We have been enjoying the sights and sounds of December in the classroom, and our shelves are full of festive cheer! We are so excited about the children’s progress over the last weeks. It is always encouraging to see the how their own interests propel them to explore certain areas of the classroom in greater depth. We have seen much enthusiasm in each area of our Montessori classroom, and this always generates a pleasant hum of activity during our ‘Montessori Mornings.’
Our students have begun enjoying the seasonal poem ‘Christmas Wreaths’ with the ever-popular poetry basket. The Nutcracker is still a classroom favorite, and we have continued to enjoy listening to the music, and reading different versions of the story. We are also talking about celebrations around the world, specifically St. Nicholas Day , St. Lucia Day, Christmas, and Hannukah. During these busy days, the children have also begun making a special gift to give to their families. They will be going home at the end of next week, so please be on the lookout for this very special gift from your child!