Agenda | Next 7 Days

November 15, 2018
  • Middle School Science Fair

    November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Crescendo. All parents invited.

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  • BookEnds Club 2018-19

    November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    BookEnds is a book club for Upper Elementary students and a parent. The club meets 6 times each year on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 PM. _______________________________________________ Book focus: Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach Leader: Kate Garzon, UE Teacher

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  • Middle School Science Fair

    November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    All parents invited. Elem students invited.

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November 16, 2018
  • LE Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center

    November 16, 2018


    On Friday, November 16, 2018, the LE students will visit Churchville Nature Center to learn about the life of the Lenape people through a hands-on, living history program. Students will explore a Lenape village and learn about family life, cooking, gardening, hunting and other basic skills. Students will also deepen their appreciation of the natural world by exploring nature trails. 
    On this day, students will travel to the nature center in Churchville, PA. They will depart from school at 9:00 AM and return to school at 2:30 PM. Students should bring a disposable lunch to eat at the nature center. 
    What to bring/wear:
    - Bring disposable lunch
    - Wear weather-appropriate clothing 
    - Wear comfortable walking shoes (No flip flops)
    - Bring water bottle
    Permission Due: Friday, November 9, 2018.

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November 19, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Cheese Tortellini with Marinara

    November 19, 2018

    Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. Served with seasonal fruit.

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November 20, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Soup with Pasta

    November 20, 2018

    Vegetable soup with pasta and whole wheat baguette. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • I/T/P Sunrise Singalong

    November 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am

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November 21, 2018
  • School Closed - All Programs - Thanksgiving

    November 21, 2018 - November 23, 2018

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Practical Life

Toddlers Love Helping in the Kitchen

Toddlers love food work!

Maria Montessori believed that children pass through phases called “sensitive periods.” These are developmental windows of opportunity during which the child can learn specific concepts more easily and naturally than at any other time in their lives. The Toddler aged child is in the sensitive period for the refinement of the senses.  The Toddler classroom exposes the child to a wide array of sensorial experiences (taste, smell, sounds, weight and touch) resulting in the child learning to observe and make increasingly discerning sensorial discrimination. 
Exposure to food work in the practical life activities make up one of the most important areas of Montessori education. As toddlers grow and become more curious they want to be more involved in everyday routines. Food preparation and cooking are not only some of the most fun lessons, but they help with the child’s sense of order, concentration, coordination, independence and exploration.

Toddlers LOVE to cook!

 This article talks about simple ways your child can help with food prep at home.

ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH A TODDLER IN THE KITCHEN

 

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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.

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