Dear Maple Families,
It’s December! We have made it through the beginning of the year and are winding our way to our first long break.
It was such a lovely treat, as always, to meet with you all during parent conferences. November started off with a rush of good feelings fueled by the great conversations we had about your children. We also celebrated many birthdays in November. Sharing these milestones with the class and celebrating together is fun for everyone.
West Sound Wildlife Shelter visited mid-month, bringing three beautiful birds to share with us. We learned many new stories and facts about the lives and care of these birds, and students brought their excitement to their own bird research in the classroom. This visit was part of our Fall Study, and I hope your children came home excited about all they learned and shared about their favorite bird visitor!
Students’ work in November covered many diverse areas of the Montessori curriculum. Many students became interested in playing and composing music on the Tone Bars as well as continuing to hone their handiwork skills with weaving and sewing. We will continue to add new techniques as December progresses, as some students are eager to work on and complete larger sewing projects. Students have also taken the invitation to research to heart. Our bird study leads the way and we have learned about the parts of and internal functions of birds, however many children have worked hard on researching many different animals. Finally, in math, we continue exploring factoring and fractions, though our work with basic operations still leads the way. Soon we’ll dive deeply into geometry and further language work.
We are looking forward to the grand unveiling of our Birds of Bainbridge Fall Study on December 9th. Hope to see you there!
Joelle, Cley, and Katie