School News December 2019

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Hello Families,

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 13th, 2019 School closes at 3:00 p.m. Holiday Concert at 6:00 p.m- 8:00p.m at Novi Civic Center. Potluck to follow after concert, please see your child’s teacher to sign up!
  • December 23rd, 2019 School Closed – Holiday Break
  • January 2nd, 2019 Classes Resume
  • Changes to calendar!  The in service for February 18th has been cancelled, school will be in session. 

Attention!! If you have not signed up for Remind  please do so. Here you will receive school closing messages and additional classroom messages. Please me sure to pack appropriate outside wear for your child. It is mandated by the state that children go out side during the winter months as well. 

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

We appreciate your business and would love your feedback!!! You can fill out a comment card at the front desk and put it in the tuition box or leave us a message on our Facebook page at Novi Woods Montessori

We want to welcome all our new families that started this month!!!

We’ve accomplished so much already in the first half of the school year and are excited to begin the second half. Classrooms are normalized and our students are mastering their work cycle throughout the day.  

November’s theme was Australia. Students learned about animals, plants, and land forms within this continent.  

Practical Life

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This month we worked independently with food prep cutting up veggies for our soup.  Other food prep was cutting grapes, and table etiquette while sharing a snack with friends. We also was introduced to the dressing frame.

Grace & Courtesy

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As the weather changes we were introduced to how to properly blow our noses, cover a cough/ sneeze, hand washing, and open and close doors. During our cultural day luncheon we got to explore communicating with friends while having lunch together.

Sensorial

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In Sensorial we were introduced to the geometric cabinet.  We were also introduced to abstract paper work with color box one and two.

Language

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In Language we discussed animals in Australia. Students also worked on individualized curriculum.

Math

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New material is introduced on a individualized basis as old material is mastered.

Geography

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As this month’s theme was Australia, we discussed animals, food, and land and water forms.  Check out this video on land and water forms

Science

 

In Science we experimented with objects that sink and float. We had an awesome time hypothesizing which objects would sink and which would float. We also discussed parts of a turtle.

Cultural Studies 

We all came together and made “stone soup”  for our cultural day luncheon. You can listen to the story by pressing the link.

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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 is an island?
  • What is a lake?
  • What are some objects that sink? float?
  • What are some animals found in Australia?
  • What are parts of a turtle?

Check out pictures from this month.

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School News November 2019



Hello Families,

UP COMING DATES

  • November 8th picture forms are due.
  • November 11th -15th parent teacher conference. (please sign up)
  • November 22nd Cultural Day Luncheon
  • November 28th &29th School Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

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

We appreciate your business and would love your feedback!!! You can fill out a comment card at the front desk and put it in the tuition box or leave us a message on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/novimontessori/

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Thank you to all the families who participated in last months activities. The children had a wonderful time at the apple orchard, sharing for Asia day, picture day, and Halloween. October brought so many exciting new materials to the classroom and our students learned about so many wonderful things this month.

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

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Our concentraion 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


In language we read books about Asia. Each child worked on their individualized curriculum.

Math

In math children are able to work on their individualized curriculum’s freely. As material is mastered new material is presented.

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, Iadaho, 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.

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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 are some countries in Asia?
  • Can you show me how to put on your coat?
  • Can you show me how to hang your coat up?
  • Tell me about the life cycle of a pumpkin.
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  • What are the parts of a insect?
  • What is an arachnid?
  • What are some foods in Asia?
  • What is Diwali?

Check out pictures from this month

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School News September 27, 2019

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Hello Families,

Upcoming Dates

We have Picture Day 10-08-19 it is a free dress day.

Vision Screening is 10/11/19

Field trip for Cedar, Maple, and Pine rooms to Erwin’s Apple Orchard 10-18-19, one parent must attend!


Thank you all for attending parent orientation night! September brought many exciting materials that was introduced to our students. Spanish, Japenese, tumble tots and dance has also started.  The theme for September was land, air, and water. Each classroom introduced descriptive materials that distinguished the three.

Pratical 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 contributes 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

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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.

Language

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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.

Math

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

Geography

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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. 

Science

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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

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During culutal studies we did music and movements with learning each other names. We also discussed transporation of land, air and water.

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, 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? 

Classroom Pictures from September

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School News- August 16, 2019

Hello Families!

Please note that we are closed Monday August 26- Monday September 2 and will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for the start of the 2019 school year!

It is hard to believe that next week is the last week of summer camp! During the last few weeks the children in the Maple Room have enjoyed playing in the sprinklers, riding their bikes and exploring many different types of mediums in the afternoons. They enjoyed the visit from the Novi Library.

The toddlers enjoyed exploring the outdoors, enjoying fresh fruit and vegetables for food prep and participating in the Novi Library story time visit. The children also enjoyed water play and drawing and painting at the easel. The older toddlers continue to adjust to their new classroom and the big playground.

The Pine Room children were very creative with the items they made for the Kids Kreation store! They had many “shoppers” and made a nice profit! They have used their money to enjoy pizza and next week they will enjoy an ice cream social. There were several fun trips to the park by the lake and lots of playing tag on the playground. The children continue to enjoy playing chess and the teachers have kept them motivated to work on their math and reading skills.

All of the children enjoyed the “special ” in house field trips that visited including a puppet show talking about astronauts in space and another in house field trip with lots of science experiments including making “goop” and receiving a special pair of glasses to see rainbows!

Next Tuesday, August 27 the children will participate in a field trip titled the “Science of Music”.

Please pay all account balances before next Friday!

We will miss all of our families that are ‘graduating” from Novi Woods Montessori, please come back and see us!

Summer Camp Pictures

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School News 7/19/19

This week’s camp highlights (besides the hot temps) were the school store and the field trip to the park for our older students.

The elementary students invited the preschool students to shop at “Kids Creation”, their store which sold all of the crafts they’ve been making over the last several weeks. Check out the photos below.

Also, our elementary students had lunch at a park on Thursday. They enjoyed having bigger playground equipment and taking a nice walk.

Reminders: Please check our child’s schedule in your Parent Portal. Green means your child is registered, red or white means your child is on vacation or is not registered. Summer schedules are extremely hard to keep track of in the office due to schedule requests. We try to stay on top of it, but due to the number of emails, we need you to double check. Schedule changes should be made by logging into your parent portal and clicking on Calendar. In the bottom right corner, click +Add Vacation. This is the most direct way to let us know. Messages in emails can be missed, and they are difficult to find later.

If you are not registered for a week and need to add it, click HERE. Please note we may not be able to accommodate as we are mostly full. Let us know ASAP if you need to add any weeks that are not in your calendar. We will try our best.

Are you registered for fall? Check! Log into your parent portal and click on Child Info and look under Active Enrollments. You should see a 19-20 Registration. If not, please contact the office or go to noviwoods.com/register to register your child.

Summer Camp Pictures

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School News, July 12, 2019

Hello Families!

The highlight of this week’s “Farm” theme was the visit from Farmer Nate! He brought a cow and calf, sheep, lambs and many other animals. The children were able to pet the animals and even milk the cow! All of the children were respectful of the animals, Farmer Nate was very impressed with the Pine Room children for their attentiveness and thoughtful questions! The pictures are included in this week’s picture link below. Scroll all the way to the bottom for the more recent photos.

The Pine Room children also enjoyed engaging in pushups, yoga and meditation first thing every morning. The children have been working every other day on their language work book. This week they were also given the task of observing and comparing seeds from fresh fruits and vegetables and matching dried seeds to fresh seeds. The class continues talking about the continents and their countries, states and popular cities. The children have enjoyed learning the math pentathlon from each other and continue to work in their math books.

The Maple Room discussed farm animals and agriculture, and planted herbs to take home. The children continue to have work time in the morning and again in the afternoon. They also enjoy reading books and being read to in a small group.

We began bike week this Friday and will continue to have bike day each Friday until the end of summer camp. Please make sure to put your child’s name on their helmet and bike. This activity is for the preschoolers, the Pine Room children will go to the local park starting next Friday.

Next week’s theme is “Oceans”, the children will learn about the oceans and participate in activities related the creatures that live beneath the sea! There will be a guest presenter on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:00 to talk about ocean life cycles.

*** It is important to check your schedule in the parent portal to be sure you are registered for all the weeks you need child care. Log in to your parent portal and click on Calendar. Green means you’re scheduled, Red or nothing means you are not scheduled. We are FULL for the rest of the summer. Unless we have cancellations, we may not be able to add weeks***

Fall Registration can be found at noviwoods.com/register.

Please take a look at the pictures from this week’s farm visit using the link below.

Summer Camp Pictures

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School News 7/3/19

Hello Families!

The classrooms have been discussing the Fourth of July Independence day, the United States flag and plans for the long holiday weekend. The toddlers and preschool children created “fireworks” using red and blue paint and a “brush” that created a fireworks effect when put to paper! The toddlers also made paper red, white and blue crowns!

Please remember that we are closed 7/4 & 7/5. Our farm animal visit is set for Wednesday, July 10th. Beginning at 9:00 am the parking lot will be closed so that the farmer may set up the area for the animals.

The Preschoolers will have their first bike day on Friday, July 12th. The parking lot will be closed at 9:00am for preparation.

Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

School News- June 28, 2019

Hello Families! Welcome to the end of week two of summer camp!

Please make sure to send a water bottle and sunscreen with your child. Please make sure that everything your child brings to school is labeled.

The center will be closed on July 4th and 5th. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

In the Maple Room this weeks theme was insects. We discussed the parts of an insect, its habitate, what they eat and some of the benefits of having them in our environment and how they communicate with each other. After attending a presentation on bugs and butterflies the children made a model of an insect with play dough and pipecleaners. They also enjoyed making a butterfly.

Summer is off to a great start in the Pine Room! The children have been working on geography, North America and South America. They are completing worksheets related to what they have learned. The children have also been working on math and language workbooks and worksheets. The children are also learning the math pentathlon, it is amazing to see how the children are so interested in this. They are also learning chess which is very exciting even for us teachers as we are learning and playing as well!

The children cannot wait to open their store, they are busy making crafts to sell. This week we had a presentation on bugs and butterflies, the children asked the presentor many questions. After the presentation the children were put together in pairs and were explorers outside looking for bugs. They had lab reports to fill out and had to draw pictures of the bugs that they found. That was a great adventure that the children really enjoyed. Some of the children are asking about bike day, the older children to do ride their bikes but will walk to the park, weather permitting. Please remember to bring in a waterbottle and suncreen (both labeled with your child’s name) we go outside every day, weather permitting.

Remember that we are closed on July 4th and 5th. We hope that everyone enjoys the long fourth of July weekend!- ThePine Room staff

In the Toddler classroom the children were busy this past week. They enjoyed circle time, books, songs, music and body movements. The children love to explore, play with and learn the different activities/materials we have in the classroom. Everything is more fun with water activities which the children love to work on; water pouring, sponging, plant watering, basting and whisking. The children were excited and amused to see the different butterflies and bugs during the inhouse show on Tuesday. The children always look forward to going outdoors where they enjoy nature and the toys on the playground.

Summer Camp News 6/29/19

Week 2 of Summer Camp was Bug Bonanza! The kids had fun learning & exploring. We had a guest on Wednesday from Dynamic School Assemblies and the children got to see various insects including some beautiful butterflies!

Next week’s theme is U.S.A! Please remember we are closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5.

Important Reminders:

  • If your child has allergies, double check with the lead teacher to be sure everything is correct on our allergy report. If your child needs medication for allergies, be sure to bring it with a completed medication form.
  • If you have not signed up for Text Message Alerts via Remind, please do so.  We use this system if we need to send out a school-wide message or in case of emergency.  For instructions, click HERE
  • If you have not read the welcome letter that was sent out before camp started, it is important you do so at Summer Welcome Letter

Remember, tuition for the week is due on the first day of your child’s attendance each week. Drop a check off in the tuition box to the left of the fish tank, or you can pay online if you’ve set up your account in the parent portal of Sandbox.

Bike days, water activities and walks to the park will start in July as the weather starts to cooperate!

Elementary: Pine Class

Our summer is off to a great start. Children have been working on geography, North America and South America also doing some work sheets.
Children have been working with math /language books and worksheets.
We are also learning the math pentathlon and it’s amazing to see how many children are so interested in this. We are also learning chess this also is very exciting even for us teachers we are learning and playing as well.

The children can’t wait to open our store, so they have been working on making all different kinds of crafts. We had a presentation on Tuesday about bugs and butterflies, the children had a lot of questions for her. 


We went outside and paired the children together and they were our explorers digging and looking for bugs and they had lab reports to fill out and draw pictures of the bug they found. That was a great adventure the children loved doing this.


Some are asking about bike day, the older children will not be doing bikes they will go to the park, weather permitting. Please remember to bring water bottles and sunscreen weather permitting we go outside. 


Just a reminder we are closed Wednesday and Thursday July 4th & 5th.
Hope everyone enjoys the 4th of July weekend.
Pine room staff

Preschool: Maple Class

We discussed about the parts of an insect, it’s habitat, what they eat, some of the benefits of insects and how they communicate with each other. 


We made a model insect with play dough and pipe cleaners. The children enjoyed make butterflies for project.

Check out Summer Camp pictures below.  Pictures are updated often.  Use the passcode 4555 to access them:

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Summer Camp News 6/21/19

Summer Camp is off to a great start! The children learned about Trash to Treasure (using the 3 R’s: Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose). All of the preschool & older children participated in Wild Child’s program on Wednesday. See the photos below to check it out!

Next week is Bug Bonanza! We will have an in-house show on June 25 at 10:00am for all classes!

Important Reminders:

  • If your child has allergies, double check with the lead teacher to be sure everything is correct on our allergy report. If your child needs medication for allergies, be sure to bring it with a completed medication form.
  • If you have not signed up for Text Message Alerts via Remind, please do so.  We use this system if we need to send out a school-wide message or in case of emergency.  For instructions, click HERE
  • If you have not read the welcome letter that was sent out before camp started, it is important you do so at Summer Welcome Letter
  • For those signed up for Dance Class, there is no class next week

Remember, tuition for the week is due on the first day of your child’s attendance each week. Drop a check off in the tuition box to the left of the fish tank, or you can pay online if you’ve set up your account in the parent portal of Sandbox.

Bike days, water activities and walks to the park will start in July as the weather starts to cooperate!

Remember we are closed 7/4/19 and 7/5/19 for the Independence Day holiday!

Elementary: Pine Class

Older students held a can drive. You can still bring more in if you have them! They are learning that it’s important to recycle returnables and will use the proceeds towards purchasing art supplies OR having a pizza party at the end of summer!

They were also busy in the classroom starting their physical fitness routine, practicing yoga & learning to meditate (we are using an app called Headspace!)

In addition to their language & math workbooks, they are learning the basics of chess. This week we started with the Pawn Parade game where pawns are the only pieces used. Some students started learning our first Math Pentathlon game.

Finally, these students love arts & crafts! Lots of friendship bracelets, painting & more was enjoyed. Lots more to come there!

  1. Be sure to sign a field trip permission slip for walks to the park
  2. If your child reads, please bring an independent book labeled with their first and last name for them.

Preschool: Maple Class

The preschoolers were also busy learning about the 3R’s. Ms. Maya commented on how much they understood. They enjoyed the presentation from Wild Child and had a lot of good questions & comments for her!

The Maple Class is working all summer with the Montessori materials to keep their learning going. They are enjoying this and are so busy. They also get to use the Cedar Class for arts & crafts and it is fully stocked!

Toddler: Tulip Class

The Toddlers had a few new faces this week. Everyone is adjusting well. Our older Toddlers will be transitioning to preschool when able or will be moving to the Daffodil room (formerly the Infant room) with Ms. Ramya. We will notify you when we are getting ready for that transition.

Check out Summer Camp pictures below.  Pictures are updated often.  Use the passcode 4555 to access them:

Summer Camp Pictures

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