This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the South Carolina Montessori Association Conference in Swansea. It was wonderful to meet with and learn from so many Montessorians! There were discussions about the importance of grace and courtesy, how to better learn about peace education, and the importance of building strong executive functions. I am excited to start implementing some of these ideas in our classroom and school as a whole.
Beginning tomorrow, the students will have more involvement in the organization of their work as well getting support in managing their time. The new system will have the students look at what is most important to complete in the morning and how to best continue their work into the afternoon. It will also give time each day to work on cultural projects that need multiple days of work time. Some students require more guidance when planning, and this new system will allow me to guide them while also giving more choice and independence to those who are ready. My goal is to make sure the students are working productively and getting the necessary time to complete what is asked of them to the high quality I expect. You may see classwork come home on occasion, however, this shouldn’t be an everyday occurrence.
Our MMUN Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom is this Monday evening!! I will definitely be there and hope to see many familiar faces from our classroom to support our 6th years attending the New York MMUN trip. Come on out!
This Wednesday is Formal Dining Day AND we have the pleasure of hosting a guest educational speaker, meteorologist Ed Piotrowski! Be sure to bring PE clothes to change into for the afternoon.
We will begin Pumpkin Math next Monday, October 30th, which is always a great time! We could use three more pumpkins if you’d like to donate one to our class.
Can you believe it is almost Halloween? This Friday, October 27, is our hurricane make up half-day. Dismissal will be at 11:25am. Our wonderful PTO has put together a fun-filled Halloween Event which be held on Friday. Costumes are welcome, and please see the guidelines below:
Halloween costumes are welcome at CMCS; Students, staff and parents can wear them.
- Nothing bloody, gory, or too scary, remember there are young children in our halls
- Age – appropriate (nothing revealing)
- No masks – faces must be uncovered
- No real or faux weapons
- Make-up and/or face paint ARE allowed
- If a student is not in costume they are to be in uniform
Parent teacher conferences are this week and next. I look forward to sitting down with you and discussing your child’s progress in class. Enjoy your week!