Montessori education helps your child build:
- Academic skills & Love of learning
- Independence & confidence
- Kindness & social skills
- Creativity & problem-solving
A few of the beautiful moments from our in-person school days this fall:
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Naim, who had just started working with place value before we went remote in March, now easily regroups for addition with golden beads, exchanging 10 ten bars for a hundred square and 10 hundred squares for a thousand cube.
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Monday - What's an insect? - Let's begin our exploration of bugs! Some bugs are insects - do you know how we can tell if it is an insect? We'll learn the body parts that all insects have, put it into a song, and then see if you can help me decide which animals are insects or not insects. I am excited to show you what I discovered when I picked up a brick in my backyard! What do you think was there?
Word of the day: Metamorphosis! Ladybugs go through metamorphosis, as do butterflies and many other insects. Do you know what ladybugs do that is helpful to plants and people?
Thursday - Bees! I went to visit some very important insects - you can see their hive behind me. Also a hint for finding ladybugs on your outdoor explorations. Some video links below will show you what is happening inside the hive and how bees are so important to people:
Make a bug catcher (container & cardboard)
This let’s kids transfer bugs from inside back out to their natural habitat :-)
Make your own bug!
Can you make a bug out of playdough? Legos? Leaves and sticks?
Friday connection video: We conclude our week of exploring the continent of Africa with West Africa. Do you know all of the continents and oceans now? Interested in exploring more? Here are some follow-up videos:
West African folk tales:
Anansi and the Sky Kingdom (animated story)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (read aloud)
Find something to use as your own drum and dance and play along with this song
Video: Tropical forest animals