Montessori Tides is a promoter of healthy eating habits. Our parents provide snack for the entire class on a rotating basis. At the beginning of the school year an appropriate snack schedule is sent home listing any foods that could be a hindrance to a student’s diet. Typically families provide fruit, vegetable, and grains. This year, we are a nut free school.
Today, Sophia brought celery, Sun Butter Spread, and raisins to make Ants on a Log. “It was a mommy idea,” Sophia shared, “She always has the best ideas. I went with her to the grocery store to get what we needed. I found aisle 9!”
Montessori Tides recognizes the importance of child participation in our lives. This may include shopping together, preparing and serving family foods. Food preparation and serving snack in school is one way we have found to extend this hospitality to the children. While observing Sophia and Amelia (upper-elementary helper) preparing (washing, cutting, and making) Ants on a Log, I was struck by the joy and pleasure they experienced in this task. “It makes me feel good.”