Early Childhood East

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this week we had many themed works. These works included cutting a shamrock, painting shamrocks, making a shamrock collage, and sifting coins from a sensory bowl. Books and coloring pages were also out. The West cohort also explored finger painting! We also enjoyed the next food preparation work this...
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Spring art projects and new math units were a focus in Early Childhood this week!  The East classroom created colorful rainbow collages on the art shelf.  West students enjoyed creating shamrocks using pepper prints.  Our math shelves were full of hands-on, engaging graphing and measurement works.  Students could choose to graph colors, animals, or cars and extend...
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Happy March! The Early Childhood classrooms began the week pouring water from 1 to 1. Our new geography unit on “my country” was also introduced. Children explored facts all about the United States of America. The East classroom also worked with watercolor painting. The “Farm” was introduced in language. This small environment grammar work involves labeling...
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Happy Montessori Education Week!  We enjoyed celebrating our school and everything we love about Montessori.  Our students worked on creating “Peace People” by decorating a wooden cut-out to represent our classroom communities.  On our science shelves this week, we added new units on magnetism and the human body.  Exploration of these works filled our work-cycle time this...
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Even with a shorter week and lots of snow, the EC classrooms have been very busy!  We explored many Practical Life works, including grooming and taking care of pets, as well as using a screwdriver.  The East and West students switched works and enjoyed practicing wood polishing and water transfer using a garlic press. Dusting a shelf was introduced as...
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Love and celebration is in the air this week! We started our week talking and celebrating the Chinese New Year. We read books, watched a video, and went on a parade through the hallways with our dragon masks and tails. In Practical Life we continued working on food preparation by using a banana slicer to...
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  Early Childhood has many celebrations they are preparing for this week! The students started their dragon masks and tails for the upcoming Chinese New Year, talked about Groundhog’s day and found out six more weeks of Winter was predicted! We also continued our festive Valentine’s day works including painting a heart at the Easel, making...
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This week in Early Childhood, students learned about grooming and hair care, a lesson of care of self in Practical Life. Miss Brenda brought in her dog, B-Dub, as a special volunteer for a dog-grooming lesson!  In the West classroom, wood polishing was also added to the shelf.  Kindergarteners had a lesson on the beloved...
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We started this week off discussing Martin Luther King Jr. and how he was a strong leader and peacemaker. We read books, colored MLK pictures, and the Kindergartners had a special writing activity to write about their own dream for the world. The EC classrooms also introduced new math units on time (East) and Money...
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Early Childhood is the perfect time to introduce children to their place in our world-and one way we do this in Montessori is through our rich geography curriculum.  This week, we continued with Our School, Our City, and Our State.  Children enjoyed learning about the state symbols, the map of Ohio, labeling pictures of our...
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