December 4, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

December Studies The holiday season is certainly underway in our classroom! Selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” fill the air as the children come to circle, and is used during listening and movement activities.  Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are being honed while the children create ornaments, push-pinning and cutting works.  Other holiday inspired works,… Read more »

November 5, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

  November Unit News The students are learning about the anatomy of trees and leaves.  In addition to learning about their parts, the children will learn to differentiate between various types of trees and compare/contrast their leaves. The music played while the children come to circle will be symphonies from the “Father of the Symphony,”… Read more »

October 16, 2015 Classroom Update| Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

October Unit Studies The season of autumn and its festivities allow us to take advantage of the sights of the season.  We are examining a variety of bats, their anatomy, food sources and habitats. The children will also learn about the lifecycle of a pumpkin.  They will examine a variety of pumpkins, dissect a pumpkin… Read more »

September 25, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Parent Night Our first Parent Night of the year is Thursday, October 8, 2015.  In order to accommodate enough space for everyone, the evening is broken up into two time slots, 4:30-5:15 p.m. or 5:15-6:00 p.m.  Please be sure to sign up for a time slot on the sheet posted on the bulletin board outside… Read more »

September 11, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Next week is Spirit Week! Spirit Week gives the children the opportunity to show their school spirit by wearing attire centered around a particular theme for the day.  Each class will also be collecting canned or dry goods throughout the week. Monday, September 14th:  Pajama Day Tuesday, September 15th:  International Day Wednesday, September 16th:  Wear… Read more »

August 28, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms.Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Thank you to everyone who attended our Parent Orientation Meeting last evening.  The handouts from the meeting have been included in your child’s take-home folder if you were unable to attend. This week, we observed living and non-living things in our world.  Then, we introduced two living/non-living classification works. September Show-and-Tell September 3rd “primary colors”… Read more »

August 2015 Calendar | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Attached is a PDF version of Ms. Christina’s August calendar.  You may also subscribe to the online calendar by clicking here and scrolling down.

August 21, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

We had a fantastic first week of school!  The children are doing a great job choosing work and learning the ground rules of the classroom.  They have been given many large and small group lessons.  The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their “First Day of School” picture frames which can be found in your child’s take-home… Read more »

2015-2016 Classroom Information | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

The following information provided in this packet serves as a guide to the procedures of the classroom.  Please be sure to also read the Parent Handbook that will soon be available on Millhopper.com, as it contains detailed guidelines and expectations to ensure a successful experience at Millhopper Montessori School. Communication I will do the majority… Read more »

2015-2016 Welcome Letter | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Parents, Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!  The beginning of the school year is such an exciting time.  I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to work with your child this year and I am looking forward to meeting with all of you. The first day of school is Monday, August 17th.  We will… Read more »