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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.
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!
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. Firestrongkids.com
Today is the International Day of Peace. We had the most adorable circle time discussion about what peace meant to each child. Maria Montessori based her teachings on peace. Basic to all of Maria Montessori’s efforts for reform, was her conviction that civilization could be saved by children who are respected as individuals, nourished by…Details
School is back in session! The children were welcomed back by lots of garden goodies including this “giant” yellow squash! We teachers are so excited to see what other surprises unfold this school year. Let the journey begin!
Fall Registration is now open for new students! Please call to schedule a tour or to find out more about our preschool and full-day Kindergarten programs. It is our goal at Growing Light to educate the whole child. We study a different continent each month and it is so fun to learn about different cultures…Details