health and safety of our students and staff we ask that if your students develops a temperature or symptoms please keep them home and schedule a PCR Covid test. Students are required to have mask present with them when entering the building. We currently have mask for sale for $1.00.

Although Pine and Cedar classroom is closed students who were not present the week of January 3rd are welcome to return to school and will be placed in Maple classroom until other classrooms reopen. We will have additional staff available in Maple classroom.

This month we will revisit our curriculum from December, refreshing students memory and getting back to our schedule of daily work.

December News Letter

Upcoming Dates:

December 16th, 2021: Holiday Concert is at the Novi Civic Center (45175 W 10 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375) from 6:00p.m. -8:00 p.m. Potluck to follow. Please sign up for a dish. Please check your parent newsfeed for preferred outfits for your student’s concert wear. Boys are wearing red button up shirts and black pants. Preschool/Kindergarten girls were sent specific dresses in your news feed. If you have questions, please contact the office this week.

December 17th, 2021: Gift Exchange. Students will exchange $10.00 gift with a friend. You will be provided with the students name. Gifts are due on the December 15th, 2021.

December 22nd -Jan 2nd December 22nd early dismissal. School Closed for Christmas Break

January 3rd- Classes Resume

If you are planning a vacation please notify the office of your LAST day of class. We want to ensure we have a correct count for upcoming events.

Attention!! For Inclement Weather Please Sign Up For Remind!!!

ATTENTION! With the weather changing please bring appropriate outside clothing, (coat, hat, gloves and closed toe shoes). It will beneficial to leave a pair of gloves and hat at the school.

School Policies / School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

Slow Down!!! Please slow down when pulling in and out of the parking lot . When you are walking in the parking lot please hold your child’s hand until you reach your car door.

In the month of December our theme is holidays around the world. The following material will be introduced this month.

Practical Life

Sewing/ Weaving

Scrubbing Table

Mitten & Glove Matching

Pouring

Others

Grace & Courtesy

How to watch a friend work.

Chewing quietly when sitting with friends.

Sensorial

Color Box 3… You can look at this link here to see how this material is used.

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Fabric Matching

Language

Book about world holidays.

Students will continue with their individualize work in language.

Math

Introduction to cards and counters

Students will continue to work on their individualize math work.

Geography

Land forms : What is an Isthmus and Strait. What is the difference in an Isthmus and a Strait?

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A strait is a narrow passage connecting two seas or two other large area of water.

Science

Vertebrate/ Invertebrate

Volcanoes

Art

Introduction to secondary colors

Finger painting

Cultural Studies

Christmas

Kwanza

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Remember to allow your child time to decompress after school. Wait until dinner, bath time, or bed time to ask these questions…..

November’s Questions

What is the opposite of up? Down? Right?

What is a reptile? Name a reptile?

Can you name the parts of a turtle?

Can you show me an object that is rough? Can you show me an object that is smooth?

November School News

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Upcoming Dates

Picture Orders Due: November 2nd, 2021

Parent Teacher Conference : November 16th and 17th 2021

Thanksgiving Feast : November 24th, 2021 (no lunch needed)

October brought us many fun activities. Our students enjoyed the harvest party, picture day and Halloween. Read below about the academic material that was introduced this month.

ATTENTION! With the weather changing please bring appropriate outside clothing, (coat, hat, gloves and closed toe shoes).

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Practical Life

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In practical life this month, students were introduced to twisting, folding, sorting/ matching and flower arranging. Practical Life activities are all naturally interesting to our students because they reflect real life task.

Grace and Courtesy

With the weather changing, this month in grace and courtesy we were introduced to independently putting on our coat and hanging up a coat. Other things like greeting someone who walks into the room and how to respectfully interrupt a conversation were also introduced. The students had a great time role playing and practicing with each other.

Sensorial

Our concentration is growing and the students were introduced to materials such as color box one and two, and geometric solids. Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/novimontessori/ to watch videos of our students exploring with sensorial work.

Language

Students are working on their individualize curriculum in language. We also read books about Asia this month.

Math

Students work on their individualized curriculum freely. As material is mastered new material is introduced.

Geography

In Geography students were introduced to all the aspects of Asia, (foods, clothing, music, and arts.) We discussed location on the globe and mastering the countries on the map. Other things that were were introduced were directions, and the states of Michigan, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana.

Science

Science was exciting with learning the life cycle of a pumpkin! In addition for the month we discussed insects, parts of an insects, and arachnids.

October Newsletters

Upcoming Dates

October 12th, 2021 : Picture Day. Students do not have to wear uniforms.

October 15th, 2021: Harvest Party. Please wear fall colors (orange,brown, red, yellow)

October 29th, 2021: Halloween Party. Students may wear costumes.

School Policies / School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

Parking lot Safety!!!!

Slow Down!!! Please slow down when pulling in and out of the parking lot . When you are walking in the parking lot please hold your child’s hand until you reach your car door. Do not allow your student to run across the parking lot!

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We are excited to be back into school. We want to make sure our students are focused and ready for learning. Please make sure that students are at school no later than 8:30 am for morning instruction.

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Classrooms will begin our snack sharing again. Each week teachers will send a snack list home with one student of what is needed for the week, you may contact your student’s teacher through sandbox for questions.

September has brought many exciting new things to our classroom. Students are learning about their new friends, tumble tots and dance 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.

PRACTICAL LIFE

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In pratical life, students were introduced to dry transfer work, dry and wet pouring, stringing materials, and tonging. All these materials contribute to the order, concentration, coordination and independence in our students work cycle.

Grace and Courtesy

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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.

Sensorial

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, thickness to thinness.

Language

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In language, students were introduced to the solar system, distinguishing things that are the same and different, books discussing starting school, and their individual based curriculum.

Math

Students are able to work with premath material freely. Introduction to more material is based on the students individualized curriculum.

In geography we discussed 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.

Cultural Studies

During cultural studies we did music and movements with learning each other’s names. We also discussed transportation on 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.

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HOW can you help at home? Remember to allow your child time to decompress after school. Wait until dinner, bath time, 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? 

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? 

September News Letter

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Welcome To Novi Woods Montessori. We are excited the school year is starting. Our news letter is sent out monthly for up to date information on what’s going on at Novi Woods Montessori, and important dates to save.

Upcoming Dates

First Day of School: September 7th, 2021

Orientation Night: Maple Room September 14th, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.

Pine Room & Tulip Room September 15th, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.

Please check our welcome letter here for all supplies, uniforms, and other items needed for school.

School Policies / School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

Drop off and pick up will be done at the front door. A teacher will be there for drop off to take temperatures and assist students walking down to class. Students MUST be in the classroom and on morning circle by 8:45 a.m. Your student is considered absent after 8:50 a.m.

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Your first tuition payment is due the first day of school. You can pay by sandbox, check, cash, or money order. If you need assistance with setting up sandbox please let us know.

Lunch

Lunch will start to be offered September 13th, 2021. The first week of school students will need to pack lunch with utensils. Novi Woods Montessori will still provide morning snack. If you have any questions please let me know.

We want to take this time to wish one of our teachers, Mrs. Maya well wishes on her new journey in life. Mrs. Maya has been with Novi Woods Montessori for over 15 years and has decided to endeavor a new path with her family this year. You will truly be missed and we wish you nothing but positivity!!!

POEDUBICKY, STEFANI / Meet the Teacher

Welcome parents to our 21/22 school year. I’m Ms. Janell, the director here at Novi Woods Montessori. I’ve been in childcare for over 15 years. I started as a kindergarten teacher in 2006. I’m also a Qualified Behavioral Health Professional specializing in children with autism and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I have one son who is 9 years of age. In my free time I love to travel. I hope this school year brings us lots of educational fun and new experiences for our students!

Hello, I am Mrs. Dee the assistant director here at Novi Woods. I have been here since 2005 and enjoy working with all the lovely families I have come across. In my free time I love to go camping, and working in my garden. You will often see me greeting you at the door in the mornings. Welcome to Novi Woods!

MAPLE ROOM TEACHERS

Hello, I am Miss Tamisha. I am the new lead teacher in the Maple room and I have been a teacher for over 7 years. I received my Montessori teaching certification at NAMC. I’m the mother of 4 and grandmother of 2. I love working with children. My passion has always been to help others. The Montessori philosophy is wonderful, and I am excited to share my knowledge and skills with Novi Woods Montessori. My hobbies are creating different kinds of crafts, painting, and design.

Hello parents, my name is Girija (gee-ree-jaa). I am an assistant teacher in the Maple room. I have been here since 2006. I enjoy working with children. I have a daughter who is a senior at University of Michigan. I am looking forward to welcoming the children back to school, especially after this tough times that all families are going through. Hope to have wonderful year with your children.

Hello parents. My name is Asha Thalla. I have been an assistant teacher for 20 years. I enjoy working with children. I have two sons who are in medical school. I am eagerly waiting to welcome everyone here. We will have an awesome year.

TULIP ROOM TEACHERS

Hello, my name is Ms. Evelyn. I have been the lead teacher in the toddler classroom for over 20 years here at Novi Woods Montessori. Before I became a teacher here, I was a midwife in the Philippines. I earned my Montessori certification at a Montessori school in New York. Since then I value the importance of early childhood education. I am looking forward to the fun we will have this year.

Hello, I am Ms. Tana, an assistant teacher here at Novi Woods Montessori. You would usually see me in the afternoon for the after care hours and during pick up. I am excited to meet all our new students!

Hello, I am Ms. Kia. I am an assistant teacher here at Novi Woods Montessori. I enjoy afternoon enrichment with line movements, songs, arts, crafts and story time. We are excited about this school year!

Hello, I am Ms. Rakshanda and I am an assistant teacher in the toddler classroom. I have been in the toddler classroom for about five years now. I look forward to meeting all of our new students.

Pine Room Teachers

Hello, my name is Ms. Sue. I am a lead teacher in the Pine room. I want to welcome everyone to a new school year. I cannot wait until the 1st day of school so I can meet everyone. It is going to be an amazing year filled with lots of fun. I have been teaching at Novi Woods Montessori for over 30 years.

Hello, My name is Ms. Jenna. I am a student at UofM- Dearborn studying Elementary Education. I am a huge math nerd and hope to teach middle school math in the future. I love running, watching movies, and going up north. I am happiest when I can be creative and artistic. I enjoyed assisting during the summer and look forward to the school year!

Hello, my name is Ms. Ana. This is my second year at Novi Woods Montessori. I am from Mexico and have two children. I am an assistant teacher and I teach Spanish with exciting songs, arts, crafts and writing. I am excited to meet the new students!

Hello, I am excited to start this school year as co-teacher in the Pine Classroom. I have been teaching for over four years and enjoy the Montessori curriculum and the great foundation it gives our students. Let’s have a great school year!!!!

Hello Novi Woods Families. My name is Amber and I am a senior at Madonna University completing a double major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Making an impact on young students and their learning is a huge ambition of mine. Lets have an awesome school year!!!

May News Letter

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UPCOMING DATES

Decades Day : May 14th ( Dress up as an popular era in time, show is your best 60’s, 70’s, 80, and even 90’s wardrobe)

Pine Room Kindergarten Graduation : May 27th 12:30 (Parents can participate in person or by zoom)

Exotic Birds Field Trip : May 21st at 10:00am

Parent Teacher Conference/ Final Report Cards : May 28th (zoom)

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As mandates change frequently we try to keep our family and staff updated. As of May 3rd, 2021 students 2 years of age and up are required to have a mask present with them while attending school.

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Summer is quickly approaching, if you have not done so, please turn in your students selected weeks of attendance.

April’s theme was North America and Exotic Birds. Although we postponed our in house field trip, students still master the North America map and learned about exotic birds.

April News Letter

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Upcoming Dates

April 14th: Spring pictures. Students may dress up for pictures.

April 30th: History Day: Students may dress up as an important person in history. Parents please provide three sentences describing who they are and why they are important in history.

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We want to welcome all our new families!!!

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We want to make sure our students are focused and ready for learning. Please make sure that students are at school no later than 8:30 am for morning instruction. If your student is dropped off after 8:45 am you must call the office.

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Open Registration Period for the 21/22 summer camp and academic school year is open for existing student only until Feb 28, 2021! After this date, we will open registration to new students. Space is filled on a first-come-first-serve basis so please register before this date to ensure your spot.

March was full of new excited material. Below are pictures of our month. Students learned about volcanoes and dinosaurs in science along with the continent of Europe. Introductions to new material in language and math were also presented.

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Spanish has started and students are so excited to have weekly Spanish lessons with Mrs. Ana!!!!

Please check out our Facebook page for pictures from the month of February at Novi Woods Montessori.

March News Letter

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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday March 17th, 2021 : St. Patrick’s Day ( Students can wear green.)

Friday March 19th, 2021: Crazy Hair Day ( Students can show us their craziest hair!!)

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We want to welcome all of new families who have joined Novi Woods Montessori!!!!

We also want to welcome two new staff members!!! We welcome Mrs. Ana, our morning assistant/ spanish teacher and Mrs. Theresa our after assistant teacher!!!

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Mrs. Ana

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We want to make sure our students are focused and ready for learning. Please make sure that students are at school no later than 8:30 am for morning instruction. If your student is dropped off after 8:45 am you must call the office.

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Open Registration Period for the 21/22 summer camp and academic school year is open for existing student only until Feb 28, 2021! After this date, we will open registration to new students. Space is filled on a first-come-first-serve basis so please register before this date to ensure your spot.

February was full of excited new material that was introduced to our students. The theme for February was Africa .

Sensorial

Students continued to explore extensions with material in sensorial.

Practical Life

In February our students were introduced to being community helpers. This consist of taking care of the environment that we work in. They enjoyed watering the plants, and making our classrooms neat and tidy after a long day of work. Students were also introduced to new and exciting food prep material in practical life.

Math

Lets look at some wonderful moments of our students concentrated on some math work they are learning to master…

Language

Our students are doing excellent in excelling in language..

Art, Cultural Studies/ Themes

February News Letter

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Upcoming Dates

February 12th, 2021: Valentine’s Celebration : *Students will celebrate Valentine’s during the day. We would like your help by being creative and writing a card to your child about how special they are to you. Each card will be read aloud during circle time to the students. Students may also bring a treat to share with the class. (cards, pencils, individually wrapped treats)

February 19th, 2021 : Pajama day!

February 26th, 2021: Virtual Curriculum Day ( Join us on zoom and watch students complete work they have mastered in the classroom)

Attention!! For Inclement Weather Please Sign Up For Remind!!!

ATTENTION! With the weather changing please bring appropriate outside clothing, (coat, hat, gloves and closed toe shoes). It will beneficial to leave a pair of gloves and hat at the school.

WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEW FAMILIES!!!!!!

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We want to make sure our students are focused and ready for learning. Please make sure that students are at school no later than 8:30 am for morning instruction.

Due to covid-19, drop off and pick up will resume at the front door. In order for a smooth transition please be prompt for pick times 11:30 am / 3:30pm , students will be in corridor. Extended fees begin five minutes after end time.

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If you wish to have a copy of your student’s progress progress report please contact the office.

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Open Registration Period for the 21/22 summer camp and academic school year is open for existing student only until Feb 28, 2021! After this date, we will open registration to new students. Space is filled on a first-come-first-serve basis so please register before this date to ensure your spot.

Our students were excited to be back back in the swing of school for January. January’s theme was Antarctica.

Sensorial: Students have learned the basics, now we are learning about extensions. Sensorial builds our students order, concentration, coordination and independence.

Landforms for January : Peninsula & Gulf

Science

Math: It is awesome to see all our wonderful students grasping new concepts in math.