Holy Communion Day School

Holy Communion Day School opened in September of 2011.

The Day School offers an opportunity for each child to grow and develop independently. Our objective is to aid them in this endeavor by encouraging a love for learning, a love for God, and a love and respect for each other.

Mission: We hope that the newly formed Holy Communion Day School will honor our past and serve the people of Charleston for the glory of God and His Church.

Our annual walking field trip to the MUSC Urban Farm

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Our annual walking field trip to the MUSC Urban Farm

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Photos from Holy Communion Day School's post

Photos from Holy Communion Day School's post

If your child came home talking about ice cream in class today, they were correct. However it wasn’t for them! Ms. Cappy was being very festive in celebrating our teachers today for Teacher Appreciation Week and made a homemade ice cream truck (complete with music!) and brought ice cream to all of the teachers. The Holy Communion Day School is very blessed to have such talented and dedicated ladies in our classrooms every day.

How toddlers read.

Don't forget to consider your child's eating independence when planning lunches. If he or she has few teeth and has difficulty chewing certain foods, then avoid them. If he or she is not yet successful with a spoon, don't send them with rice, yogurt, or applesauce. If he or she pries open every sandwich and eats the filling, just send the filling. Make sure that things are peeled, cut, unwrapped, and ready to eat. Please note that some of these lunches were made for a younger toddler and others for an older one, so some of the foods may not be good for an 18-month-old, but are fine for a nearly 3-year-old.

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Steak, avocado, grapes, oranges.

Toddlers at work.

[04/16/19]   Reminders for all parents: please make sure that your child has a weather-appropriate change of clothes at school, accidents happen! Please label everything they bring or wear. All toys should remain at home. Please do not send them in backpacks or lunchboxes. They are a distraction to the students.

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This is exactly what the toddler class staff do with their students. They offer no assistance, only encouragement, and the children learn to do great things on their own. If they cannot go down the slide unless they can climb up on their own, they will figure out a way.

"Let me do it myself."

This baby swan was taught a lesson about patience...

Credit: Keith Squires via Youtube

People often ask Ms. Dorothy what she can “possibly do with one year olds”at school.

The answer is a LOT!
Here, N, 19 months is washing the table. Toddlers only need to be given the opportunity in order to do amazing things!

nytimes.com

Your Environment Is Cleaner. Your Immune System Has Never Been So Unprepared.

Is your house too clean? Is your life too clean? Are your children too clean?

“I tell people, when they drop food on the floor, please pick it up and eat it,” said Dr. Meg Lemon, a dermatologist in Denver who treats people with allergies and autoimmune disorders.

nytimes.com A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.”

Don't forget to consider your child's eating independence when planning lunches. If he or she has few teeth and has difficulty chewing certain foods, then avoid them. If he or she is not yet successful with a spoon, don't send them with rice, yogurt, or applesauce. If he or she pries open every sandwich and eats the filling, just send the filling. Make sure that things are peeled, cut, unwrapped, and ready to eat. Please note that some of these lunches were made for a younger toddler and others for an older one, so some of the foods may not be good for an 18-month-old, but are fine for a nearly 3-year-old.

Photos from Holy Communion Day School's post

Photos from Holy Communion Day School's post

E., two, is participating in the life and daily work of the class by putting away the clean cups so that they are ready for snack time. The cups, dishes, and snack are stored in easy reach of the children. They learn, quickly, to help themselves when invited, but to leave them alone otherwise. Self-discipline is as an important skill as pouring water, spooning food into a bowl, and carrying your food and beverage to the table.

We focus on literary classics in the Toddler room!

As Ms. Dorothy’s children are no longer toddlers, it is time to gain inspiration from student lunches! This one was happily enjoyed on 2/13/19.

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Young children don't need screen time. They need play time.

SMARTER TOYS: iPads may be the trendy item for toddlers now, but a study just found that old-fashioned toys are far better for their development.

How to tell it’s a warm day on the playground:

Toddlers working, learning, and growing.

Toddlers enjoying fall!

Yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow is Saturday, so today is...

M., 18 months, is one of our newest students in the toddler environment. Here she is enjoying the car coaster, which can be challenging to maneuver. It is the work of the adult to merely observe her struggle, offering encouragement when needed, so that she can learn to do it herself. There is no incentive to the child to put forth the effort and challenge herself to do new and difficult things if there is always an adult around to assist.

Are there times when you see your child struggling and you rush in to help? What if you don’t? Although our culture tells us that doing for our children is our job, when we support our children by giving them the opportunity to learn to do things on their own, we are truly parenting them. After all, it is actually our job to send them out into the world as independent, self-sufficient adults. That cannot happen if we do everything for them, jump in to help, and make sure that they are always happy and never uncomfortable.

“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” – Maria Montessori

#HelpMeToDoItMyself
#MeDoIt
#MontessoriChild

Found some ice on the playground this week!

Fall fun on the playground!

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Teaching Academics to Toddlers is Worthless

Fortunately, the toddlers at the Holy Communion Day School are learning far more important lessons.

parentguru.com There is no good evidence that the artificial gains produced by so-called "jump-start" educational programs for toddlers, whether computer-driven or human-driven, are of lasting value.

Excited to celebrate alongside so many of our favorite families tonight!

We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas with you!

unfoldingeducation.com

10 Very Montessori Gifts You Can Give Your Children This Christmas

Way better than toys!

unfoldingeducation.com Here are some ways that you can incorporate Montessori principles into your family’s celebration of the Christmas season. These are gifts that will have a lasting impact. The Gift of Work Help grow…

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Why we go outside no matter the weather. It is NEVER too cold to go outside in Charleston.

To explore is to learn. Read more about childhood development: https://wef.ch/2JEKNPU

Today Miss Dorothy celebrates another trip around the sun! If you see her be sure to tell our #queen of Toddlers Happy Birthday! 💥🎉🎁🎈

What a perfect quote during this #Advent season from Dr. Maria Montessori!

Current and former HCDS students Christmas caroling in the neighborhood tonight.

This is what Christmas is all about: gathering together and sharing Jesus with the world.

Thanks to all who participated!

We're Excited to Celebrate Advent Season with Everybody!

E., two, noticed that one of the small towels that the children use to clean up spills had some loose threads. He brought it to the table, got the scissors, and set about trimming them off. Normally, we intervene when a child cuts anything but the provided paper with the scissors. In this case, however, we merely observed him to see what would happen. He was doing good work- noticing that something was amiss, figuring out how to fix it, finding the appropriate tool for the job, and practicing his newly acquired skill to achieve his goal. We saw no reason to interrupt his work or offer assistance. When he was finished, and cleaning up, we thanked him for helping. When he next chose the paper cutting work, he was reminded that it was only for the paper and not for clothes or hair.

We give the toddlers real scissors. They are out on the shelf every single day. Sometimes they cut things that they shouldn’t, but they all leave the toddler room able to use them, and sometimes beautiful work happens. A fair trade off.

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Fall at the Day School means corn pit time! If your children have been coming home with corn in their shoes (or other places...) this is why!

Fearless Motivation

Although the caption says to watch this if you are a millennial, I would say you should watch this if you are a parent. Endless praise, participation trophies, parental “fixing” of things, unregulated smart phone use, overprotection, and constant esteem boosting take their toll. How are we changing things for our children’s generation? What kind of adults are we raising?

Simon Sinek explains what's missing with the Millennial generation, with Tom Bilyeu

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When one New Zealand school tossed its playground rules and let students risk injury, the results were surprising

What happens when the playground safety rules go away?

nationalpost.com The students weren’t hurting themselves — in fact, they were so active at recess that they returned to class vibrant and motivated, ready to learn

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Precious Human Life

This weekend, the Holy Communion Day School was fortunate to have hosted the Center For Montessori Teacher Education North Carolina for a Montessori Teaching Assistant training course. Montessorians from around the Lowcountry, including most of our staff, were inspired, educated, and fired up for working together to create environments in which children can learn, explore, create, and grow. This song, with words from a quote by the Dalai Lama, was shared. The sentiment is one that is true and faithful to all religious traditions, including and especially Christianity.

Precious Human Life is the first single and music video from the One Village Music Project, a youth program of the Amala Foundation. Check out our newest Pre...

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Jeff Bezos will use his riches to open Montessori preschools

What an amazing gift to children!

chalkbeat.org The latest effort to improve early childhood education for poor children comes from the richest man alive, Jeff Bezos. He'll use Montessori preschools.

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