SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER - Mrs. Akkawi's class
Welcome to all our returning families and all the new families who have joined our school this year. We are delighted to have you in our MCS family. I hope you all had a relaxing and fun Summer.
I am so happy to be back teaching at Montessori Country School after spending one year living in Morocco. Mrs. Wilson and I are very privileged to be working together as a team and we are delighted to be a part of your children’s growth and learning experience this year.
The beginning of the year is going very smoothly and the children are adapting to their new environment away from home, I know we will have a wonderful year together.
Our goal is to make your child’s year a special one where they feel unique, happy, and grow at his or her fullest potential. We assure you that your children are in good hands.
Please feel free to email me if you have any concerns regarding your child.
Here are some pictures that I would like to share with all of you.
I hope you all enjoyed this newsletter.
THE PINK TOWER:
The direct purpose of the Pink Tower is:
Visual discrimination of different dimensions, muscular control of hand and arm and the appreciation of beauty and design
The indirect purpose is:
Preparation for cubing, preparation for writing and for the mathematical mind.
LAKE AND ISLAND
Pouring a lake and an island helps the children to have a visual understanding of land and water forms.
THE ADDITION STRIP BOARD:
The purpose is to guide the child through all possible combinations of addition. The child sees the structure of addition and he/she memorizes the combinations of addition.
The direct purpose is the development of movement, concentration, coordination and independence and the indirect purpose is the preparation for writing.
WASHING A DUCK:
The direct purpose is the coordination, concentration, independence and logical sequence in action and the indirect purpose is the care of hygiene.
Color Tablets (Box 3)
The direct aim is the development of the chromatic sense, that is in the real world of color and the indirect purpose is the preparation of art and the appreciation of beauty.