05/24/2013

Dear Families,

We have enjoyed the last few weeks of Spring! The children have been very interested in observing new animals outside. One afternoon, they located two frogs, worms, snails, and lots of insects.

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We have had a variety of birds visiting our bird feeders. In class, I will hear one child asking the other children to practice the Silence Game because he/she would like to observe a bird at the feeder.

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The children have been busy preparing the garden with Nora. Thanks to Nora for volunteering to oversee the Community Garden on behalf of the children. It was very exciting to dig in the soil, remove weeds, and find some garden grubs! We have planted some fruits and vegetables, and will continue with the garden over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to planting some sunflowers.

The children continued work with the Montessori materials in all areas of the classroom. We continued our study on South America. The interesting animals of South America were very popular with the children. As well, the children enjoyed a visit to the library.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment.” Maria Montessori

Regards,

Tina

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