News & Lessons For Mr. Andre's Class

Issue September 8 - October 15, 2021


“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”

(- Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health 1981) 


 Dear Families,   


The school year is off and running. The first few weeks of school have been wonderful. We can see by the children’s smiling faces, hearing their laughter and conversations that they have been excited about school.     

During the first few weeks we have been really focusing on the routines, procedures and structure in the classroom in order to promote free choice. The children have been learning how to care for their environment by practicing roll up a mat, walking around the work mat, pushing in their “danger chairs”, and cleaning up after they are done with a work. The purpose of spending the time on these things is for the children to have a strong foundation of the Montessori philosophy in regards to respect one another as well as the environment. In order for the children to be successful in a Montessori classroom we have to encourage them to use their independence. Below you will find a few of the works that have been put out in the classroom. It is important to remember the work is set for every child’s individual needs. We are here to support your children as well as the families in any way we can. Just as a reminder if you need to schedule time to speak, it is always best to email  this way we can schedule an appropriate time to speak without the children being present. We are going to be build a family tree in our classroom. Please send in a family photo so we can display it on our tree. If it is easier for you to email the photo feel free and we can print it out.


Daily Schedule:  

9:15-10:15 Drop off to front playground 

10:15-10:30 Snack Time 

10:30-11:20 Work Time 

11:20-11:30 Circle Time  

11:30-11:55 Bike Yard or Gym  

11:30 Specials (Spanish, Music) 

11:55-1:00 Lunch 

1:00-2:00 Rest Time 

2:00 -3:00 Work Time  

3:00-3:15 Circle Time 

3:15-3:45 Front or Back Playground 

3:45 Dismissal (Back Playground) 




Thursday, October 7th:   Back to School Night from 7 – 7:30pm; Zoom link to follow

Monday, October 11th:   School is closed - Indigenous People’s Day


Please note we are changing the location for dismissal. Beginning Monday, October 4th, we will dismiss the children from the back playground and NOT the front playground. This will allow for an easier transition for the children.  


Mr. Andre and Ms. Francine



Our theme is: Family and Fall


Art: Learning to paint at the easel; Coloring Leaves; Building a Family Tree


Cultural Arts/Geography: Introduction to the continents


Language: Vocabulary Cards, Name Recognition (first names), Syllable Building


Math: Red/Blue Number Rods, Spindle Box, Counting 1-9, Teen Board


Practical Life: Grasping, Pouring 1:1 Dry, Whole hand transfer


Science: Collecting Acorns, Color Mixing


Sensorial: Pink Cubes, Knobbed Cylinders, Brown Prisms, Color Tablets