Hello families,

We are having a wonderful October so far. the children are enjoying many Halloween themed materials, songs and books.

We will be having pajama day on Halloween and a pizza party. Please bring $5.00 by Monday, October 30 for pizza,  there is no need for to bring in lunch that day. Please check in with me if your child has special dietary restrictions, and we will make a plan so they feel included.

We are looking forward to connecting with you at conferences Friday and Monday..

Show and tell will he starting soon.  We will have a letter sound of the week, and one child will be responsible for bringing a bag of items starting with their letter. Your child will have their turn based on age, from oldest to youngest. We will let you know when it is your child’s week and are happy to help brainstorm items that start with the phonetic sound.

Speaking of toys…. please remember to keep all toys at home, unless you have made a plan with me before hand. If toys come to school, children know they will be placed in our end-of-year basket and will be kept there until the end of the year.

Ms. Alana has been guiding the children through yoga flows at afternoon circle and is looking forward to teaching Spanish, starting on Tuesdays. She will begin next week with color vocabulary words and related songs.

Ms. Ryann and the children are having so much fun in the outdoor environment and have been taking care of a small bean farm with sprouts they started on the playground. We have been working on an avocado tree project. We enjoy watching them sprout and are looking forward to planting our trees in the outdoor environment.  Our goal is to make our own little avocado tree forest.

As always please reach out to me with any questions or concerns, I hope you are enjoying the school year as much as we are.

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Hello Quetzal families,

We are having such an amazing year so far!  The children are settling into the routine so well.  The big buddies have been so helpful and kind in welcoming our new students to the community.

We have been talking in depth about our 3 main ground rules: be kind, be gentle and be safe.  The children have enjoyed categorizing all of the other rules based on these main ideas.  We have talked about how to make a friend and set a boundary, how to get snack, wash our hands, how to use watercolor paint, and carry scissors.  We have learned some new songs and have begun our Friday peace walk tradition.   We are also starting a mini unit of study about the author Eric Carle.

The Kindergarten students decided on our daily kinder circle curriculum calendar:  Mondays-Math concepts, Tuesdays-Topics (misc. kinder requirements made fun)  Wednesdays-Writers workshop, Thursdays-Science and technology, and Fridays-Art and Music.  Afternoon work time has been full of learning and fun.

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed items for victims of Harvey.  I felt overjoyed by everyone’s generosity and so grateful to the tots team (Heather and Amber) for organizing this effort.

If your child has an upcoming birthday please schedule a birthday circle with me.

Please subscribe to this blog and stay tuned for a post in the next day or so for pictures of the children at work.

We are so grateful for your support and trust working with your precious little ones.  It is an honor to do this work and we so grateful every day for the sweet children we have the privilege of caring for.

Please always feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns…I love to hear from you!!!

Susanne

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Greetings Primary 4 Families!

We are coming to a close on our last days of school! We can hardly believe it.

It was so special to connect with all of your families at conferences. Thank you all for your time.

Field Day is next Friday, May 26th. On this special day we will play fun games on the lawn, enjoy a watermelon treat and enjoy the sun. Please make sure your child wears appropriate clothing because they will get dirty. No swimwear necessary, please apply bug spray and sunscreen prior to school that day.

As the year unwinds we would like to invite all of your families to our Gates of Life Ceremony which will be held on the last day of school, Thursday, June 1st at 2:00 p.m.

The Monday before we will tell the children about Miss Maria and Miss Maia’s new journeys and will have our own special Gates of Life ceremony with the children.

Please refrain from sharing any information with the children until we have our special circle.

Please make sure to send a big bag for Thursday, May 31st so we may send all your child’s belongings home. If you have extra grocery bags we would love to use them, we prefer paper bags if possible.

A big congrats to Miss Maia for graduating from The Montessori Education Center of the Rockies! She is now a certified American Montessori Society Guide.

We are so happy to be able to spend the rest of May with your children. Thank you for a wonderful year!

Warmly,

Your Primary 4 Guides

 

IMG_5429.JPGGreetings Primary 4 Families!

We want to start by sending you a huge THANK YOU to all of you for the kind and generous birthday gifts.  We are very grateful for all of your appreciation.

We are looking forward to meeting with you at conferences to give updates on your child’s progress and connecting one on one with each of your families.

In Spanish, we are beginning our unit study of animals.  We have mastered the song “Un Goso Como Una Fuente,” and can sing without any teacher help. This semester we have also mastered days of the week, months of the year, clothing items and parts of the body. If anyone would like to contribute Spanish storybooks please do so!

We are so happy to start our “April Showers Bring May Flowers” art project and enjoyed the “March Comes In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb” work that was sent home last week.  It is so fun to see the differences in each child’s unique artistic hand.

Next Week, Miss Maia will be sharing her Passover tradition with our class by preparing a special Passover food called “Charoset” at circle.  We will be talking about the traditional Passover Seder, which means “Order.”  The class will be celebrating this holiday with a mini-Seder.  If anyone has Passover story books to contribute to our library please get in touch with Miss Maia.

Our classroom has been thriving with sewing works, creative writing and poetry.  We are also currently doing observation work on mold and food.  Be sure to ask your child about ingredients, nutrition facts, mold, decomposing and compost.

We can hardly believe it is already April, and the beautiful weather has been making our days bright and shiny.

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Hello families, 

Happy month of love.  As a reminder tomorrow we will celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing ONE Valentine with the class.

In Spanish we have been studying parts of the body, numbers, days of the week and months of the year.

Remember school is closed Monday, February 20th as we have an in service day.

Please remember to keep your child home if they have taken medicine to reduce a fever.  There have been lots of bugs going around and we are doing our due diligence to sterilize the classroom and be as germ free as possible.  We appreciate your partnership in keeping our children well!

Our clean up song this month is “All You Need is Love.”  The children have been so cute singing along to this tune.

We have begun our human body unit of study.  We are going through the different systems and have so far studied digestive and circulatory.

The Kindergarteners have been doing Writer’s Workshop and discussing what it means to be a writer and time management.

We also have been talking a lot about trash, compost and recycling and want to encourage all of our families to send your child’s food in reusable containers if possible, so we can reduce our classroom impact on the environment.

Our can food drive is still going strong and we would love to collect more nonperishable items until the last day of February.  Thank you to those of you who have already contributed!

Sewing has been a big hit during work time, you may notice your child coming home with sewing practice, dolls or pillows! Be on the lookout on Fridays.