February 21, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Crystal Sorrow’s Class

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Families, After all of the excitement of last week’s Parent Night and Valentine’s Day we settled down this week to new work and a new unit study.  Students began exploring life cycle cards and matching objects with the life cycle of butterflies, frogs, and sea turtles. There are sequencing cards, butterfly matching, flower color… Read more »

February 14, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Crystal Sorrow’s Class

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Families,             What a wonderful unit our study of China has been. The students have seemed to enjoy the new vocabulary, special presentations, and abundance of cultural works. This week we conclude our study of China and will begin learning about life cycles. The life cycle unit will lead into our garden unit study…. Read more »

January 24, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Crystal Sorrow

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Families, This was a busy short week. On Tuesday school parent and Buddhist nun, Ani Tsultrim Lhamo, shared many fascinating items in a cultural presentation with the students as an extension of our unit study on China (and Tibet). She shared her mala beads, her bell and dorje that represent compassion and wisdom respectively,… Read more »

Spring Parent Night | Ms. Crystal Sorrow’s Class

Millhopper Montessori School

The Spring Parent Night for our class will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 The objective of Parent Night is for parents to watch their child in the classroom environment.  It allows parents to experience what work their child enjoys doing in class.  It gives your children a great sense of pride to show you their classroom… Read more »

January 10, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Crystal Sorrow’s Class

Millhopper Montessori School

Dear Families, Welcome back to school in the new year. I hope that your family had an enjoyable December break. For the next six weeks we will be studying China and its many rich cultural traditions. When studying a country I strive to include as many aspects of culture as possible. Much of what will… Read more »

January 6, 2014 Classroom Update | Ms. Crystal Sorrow

Millhopper Montessori School

Today we celebrated the Epiphany with La Befana. In Italian folklore, Befana is an old woman who delivers gifts to children throughout Italy for Epiphany in a similar way to Santa Claus. In popular folklore Befana visits all the children of Italy on the eve of the Feast of the Epiphany to fill their socks with candy and presents if they… Read more »

La Befana

China Notes | Ms. Crystal Sorrow’s Class

Millhopper Montessori School

A Few Notes Concerning our Next Unit Study In January and the first half of February we will be studying China. Chinese New Year falls on Friday, January 31st and the celebration lasts for two weeks, culminating in the lantern festival. The class will be learning about China’s culture, inventions, history, and languages. We will… Read more »

Ms. Crystal Sorrow’s Holiday Craft Party

Millhopper Montessori School

Friday , December 20th, 2013 The craft party will begin at 9:15 am The Craft Party will last approximately 60-75 minutes The school day ends at 10:30! Parent helpers will rotate through craft stations with several students helping them complete the crafts. You are welcome to stay with your child! We would love to have… Read more »

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