Montessori Practical Life Lessons
Practical life in Montessori is purposeful activity that develops motor control and coordination. It helps a child to develop independence, concentration and a sense of responsibility for their world. The Practical life lessons cover two main areas of development: care of self, and care of the environment.
Jaxn is exercising his pincer grasp by transferring marbles by hand.
We will practice safety drills with the entire school throughout the course of the school year. Prior to the drills there is a lot of conversation about the drill and what we do with ourselves to keep us safe. We had our first fire drill and lock down drill this month. As a class we talked about how practicing keeps us safe and helps us to know what to do in the event that there was ever an emergency. The children did a fantastic job!
Blessing of the Animals is on Monday at 8:15 AM with Rev. Art Tung. Remember:
Pets will not be brought into the building. Family members should plan to take pets home after the blessing.
Masks must be worn at all times and observe social distancing.
Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and we ask that you bring a plastic bag in case "nature calls."
If a student does not have a pet or s/he cannot bring the pet to school, s/he can bring a picture of the pet or a stuffed animal.
If the event cannot be held due to inclement weather, families will be notified via the AMG Alert text message system. We will not reschedule the event.
Photography day next Friday 10/8. A photographer will be here to take pictures of the students in action throughout the day. All students should wear their regular uniform, even if they have gym.
There is no school for students on Monday, October 11 due to a faculty in-service day.
EC Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on the evenings of October 20-21. A link to sign up will be sent home next week. All conferences will be held over Zoom.
On Friday, October 29, we will have our annual HCA Mission Party. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks. Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon on that day and there will be no HCA Plus.