Ms. Sylvia's Class : January


Following some inner guide, they occupied themselves in work, different for each, that gave them Joy and Peace,

and then something else appeared that had never before been known among children -    A spontaneous discipline.

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Maria Montessori

Dear Parents,


Happy New Year! Thank you for attending and being a part of our holiday festivities. It was a wonderful experience singing together with you at our sing-a-long. It brought us joy to share our holidays together.


Some of the things we will focus on this month:


- Martin Luther King Jr and the contribution he made to our country. His work in building communities of kindness, respect, acceptance and resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner coincide with the Montessori philosophy as well as with the goals of our PBIS curriculum.

- The months of the year and the seasons of the year including the season of winter. We will make a torn-paper collage, snowflake collage, camouflage collage, and a tissue paper mountain collage.

 - We will learn about time and make our own paper clocks.


We will also have Dinosaur Week, the last week of January. We will have a dinosaur dig and uncover dinosaur fossils. We will put on our “Paleontologists lenses” and try to label the dinosaurs and their characteristics.


If you would like to come and share a tradition, read a story, or bake with us, please let us know.

As we continue to focus on PBIS as a school wide curriculum, we will focus on PBIS outside the classroom: we will continue to focus on walking in the hallway with hands on your side and using a soft voice. Please help us by reminding the children to walk in the hallway instead of running to be safe. This helps us extend showing respect for others by walking in the hallway.


Reminders: Make sure your children are dressed warm to go out every day. We take advantage of the outdoors in every season. Please dress your child in a warm jacket, hat, mittens, scarf and boots for the snow. When your child wears boots, please send another pair of shoes to avoid tracking in dirt, salt, ice, etc. Boots are not safe if they are playing in the gym.


Dates to remember:

January 6th- Coat Drive Begins

January 8th- Visit from Dental Hygienist

January 15th- Picture Day

January 17th- Coat Drive ends

January 20th-School Closed, Marin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 27th-31st- Spirit Week:

Monday- Pajama Day

Tuesday- Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday – Crazy Sock Day

Thursday- Animal Day

Friday- Red Day



Sylvia, Nancy, Lillian