Ms. Sheela’s Classroom
Parent/Teacher conferences are set for the third and fourth week of October. I will send the link to sign up for conferences by tomorrow.
I will also have a signup sheet on the clipboard at drop off and pick up, if you would like to come in to observe your child in the classroom before conferences,
Continents and Oceans
Work Period in a Montessori Classroom
In Montessori schools the activities are called "work" so that children will associate positive feelings with the term which will hopefully carry over into their adult lives. During the work period the children are free to choose anything they have had a lesson on. Teachers give new lessons, assist and observe. By now each child has had lessons in every area of the classroom. They are encouraged to practice each skill again and again as teachers look for areas of special developmental interest for each child. Much of the work period up to this point has been spent remembering to put work away, push in chairs, use "inside" voices and feet, use "careful" hands, use words rather than hands when a problem arises with another person, and respect the work of others.
We finish each class with a "circle" lesson including songs, calendar, and weather and sharing (the opportunity for each child to have a turn to talk). At circle time we usually read a story, sing songs or play a game. The first weeks of class were spent focusing on routines, rules, good manners and the concept of "community”.
Friday, Oct 5 at 10:10 am
Montessori Services Fundraiser
We are going to participate in the Montessori Services Holiday Fundraiser again this year. Montessori Services is a material supplier to Montessori families and classrooms. The fundraiser will begin soon. Depending on our total order, the participating classrooms will receive between 10% and 15% to spend on materials for their classrooms. I will also be posting wish lists, if parents would like to purchase materials for their child’s classroom. The Montessori Catalogs will be sent in this Thursday’s folder.
Bella (Nika’s mom) and Kebbie ( Zach’s mom) for taking care of our laundry(towels and nap sheets)every week.
Crissy, Alicia, Kebbie, Joe, Lisa and Nathan for coming in to listen to our students read.
“What do you like about Fall?”, when asked of our students-
Nika-color of the leaves
Cameron-Jumping in the leaves
Adrian-Jumping in the leaves
Jack-Burying myself in the leaves
Sydney-Jumping in the leaves
Teagan-when the leaves fall
Zach-Jumping in the leaves and Halloween
Clio-Jumping in the leaves
Madeline-when leaves fall
Spencer-Jumping in the leaves