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Toddler News, November 2016

Fall has finally arrived here at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Maple friends are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, feeling the breeze, and moving very busily collecting acorns. It is time to prepare the winter gear since we live in New England. In winter, as long as weather is not too dangerously severe, we are going out to play. Young children need the time outside since it is our
toddler-snacknature and they learn lots of things from it. When it snows, please send in winter boots, a snowsuit or snow pants, warm mittens and a warm hat. Then, we are ready to go – Yay!

It seems like all of our Maple friends were settled down in October, and we welcomed our new friends, Miles and Wesley. They were greeted, loved, and cared for by their gentle and kind friends. We will welcome Harlan in the second week of November. We welcome him and his family to our community.

In November, we start to talk about winter and Thanksgiving.

  • We will read books about Thanksgiving
  • We will sing songs about fall and winter
  • We will do winter themed art activities (gluing snow using cotton balls etc.)
  • We will bring winter mittens, hats, and a snowsuit out for the practical life lessons

toddlerFor Baking/Cooking activities
Wednesday: Banana Muffin
Thursday: Oatmeal

What you can do to help your child at home to be independent

  • Let your child pour water in his/her cup
  • Let your child spread jam or butter on his/her bread. (Some might want to spread it for you. ^^)
  • Let your child help you with measuring, pouring, stirring, and mixing when you bake or cook
  • Let your child help you with loading and unloading dishwasher. (Some might want to put the dishes in after they eat. That is what they do at school.)

We can’t believe that we are already half way through before the winter break. It is joyful to have time with Maple friends. They are all truly amazing. We are thankful to have you and your child as part of our community.
Please feel free to text, e-mail, or request a meeting any time you have concerns or something to share with us. We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. (by Maria Montessori)

Ms. Caila and Ms. YoonJu

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” –Maria Montessori

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