A special activity we introduced this week was planting seeds. Everyone helped with different parts of the process
|With a small wooden tool, the older children can make little pots out of newspaper strips|
|Ready for planting!|
|Demonstration of how to fill newspaper pots with potting soil|
|Filling the pots|
|Adding a seed to each pot|
|Cleaning up the spilled soil at the end of the morning|
To become effective readers and writers, children need a strong awareness of the sounds that make up words. We play this game often in the classroom, with 4 levels to match to each child’s developmental stage. More practice at home is helpful, as long as it feels fun and playful for your child – the key is that they feel successful.
|In the classroom we have a special box of objects |
we use for the "I Spy" game
Start simple! (“I spy something you’re holding that starts with ‘fff’” when a fork is the only thing in their hand) and gradually make it more challenging (”I spy something on your face that starts with ‘nnn’” )
Other variations to try at home:
1) Sound out the names of objects around your house and in your daily life with your child.
2) Sound out the name of an object without saying the whole word and have your child blend it back together to find what the object is (e.g. “ch-ee-z” or “sh-ir-t”)
(some changes to the school calendar)
Friday, April 20th– Half Day (12pm dismissal, no aftercare)
Wed. May 23rd– 12pm dismissal
Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:30-6pm
Friday, June 15th
Montessori end-of-year program – 9am
Join us in the classroom for refreshments, a slideshow, and some of our favorite songs & poems from the year.
This is our last day – no school for Montessori students June 18-20th
Last call for Pennies for Peace
Send in any coins you have collected by Friday!