Upon return from a restful break, classes will resume on Thursday, January 2nd. We will dive right into our January theme of Winter Animals and Hibernation. The children will learn about Antarctica in Geography, animals that hibernate and the process of how snow is made. The book in discussion will be, “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. There will be a school closure on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Be sure to check the lost and found for any belongings that are missing.
December was a short and busy month. The school wide theme covered Seasons and Holidays. The children enjoyed exploring the diversity of the different holidays while learning about the fun activities that occur in the winter. The students absolutely loved the visit from Santa Claus. He brought great joy to our school! The students had the opportunity to take photos with Santa. Some enjoyed Santa from afar, others were eager to give him a hug. All students were given a holiday treat. The staff and children worked so hard on making the holiday recital spectacular! They all did an excellent job with their performances!
We would like to show our gratitude for all the generous ways you have supported our school throughout the month of December. The See’s Candy fundraiser was a success! We had a high level of participation who promptly submitted their orders. We were also amazed at the interest and involvement in our Hathaway program, each gift was graciously given to support a child or teenager in need. Thank you to the families who contributed towards our Sweet and Salty treat exchange for staff. The staff really enjoyed the delicious and thoughtful treats. We truly appreciate all the efforts made by parents to partake and sustain our school events!
November was all about “Harvest and Healthy Bodies”. In our primary rooms the students were introduced to the benefits of eating foods off the food pyramid. They also learned about the importance participating in physical education. The students were familiar with some of the items on the food pyramid because of their experience with the Snack Host Program. Thank you, parents for your participation. They are developing a greater interest in healthy foods. In toddlers, the students also participated in the theme, “Harvest and Healthy Bodies” by learning how to sign the words, eat, happy and thank you. They really enjoyed singing songs with movements about food. The teachers sang, “Biscuits in the oven” and “I like to eat.”
For our November Enrichments, in cooking class the students were able to experiment with the seasonal flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon, which smelled so wonderful. For music, the students were introduced to Beethoven and the instruments he used. They listened to the song, “Hymn of Thanksgiving.” The children were mesmerized by the sounds. In art, the children had so much fun experimenting with splash paint. Leaves have been a fascination for the month, so the students were thrilled to include it into their art piece. The Spanish class practiced words to increase their vocabulary about the parts of the body. They did this by singing head, shoulders, knees and toes. During computers the children practiced using the mouse and keypad by exploring the various subjects on ABCMOUSE.
October has been busy with many fall activities. It’s so exciting to see the children building new friendships. Parents, thank you for all your patience and support as we made a few changes to the layout of our center. The children are so excited to work in such an open space. It is allowing the older students to model to the younger children the proper ways to use the Montessori materials. The Halloween Parade was lots of fun! It was neat to see everyone (including our teachers) dressed up. The bookfair was also a great success! The children enjoyed the latest books that sparked their interests, wonders, and intrigues. Thank you to the parents who purchased booked and to the parents who volunteered. We couldn’t have had such success without you!
Back to School
September Recap: We are excited to start the new 2019-2020 academic school year! We would like to welcome all Little Acorn Montessori new and existing children and parents. The theme for the month of September is All About Me! The children are getting to know each other by making friends. They are learning and making crafts about themselves and what makes them so special. The children are discussing family trees with their teachers as well as having discussions on extended family and friends.
Throughout the school year we ask parents to participate in our Snack Host Program by providing a snack for their class each morning. The morning snack will be assigned. A reminder notice will be sent to families the day before their designated day. A calendar with assigned days will be found on each classroom’s bulletin board. Thank you for your help!
To stay connected to our School Website please go to www.la-montessori.com On our website, you will find a Parent section with a drop-down option listing each classroom. For passwords please ask your child’s teacher or the office administrator. Here, you will find lots of information about what activities your child has been doing or what is planned for the coming month. We will also post photos of activities and upcoming events! Please check us out on Instagram and Facebook!
Back To School Night
Back To School Night was a success! Parents had the opportunity to come out to meet with teachers to get a glimpse into your child’s learning day. Teachers shared information on the curriculum and academics while hearing strategies that are used to help your child in his or her daily routine.