Friday, March 1, 2019

February 25 - March 1, 2019

We had an exciting week in Pre-K with some breakthrough achievements with Montessori lessons!

Scarlett and Jordyn used the Golden Bead
Material and Large Number Cards to count
and show quantities by units, tens, hundreds,
and thousands.

Blaine worked on basic addition skills.

Lily started spelling with the Movable
Alphabet and Phonetic Object Box 1.

Scarlett started writing sentences using the Movable Alphabet.

Kellan mastered naming the seven continents.

The Pre-K students all work so hard on their lessons every day. It always makes us so happy to see the pride on their faces when they complete a challenging lesson independently for the first time.

While we love our Montessori lessons, it is always hard for parents to fully understand the amazing work the children are doing in the classroom because not much comes home in their folders everyday. This week, we instituted a "Selfie Station" in the classroom. We told the boys and girls that if they are especially proud of a lesson they are working on, they may clip a camera card to their work and we will take a picture to email home and share with you. They are so excited! Get ready for some emails!

This week, we started talking about Dr. Seuss in honor of his birthday on March 2. In our Weekly Reader, we learned about Dr. Seuss' life and the books that he wrote. The children were excited to discover that Dr. Seuss loved rhyming words and even made up some of the words in his stories.

The students practiced writing some rhyming words of their own like the words in Dr. Seuss' stories:

Finally, we introduced the students to a new rhyming lesson that they can choose to work on during our Montessori work period. The students learned how to match rhyming objects to the pictures on the cards and were so proud of each other when they matched the words correctly.

Listen to their rhyming words:

  • There will be no show and tell next week.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for these upcoming important dates:
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - Nursery/Pre-Kindergarten Prayer Service 8:15 am
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - HCA Night at Panera 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Early Childhood Celebration 

Get your tickets now for HCA's production of Shrek Jr. on March 15-16, 2019! Tickets and more information can be found here. We are excited for a wonderful show!

Have a great weekend!