Kenai Montessori

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Students are studying the continent of Africa this month. They will explore a wide variety of animals and the diversity of culture that exits there. Each student is encouraged to bring a small item that represents Alaska and-or the United States to be sent to their sister school in Namibia, Africa. Parents are invited to come to the school and see the African items that are on display this month. The students also are learning to count to 10, sing and say key phrases in Swahili.

Mr. Bob's Peacekeeper group is adopting a sea turtle named "Rufus" that currently is receiving medical care at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida and Miss. Rachel's morning preschool class is adopting a 5-foot Atlantic spotted dolphin named "Hurricane" that also is receiving treatment at the aquarium due to injuries received during one of this year's hurricanes in Florida. The afternoon preschool class will adopt an orphaned Atlantic bottle-nose dolphin named "Nicholas."

Today is the first day the school is switching to an all-organic food program. The school follows the USDA food program guidelines for all meals and snacks. For more information, visit the lunch menu page at the schools Web site at

Parents are reminded to send their child to school each day with the appropriate clothing for outside playtime.

School sweatshirt order forms are posted at the school's entry.Kenaitze Cuya Qyut'anen Head Start

The school receive a grant for a marriage and family initiative. Through workshops and a retreat, families and the tribal community will learn skills to build stronger families.

The fire department's puppet show begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the family house.

The Ravens and Eagles are continuing to do activities related to family and home and they will learn about healthy food.

The Whales and Salmon are talking about being thankful and learning the letters "T," "K," and "E" and the numbers three and four. The children will see the cause and effect of pumpkins that have been cut and those left uncut.

The preschoolers will bead necklaces and make turkey art as well.

The moose and bears will learn about families and being thankful. Parents are encouraged to send in family photos that can be displayed in the classroom. The Moose-Bear parent activity meeting will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Friday in the Family House.

The Head Start family Thanksgiving dinner will be Monday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

Miss. Corey from the Kenai Community Library will read stories at Head Start on Tuesday.

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