GTMS Life > Blog January 9, 2022

Beautiful Moments from 2021 (Mrs. Brown’s and Miss Kat’s Class)

“Whereas the child used to absorb by gazing at the world while people carried him about, now he shows an irresistible tendency to touch everything, and to pause a while on separate things. He is continuously busy, happy, always doing something with his hands. His intelligence no longer develops merely by existing: it needs a […]

“Whereas the child used to absorb by gazing at the world while people carried him about, now he shows an irresistible tendency to touch everything, and to pause a while on separate things. He is continuously busy, happy, always doing something with his hands. His intelligence no longer develops merely by existing: it needs a world of things which provide him with motives for his activity…” – Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind (p.168)

Spindle boxes, playdough, Sensorial extensions, colors in the environment, stories, stories, stories, leaf creatures!

No Bad Weather, Only Bad Clothing”

We sure had some unseasonably warm days in November and December, to be sure, but now it’s time for all the warm outerwear! Please make sure your child will be comfortable outside every day, no matter the weather (even rain can sometimes let up for our window of play time, so please assume we will always go out!) Gloves/mittens, socks that cover the ankles (it gets windy on the play deck!), hoods or hats, and, whenever there is still any amount of snow, warm waterproof footwear and snow pants! It really is wonderful for children to be able to play on and with the snow without worry of getting their clothes wet.

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