April 3, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

April Unit Studies       We began our “Dinosaur Discovery” unit this week.  During the month of April, the children will learn about the dinosaurs of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.  The students will also classify herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs.  They will also have the opportunity to become paleontologists as they excavate and… Read more »

March 13, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Invention Convention Reminder On Thursday, March 19th, we will be holding an “Invention Convention.”  The children will be encouraged to think of something that they would like to invent and to create it with the help of their parents.  Ideas for your child’s invention can be something helpful, something to make life easier, something fun,… Read more »

March 6, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Invention Convention Inventor Unit and Invention Convention Information During the month of March, we will be studying inventors.  We will begin by defining what an inventor is and discussing what life would have been like before certain inventions.  The following inventors and their inventions will be presented: Gutenberg – printing press Galileo – telescope Eli… Read more »

February 27, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Internships The middle school students begin internships next week.  We are very fortunate to have two seventh grade interns working with us, Aziza Machnouk and Lindsey Frye.  They will have a variety of responsibilities such as assisting Ms. Lily on the playground, making materials for the classroom, helping students during the work cycle times and… Read more »

February 6, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein’s Class

Millhopper Montessori School

Thank you to all of the families who attended our Parent Night. It was a wonderful evening!  Valentine’s Day Celebration Reminder We will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 13th.  If your child wishes to pass out valentines, please be sure he/she has one for each child in the class.  There are… Read more »

January 30, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Valentine’s Day We will be having a Valentine’s Day party on Friday, February 13th.  If your child wishes to pass out valentines, please be sure he/she has one for each child in the class.  There are 21 children in our classroom.  For ease in facilitating the passing out of valentines, please write who it is… Read more »

January 23, 2015 Classroom Update | Ms. Christina Eckstein

Millhopper Montessori School

Parent Night Our second Parent Night of the year will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015.  The children are very excited about showing you the work that they do during the school day.  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 »

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 »