TODDLER:Teachers will recognize Valentine’s Day during the children’s snack time. There will not be a valentine exchange in the Toddler program.
PRIMARY: Children should bring in one handmade Valentine card for reading at the Valentine’s Day celebration. The Valentine should express the child’s feelings of love for his/her family, school, teachers, animals or friends, etc. Students do not exchange Valentine cards.
LOWER ELEMENTARY: Children are invited to exchange Valentine cards, either handmade or purchased, with all of their classmates–there are 27 children in the classroom. Children should sign their cards, but not address them to specific children. Special nutritious treats are welcome.
UPPER ELEMENTARY: Students celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing compliments and acknowledgements with each other in their community meeting. They will share a special community treat, but students do not exchange Valentine cards.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Middle school will acknowledge Valentine’s Day with an activity during class. Students do not exchange Valentine’s cards.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.