Spelling words and MCWs for next week

A: bug, bus, cub, cup, sun, rug, hug, nut

B: cube, flute, mule, plume, tube, dune, rule, cute

C: absorb, anchor, brush, bud, center, core, factory, hive, sapling, trunk

D: abrupt, achieve, attempt, contempt, entertain, glimpse, mock, persist, persuade, phase, quaint, recall, reject, revise, sensitive

MCW words: will, up, other, about, out, many, then, them, these, so (please help your child practice reading these words at home).


Dear Families,

There will be no spelling words this week due to fall break on Thursday and Friday

These are the MCW words for the week: there, use, an, each, which, she, do how, their, if   (Please practice these words with your child at home.)

Oct. 22-School Picture Day.

Oct. 24-Boxtop store

Spelling words and MCWs

Spelling Words

A: box, dog, pod, fox, hop, log, mop, tot

B: bike, dime, lime, pipe, smile, stripe, vine, bride

C: ape, brain, branch, cavern, chimney, dozen, flame, net, spear, torch

D: active, astound, attend, cherish, contract, eager, expose, grace, impose, modest, parallel, paralyze, pessimist, recite, respond

Our MCWs (most common words) for this week are: but, not, what, all, were, we, when, your, can, said

Home project schedule

Dear Parents,

Here is the schedule for our home projects next week:

Monday, Oct. 7: Alex, Kariann, Liam, Milly, Roman, Emma

Tuesday, Oct. 8: Karmy, Jacklyn, Zeke, Olyvia, Elijah,

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Maylin, Maya, Grant, Savannah,

Thursday, Oct. 10:  Axel, Alvin, Tony, Alora, Greir, Evie

Spelling words, etc.

Spelling words

List A:  bib, fin, kid, pig, rib, wig, lid, pin

List B: bone, cone, globe, home, mole, rope, stove, smoke

List C: antenna, balance, boulder, cliff, joint, machine, motor, muscle, planet, slope

List D: approach, burrow, cease, destructive, drowsy, famished, forecast, hibernate, migrate, nestle, observe, prepare, reduce, severe, venture

These are the “Most Common Words” of the week. They are part of our reading curriculum this year.  Please assist your child in learning to read them at home:  at, be, this, have, from, or, one, had, by, word

We are in need of dish soap in our classroom.  If you would be willing to donate a bottle we would be very grateful.

Thank you,

Ms. Krista

Field trip info and spelling words

Maria Montessori Academy 

Field Experience on October 11, 2019

at Discovery Gateway Clark Planetarium

110 400 W. Salt Lake City

The lead instructors are all lower elementary teachers.

We will participate in interactive displays and a workshop on planets. We will also attend a movie at the IMAX theater about the life of lemurs.

What you will do and what you will learn:

  • Discover, explore, and create with interactive, hands-on exhibits
  • Science and space through interactive displays
  • Workshop on planets
  • Attend and IMAX movie on the life of lemurs

What you will need to wear or bring:

  • School uniform
  • Sack lunch and water bottle with easy to carry back pack

Our Schedule:

  • 8:10 am – Meet at UTA train station on Wall Ave (2350 Wall Ave) and board Frontrunner. Train leaves at 8:37 am.
  • Arrive at Clark Planetarium by 9:45 am. Explore the planetarium and its interactive exhibits.
  • 10:15 am – Holly, Karen, Leslee, and Mikaela’s classes will participate in Science Around the Sphere.
  • 11:00 am – All classes will attend a movie at the IMAX Theater on the life of lemurs. Lunch will be eaten during the IMAX movie. Students and chaperones will be allowed to eat a sack lunch while in the theater. They must clean up after themselves and restore their environment before leaving the theater.
  • 12:15 pm – Jalee, Shauna, Pat, and Krista’s classes will participate in Science Around the Sphere.
  • 1:00 pm – Meet at the front of Planetarium and leave Clark Planetarium by 1:10 to board frontrunner for ride home. Will arrive back at the station on Wall Ave in Ogden at 2:24 pm. Parents will need to pick children up there. Please arrive early.  

Spelling words:

List A: ax, bag, cab, van, cap, dad, gas, ham

List B: lake, plate, rake, flame, grave, snake, tape, wave

List C: accident, acrobat, alarm, bounce, enormous, gap, scoop, support, tangle, weigh

List D: affect, calculate, climate, column, decay, exceed, forbid, grove, limb, mammoth, mature, permit, resist, scorch, tower

Spelling words

Dear Parents,

I have put each child into a specific spelling group.  We went over this in class so each student should know what group they are in.  I will be posting the upcoming week’s spelling words each Friday.  Spelling tests will be on Thursday.  Please help your child practice his/her words throughout the week.   Here are the spelling words for next week.

Group A: bat, cat, mat, sat, hat, fan, can, ram

Group B: pin, pine, kit, kite, mat, mate, cap, cape

Group C: calf, claw, couple, cushion, flap, groom, share, shelter, yard, zero

Group D: benefit, complete, develop, dismay, ease, hail, lack, master, patriot, project, recommend, remark, represent, sufficient, utter



History Home project

I have posted a page at the top of the blog with the home projects by grade for the entire year.  Our first home project will be due the week of October 7.

First graders will create a timeline of their life in book form. They will need a page for each year of their life and will label each page with that particular year. On each page, they will need to attach a photo that was taken during that year. Under each photo, they will need to write a sentence or more about that year in their life. They will need to design a cover for their book.

Second graders will be doing a project on fundamental human needs.  They may research those needs in one of two ways. The first is to research a certain need (communication, transportation, etc) and learn how mankind has met this need through time. For example, if a student is researching transportation, they can report on the advancement from walking to riding animals to creating machines like cars, trains, and planes. The other method of research is to pick a civilization and time period, for example, Ancient Egypt. The student would then research how this group of
people met four of the fundamental human needs.

Third graders will choose a dinosaur or other prehistoric animal to research and present. They need to explain what time period the animal lived, where on the Earth it lived, what it ate, and other interesting facts. They may present this as creatively as they wish.


Volunteer Background checks

Message from MMA:

Any adult in the building for an hour or more that could possibly be alone with a child needs to have a background check in our system. All official field trip chaperones also need a background check. This is to keep all of our children safe.

There will be someone at MMA to conduct background checks next week on September 17th at 5pm – before the MAPA begins at 6pm. Volunteers will need to make 2 payments at this time $37 to MMA for processing and $25 to Academica West for doing the live scan. Cash, check, and charge are all accepted.

We realize that it can be tough for some of our families to pay for background checks and we don’t want this to be a barrier to volunteering inside school. Please know that once you’re in this new system (Rapback), you will not have to pay or do this again. If you want to know if they’re already in the system or not, please email Ms. Lana.