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Amy Routzahn
Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I look forward to a year filled with memories, excitement, and magical moments. Please always know I am hear if you have a question, concern or just want more information.

Amy Routzahn, Primary Guide
The Children’s House experience (2009 – 2011)
B.S. Eastern Michigan University, Early Childhood and Science
Reading Recovery Certification, Oakland University
AMI Montessori Primary Certification, Montessori Training Center of St. Louis

September 21, 2017

The year is off to a great start! We are getting back into a nice routine and our new friends are quickly acclimating to our environment.

We were able to observe a caterpillar chrysalis last week and welcome a butterfly into the world on Monday. We released the butterfly and wished it well on its journey. The monarch butterflies that arrive this time of year make their way to Mexico.

We have been focusing on grace and courtesy in the classroom. We have been practicing walking slowly in the classroom, carrying a tray while walking, pushing our chairs in, and shutting a door carefully and quietly. It has been great to have so many of you volunteer your time. We are looking forward to getting all the volunteering organized at signup.com. Please look for Stacy and Kelly's emails.

We have begun discussing colors in Spanish, the season changes of fall, and the artist Vermeer. Vermeer is an artist from Holland who was able to show in his paintings real moments of of life in Holland over 300 years ago. We compared Vermeer's paintings with our present day photos we may take.

This page last updated on 9/20/2017.

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Kelly Bulloch, bullochkelly@gmail.com
Stacey O'Keefe, sarberst@hotmail.com

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Anna Foulkrod

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John Hart

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