Dear Eagle’s Nest Parents,
Your child will receive at least one presentation every day.
Expectations around presentations:
 A presentation is a lesson. Generally, I call students by age group: Alphas (1st grade), Betas (2nd grade) and Gammas (3rd grade). However, any child is welcome to attend any lesson. Most presentations are for 210 children. Some presentations are for the whole class.
 Presentations always come with followup work. That means that a child has an assignment to complete as “followup” to the lesson presented. Generally, the due date is one week later.
 During the first two weeks of school, many presentations were whole group around concepts such as How to Write in your Journal, How to Complete Work, Where to Find Supplies, etc. I find that if we take the time to orient the child to the expectations of the classroom and the school in the beginning of the school year, we have fewer problems later.
 Much of the first two weeks have been devoted to Grace and Courtesy: How to ask for help, how to unroll a working mat, how to carry a chair. In Montessori, we show children our expectations with Grace and Courtesy and do our best to prepare them for situations before they will have to face them.
 Much of the first six weeks will be heavily devoted to our Social Justice curriculum. The goal of our first unit is that children will know themselves, loves themselves, and forge connections between themselves and others. Before children can know, respect, and understand others (which will be developed more fully in the next unit), they must first know themselves.
 Another main goal of our first unit is establishing classroom rules and processes for Conflict Resolution. These come out of articulating our Hopes and Dreams. Our classroom rules will help all children achieve their personal Hopes and Dreams and Goals in the classroom.
Update 31815
Monday 39 Biography/Lang 
Tuesday 310 Biography/Lang 
Wednesday 311 Math 
Thursday 312 
Friday 313 Geometry 

Alpha 
Dr. Seuss Biography ALL: The story of bacteria 
Rhyming words in Dr. Seuss 
Dynamic Addition with golden beads Example: 2459 + 1756 
ALL : Field Trip in Morning 
perimeter 2: using ruler 
Beta 
Harriet Tubman Biography& Underground railroad 
Conjunction part 2: and, but, and or Ex: the pencil, the eraser, and the paper 
Fractions: Identifying (and mult and dividing) 
ALL: Followup on Huckleberry Finn in the PM 
opposing interior/exterior angles 
Gamma 
Linking vs. Helping verbs: Venn Diagram 
On the Shoulder of Giants–the story of Isaac Newton and: Kepler, Galileo, Hawkings, Einstein, etc. 
Word problems, Equations part 2 cont: X = (5+4) X 3 11’s times tables 
area and perimeter of squares, rectangles, triangles 
Update 21815: Last week’s Presentations
Monday 29 Language 
Tuesday 210 Bio 
Wednesday 211 Math 
Thursday 212 
Friday 213 

Alpha 
Rhyming poetry 
Parts of the Flower 
Clock Part 3: Telling time to the minute, counting by 5’s, hours vs minute hand 
Magic Box: Using Scalene triangles hexagon and squares that make stars 
Parts of the Flower part 2 
Beta 
Rhyming poetry 
Arthropods: Crabs, millipedes, and cockroaches 
Word problems strategy: Draw a picture 
Timeline of Life: Mesozoic 
Arthropod research continued 
Gamma 
Rhyming poetry 
Parts of the Seed 
Word problems strategy: Draw a picture 
Racks and Tubes: Division 
Early Humans: “Ardi “ Ardipithecus and Lucy 
Update 12815
Monday 119 
Tuesday 120 
Wednesday 121 
Thursday 122 Bio/Hist 
Friday 123 Geom/Bio 

Alpha 
No school: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
Poetry: Haiku Clock followup 
How to research: birds glossary 
Small Hexagon Box: rhombus, trapezoid, hexagon 

Beta 
ALL: AM : Field trip PM : Art, torn paper/ cut paper collage 
Poetry: Haiku 
How to research: Paleozoic glossary 
Types of lines: perpendicular, parallel, intersecting 

Gamma 
Poetry: Free Verse with sensory details 
How to research: stone age peoples index 
Types of roots: part 2 
Update 12115
Monday 112 History 
Tuesday 113 Math 
Wednesday 114 Biology 
Thursday 115 Math Assessments 
Friday 116 

Alpha 
Time: Clocks 
Addition sentences: ex: 5 + 5= 10 Sums 
Parts of the Birds 
Addition Facts 
No School 
Beta 
Timeline of life: Research on the Paleozoic Invertebrates 
Money: combinations that make $1 – $2. Adding money 
Invertebrates: Medusa, jellies, turtles, and ammonites 
Addition/ multiplication facts 
No School 
Gamma 
Timeline of Humans: All Fundamental Needs of Stone Age People 
Multiplication Sentences and Fact Families Ex. 5 X 4 = 20 products 
Botany: tap roots vs. fibrous roots 
Multiplication facts / Word problems: Logic problems 
No School 
Update 11415
Monday 15 
Tuesday 16 
Wednesday 17 
Thursday 18 
Friday 19 

Alpha 
Time: Calendars 
Nouns: labeling the environment 
No School: too cold 
Addition and subtraction facts 
Geometry: patterns with Hexagons, parallelograms, Trapezoids 
Beta 
Intro to Writer’s Workshop: Keeping a journal 
Adjectives that point, distribute 
Math Diagnostic 
money: Making changes, combinations to make $1 
Geometry: Types of triangles 
Gamma 
Intro to Writer’s Workshop: Keeping a journal 
Reading Analysis Level I: Card material 
Math Diagnostic 
Fact Families & Arrays / Word Problems 
Geometry: Parallel, perpendicular, oblique lines 
(All) 
Read aloud: Myths and Folktales Intro to Writer’s Workshop: Writers read what they write. All children will be writing Haiku poems. Children will also write fairy tales, myths, and nonfiction based on interest. 
Update 121714 Last week’s Presentations:
Monday 128 
Tuesday 129 Language 
Wednesday 1210 Math 
Thursday 1211 
Friday 1212 Geometry 

Alpha 
Class project: South America from A to Z Students will contribute pages to a classroom alphabet book of the continent, South America 
Puzzle Words part 2: more sentences and practice with sight words 
Addition, subtraction with stamp game and bead frame 
Rehearsal for El Sistema South America Research 
Pattern blocks: Exploration of hexagon, trapezoid, equilateral triangle 
Beta 
Detective Adjective 
Static multiplication dynamic subtraction with bead frame 
Adjacent and Complementary angles Part 2 

Gamma 
Symbolizing Sentences with predicates: Who? Where? When? Ex: He rode the horse to the store at night 
Static multiplication Division review 
Geometry riddles: parallel, perpendicular, oblique lines 
Update 121014 Last week’s Presentations:
Monday 121 
Tuesday 122 Language 
Wednesday 123 
Thursday 124 
Friday 125 

Alpha 
South America Research 
Puzzle Words: Children practice sight words 
Math Diagnostic 
Rainforest Animals: Animals of the Pantanal 
Large Hexagon Box: Hexagon, trapezoid, isosceles triangle 
Beta 
South America Research 
Adjectives that Count: Cardinal, Ordinal, Indefinite 
Math Diagnostic 
Charles Darwin: map of his voyage and final research 
Adjacent and Complementary angles 
Gamma 
South America Research 
Symbolizing sentences with direct, indirect objects 
Math Diagnostic 
Fundamental Needs of the Inca 
Types of lines part 1: parallel, perpendicular, oblique 
Update 12314 Last week’s Presentations:
Monday 1124 South America 
Tuesday 1125 History 
Wednesday 1126 
Thursday 1127 
Friday 1128 

Alpha 
Introduction to the plants and animals of South America 
Biomes of South America (Biome Readers) 
Grandparents day: 9am noon 
No School: Thanksgiving 
No School: Thanksgiving 
Beta 
How to take notes: contents, index, landforms 
Charles Darwin: How to make a timeline 

Gamma 
How to take notes: searching for fundamental needs in contents, index 
Incas and indigenous peoples of S. America 
Presentations update 112614: Last week’s Presentations
Monday 1117 Biology 
Tuesday 1118 Language 
Wednesday 1119 Math 
Thursday 1120 History/Geography 
Friday 1121 Geometry 

Alpha 
Animals of South America: parts of the bird 
Reading phonetic Simple commands: jump, sit, get a mat 
Addition with snake game, addition strip board 
A to Z book of South America animals 
My Triangle Book 
Beta 
Publishing our research on invertebrates: 2nd animal 
Adjective: All possible qualities of a single noun. Ex: The _____water 
Money: part 2 combinations that make a dollar. Making change. 
Darwin: part 2 journey to the Galapagos 
Convex and Reflex Angles, naming angles 
Gamma 
Publishing our research on botany: making a book, a poster, or poem 
Double Subject and Predicate 
Making a Model of a word problem 
S. America: introduction part 2 
Lines: parallel, perpendicular, transversal 
Presentations update 111914: Last week’s Presentations
Monday 1110 Biology 
Tuesday 1111 Language 
Wednesday 1112 Math 
Thursday 1113 History/Geography 
Friday 1114 Geometry 

Alpha 
Parts of the Amphibian (Frog) 
Reading phonetic Simple commands: jump, sit, get a mat 
Addition with Stamp Game 
Intro to S America and Colombia: flag, map, national bird 
Drawing 3d Solids part 2: pyramids 
Beta 
Publishing our research on invertebrates: making a book, a poster, or poem 
The Logical Adjective 
Introduction to Money: denominations, trading in coins for a higher value 
Darwin Part 1 
Study of Angles cont. 
Gamma 
Identifying leaves: maple, ginko, mulbery, birch Research on individual species 
The Indirect Object: stretching a sentence to include more detail by using adjectives 
Estimation: Rounding to check answers with multiplication. Ex: 460 X 45 500 X 50= 25,000 
S. America: introduction to geography, compass rose, NSEW, major landforms 
Types of Triangles cont. 
Presentations update 111214: Last week’s Presentations
Monday 113 Biology 
Tuesday 114 Language 
Wednesday 115 Math 
Thursday 116 History/Geography 
Friday 117 Geometry 

Alpha 
Parts of the Reptile (turtle) 
Reading phonetic Simple commands: jump, sit, get a mat 
Skip counting with the small chains 
Labeling Different kinds of maps: state, country, continent 
Drawing 3d Solids part 2: pyramids 
Beta 
Publishing our research on invertebrates: making a book, a poster, or poem 
The Logical Adjective 
Multiples: skip counting and multiplication bead board 
Water and Landforms: Lakes, Archipelagos cont. 
Book of 5 Angles 
Gamma 
Identifying leaves: maple, ginko, mulbery, birch Research on individual species 
The Indirect Object: stretching a sentence to include more detail by using adjectives 
Multiplication: 3 digits x 3 digits. Ex: 445 X 211 
Fundamental Needs of Prehistoric Peoples 
Types of Triangles 
Presentations update 11514 Last week’s Presentations:
Monday 1027 Biology 
Tuesday 1028 (Geom) 
Wednesday 1029 Math 
Thursday 1030 History/Geography 
Friday 1031 

Alpha 
Parts of the Fish Animal Research 
3D Geometric shapes 
Addition strip board, Addition snake game Addition booklets 
Labeling Different kinds of maps: state, country, continent 
No School 
Beta 
Invertebrate research 
Parts of an Angle 
Skip counting, counting by multiples of 3 and 4 
Water and Landforms: Lakes, Archipelagos 

Gamma 
Leaf Shapes: Research on individual species leaf rubbings 
The book of triangles 
Checkerboard: multidigit multiplication. Making a Table Making an array 
Study of A Nation continued 

(All) 
Art: Family Portraits Spanish: Conversation with cards to repeat and practice. Sketch: your family Social Justice: Conflict Resolution 
10/29/14 LAST week’s Presentations:
Monday 1020 Biology 
Tuesday 1021 Language 
Wednesday 1022 Math 
Thursday 1023 History/Geography 
Friday 1024 Geometry 

Alpha 
Parts of the Fish: Students made books and posters 
Writing simple phonetic notes and books 
Addition strip board, Addition snake game Addition booklets 
Labeling Different kinds of maps: state, country, continent 
Drawing 3D Geometric Solids. Different kinds of lines: Horizontal, vertical, diagonal 
Beta 
Invertebrates: Protozoa 
Adjectives: Many Adjectives can modify a noun. 
Skip counting, counting by multiples of 3 and 4 
Water and Landforms: Lakes, Archipelagos 
Different Kinds of Angles 
Gamma 
Leaf Shapes: cordate, reniform, linear, etc. 
The Indirect Object: Ex. Bob gave me a cookie. 
Checkerboard: multidigit multiplication. Making a Table 
Study of A Nation continued 
Book of Triangles; equilateral, isosceles, scalene 
(All) 
Art: Family Portraits Spanish: Conversation with cards to repeat and practice.
“ Imagine two donkeys walking slowly along a road. They are joined together by a rein attached to a collar around their necks. The rein is about six feet long, the length of two yardsticks laid end to end. Both animals are very hungry. Each one moves to eat from the pile on their side of the path … It isn’t possible. The rein which joins them isn’t long enough … How does each animal feel?” 
Presentations update: 10814
Monday Biology 
Tuesday Math 
Wednesday Language 
Thursday History/Geography 
Friday Geometry 

Alpha 
Choosing best work for conferences. 5 classes of animals 
Review: Mr. Peter absent 
How to Choose a just right book for independent reading 
Math Assessment: Subtraction 
Writing assessment 
Beta 
Choosing best work for conferences 
Review: Mr. Peter absent 
Choosing a book and journal responses 
Math Assessment: Subtraction, 
Writing assessment 
Gamma 
Choosing best work for conferences 
Review: Mr. Peter absent 
Choosing a book and journal responses 
Math Assessment: Subtraction, Division 
Writing assessment 
(All) 
Started Music this week. Spanish: Conversation with cards to repeat and practice. Sketch: your family 
Presentations update: 10114
Monday Biology 
Tuesday Math 
Wednesday Language 
Thursday History/Geography 
Friday Geometry 

Alpha 
Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates 
Math Diagnostic 
The Story of the Paper that Sees and Speaks: intro to reading 
Days of the Week 
Geometric Solids, Polygons 
Beta 
Zoology: 1 animal, many questions. Introduction to Research 
Math Diagnostic 
The Adjective 
Timeline of Life 
5 Angles 
Gamma 
Botany: 1 question (ex. Which plants are perennials?) many plants. 
Math Diagnostic 
Sentence Building2: direct object 
Timeline of Humans 
Plane Figures 
(All) 
I am America. Plants that shook the world 
924 update:
Note: Picture Day consumed much of Monday morning. Friday was an allday field trip.
Monday Biology 
Tuesday Math 
Wednesday Language 
Thursday History/Geography 
Friday Geometry 

Alpha 
Invertebrates vs. Vertebrates 
Addition with Stamp Game 
The Story of the Paper that Sees and Speaks: intro to reading 
Days of the Week 
Geometric Solids, Polygons 
Beta 
Zoology: 1 animal, many questions. Introduction to Research 
Adding Fractions 
The Adjective 
Timeline of Life 
5 Angles 
Gamma 
Botany: 1 question (ex. Which plants are perennials?) many plants. 
Golden Bead Frame: Multiplication 
Sentence Building2: direct object 
Timeline of Humans 
Plane Figures 
(All) 
We have started the routine of independent reading with an introduction to genre or “We read aloud “Dizzy” by Jonah Winer as an introduction to Biography….and Bebop. We also read aloud 4,962,571 by Trevor Eissler and Ruth Chung , “ This book delightfully captures the Montessori goal of children not only coming up with questions on their own, but also figuring out how to answer them. Zach s curiosity and inventiveness, as well as his joy in his selfdirected learning, are true hallmarks of Montessori education… –Marcy Krever, American Montessori Society” We used it as inspiration for setting difficult goals and working hard and flexibly to achieve our dreams. 
Week of Sept 15th 
Monday Biology 
Tuesday Math 
Wednesday Language 
Thursday History/Geography 
Friday Geometry 
Alpha 
Plants Vs. Animals 
Addition/Subtraction with Stamp Game. Golden Beads 
Metal Insets 
The Story of Time: First Time Lines 
Geometric Solids, Polygons 
Beta 
Zoology: Research on 1 question, Many animals (ex: Where do they live?) 
Addition/Subtraction Fractions 
Noun and Article: Writing our own stories 
Fundamental Needs 
5 Angles 
Gamma 
Botany: Research on Many questions, 1 plant. (ex. Is this plant helpful or harmful to humans?) 
Stamp game Multiplication Introduction to daily Common Core Workbooks 
Sentence Building: Logical Analysis Level A 
Study of a Nation: USA in the World 
Plane Figures 
Social Justice (All) 
We are continuing our discussion of Needs vs. Wants with the topic of Freedom vs Responsibility. We read a book about the universal declaration of Human Rights from the United Nations. We finished the sentence, “Everyone has a right to….. “ This will lead to our formation of a classroom contract. So far we’ve written two drafts. We continue to share our hopes and goals for the school year as part of this process and spirit week. 

All 
Model of the Human Skeleton 
Week of Sept 8th 
Mon 
Tues 
Weds 
Thurs 
Fri 
Alpha 
Living vs NonLiving Things 
Addition with Stamp Game 
Object Boxes 
Sewing1 Rainbow Boxes 
Puzzle Maps 
Beta 
Zoology: Horizontal analysis 
Adding Fractions 
Noun and Article 
Plant Stories Timeline of Life 
Stamp Game 
Gamma 
Botany: Vertical Analysis 
Golden Bead Frame: Multiplication 
Sentence Building 
Timeline of Humans 
Checkerboard: intro to multiplication and powers of ten 
Social Justice (All) 
Needs Vs Wants 
Conflict Resolution: The story of the two Donkeys 
Everyone has a right to….. Formation of classroom contract 
SelfPortrait / Hopes and Dreams 
“All about Me” Poem 
All 
Grace and Courtesy 
Grace and Courtesy 
Grace and Courtesy 
Grace and Courtesy 
Grace and Courtesy 