Our Montessori shelves are the heart of the classroom. They contain materials and resources you can use for your language arts and social studies lessons. Ms. Patra and Ms. Marianna have your math and science resources in the connecting classroom!
The supply shelves contain items you may need to complete works: art supplies, extra copies of important handouts, and our recycle bins.
Your practical life area contains everything you will need to prepare your lunch. Feel free to use the refrigerator and microwaves. This area also contains brooms, dusters, and sponges so we can clean up after work time and lunch.
Our classroom pet, Georgia the chinchilla, is always appreciative of a scratch behind the ears! Stop by and say hello to her on your way to the mailboxes! Each student has a mailbox where important printed announcements are placed and works reviewed by your teacher are returned to you.
Do you need to take a few minutes to relax and refocus? If so, check out the peace shelf! You'll find calming books and other items to help you center yourself. The peace shelf is also where we store our classroom talking stick that we use during our classroom meetings.
Computers are also found on each table in the classroom. These computers are great for group research and presentation of your computer-generated works to your classmates. Our classroom also contains a Smart Board that can be used for interactive presentations. In addition, you have access to laptop computers to use during your work time, as needed.
It is my hope that I've prepared an environment that is both relaxing and intellectually stimulating. I'm excited to see all the amazing things you are capable of doing within these four walls!