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Primary “B” (ADM) Happenings
Ms. Talat’s & Ms. Marie’s Class

November Happenings

On Tuesday, October 28th, the full-day Primary class went on a field trip to the Planetarium at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The children enjoyed the trip and learned many things about our solar system. In class, we have been continuing our studies by reading books on the Earth, Sun, Moon and Planets in our solar system.

The students in the ADM class are working on many projects in anticipation of Thanksgiving. They are coloring, painting, gluing, and hole-punching; all lessons that focus on the child’s eye-hand coordination and hand-control.

During “circle time”, we listen to the story of Thanksgiving, “Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving”, and sing our Thanksgiving song: “Harvest Time is Here, Thanksgiving is Coming Soon.”

Our class will celebrate with a Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014. The children will make special headdresses to wear at our luncheon. We will also decorate our lunch room and prepare special food for this occasion.

Look for details to come home with your child about a special event to happen in December: an ADM Christmas Cookie Exchange to take place on Monday, December 15th.

~ Happy Thanksgiving from Ms. Talat, Ms. Marie, Ms. Veronica and the students of the ADM Class!

Full-Day Primary Field Trip
On Tuesday, October 28th, the full day Primary students visited the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Every part of this trip was an experience for the young students—for many of whom this was their first field trip. They enjoyed the bus ride, the planetarium and exploring the many exhibits the museum has to offer!

The Planetarium experience with the movie on the “Earth, Moon and Sun” was particularly interesting. Students learned about the planets in our solar system, the distance of the Sun and Moon from Earth, and the size of Earth and Moon compared to that of the Sun. They also learned the constellations that we may see in winter sky.

Students observed the fascinating selection of butterflies, beetles and eggs. Some students attended a presentation on Dinosaurs. They learned that paleontologists are the scientists who study dinosaurs and they marveled at the animal and dinosaur skeletons on exhibit at the museum. Other students also enjoyed attending the presentation on the Native Americans of the Delaware Valley. There are many, many artifacts in the museum’s exhibits of the local Native Americans.

Thank you goes out to Sarah Mantz, (Torin/ADM & Aidan/Elementary), for all of her work organizing this fun and interesting trip. Thank you also goes out to the parents who chaperoned along with Ms. Mantz, Kim Fitch (Benjamin/ADM) and Cristina Shafer (C.J./Assunta’s).

October 2014 Happenings

ADM is getting back to its routine. The students are excited to be back to school after the long summer break and are experiencing many new activities, such as feeding the birds and feeding the cats that make our outdoors their home. The students take care of their environment, inside the classroom and out. The All Day Montessori class is becoming a great community where the students respect one another and the older children take pride in helping the younger ones.

Brothers Thano and Alkeos visited Greece this summer and brought sea urchins in to class for their show and tell. This started a great lesson for our activity board with the theme, “The Sea Shore”. We took out the lesson on “names of shells”, and read books on the Sea Shore.

The older children enjoy baking cookies and pumpkin muffins for the evening snack. We incorporate seasonal fruit and vegetables in our lunch and snack menu. Parents are welcome to send in unusual fruits and vegetables for children to taste.

Thank you very much to the parents who have made donations toward the students’ new reading chair and ottoman—the children call it the “relaxing chair”!

Thank you also goes out to our MANJ Parent Association for providing pumpkins for the students to decorate. We are looking forward to this fun fall project as well as working on other projects such as coloring and drawing, paper rubbings, paper punching and painting.

Our class enjoys listening to music and singing songs. We use the rhythm sticks, jingle bells, tambourine, maracas and other musical instruments at sing-along time. The students are learning the names of musical instruments, reading music notes and working toward playing simple tunes on the musical bells.

For the next few weeks, while Ms. Marie and baby, Jihan, are away visiting family in Sri Lanka, Ms. Almas will be in our class in the afternoons. We are thankful to have an AMI certified Primary teacher on staff to serve as a substitute teacher!

Please make sure your child has a rain coat and rain boots in school, as we go outside in all weather. Children dressed in the appropriate outerwear love to splash in puddles!

ADM Lunch Menu

Monday: Bread and Sandwich

Tuesday: Rice with Vegetables/Kichree

Wednesday: Bread and Cheese Sandwich

Thursday: Pasta with Vegetable Sauce

Friday: Vegetable Soup

~ All the best! Ms. Talat, Ms. Almas, Ms. Veronica and the ADM students

September 2014 Happenings

Welcome back to all the children! ADM is getting back to its routine. The students are excited to be back and to experience many new activities, such as feeding the birds and feeding the cats that make our outdoors their home. The students take care of their environment, inside the classroom and out.

Brothers Thano and Alkeos visited Greece this summer and brought sea urchins in to class for their show and tell. This started a great lesson for our activity board. The theme is “The Sea Shore”. We took out the lesson on “names of shells”, and books on the Sea Shore.

The older children enjoy baking cookies for the evening snack. Parents can send in unusual fruits and vegetables for children to taste.

We are working on fall projects such as coloring and drawing, paper rubbings, paper punching and painting.

~ Ms. Talat, Ms. Marie & Ms. Veronica

Classroom Photos:

The photos below show some of the work the students are doing each day.  Click on a photo to begin the slideshow.