We hope you all had a wonderful break and enjoyed spending time with your families. We are back into the swing of things in the Cypress room. We have a lot of energy this time of year in anticipation of winter break, so we are all trying to channel that enthusiasm into productive activities!
We have some exciting research projects happening in the room, along with our regular work. Many of the children have been inspired to learn their math facts, so in addition to our weekly practice, they are taking it upon themselves to really learn their facts. We also have a great deal of enthusiasm for word study right now. We are looking at synonyms, antonyms, compound words, etc. We have also been practicing Lexia in the classroom (for those who are enrolled) so we can build our reading skills. We have continues with Explode the Code for the students who are practicing reading, and for our older students, they are sticking with the reading comprehension practice. They are all making wonderful progress.
We wanted to let you know about a project we would like to embark upon to expand our outside space. Right now, our back door opens up to the parking lot, so we are hoping to extend the back fence so that the door opens into the back area of the school. This would allow the children to work outside when it's warm. We will also be able to do some gardening in raised flower beds and have activities for the children to work on balance and control of their bodies. After the new year, we will send out information about how you all can help us with this project!
Until then, we still have a few projects in the classroom we could use your help with. If you are interested in helping, please let us know. We know it's a busy time of year, but as we prepare report cards, our time for other work practically disappears, so assistance would be greatly appreciated!
You can expect report cards on the last day of the semester, December 21st. We will send them home with your child. If you have any questions about the report, feel free to email us and we will respond after winter break, or we can set up a meeting in the new year.
Also on the 21st, we will be having a movie and pajama day. We will do fun crafts in the morning and then spend time as a class celebrating the holidays with a movie, hot chocolate, and popcorn in the afternoon. The children can wear their pajamas to school, but if they want to bring a blanket, pillow, or stuffed animal for the movie, they may bring one and it needs to fit in their backpack.
Compass Montessori & Colorado Gives Day
December 6, 2016
9701 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Food and drink specials all day—all benefiting Compass • Taco Tuesday—$1 tacos and all proceeds go to CMEF
• Deep Eddy Mules and Presses for $4. T-bird donates $1 per sale, and you keep the tin cup!
• Henry Weinhard Root Beer Floats for $3—all proceeds go to CMEF
• Modello Cans, Corona, & Corona Light for $2--$1 per sale goes to CMEF
Come from 5 pm to 8 pm for Colorado Gives Day • Online giving available
• All donors are entered into a raffle for fun prizes from T-Bird and its vendors
Why December 6? Community First Foundation and FirstBank will present the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country.
Why CMEF? Compass Montessori Education Foundation supports the school by engaging with Compass families and community partners to strengthen the school's resources, giving the school the ability to provide an authentic Montessori education as a public school.
WinterFest, our multicultural craft fair is coming December 3! Wheat Ridge campus, 11am-2pm. Sponsored by PTSA.
Join us tomorrow for WinterFest! Crafts this year include Taiko Drums, Chilean Rainsticks, Bangles from India, Adinkra fabric printing, Peruvian Bead necklaces, Aboriginal Handprint totebags, Greek worry beads, plus more! Also, enjoy a fabulous Farm School lunch, fun demos, and unique Farm School products for sale; bake sale; Scholastic Book Fair; Compasswear, gift cards, and other great gifts for sale. Compass will be marching in the Golden parade beforehand too! Meet at 10th and Washington at 10:00; parade starts at 10:30.
Sign Up to volunteer.