Children's House News

Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center

October 10-14, 2016

How exciting to come back to so many new works (Thanks to Ms. Karla who worked so hard on Friday)

*Water works (pouring and transferring)

*Water Works- color mixing

*Pumpkin scrubbing, and more

*Monday- We learned about Christopher Columbus, reviewed the world map and globe. We now have 2 new "ship works" which explore the parts of an old ship like the Nina, Pinta, or Santa Maria

*Wednesday- our 5K field trip was fun and educational (click here for link to field trip photo album) (Google Photos)

*Thursday- We had fall fun, sorting, counting and graphing leaves. We read the Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and created our own leaf people. Leaves and pine needles that we collected will be available for creating more leaf creations next week.

*We made baked "smashed potatoes" from the potatoes that we harvested out of our garden.

Have a GREAT weekend!!!!

This week's video...

directions for smashed potatoes

*Scrub small yellow or red potatoes (we used the potatoes from our garden

*Poke and bake at 350 for an hour (or until soft)

*Let cool, use the "heal" of your hand to smash the potatoes

*Brush with melted butter and your choice of seasonings (salt, pepper, seasoning salt, italian seasoning, garlic) on BOTH sides

*Bake at 400 for 20 minutes, flip and bake an additional 20 minutes.


Family Learning Teams (FLT)

Thanks to all the 5K families who were able to join us for our very first FLT Meeting. The wonderful families are a very special part of why our school is so great!


Oct. 17-21, 2016

Monday- MLC Parent Committee Meeting @ 3:30

Friday- We will celebrate Axel's Birthday

Snack: Lucy, Alaina, Jarrett, Nolan and Axel


Next week's virtue will be: UNDERSTANDING- is using your mind to think clearly, paying careful attention to see the meaning of things. An understanding mind gives you insights and wonderful ideas.

upcoming/important dates

Friday, October 28th - Job Day (At the end of our Occupation Unit we will be asking children to dress up as the job they would like to be when they grow up. Watch for more details.) We will NOT be doing a Halloween Dress up time at school.

Friday, November 4th - 2nd Annual Montessoiree @ The Blend in Eagle River. This is a very fun night and serves as a great fundraiser for The Montessori Learning Center.

Monday, November 7th- NO School- Parent/Teacher conferences

Friday, November 18th- Fall Breakfast and Scram, 8:50-9:30

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