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November Spanish

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What a great few months we have had!TPRS is working!
Lower Elementary students have been learning about animals and their habitats. Students drew pictures of their favorite animals and wrote about what they eat and where they live. 

Lower Elementary students prepared and helped serve the fruit (from Spanish vocabulary work) during a special class activity. We all said the Spanish version of "We are Thankful," “Damos las gracias…” and then ate our ensalada de frutas together.

The whole Upper School is learning about food. Each class has written illustrated stories about food. 
Middle Elementary students compiled a list of many fruits and vegetables. Students tasted fruits and vegetables with their eyes closed and determined if they were dulce (sweet), agrio (sour), etc. We followed up the activity by writing stories about going to grocery stores and restaurants.


Upper Elementary students wrote stories and created comics about going to a restaurant.
The Middle School is working hard…

Gross Motor in Early Childhood

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We wanted to speak about a non academic but equally important component of our curriculum. Physical movement and learning success are correlated, which is why Montessori programs are so attentive to childhood motor development. At Abintra, students benefit from ample opportunities to practice these skills and even receive individualized lessons. Below is a description of our goals and developmental expectations for EC students. At three years of age, children are very motivated to develop their gross motor skills, which help bring awareness to the body in space. They enjoy balancing, jumping, and climbing. Self-care skills such as dressing provide additional opportunities for them to refine these skills. At age 3, most children: Run smoothly, making sharp turns and avoiding obstaclesJump forward, backward, sideways, and over a short barrier without fallingStand on one foot for 5 seconds Four-year-olds are comfortable with gross motor activities and enjoy showing others what …

2015 Bongo Java Coffee and Cocoa Sale

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It's time for our annual Bongo Java coffee and cocoa sale! Bongo Java's signature Abintra Blend coffee and cocoa, packaged in commemorative tins and bags, make great gifts for family, friends, and clients. All proceeds from the sale benefit Abintra's Tuition Assistance program. 
All orders must be placed by Friday, November 20th. Coffee and cocoa will be available for pickup beginning Friday, December 4th at Friday Coffee in the Parent Education room.

To order online, use the PayPal drop-down menu below to select the item you would like to purchase, then click "Add to cart." You will be directed to the PayPal site where you can edit your quantities. If you would like to purchase an additional item, click "Continue Shopping" on the PayPal site, and you will be directed back to this page.
Coffee orders are closed at this time. Thank you!