“When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their true strength.” — Maria Montessori
Why are toddlers so successful in a Montessori environment? The primary goal of the Montessori philosophy is: “Help me do it all by myself.” Maria Montessori discovered that all children have an intrinsic motivation to learn and be independent. When given the opportunity, they can learn to take care of their basic needs at an early age.
The Montessori method recognizes that toddlers learn by doing and incorporates a sense of order and accomplishment into their everyday life. They classroom invites children with hands-on activities that promote autonomy and refine the muscles in the head to eventually hold a pencil and write.
We will prepare and taste Thanksgiving soup together on feast day, Nov. 24.
We learned about this tradition, also called the Festival of Lights! We made clay candle holders.
Andy Warhol in a pop artist. We are inspired by his screen printing.
Pine cone bird feeders
We are using SunButter and birdseed for them.
Our language cards are foods traditionally seen on Thanksgiving tables.
Our classroom wish list includes 8-inch rhythm sticks and a collection of pots and pans for an outdoor music wall.
Nov. 24: Feast Day
Nov. 25-27: Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 30: Planning Day/No School