September Harvest

Although we are only in our fourth week of school, we have already learned and accomplished so much!  Many children successfully made the adjustment of leaving Mom/Dad and are embracing their new school, new friends and are enjoying our activities.

As part of our “Fine Arts Program”, we had a close look at how a piano produces a sound.  We watched the hammers strike the strings and the children enjoyed playing with the cover off.

 

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There were new tasks to be learned.  Learning to use a knife allowed the children to prepare fruit salad for snack.  And just like home, there is always laundry to fold.

 

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A highlight was making our own apple cider.  The children turned the wheel to grind the apples and lower the press.  The first drops of cider created some excitement.

 

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Our apple study concludes with making apple sauce for snack with a mill.  No need to remove seeds, stems or skin.  Applesauce comes out the side and we feed the scraps to the sheep. Sometimes the process is farm to table to the barn!

 

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After harvesting the potatoes from our garden, we carefully washed them.  This week, we will roast them with some butter and salt for snack.

 

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Of course, we still found time for reading to a new friend,  counting the spindles, practicing our sounds, and identifying the beginning sounds of words.

 

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More details about our reading program will be presented on Monday, Oct. 12th at 7:00 pm at our first “More About Montessori” Meeting. As always, please email or call me if you have any questions. It’s shaping up to be a great year!

 

-Mrs. Smith

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