Into the New Year with Mrs. Brown’s and Ms. Prestas’s Friends
We hope all of you enjoyed a beautiful winter break with time to savor some of the good things in life. In December, the children enjoyed learning about the human body, with work such as brushing the big teeth and assembling the skeleton puzzle (occasionally in impossible…or at least extra-flexible ways!). Bringing a sprinkling of Hanukkah and Christmas […]
We hope all of you enjoyed a beautiful winter break with time to savor some of the good things in life. In December, the children enjoyed learning about the human body, with work such as brushing the big teeth and assembling the skeleton puzzle (occasionally in impossible…or at least extra-flexible ways!). Bringing a sprinkling of Hanukkah and Christmas books, games, songs, and decor into the room made for a festive feeling. In January, out came the dinosaur work, always a favorite, along with beautiful and engaging color-mixing work.
Here in these pictures, look for the everyday ways children grow and make discoveries through the Montessori materials as they prepare carrots to serve, build a very LOOONG sensorial design, execute challenging tracing work, make words or stories with the moveable alphabet, match flags with countries, draw self-portraits, lay out ALL of the bank materials from 1 to 9000, and enjoy working together with old and new friends.
A Perennial word on Winter Clothing:
We try to go outside for a bit every day if it’s not too severe outside, so please do make sure your children come to school prepared with warm outerwear, including a hat and mittens/gloves and warm footwear each winter day.
And, if we should have the right conditions to get some good lasting snow, please be prepared with snowpants (or even waterproof rain pants to wear over warm indoor clothing) and waterproof boots. Playing in fresh snow is one of the great joys of childhood, but we can’t really take the opportunity without everyone having proper gear to keep the children’s inside clothes dry.
Thanks to parents who have contributed fresh selections for snack and to parents who gave time and resources for craft projects before and after the break. Most of all, parents, thank you for just being you: the sun and moon to your child!
We do try to picture as many children as possible with each blog entry, though I’m sure this time I didn’t make that mark. Stay tuned for a new entry and more pictures soon!
Warmly, Mrs. Brown
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