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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 year is quickly coming to a close, and the classroom is a flurry of activity as we continue working hard while also getting ready for our Winter Program.
Our classroom has been transformed as we get ready for winter. Our fall colors have been replaced by blue, silver, and white. We have evergreen trees, snowflakes, mittens, and gingerbread men for pushpin work. The practical life area has been transformed with many new works, including soap grating (to make “snow”), sifting, and sorting of winter objects. We have increased the complexity of many of the materials by adding water works such as pouring, basting, and whisking. Children must really concentrate to successfully complete these works without spills.
In geography, we are continuing our study of North America with a focus on the United States and Tennessee. In science, we are getting ready to begin our study of zoology with vertebrates and invertebrates and the five classifications of vertebrates.
Please join us in welcoming a new assistant to our classroom. On Mondays, a wonderful UE student comes to the classroom for 30-40 minutes to listen to children read, give basic Practical Life presentations, and read to the children at group time. We’re very lucky to have Miss Kira Murphy as our classroom assistant!
December Montessori gift: This month we’d like to remind you of the great gifts of repetition and mastery. The opportunity for the child to repeat work on her individual timetable is vitally important to the process of achieving mastery. Whether it’s in pouring, writing, addition, or building the Pink Tower each child has the time to repeat the work to truly achieve mastery before moving on to a higher level. Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Fostering this habit of repetition is a great gift in our Montessori classrooms.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, December 18 for our Open House and Winter Program!
With our warmest wishes for a safe and happy holiday season,
Mia Lee & Tanelle Murphy