February ended and March has begun! We celebrated Montessori Week with materials and articles. We feel so much gratitude to work and learn in such an amazing place.
It is a short week next week due to the PA day on Friday. Reports will be handed out on Monday and we will be busy wrapping up term 2! Also on Monday, we are excited to welcome Anita Pinto , a guest chef, who will be cooking with students from both Casa classes.
Interviews are happening next week. We look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child’s progress. If your child is participating in the Child- Led interview, please read the Interview Protocol handout.
What a week we have had here in Casa with our Canadian weather! The weather can be so unpredictable sometimes but we are glad everyone put safety first. On Wednesday, we had a great trip to the Camp Kawartha Environment Center where we learned all about winter, animals and tracking footprints. One of our highlights was to see a real porcupine up high in an old cedar tree!
We are looking forward to watching the French Plays tomorrow. We know how hard Jodi and our students have worked to make these performances happen!
We can’t believe that next week is the last week of January. Time sure flies! We will be rescheduling our Paramedic Visit from the ice day to Monday January, 29th. Thank you to Justin and Jodi Pinkerton for volunteering their time to come in and talk to us! Lastly, we invite you to the Parent Education session on Monday from 4-5:30. This session focuses on your child(s)transition into a new level. Teachers will be here to answer any questions you may have.
We just want to remind you that we are asking you to refrain from handing out Valentines Day cards at school. We will be doing crafts, yoga, stories and songs to celebrate love and kindness. Thank you for your cooperation!
This week in Casa was filled with Christmas Festivities! We continued working on our Christmas Craft, practiced for the upcoming Christmas concert and did some holiday shopping at Santa Shop, all while continuing to learn new lessons and repeat work.
Stay tuned for information in regards to our Reverse Advent Calendar starting next week. All Food Donations will be going to Backpack for Kids at Havelock Public School.
Here is an idea for gifting, “Christmas Montessori Style” for your children. Instead of buying gifts that play with your children, buy gifts that your children play and learn with. Check out the link below for some great Practical Life Christmas present ideas.
In Casa this week we are working hard at growing our brains and choosing work independently. Lots of new and exciting lessons have occurred and students are repeating work.
We will be making poppies out of Metal Insets for our Remembrance Day ceremony and talking about the importance of this day. Our special ceremony will take place on Friday November 10, at 10am. It will be followed by a moment of silence. Feel free to practice this skill over the coming days!
Don’t forget to change your clocks on Sunday! Also, thank you to parents who have already labelled their children’s clothing. We are really counting on you to support us in this area.