We are all so happy to welcome the kids of Creative Montessori back to school as we begin Fall 2021. Returning and new kids alike are settling into new routines, learning about the classroom, establishing good rapport with teachers and making new friends.
The first weeks are always about grace and courtesy and getting to know each other. Kids begin to know that they need to be kind to everyone, put their work away cleaned up for the next person, only walk inside and speak quietly, and touch only their own work. We talked about how to stay safe on the playground, use the book corner, bathroom rules, and how to get help from a teacher. The kids were also shown how to carry and push in a chair, carry a tray, and roll up a mat.
September 21st was International Peach Day. In preparation, the kids learned the song “Light A Candle For Peace.” It was a perfect opportunity to discuss what is peace, how we can be peaceful, the virtues of joy, kindness, friendship and love. On the 21st, we made a circle together around a candle and sang our practiced song as many Montessori classrooms did around the world.
The last part of September will be spent welcoming in Fall and understanding the changes that will be occurring, especially the color changes in the leaves. New art projects and songs will support this new season. Our nature walks to St. Edwards Park have begun and we will see Fall start to arrive first hand. Several children have already had birthdays celebrated at school and every day includes some singing or a story and of course, laughter!