December 5, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

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 including sequencing,… Read more »

December 5, 2014 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 21, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

We had such a wonderful celebration today!  The children enjoyed making placemats with the corn they tweezed off of the cob.  They also had fun making their Indian headbands and Pilgrim hat napkin rings.  Many of the students helped prepare food by snapping green beans, rolling up turkey slices and pouring and stirring the ingredients… Read more »

October 31, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Unit Study News The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about spiders this month.  They examined various types of spiders and learned about the anatomy of spiders.  The children had fun turning themselves into spiders and making their own spider webs out of a paper plate and yarn.  The spider was also the focus of an art… Read more »

October 16, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

  Halloween Celebration Reminder On Friday, October 31st, the students will be parading and trick-or-treating around the school.  Please send your child dressed in his/her costume on Friday morning.  Be sure to send along a change of clothes as the children will be changing out of their costumes at the completion of the festivities.  Please… Read more »

October 10, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Welcome We are so happy to welcome a new student to our classroom, Aisha Alalwan.  The children have been very helpful and friendly to our new friend.  Enclosed is an updated class directory.    Halloween Celebration On Friday, October 31st, the students will be parading and trick-or-treating around the school.  Please send your child dressed… Read more »

October 3, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Parent Night Reminder The children are very excited about showing you the work that they do during the school day at our first Parent Night of the year on Thursday, October 9th.  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… Read more »

September 26, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Parent Night Our first Parent Night of the year is Thursday, October 9th. Parent Night is an event for both parents AND students. During Parent Night, your child will show you the work that he/she does in the classroom during the school day. In order to accommodate enough space for everyone, the evening is broken… Read more »

September 19, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

The children have been exploring life on the farm during the month of September.  The students are learning about the importance of farming and the products we receive from farming and farm animals.  In addition to studying the characteristics and anatomy of farm animals, the children are learning to classify animals by family. Father/Male Mother/Female… Read more »

September 5, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Apple Unit Study News During the month of September, the students will be learning about the life cycle and anatomy of apples.  This week the children had the opportunity to examine and taste a variety of apples. Three of our food preparation activities will feature apples – apple sandwiches, apple muffins and homemade applesauce.  Many… Read more »