Ms. Grishma and Ms. Mariella

Welcome to our class and a new school year at Mariposa!

We are both excited and ready to offer another year, full of fun and learning experiences to the children. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us, call the office, or leave us a note so we can get back to you.  Our email address are: and

Here is a little glimpse into our classroom…           


Daily schedule

9:03 - 9:15 AM      Car line, Children start independent work in the classroom

9:15 - 10:50 AM     Work time, individual/small group lessons.  Use of outdoor learning area

10:50 - 11:20 AM     Circle time (greeting songs, calendar, cultural discussions)

11:20 - 11:30 AM      Transition: Get ready for the playground (change shoes, use bathroom)

11:30 - 12:00 PM       Playground time

12:00 - 12:10 PM       Transition: Preparation for lunch                                

12:10-12:40 PM          Lunch time

12:40- 1:00 PM         Circle time (group lessons, stories and games)                

1:00-1:15 PM             Playground time    

1:15-1:30 PM            First dismissal from the playground

1:30 - 2:15 PM Work time, individual/small group lessons. Use of outdoor learning area.

2:15 - 2:30 PM Second dismissal from classroom

Weekly schedule

Book reading:  Book reading by a parent volunteer one or two Thursdays a month at 9:20 AM in the classroom

Art /Cooking:  Special art/cooking projects one Thursday a month from 9:20 - 10:30 AM (group activity with a volunteer parent helper and a teacher in the “art room”/ kitchen)

Parent show and Tell: 1st Friday of the month at 9:20 AM in the classroom

Outdoor Learning Area (OLA): Art (easel and finger painting), outdoor planting and care of garden box (care of flowers and vegetable weeding, watering, harvesting), care of outdoor environment (which is considered extension of the Montessori classroom) and activities which include gross motor movements

Children’s “Sharing”:  Every Friday at circle time

Please refer to schedule for dates and sign-ups at on SignUpGenius.

Monthly topics for cultural studies


  • The Solar System

  • International Peace Day


  • World

  • Fall Season

  • International Peace Day


  • National Children's Book Week

  • Thanksgiving Celebration

  • North America


  • Holiday Season

  • Antarctica


  • New Year's Day

  • Winter Season

  • Australia/New Zealand


  • President's Day

  • Chinese New Year

  • Asia


  • Spring Season

  • National Nutrition Month

  • Africa


  • Earth Day

  • Week of the Young Child

  • Europe


  • Mother's Day

  • National Fitness & Sports Month

  • South America


  • Father's Day

  • Closing Ceremonies