Montessori Buzz – Nov. 30, 2021
Dear MA Families & Friends,
Elementary Hot Lunch Online Orders: January 3 to April 1!
Elementary hot lunch orders for January 3 – April 1, 2022 are now available online. The deadline to order is Friday, December 17. Please place your orders online: https://mahotlunch.campbrainregistration.com/. Payments are to be made online, or you can drop into the Main Office to pay by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex or Apple Pay.
What’s for Dinner Orders are over 50% Sold out!
Don’t miss out on Growing Chef’s popular Gingerbread Cookie Dough Kits for $25! This Holiday Special includes dough, royal icing mix, piping bag & tip, complete recipe and a template for gingerbread house, plus a cookie cutter – the option is yours which you decide to make! Order online today and pick it up on December 14!
Order online by Tuesday, December 7: https://montessori.on.ca/whats-for-dinner/!
Elementary Lost & Found
On Friday, December 3, from 3-4 pm, all items in the Elementary Lost & Found will be out on tables on the porch of the Main Office – 719 Waterloo St. If your child is missing items, take a look to see if it made its way into the piles. Please adhere to physical distancing and any signage: enter using the stairs and exit down the ramp to keep the way clear for others. Thanks!
Babysitters course 2021: the students’ point of view
By Tanis and Evangeline
The course ran from the beginning of October to mid-November. During the in-person babysitting course for the Year 6s, we learned more about babysitting than we could have learned doing an online training course. This course has been run by our Academic Director, Kristen Crouse, for around 10 years. We learned things about all age groups: including things like diapering, feeding, what to do in an emergency, what to do if the child is not feeling well, what to do if you think there is an intruder or if there is a fire. We also learned how to deal with cuts, scrapes, bruises, and burns, how to prevent things from happening, and what activities to do when a child is restricted (has a cast or is ill). Near the end of the course, we had a pretest so we knew what the format for the real test would be like. Then we had the real test, and if we got a 75 or higher, we passed.
Photos from the week
Casa 2’s Kilimanjaro art!
In Casa 2, we are finishing our studies of Africa by making our Kilimanjaro Collage. We are sad to say goodbye to super interesting African cultures, traditions, music, landscapes, and absolutely beautiful fauna and flora. We are looking forward to studying different Winter traditions and celebrations in December.
Oxford outdoor winter decor
Yesterday, Casa 2 welcomed Winter weather and Holiday Season by decorating the troughs with beautiful evergreen branches donated by Felicity and Crosby’s family. The students had a great time being outdoors and expressing their creativity.
Waterloo Casa Mindfulness Fridays
The students in Waterloo Casa 6 enjoyed a “blissful” yoga session on Friday afternoon.
Waterloo Casa Mexico study
As part of this week’s lessons about Mexico, each Waterloo Casa student used a nail to etch a pattern into a tin plate. We then used brightly coloured sharpie markers to complete our beautiful designs. Our plates also include the pattern of the sun which is a highly regarded symbol in the Aztec culture.
Lower El math materials in action!
Kiaan has been working super hard at reading numbers up to the thousands!!
Montessori materials make abstract ideas concrete!
Upper El science fun
We love studying the human body systems in UE2! Such creative and delicious follow ups!
UE board game lesson
Science is no game… unless you’re in Year 6 and playing “Nervousopoly”! 😀 The students developed the game to learn about the Circulatory system.
Gold medalist visited MA last week
MA alumna Maggie MacNeil dropped by the school to visit the students, and she brought her three Olympic medals with her! What an inspiring woman and memorable experience for the children – and staff!