Below is a suggested list of Christmas gifts for your Montessori Adolescent! If you aren't sure what to get them or want to get something for them that will aid their learning and development, here are some suggestions for those of you that want to get a head start on planning!
Geometric Shape Adult Coloring Books
Lightbox for Drawing
Sketching Pencils and eraser
Typing program - computer game
National Geographic Magazine Subscription
Special Skill lessons: Archery, photography class, pottery outing, cooking class, rock climbing
Just THREE things I want to remind you of:
Thank you for all that you do. Your children are such blessings to me.
My Own Science Project
We are kicking off the year full steam ahead with a My Own Science project this first trimester. This means that your student will choose the topic and type of project they wish to complete over the next few weeks. The guidelines were given to your child but we ask that you are involved with this project in order to aid in your child’s success and safety.
These projects will mostly be completed at home or outside of the school environment. I ask that you join me in supporting your student’s exploration of science by ensuring their safety with experiments and their researching work. I do not want your child to put themselves in danger for the sake of this project. You may need to be a participant, chauffer, or supervisor of your child’s “lab” in the kitchen and I am so grateful that you will fill those roles. The purpose of this project is to show children the wide range of scientific exploration and that it can be done anywhere.
I ask that you help and support your child, but allow them to explore. Maria Montessori said to teachers, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.”
Performing science at home can be so much fun and will expand your child’s perception of how far-reaching the scientific method is and can be.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions along the way.
We will meet at 9 am on SOUTH CAMPUS and plan to leave right around 9:30. Yvette Schue has offered to drive and I will be driving a car full of supplies and groceries. Thank you so much, Yvette!
I ask that each student come wearing clothes for harvesting - we will be going into the fields right away when we arrive at the farm. Old tennis shoes, boots, long pants, and a shirt that can get dirty. It'll be cool on Tuesday - a high of 60 so encourage weather appropriate clothes.
We are planning to return to SOUTH CAMPUS WOS at 5 pm on Friday - however I know traffic will be bad especially since we are going into the city from Wisconsin. I will be sure to contact you all if we are running late due to traffic.
Please let me know if you have any questions about the packing list or any concerns - I more than happy to answer them all.
I am so excited for this trip - it will be such a beautiful opportunity for them to encounter God in nature and experience the beauty of work.