The students have done awesome this week! We are continuing to work on finishing a work (paper/pencil for right now) goal then getting a Montessori practical life/sensorial work (they call toy) from our shelf. On Thursday I introduced work baskets and we began getting those out of our mailboxes. The students are doing great with routines and keeping on task! Next week I told them I will be turning around more shelves that contain our Montessori math and language works! Next week we also begin Benchmark ELA curriculum and Eureka math (both district curriculums done across the whole district). The class is so eager to work and learn! It’s becoming a great Montessori environment so far.
I have decided to move snacks to the afternoon. We have a 2.5 hour block between drop off and lunch but a 4 hour block between lunch and dismissal. I put the snack time right during the middle of that so they didn’t have such a long period with no food. A great way to have your child understand what is snack is to put on the side of the backpack in the water pouch. This will ensure it does not get eaten during lunch time 🙂 Please remember to make sure it is a healthy snack!
Reminder to make sure that your child’s water bottle is a non-spill able bottle with a cap! Many are bringing disposable water bottles and that is really hard for the students to open and close correctly. We have already have many spills. If you do not understand what I am asking for please email me for clarification.
Next week we are FINALLY to full days! Some of the students were very excited to hear this and some not so much. We will make sure to build stamina and have fun in the afternoons 🙂
On Monday, September 13th some siblings will begin going out the back door for dismissal. If you received an email from me yesterday that is your child.
In folders today you will be receiving a PTA form! Please consider joining our school PTA. We need lots of volunteers to help make events run successfully! They are wanting to have fun nights and provide classroom with needs but helpers are needed to make that possible. They are very supportive of our teaching staff and I encourage you to join. Fee is $10 for joining and that money is used for things like the Kona Ice Truck, teacher appreciation week, and more. All of the dates for meetings are listed on the second page and all will be 6 pm zoom meetings virtually this year.
Picture Day will be November 10th! Reminder will come out the night before 🙂
Lastly, next week will be long days for your kiddos as they adjust to being in school full day. Please make sure to have early bedtimes and big breakfasts before they come to school!
Have a great weekend!