September Newsletter 103

September Newsletter 103

September News

from Room 103

We are enjoying getting to know each of our new friends in Room 103.   The children are practicing many new Practical Life skills such as setting the table, sweeping the floors, wiping the table and pouring their own milk. We have been enjoying reading books about colors this week.   During the month of September, we will have a Special Color each week.  We invite each child to bring in something to show the class that represents the Color of the Week.  We will send a bag home on Friday for the Color Show and Tell.  Bring the Show and Tell on Monday.

Color of the Week Schedule

          Sept. 5 - Blue

          Sept. 11 - Red

          Sept. 18 - Yellow

          Sept. 25 - Green

Reminder: blankets will come home on Fridays to be washed.   Folders come home each day.  Please check for mail and return the folder to school the next day.  Thanks!

     Upcoming Events:

9/4 No School - Labor Day

9/15 MLK Open House

9/29 Field Trip to Apple Orchard

10/31 Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

Welcome to Room 104!

We would like to welcome back all of our returning children and families and extend a warm welcome to all of our new children and families. September is always a time of excitement, yet with that comes anxiety and nervousness for many children. We will do our best to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible and to ensure that each child feels loved, respected and safe. A Montessori learning environment is like no other … our main objective at Martin Luther King Montessori School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Respect and courtesy in our Montessori school is the foundation for everything we do and each child will soon learn the following important skills:

*how to put their work away where they found it

*how to tidy up after themselves

*the importance of helping a friend in need.

*how to tuck in their chair when they leave the table

*how to walk in the classroom

*how to be self-directed and find their own ‘work’ and most importantly,

*how to be independent!

Each child will feel empowered at MLK and learn how great it feels to do things on their own! Each Montessori teacher is here to nurture, support and guide them each and every day and are committed to making your child’s Montessori preschool experience productive, stimulating and fun! We are honored that you have chosen our school and we are confident that this will be a wonderful year for everyone involved!

We are looking forward to getting to know each child and working with each family to make this year a successful one! If at any time you have questions or concerns, please feel free to make an appointment with us after school so that we can discuss things in detail.

REMINDERS:

  • Please remember to bring in an extra set of clothes in case of an accident.  They will need shorts, shirt, socks and underwear.  We will sent home the summer clothes when the weather gets cooler and ask for winter clothes. 
  • Blankets will be sent home on Fridays to have them washed.  If your child has a pillow it might be a good idea to bring in a pillow case for it.
  • We go outside even if it is wet out.  If you want your child to wear a different pair of shoes outside you may send in a pair.  MLK has a wonderful blacktop that we use on those wet days as we enjoy having races and playing other games.
  • Please check folders each night.  Thanks!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • 9/4 Labor Day – No School
  • 9/15 Back to School Night
  • 9/25 Food Drive Begins
  • 10/4 Goodies for Grandparents
  • 10/5 Picture Day
  • Field Trip to Apple Orchard TBA
  • Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

More information will be sent home so be sure to check your child’s folders each night.

Introduction to Room 105!

Hello and welcome from the teachers in 105. Our names are Miss Robin and Ms. Quay and we look forward to working with your child this year. In our class we encourage the children to be independent. Most of the lessons in the classroom can be practiced at home too. Some of these lessons are: putting on shoes and clothes, pouring, using a spoon, cleaning up a mess at meal times, putting his/her own work (toys) away, zipping, buttoning, snapping clothes, tying shoes and folding clothes.  The teachers will be sending a newsletter home every month to let you know more about our classroom activities and reminders. We are excited to see your child grow in knowledge and experience this year!

Folders

     Today your child brought their blue folders home for the first time. Please make sure it comes back to school with them every day. We told your child that he/she is the mailperson. Their responsibility is to deliver the folder with the mail to you and then deliver it back to school. If you have a note or paper for us please put them in the folder. When we have information or permission slips for you we will put them in the folder. If the paper is a newsletters or information please take them out of the folder so we know you saw them. If the information is a permission slip or something that needs to be filled out, please sign them and put them right back in the folder.

Blankets

     Your child needs a small blanket and may have a small pillow for nap time. The blankets will be sent home every Friday to be washed and needs to return to school by Monday.

Extra clothes

       Please make sure your child has an extra set of clothes to keep at school. We need them in case of bathroom accidents, spills or any other reason we might need to change clothes.

Family Pictures

     Please send two or three family pictures to school so we can laminate them and place them on our picture door. This helps make the classroom feel more like the children’s community and helps us get to know each other better.

 

Thanks.

Miss Robin and

Ms. Quay    

Room 104

Hello Room 104 Families,

This week we began learning our sight words.  We have learned I, A and The.  We also talked about how words are put together to make sentences and sentences are put together to make stories.  The children are very excited to get their new writing journals next week and begin working on writing their own stories.  We have also been learning the difference between light objects and heavy objects.  Next Friday (March 17th) we will be having a St. Patrick’s Day party. Your children may wear their favorite green outfit if they wish.  Treats will not be necessary.

Thank You,

Miss Kim & Miss Kari

What you need to Know for Room 105

“This then is the first duty of an educator to stir up life.  But leave it free to develop.” 

                                                                                                                        Maria Montessori

 

Another week is finished, and graduation is coming closer.  We had a busy week.  We learned about the letter “Aa”.  There was much to learn about the letter “A” the short and long sound, the shape of the “A”.  We also listened for the sound of the letter “A” in words that started with that letter and words that had “a” in the middle like cat, hat etc..

Next week we will put some letters together with the letter “a” and see what words we can come up with.  This will be the beginning of our sight words.  I will start to send home index cards with the letters that we have learned and are working on.  I would suggest you lay them out on the kitchen table and review them on a daily basis.  This will help them become wonderful lifetime learners.  We will also talk about the letter “Hh.”

 On Friday, we will have a St. Patrick’s Day Party.  Please bring in a green treat if you would like and also, wear something green.  

 We have several birthdays this week:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUSTIN

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELVIN

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BREANNA

Hope you all have a great Birthday and a special day!!!!

Until next week………..Ms. Stacey

Room 105 News

This week we focused on shoe tying and matching objects with their beginning letter sounds. We also learned a few new sight words.

     Our letter of the week was Nn. During discussions the children came up with many words that start with Nn. Some of these included nice, nail polish, news, net, numbers and many others.  Next week we will study the letter Uu.

       We started studying Europe on Wednesday. We learned that it has a variety of climates, mountains, valleys, coasts, peninsulas, seas and many other fun facts.  Next week we will focus on Ireland.

Sight words we have practiced

a, I, the, to, at, and, go, my, you, up, can, run, love, mom, dad, see, happy, birthday, clap, fast, slow, stop, jump, hop

You can practice these at home too.  Make flash cards and play a memory game, or post them on the refrigerator, or somewhere your child can see them regularly. 

                                                                       Have a great week!

                                                                       Miss Robin and

                                                                       Mrs. Tonia