Greene/Kurosawa April Newsletter

Greene/Kurosawa April Newsletter

As we reach the end of April, it feels like Spring has come with a sprinkling of Summer already.  We begin our days on the cool grassy hill and end on the playground. The time of the grassy hill is just long enough to get the wiggles

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Hastings April Newsletter

Hastings April Newsletter

Our mornings on the grassy hill are just long enough to get our wiggles out before we head inside, then we end our day on the playground for more fun outside. Stepping into our room, it is easy to see we’ve been focusing on flowers and bugs

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Greene/Kurosawa March Newsletter

Greene/Kurosawa March Newsletter

Early in March, teeny, tiny caterpillars arrived in our classroom.  We have watched them grow into longer, fatter caterpillars. Last week the caterpillars turned into chrysalises and now rest in our butterfly house awaiting transformation.  We have been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and using felt cut

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Hastings March Newsletter

Hastings March Newsletter

Welcome to spring! It’s wonderful to see all of the changes are happening outside right now. During this time of change outside, we notice change inside the classroom as well. The works that the children are choosing are more challenging. It’s great to hear the children say

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Greene/Kurosawa February Newsletter

Greene/Kurosawa February Newsletter

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education.  – Maria Montessori The Montessori environment is the foundation for supporting learning.  Recently, we have been changing the environment to accommodate the children’s growth.  The learning tower has been replaced with a ball box which allows them to still

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Hastings February Newsletter

Hastings February Newsletter

Teaching Children to Respect Personal Boundaries by Asserting Our Own by Janet Lansbury The short month of February flew by with a slew of activity in the classroom. We’ve been talking about feelings, emotions and parts of the bodies. We’ve surrounded ourselves with hearts of different colors,

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Greene/Kurosawa January Newsletter

Greene/Kurosawa January Newsletter

We welcomed two new students to the classroom this month and it was heartwarming to watch the returning students offer comfort to our new friends as they adjusted to a new school.  One student brought tissues to the crying boys and another gently touched one of the

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Hastings January Newsletter

Hastings January Newsletter

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! For this newsletter, I asked what you wanted me to touch on and you overwhelmingly said “whining“. Children using whining as a way to communicate when they are tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed, and they continue to use it when it works

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