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Pinwheels for peace was our theme this week! The toddler class joined the whole school in making pinwheels and lining the drive for International Day of Peace! Together at line time we read “Peaceful Piggy Meditates” and some yoga poses! Other work this week included painting at the easel, dry pouring and posting work! We...
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Together is a great place to be! Toddlers are building community by learning each others names, having meal times together and having a great time together outside exploring! We have been busy with many apple activities as well as our Montessori sensorial and practical life work. Children are learning about colors through different colors of...
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Back in the swing of our routines and Montessori procedures! Its been a busy week learning about apples and the season of fall! We are learning apple songs and finger plays during line time. Together we chopped, stirred and measured to make applesauce. We are taking advantage of the wonderful weather and doing our pouring,...
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Fantastic week! Children are getting the routine down and are starting to focus on their work! We have enjoyed many activities outside such as ball toss, straining, pouring and scooping! The new sandbox and climber in the garden have been a big hit! In the classroom we explored water colors and painting at the easel!...
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Happy new school year! It’s beyond fantastic to be in the classroom again! I am excited and hopeful for the 2020-2021 school year! This week our orientation consisted of learning each other’s names, Montessori procedures and getting comfortable with our classroom and each other. Children are learning how to roll a rug, choose work and...
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Laughter, friendships grown, learning and growing together! This just about sums up our school year! This year has meet and overcome many obstacles but we must remember all the “things” that did happen! This year brought us closer as a community, helped us learn what is really important and gave us hope for the future....
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The Pink Tower is a traditional Montessori Sensorial work. Through exploration of the pink tower, children begin to understand sequence and order, largest to smallest. Children learn counting from one to ten, from the smallest cube to the largest. The Pink Tower also helps children with visual discrimination. This year several of our toddlers mastered...
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Care of the environment! This week I picked out a few photos of children caring for the toddler environment. Through care of the environment opportunities, children gain independence, awareness of their surroundings and an appreciation of caring for others. As we wind down this unusual school year I’d like to share a few activities for...
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Pouring work! Oh how we love to pour all kinds of materials! The practical life work of pouring was very popular this year in the toddler classroom! Through pouring activities children develop hand and eye coordination, independence, and this activity allows opportunities for concentration. This is a practical life work that can easily be practiced...
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Concentration! Can a toddler-age child concentrate? Yes they can! The pictures in this newsletter show you just that! Concentration is a skill that needs practice to improve and develop. Our Montessori toddler classroom provides an environment that offers the time and opportunity to practice deep concentration! The Montessori “uninterrupted work cycle” enables the child to...
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