November 2019

November Recap:

In November we scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences and they were a success.  Our staff enjoys getting one-on-one time with our families to establish a great rapport. It’s also a great opportunity to further communicate each child’s success related to academics and individual progress.   We also hosted a "Parents -Date-Night-Out" for our San Clemente Montessori families. The staff and children had so much fun craft-making, playing with other friends, and enjoying pizza!  It’s such a fun environment to play with children and their siblings.  

Our curriculum focused on Virtues and Values.  We learned about friendships, kindness, and being helpful. November’s curriculum was a great focus in tandem with the holiday season. It allows our scholars to focus on truly understanding the virtue of kindness and sharing.  In addition to what we are all thankful for each day.  Our Literature focus was reading Fill a Bucket – Empathy Program by Carol McCloud and Katherine Martin.  Our Thanksgiving Harvest Feast consisted of delicious food, sharing great times with our families and classroom friends. It’s such a great time to reconnect with our families. Each child was eager to share our turkey feast and all the fixings in a family style setting. 

Enrichments had a great variety of introducing new ideas to our daily routine. In music we learned about the world renown Beethoven. And how some of his greatest works were composed while he was going deaf.  We enjoyed creating many art projects related to Thanksgiving and the Fall season.  The children were also introduced to Jackson Pollock’s splatter technique, also known as his "drip" technique. Our little chefs prepared from scratch yummy sliced cinnamon apple chips, mini pumpkin pies, and delicious pumpkin pie smoothies. In Spanish, they were introduced to the months of the year, parts of the body, and Harvest food groups vocabulary.  Computer class is always fun. The children continued working on and continue to learn areas of Math, Language, and Reading.  

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