Early Childhood East

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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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  We hope everyone had a restful labor day weekend! This week the East and West classrooms showed many demonstrations in practical life including twisting, snapping, and zipping baskets. Dressing frames were also added to practice the self-care of velcro, snapping, and zipping. Tonging from one to one can also be found on the Practical...
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g Welcome to the first full week of classes at MSBG!  We have enjoyed getting to know your children and helping everyone become comfortable in our classrooms.  Our week began with lessons on walking safely in the classroom and practicing rolling and unrolling rugs.  Grace and courtesy lessons were introduced this week,  including raising a...
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  Early childhood has been working on closing our classroom community.  We have been polishing our wooden work, scrubbing tables and chairs, and cleaning our cubbies.  This extension of our practical life work allows the children to practice skills learned all year as well as build a sense of community as we work collaboratively in...
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  Early Childhood began the week with making Friendship Pins for friends and teachers in the classroom. This is a special end-of-the-year work that uses fine motor skills and concentration! This work is also rooted in kindness and courtesy, as the children make then give these memorable tokens of friendship. Additional lessons in the Early...
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Early childhood smelled amazing this week as the classrooms began a culminating food prep:  making cinnamon bread!  This practical life activity entails measuring, scooping, pouring, whisking, kneading, and stirring.  After each child participates in preparing his or her own personal loaf, the bread is left to rise and finally baked to perfection.  East students enjoyed...
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