I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Spring Break. I spent mine with my parents who came to visit from Virginia.
The Pigeon Plums have been working on a new song, The Bubblegum Song, and it sure is sticky! We have also started to work on more challenging lessons. These more challenging lessons continue to hone and lengthen their concentration skills.
“…the birth of concentration in a child is as delicate a phenomenon as the bursting of a bud into bloom.” – Maria Montessori
All throughout a Montessori classroom you can see real materials being used. In the Pigeon Plum classroom we use glass vases, metal and glass cups, metal silverware, live plants, and real food. These real materials allow the toddlers to gain a more expansive vocabulary, experience more, and learn how to care for the materials in their environment. If water spills on the floor they learn how to clean it up with a cloth, if they are careless with a glass vase it could break, if they get scuffin batter on themselves they learn how to wash it off.
“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not aquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” -Maria Montessori
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday April 16th. You will receive a link via email for online signup to choose a conference time. There will be a Toddler Parent Ed Night on Wednesday April 25th at 5:30 pm. The topic will be on the transitioning toddler.
-Ms. Dori and Ms. Sarka