Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

February 2009

"If apples were pears, and peaches were plums, and the rose had a different name. If tigers were bears, and fingers were thumbs, i'd love you just the same."
-- Valentine's Day Song


This Past January...

The first month of the New Year has come and gone. We had so much fun in January getting to know all of our new friends, learning all about MLK Jr., learning about democracy on Inauguration Day, and celebrating Chinese New Year that we are surprised February is already here. Ms. Malini's class has been learning all about dental health and the winter season, while Ms. Meena's class has been learning about personal space and boundaries. Ms. Joan's class blew up a balloon with vinegar and baking soda, Ms. Sunita's class learned all the parts of the horse, and Ms. Denise's class learned a traditional English folkdance. Ms. Ali's class had a blast celebrating the Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese games.


Upcoming February Events...

Monday, February 2 -- Groundhog Day

This February 2nd everyone will wake up early to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, will emerge from his den and see his shadow. Of course if he does we're all in for six more weeks of winter. Though not necessarily the most applicable tradition in the state of Texas we can still celebrate with a few Groundhog Day projects. Since 1887, Phil has seen his shadow 97 times on Groundhog Day.


Valentine's Day Party...

Friday, February 13

What better way to celebrate the season of love than to have a party with all of our friends. On the day before Valentine's Day we'll all take a day to celebrate with all our friends at Northwest Montessori. We'll all eat some pizza, play some games, and exchange some Valentines. Don't forget to wear your pink and red! Valentines. Don't forget to wear your pink and red!


Why the Montessori Method?...

Development of Initiative

A Montessori environment not only encourages initiative but also fosters it. Students do not wait around for the teacher, but have been taught the general principles and approaches to the material and are therefore free to explore on their own. Too many of the tasks we take on in life are forced on us, but a true passion for learning comes when we get to choose our own projects and pour all of our energy into their completion. A Montessori education is specifically designed to nurture this kind of initiative, exploration, discovery and love of learning in every child.


Reminders...

• Please have a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in your child's cubby.
• Tuition is due by the 7th of each month. Payment received after the 7th will incur a $25 late fee and payment received after the 20th will incur an addition $30 late fee.
• Please don't park in either of our neighbor's parking lots, specifically 1907 Koenig Lane.
• Please Label everything in your child's cubby.