Tag Archives: montessori school

School Night

18 Apr

Miss H’s school does a fun event twice a year where the kids become the teachers. Tonight, Miss H showed us all the things she is doing and taught us things she has been working on during the day. This evening school fun has been the topic of conversation for over a week.

We learned letter sounds, worked on writing words and spent some time with the world map. She taught us all the continents and we then colored the world. She nicely pointed out our errors. ‘Daddy colored South America the wrong color.’

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I think she forgot she was supposed to be the teacher because she got engrossed in the activity too.

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As always, it was fun to spend time at school and we heard how well she is doing.

Three School Updates

21 Nov

Miss H started at her new school in June with the summer camp and then started in her Montessori classroom in early September. In the very beginning, we were told how well she was doing and Miss H still constantly talks about everything they are working on. We have had fun going through her monthly stacks of work and we have seen her learn so much the last three months. She recognizes letters (and says there sounds) as we drive around town or are out places. She recognizes words and her vocabulary has exploded. Her teacher approached us about moving her into the pre-K class and we decided to give it a try. She would be with the same group in the morning hours and then after lunch would spend an additional few hours working with her current teacher and one of the other teachers. She would get more focus on reading and writing in the afternoon so Kerry and I decided that her teacher knew what was best and on she went to be with the older kids.

For Miss H, the real excitement of her new class is bringing a lunch box to school 🙂 For me, packing a lunch has been a new experience- let me know if you have any great suggestions that do not involve peanut butter, chocolate or nuts.

I am still taking courses this semester and in a weird twist of requirement changes that actually worked in my favor, I will be finished this semester! I can’t say squeezing in two classes for four semesters has been the easiest of things so I am glad to be finishing up before I thought I was going to be finished. I will have a new graduate diploma to add to my undergraduate degree by January.

Kerry completed his year worth of courses that his work enrolled him in and even had a graduation ceremony a few weeks ago. I think he is going to miss being away from the office for a week each month but he is also excited he is finished with the school work.

So, we are all a bunch of overachievers! Yeah for school!