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• Last Thursday, January 12th, Jack's parents, Ms. Lee & Mr. Cecil came by Ms. Denise's class to give a very informative presentation on Jolly Ole' England. They taught our students the British equivalent of American words, sang "The Yellow Submarine" and brought delicious jam tarts for everyone to enjoy. It was a great time!

• Ms. Sunita's class had the opportunity to learn about the South American country Ecuador during a presentation from Carol Ramsey, Sophia and Alana's mother. The children loved the photos of the mountains and old-fashioned trains they got to see.

• Kalki and Ashok's mother, Nishamathi Pradeepkumar, gave a wonderful presentation on India on India to Ms. Sunita's class on August 19th. We learned about the colorful culture of India, and the students were even given bindis as a reminder of what they learned!

• On September 21st, Ms. Ali's class was treated to a presentation on woodworking from Ron Chandler, Riley's dad. The students were fascinated by all the different types of tools used to construct things out of wood.

• Anna Garcia, Jase's mother, spoke to Ms. Sunita's class about Mexico. She brought maracas so we could play some traditional Mexican music, and we were even shown some Mexican games. It was an enjoyable time for all.

• On September 27th, the children of 1903 were excited to hear about being a lawyer from John Scott's mother, Shelly Gray. We learned about the law and how we can find it in our everyday lives. Everyone learned a lot!

• On Wednesday, September 28th, Anjeanette Watkins, an industrial engineer, taught us about the way mail gets from one place to another. It was an enlightening experience for the whole class.

• Maceo's mother, Jeanette Cross, told the students of 1905 all about her job as a doctor. The whole class was fascinated by the stethoscopes and other instruments that we use to listen to our bodies.

• Armin Vit, Maya's father and a graphic designer, gave a very interesting presentation to Ms. Ali's class on his job.

• Shanna Barry gave a wonderful presentation on September 28th about her job as a nurse. The class learned lots of different ways to stay healthy all year long.

• Damon and Nanette Flowers, the parents of Summit and Sage, taught us all about communication in their absorbing presentation. The opportunity to chat with children in India by way of Skype was an unforgettable experience for our class.

• On October 3rd, Nathan's mother Angela Vogeli spoke to the class of 1903 about her job as a lawyer. It was great for the children to think about what great jobs such as this they can look forward to when they grow up.

• Joseph Di Giovanni, Miranda's father, gave an interesting presentation on his job as an engineer. It really made our class think about how things that we see everyday are built.

• Antonia's mom, Ms. Schatt, visited Ms. Denise's class and gave a very informative presentation on Holland. She taught the children some words in Dutch and shared some delicious Dutch cheese with the class. Yum!

• Last Thursday, October 14th, Christina Peck came to Ms. Ali's call to teach them all about the great country of Italy. She taught our students about the wonderful things Italians have contributed to our society. She even brought some savory herbs for us all to smell!

• Maya's mom, Bryony, visited Ms. Denise's class and gave a very informative presentation on Mexico. She taught the kids some phrases in Spanish and shared some delicious pan dulces (sweet breads) with the class. We love it when parents come and share their culture with our students.

• Max's dad, Mr. Morton, gave a presentation on Argentina to Ms. Denise's class on Friday, October 22nd. He brought a delicious snack and showed a very interesting Power Point to the class!

• On Thursday, October 28th, Northwest Montessori's very own, Ms. Jennifer gave a fantastic presentation on her home country of Ecuador. She taught the kids about the different regions, music and animals of Ecuador and brought handmade artisan crafts and clothing to show the children. She even brought plantain and cassava chips for the kids to enjoy!

• Mrs. Shores came by Ms. Ali's class and gave a very informative presentation on recycling and composition. The kids really enjoyed learning "green" tips that will help improve our enviroment.

Ni Hao! Caroline's mother, Ms. Heath, gave a truly enjoyable presentation to the students of 1905 about Caroline's native land, China. Caroline and her mom dressed in traditional Chinese clothing and taught the children all about the Chinese New Year. Thanks again to Ms. Heath for enriching our Chinese New Year celebration.

• Ms. Denise's class was treated to a wonderful presentation on Brazil. Pietra's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marchetti, and Anna Clara's mother, Ms. Borges, shared their rich, colorful cultures with the class. The children sampled homemade Brazilian chocolates and yummy homemade cheese bread. It is always great to learn about our students' heritage.

• We would like to thank Mrs. Thatcher and her son Eric for giving Ms. Ali's class a wonderful presentation on Spain. The kids really enjoyed Manchego cheese and tasty oranges. They even learned a few new Spanish words. Que divertido!

• Nico and his parents Ellie and Rob Sanchez gave a wonderful presentation on Mexico in Ms. Denise's class. We would like to thank them for all their hard work.

• Mr. Misri and his son Parum gave a fascinating presentation on ocean animals to Mrs. Ali's class. Parum delighted his fellow classmates with facts about sharks, jellyfish, whales, and the ocean floor. The students were buzzing about the interesting marine animals the rest of the day.

• Thank you Laura and Matthew Gilbey for a fantastic presentation on all the cool things that can be seen on a summer road trip through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas. We learned all about Ft. Morgan - a civil war fort stocked with old canons and other memorabilia. We also learned about the fascinating creatures that live on the beach (like crabs and jellyfish) and about the exciting Blue Angel Stunt planes.

• Mr. and Mrs. Prath stopped by Mrs. Ali's class and helped their daughter Lily with an interesting presentation on Hawaii. They had a multimedia slide show with pictures and video clips from their recent trip to our 50th state. Our students were intrigued by the beauty and culture of Hawaii and were treated to some delicious pineapple!

• Mr. Clement, Kaden and Kennedy's father, visited Mrs. Ali and Ms. Sunita's classes just in time for Memorial Day to speak with us about his work with the U.S. Air Force. In addition to providing insight into the excitement of flight, Mr. Clement reminded us all of what incredible things members of the armed forces do for us each and every day.

• Ms. Louie came by Ms. Denise's class to give a wonderful presentation on Korea. She showed the kids traditional Korean clothing and shared some delicious Korean treats. The kids love trying new foods!

• Mrs. Giarratani gave a presentation on Black History Month to our students of 1905. The students danced, and marched, and learned about famous African Americans.

• Ni Hao! Adam's mother, Mrs. Huang, gave a truly enjoyable presentation to the students of 1905 about, China. She taught the children all about the Chinese New Year. Thanks again to Mrs. Huang for enriching our Chinese New Year celebration.

• Our 1905 students had the privilege of listening to Ms. Kim Wehrung, Paul's mom, perform some opera for us. It was such a treat for everyone to learn a little more about different kinds of music and to hear pieces from Mozart and other classical composers.

• Mr. and Mrs. Zavadsky, Benjamin and Alexander's parents, made a visit to Ms. Denise's class and taught everyone about Russian culture, language, and history. We especially enjoyed learning the Russian alphabet!

• Mr. Green-Musselman, Liam's dad, came to visit Mrs. Ali's class with his Mr. Potato Head in tow to give us a philosophy lesson, proving that we are never too young to start thinking about what it is that makes us who we are.

• Mr. Bordon, Ruby's father, made us all put on our math hats and start thinking about fractions. Everyone had a terrific time!

• Mrs. Huang, Allison's mom, came just in time for the Chinese New Year and told us all about her family's recent trip to China. Our students get so excited learning about foreign places and cultures. It really was a treat for everyone!