Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Friday from N2!!

Hi there!   Thanks for coming back to check out what N2 has been up to this week!  We are still getting acclimated to our Nursery School environment but Mrs. Festa and I are so proud of the strides we have made in just the short time we have been together. 

Every morning we talk about our class rules.  This week we created our class contract.  We read over and discussed our classroom rules and why they keep us safe.  Each child's hand was traced and place on our "contract". 

We have begun to learn a few of our Montessori lessons and work time has gone quite smoothly.  Check out these hard working N2 students!!

In keeping with our apples theme, on Wednesday we made apple volcanos.  The children just loved seeing the apples "erupt"!   We also used our senses to explore the apple volcanoes.  We used our hands to feel the foam that erupted from the volcanos, we used our noses to smell the vinegar used to make the eruption, and our eyes to observe it. 

Things to Do at Home:

-Practice cleaning up with your child.  Montessori education is all about independence and responsibility.  We are learning how to clean up our work before beginning a new activity.  Reviewing this at home is greatly appreciated.

-Review primary colors: red, yellow and blue.  You can pick out various items of red, yellow and blue in your environment and ask your child to identify them.  If they have mastered colors, you can do this with shapes.

-We are working on sitting at the table for snack and waiting for all our friends to finish.  Please try to do this during meal times at home. 

Important Information:

-Scholastic Book orders went home on Thursday.  Orders are due by October 2nd or you can order online using our class code RJ26P. 

-The HCA 5K Race/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is this Saturday, September 23!!  Lace up your sneakers and get ready!!  The race begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp.  I hope to see all my little friends at the Dragon Dash :-)

-HCA Early Childhood family fun day at Linvilla Orchards is Saturday, September 30th from 9:45-11:45. The cost is $10 a person. The price includes a hayride, entrance to the playground and pumpkin painting. The hayride will leave at 10 a.m. sharp. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Kellich at

Have a great weekend!

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