Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Colin's November Classroom Newletter

For many of you, you may not be aware but Colin has started school at the local Montessori school, Camas Montessori. I went to Montessori when I was little and really believe strongly that they have a great philsophy on teaching and I just knew that Colin would love it. We started in September of this year and he has truly enjoyed every day.

We are still learning the ropes, especially Mom. I have to make his lunch every day which is different since the past daycare center provided lunches. I also have to sign him in and out and for the life of me, I can never seem to locate his name on the form. Colin is also learning that he doesn't get his way all the time, and finds himself sitting in the "chair". I know that he is learning quickly that he doesn't like the "chair", so I am hoping to hear from the teacher this month that things are going well.

Colin has met many new friends at school, Hayden which just turned 5 and Evan who I believe is 4.

We receive a newsletter each month from the teacher explaining some of the activities that the entire classroom has done as well as a little comment on each child. Here is a little portion of that.

Happy October!
It’s been a beautiful fall month. Our classroom has a wonderful view of some bright colorful trees. We carved our pumpkin on the 26th. We will celebrate with a party on Halloween day. The children have been doing some special crafts and they’ve also made masks.
I enjoyed the parent teacher conferences. It is wonderful to spend time with parents and get to know you. It helps me gain more insight about each child.
Colin enjoys tracing letters and stringing. He also enjoys working with the magnets.
Hayden has almost mastered the tying frame! He is also working on his letter sounds and he has now started pin-pricking the Europe map.
Evan has been working on writing his name. He’s also been working on the parts of books.