"The hand is the chief teacher of the child..." --Maria Montessori

"The hand is the chief teacher of the child..." --Maria Montessori

Monday, April 25, 2016

Snack Time

Snack time in our classroom is a wonderful process to practice grace and courtesy, fine motor skills, coordination and patience.

We start our snack time by singing about our shirt. While we dance, Ms. Twining sings "Johnny is wearing a green shirt a green shirt a green shirt, Johnny is wearing a green shirt, with an elephant on it today!"

After washing and drying our hands we find our cup with our name.

We have been working all year on pouring water from a pitcher to a cup slowly and gently, and learning to stop before it over flows.

And then we may eat our snack. We also serve ourselves if we choose to have more.

When we are finished eating, we clear our dishes and push in our chairs.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016


It may be cold and snowy outside, but we are looking forward to spring in Room 1! 

This week we planted dill in our terrarium, and the children are able to water the seeds throughout the day.

Friday, February 5, 2016