February 16, 2021
Dear Coyotes Families,
Students have been getting their Arizona research and projects ready to present next week. They have all been working hard on preparing their projects and compiling their information. This year the presentations will include Kartchner Caverns, Havasupai Falls, The Grand Canyon, and Arizona State Symbols.
The gardening group has identified many plants and flowers they would like for the spring garden. They would love it if you could drop off transplants, seeds, and compost on Fridays (or anytime) during work drop off/pick up time. We hope to have the beds prepared and seeds sprouting so the students can begin planting after Spring Break.
In the classroom, we continue our Montessori Cosmic Education curriculum along with work in the public school curriculum. Online fatigue is beginning to set in, and the students are counting down the days until we can come back to school in person and resume the work that we love in the classroom. Despite the rigors of online learning, I am reminded daily how well the principles of Montessori education have served these young people. They continue to be engaged in their work, and research, and have found ways to work together despite the screens that separate them. Independence, responsibility, a strong work ethic, and a love of learning are evident daily.
DATES TO REMEMBER
2/15 No School (President’s Day)
2/23 Arizona Research Presentations
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can be reached via Gold Note or email (Shahnaz@keystonemontessori.com).