PRIMARY Room 3
Back To School
Summer Recap: This summer has been a growing experience for all of us, with a lot of new experiences. Even though we were not able to have our typical field trips, we did enjoy some virtual field trips that were super exciting. Week 1 was all about camping. We learned about equipment that we might need while camping and what some animal tracks look like. Week 2 was all about celebrating the 4th of July. We learned about why we celebrate and how fireworks work! Week 3 we explored outer space. We watched a rocket blast off and it was so much fun to do the countdown all together. Week 4 was down on the Farm. This week we made our own butter and took a virtual tour of a real farm. We learned about the many different jobs that need to be done around the farm and about the animals that live in the farm. We also had some animal visitors; Jake the cat, Chase the dog, two roosters and baby chicks, and two turtles. Week 5 we dove deep under the sea. We learned about a BUNCH of different ocean animals and how we can be better about keeping our oceans clean. Week 6 was explosive as we learned about volcanoes. We discovered hotspots in the Ring of Fire and learned how islands are formed. The last week of summer we had so much fun learning about the summer Olympics. We watched some swimming matches, gymnastics events, pole vaulting, synchronized swimming, etc. It was such a fun and eventful summer!
September News: This month we will be focusing on getting to know one another and the classroom rules. We will be learning about each other, what makes us the same, what makes us unique, who makes up our families, etc. We will be learning about our country and state and some of the things that make our state unique. We are going to be learning the differences of living vs. non-living, plants vs. animals, and magnetic vs. non-magnetic. Our book of the month is “The Kissing Hand”, the message resonates with the children and they understand that if they are at school, they know they will see their parents later in the day.
This month is also bittersweet as we are saying goodbye to a couple of friends, Richard, and Olivia Benedetto, as they have new adventures at their new schools. We will miss you greatly! Ms. Andrea is also starting her own new adventure and though she is looking forward to it, she is also sad to say goodbye to all the children whom she has spent so much time with. Ms. Andrea wants to say, “Thank you for a wonderful 4 years of teaching at Stars Montessori Academy. I have loved working with all my co-workers and the children will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Items: Please make sure that your children have an extra set of clothes (shirts, shorts/pants, underwear, socks and shoes), a fitted sheet and blanket for nap, and a water bottle. All these things plus their lunch boxes should be able to fit inside their cubbies. Thank you.
Please feel free to come to me with any questions or concerns that may arise.
Curriculum for September:
- All About Me
- Welcome to School
- The 7 Continents
Extra Curricular Activities:
- Monday – Karate
- Tuesday – Karate, Mini-Kickers
- Wednesday – Karate, Kids Musical Theater
- Thursday – Karate
- Friday – Amazing Athletes