Hello! Welcome to our website. This site has been developed so you can see what is going on in our classroom. We hope that you will find it very helpful. One of the most important thrusts of Maria Montessori’s educational efforts was to create a more peaceful world by nurturing the spirit of the child. It is our desire to prepare our classroom for your children’s optimum learning.
Our class also uses a Shutterfly classroom site to coordinate volunteers, send email reminders, and share pictures.
Yellow Room families will receive an email invitation to join: https://mmcayellowroom.shutterfly.com/
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at school. The telephone number is: 630-1510. You may also e-mail us at school at email@example.com. Thank you for sharing your child with us this year.
IMPORTANT DATES for 2019-2020!
Oct. 15- Picture Day - Students wear their school uniform for pictures.
Oct. 31 - Cultural Day
The Kindergartners dress as community helpers. This activity is for students to learn more about the role people play in our community and how we can recognize and support their involvement in his or her home, school, or larger community.
The First graders dress as an American symbol. This activity is for students to recognize and learn more about what these symbols represent and how they played a part in our history.
Nov. 15 - Friendship Stew Feast
We all participate as a class to donate a specific item to the feast, prepare and cook the stew to share in a thankful and special day with our classroom friends. We will need a few volunteers on Wednesday, November 16th to prepare the stew and November 15th to set up for the feast.
Jan. 29 - Class Play Performance
Feb. 13 - Secret Valentine Exchange
Each child will make ONE valentine for their secret valentine.
March 10 - 120th Day of School
KINDERGARTEN and FIRST GRADE in the YELLOW ROOM
Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in his/her school career! Kindergarten and First grade are exciting times as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. These are years of important transitions, as well as ones in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated. You will be amazed at just how much your child will grow!
In our class, your child will learn how to read, write stories, add, subtract, and so much more. We hope to make your child's year a fun and exciting one and I hope to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling.
So much happens in the years of Kindergarten and First grade! Because of this, parents as well as children may have some apprehension about what will happen. It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes. Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready. Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in our first grade.
Here are some ways you can help:
Celebrate your child's successes, no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work!
Look through your child's backpack each day. There will be important notes newsletters, returned work and homework assignments.
Read to and with your child everyday, if possible. The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.