Toddler Program

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Apple season! Toddlers use all their senses to explore and learn about their world! This month we have tasted different varieties and colors of apples, smelled apples and sorted colors of apples too! This week we made applesauce together; mixing, measuring and stirring the ingredients,  smelling the sweet cinnamon as it cooked! This is real...
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Greetings from the Toddler class! This weather has been so enjoyable. Most mornings you will find us in the garden; watering plants, digging in the soil and exploring the many vegetable and flowering plants. We have learned that red tomatoes taste much better than green tomatoes and squash is too hard to bite into. Care...
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Fantastic beginning to the new school year! The toddler students are getting to know each other, making friends and learning all about Montessori. Students have been introduced to a variety of work in the classroom. Practical life opportunities are plentiful in the toddler classroom. Children are learning to pour, use eating utensils and fold laundry....
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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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