Toddler

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  Striving for a joyful classroom environment is one of our Montessori goals ! Children in our toddler classroom are given the tools to help create true joy within the classroom! Children are happy in their chosen work! Just look at the child’s expression in these pictures! This week many of our practical life activities...
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This week toddlers spent a lot of time outside with their work. We walked the trail, spooned scooped and dug in the dirt and took many other works outside to enjoy! Inside children cared for their environment by watering the plants, taking care of the guinea pigs, and filling the bird feeder.We painted at the...
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This week we started or farm unit! Many of our works and lessons for this month will be farm theme! We are also learning songs and finger plays about St. Patrick’s day! Practical life work this week included sponge squeezing , spooning and tonging . Language work included half to whole farm cards and reading...
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Montessori Education Week has been super fun! We have celebrated our parents our teachers and our students ! We introduced grooming this week and button stringing! So fun to play in the snow too!
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Even though we had a short school week, toddlers packed in tons of practical life practice! Children used  tonging, spooning , ladling and sponge squeezing work to help strengthen the fine motor muscles in their fingers and hands. We continue to learn all about our guinea pigs and care of the environment . In March we...
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Super fun week in the toddler classroom! We have been celebrating Valentine’s Day and our friendship with each other most of this week! Children have made valentine decorations , played valentine themed games and ate heart-shaped cookies! We shared valentines with each other too! Line time is one of favorite times to sing, dance and...
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Wow! Together we made it to the 100th day of school! 100 days of learning, laughing, singing, moving and so much more. This week we had a great time playing in the snow, working on our winter crafts and taking care of the piggies! Lessons this week included the snap and zipper frame, knob-less cylinders...
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Toddlers have been very busy with color matching work, painting and stamping with cookie cutters and sorting out colors and using the plastic nuts and bolts. Through all of these activities children strengthen the muscles in their fingers , hands and wrists to strengthen their fine motor skills. Color sorting and matching helps with color...
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Care of the environment! In our toddler community children learn to care for their environment by practicing real life skills. Children clean, water the plants, fold towels and help clear the table. We learn by doing! Other work this week has been finger painting to learn about mixing colors, and painting at the easel!
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Art! Every day our toddlers engage in art projects that are meaningful and creative! Through art children learn colors, explore their own creativity and sharpen fine motor skills, just to name a few. We are learning how to use the glue, how to respect materials and learning that art has many forms and materials. Thelma...
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