2019-2020 school supplies list

Notice: The items on this list will be used during the regular school day. They may be brought from home on a voluntary basis, otherwise, they will be furnished by the school.

I have lots of leftover supplies from last year, so do not worry about bringing anything that is not listed below. Feel free to bring your child’s personal items from last year, as long as they still fit and are in good condition.

Please pay attention to details because there is a reason I am requesting certain types of items.

Personal items (labeled with your child’s name)
1.) Water bottle with a pop lid, NOT screw lid
2.) Indoor slippers with hard soles
3.) Clipboard with flat clip
4.) Primary K-2 composition notebook
5.) White t-shirt for tie-dying field trip shirts (these can be purchased at the dollar store or for a few dollars at walmart
6.) Corded headphones (again these can be purchased for a few dollars from the bins in the big isles at Walmart or Target)
7.) White 1.5” (one and a half inch) slant ring binder
8.) Pencil bag with, 3 ring holes
Optional items: yoga mat, inflated wiggle seat, noise muffling headphones

Classroom/community items (not labeled)
•lap whiteboard (8.5×11 inches)
•1 pack of fine or ultra fine expo dry erase markers
•1 pack of copy paper
•1 pack of sturdy sheet protectors
•1 pack of fat popsicle sticks (dollar store is a good place for these too)
•1 pack of tracing paper

To see samples of some of the above items, see the Amazon list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2AM646VDAS4VS?ref_=wl_share
*Note: Amazon is not the cheapest place to get single items or packs. I recommend checking Walmart and the dollar store first.

If you are interested, here is our classroom Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/23DXMLXZQOT0I?ref_=wl_share

Email me (mstevens@mariamontessoriacademy.org) if you have questions. Good luck!

International Day of Peace

Yesterday was International Day of Peace. We have been talking about what peace is and how to find it within ourselves and bring it to others. We learned a song to celebrate. The video of our class singing the song, Light a Candle for Peace, can be watched at this link:

I put the privacy settings on “untitled” so the video is not public.

May we all be more peaceful and encourage peace in our influence of the world!




The Coming of the Universe

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us. We are having fun and starting to get into a good work routine.


Tomorrow we will be having a class lesson about the coming of the universe. We use a mostly scientific approach when teaching it. We will discuss how the story is a theory. There is also room for ideas about creation. In fact, we will also study creation stories from various cultures. What we talk about is in no way intended to undermine religious or other beliefs. Please feel free to have a conversation with your child about class. We are excited to learn together.


We have lots of other exciting events and announcements. I will be posting again soon.

2018-2019 School supply list

Personal items (labeled with your child’s name)

  • Water bottle
  • Indoor shoes / slippers
  • Small dry erase board
  • Clip Board (please purchase the low profile flat clip for easy storage)
  • 1 Primary K-2 composition notebook


Classroom items

  • Block erasers
  • 12 Ticonderoga pencils (I am requesting this specific brand because, though they are slightly more expensive, the quality makes a huge difference. Other brands rarely even sharpen correctly or the lead is broken all the way through.)
  • Hand held pencil sharpener (again quality is important, Igloo is a brand that will sharpen. Unfortunately the Walmart ones have not worked well. If the sharpener has a catch for shavings, this is ideal.)
  • Wide rule notebook paper
  • 3 hole punched graph paper
  • Plastic page protectors
  • 1 box of tissues
  • Paper towels (select a size that is ideal to prevent excess waste)
  • White distilled or apple cider vinegar