Casa News – December 11-15

This Week in Casa: 

This week we have been getting into the holiday spirit and having lots of fun out in the fresh snow!  Just a reminder to PLEASE label your child’s outdoor clothing, especially mitts.  It’s very difficult for the teachers to keep track of which items belong to each child and sometimes the children don’t know either. On the same note, if your child brings a sled to school, please be sure to label this as well. We have also been busy making ornaments to decorate the KMS tree.  Maybe your child can show you which one on the tree in their’s!

Next week in Casa:

It’s going to be a busy week next week, filled with Holiday Celebrations!

  • Mrs. Clause (Meaghan’s Mom) will be visiting on Monday to bake delicious cookies with the children.
  • Thursday, our afternoon students will be visiting Elmhirst Resort for a sleigh ride and other outdoor winter fun!  The notification with more details will be posted on the website early next week.
  • Friday is the KMS Holiday Party at The Venue. The children are so excited to show your their song and dance!  We recommend arriving as close to 8:30 as you can. When you arrive, please have your child(ren) visit the bathroom and then leave them with their teachers by 8:45 at the latest.  The show begins at 9:00 and typically runs approximately 1.5 hours. There will be refreshments following. Reminder – there is no school Friday afternoon.  Let the holidays begin!

Casa Tip of the Week: 

1.  Consider tying your child(ren)’s mitts to a string and feeding it through the arms of their jacket.  A quick solution to the many mitt mysteries at KMS.

2. We’ve had a few parents ask us what their children can do over the holidays to continue doing “Montessori things”.  Here are some ideas:

  • Set the table for meals
  • Clear the table after meals (take dishes to the counter, scrape leftover food into the garbage can
  • Help to prepare food (they’ve been practicing pouring, cutting, spreading, and peeling in Casa Cooks
  • Make their bed
  • Get themselves dressed (we have found that laying clothes out the night before helps in the morning routine)
  • Help a younger sibling
  • Have things available for them to practice pouring, washing, dusting, drawing, writing, reading – whatever stage they are at in their learning

Happy Holidays!!

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