Cedar’s Montessori School
Mountain Laurel Newsletter
Important and Upcoming
For new and returning families alike, Mountain Laurel would like to welcome you into a new school year. It has been a long and much-deserved summer break, but Mountain Laurel is excited to begin a new school year with all of the amazing families returning, and the ones we have yet to get to know. In an effort to make Mountain Laurel as accessible as possible, newsletters will be released at the beginning of every month of the school year. It is our hope that the newsletter will become parents’ one resource for all the information you’ll need to know: upcoming events, dates to know, work highlights, and ways to get involved with our class.
Transitioning into the New Year
This year, the children of Mountain Laurel are unified by one common thread: change. Our First cycles are moving into Elementary, and our Second and Third Cycles are adjusting to the expectations of a new teacher. During this time of transition, parents can greatly aid their children in adjusting to a very big change in their lives.
Though many children welcome change, others find change difficult and scary--just like adults. If you know your child tends to find change difficult, we’ve compiled a few suggestions from family psychologist Susan Stiffelman to help us start fresh in the best possible way.
Tips for Transitioning
To read the full article, "Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Teacher," click the link.
Halloween Research Projects
This year, Mountain Laurel children will be bringing a little education to one of their favorite holidays: Halloween. Beginning cycles will be studying animals, mid-cycles will be studying countries, and full cycles will be studying historical figures.
Students began their projects this past week by selecting their topic of choice. They will be doing research in the classroom and will be able to bring in outside resources to help facilitate this project. Our school library has a number of useful books, and many students have already begun their research, but some students with more obscure topics may need to seek out their local library.
The culmination of their hard work will come on October 31st where they will present their research to the class in costume! Their costume should reflect their topic in some way, and must be homemade. The one rule for this project, and hopefully one of the sources of fun for you and your child, will be getting creative to make a costume yourselves.
A more detailed outline of the project and requirements for each grade will go home in the coming weeks.
Mountain Laurel Cottage