Toddler Program

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This week has been food preparation week! Children enjoyed making mini pizzas, cutting cucumbers and making fresh squeezed lemonade! Through practice children learn to master everyday skills such as spooning, tonging and using a knife. Other practical life work this week included chair scrubbing; one of the many activities that foster care of the environment....
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It’s so unbelievable that we are nearing the end of the school year! It has been a year of continued growth in all areas; physically and cognitively! Our toddler students have become very independent, being able to do so many everyday tasks for themselves! I am very proud of all they can do! Math work...
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Whisking, pouring, spooning and tonging, oh my! Oh the wonderful learning experiences we have through practical life work! Noted in the pictures above children are using a whisk with water and soap to make bubbles! Other practical life work includes real jobs within the classroom such as folding towels and helping with the laundry! Check...
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Teamwork! Part of our Montessori Toddler curriculum includes grace and courtesy. Children are involved in team building work to strengthen friendships and character. Pulling that wagon through the stones (as seen in the picture) takes a group effort with lots of communication between students! Children collaborate to make group art, help each other clean up...
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April showers bring May flowers! Let’s hope so! Outdoor education continues to be an important part of our Montessori curriculum. We have had several opportunities to walk the trail, look for birds and turn over logs and rocks to find insects! Pictured are toddler classmates enjoying lunch outside. In our classroom we have started watermelon,...
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Language work! Exciting to see all our toddlers expand and elaborate on their language skills. Montessori language work helps children learn rhyming, new vocabulary and sharpens communication skills. Clara is pictured using a color sorting language work. We continue to explore our outside world, walking on the trail and making discoveries in the garden! Children...
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Toddler learning includes many activities and works that build language skills! Children are in their sensitive period for language. Many of the Montessori language work builds the child’s vocabulary. Pictured is Kenley sorting “rough” and “smooth” objects. She is using movement as she places the object under the rough or smooth sign. Children in the...
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This week we welcomed many special Grandparents to our Toddler Community! Children were very excited to see their grandparents and share them with classmates too! Included in this newsletter are pictures of Journey’s grandparents reading to everyone! Students also made a hand-print keepsake for their Grandparents to treasure! Thank you to all who were able...
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April showers bring May flowers! Our toddlers are blooming flowers! This year the children have grown not only physically but developmentally as well! Children are mastering many practical life works and are gaining independence taking care of their daily needs! Our toddlers have many jobs within the classroom too; watering plants, washing the tables, laundry...
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Happy Spring! Movement is essential for learning in young children! As Maria Montessori studied children and their learning process, she discovered that young children learn not only muscular control by movement, but, also movement is a founding factor in the development of discipline. In our toddler classroom you will find many “built in” movement opportunities!...
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