Photo of the Day: Plant Care

Photo of the Day: Getting in Touch with Nature

DSC_0471Education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Photo of the Day: Memorization

PuzzleWhile assisting in the classroom this afternoon, I had the opportunity to observe a few students hard at work. They had completely put together a puzzle up-side down, from memory. I asked them what their strategy was, and they simply replied, “we just place the pieces that fit together.” This is a true example of Montessori students hard at work, finding variations and challenging ways to complete a work that’s been done many times before. A camera-worthy moment if I’ve ever seen one.

A Helping Friend

Photo of the Day: Orange Fingers

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Children are never afraid to get messy! Our toddler friends explored their artistic abilities this morning by painting with their fingers. The squishy, cold, slimy paint provided for a nice, relaxing sensorial activity…until it was clean up time!

Photo of the Day: Fall Festivities

 

Photo of the Day: Pizza

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Enjoying a pizza party under the gazebo with friends, on this beautiful Friday afternoon.

On the menu for today: tasty cheese pizza, organic milk, and refreshing watermelon…yum!

Photo of the Day: Exploring in the Garden

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Busy fingers explore the soil beneath our pepper plants. Our friends enjoy learning about the growth cycle of peppers, amongst many other vegetable, fruits and herbs that adorn our garden beds.

Photo of the Day: Practice Makes Perfect

We practiced our severe weather evacuation this afternoon, and what better time to do so than during National Safety Month. We practice putting our hands over our heads to protect our head/neck, and to remain calm and still until the drill is complete. We are more than prepared in the event of an actual emergency!

Severe Weather Drill