Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oct 15-19

This week the children naturally gravitated to hand writing skills and language works.  We also continued our South America study by learning about the Toco Toucan and its' body parts.  We learned the life cycle of the frog and began our Henri Matisse project.

Tomorrow, Friday the children will participate in our annual St. Jude's Trike-A-Thon.  This week the Middle School students presented for rules to follow when riding bikes: Always wear your helmet, Never ride in the street, Be careful in and around driveways, and Always watch where you are going.

Mark your calendars:
* Friday, Oct 19 - Trike-A-Thon event
* Sunday, Oct 21 - Fall Festival from 1-3 p.m.
* Friday, Oct 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No school for students)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Oct 9-12

Short but productive week.  This week as the children to grow within practical life, sensorial, language, and mathematics we continued our lessons on trees by talking about the life cycle of apples and the parts of an apple.  We also focused our study of South America to the biomes of South America and the animals that live in those habitats.  We finished the week learning the parts of the frog and enjoying the cooler weather outside with a book activity. 

Mark your calendars:
* Monday, Oct 15 - Trike-A-Thon permission forms due
* Tuesday, Oct 16 - Make-up and Sibling Pictures
* Friday, Oct 19 - Trike-A-Thon event
* Friday, Oct 26 - Parent/Teacher Conference (No school for students)

Saturday, October 6, 2018

JBMA Trike-A-Thon Donation Link

As we get ready for your annual Trike-A-Thon on Friday, Oct 19th, please review and complete the permission form provided in your children's classroom folder.  Feel free to contact us if you have any question.  Please have the permission form signed and returned by Monday, Oct 15th.  The day of the event, your child will also need their helmet and trike or bike.    

Donating to the St. Jude's organization is optional and not required for your child to participate.  Click below to our St. Jude's page to register and donate online!

JBMA St. Jude's Trike-A-Thon Donation Link

Thank you!

Oct 1-5

This week the children were focused on maps!  We began our study of South America, many children began making their own maps based on our puzzle maps.  We also began talking about parts of a tree and finished the week taking a nature walk around campus identifying the vary of trees and what characteristics make trees different.  The children continue to challenge themselves by exploring new works or work with jobs in new ways.

Special thanks to all our families that stopped by the classroom during Open House on Thursday evening.  Always exciting to see the children's enthusiasm as they show our learning environment to parents and siblings! 

Please remember no school for students on Monday, Oct 8th in observance of Columbus Day. Hope everyone enjoys the long 3-day weekend.  Look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.

Mark your calendars:
* Monday, Oct 8 - No School (Columbus Day)
* Tuesday, Oct 9 - Fall Festival T-shirts Orders Due
* Tuesday, Oct 16 - Make-up and Sibling Pictures
* Friday, Oct 19 - Trike-A-Thon


Friday, September 28, 2018

Sep 24-28

This week our science focus was on mollusks and crustaceans.  The children certainly learned a lot from the live snails we were able to observe after this week's rain.  We continued the study of Australia by learning about the Australian flag and five major biomes of Australia.  We finished the week discussing the Great Barrier Reef and different types of sharks.   

Next week will be a busy week. Our class will take class pictures on Tuesday morning.  And on Thursday, we welcome everyone to our classroom environment for the school's annual Open House.  Hope to see lots of family and friends tour our beautiful school!

Mark your calendars:
* Friday, Sep 28 - PTO Family Movie Night @ 5:30 PM in GYM
* Tuesday, Oct 2- Picture Day
* Thursday, Oct 4 - Open House @ 6 PM
* Monday, Oct 8 - No School (Columbus Day) 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep 17-21

It's been a busy week learning more about Australia and ocean life.  This week focused on echinoderms and mollusks.  We also talked about Aboriginal dot art and the national animal of Australia, the red kangaroo.   The children greatly enjoyed having both Mr. Dana and Coach D. present the didgeridoo.

Mark your calendars:
* Friday, Sep 28 - PTO Family Movie Night @ 5:30 in GYM