September/October/November Greetings from the Primary Class

What a grand summer we have had! I’m looking forward to connecting more with the Primary class families during this season. We’ve got a lot of big plans!
We are in the middle of our second continent study, South America. After that, we’ll move on to Africa, which will take us through the end of the year. The children are so excited to be learning (and sharing!) about the people, places, foods, instruments, and animals associated with North America and now South America.
Our monthly theme for September will be My Five Senses where we’ll dig deep into the work on our sensorial shelves, discovering extensions of the work, and refining our abilities. In October, we’ll move toward learning about Plants and the Harvest and begin work on planning our garden for next year. November will help us center our hearts on helping by focusing on community helpers.
We have so many upcoming events to share with you! Check out the school calendar (on our website, www.lifespanmontessori.com) and the events tab on our Facebook group. You should have also received a paper copy of the calendar in your parent cubby with some important dates. If you need help connecting or plugging into all the ways to stay in the know with Lifespan, please let us know at pick up or drop off.
September brings us some fun activities, such as a visit from an Athens-Clarke County Police Officer and Camping Day! In October, we will have a field trip to Washington Farms, farm day, school photos, a nature walk, our Family Picnic, Field Day, the Boo-le-bark Halloween Parade, and our Halloween Performance. November means we’ll get a visit from the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department, a nature walk, and parent-teacher conferences. We are excited to welcome Ms. Cathy back for music class on Tuesday afternoons, and we are really loving our Thursday afternoon yoga class with Ms. Rachel.