Home Schooling for April

Dear Early Childhood Families,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You, as the parents of a Montessori child, are doing an amazing job (even if that means that you have not done very much). We know how hard this is and we appreciate the support and time you are giving to your child. One of the things we felt like was missing from the packets/resources we provided for the past 2 weeks was the opportunity to give the jumping off point for many of our lessons. For our students this is often their first formal experience with studying certain topics. We want this to be a positive experience, even if it is not the normal I think most of us really miss by now. That being said we will be trying ZOOM for daily group lessons. These lessons will not be long (15-20 minutes). The resources and paperwork will go along with what we talk about in our group lessons. If you are not able to join the lesson live don’t worry, it will be recorded so it can be viewed at the most convenient time for your schedule. We felt like there was a lot of confusion about how things were working during the past 2 weeks. We apologize, this is new to us as well. Parents here is the link for the first ZOOM meeting https://zoom.us/j/490953607?pwd=Sk5zYlM3T0VTQzljYk1ZRDhWSzRLdz09 The meeting password is 551869. If I have set it up right, this should be the link for the first week. Fingers crossed. We will post all additional ZOOM meeting links along with a google doc explaining what assignments there are and how to do them on our classroom blogs. There will also be a packet of work that needs to be picked up from the school beginning on Monday April 6th after spring break.  We encourage you to be mindful of your child’s needs as well as your own. We will be here to support you, Ms. Jen & Ms. Martha will be available Monday through Friday 9:30 to 10:30 am via phone or email. We want to help you in your social distancing. We will let you know what assignments need to be turned in. You can email copies of these to your child’s teacher rather than dropping them off at the school.

Wishing you all the best,
MMA Early Childhood Team
Ms. Jen, Ms. Martha, Ms. Jess & Ms. Valerie


P.S.  Squeeze your child for me and let them know I love and miss them. Have a wonderful Spring Break and try to use this time to relax and rejuvenate. I have the packets ready to be picked up when the school opens after Spring Break (April 6). They start by my classroom door and then wraps around ending by the bathrooms across from our room. They are in alphabetical order by AM and PM. I will send the google doc with the new schedule and directions when time gets closer. Love you all and stay healthy and well!

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