Category: 440PM

  1.             February 2015 Hello Afternoon class parents, A festive combination of snowflakes, hearts and woodlands adorn our classroom this happy month of February, all reflecting topics of investigations happening at school. Winter of course has brought some fun, snowy conditions sparking the perfect opportunity to look closely at snowflakes and… Continue Reading »
  2. Apples and Pumpkins and Grapes, oh my!

    News from the Afternoon 440 Classroom Highlights: Apples and Pumpkins and Grapes, oh my! The past few weeks have seen the shifting of the seasons and the children discovering the abundance of life in our yards and neighborhood. On their way in from the back yard each day, Cooper and Harry say hello to the… Continue Reading »
  3. asian festival

    Today we culminated our studay of Asia with an Asian festival…the countries represented were China, India, Thailand, Russia and Japan.  It was a fabulous explosion of discovery. And a feast for the senses with projects, explorations and foods from each of the countries. There was coconut mango sticky rice in Thailand, chicken marsala with rice… Continue Reading »
  4. 440 February Newsletter

    The new year has gotten off to a great start!  We had three new children join the 440PM class in January.  Please join us in welcoming Van Bouc, Bennett Buese, and Elle Shaw.  The older children have been very helpful in welcoming our new friends and helping them learn the routines and expectations of our classroom…. Continue Reading »
  5. December 2012 Newsletter

    The children have been busy making holiday decorations for the last few weeks.  They’ve created paper chains to hang in the classroom, and made decorations and ornaments to bring home as gifts for their families.     We’ve been continuing our study of the story of the Nutcracker and the music by Peter Tchaikovsky.  We’ve… Continue Reading »
  6. What’s Been Happening in the Classroom?

      The first weeks of school are about getting back into the routines of the classroom.  For the children it is about how to change their shoes or put on their own jacket.  They also are learning how to choose their own work and how to have snack with a friend. In October, we started… Continue Reading »
  7. self portraits in the studio

    Our local art museum is featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh and many of the teachers have been talking about his life and work in the classrooms and the children have been introduced to a variety of his paintings.  The museum has used Van Gogh’s self portrait with a straw hat to publicize the… Continue Reading »
  8. Earth Week

    “Solicitous care for living things affords satisfaction to one of the most lively instincts of the child’s mind.  Nothing is better calculated than this to awaken an attitude of foresight. Maria Montessori Maria Montessori was primarily a city dweller.  She was born in Rome and opened her very first school in Rome, but ended up… Continue Reading »
  9. 440 Classroom Newsletter – April 2012

    We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Spring Break and that you had an opportunity to spend some special time with your children.  We are excited about the arrival of Spring, and have some special things planned in the coming weeks.  We look forward to meeting with each of you during our scheduled parent/teacher Conference times… Continue Reading »
  10. A Visit From Birds

    In the winter the children collected pennies and brought them to school.  I’m sure you remember helping them with that.  Then some of the teachers asked children how the money collected might be used to help someone or something.  Ideas flowed from children:  We should help babies in Africa, or an organization that works with birds, and… Continue Reading »