Our Inaugural Year in Review

2012-2013

SEPTEMBER

Physical Education (PE Unit): Croquet

September 4 - First Day of School
On a beautiful fall day, we welcomed six 6-year old first graders and our teacher’s 10-year old daughter to our brand new school.

September 14
First Field Trip: Riverboat Discovery tour, Chena River, Fairbanks, Alaska

OCTOBER

Physical Education (PE) Unit: Swimming (lessons at Hamme Pool, twice weekly)

October 1
Montessori Monday! Topic: An Evaluation of Montessori Education: The Science Behind the Genius

October 5
Culinary Project: Chicken Noodle Soup

October 9
School Picture Day

October 12
Field Trip: Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Fairbanks, Alaska

October 19
Assembly: Fire Safety (Fairbanks Fire Department)

October 26
Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

October 31
Halloween Party

NOVEMBER

PE Unit: Yoga, Gretchen from Infin8 Yoga visited twice weekly

November 5 
Montessori Monday! Topic: Parent Night Open House (Student Presentations of Work)

November 14
Field Trip: Noel Wien Library, traveled by city bus

November 16    
Culinary Project: Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Green Beans and Rolls
“Give Thanks” Luncheon for Family

November 30
Assembly: K9 Unit (Fairbanks Police Department)

DECEMBER

PE Unit: Basketball, twice weekly visit to the Student Rec Center, UAF

December 3
We welcomed our 7th student, a transfer from another local school.

December 7    
Field Trip & Culinary Project: Fairbanks Community Food Bank; prepared cheeseburgers and potato salad for Food Bank volunteers

December 10    
Montessori Monday! Topic: Montessori Math Materials and Curriculum

December 20    
Holiday Party

JANUARY

PE Unit: Tae-Kwan-Do, twice weekly with Kira O’Donoghue, World Champion

January 11
Culinary Project: Banana Bread

January 18
Field Trip: Museum of the North, UAF

January 25
Culinary Project: Minestrone Soup

FEBRUARY

PE Unit: Curling, Fairbanks Curling Club

February 1 
“Going Out to FMS” Program Begins; ongoing Friday reading program at Fairbanks Montessori School

February 4                       
Montessori Monday! Topic: Peace Education in Montessori Classrooms

February 12                       
Assembly: Dr. Chow, NASA Astronaut, at ICS School

February 14                       
Valentine’s Day Crafts (sewing, art, strawberry preserves gifts)

February 22                       
Homemade Bread Rolls and Noodle Soup

MARCH

PE Unit: Cross-country Skiing, Aelin Allegood

March 4
Montessori Monday! Topic: 2013 Enrollment Kick-off Party / Year in Review

March 14 – 17          
American Montessori Society Annual Conference, Orlando, FL – staff attended

March 22                  
Field Trip: World Ice Art Championships / Ice Park

March 26                  
Spruce Tree Science Fair & Parent Luncheon

March 27 – 29          
Interior Alaska Science Fair – 3 students participated

March 29                  
Field Trip: Interior Alaska Science Fair

APRIL

PE Unit: Ice Skating, UAF Patty Rink

April 1
Montessori Monday! Topic: Fueling the Flame Within: Montessori Education and the Development of the Self, video presentation by Dr. Stephen Hughes

April 19
Suzuki Concert at Fairbanks Montessori School

April 26
Field Trip: Large Animal Research Station (LARS), UAF

TBD                            
Assembly: Lance Mackey, 4-time Iditarod / Yukon Quest Champion Musher

MAY

PE Unit: Biking, local bike paths

TBD
Assembly: Scott Alderman, local woodworker/craftsman

May 24  
Field Trip: Denali National Park, day trip

May 31 
Family Field Day & BBQ (last day of school)

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