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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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Busy, busy bees accurately describes our toddlers! Our toddler classroom is a “buzz” with art, practical life, sensorial and many other activities related to building independence! In the pictures you can see Jameson folding cloths and Alistair washing the windows! Kenley is using the straining work. Care of the environment is an important component to...
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Welcome warmer weather! Our toddlers are anxious to get back outside and explore changes in our garden and nature trail. In the garden we noticed a few tufts of green peeking through the soil. We found green shoots coming up under the leaves and dirt! Lately we have been able to walk along the nature...
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We had a fantastic week celebrating “Montessori Education Week”! From line dancing, special treats, to helping the community food banks with generous donations! Toddler class has been interested in farm animals lately; you will see much of our Language, Math and Art work has the farm theme. Children were able to see, feel and brush...
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           The Toddler class at MSBG has been busy exploring the sensorial and practical life materials. Children come into the classroom each morning and are ready to get to work exploring! Through out the morning children choose the work that interests them; taking part in a variety of work. Children are...
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Music and movement! This winter we have had many opportunities for music and movement experiences! Through gross motor and fine motor activities children strengthen their large and small motor muscles. Painting at the easel is one work we do to strengthen the muscles in our hand and fingers; these activities are linked to successful reading...
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Toddlers are very busy as we focus on independence and practical life skills!  Montessori for life!  Recently we had a lesson on juicing and spreading jam! The month of February will be friends focus, Valentine’s Day and learning about farm life. Parent teacher conferences will be next week on the 14th and 15th.  Our Valentine’s...
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