We made it through our first week of school and it was truly spectacular. I am being genuine when I say that this has been the best week of my teaching career. These kids are simply lovely, kind, and so respectful of each other and our environment. I am so excited for all that we are going to be able to do this school year.
This week we have been practicing taking out materials, using them correctly, and putting them away in their appropriate place. We have also been working hard on our SEL (social emotional learning) activities to strengthen our classroom community. I often refer to our classroom as a family since we spend so much time together over the course of not only the current school year but THREE years! It is important for us to spend this time learning the classroom expectations so that we can have the best school year possible.
If you have not yet sent the field trip form back to school, please do so soon. They are due Wednesday with $7 per person. Currently we need a few more chaperones. I have a few "maybe" chaperones but only one other adult other than myself that is confirmed.
Next week we are going to be working on our Montessori peace value lessons as well as continuing to learn how to appropriately use the materials in the classroom. If you have not sent in photos of your child's life (one photo per year), please do so by the end of next week so that we can begin working on our timeline books.
Thank you to everyone for your support, it means a lot to me and to our classroom environment. Also: our alternative seating project was FULLY FUNDED through Donors Choose! We should be getting our new seats sometime in the next few weeks. Be sure to come by our classroom and check out our environment if you haven't done so yet.
One of our lovely classroom moms suggested I start an Amazon wish list for our classroom. I do a lot of fundraising/requests through Donors Choose and you can always search my name there if you'd like to donate to the cause. Most of the materials I ask for through these things are authentic Montessori materials as they're very expensive and it can be hard to get things through the districts. Here is my wish list link: http://a.co/ausy0ra
Have a great weekend, enjoy the fair and your family.