Montessori Materials

This week the children have continue to grow familiar with the classroom, namely Montessori materials that we use. They focused on the rectangular prisms of the Brown Stairs, the cubes that create the Pink Tower, the shapes in the Geometric Cabinet, and primary and...

First Week!

The children have just finished their first week and it was great! They spent much of their time getting familiar with each other and the work in the classroom. They focused on how to walk with the work trays and roll-up their rugs. In true Montessori fashion, older...

Our Presidents

This week the class has been discussing our first four Presidents. What are the requirements for being a President? -You have to be born in the United States of America -You have to have lived in the U.S. for the past 14 years -You have to be at least 35 years old...

How the United States became a country….

Friday is musical instrument day.  Check out this YouTube video we made this afternoon! http://youtu.be/ogazLB2Jqx0 This week we talked about how the United States became a country. Questions to ask and how your child might answer: Q:  How many colonies were there?...

Rowing, Canoeing & Sailing

Summer Olympics 2012 Last week the children discussed Rowing, Canoeing, and Sailing.  Ask your child to demonstrate kayaking vs. Canadian kayaking.  They learned about sculls, kayaks, and different sailboats.  They made boats out of aluminum foil which they floated in...

John Philip Sousa

The children enjoyed marching to these songs.  Try it at home! “The Stars and Stripes Forever” “Semper Fidelis” Facts your child might know: 1.  they called him the March King 2.  he loved writing marches 3.  he wrote marching music and...