Calypso Montessori News & Information

Newsletter October 2017

Posted: Oct 15th, 2017

Dear Parents

September has passed and the children have adjusted well to the classroom and their new environment. Our focus for September has primarily been the creation of a new class community. Friendships have formed and everybody has gotten to know each other.

Thank you very much to all new parents as you have helped us and your child by saying a quick good bye at the door and handing over your child to the teachers, instead of walking in the classroom. It really works wonders.

In the first month of September we have learned about Grace and Courtesy: Greeting a person, eye contact, respecting others belongings, organization skills as well as lots of Practical Life activities. Classroom rules, respect and compassion towards others is work that will continue throughout the school year.

Autumn has finally arrived and with our new season we are turning our attention to the changing colors of the leaves, Photosynthesis and the activities of animals as they prepare for winter. We will also be devoting some time to the study of leaves and their various functions.

In October we will continue to work on the classroom rules and start learning about Parts of the Pumpkin. We will also begin to learn about Air, Water, Land and the Continents. Furthermore we will start to learn about Canada.

We are going on a Fieldtrip on Thursday October 26th 2017, to Richmond Country farms, . Further information will be sent out soon.

We will have a Halloween Party for the children on Tuesday October 31st 2017. The children can come dressed up in their Halloween costumes. We do ask not to bring any scary face masks, weapons or wear scary make up. There will be two separate parties for the morning and the afternoon class. Further details will be announced closer to the date.

We have an Instagram site where we display photos of your children every day. This site is private and not accessible to the public. If you would like to see our photos please send in a request. Our site is called Calypsomontessori.

If you have any questions please feel free to speak with us.