Quails: Miss Carmen
Happy December! This first semester is going by so quickly. I cannot believe that December is already here. During the month of November, we talked a lot about what we are thankful for. We have been displaying our “turkey hands” outside of our classroom which state what each child told me
he or she is thankful for. They are all beautiful and adorable!
We talked about buffalo and how important they were, and still are, to Native Americans. We
learned about petroglyphs and the children enjoyed making their own from beautiful sandstone Ms.
Mary Anne brought from her ranch. We read about the Pueblos which are in our area and about other
Native Nations across America.
We are continuing to work on letter sounds, identifying numerals and counting. We just got in
some great new pieces of work to help the students with this ongoing process.
I have now started to give Spanish lessons to the Quails. So far, we have been studying parts of the
face; eyes (ojos), ears (orejas), nose (nariz), mouth (boca), and hair (pelo). We have also begun to study
colors in Spanish. We have learned red (rojo) and blue (azul). We will continue working on more
colors in December along with items in the classroom.
As part of our Montessori Cultural Studies, we will be learning about Hanukkah, Christmas, and
Kwanzaa in December. Because of the young age of the Quails, we will simply touch on each
The Quail class would like to welcome Zac! Zac joined us in November and we are thrilled to have one
more beautiful smile to greet us every morning.We would also like to welcome Ms. Lita’s beautiful, bouncing, baby girl to the Desert Montessori School family. Her name is Carmela Appalonia, and Ms. Lita has already brought her in to meet the Quails. Each child had a wonderful time welcoming Carmela.
I would like to thank Ms. Mary Anne for substituting for Ms. Lita. I appreciate her coming in and taking on this huge endeavor. Ms. Lita will be returning to the Quail class in a couple of weeks.
As a reminder, please send your child every day with a hat or hood, waterproof coat, gloves and boots. However, if there are days when it is just too wet or cold for the Quails, we will stay indoors.
Thank you for being wonderful parents and always supporting your child!
Road Runners Ms. Autumn & Ms. Page
Thank you for making the time to meet for Parent-Teacher Conferences. It was a pleasure getting to know all of you better, and having that unhurried, uninterrupted time to connect about your children.
We value the partnerships we’ve developed with each of you. Thank you for your support!
We hope everyone enjoyed a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. We talked a lot about what it means to be thankful, and what we are thankful for during the month of November. Here are some of the things your
children are thankful for…
Whitten: “Choo choos. And a dinosaur. ROAR!”
Mia: “When Jacob goes in the bushes and the lion says RRROAR!”
Collins: “A dinosaur.”
Kitty: “Cats and doggies and ducks.”
Scarlet: “Pumpkin pie, dinner and chicken legs.”
Rafe: “Frogs, helicopters and a dump truck.”
Joseph: “Pancakes and a green lolly-pop.”