It’s hard to believe that the first month of the new year has come and gone already! During the month of January, the Pigeon Plums welcomed several new friends to the classroom. If you see some new faces on campus please don’t hesitate to say hello and welcome them to the toddler community.
Throughout the month of January the Pigeon Plums have enjoyed singing “Three Little Monkeys” and “The Fire Truck Song” at circle, and reading “At the Edge of the Woods” before we say goodbye at the end of day. The Pigeon Plums have also been working on more challenging lessons that continue to develop their pincer grasps and hone their concentration skills. Clay is just one of these lessons. The use of real clay in the classroom adds a richer experience for the toddlers to mold and shape. The children seem to be more creative and use it even more purposefully than with playdough. The color of clay is a real color that they can see in nature. With clay the toddlers can really see the effect that their hands have on the process. While working with clay, it not only gets on their hands but also their working surface. When this happens the toddlers learn how to wash and clean it up. The toddler experience with clay is endless and it is beautiful to watch.
“As soon as children find something that interests them they lose their instability and learn to concentrate.” Maria Montessori
During the month of February, The Children’s School will be celebrating friendship. As with the Harvest Share in November, the Pigeon Plums will gather together with the Mangroves and Spanish Limes. We will all come together as friends to prepare and share snack and some play time on the toddler playground.
“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” Maria Montessori
Happy friendship month!
~Ms. Dori and Ms. Sarka