January 2019

Happy New Year!

We are so pleased to see how independent and cooperative all the children have become during the past few months.  Whether it’s changing into their indoor/outdoor shoes, feeding our class fish, pushing in their chairs, or tidying up the classroom, each child has continued to demonstrate great self-reliance and responsibility.    

We are planning a “Valentine’s Day cards exchange” on Wednesday, February 13th. Pease bring 22 cards (no candy and/or other treats) with ONLY YOUR CHILD’S NAME  on them.  Do not address the cards to individual friends. We appreciate your cooperation in following these instructions, which will help us exchange cards more smoothly. 

In science, we have been learning about reptiles. We started discussing “What is a reptile?”. Our children are very curious to see different kinds of reptiles in the science books and encyclopedias. Working with miniature materials is one of their favorite activities. For our science experiment, we focused on Thorny devils -- we asked, how do they live in an environment with very little water? It was fascinating to learn how Thorny devils collected rain water and dew into their mouths. We are going to continue learning about reptiles next month.

In geography, we flew from North America to Europe. In England, we learned about the meaning of the Union flag, three kinds of transportation in London, who lives in Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the tower of London, the bridge of London, among others. In Italy, we learned about the landscape and the difference between Peninsula and Island, the meaning of each color in the Italian flag, food, the history of Colosseum in Rome, transportation in Venice, the art city Florence, the tower of Pisa, and active and dormant volcanoes. We are continuing to learn about different countries in Europe. 

In the cooking class, we made zucchini pasta with pesto sauce! Our children enjoyed each process including peeling the zucchini, making a long string from it, finding a big pit in an avocado, making pesto sauce, tasting basil, baking zucchini pasta in a pan, and finally, tasting and eating! Thank you, Nermina Dilman, for such a timely and amazing cooking class related our geography subject, “Italy”.

We would like to give a warm welcome to Mehrie Lijkouhi, who joined us on January 28. 

Mehrie has received her Montessori certificate in Early Childhood from the Center for Montessori Education N.Y. in 2017. Furthermore, she has obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education from Teachers College of Columbia University. Within the last ten years, she has taught mathematics in various colleges in both New York and New Jersey. She has also worked as a Librarian, and taught Montessori to children from the ages of 2.5 years through 6 years. During her free time, she enjoys exercising outdoors and in a fitness center, traveling, and baking. Mehrie is looking forward to a great year with our children!

LCMS will respond to weather or other emergencies below; 

  • Cancellation of the school day

  • Delayed opening: AM session  10:45am - 12:15pm

                                AM/Lunch Session  10:45am - 1:15pm

                                Extended Day 10:45am - 2:45pm


Chizuru Fukuda