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Hello Families!

This is a reminder that Monday, December 10th is a half day.  School gets out at 1pm.  Thank you!

Also, here is link to the most recent MMA Montessori Moments:

https://www.smore.com/74wgs-mma-montessori-moments?ref=email

 

Survey

Dear Families,

Please take a few moments to complete this anonymous Stakeholder Survey before it closes on December 14th. We need your feedback as change only comes when we know where we can improve.

The survey link is https://goo.gl/forms/crazDfVKIu8ENemv2.

If you would like to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card, please take a screenshot of the last page of the completed survey and send it to info@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

Parent Education Night
 
Mark your calendars for an exciting, educational evening. Our teachers have heard you and understand that you would like more knowledge about what Montessori looks, sounds, and feels like, how it can benefit you and your child, and a better connection to some of its vocabulary. We will host a night with two prime topics being featured: Grace and Courtesy (Communication, Independence, Movement, and Self-Discipline) and The Benefits of Montessori (how it differs from traditional schooling). After a short introduction together in the small gym, we will break out into groups to discuss the two topics. We look forward to seeing you all there! Any questions can be directed to sellis@mariamontessoriacademy.org or jhall@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

Hello!

I hope you have all enjoyed your break!  We have an exciting opportunity to go to the Hill Aerospace Museum on Friday, November 20, 2018.  Please use this link to sign up your child for a ride and to sign up as a driver.  Please also sign your child up if they will be transported by someone other than our chaperones listed.

Also, I am in need of a parent to help with coordinating rides for field trips.  Please contact me if you would like to get your volunteer hours this way.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions!

Karen

Maria Montessori Academy

Field Experience on November 30, 2018

At Hill Aerospace Museum

7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill AFB, UT 84056

The lead instructor Karen Clements; kclements@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

We will be going to Hill Aerospace Museum to learn about simple machines, electricity, astronomy, flight, magnetism, and see life size models of aircraft.

What you will do and what you will learn
  • Attend a workshop on simple machines
  • Tour the museum
  • Go on a scavenger hunt of the displays
What you will need to wear or bring
  • School uniform, good shoes for walking in.
  • Jacket for outside exploration
Our Schedule
  • 8:50ish – Arrive at museum and check in (parents will transport)
  • 9:00-11:10 – Attend workshop on simple machines, 9:00, 9:45, 10:30.
  • 9:00-11:15 – Explore the inside and outside of the museum. When not attending workshop.
  • Parents will pick up children and transport them back to the school at 11:15 am.

Who to contact about carpools

 

Hello!

Here are the spelling words for the week of November 12th

Red (initial sound):

fox

can

hose

deer

fan

horn

cow

dice

Orange:

pot

dog

hot

hop

log

frog

top

jog

mop

Yellow:

whip

thumb

wheel

thorn

whale

think

whisker

thirteen

whistle

thimble

Blue:

thumb

new

due

knew

junk

do

clue

sew

flew

plump

dew

blue

truth

stew

brush

stuck

Volunteers

Hello!

One of the powerful tools that teachers have at Maria Montessori Academy is the support of families!  Your students need your support in the classroom!  There are opportunities to read with children, to organize field trips, and the lead other events like our class’ participation in the school functions.  We all need you!  If you have a family member who would like to volunteer, please contact me!  The times can be consistent, or for a short duration.  Every minute helps your child get the support they need to build essential skills.

Thank you!

Karen

kclements@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Hello Families!

We have a field trip to the Hill Aerospace museum coming up on November 30th.  I am sending home this cover letter, but here is a copy just in case!

 

Maria Montessori Academy

Field Experience on November 30, 2018

At Hill Aerospace Museum

7961 Wardleigh Road, Hill AFB, UT 84056

The lead instructor Karen Clements; kclements@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

We will be going to Hill Aerospace Museum to learn about simple machines, electricity, astronomy, flight, magnetism, and see life size models of aircraft.

 

What you will do and what you will learn
  • Attend a workshop on simple machines
  • Tour the museum
  • Go on a scavenger hunt of the displays
What you will need to wear or bring
  • School uniform, good shoes for walking in.
  • Jacket for outside exploration
Our Schedule
  • 8:50ish – Arrive at museum and check in (parents will transport)
  • 9:00-11:10 – Attend workshop on simple machines, 9:00, 9:45, 10:30.
  • 9:00-11:15 – Explore the inside and outside of the museum. When not attending workshop.
  • Parents will pick up children and transport them back to the school at 11:15 am.
Who to contact about carpools

We will be in need of drivers, so please contact me if you are available!

Here is a link to our most recent MMA Montessori Moments.  If you would like to see previous Montessori Moments, click on the links at the bottom of the Newsletter.

 

Week of Nov.5

Hello families,

Just a quick reminder that this Monday is a half day.  Students go home at 1pm.

This week, our school is participating in Red Ribbon Week.  We will start with an assembly on Monday.

Thank you for reinforcing our classroom expectations at home and encouraging your child to follow them.  The elementary classrooms in our school are expected to create and follow consistent expectations using a format called “C.H.A.M.P.S.”  Here is a copy of ours:

Miss Karen and Miss Teja’s class CHAMPS

C-Conversation Outside voices

(level 3-4)

Level 1- no talking unless called upon Silent, voices off (level 1) 12 inch whisper (level 2)

Silent (level 1)

Level 1- no voice, unless called on Silent, voices off (level 1)
H-

Help

Stand nearby and wait Raise hand Raise hand “Ask 3 before me.”

Put name in can for help

Raise hand and wait to be called on Raise hand
A-

Activity

Morning break Morning meeting Lockers Worktime Lessons Walking in line
M-Movement Walk

Run

Jump

Crisscross, eyes looking, listening ears, voices off

 

Silently open and close lockers

Sit next to locker

Line up one step away from lockers

Walking feet

Sit at table or rug

Helping other students

 

Crisscross,

eyes looking, listening ears, voices off

 

Walking feet

Hands to your sides

Eyes forward

Voices off

P-Participation Moving, playing games, sitting on curb Raise hand

Listening closely

Efficiently (quickly and correctly) changing for next activity Fill out work plan

Focus on work

Get checked off

Come to lessons when called

Raise hand

Listening closely

Use materials when invited to

Follow in single file line
S-

Signal

“Ms. Karen’s class” for students to line up Ring of wind chime signals to silently restore and come to line, picture cues Picture cues to indicate appropriate body Teacher says, “Hands on top”

Students- “everybody stop” students sit with hands on head

Students may be asked to have silent workcycle for a designated length of time

Picture cues to indicate appropriate body Teacher moves

Please discuss these expectations with your child and encourage them to follow the plan they created to help all students feel safe and ready to learn.

Thank you!

Red Group (beginning sound only): fox, can, hose, deer, fan, horn, cow, dice

Orange Group: nap, wag, cap, rag, map, bag, tag, flag, lap

Yellow Group (beginning sound only): cheese, sheep, ham, chief, shave, house, shoe, chain, chop, house

Green Group: chop, hole, hot, stove, come, hose, joke, rock, rose, some, broke, spot

Blue Group: thumb, new, due, knew, junk, do, clue, sew, flew, plump, dew, blue, truth, stew, brush, stuck

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