Newsletter - April 2015
Kingwood Montessori Car Decals are available at the front desk
They are available at the front desk for a donation of $5.
Enrollment for the 2015-2016 School Year and Summer Academy Enrollment is now open!
May 20 - Parent Forum - 8:30-9:30am
May 22 - Conference/Progress Reports/No School
May 25 - School Holiday/Memorial Day
June 3 - Closing Ceremony 6 - 8pm.
June 4 - Last Day of School/Noon Dismissal/ No Extended Care
June 5 - Staff Workday
Summer parties and splash days will be arranged by the classes.
Class 204 - Ms. Becky & Ms. Dilia
For Peace class, we read "What is a Freind?" The children were able to tell what they thought a f=good friend was, and how being a good friend makes them feel. Also for Peace class we looked at our new 'Calming Jar" and got a lesson on how we can use it when we are upset or just want to relax.
Class 206 - Ms. Theresa & Ms. Stephanie
Class 208 - Ms. Peggy & Ms. Trish
Spring is in the air and In April we have had lots of practice with the letters ‘s’ (sun), ‘w’ (water, as in rain!) and ‘u’ (umbrella). We noticed and talked about changes in the weather. We also listened to and learned that poetry is a special kind of writing. In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we learned about the parts of a tree. April was also Keep America Beautiful month and in Room 208 we spent a wonderful morning outside, planting sunflower seeds and ‘dinner plate’ dahlias. We discussed the importance of not littering. The elementary were away at camp and we helped by caring for their rabbit and keeping it’s enclosure clean. Several friends were introduced to work with Color Tablets Box 3, learning to discriminate subtle differences in color. Others continue to move forward in their work with Teens and Tens and in Geometry with the Sensorial materials.
Class 210 - Ms. Richelle, Ms. Paloma & Ms. Catherine
What an amazing month for our toddlers. We have enjoyed watching the children develop more fine-motor skills, and improve on their fine motor skills. The children have been working really hard this month on improving their social skills as well. Hammering was a great lesson for this month. A lot of our children didn’t have the grasp of the hammer correct, now to see the children using there palmer grasp for the hammer, and showing other friends how to hold the hammer correct, just brings a smile to our face. Another great fine motor and counting activity we had this month was “Feeding the Bunny,” with tongs. This activity was a great transfer activity and also they were counting the carrots as they would insert them in the rabbit’s mouth. We also caught a lizard in the month of April, and named him “Batman,” however we had to let “Batman” go. It was nice to explain to the children that he had to go back into nature, so all the children said their goodbyes and we let him go, and they were so excited to see him take off. We are looking forward to May, even though it’s going to be a busy month. The children are going to be very excited for all the work, and other activities we have in store for them.
Class 212 - Ms. Andrea & Ms. Mukta
Natural formations found at Camp Allen
Class 214 - Ms. Kate & Ms. Sarah
Lulu & Lexie Hughes - "Directors for the Day" 4/28/2015
Lake Houston Wilderness Park
Next Board of Trustees Meeting
We are currently looking for new board members for the 2015-2016 school year. If you believe that you have knowledge and talents that would move our mission forward, please send an introductory letter to Kate Broughton at the email below.
If you have any questions or recommendations for our board, please send an email to the link below.
Trustees: Andrea Badot, Kate Broughton, Fonda Coleman, Keith Coleman, Nadeem Mazhar, Stewart Nelson, Fred Rosenberg, Elva Sobczak
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