The Toddler Community is in full swing and we are all so happy to be into the routine of coming to COL! We have been starting our day with our new benches to sit on so we can change our shoes before starting our work for the day. Thank you Mr. Anderson for making these great additions to our room (Miss Julie's Dad). This process has allowed the children to have time in the environment before they are asked to choose work, not to mention a wonderful chance to use their fine motor skills and independence.
The children have been busy returning to their favorite activities plus
exploring the ones they are now able to attempt.
Our Garden time abounds with fruits, vegetables, and fun with our new friends. The tomatoes and watermelons, not to mention the flowers, have been busy while we were away.
The children have taken on the responsibility of setting our table each day as well as cleaning up their dishes and spills. They have even begun to serve each other at snack time and lunch
as well as pouring our water for meals!
The Toddlers are an amazing group and we enjoy our time together learning to eat as a family, play, learn, and continue to care for each other as we all grow. This year has gotten off to an amazing start and we are so very excited about what new surprises the year holds for our community.
The last two days of phase-in have gone very well. Our new friends are acclimating quickly to the primary environment.
We worked on a variety of preliminary activities such as learning to roll a mat, wash our snack dishes, pour water and pour using a funnel. All of these activities are wonderful for helping the child to develop concentration, coordination of movement and independence.
We are looking forward to having our entire primary class together in the morning. Here's to a wonderful start to the year!
Today was our first day back to school! Toddlers came for an open house and about half of the Primary children phased-in.
It was exciting to finally see children working in this space. After our summer of renovation, I think we all felt at home.
The children enjoyed getting to use our new courtyard garden space. There was a bird bath to scrub, plants to water, a bird feeder to fill and discoveries to be made. One of the children discovered a camouflaged praying mantis hiding in the lily plant.
This year marks the 20th year for our school of growing in the spirit and intellect. We can't wait to see the year unfold!
We are an AMI accredited Montessori school growing daily in spirit & intellect!