News For November in 105!

Great October Fun

     Thank you to the parents who joined us on the pumpkin patch field trip and to  Jceon Phillpot’s mom for decorating a trunk and passing out candy for trunk or treat! The children had a great time. J

     Our class ended October with a fun fall party. We carved our pumpkin, played a spider ring toss game and other games. This was a fun break for all the children after working so hard for conference time. Thank you to all the parents who came to the conferences. It was nice to talk with you about your child’s progress.

November News

     We will have a lot of discussions this month on what we are thankful for and the people in our families. If you have not sent family pictures in this would be a great time to do so. We will also be discussing our city and state this week and our country next week. Then we will be ready to discuss the 7 continents. We usually learn about one continent per month,

     Be watching the green folders for a note home about the Family Feast the school is having on Tuesday November 21st.

     Don’t forget to bring in can goods before our Community Harvest food bank Trip on November 15th!

    Activities to reinforce

*Folding Laundry

* Naming colors

*Naming shapes

*The letter sounds t, m, b, h and a

*Name tracing / writing

If your child is just beginning you can write their name with a yellow marker and they can trace it with another color marker.

sight words:

  I          a           the       and       you

Dates to Remember

November 8th- Vision screening

November 15th @10:30- Community Harvest Food Bank                                          

November 21st - Family Feast 11:00-1:00

 Look for a note this week for Information on our Feast                                       

November 23rd, 24th – Thanksgiving Break  No School

December 1st – Christmas Bureau family items due                       

December 7th- Dwenger Field Trip   No Parents are needed this Field Trip

November News

We are looking forward to meeting with each of you at Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 3.  If you have signed up, your conference time is attached to this newsletter.  If not, please return the sign-up form or call the school to reserve your conference time.

 Learning Letter Sounds is an important step toward Reading.  We practice our letter sounds each morning at school.  Beginning in November, we are going to celebrate a Letter of the Week.  You can help by assisting your child in finding something from home with the beginning sound of our Letter of the Week to bring for Show and Tell.  

Show and Tell Week Schedule - Bring items Monday

November 6 - Letter A

November 13 -  Letter B

November 20 - Letter C

November 27 - Letter D

Dates to Remember:

10/30 Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m.

10/31 Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

11/3 Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/23-11/24 Thanksgiving Break - No School

 **We are collecting pennies and other coins to save in our classroom, so that we can have an End Of The Year Party.  Send in loose change any time this year!  Thanks

Classroom News

Dear Parents,

We will be having a Fall Festival Party on October 31st.  We will be doing activities in the classroom and we ask that the children wear NO costumes.   If you would like to bring in a treat for the class you are welcome to do that.  We have 18 children and 4 teachers.  Remember the items must be store bought.  Thank you in advance for you helpfulnessJ

Remember that Trunk or Treat is at 6-8 on Monday, October 30.  They are also asking for donation of candy to hand out that evening.

Also, we are collecting food for the community harvest food bank.  This is so important that the children learn to help others. Thank you to those who have brought cans in and continue to bring cans in each day.

Thanks so much,

Ms. Stacey and Ms. Angela

Newsletter

We are now six weeks into our 2017-2018 school year, and we have been quite busy.  The first six to eight weeks of the Montessori curriculum is dedicated to normalization.  During the normalization period we introduce the children to the rules of the class, the Montessori materials in the classroom and how they are used and cared for, and also acquainting ourselves with one another.

            The Montessori area that we have been focused is our Practical Life area.  In practical life, we help the children with life skills that they will use every day, such as the correct way to pour liquids from a pitcher, scooping with spoons and ladles from one bowl into another bowl, folding, buttoning, zipping their coats, sweeping.  These skills even though simple in thought, promote so much more. Pouring and scooping for example help the children develop hand/eye coordination, grasping skills, volume of matter.  As for folding, buttoning, and zipping the children learn how to care for themselves and others.  Evening during our mealtimes, the children are engaged and learning how to take care of themselves, and their environment.  The children take their plates to the table, pour their own milk, sit at the table and have conversations with those at their table.  When they are finished, the children take care of their place, by scraping the plates, emptying the glasses, and taking care of any spills or messes at the table they were sitting.  These skills give the children great pride and responsibility for themselves, others, and their environment. 

            Our children have learned some important skills and lessons which we are sure they would like to tell you and show you. Please give them the opportunities to show you what they have learned and taken great pride in.

            In October, we will beginning on letter recognition, and sequencing of events.  These lessons will introduce the children to the Language area of the Montessori curriculum.

Thank you,

Ms. Julia and Ms. Maureen

Thank you from Room #102 to all our parents who helped on our field trip to the apple orchard, it was greatly appreciated.

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to go on the field trip to the apple orchard with us. We enjoyed a beautiful autumn day picking apples. 

Color of the Week Schedule - Bring items Monday

Oct. 2 - Purple

October 9 - Orange

October 16 - Brown

October 23 - Black

Family photo:  In October, each child will have the opportunity to tell the class about the people in his or her family.  If you have a family photo or photos of persons in the family to send to school with your child, we will add them to our display of family photos in our room during October.  Your photos will be returned to you at parent/teacher conferences on November 3.  Thank you!

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!

 Dates to Remember:

10/4 Goodies for Grandparents

10/5 Picture Day

10/27 No School

10/31 Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

11/3 Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School) 

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