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November 30th – Classroom News

worldDear Parents,

We hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  December is right around the corner.  During the month of December, we will celebrate holidays around the world.  We welcome you to come to our classroom and share the way you and your family celebrates during this month.  Please let me know and we will plan a time for you to share.

During December the students will be learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. In language we will be focusing on the letter sound “j”. The students are making progress with learning the seven continents and some have chosen to make their continent maps.  In the sensorial area the students are learning their geometric solids.  The students will be making a variety of art projects for the holidays.

Report cards will go home on December 2nd. Conferences will begin December 5th through December 8th.  After reviewing your child’s report card if you would like a conference please sign-up on the sheet outside the classroom door.  If these dates are not convenient for your schedule, please let me know and I do my best to work with your schedule.

Scholastic Book Fair will be Monday, November 28th through Friday, December 2nd.

There will soon be a sign-up sheet for the celebration of our Holiday Party.  Be on the lookout for it outside our classroom! Thank you so much for your support and help for our class.

And finally, we would like to welcome Sylvie Kaplan to our classroom!  She has transitioned from Ms. Crystal’s classroom. Welcome Sylvie!



Ms. Martha Dolan and Ms. Christina Wegner

October 6th Classroom News

During the month of October, we will be studying the layers of the tropical rainforest and the animals living there. We will also be continuing our study of land/water/air animals. Towards the end of the month we will be learning about transportation and studying the parts of a frog.

Important Dates: Tuesday, October 11 – Parent Night! 4:30-5:15 or 5:15-6:00 PM. Don’t forget to sign up for a time! A Sign-up sheet is posted on the door outside our classroom. 

Friday, October 28 – Fall Festival @ MMS 5:30-8:00 PM

Monday, October 31 – Halloween Costume Parade: Students will get to participate in trick-or-treating from class to class. We are in need of goodies for our trick-or-treaters. There is a sign-up sheet on our classroom door. We really appreciate your generosity!

October 3, 2016 Update

October 3, 2016

A big THANK YOU to all parents for making our September’s Unit Studies a success.  You were so kind to help with our supplies for grafting and tasting apples, our farmers breakfast and our can food drive.  The students enjoyed all of the activities.

October Calendar 2016

October Calendar 2016

September 23, 2016 Newsletter


September 23, 2016

Dear Parents,

The students have enjoyed our unit study of zoo animals.  They also did sorting lessons with living and non-living objects.  We have been discussing healthy and non-healthy food choices.  I need each student to bring one of their favorite apples (red, yellow, or green) on Monday, September 26th.  We will be grafting and tasting to see which one is their favorite. That will also be our snack for Tuesday, September 27th.

The last week of September will conclude our unit study of farm animals and zoo animals.  We will conclude with a venn diagram, to see which animals could live in either place. Don’t forget our farmers breakfast Friday, September 30th.  Please bring supplies by Thursday, September 29th.  Thank you so much for your help!

Six Week Interim Reports go home today.  There will be a sign-up sheet on our classroom door for conference times.  Looking forward to talking with you and looking over your child’s report and assessment.  Conferences will begin October 3rd through October 6th.  If the times slots I have available will not work for you, please feel free to talk to me.

Don’t forget to go to our Millhopper Facebook page for additional photos of our classroom works.

Ms. Marth Dolan’s August 15, 2016 Classroom Update

Ms. Martha Dolan & Ms. Christina Wegner’s Classroom News

August 15, 2016

Remember Parent Orientation is on Thursday, August 18th.  This is a parent only event especially for new parents (no childcare available).  During the orientation, you will get an overview of the Montessori Method and review the materials that your child will work on in the classroom.  You will be able to ask questions and have a better understanding of our school and how and what your child can learn.

Loving forward to seeing you Thursday.






Ms. Martha Dolan’s August 12, 2016 Classroom Update

Ms. Martha Dolan and Ms. Christina Wegner’s

Classroom News / August 12, 2016

Hello Parents,

We had a really nice first week of school.  The students have enjoyed the Ocean Unit works.  They have been matching shells and doing a variety of works with ocean animals.  We have read many books about Ocean Life, starting school and making new friends. They are also utilizing the Montessori materials. To conclude this week’s lessons the students made Jelly Fish for art and learned facts about them.  Ask your child what they know about the Jelly Fish?

We will continue working on Grace & Courtesy lessons.  The students are learning the importance of raising their hand to be able to share during line time. The students are already learning many new lessons and the importance of using a quiet voice during our work cycle because students are concentrating on our lessons.  They all look forward to recess time and learning how to line up is also improving!










Ms. Martha Dolan
Lead Teacher

Ms. Martha Dolan

Ms. Christina Wegner

Ms. Christina Wegner