GTMS Life > News May 17, 2022

The Earth Goes Around The Sun (tra-la-la) Springtime! Mrs. Brown and Miss Kat

Here is spring (with quite a number of birthdays to remind us that, indeed, the Earth keeps traveling around the sun!) In the midst of a busy school day, one can step back and observe the peaceful hum of activity. The Montessori guides (teachers) realize that we are no longer needed. The children, busy at […]

Here is spring (with quite a number of birthdays to remind us that, indeed, the Earth keeps traveling around the sun!) In the midst of a busy school day, one can step back and observe the peaceful hum of activity. The Montessori guides (teachers) realize that we are no longer needed. The children, busy at work, chatting, moving from one area to the next, are learning. Here are friends working on a layered puzzle, tracing an anatomical puzzle of an ant, tinkering with the marble run, sharing a book, having a lesson on the continents, grinding coffee (smells so good!), and cleaning up with care.

Springtime Notes for Parents:

  • It’s not too late in the year to continue to label your child’s clothing. If something unlabeled remains unclaimed, we will bring it down to Ms. Eileen’s lobby lost and found.
  • Do you ever see any curious, tiny objects of unknown origin at home that seem like they might be a part of classroom materials? If so, don’t hesitate to snap a picture and ask about it. We almost always find missing pieces when we sweep under the shelves, but from time to time there are still a few odds and ends that come back after a small adventure.
  • I look forward to seeing you at the auction! Look for our two art pieces, one by our Kindergarteners and one by our first year and middle year friends, and also a chance for a lucky child to be Lead Teacher for the day!

Everyone enjoyed the visit from the guinea pigs, Daphne and Velma! Peekaboo!

The parts of the frog, a new and challenging pattern with the brown stair and pink tower, counting joy, beloved dishwashing, the Hundred board, patient pixel art, and water transfer with test tubes and a dropper.

Plant leaf washing, metal insets, writing her own continent map labels, mastering the art of rug rolling (“Look, it made a cylinder, not a cone!”), and show and tell.

The Montessori musical bells are found in the sensorial area. Like other sensorial materials, they demonstrate the quality of “isolation of stimulus”: they are identical except for one feature, in this case, pitch. Children can make beautiful abstract music, experiment with playing a song they know, or re-order mixed-up bells from lowest to highest.

The teen beads show how teen numbers are really the combination of ten and a number. Whether reading together, helping to sweep the carpet, or playing outside, this is Montessori community.

The progression of solving a puzzle of 1000 pieces! WE DID IT!

Happy Spring, everyone!

Love, Mrs. Brown and Miss Kat

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