October flew by, and we are already into November! Our community has been busy. This month, we explored powers with the beautiful Montessori squaring material and revisited some old Montessori materials that are a great support of multiplication and division practice.
We have also been focusing on quality writing, including pre-writing skills and correct structure for a well-written paper. Our literature circles are going well; both books are funny! “How to Eat Fried Worms” and “Dead End in Norvelt”.
We have been working on improving our handwriting and exploring cursive. Last week, we went to the Beaches Museum and learned all about Jacksonville and the local history of the beaches. We also celebrated Halloween like it was going out of style. This week, we will be applying for classroom jobs and rotate monthly instead of weekly, as we have for the first few months of school.
Nov. 5: Father’s Night
Nov. 6: Parent Conferences, No School
Nov. 9: Field Trip to the Jacksonville Zoo
Nov. 11: Veterans Day, No School
Nov. 25-30: Thanksgiving holidays
Your child’s learning journal is an organizational tool that contains the assignments the children are required to do each week. The children are responsible for this tool, and we have been adapting it to meet their needs. This will help with the life skill or organization and preparation!
Our afternoon mediation, tea and bread time has been great for our community building. We read books, discuss character qualities and play games to help us focus on positivity and quality relationships. Please let me know if you would ever be interested in joining us during this time!
With the holidays quickly approaching, I know many families give gifts to teachers and other students. Please do not feel that this is expected. If you are so inclined, please check out our classroom Amazon wish list. Additionally, we will be putting together a Secret Santa activity for the children!
We are still looking for a few donations to help improve our environment. Any of the following would be greatly appreciated:
- A large area rug (about 8×8).
- A small rug (about 3×3).
- A beanbag chair.
- Essential oil for our diffuser.