Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Her Tuition is $317 a Month

You've seen me wax poetic on many occasions about my daughter's Montessori school (the birthday celebrations, in particular, are touching; the head teacher's penchant for folk-song group singing is pretty righteous in my book; and on Parents' Night the display of the children's abilities is astonishing)...


Well, one of the works children can choose is the calendar work. There's a preprinted sheet for each month, with the appropriate number of squares for the dates, and holidays and birthdays already marked in. The children may label the calendar for the appropriate month, write in the dates, and decorate the holidays. If they're not confident writers yet, they may ask an older child to put dots down as writing guides for them.


Will works much more slowly along the math concept works than she does the language arts or practical life works, for instance, so yesterday was the first time she chose to do the calendar work for December. Today's a snow day, but tomorrow when I take her to school I'm going to have to speak to her teacher about it. Can you see why?Did you see it? If not, here's a close-up:Merry Chirstmas, friends.

5 comments:

Teresa R said...

Funny! I have Buddha's picture up on my Dec. 24th calendar slot....

julie said...

I thought at first that they misspelled it purposefully to keep it secular or something, but who does that?

Of course, who seriously doesn't know how to spell "Christmas", either?

Abby said...

Jesus Chirst! You're so picky! :)

Jenny said...

My best guess is that it was an honest mistake by someone who doesn't speak English as a first language. ;-)

julie said...

I know, and the class is 3-to-6-year-olds, so it's not like the improper spelling of Christmas is really that meaningful to, um, ANY of the children...

One of the curses of being overeducated is that mispellings get under your skin. And don't even get me started about grammatical errors--it's 10 OR FEWER ITEMS, friends.

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