Mrs. Soma’s September Newsletter
Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment
Dr. Maria Montessori
Thank you all for choosing Montessori way of learning for your child. Dr. Montessori was an Italian physician who formulated this method, had a particular genius for observing children as they really are rather than as adults wish them to be.
Dr. Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person. She must do it herself or it will never be done. Dr. Montessori felt that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts from a preselected course of studies, but rather to cultivate her own natural desire to learn.
We have successfully completed the first month of school….you can slowly see the children making new friends and getting warm up to the daily routine of the class. It is really interesting to watch the social bonding and the Kindergartner’s taking a natural leadership role in the society of our class.
Some IMPORTANT reminders
1. Every TUESDAY is a Fruity Tuesday, so every child need to bring a fruit(apple. orange etc) or bunch of fruits( grapes, strawberries) to the class. Please make sure that the child has the fruit in his/her hand not in the lunch box.
2. Please make sure your child is not wearing a flip flop, closed toe shoes are the best but sandals with a band behind their ankle is also okay.
3. Please do not send your child wearing rubber band bracelet or rings to the school. It has become a big distraction in their work and often they loose them in the play ground which then results in a big melt down.
We will celebrate our INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY on September 19th, Friday. The morning will be filled with beautiful peace songs and pledge, the kindergartener’s will have a special presentation of Peace in front of the whole school. The evening will be a fun time sharing food ….its POTLUCK in the evening, so mark your calendar. I will let you know about the details. Parents are welcome to come in the morning to participate in the Peace ceremony.
Tempe Robbins is helping to make the class directory, she is the mother of Lila and Finn Robins in our class. You will get an email from her asking some information.
I will need 2 parents to help me in the reading group. Please let me know if you are interested. It will be once a week for the entire year.
Our class will be open for observation from September 15th, please let me know if you would like to watch our beautiful world.