February Gumbo Limbo Newsletter

“Children become like the things that they love”
Maria Montessori

Dear Gumbo Limbo Families,
We have had a busy few weeks in the class as the Children got back into a daily routine after our winter break. We have been enjoying studying about different land forms on our planet. We also plan to continue with different land forms by building a paper volcano model as a continuing project in the classroom.

Our focus for February’s Unit study will be our Solar System, which is an exciting subject that the children love! We will be also looking at animals and their biomes and will be exploring the concept of love, friendship and kindness, finding ways to make each other and ourselves feel cared for and loved. We plan to also introduce our Peace pledge during our morning circle times:

“I pledge allegiance to the earth and to all life on this planet, all growing things and all species of animals and all races of people. I promise to protect all life on this planet and share our resources justly, so that all people can live together in good health and in peace.”
We will be also be celebrating friendships with school-wide projects. The primary classes will be exchanging a class project crafted by the children to share with each other for our friendship appreciation day.
Our fundraiser Comedy Show and Silent auction was very well attended and was so much fun. Thank you for supporting and attending this great event with your attendance and generous contributions towards our silent auction basket – we could not have done it without you! The raised funds from this event goes directly to our scholarship fund, helping bring all Children of our community to the Montessori philosophy.
Thank you, peace and love         Ms. Pascale and Ms Ann