We have been enjoying the weather and have been playing soccer almost every day in the ditch. In the classroom, we are working on our study of fractions, ratio and proportion. We will soon begin our study of decimals, money and percents. Some students are finishing up their winter holiday researches and final projects for literature study.
Our geographic focus was Asia, and we’ll be moving into Australia shortly. Did you know that Australia is technically part of an archipelago? We will continue our historical study of Florida, the United States and the world.
Our trip to Driftwood is finally this week! St. Simon’s Island in Georgia, here we come! This month we will celebrate the 100th day of school, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day! We will have a half day on Friday, Feb. 16, as a makeup day from Hurricane Irma.
Feb. 7-9: Driftwood overnight field trip
Feb. 10: MTCF Wine Down & Silent Auction
Feb. 13: 100th Day of School
Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day & Pizza Day
Feb. 16: Half day of school
Feb. 19: Presidents Day/No school
Feb. 28: Pizza Day
March 5: Shanghai Circus Field Trip
March 7: Pizza Day
March 8: Grandparents’ Night
Spring conferences are coming up! We are still working out a schedule, but they will be after Driftwood and before spring break. Keep an eye out for the sign-up sheet to come home soon.
Parent Education Night II on Jan. 25 was a cozy group of three parents. We spent time looking at materials and discussing the value of the philosophy in an academic setting and at home. I am very passionate about Montessori and would love to discuss it with you if you were unable to attend.
We are all buzzed about our trip to Driftwood. You child should arrive to school at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and will be back to school around 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.
Student information went home several weeks ago. Please let me know if you need another copy. It is important that your child is prepared for this trip. They will need to pack a lot, including sleeping gear and clothes that can get very muddy.
We will do a valentine exchange on Feb. 14.