The Spirit of Giving

We loaded up the food that we have been collecting this month, buckled up the children, and set out to spread holiday cheer! Center Stage was kind enough to give us a tour of the food pantry. All of the employees at the Midway City Office and Midway Post Office were happy to hear our…

Swiss Bell Ringers

Some of the lovely Swiss Bell Ringers came for a visit during Music last Friday. They played us many Holiday favorites and the children even got to try some bell ringing of their own! Thank you for the visit and for teaching us about your beautiful instrument. Go check them out TONIGHT, December 19, at…

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Thankful Thoughts

Here at Growing Light, we are thankful to all of the families for sharing their children with us each day. We are thankful to the children for sharing their light with us. We celebrated Thanksgiving by sharing the story of Stone Soup. Coming together as a community to create something wonderful was the theme. We…

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Mixed-Age Grouping

One of our Kindergarteners is giving a younger peer a lesson on word building. The mixed-age grouping in a Montessori classroom is beneficial in so many ways. Older children learn to be patient and tolerant, and serve as role models and teachers for the younger children. When an older child teaches a younger one, it…

Things to Remember in November

We will begin our day inside from now until Spring.  Please continue to send your child with clothes that are appropriate for the weather conditions as we will be spending time outside at the end of each work period and for pick up time.  Check your child’s cubby to be sure his/her change of clothes are…

Fall Colors

One of our teachers pointed out the beautiful Fall colors on the tree through our window. We decided it looked like a painting. Then we found another painting-like view from the “library”. Both photos had to be taken kneeling down. This is what the children see! Loving our windows and Fall.

Fall Celebration

We were invited by The Insurance Center, just across the street from our school, to come pick some apples! What a fun way to celebrate Fall. The children wasted no time and started munching away immediately. Delicious!

Fire Strong Kids

Thank you Firefighter Rob for coming to talk to our class and for putting us through a Fire Strong Kids obstacle course. So much fun! This concluded our September study of community and all the important people in it.