Early Childhood East

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We started the week off talking about Veterans Day. We read a story, had a moment of silence, and sent happy thoughts to all our veterans past and present. Both classrooms continued working with care of the environment works including folding washcloths, rolling socks, napkin rolling and silverware sorting. All skills that they can help...
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Our first food preparation for this year was introduced in Early Childhood-grape plucking!  The children enjoyed learning the sequence of selecting a cluster of grapes, tonging them onto their tray, and plucking each one from its stem.  Of course, the final step is eating and enjoying!  A sincere thank you to the families who donated...
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Halloween is here! The Early Childhood classrooms have had some fun and festive work this week! From tonging spiders, pounding golf tees in a large pumpkin, and sweeping ants, practical life has been spooktacular! The children also had the opportunity to draw a face on a pumpkin, marble roll a spider web, and find hidden...
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Early childhood began our week discovering new science lessons, nutrition and leaves and trees.  The East class explored types of leaves, labeled parts of a tree, and created beautiful art work with fall colors.  West students created a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices and practiced sorting food groups.  Polishing gourds was introduced in practical life,...
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We started off the week with our first Kindergarten field trip to the pumpkin peddler! Thank you to the parents who volunteered to drive! They enjoyed picking out a pumpkin. The younger children also went on a pumpkin hunt sponsored by the Gleaners. They had the opportunity to find a pumpkin, listen to a story...
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October work continues this week as we introduce new science work; leaves and trees.  The West classroom began this unit this week, and also fall tree art work along with it.  The West classroom explored the squaring chains this week, introducing this beautiful math material into their classroom.  This work introduces the concepts of skip...
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Despite the warmer weather this week, fall is present in the classrooms! Our practical life work has changed to a fall theme as well as some art work like fall doppers and apple trees! Both classrooms also continued using scissors in the classroom to cut paper, the next skill from cutting clay. In Sensorial the...
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Painting at the easel was one new experience introduced this week in Early Childhood. Using red paint, students could use the easel to paint an apple, extending our apple unit in Science. Along with this unit, we taste-tested different types of apples: Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Granny Smith! This activity was done on...
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This week Early Childhood created their classroom peace bundles. After collecting and painting their sticks to represent themselves, they learned that we are stronger together as a community than we are alone. This very special bundle can be found in our peace corners. The care of ourselves and the care of our environment continued this...
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Peace education is a cornerstone of Montessori, and the children experienced lessons this week that explicitly teach these skills.  First, our classrooms collected and decorated Peace Sticks.  We introduce the idea of a community to the children by gathering each individual stick and placing them into a Peace Bundle, wrapping them together as a group. ...
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