Come Get Down & Dirty With Montessori

Get Down and Dirty

With the Montessori Materials

Wednesday November 12, 2014

6:30-8:30pm at Maria Montessori Academy

Have you ever wondered why your child is playing with beads all day, what snake game is, or how a checkerboardteaches multiplication? Join us for an evening of getting “down and dirty” with the Montessori materials.  Bring your adult friends and neighbors for an opportunity to experience math, language and science, as you never have before! All of our teachers will be here to give lessons and answer questions related to the MMA curriculum.

Try your hand at balancing algebra and using test tube to do long division in a way that will blow your mind. See the transition of the math materials from preschool through the junior high level and learn about how our beads actually help us understand the square root of numbers!

Watch the progression of the grammar materials; from common and proper nouns to prepositional phrases. Discover the meaning of etymology and see how it can actually be fun! See why our children LOVE to learn! Participate in hands-on science and social studies lessons that will solidify your understanding of microorganisms, invertebrates, the rock-cycle, electricity and more!

This evening will be an open house event from 6:30-8:30 but we suggest coming early because we know, that just like the children, you won’t want to leave when it’s over. Remember this is an adult-only night for MMA parents and other community members.

We look forward to sharing our passion for education with you and we know that you’ll learn something new!

Kacee Weaver, M.Ed.

Curriculum Instructional Specialist

Maria Montessori Academy


Fall Festival Updates

The Fall Festival is this FRIDAY! October 24th from 4:30pm – 7:30pm. There will be bounce houses, a climbing wall, obstacle course, games and MORE! There’s even a dunk tank! Come dunk your teachers! MAPA will sponsor a “goodie” walk, face painting, cotton candy and Plinko! 6th grade will have yummy food to purchase! The Jr High is having a Spook Alley! Invite your friends, family and neighbors! It’s gonna be a blast!

Early Bird price on Wristbands:  $7.00 unlimited rides! $10.00 unlimited rides and games!  or 4 tickets for $1.00!

Wristband prices at the door: $8.00 unlimited rides!  $11.00 unlimited rides and games! or 4 tickets for $1.00!

Tickets will be available to purchase before and after school ALL week by the front office.

If anyone can help set up the Spook Alley in the Yurtable on Thursday evening that would be much appreciated. You can sign up here

Spook Alley Items Needed ASAP


The Junior High is getting SPOOKY on Friday at the Fall Festival by building a Spook Alley through the Yurt for the community!  It is a fundraising opportunity for us, too.  If you have ANY of the following items you are willing to let us borrow or donate, PLEASE send them to school with your child before Friday this week.  Please put your name on anything you want returned & if you have questions or would like to help run the event on Friday, contact Ms. Fallon at

  • Scarecrows
  • Fake snakes and other critters
  • Makeup
  • Glow sticks
  • Clowns, clown costumes
  • Jack o lanterns
  • Plastic skulls
  • Mirrors of all sizes
  • Fake body parts
  • Baby dolls
  • Masks, sports masks, too
  • Foil
  • Fog machine/dry ice
  • Strobe lights
  • Tarp/dark fabric
  • Any Halloween décor

Carpooling to the State Capitol & Trip Info


Attached is the link to sign your child up if you know they will need a ride on this Friday’s Field Trip. A few Certified Drivers have kindly volunteered to take the students from North Shore Aquatic Center (Across from MMA) to the State Capitol then pick up from the SLC Public Library & returned back to North Shore.

Spaces are extremely limited, please sign up quickly. If they become full, team up with other parents. Have one drive there while the other picks up or have your child ask their friends how they are getting there. Maybe they can ride together. If you have any questions you may call Melinda (801) 695-6188

Due to construction, the East Capitol Entrance is temporarily closed. Visitors are encouraged to enter the Capitol through the North doors. The tour will meet in the Hall of Governors on the 1st floor of the Capitol Capitol Visitors Map

What you will need to wear or bring

  • School dress code clothing
  • Athletic shoes
  • Water bottle
  • A sack lunch
  • A backpack with your Capstone materials
  • Several pens and/or pencils

Our Schedule

  • 8:55 a.m SHARP. – Guardians drop students off at the State Capitol. Attendance is taken.
  • 9 a.m. –  We enter the facility. Half of the group will tour the building and the other half meet with local legislators.
  • 10 a.m. – We will switch groups so the group that got the tour will meet with local legislators and the second group will get a tour of the building.
  • 11 a.m. –Walk to the SLC Public Library.
  • 11:30 a.m. –Eat lunch on the lawn of the library.
  • 12 p.m. –Enter the library and split up into groups for librarian presentation.
  • 12:30 p.m. –Independent research
  • 2 p.m. –Guardians pick up students at the SLC Public Library.

Skyline Cycle Field Trip for Shop Class

Our Jr High Shop Class is taking a Field Trip to Skyline Cycle on Wednesday, October 22nd. The students are ready to go & a big THANK YOU to everyone in the class for getting their permission slips in on time. There is no need to make arrangements for transportation. We are leaving together from the school and will arrive back at the school for normal pickup.

1:15 p.m. – Certified parent driver will shuttle us to the bike shop

2:40 p.m. – We will head back to the school

We will learn how a Bike Shop operates & be introduced to the proper use of tools and how to properly take care of a bike. The students are looking forward to it.

School T-Shirts


The final deadline to order school shirts is Oct 15th. You may order online at and someone will be available at Parent-Teacher conferences on October 14th, 4:00-5:00, to take orders if you’re paying by cash or check. No more orders will be accepted after October 15th. This is the last opportunity to order school shirts for this school year.

Thank you for your support of our sixth graders!

Sixth Grade Fundraising