Gardening is an outdoor extension to our students’ work cycle. Maria Montessori emphasized, “the land is where our roots are, the children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the earth.” Our gardens are lush with lettuce, cauliflower, flowers, and various roots. The children harvested the cauliflower, washed it, cut it and then steamed it for lunch this afternoon. What a joy it was to prepare for one another the “veggies” of our labor!
Better late than never…I have to share a few photos taken last week during our Independence Day Celebration in our Primary Community. As part of our Summer Camp Theme “Natural Art”, our friends used recycled items to create holiday decorations. What a fun way to celebrate our country’s independence!
Red, white and blue fireworks were made using a recycled toilet paper roll as a stamp. (Glitter was added for special affect, of course!)
Necklaces were made from pre-cut shapes, hole-punched and threaded onto a piece of yarn. Festive red, white and blue garland adorned the room. One of our friends chose to grade the color tablets in intensity of color, according to what he thought was most patriotic.One of our primary community members proudly displays her 4th of July crown hand-made from a paper plate and painted blue and red. We hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day/Weekend with their families!