Ms Mina

About Ms Mina

Ms Mina at Palm Harbor Montessori

I would like to tell you something about myself. This is my second year teaching at Palm Harbor Montessori. I have fifteen years plus of teaching experience, in both a traditional and a Montessori school setting. I am a graduate of the University of Toronto with a double major in Psychology and Art. I completed my Teacher’s College at Medaille College in Buffalo, graduating with a Master’s of Education in Science. I received my Montessori training at AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) in Toronto. I was lucky enough to have had Renilde Montessori as one of my trainers. I love teaching and I love being a mom to my two wonderful children. I am first generation Italian, born in Canada. As a result, I am fluent in Italian and I can read and write French. My speaking skill in French is of a conversational level. My favorite sports to watch are soccer and hockey. The only sport I play is soccer. I am so happy to be here at Palm Harbor Montessori.

Class News for the Week of October 20th

Hello parents! We have had a very busy week . We are learning new songs and working on the Montessori materials. I would like to thank Alana Sanchez for starting the International Day Picnic project. Please remember to bring a plain white short sleeved T-shirt, if you have not already.  Don’t forget it is Parent Visiting Day for our class this Tuesday just come in with your child at arrival time.
Thank you for your support.

News from Ms. Mina for the Week of October 13th

Hello Parents. We have had an exciting and busy week. A new student started this Tuesday. His name is Liam Foy. He is a great asset to our class. I would like to ask you all a favor.  We have a child in our class who is allergic to peanut butter and other tree nuts, so please refrain from having peanut butter and other tree nut related snacks in your child’s lunch.  I  greatly appreciated your continued support.


Ms. Mina’s Class News

Dear Parents! Can you believe it? Another school year is here already. I would like to say welcome and I am looking forward to getting to know you as the year progresses. I am excited about this school year. I am happy to be teaching your children. If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.

It was nice meeting you at the orientations. I would like to thank you for following up with the procedures; such as: providing mud shoes and labeling your child’s items with permanent marker.

I will be handing out the Sharing Basket schedule on September 2nd. These few weeks we will be going over classroom rules and expectations; which can be summed up in one word respect; that is respect for oneself, others, and the Montessori materials.

Thank you for all of your support!



Ms. Mina’s Class News for Week of August 25th

Hello Parents !!

I can not believe that the 2014/2015 academic year has already started. I am looking forward to a productive and inspirational year.

Thank you for coming to orientation. It was a pleasure getting to know you.

I feel blessed to be teaching your child.

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Class News for September 12th

We had a wonderful week. We celebrated Noah’s birthday. He is now three years old. I would like to thank his parents for the mini muffins. The children loved them. I would like to thank the parents for their support. We are having a great school year.

News from Ms. Mina

This week, I would like to thank Ireley Barnes” mother for the flowers, the children really enjoyed flower arranging. I would also like to thank Ryan Sanchez’s mother for the coffee beans. The children enjoy working with the coffee beans. We have been singing a new continent song. “These are the continents. These are the continents of the world. North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Don’t forget Australia. Don’t forget Antarctica. These are the continents. These are the continents. These are the continents of the world.


News for the Week of September 15th

We have had a wonderful week of learning and fun, this week. On September 19th, we celebrated Ryan Sanchez 4th birthday party. We sang the Montessori song for birthdays. “The earth goes around the sun, the sun. The earth goes around the sun. It takes 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days. ” I would like to thank his family for the blueberry muffins. I would also like to thank Victoria Lozano’s family for the flower and vegetable seeds. The daisies are already sprouting. It was very interesting and inspiring listening to Dr. Epstein’s lecture. I hope the families that came enjoyed listening to him as much as I did. I would like to thank you for your support.


Class News for September 29th

Hello parents ! We had a very busy and productive week. I would like to thank Ekaa Kiran’s parents for the box of crackers, this week. We have chosen the country of France for International Day. The children will be learning about France. It is going to be very enjoyable. I would like to thank you for your support.


News for the Week of October 7th

Hello Parents. I hope that you are all well. During my absence the week of September 29th, Ms. Giovanna was the substitute teacher in our class. The children had a great time with her  and she reported that they did a beautiful job in my absence. Ms. Giovanna taught them two songs about seasons. She also taught them some dance moves in English and Spanish. This week, so far, we are learning two songs in French. We are also learning the popular Hello, Bonjour song and It’s a Small World Song, in preparation for International Day.