Winter Concert

The winter concert will be located in the new gymnasium December 17th at 6:30 pm. Orchestra students need to arrive by 5:45 pm. All other students should arrive no later than 6:15 pm.

Students should wear a solid color top and black bottoms.

If you have any questions contact clunt@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Pizza Party

We are excited to announce that we won the door decorating contest for red ribbon week. We will be celebrating tomorrow with a pizza party. They will only get one slice of pizza, so make sure to provide your child with other food if this will not be substantial.

January Home Project

We have made some small changes to the project expectation which will be due Friday, January 18th.  The changes are as follows:

Level 1: Will research and present on a scientist

Level 2: Will do a project using the scientific method

Level 3: Will present on either simple machines or forces of motion

I will include the original write up below.  Your child’s project will be set up in the hallway for a day for it to be seen school wide during STEM week starting January 22nd. They will also present their project to their classmates.

Please note, they will likely not be ready to explore their ideas until the foundation lessons have been presented.  I would suggest opening the conversations once we enter the month of December.

Structure November 26th-January 11th

Stem Fair January 14th

The theme STRUCTURE is what your child will be studying during our third thematic unit.  To relate the theme STRUCTURE to our STEM Festival the week of January 14th, STRUCTURE can mean certain processes scientists use or explore such as the scientific method, the physical structure of matter or the structure of the universe, the structure of the classification of living things and so much more. There’s a lot to explore!

For the STEM Fair home project, we will ask that your child create a science presentation based on Utah state science standards they’ve been studying in class.  We want to treat our STEM Fair not as a general “Science Fair,” but rather a celebration of science.

A science celebration presentation is not limited to just a tri-board.  Listed below are ideas your child can choose from (but are not limited to) for the STEM Fair.

Some ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Poster or tri-fold board
  • Brochure
  • Hands-on experiment with write-up
  • Experiment demonstration by student (must be able to show over and over)
  • Create a board game
  • Video (Example: Make their own Bill Nye)
  • Performance or skit
  • Diorama
  • Create a book
  • Create a lesson or work

Below is a list of state standards that your student should be familiar with by the second half of the year when we hold our STEM fair:

1st grade- Scientific Method on Earth/Space sciences, Life sciences, or Force and Motion

2nd grade- Scientific Method on Earth/Space sciences, Life sciences, or Force and Motion

3rd grade- Sun, Earth, Moon relationship, Living and Non-living within an Environment, Forces and Motion, Gravity, Heat and Light

Parent Education Night Thursday, December 6th from 5:30-6:30

Parent Education Night
 
Mark your calendars for an exciting, educational evening. Our teachers have heard you and understand that you would like more knowledge about what Montessori looks, sounds, and feels like, how it can benefit you and your child, and a better connection to some of its vocabulary. We will host a night with two prime topics being featured: Grace and Courtesy (Communication, Independence, Movement, and Self-Discipline) and The Benefits of Montessori (how it differs from traditional schooling). After a short introduction together in the small gym, we will break out into groups to discuss the two topics. We look forward to seeing you all there! Any questions can be directed to sellis@mariamontessoriacademy.org or jhall@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

Hill Aerospace Museum Field Trip

We will meet the chaperone drivers at 11:20 am at North Shore parking lot Thursday, November 29th. We plan to leave the school at 11:30 am. The students are eating lunch before we leave and a parent is bringing a snack for the students for later. Make sure your child has a coat and good walking shoes. We will return to the school around 2:30 pm.

Ogden Electric Lights Parade

November 24th is the annual Ogden Electric Lights Parade. Our school will be represented and the marketing committee has come up with a float that will represent MMA.

We are looking for students from MMA who would like to be part of our parade! The meeting place will be in front of the Ogden Temple. The parade starts promptly at 5:30pm. The floats will be lined up at 5pm.

Students 12 years and you get must ride in the trailer or truck. If you are over the age of 12 then you may walk next to the float. Students who ride or walk will be carrying white peace signs or holding tea lights.

If your child would like to be a part of the parade then we will have waivers to sign in front of the temple.

The parade starts on 22nd and Washington and then ends at 27th. My advice would be for our MMA parents whose child(ren) are in the parade park towards the end of the parade so when we are done you can find your child.

We have some, but if your child would like to wear glow necklaces and bracelets during the parade we highly suggest the more the better! (It is a light parade!) the glow wear is also our symbol to honor Troy and Molly Cox.

If you have any questions you can ask Autumn in the office or me- Ms. Kaley. I will do my best to answer anything I know 🙂

Field Trip to the Hill Aerospace Museum

We will be going on a field trip on Thursday, November 29th to the Hill Aerospace Museum. We will leave the school at 11:30 am and return to the school by 2:15 pm.

We will eat lunch before we go. I will bring a snack for the students for later, since we will eat earlier than usual. Please make sure your child has good walking shoes and a warm jacket. We will be inside most of the time, but there are artifacts outside we may be touring.

Please contact me if you are willing to be a driver for our field trip at hgladwell@mariamontessoriacdemy.org

Thank you!

Home Project

Hello Families,

I want to clear any confusion on what your child can do for their home project. It is anything about US history. They can do it about inventors, architecture, historical events, basically, any decade of events, people, or happenings. There are many choices to choose from. In class we have been learning about the revolutionary period, but the students are not limited to that for their projects.

Let me know if you have questions.

Ms. Holly