Children's House News

Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center

Week of May 9-13, 2016

*We learned about the transportation and animals of South America.

*We learned about the importance of dairy and the many healthy foods that grow on the farms of Wisconsin. Thanks to the Milk Marketing Board for this great presentation.

*We dissected a bean seed and learned about the parts.

*We have an avocado pit in water and are observing

*We enjoyed celebrating the birthdays of Ayla, Liam, Nolan and Jazek.

*We learned about different types of clouds and made cloud viewers.

*We painted weather pictures.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Next week's virtue....

FORGIVENESS - being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Instead of revenge, make amends. Forgive yourself too. Instead of feeling hopeless after a mistake, decide to act differently.

Week of May 16-20, 2016

Monday, May 16th- Mrs. Foster will be out of the classroom.

Tuesday, May 17th- Tours for families of new students entering MLC in the 2016-17 school year. (These will go on during our work time).

Thursday, May 19th- Planting Day (please have your child dress for outside work, bring work gloves if desired- weather permitting). Parents are welcome to join us. We will start working at 1:30. Separate email was sent- thanks for all your help!

SNACK- If you check next week's snack calendar you will notice some of the students were on the calendar more than once.

Benjamin- snack on Monday. (We will use extras from the snack shelf for the other days) OR

If your child is NOT listed on the May calendar and you would like to send a snack that would be great. Sorry for the confusion.


Our school district is going to participate in the Crayon Initiative!


What It Is:

The Crayon Initiative is a non-profit organization that collects old crayons and re-manufactures them into new crayons. These new Crayons are donated to Children's hospitals around the United States.

Not only does this keep non-biodegradable wax out of landfills, it re-purposes them for a wonderful cause.

PLEASE SEND IN ANY OLD CRAYONS YOU MAY NOT WANT ANYMORE. All crayons, no matter the style, size, condition, brand, can be donated!

Please send in by May 26th! THANKS!

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, June 2nd- Final Planting Day, 1:30-2:45

Thursday, June 2nd- 3:00-4:00 4K Parent Education/Summer Ideas work time. We will be asking a parent to join the students and teachers to share a few works and ideas for the summer. WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Friday, June 3rd- CH and E1 (minus grade 3- they will be on a Mine field trip) will be heading out for one last outdoor adventure. We will be heading for a hike at Fallison Lake then lunch and sand play at Crystal Lake in Sayner. Since this is the day of our dads program, we would like to encourage dads to join us on the trip. MORE DETAILS/TIMES TO COME.

Friday, June 3rd - Dads are DYNAMITE- it's the dads turn to get recognized. 2:15-2:50.

Tuesday, June 7th Last day of school for 4K

Tuesday, June 7th- Family Potluck, 5:30 @ MLC (Watch for more details)

Wednesday, June 8th- Last day of school.

Wednesday, June 8th- Field Day (Fun Day) picnic lunch @ 11:15 then outdoor games. 4K students and parents are welcome to join us!

Mystery Reader

Please contact me if you (or a grandparent, aunt, uncle or special adult) would like to come and read to our class. THANKS!

Alphabet Sounds Song

The Alphabet