Friday, October 1, 2010

Classroom 1 Update

October 1, 2010
Classroom 1 Update

Well, we back to the basics in our class! We are enjoying learning and relearning how to use all of our beautiful and fundamental Montessori materials.

We are currently in the process of finishing up our study with the red rods and parents will see the support material, booklet, in your child’s take home bin. We have already enjoyed lessons in the pink tower, and we have learned three of our geometric solids: sphere, cube, and the cone. In addition, the class has had their first lesson, or a reminder lesson, with our intro to Golden Bead work: 1, 10, 100, and 1000.

Our first special study is of the continents and many versions of the support material will be sent home as your child completes it. In addition to the continents, we are reviewing daily our alphabet sounds and have been introduced to some French colors and some sign language.

As I tell most parents, we begin our school year “normalizing” in our environment. This is an important part of building a very secure foundation in the classroom.

With Peace and Love,
Teacher Robyn, Teacher Jen, and Miss Amanda

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