Ms. Kelly and Mr. Jon
Introduction from Jessica Engel, Director of Operations
Ms. Kelly and Mr. Jon teach a first/ second grade class at Dancing Moose Montessori. They use a traditional model, using Montessori methods for implementation of concepts. They have a wonderful ability to differenciate instruction, to fit the academic need of each child. The curriculum is extensive, using IXL math, Everyday Mathematics, A to Z reading, California Reading, spelling, sight word lists, path of movement (handwriting), spanish, art, science, and adapts many activities such as gardening, music and movement.
The environment is orderly and calm. Children are kind to each other and work cooperatively toward advanced education and structure. They have a lot of fun within their school day, and it shows. Ms. Kelly and Mr. Jon put their hearts into working with every one individually because of the deep love and respect they have for children. This classroom is the last stop before leaving Dancing Moose and making sure every child is prepared for their next environment is top priority.
Teacher Speak: From Ms. Kelly and Mr. Jon
The main goal in Classroom 7 is to have a happy and fun learning environment.
Each day is filled with “hands-on” activities that invite children to learn. The Utah Core Curriculum is always in the forefront of our activities and students thrive academically and socially in our classroom.
Many times during the year I hear from students, “This is the best day ever”! My goal is to plan activities that make learning fun. It may be graphing hearts for Valentine's Day, using geometric shapes to make pictures or making paper- mache beehives when we study the great State of Utah, we have a great time in our classroom!
Questions and Comments to Smile Aboutcoming soon
One of my favorite quotes is from Dr. Seuss. Since we have so much reading going on in our room, I think that it is quite appropriate: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Posted: May 4, 2012