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Montessori Academy's vision is that each student
will become an independent, confident, motivated learner, and a responsible community member as a result of the dynamic partnership between
students, parents, and teachers.
This partnership within the exceptional Montessori environment, while developing these characteristics, enables each student to become a life-long learner.
Dear Room 9 Parents,
The school year is off to a wonderful start in Room 9! The returning children have quickly gotten back into the classroom routine and have been wonderful mentors for the new children. Our new students are already developing strong work habits and are wonderful additions to our calm and joyful classroom.
The children are busy working throughout the classroom. In practical life, they are working on their fine motor skills while developing concentration, care of the materials, and a sense of order with a wide variety of materials. In math, we have children who are learning 1-10 working side by side with children doing four-digit addition with the Golden Beads. In language, some children are working with the Sandpaper Letters as others continue their work in reading, grammar, handwriting, and composition. Our science topic this month is the solar system, and in geography we are covering the land and water forms, the layers of the earth, and the parts of a volcano.
As you’re settling into the MA routine, here a few tips and reminders:
*When packing your child’s lunch, pack the napkins on top for greater ease in unpacking.
*Please save all character clothing for wear outside of school! Montessori Academy has this Primary policy for two important reasons. One is that a main goal in Montessori is to encourage children to engage with the real world. The second is that we want to limit distractions in order to maximize the children’s ability to concentrate. We’re sure you would prefer that your child is engaged in work rather than discussing Batman, Ariel, or Super Mario during work time!
*How is the word “work” used in your home? The children work in our classroom, and we talk about our work time and what work they’re doing. Please make sure that “work” has a positive connotation in your home!
Thank you to the Gupta, Bitzer, Mather, Gay, Aquino, Phillips, and Plourde families for signing up for additional snack weeks! We still have the weeks of April 22, April 29, and May 6 if anyone else would like to volunteer.
Our Parent Information Meeting for all Room 9 parents is Thursday, September 20 from 4:30-5:45 in our classroom. We will be showing the full range of Montessori materials and explaining how we educate the whole child and inspire a love of learning. We look forward to seeing all of you there!
Do you have any questions or concerns at this point? We love to discuss your child with you! Please don’t feel that you have to wait for the October conference day. Quick questions can always be addressed in e-mails. We are also always happy to set up conferences outside of the two scheduled conference days, and we can do phone conferences as well. Just let us know!
Thank you for all of your support during these early weeks!
Tanelle Murphy & Mia Lee