Class Pictures

We have class pictures tomorrow at 10:20 am. Please try to have your child at school. If your child wasn’t able to get their school picture taken at the beginning of the year, we will also be taking individual pictures so they will have a photo in the yearbook.

 

 

3rd grade parents: SAGE testing

Dear Parents,

Our 3rd grade students will be testing next month. They had to change one of the test dates, due to a scheduling conflict, that moved up a test to this week.

Here are the dates for the SAGE tests. Let me know if your child will not be available on that day and we can have them test with a different class.

Wednesday 4/11 @ 12-3 pm: SAGE Language Arts

Tuesday 5/1 @ 9 am-12 pm: SAGE Writing

Monday 5/7 @ 12-3 pm: SAGE Mathematics

Let me know if you have any questions.

Ms. Holly

Tracking/ One-to-One Word Correspondence

Tracking/One-to-one word correspondence

 

When a child is reading it is important for him/her to have one-to-one word correspondence.  This means that as they read each word, they can touch it and identify it as the word they are reading.

 

The student should track their finger along word to word as they read or listen to a story.

 

Some other manipulatives to use besides the child’s finger are a pencil eraser, fake finger, magic wand etc.

 

While your child reads to you or independently, check to make sure they are tracking with one-to-one correspondence.

April Home Project

Hello Parents,

Next week is spring break. We will not have school Monday-Friday April 2nd-6th. I hope you all enjoy your break together and do something fun.

The April home project is the Asian continent study. Students will choose from a variety of topics regarding the continent of Asia, such as a specific country, historical, or geographical landmark, indigenous peoples, cultural aspects, animals, etc.

Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Holly

Snack

Hello All,

We don’t have anybody signed up for snack this week and next week. If anyone could donate food, please send it with your child. We will take anything you give us. If you need ideas, we could use crackers, cheese, and fruit.

Ms. Holly

Gala Fundraiser Event

Did you know the Gala’s in the past have made the school money so they could purchase computers, bike rack, P.E. equipment, crosswalk flashing lights, etc…? This year the school is in need of a new playground and we are hoping to get enough money to make a big difference in the playground bill. In comes the GALA:) Our ticket sales for the Gala so far are looking a little sad. We are asking MMA parents to step up and come support MMA. If you can’t come to the Gala but would still like to contribute to the school. The following link has some donation choices:) https://squareup.com/store/mapa-9

OR we will be at the Northeast Corner of North Shore parking lot taking donations and selling Gala tickets this Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 (drive thru style)!! Hope to see you there:)

Heidi

MAPA President

Field Trip: North View Fire Department

On Thursday, March 15th we are having a field trip to the North View Fire Department. We will walk across the road from Maria Montessori Academy at 9:45 am  to the fire department and return at 11:15 am. During our visit we will learn about the job of a fire fighter. We will tour the building and learn about the fire truck. Currently there is rain in the forecast. Make sure the day of the field trip to check the weather to have your child dress in appropriate clothing to stay happy and healthy. Good walking shoes are very helpful for your child’s comfort. It is not very far, as it is directly across the street, but it is still a good walk for our students.

I will send home a permission slip with your child today. Please make sure to read the consent form and sign and initial where it tells you to. Your child is only able to go with your parental permission. Thank you!

March Home Project: Book Report

This month our home project is a book report. It can be any book that they have read to report on. They will need a visual aide (the actual book does not count) and written work. For there visual aide they can represent a character, setting, or plot with clay, mobiles, diorama, drawings etc. They can be as creative as they would like.