What a great few weeks we’ve enjoyed together! Lots of orientation in the beginning of the year to the space, new routines, materials and schedules. We are gearing up for very industrious work cycles!
You will probably see some cursive and math enthusiasts appearing before your eyes. Again, the microscope and microscope license are a big hit! Land forms and pin maps are being tackled with a fierce energy as well!
The students did a great job presenting their memorized poems! It was so touching and Ms Carola and I were so proud of the students for overcoming discomfort or hardships regarding the assignment.
Some things to remember in the upcoming days:
Parent Info Night is September 8th! Starting at 5:30, the Parent Ed Night - Montessori 101. Please join us in the gym if you would love to hear more about Montessori theory and understanding. The Montessori 101 is optional - However, Please be prompt to the gym at 6;15 for the beginning of the Parent Info Night if you wish to pass on the 101. Ms Anne will give a short announcement in the gym at 6:15 and then its off to the classroom at 6:30. Session 1 will last from 6:30 - 7:15. There will also be a Session 2 beginning at 7:15 for those who have children in multiple classrooms. Unfortunately, childcare is not provided for this event.
Also, I am going to send a Sign Up Genius soon for cooking a side dish once a week in the classroom. We have a steamer which can do cinnamon porridge, rice and vegetables, potatoes etc. We would LOVE a bread machine if anyone has one! Then we could do bread once a week as well! Contact me if you happen to have one but don't use it often! We are making home made apple juice with Carola in the middle of September as well!
If we have any parents who would love to help guide our students with their stitching book on a regular basis - that would be helpful. This is quite an undertaking with each child creating a fabric book with over 20 different types of stitches into as a reference guide.
Lastly, we are working on a class pet. We have looked into an older, friendly tarantula which can crawl around on your hand and the mat, but that fell through. Now we are onto a possible hedgehog...however the going rate for hedgehogs is quite high! So we’ll see where we land!
** If anyone is interested in becoming a room parent, WE would greatly appreciate your support. Also, I will have a sign up sheet at Parent Info Night for any parents who would like to support and contribute talents to the classroom. For example, perhaps an electrician would like to put a lamp together with a group. Maybe a vet could give us a presentation on some of the oddest situations they’ve been in...perhaps a financial guru could come share some lucrative money approaches and alter them for the 9-12 set! Do we have any woodworkers in the house? Please reach out if you have any ideas.
I’ll be repeating much of this info at Parent Info Night on Sept 8. ????
As always, it is a pleasure learning from and seeing the joy on your child’s face each day. Ms Carola and I are truly blessed.
In Service of the Child,
Ms Ekaterina and Ms Carola