Kapok September News
We would like to welcome back all of our returning children and families and extend a warm welcome to all of our new children and families. We are up to a great start! Transitions have been seamless and our Kapoks are settling in quite well.
A Montessori learning environment is like no other! Our main objective at The Children’s School is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
Montessori spoke of the necessity of teaching from the whole to the parts. Only when the child is able to understand the big picture will they be able to assimilate detail. The classroom curriculum is sequentially arranged to reflect this understanding
We start our year and curriculum with what we think is the foundation for everything we do: Respect and Courtesy.
This month we will concentrate in learning the following important skills:
We are looking for a room Mom/Dad . This person will serve as an extra bridge of communication between the teachers and the parents. Please email me if you feel you are up to the task.
Kapok wish list link here : http://amzn.com/sl/1TMSTYSUPLIPP
Remember to sign up to Kapok remind 101.
I will leave you with a Montessori poem I like,
Ms. Marjorie and Ms. Karina
A Poem for Parents: Nothing
When children come home at the end of the day,
The question they’re asked as they scurry to play is,
“What did you do at school today?”
And the answer they give
makes you sigh with dismay.
“Nothing, I did nothing today!”
Perhaps nothing means
that I played with blocks, counted to ten, or sorted some rocks.
Maybe I painted or learned to tie my shoe
Or learned what happens when you mix red and blue
Maybe I learned to tuck in my chair and put my work away
Or maybe I learned to be kind to a friend while I was playing outside today,
Maybe my scissors followed a line and I learned to write my name.
Maybe I learned some sounds or numbers or learned to play a new game,
Maybe I made a craft or sang a song from beginning to end,
Or maybe I learned to play with a special, brand new friend.
When you’re in preschool
And your heart has wings,
“Nothing” can mean so many, many things.