Week of February 10, 2020
Thank you to all who helped with our 100th day party in any way. It was a fun day. For our AM kids, that day came a day later than expected, but was a wonderful day. We are now looking forward to our Valentine’s Day activities which will be held on Friday, February 14. As a reminder from a previous post, we are in the process of decorating our Valentine sacks here at school. The children may pass out Valentine’s cards if they would like. However, if you are sending your child with Valentines to deliver, please just address them by who they are from, and not designate who they are going to. We will have someone help them “drop” their Valentine in the sacks of all the other children. We have 24 students in the AM class and 12 students in the PM class. Also, to incorporate the Montessori grace and courtesy as part of Early Childhood’s traditional Valentine celebration, we will have a formal snack on this day. The students will help set the tables with cloth tablecloths. They will arrange the flowers for the center of the table and serve each other. We talk about what kind of manners people use at a restaurant like putting their napkins on their laps and not talking with their mouth full. The kids love this tradition. We will be having waffles with fruit and whipped cream. We will be needing a little help on this day as well as some donations. Here are the links to sign up-
Morning class – https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/527812
Afternoon class- https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/527656
This week we will introduce Habit 5 (from The 7 Habits of Happy Kids), “Think first to Understand, Then to be Understood”. When you think about ways we communicate, have you noticed that in school we learn to read, write, and speak, but we don’t learn to listen. In habit 5 we will learn how to listen, not only with our ears, but also with our eyes and heart. For our biome study, we will continue to learn about the oceans; their names, locations, and some of the characteristics of each ocean. In biology, we will learn the parts of a fish and their purposes. In science, we will experiment with the effects of water and learn to make predictions. Finally, on Friday, we will have some fun, yet meaningful Valentine’s Day activities. It will be a great week!
Share the Love Day at MMA
Also on Friday, February 14, we will be holding a “Share the Love” day at MMA. There will be tours and presentations with Support Staff. Students not currently attending our school may come with their parents to tour the school and observe a classroom. Please share this information with your family and friends. We have a great school and we want to share it with others. Here is the link where they can RSVP- https://forms.gle/c55cn76RkRAYryRL8
Thank you for your continued support! Have a fabulous week!
Ms. Martha & Ms. Valerie