The toddlers start the day by coming in and changing from their outdoor shoes to indoor shoes. This gives them a way to settle in for the morning and also a great chance to practice self-care skills!
Once they have gotten settled, the children are able to work with the different materials on the shelves.
It is amazing how much concentration even our youngest children can display!
These two were having a very in-depth conversation about the painting.
We have several fish in our tank which the children enjoy watching and feeding.
Here D. is working on pouring rice, which helps develop concentration, fine motor skills, and hand strength.
Of course, we have lots of smiles too!
The children prepare a group snack, complete with place settings and napkins! Eating together provides many opportunities to practice manners, which we call 'Grace and Courtesy'. Once they are done eating, the children clean their own place and even wash their plate.
After snack time we have a short group gathering which includes music, movement, French, and story time. On this day we enjoyed listening to music and discovering different ways to create rhythms with the rhythm sticks.
Our morning concludes with some time in our beautiful outdoor environment. Our garden is a certified Schoolyard Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation and the children enjoy spending time in nature and learning about the beautiful world around us!
We are an AMI accredited Montessori school growing daily in spirit & intellect!