Little N.B. from our Primary class does Yoga in school and he wanted to teach daddy. Its wonderful to see children bringing classroom activities home. Thank you, daddy B for being such a wonderful student. Its a great way learn about your child’s day without “what did you do in school today?”.
The Chinese New Years celebration starts with a reunion with family on New Year’s eve and extends the entire first month full of travels, visiting friends and partying. In that spirit Tong Le Children sang, recited a poem and reenacted a story to wish you and your family a Healthy and Joyful Year of the Ox.
What has eight legs and can jump 30 to 40 times its own length?
~ a jumping spider!
What has eight legs and eight eyes to help it catch insects?
~a wold spider!
What has eight legs and is the biggest and hairiest of spiders?
~ a tarantula!
What has eight legs, can walk on water, and catch fish to eat?
~ a fishing spider!
What has eight legs and is a shiny black color with a red “hourglass” shape on it’s abdomen?
~ a black widow spider!
What has eight legs, two big eyes, and hanging together with two bats?
~ the spider that I painted!!!!
Spiders have 8 legs, 8 eyes. Is it necessarily scary? Not to everyone! So why do we fill our children’s head that it is scary. Why give them a first impression that pushes them away from learning about this animal? Why close the door of their curious mind? We teach facts, encourage learning and exploration. The children can decide for themselves whether spiders are scary or not. This is how we Montessori!
Our 2020 Halloween theme is “occupation”. We thank parents and students for preparing wonderful costumes and speeches to share with the class. We have a construction worker telling us about his work, a mail man delivering mail to his classmates, a soccer player that is brave, two veterinarians who take care of animals, an engineer who makes cars, a fire fighter who puts out fires, a soldier that protects, a farmer who has a barn full of animals, a teacher who teaches and many students who love to learn. This is how we Montessori during Halloween!