Friday, January 11, 2019

Happy New Year!!!

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Happy New Year!!!   We all seem to have had a wonderful holiday season!  The kids were excited to share their favorite gifts and activities with their friends.

So happy to see our friends:-)

In honor of the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th, three seventh graders -dressed as the Magi- visited our classroom.  They recited a blessing, sprinkled our door with Holy water, and presented us with a blessing to be hung above our door. 

Montessori Work Time
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We came back ready to work and learn!  A new year with some new challenging lessons.  Look what hard workers we are!
Caroline working on 'BFOG'

Mason making a pattern with the brown stairs and pink tower.

Charlie working on numbers.

Lucas working on his numbers.

Anthony working with the pink tower and brown stairs.

Aanya is working on her numbers using the large bead frame.

Braden working with the teen boards.

We have begun the snack table during Montessori work period.  

How it works: each morning the children are told what is on the menu.  For example, 2 grahams & 4 apple slices or a banana. When the children are hungry during work, they may go get snack if a seat is open.  No more than 3 at a time may be at the table.  The child then gets a napkin, their snack and pours their water.  Yes!  I just said pour:-)

What it promotes: independence, respect  and self awareness.

Strengthening our fine motor skills!

Play dough is a great way to strengthen muscle tone in little hands.  The squishing, flattening, rolling, and squashing all aide in developing children's muscles and encourages prewriting, cutting, using scissors, holding a pencil etc.

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In Science this week we talked about liquids and solids.  We learned that water is a liquid and when it freezes and becomes ice it is a solid.  To end our class we became ice excavators and dug animals out of ice.  

  • Please make sure your child bathrooms/is changed before arriving to school.  
  • There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Devenney

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