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The Quailblazer Times is the monthly newsletter for Children's House Montessori School.
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November 2020
Volume VIII, Issue #2
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Korey's Corner

Happy November Children's House Families! We continue to be so grateful to all of you as you work hard to create normalcy for your children but at the same time keep yourselves and everyone in our precious community safe. That is a challenging fine line to walk and we are appreciative and inspired by you every day. 

I feel it is important to let you know, our staff is being tested for COVID-19 on a regular basis, through Project Baseline and through Family & Industrial Medical Center, in San Luis Obispo. We join you in working hard at school and while we are away from school to keep ourselves and all of your children and you safe as well. Being in this together has never been more apparent. 

Although our "normal" community activities such as our Fall Jog-a-thon, Thanksgiving performance and Buddy walk to John's Tree are not possible, we are constantly working on new ways to create community. Instead of our annual Jog-a-thon when we are able to give hard earned fundraising to must! charities, we will have a Read-a-thon this year! If you are interested in supporting our Read-a-thon from November 2-20, and you are unable to contact an elementary student, you can pledge your support by emailing the office. Each elementary student will bring home a pledge sheet. They will be reading in class and at home. If you read to your child, that will count toward their daily totals! We will also be celebrating our Thanksgiving holiday a bit differently this year, but stay tuned for that! 

Wishing you all a beautiful season of thanks. Although we are living through some crazy and difficult times, we do have so much to continue to be thankful for.

Be well, take care and many, many thanks for being a part of our Children's House family.
          Korey

 
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THE READ-A-THON

is

COMING NOV. 2-20
Elementary students, ask your friends and family to sponsor your reading! All proceeds go to must! charities: COVID-19 Community Response Project
 
Wednesday, November 11 thru Friday, November 13, 2020

SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR
THANKSGIVING BREAK
from Monday, November 23rd
thru
Friday, November 27th


We wish you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Bill, Caroline, Christina, Dana, Deborah, Jamie, Jennifer, 
Korey, Melissa, Nathalia, Rachel and Tori

~TODDLER~

As we begin to float into fall, our amazing Toddlers have been doing some fun work in the classroom! Our days have been filled with pumpkin work, changing seasons, fun lessons and new friends. It is such a joy for Rachel and I to help these little people grow each day! 

~PRIMARY~

We’ve had a Spooktacular month in primary! We are studying bats, spiders, skeletons, and the solar system!


~KINDERGARTEN~

Chapter books are a big hit in kindergarten! We've read The Mouse and the Motorcycle and now we're reading Runaway Ralph! The children would love to have a pet mouse and if Ralph was their pet, this is what they would do...


"I would feed him scraps I left behind!" ~Natalie



"I would give him a red motorcycle so he could drive around all day and all night!" ~Elias

 


"I would rock him to sleep every night!" ~Minnie

 


"I would feed him a lot and hold him and pet him!" ~Nixon

 


"I would feed him cereal and peas and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!" ~Wren



"I would play with him and feed him and give him water!" ~Isla



"I would give him a motorcycle and some food. I would take him to the store with me!" ~Charlotte

~LOWER ELEMENTARY~
Lower El students have been busy this month studying the biomes of North America. We paired up, picked a biome and learned about its range, soil, rainfall/snowfall and climate. Each team then studied 7 living organisms (1 of each vertebrate plus a plant and invertebrate) and compiled their research into a classroom research book. More than merely drawing pictures and copying sentences, our budding naturalists took true ownership of their knowledge and taught their findings to the rest of the class. Older students did an excellent job mentoring their L1 classmates through this lengthy process. As we finish up North America this week, we are studying one culture from each biome and how these people meet their needs. Next month we are moving down to South America to pick up where we left off last March before COVID. We are also choosing biographies next month and gearing up to teach our friends about some very interesting people. On top of it all, we are staying safe, healthy and definitely happy.
Poetry Recital 2020
Listen to our elementary students recite some heartfelt poems, in class and on Zoom.

from the Upper Elementary:

Our Upper Elementary students flexed their creative muscles as they learned about cells. Their mission was to create a model of a cell in a creative fashion. As you can see, they did an amazing job! These are just a few of the wonderful models we received. They were ALL fabulous! Kudos Upper Elementary students!



Daylight Saving Time Ends

at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1st.

 
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