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Here is our calendar for the next school year! Please look ahead to prepare for September.

Read Our Monthly Recaps On The Blog:

newsletter for May 2023

Newsletter: May 2023

This month, we squeezed in TWO off-campus fieldtrips, “traveled” to Germany and Sweden, pet some chickens, AND had a special monarch butterfly presentation to round out the year!

Newsletter: April 2023

From celebrating Earth Day and having an egg hunt, to dissecting plants and celebrating with our Class Campout, it’s been fun time for all.

Newsletter: March 2023

In March 2023, we took our fieldtrip to the Natural History Museum, made leprechaun traps, explored life cycles, “visited” Ireland, and made the best of our rainy days!

Newsletter: February 2023

In February 2023, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, traveled to China, Japan, and South Africa, made inferences and had a park play date!

January 2023 Newsletter Clip (Donnelly's Daily Apple)

Newsletter: January 2023

In January 2023, we learned about Russia, explored the history of MLK Jr. Day, categorized animal types, studied contractions, and much more!

december 2022 newsletter

Newsletter: December 2022

From engineering our own igloo habitats with mini-marshmallows to learning about holidays and traditions around the world, December 2022 was short and sweet (but filled with exploration)! 

Newsletter: November 2022

Buoyancy, boat-building, turkeys, and fairy gardens! Oh my! From STEM experiments in the kiddie pool to building a secret society in the back yard, this November has been busy, creative, and filled with hands-on fun. 

Newsletter: October 2022

This ‘Spooky Season’ (October 2022) was filled with hands-on STEM (buoyancy labs, DIY lava lamps, & cookie dunking!), arts/crafts, and Halloween-themed learning! We also took our ‘fieldtrip’ to Costa Rica & learned about different cultures.

Newsletter: September 2022

Wow! It’s already the end of our first month! Here is the September 2022 Newsletter & recap of our Kinder-1st/2nd Grade Microschool Classes.


Note From Marisa:

Hi & welcome to the Parents Homepage! I am beyond thrilled to offer this opportunity for our small group of students! My teaching philosophy is rooted in an individualized, constructivist approach where each student can access the material at his/her own level and is able to build meaningful connections between learning and other areas of life… while having FUN! In this small group, my goal is to help students have opportunities for individualized learning, positive socialization, and personalized strategies to help them grow uniquely and purposefully. As we navigate this post-pandemic climate, I am committed to helping each student succeed.

Thank you for trusting me with your child!

See More Microschool Updates:

Click on the image above to access our Monthly Homework, filled with opportunities to enrich your child’s learning outside of the classroom. FIVE activities are required per month; the rest are optional!
I have a Teacher Pay Teachers website and routinely add activities, print-outs, worksheets, and supplementary material here. If you’re looking for other things to do at home, check this out!