Kapok November Newsletter

Dear Kapok Parents,
What a busy month October was!
Autumn started and with that the learning about fall leaves, why do they change colors and ultimately “fall”. We enjoyed  a fun visit from the Fire Department, learned about fire safety, got some fun gifts and “drove” the fire engine.

Next was the Key West pumpkin patch, and all the learning that comes with pumpkins!

We read about them, we dissected them, we studied the parts of the pumpkin, the life cycle of the pumpkin, and we even did math with pumpkins. We learned that our small pumpkin had 280 seeds. We even used a pumpkin to do a chemical reaction (which I very much failed to get in pictures)

Basically we incorporated pumpkins in every area of the classroom.

Last but not least there was Halloween, and I really need to thank every Kapok family for respecting the school policy by keeping costumes and candy out of premises. It was the best and most productive Halloween day I have experienced.

On another note, I have been working hard to take an important step towards bridging the communication gap between home and school. The Kapok classroom will be utilizing the Montessori Compass parent portal to stay connected with parents throughout the school year – sharing messages, calendar events, photos, and progress reports. In addition, you will find educational resources about the Montessori Method, courtesy of Montessori Compass and the Montessori Foundation.

To login to Montessori Compass in the future, we recommend bookmarking http://montessoricompass.com/login. Your email address is your username and you can set your own private password. You can access MC from any web-enabled device – laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc. using an up-to-date web browser. MC supports current versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari on PCs and Macs. It also supports iOS (iPhone/iPad) or updated Android devices.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!

Lastly, I must thank all of you for your patience, comforting words, positive thoughts and prayers while me and my family were trying to manage my daughter’s illness. I am happy to report that she is fine and getting healthy now.


Ms. Karina and Ms. Marjorie