Thank you to all parents and grandparents that came to Back to School Night and Grandparent's Day. We hope all of our grandparents enjoyed their time in the classroom. We had a lot of fun watching the children work on the art projects with their special guests!
In October we learned about Christopher Columbus and that he sailed to find the new land. Mrs. Lami also came in to read to us and brought the most amazing dinosaur bone. She told us that the bone was from a Mastodon and that it was found when Route 15 was being made. Wow!! It was amazing and we even got to touch it!! Mr. Chris came and we learned about Latin music - he had us dancing in our seats!
Our Halloween parade and Boo or Treat went great! He all had lots of fun. A big THANK YOU to all our families and volunteers for helping and contributing to our Halloween celebration!
11/5 Jamming for Juniors
11/19Jamming for Juniors
11/20Spirit Day - "crazy sock day" - wear crazy socks to school today. If your child doesn't attend on Fridays have them wear crazy socks the last day that they attend this week.
11/26Thanksgiving Feast (see below) all children welcome to join us for morning session. Pick up time for morning session will be 12pm Parents are welcome to volunteer. Please see your child's teacher. If your child has a food allergy please speak with their teacher about alternatives.
11/27-11/28School closed - Thanksgiving
Observations and Conferences
This month brings classroom observations and parent-teacher conferences. If you have not signed up yet don't worry there is still time. Please see Mrs. Gorman for the conference sign-up.
In November we will celebrate two important holidays - Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. For Veteran's Day we will be reading stories about our Veterans. Who are they? Why do we honor them? We will be coloring a picture and working on and arts and craft project. For Thanksgiving we will be learning about the Pilgrims and how the Native Americans helped them learn how to live off the land. We will be celebrating Thanksgiving at Alpine Montessori with our annual feast. We will be serving turkey sandwiches, carrot sticks, veggie sticks and a delicious dessert.
* Show and Tell - 11/7 the letter Ff, 11/14 the letter Gg, 11/21 something you are thankful for
* Geography Enrichment Program for the Kindergarten class for November - due to conferences, parent observations and the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be offering the Kindergarten geography class only once in November on Friday 11/21. The topic of this lesson will be "take the animals home" which builds on our prior lesson. In October, the students learned about the Earth's continents. For the November class, every kindergartener will pretend to be the captain of a ship, which is full of lost animals from all over the world. The animals will want our "captains" to return them to their hime continents.
* Please remember to bring in either a non-perishable can of food or fruit or bottled water for our emergency lock down supplies. Notes were sent home with the conference notices.
* With construction going on next door please do not allow your child to walk through the parking lot alone. If you want to take them to see the progress please hold their hands and walk with them. Safety of all our children is our first priority!
Abigail S. 11/2
Caroline F. 11/9
Ivey T. 11/12
Brianna M. 11/17
Alexander D. 11/18
Tripp K. 11/19
Isabella C. 11/25
Congratulations to the Matari Family. Noah Matari was born on October 3rd.