Thursday, September 29, 2011

Parent Teacher Conferences- October 10th

On Monday, October 10th, ALRM will have teacher conferences. Teacher Robyn will begin with a description of the areas of the classroom and discuss the significance of them. Next, she will discuss what the class has studied before moving onto your child's individual progress. Finally, she will welcome any questions or comments regarding your child.

Please sign up for a conference at the front hall of the school.  If you are unable to attend on the date and time provided, Robyn will be available for a conference at another time at your convenience. In the event that you are unable to use the time slot you signed up for, please call the school at 217-0035 to allow your spot to be used by another family.

Miss Mary will be displaying a table of instruments for sale for those of you interested in bringing more music into your home. Also, if you are in need of daycare for the day, please let Teacher Robyn know so that she can have the downstairs classroom fully staffed.

-Teacher Robyn

greater than and less than | Montessori Kindergarten

The Kindergartners were hard at work on Monday afternoon. After settling into some time with their workbooks, the girls reviewed "greater than" and "less than." The alligator always eats (<) the bigger number...

Monday, September 26, 2011


Last week in yoga, we learned about "mudras." Mudras are symbolic gesture made with the hands in yoga. These hand movements stimulate the same parts of the brain as language. Some of the mudras we learned: namaste, lotus, bird, wisdom, and protection.

Ask your child....
what is a mudra?
can you teach me a mudra?

Maybe you can even invent some mudras together!

Miss Jen

Monday, September 19, 2011

the littles | New Hampton daycare center

The downstairs just might be the place to be. The older kids gather there first thing in the morning, greeting the babies and reminiscing about toys from yesteryear. They often end the day there as well, reading books and listening to soft music. In between, these littles do their thing, guided and loved by Teacher Lisa, Miss Jess and Miss Audrey. Here are just a few from today:

Friday, September 16, 2011

ALRM on Facebook

Our facebook page is pretty active! Be sure to hope over there and "like" the page to receive our updates.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Music Together!

Dear parents,

We are looking forward to a wonderful school year! I am pleased that we have been able to renew our agreement with Music Together and that Miss Mary will be with us on two mornings to ensure that 2 and 3 day a week children, both upstairs and downstairs, get to participate. Our contract requires the participation of all enrolled children. Music Together is developed at the Center for Music for Young Children in Princeton, NJ and has complemented preschool curriculum since the 1980s. This program is present in Montessori schools throughout the US, and we are very excited to have it here, in New Hampton. Feel free to check out the website to understand more about this program and how it enhances all learning.

The music fee for the school year is $175 per child and pays for all the materials and 30 weeks of participation. Payment should be made directly to "A Lakes Region Montessori" and is due on September 15th. Families needing an extension, please see me to work out an alternative. Last year, payments were made directly to Miss Mary, and, in that process, there were families who did not pay the fee. If you fall into this category, please make payment to ALRM with your September tuition.

We hope you will revel in the joy of family music!

Thank you!
Teacher Robyn

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2nd week!

An informational post:

1. Snack....on the day your child is assigned to snack, please bring in a(somewhat) healthy snack for 26 students. Some past ideas: dried fruit, graham crackers, pretzels and dip, mini bagels and cream cheese, cheese and crackers, cantaloupe, grapes, veggies and dip, crackers, granola bars, and yogurt.
2. Teacher Robyn would like to start a book club this year! She will post a sign near the front door for those who are interested.
3. Parents from last year: please bring your child's workbook back in if you brought it home this past spring or summer. Otherwise, you will need to purchase a new workbook.
4. More info on Music Together class (which will be starting on Wednesday, September 14th) to follow....
5. We do have a facebook page! You can find it here. Be sure to "like" it!