Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17th

WOW! Can you believe another school year has come to an end?

This week students worked on missing variables, bar graphs, and common and proper nouns. Students conducted research on state flowers and state birds. Many children designed a poster for healthy eating. In preparation for the retirement of Mrs. Bev many students wrote good-bye letters wishing her the best.

The Lower Elementary classes will be going bowling as an “End of the Year” activity on the morning of Thursday, May 23th.

The lunch room is closed so we will be ordering cheese pizza and providing a beverage and side items for lunch.

The cost is $10 for both bowling and pizza.

Friday, May 24th will be early dismissal at 1:00 pm. The lunch room is closed so everyone will need to bring a sack lunch.

We hope everyone has a super, splendid, and safe summer!

Ms. Catherine, Ms. Amber, Ms. Tejal, Ms. Shweta, and Ms. Genie

Friday, May 3, 2019

May 3rd, 2019

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that the 2018-2019 is coming to an end! This has been a wonderful year and we are so fortunate to educate your children. We look forward to working with your children next year as well.

Next week, we will continue to practice large math operations, geometric solids (edges, faces, and vertices), types of fractions, friendly letters, and analogies. We will also start to wrap up our unit on our state. Students will learn about the history of Birmingham. We will learn about famous landmarks of Alabama. In science, students will continue their study on nutrition by learning more about "My Plate".

May 10th Peace Ceremony

May 15th end of Quarter 4

May 22nd Field Day

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May 24th Students dismiss at 1 pm. NO AFTERCARE

Saturday, April 27, 2019

April 26, 2019

What an amazing week we had in Lower Elementary. This week, we continued practice on counting coins, telling time, and grammar. We are continuously practicing our math operations and
math facts.

Next week, 3rd graders will be taking standardized testing in the morning. It is important for these students to be well fed and rested. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30. It is very valuable for all students to arrive at school between 8:00-8:15. If you do not see a teacher outside the building you will need to walk your child inside.

Drew working on an adverb box.

Zikiel sharing his model helicopter with the class. 

Annelise completing long division with the stamp game. 

Michael discussing his share with a classmate. 

One of our geese showing off their new goslings. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019

We are moving right through the end of the year! The students have all been super busy. We are wrapping up on the remainder of the curriculum as well as practicing new skills that your children will see next year.

Third graders attend Camp McDowell this week with Mrs. Catherine, Mrs. Genie, and Coach D. This has been a long standing tradition with 3rd graders from JBMA. Students learned about Native Americans, birds of prey, and various other environmental aspects of Alabama.

Remember that JBMA will be closed Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd. We look forward to seeing you all Tuesday, April 23rd.

Third graders will be taking standardized testing starting on Monday, April 29th through May3rd. It will be very important for all students to be well rested and ready to begin testing Monday morning.

Monday, April 8, 2019

April 1st through 5th

What a great week back we have had. The children have been eagerly working and completing many jobs each day. In cultural, the children have been learning about "Peacemakers." This week the students learned more about Nelson Mandela. In science, we have kicked off a unit on nutrition as well as learning about renewable commodities by regions.

All students, had more practice on dictionary skills, comparing numbers, linear measurement, and equivalent fractions. All students we are introduced to translation (slide), rotation (turn), and reflection (flip) in geometry. First graders, symbolized sentences with prepositions, while second graders symbolized  sentences with pronouns and third graders learned about adverbial phrases within a sentence.

In creative writing, we continue to learn about forms of poetry. This week, students learned about writing acrostic poems.

April 8-12 Book Fair
April 12-14 Southeastern Montessori Conference
April 19th No School (Good Friday)
April 21 No School (Easter Monday)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March 18-22nd

What a great week we had before spring break! The students were busy Monday and Tuesday practicing for the spring program. All the children did a wonderful job Tuesday evening. A special thanks to Mrs. Leila and Mrs. Cheryl. 

This Friday, we will be dismissing at 1 pm and there will be no aftercare. We look forward to seeing everyone back on April 1st. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March 11th-15th

Spring has SPRUNG! The children have been enjoying getting outdoor more often.
We were even able to get the students outside for a lesson on “The five Senses.”
We have been super busy in the classrooms working on many presentations. The
students have learned about famous women in science for Women’s History Month.
We have continued our North Americans continent study by learning about the
various state flags of the U.S.. All students have enjoyed the poetry lessons and this
week the focus has been on haikus. We have also introduced analogies and liquid

Remember, this Thursday and Friday we will be dismissing at 1 pm for conferences.
If you have not signed up for a conference please contact your child’s teacher at your
earliest convenience.

Next week is super busy before SPRING BREAK!! On Tuesday, March 19th we will
be having our Spring Program at 7:00 pm. Children will need to arrive in the large
classroom by 6:40. Also they will need to be dressed and ready to take the stage.
On Friday, March 22nd we will be dismissing at 1pm for Spring break. Remember
there is NO AFTERCARE. All children will need to be picked up by 1pm.