Dear MMS families,
We've had a wonderful start to the school year! It has been great to see all the children re-connect with friends, meet new friends, and start into their work. I've spent the past few days visiting the classrooms, catching glimpses of student life at Mountaineer Montessori. In my travels, I've heard children at work, discussing the work, asking questions and supporting each other:
"I like how you made a full-scale model of the Ishtar Gate instead of just a drawing - that made your project really unique!" --- Upper Elementary
"I'm making a Roman Number book! It's the first-ever 1-100 Roman numeral book. I'm almost done with the first chapter!" --- Lower Elementary
"Today, you can walk to the classroom all by yourself because you are a big boy - I know you can do it!" --- Primary (sibling to sibling)
"Can I be her helping friend on Monday and introduce her to the other children?" --- Primary
"If you're taking it out of scientific notation, you reverse the process." "Oh, I get it! It's not really hard when you know what to do." --- Middle School (student to student)
Once our classes have had a chance to settle in and normalize, we will be inviting each of you to come in for classroom observations. We usually open classrooms for observations after school has been open for 6-8 weeks, after the fall conferences. Meanwhile, thank you for sharing your children with us - it is truly a pleasure to spend time with them each day!