Friday, November 22, 2019

November 18-November 22, 2019

"Tag to the toes, hands in the holes and FLIP"

In the Montessori classroom, it is important that the children have the opportunity to be as independent as possible.  The classroom is carefully prepared so that is accessible for the children.  However, it doesn't stop there.  The children are given the tools they need to be independent in all aspects of their tiny lives. This week we have begun to work on the Montessori coat flip.  You may hear your child say "tag to toes" .  This lets them have a guide on where to begin.  Once the tag is to their toes, hands go in the holes and flip!  

Some of the children have mastered it. 

Some are still practicing. (or just being silly!)

Please encourage and allow your child the time to practice and succeed!

I sent children to PE and picked up some turkeys!
Mrs. Mossor had the students work together to turn their friend into a turkey.







Image result for science clip art
Getting ready to make corn dance!
What we needed: corn kernels, baking soda, vinegar and a clear jar.

Now the baking soda.  Once the bubbles settle, the kernels dance!  We had such fun watching them go up and down.

Fine Motor and Feathers

Looking Ahead:
  • Next week will be a short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  Tuesday, November 26th is a Noon dismissal for all students.  There is no lunch or HCA Plus on this day.  Classes resume Monday, December 2nd.
  • The HCA Family liturgy is Sunday, December 8th at 10 a.m. in the MPR.  It is a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season.  All families are encouraged and welcomed to attend.
  • The Christmas Show is Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00 p.m.  More details to follow.
  • Grandparents Day is Thursday, December 19th.  The day will begin with the Christmas Show at 9:00 a.m. and end with a snack with Santa.  This is an event for students and their grandparents only.  
  • Christmas break is Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 7th.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Devenney

September 20th - 24th

This week we learned all about apples from our Weekly Reader! We explored the parts of an apple: the flesh, the skin, the pips, the stem and...