October was an eventful month for everyone at Hudson Montessori School. Here are a few highlights of what we’ve been doing.
No more tears …
We are very proud of our youngest students in Rosy Red, Orange Blossom and Sunny Yellow who have transitioned well into their new environments. We are looking forward to a year filled with fun and excitement with them.
Thank you to Mary Funari, parenting coach who spoke to our parents about different parenting styles. We are planning on offering a parenting class with her later this year. Many thanks to ATA who also held an informational session for our parents.
Into the Wild …
The highlight of October for both Primary and Elementary was an exciting field trip to the Flat Rock Brook Nature Center. For some students it was their first time on a school bus, which was a big deal. During the field trip they got to go on a nature walk to examine many elements of the outdoors such as different types of leaves and trees.
The students used their five senses to explore the different textures, sights, sounds and smells of the forest. They also got to see different types of birds in person such as a heron, owls and hawks. To end the trip, they ventured off to the Flat Rock Brook Nature playground where the students practiced wall climbing, rope walking and tons of sliding.
The Elementary students practiced their map reading skills and learned wilderness survival skills as well. They also worked together to build their own shelter using materials they found in the woods.
Great Exploration Never Ends ….
Exploration Day was a great way to kick start our study for this year’s theme. The students were thrilled explore the various activities set up with their parents. Thank you to the parents for contributing toward the potluck lunch. Kudos to the teachers for continuing to inspire our students.
The Primary classes will continue their exploration of various biomes during the course of the year. We can’t wait to see where this journey takes them. The Lower Elementary Students will be exploring space and beyond. We wish them luck as they undertake this trip few dare to take.
Our Upper Elementary took on the personas of famous explorers, both past and present. After they researched their character, they wrote down their script, designed and put together their costumes and played their part well. Their explorations too, are just the beginning. Thank you chickpea jc for covering our event on your blog.
Read On …
The Scholastic Book Fair was a great success thanks to the support of our parent volunteers who helped with the set up and managed it daily. We made more than $6000 with both onsite and online sales. Thank you for supporting the book fair and for donating books to the classrooms. This generosity is appreciated in so many ways by teachers and students alike. A grand finale to our book fair was definitely a visit from award winning author, Corey Rosen Schwartz. Her reading and presentation of one of her books, The Three Ninja Pigs is sure to inspire our young readers and writers.
Behind the scenes
Many thanks to the parent volunteers (our HMV) who continue to meet and help the school with planning of events and supporting our program. Planning for the Social Studies Fair and the Year End Celebration has already begun, and we look forward to collaborating with you on these very special events.