Important dates this month...
June 15th: Donuts with Dad! 7:30-9am
June 28th: Graduation!
June 29th-July 6th: PFM closed
This month will be all about bugs in the classroom. The children are all fascinated by the tiniest of Mother Nature’s creations- the insects. Often when one is found in the classroom, great care is taken to ensure it gets back outside in one piece. So this month in the classroom we will explore the names of different insects, their body parts, and their life cycles. We will focus our attention on the butterfly and even care for our own caterpillars towards the end of the month and watch their metamorphosis into butterflies!
We will also continue our work with feelings this month- identifying our own feelings, how to handle them, and noticing them in others. We will create our own feelings books, sort feelings cards, and talk about breathing and meditation.
Congratulations to all of our graduates this month as well!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with me this year and happy June!
Ways to bring the classroom home in June...
Ways to Bring the Classroom Home This Month
• Go on a bug hunt: Take a magnifying glass outside with you and search in the soil for the tiniest bugs you can find. Watch them for a while and talk about what they do.
• Order your own caterpillars: You can raise your own caterpillars that come in the mail! (www.insectlore.com). They are easy to care for and release when butterflies!
• Talk about feelings: draw some pictures of faces or print some out online of the basic emotions. Make them in the mirror together and talk about the things in life that cause these feelings. Then talk about what to do when you’re feeling that way.
• Practice the “silence game:” this is a quintessential Montessori activity that allows children the opportunity to slow down and notice the world around them. Find a spot inside or outside to sit for 1 full minute without talking, then discuss what sounds you heard together (more info on this activity here: https://livingmontessorinow.com/the-silence-game/).
Sounds this month...
Our sounds have been put in order by the AMS sound groups- the easiest to pronounce and write to the hardest.
June 4th-8th: Rr
June 11th-15th: Gg
June 18th-22nd: Yy
June 25th-28th: Zz
Birthdays this month
Nadia will celebrate her birthday this month on the 16th- Happy birthday Nadia!