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Feb 2018
Kaitlyn Deis

A Glimpse of January in the Elm Room!

We have kicked off January in full swing! There has been a lot of buzz and excitement around the arrival of a few new faces to our classroom community.  Owen is joining IMS for the first time, while Lys is making her transition from up from the Hickory Room. It has been wonderful getting to know our new classmates. These …

 
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Dec 2017
Kaitlyn Deis

Fall in the Elm Room

First of all we would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend a parent teacher conference! It was so lovely to share with you about your wonderful children and what they are working on at school. Also, we are very appreciative of the gifts donated to our classroom from the small hands catalog …

 
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Sep 2017
Kaitlyn Deis

Elm Room News – September 2017

The Elm Room is well underway of building new friendships, exploring materials, establishing routines, learning expectations, and creating memories! We can feel fall in the air and are excited to observe the changes in the season happening all around us. From the crisp breeze across our skin, to the leaves turning beautiful colors of red, yellow, orange and brown, and …

 
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Feb 2017
Kaitlyn Deis

A Glance at January!

We have kicked off the New Year in full swing of learning!  We took a leap right into the study of our very own human body, which is incredibly fascinating. We are made up of so many parts! We particularly enjoyed learning some of these fun facts: we have billions of cells inside of us; there are more than 200 …

 
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Dec 2016
Kaitlyn Deis

A Glance at the Elm Room in December!

December has been such an exciting month so far with the arrival of snow!  The children have been so eager to get outside each day to play. Although it takes a bit longer to get ready now with all of the snow gear, the children are doing it without skipping a beat. Thank you for providing all of the appropriate gear …

 
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Oct 2016
Kaitlyn Deis

A Glance at September!

A time of transition, adjustment and growth are just a few ways to describe the past month of September here in the Elm Room! New friendships are taking way and the children are becoming more comfortable as these bonds are being created. We have undoubtedly begun to settle into our own classroom community as we get to know one another and …

 
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Mar 2016
Kaitlyn Deis

A Glance of February!

It has been a frenzy of knowledge and information sharing in geography as we study the continent of Europe. So far we have explored the countries of Belgium and Iceland. Belgium was very intriguing as we learned about the dunes, lowlands and plateaus that make up most of the land. We were in awe of the pictures of the Karst …

 
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Feb 2016
Kaitlyn Deis

Elm Room Happenings!

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Maria Montessori The act of exploring the classroom environment can feel liberating and exciting for some; while others take a more cautious and slow step around. Regardless of your child’s personality, the beauty of it lies …

 
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Dec 2015
Kaitlyn Deis

December’s Here!

Winter Festival: Our first Annual Winter Festival was such a success! Thank you to everyone who baked goods for the event and for everyone who attended the event! We hope that you had a wonderful time dancing, making crafts, socializing, and entering to win wonderful items donated by staff and their families! Congratulations to everyone who won a raffle item! …