November 2013 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Newsletter

November 2013


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words of thanks giving, but to live by them."
-- John F. Kennedy


This Past October:


October has come and gone, but before we all start getting ready for Thanksgiving, we must remember how fun it was to finally pull out our sweaters, collect leaves, and carve pumpkins. Ms. Ali's class learned about skeletons to get in the Halloween spirit. Ms. Denise's class talked about spiders and their webs, while Ms Crystal's class had a great time exploring the continent of Australia. Ms. Sunita's class made delicious caramel apples, Ms. Lindsey's kids experimented with color blending, and Ms. Rubina's students discussed the parts of a frog. Ms. Erin's students had a unit on different kinds of weather, and Ms. Malini's class has been learning all about delicious vegetables. Finally, the highlight of the month was the Halloween Party. All of the costumes were wonderful!



Upcoming November Events:

Thanksgiving Lunch - Tuesday, November 26th

The day before we all break for the Thanksgiving holiday, the teachers of Northwest Montessori will prepare a Thanksgiving feast for all of our students. We will fill up on turkey, corn, mashed potatoes and pie, and learn what it means to truly give thanks for all that we have.

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Why the Montessori Method?


Choice

All Montessori life is rooted in choice and the need to teach our children how to make wise choices. The challenge for parents and teachers alike is to allow children to make those choices – and let them live with the consequences and rewards of their actions. Our role as educators is to provide an environment that is safe, accepting, and encouraging where children can discover the confidence to make the right choices on their own.


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Reminders...

• Please check and clean out your children's cubbies regularly.
• Please have a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in your child's cubby.
• The School will be closed Wed - Fri. November 27th, 28th, and 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
• 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 additional $30 late fee.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!