Dear Bluebird families,
We gladly welcome April and hopefully some warm spring weather! Thank you, parents, we were glad to see almost all of you attending the class observation. We really appreciate your time and presence as your children get the opportunity to show the work that interests them.
Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
“ This is the period in which discipline becomes established: a form of active peace, of obedience and love, when work is perfected and multiplied, just when the flowers in spring get their colors and prepare a distant harvest of sweet and nourishing fruits.”
This is the month full of learning with fun:
In the afternoon we are having group lessons. We also play the question game as some of you might have seen in your observations. How many planets are there? Name them. How many oceans are there? Name them. How many continents are there? Name them. How many shapes are there in the geometric solids? Name them. How many cubes are there in the pink tower and how many prisms are there in the brown stairs?…... Every day I keep adding some new questions to this game-- it’s fun for me and for them. The children are certainly enjoying this group work time.
Children are doing challenging work. I am seeing deep concentration. Children are willing to help each other, to give lessons to others (which is a revision for them, too, and to take the responsibilities of making their environment look clean and beautiful.
Upcoming events: Parent/Teacher Conference: It will be a pleasure to meet with you all. I am grateful that you make an effort to come to school to talk about your children’s experience in our classroom. It is amazing how much the children have grown and developed in these past 7 months. I can’t wait to share it with you all!!
Thank-you for partnering with us to ensure the best educational experience for your children. As always, feel free to come with any questions or concerns.