Hello! Welcome to 7th & 8th Grade Humanities!
My name is Amy Orvis. I absolutely love what I do, and am honored to be your child's teacher!
I have been teaching Montessori for 27 years. The first three years were at a private Montessori school, and the last 24 have been with this program. I taught 1st-3rd grade for 15 years, 4th-6th grade for six years, and this is my sixth year teaching 7th-8th grade.
Humanities includes the teaching of reading, literature, writing, speech, research skills, listening, discussion skills, language arts, and social studies. Much of our work is also tied to community service, compassion, self-esteem, team-work, communication skills, and character development.
I believe that the parent-teacher-child triangle is crucial and am hoping this web site will be one tool which will be helpful toward that end. Please also read the cover letter in the planner each trimester to find out what we'll be studying, check (and sign) your child's weekly reflection page each weekend, and check in the back of the planner to see additional comments by myself or Mr. Holden.
Please feel free to contact me any time via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through Remind.
On a personal note, I am married, have two children, a son-in-law, and two grandsons. Besides teaching, my other passions include bike riding, reading, writing, spending time with my grandsons, worship music, dogs, kayaking, swimming (especially in a nice clean lake), and gardening/landscaping.
I am addicted to pulling weeds and try to refrain from pulling them at other people's houses or in public areas (can't say I'm always successful).