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Math work is a large component woven into the Montessori sensorial materials. Sensorial work  helps prepare the mathematical mind. Children have the opportunity to freely explore the materials. Students work with various shapes using puzzle boards and shape sorters. These materials are preparation for naming shapes and geometry. Children have asked to do some more...
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Welcome March! We are eagerly awaiting for the first day of spring! We are beginning to see many types of birds at our feeder! Let’s talk “real” practical life activities. The pictures attached show this perfectly. Children take care of the laundry; washing, drying and folding. Food prep this week was making strawberry muffins, slicing...
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Montessori Education Week has been a blast! Thank you to everyone who showered the staff with treats, lunch, kind words and handmade cards! Your generosity is appreciated! Parents we hope you liked your special “Ruby Jubilee” book mark! As a toddler community we continue to work on many practical life works, sensorial work, math activities...
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Where has this month gone!? It has been a month of amazing and fast growth for our toddler students. Children are learning how to use all the materials properly and can repeat lessons. I am in awe at the daily “ah ha” moments we have in our toddler community! During line time we have been...
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Building Community! In our small toddler community we build friendships, learn conflict skills and cooperation. Recently we have opened our toddler community to explore our neighborhood community. Miss Kat from the library was our special guest this week! She read us a book about a small yellow heart and a little mouse that finds comfort...
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Happy February everyone! This month we will explore our work using hearts with red and pink colors. Children will have the opportunity to engage in art projects using hearts. We will continue to foster friendships and kindness each day! Children are learning grace and courtesy using kind words and learning how to resolve conflict properly....
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It’s hard to believe we have had 100 days of school this year! 100 days of learning, sharing, friendship, exploring and fun in our Toddler Community! Children made a big fish bowl with 100 fish and brought in 100 items from home to create a display. Practical life work and activities continue to be a...
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Maria Montessori once said, “What the hand does the mind remembers.” I absolutely love this quote! The Montessori environment is carefully arranged for hands on exploration of many types of materials. Children are free to choose work that is interesting to them, allowing them freedom of movement as well. The peg work pictured is a...
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I get so excited to show everyone what our toddlers CAN do! The new year has been packed with practical life work such as care of the environment and straining work. Pictured, a child is stringing cheerios to make a bird feeder. Aeris uses a slotted spoon to strain small ducks in water. Children also...
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Happy New Year! Welcome back everyone! Toddlers are busy once again with new materials for January. Our practical life work continues to be real work such as folding towels, sweeping the floor and dusting. Other practical life work of bead stringing (as shone in the picture) and a work of coins placed in the gold...
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