We start P.E. and Music on Monday, September 11. Please have your child wear or bring sneakers (shoes for movement) every Monday.
If you are interested in celebrating your child’s birthday, please click here, or the ‘Celebration of Life’ tab is at the top of the blog. Type your child’s name in the month of their birthday (or half birthday) and enter the day you would like to celebrate. We usually have the celebration at 2:00, unless you indicate a time that better accommodates your schedule.
We will have monthly home projects that will need to be done at home. They will present to the class when they finish. I will present the Brown Bag project to the class on Monday, so they understand how it works and what is expected. They will have the rest of the month to bring it in. The monthly projects for the year can be reviewed at the top of the blog under the tab ‘Home Projects.’ I will also send a paper home on Monday with the list of home projects.
We have finished the Great Lessons: Birth of the Universe, Timeline of Life, Needs of Man, etc. I have been assessing math skills and will be conducting a thorough reading assessment next week. We will be in full swing work cycle next week.
Thank you for all your support!
Ms. Holly & Ms. Sara
We had snack provided for this week by a wonderful parent and we used vegetables from our classroom garden. We are out of snack and would like something for tomorrow (Friday). If you can provide snack for us, please send it with your child tomorrow. We could use crackers/cheese, bread/butter, or bagels/cream cheese.
For the Solar Eclipse each student will be given a pair of glasses which will protect their eyes while viewing the eclipse. PLEASE speak to your child about the safety and importance of not looking at the sun. I will also be giving this lesson, but would like for it to be a review from what you have already explained.
Ms. Sara will be outside holding a sign with our names on it. She will gather any students who need support finding our classroom. She will be in front of the school Monday-Thursday starting at 8:15 a.m. Please remember that our drop off and pick up are different from previous years. The following was sent out by our school director in regards to the new traffic flow:
Access the revised MMA Traffic Trifold (http://mariamontessoriacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/17-18-Drop-Off-Map.pdf) through our website by clicking the “Our School” link and then “Our Facility.” If you are headed northbound when exiting the school, please follow the red route and remind your students to stand in the red area for pick-up. If you are headed southbound, please follow the blue route. City officials want to prevent traffic from turning north at Taco Time. We will have crossing guards at critical points to protect student safety and expect drivers to be hyper vigilant as well. We are confident this new procedure will benefit our students and appreciate your cooperation and patience.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me. I am thrilled to see everyone on Monday morning!
Please sign-up for two weeks to provide snack for the classroom with the following link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/qzbpg
There is a philosophical reason behind snack time in the Montessori Method. Your child will gain the skills of helping to prepare (cutting apples, etc) and clean up snack and serve their classmates. This teaches leadership and is one of the children’s favorite activities. We will be teaching healthy eating habits and ask that healthy snacks be brought for this time. We really need your help for this food preparation/snack time to work. Fresh produce from your garden is a welcome,as well as baked goods. Ideally, we ask that you provide snack twice during the school year.
Suggested Healthy Snacks
Any fresh fruit or vegetables
bagels or bread with cream cheese or butter
Dried fruit such as raisins or fruit leather
Granola or granola bars
Gluten free dry cereal
Snacks do not need to be assembled beforehand. Teachers assist children with this.
Please! No candy, sodas, chips/Cheetos, and drink mixes.
I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer! Ms. Sara and I have missed seeing you and look forward to getting to know our new additions this year. We will be having our annual Back to School Pool Party on Tuesday, August 15th, from 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Aquatic Center. If you are new to our classroom, please subscribe to our classroom blog http://blogs.mariamontessoriacademy.org/holly/. You can subscribe by visiting the blog and looking at the menu on the right hand side, (scroll all the way to the bottom on tablets and phones to find the link) click the link where it says subscribe, fill in the fields, and then check your email for a confirmation. Important: you must open the confirmation email and click confirm. The blog is our primary source of communication between home and school. The 2017-18 school supply list is updated. You can find the link at the top of the blog labeled School Supply List or click here- blogs.mariamontessoriacademy.org/holly/school-supply-list/. Please also take the time to subscribe to our school blog http://www.mariamontessoriacademy.org/?page_id=5392 . Montessori Moments (school newsletter) are sent out weekly through this link. School starts Monday, August 21st and will be early out at 1:00 p.m. all week long. Our school dress code can be found here- http://mariamontessoriacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dress-Code-Guidelines-Updated.pdf. School spirit shirts can be purchased here- https://squareup.com/store/MariaMontessoriAcademy/.
We are so excited to see everyone and look forward to a wonderful school year!
Ms. Holly & Ms. Sara
If you have a 3rd grader, we will be celebrating their rite of passage to upper elementary on Wednesday, May 24th at 10:30 AM. This will be held on the south side of the building on the field. Please be on time because our class will be first to announce the names of the children. The fourth graders will be mentoring them once they have been announced. You will be sitting in front of the stage behind the elementary students. After the ceremony, parents are welcome to have lunch with us on the field. Thank you for all your support over these past 3 years. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to love and learn from your beautiful children. You will always have a special place in my heart.
Monday: Crazy Hat/ Hair
Tuesday: Crazy Sock
Wednesday: Mix Match Day
Thursday: PJ Day
Friday: Dress Down Day- no logos- Field Day
The most anticipated even of a 3rd graders life is here! The 3rd grade Party!
The students are excited about this event and most have been looking forward to it since the first grade.
Thank you for your support in making this a day to remember.
Donation Link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/nkzwf
We will appreciate anything you are willing to do. We have the space from 12:30-3:00. The party is from 1:00-2:30. We will need people to help set up and take down as well as party with us!
When signing up for the donations, we only need the number of items listed to the left. If you would like to bring more of that item, please sign up for two signups.
The students suggested a game area, so if you are willing to share any family board game or card games for this event, please make sure your name is on them. Any donations you are able to make for this event will also be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much, in advance for your support, help and donations.
You may send your donations for the party to school with your child the day of the party.
Dear wonderful parents,
Thank you so much for all the sweet and generous gifts from all of your beautiful children. Ms. Sara and I feel so appreciated and loved. We are so lucky to have amazing parents. The best gift you have given us is your children. Thank you for sharing them with us. We love you!
Ms. Sara & Ms. Holly
The end of the year has arrive way too soon. Below you can click a day to sign up for parent teacher conferences. Have a great day!
Monday, May 22nd
Tuesday, May 23rd
Wednesday, May 24th