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Fall is in the air and the autumn breezes are blowing! So far this October we have enjoyed many pumpkin and leaf related activities and work! In our science and nature area children explore leaves, pumpkins, sunflowers and gourds. We talk about textures of the gourdes and pumpkins, helping to enrich the children’s vocabulary. Many...
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This year  has already been one of growth and rapid learning for our toddlers! I see many “ah ha” moments when a child completes a skill on their own or tries a new work. You can see them beaming with pride, “I did it” they say! So fun to watch these little butterflies unfold and...
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Fall fun! This week the weather has been perfect for outside exploration! Children have had the opportunity to visit the garden daily, noting changes and watering the plants. Inside our classroom provides much learning and growth, language and math activities are plentiful. The children enjoy art and socializing with each other. Our practical life work...
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Baking with apples this week! Together we followed a recipe for apple muffins; mixing, measuring, stirring and scooping into the muffin tin. We talked about how much flour and sugar to add, all the while counting as we added the ingredients. Children commented about the sweet smell as they added the cinnamon! Other practical life...
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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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