Mar
28
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 28-03-2017

Dear Parents,

Here is the most recent Montessori Moments. Please read and mark the important dates on your calendar.

Thanks,

Miss Elise

Mar
23
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 23-03-2017

Hello 3rd Grade Parents,

I am Ms. Kaley Parsons, your child’s science teacher for studio this year.  I wanted to give better clarification on the 3rd grade science project that they are doing for my class.  We have studied many big topics this year that cover the Montessori 3rd grade curriculum, as well the standards for science on the 3rd grade Common Core.  Your child is to choose one of those topics I have taught them and present a project that will allow them to be the “teacher” on their topic of choice.  This demonstration will allow them to show their level of mastery on an area they have enjoyed this year.  We will have other students come visit their projects and learn from them.  I will also be doing a rubric that will assess their visual presentation and oral presentation skills.  This rubric will then be sent to their teacher which can then help their teacher possibly score their science area on the progress report higher.  Please don’t see this project like a science fair.  I really want to see students think how they can present a topic to others in a fun way.  Some students will choose a board or poster for their visual presentation, and that’s fine. Some students may choose a PowerPoint, brochure, board game, a performance, diorama, experiment demonstration, model, etc. to visually explain their project. Those are also great visuals for this kind of project demonstration.  There won’t be any ribbons or external prizes.  The value of this project is to really explore an area of science and have fun showing others what we learned this year!

The entire project isn’t necessarily going to be completed here at school.  I am allowing some time for your child to work in class in case they have questions or need support/guidance from me.  Depending on your child, they may need time at home to complete the project.  The due date is April 14th, so this will give your child a great start on managing his or her time.  On April 14th, all the 3rd graders will set up their projects in the gym and there will be time from 1-2:30 to have other MMA students come see and learn from the 3rd graders.  You, as parents, are more than welcome to come see all the projects too!

In regards to March 24th and March 31st, those Fridays will be in class working days.  Your child can bring anything they need to either begin or what they are currently working on.  Again, each project is going to look very different.  I have some students who have already started at home and some students are just in the beginning stages.  It is okay to be at either stage right now.  By March 31st, my hope is to have students feel comfortable in the direction they are taking with their project so they can make any final touches over Spring Break or in the days leading up to April 14th.

Your child will be taking home a take home sheet with a lot this information I am mentioning now, but it will give you and your child reminders for the project.  The rubric will be part of that take home paper too.  Please let me know if you have questions- kparsons@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

Kaley Parsons

Mar
22
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 22-03-2017

Dear Parents,

Here are the studio science topics for 3rd graders. Students have been assigned these projects by Miss Kaley. If you have any questions about the details please email her. Her email is: kparsons@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Students needs to bring materials to work on topics on Friday 3/23.

First Studio

Wyatt – electricity

Boen-Electricity

Indra- 3 Laws of motion

Brylie- 3 States of Matter

Lilly- Sound

 

Second Studio

Marley- Heat

Ava- Electricity

Mykah- Electricity

 

Third Studio

Kam- Momentum

Cameron- Simple machine

Matthew- Living and Nonliving

Thanks,

Miss Elise

 

Mar
20
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 20-03-2017

Dear Parents,

We are in need of some 3×5 lined note cards. We started out with plenty the start of the school year, but we have come to unitize them a lot more. If you could please donate some to our class. We would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,

Miss Elise

Mar
20
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 20-03-2017

Dear Parents,

3rd graders will be presenting science topics for Miss Kaleys’s studio class. Students need to bring materials for their projects this Friday (3/24). If you have any questions about these projects please contact Kaley at  kparsons@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Thanks,

Miss Elise

Mar
15
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 15-03-2017

Dear Parents,

I wanted to remind you about our class Reader Theater Matinee, on Wednesday March 22nd. The performance will begin at 2:00 in our classroom. We look forward to seeing you there!.

Thanks,

Miss Elise

Mar
14
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 14-03-2017

Dear Parents,

Here is the most recent Montessori MomentsPlease read, and mark important dates on your calendar.

Thanks,

Miss Elise

Mar
08
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 08-03-2017

Dear Parents,

Please know these projects are mandatory. I asked students to think ahead of time, if they will be going on vacations, or if there is a chance they could become ill at the last minute.

Monday March 27th Tuesday March 28th Wednesday March 29th Thursday March 30th
Morning Dash Morning Taige Morning Marley Morning Randi
Aysa Genezareth Matthew Bridger
Jonathan Cameron Samantha Madden
Lilli
After Lunch Boen After Lunch Gavin After Lunch Wyatt After Lunch Indra
P. E Ava Lilly Rueger
and Evee
Music
Mykah Kam Emmy Brylie
Afternoon Dalin Afternoon Halia Afternoon Celia Afternoon Ariana
Mar
07
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 07-03-2017

Dear Parents,

Here is the most recent Montessori Moments. Please read and mark important dates on your calendar.

Thanks,

Miss Elise

 

Mar
01
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Elise Jankord on 01-03-2017

Dear Parents,

Here is the most recent Montessori Moments. Please read and mark important dates on your calendar.

Thanks,

Miss Elise