January Gumbo Limbo Newsletter

Dear Gumbo Limbo Families,

We hope that you are having a wonderful winter break . We deeply appreciate all the gifts and thoughtful wishes and we thank you for all of your kindness.

Although December was a short month our classroom was very productive, and hard at work. We observed the classroom “normalize”. If you are not familiar with the Montessori lingo it’s the process of “normalization” described as a phenomenon that happens when the child shows spontaneous discipline, continuous effort, happy work, social sentiment of help and sympathy for others. Children happily engaged in their own choices and happily working away.

We would like to give Bliss a very warm welcome to our class as our new Gumbo Limbo friend. Welcome to our fold!

In January our unit study will be Continents, Water ,Land and Air. We will also continue with our Winter theme. If you have any books on any winter themes or any interesting winter related topics we love to share and read at our circle times.

Annual Silent Auction Basket:
Comedy & Cocktails is on Saturday, January 26th. It is such a wonderfully fun evening featuring cocktails, food, a hysterical comedy show and a silent auction. Every classroom is creating a themed basket to auction off to raise money for our scholarship fund. Our class is creating a basket full of kitchenware and gourmet items. I will send the sign up later in a separate email to sign up for the individual items for the Gumbo’s Auction Basket.

Thank you all so much for taking the time and attending the Parent/Teacher conferences we really appreciate you coming. If there is anything you may have forgotten to ask or if you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Remember the children might take a little longer to ‘bounce back into routine after the long break. Make the first week back to school an easy one for you and your child by getting to bed early, waking up early enough so you and your child have time to eat a relaxed healthy breakfast, and decide on clothes before bedtime the night before. Give yourself enough time so you don’t have to rush yourself or your child.

Our wish for love and peace to you during this holiday season. Happy New Year and a prosperous 2019!

Love, Ms. Ann and Ms. Pascale