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April 2019
Volume VI, Issue #5
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Korey's Corner

Happy Spring Everyone!  

     The auction was a big success and a ton of fun. I hope you thought so too! The income that we raised is critical to the scope of work that we do here at Children’s House and it is always an affirmation when we can bring in a significant amount of money so we can continue to provide the programs, the staff and the materials that we all love. Thank you so much to all of you who donated, attended and worked hard to make this year’s auction happen. We couldn’t do it without you (nor would we want to!) My door is always open if you have any feedback for us regarding the auction, or anything for that matter. Your thoughts are always important to me.

     Next up, Culture Fair! One of the highlights of the year. This year we will represent a record 28 countries! I can’t wait to see our students’ incredible research and, of course, taste all that amazing food! :)) I look forward to seeing you here! 

    Meanwhile, enjoy this glorious sunshine and the green hills and meadows covered in wildflowers. I took a drive to the Carrizo Plains over the weekend. I highly recommend it...the photos of your children in a bed of flowers will be such a gift to yourselves! 

     Thank you, as always for giving us the gift of your children every day! They are a joy.

Working Hands/Hands at work/Busy Hands

School will be


Spring Recess

MONDAY, April 22, 2019
FRIDAY, April 26, 2019

School resumes Monday, April 29th
The mixed-age environment is such a huge part of the Montessori philosophy. The second year primary students love having the opportunity to work in the kindergarten room and explore the materials with their kindergarten buddies. This allows the kindergarteners an opportunity to be mentors, both academically and socially. It also allows the primary children to become comfortable in the kindergarten room and better prepared for next year.
from the Lower Elementary...

Lower Elementary is as busy as ever! We are gearing up to start one of our most cherished annual traditions- the “Important Person Biography Project”. Because the ages between 6 and 9 are a sensitive period in the development of the notion of time passing, the I.P.B.P. is instrumental in developing awareness of lives outside of our own that preceded our own experience. Over a 3 year span, we individually interview each parent (and in 3rd year- a grandparent or significant elder) to learn about 5 key stages of life- childhood, teenage years, after high school, beginning a family, and years leading up to today. The true value of the interview is found not in the minutia of dates and place names but in the stories that are shared from our interviewee’s life. Many parents are surprised to find that not only did their children have a very shallow understanding of their parents’ lives, but how genuinely curious they were to learn about them. At the end of the interview process, many children turn their acquired knowledge into a mini-biography. But even if the book never materializes, the process of learning about our loved ones is irreplaceable.

from the Upper Elementary:

The upper elementary has been super busy! We had a lovely field trip to Hearst Castle, where we got to examine ancient artifacts from cultures we have been studying all year. We are also working hard on preparing for Culture Fair (April 12th!), and completing our annual State Testing. In the midst of all this, some of our classmates found the time to present some of their unique talents at the annual Music Recital.


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