Fun Friday Fact!
Do you know that Taylor Swift was a Montessori student?
Taylor went to Alvernia Montessori in West Reading, Wyomissing, PA, with 55 other children. Her headmistress was Ann Marie Coll.
She attended preschool during the 1994-1995 school year, then kindergarten during the 1995-1996 school year.
Taylor had made a pledge to donate a total of $250,000 to the schools that she attended as a youth. Alvernia was the lucky recipient of $5000 from the famed singer.
Can you spot Taylor in the picture?
We continue our journey into the iconic art of Vincent Van Gogh. The Kindergartners worked on another art project featuring beautiful flowers, warm and cool tones!
Valentine's Day passed, but we are still talking about all the things we love during the wonderful month of February. The Kindergartners wrote about what they love. The illustrations are brilliant! So is their penmanship!
We are so excited to begin our studies of Van Gogh's dazzling and iconic art! We learned about all of the artist's self-portraits and the Kindergartners worked on their own self-portraits!
Lots of lessons and busy bees in the Sunrise Room this month! What's your favorite Montessori activity to see?
Fun Friday! A few highlights include a World Map, writing 100 numbers, skip counting, making geometric shape booklets and a painting project! 🖌
Kindergarten finished up their Measurements unit with a lesson on weights and volume! The children enjoyed learning about different kinds of measurement this month. ⚖️🧪📏
After we've shared all the valentine cards and treats, it's time for a Valentine Dance Party!! 💃
Valentine's Day is such an exciting day at Children's House Montessori School! The children got to share beautiful cards with all their friends!
Two sweet friends making cards for each other!
(Cards say, "You are my best friend!")
We've had a snowy morning outside, and inside we are really hard at work! Accomplishing, learning, exploring and having so much fun!
We ❤️ these Montessori inspired Valentine cards from I Believe in Montessori Education
Happy Lunar New Year! 🐉
Red Ted Art
A super fun 3d Year of the Dragon coloring page/ craft activity! So cute. Comes as part of a set of 12 Zodiac animals. Get one.. get them all! https://www.redtedart.com/chinese-new-year-dragon-3d-coloring-page/
What a special, fun morning at Children's House Montessori School! Walker Nature Center came over to present: "Animals in Winter". We learned all about what the local critters do during the Winter months! The children got to talk about animals in Virginia; find out if they stick around during the Winter; they got to touch a real fox pelt and a turtle's shell! Thank you so much Walker Nature Center!!
Right as we finished studying Cassatt, we learned about the distinctive, fluid and beautiful art of Edgar Degas. Here the Kindergartners recreate: "Dancers in Pink"!
Another wonderful Mary Cassatt project by the Kindergartners: this one a recreation of "Child in a Straw Hat"!
Love and friendship is in the air! ❤️
Great tips for an encouraging February with your child-and the rest of the year too! 💜
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It's time to study the beautiful art of Mary Cassatt! The Kindergartners worked on their first Cassatt project: reimagining "Children Playing on the Beach". These are wonderful!
Food for thought as we think about the upcoming Kindergarten year!
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Eat the CAKE! The Importance of the Montessori Kindergarten Experience. - Children's House Montessori School of Reston
The Montessori kindergarten experience is unique. Take the time to understand what happens during this final year in a good Montessori program.
Yesterday the children had a magical, fun time playing in the snow during outside time! It's so absolutely wonderful to have such a fantastic playground that allows us to truly experience the beauty and bounty of every season! Hurrah for fun in the snow!
We had so much fun in the snow today! Here's just a little preview of the sheer joy of playing on our wonderful outdoor space! More pictures to follow!
The Kindergartners have lots of special projects they work on in the afternoon session! These projects are saved until the end of the year when the children share what they have been working on with their parents. Here's a sneak peek at this month's sewing: 🧵🪡
January brings lots of activity and lessons! Here's a few pictures from the Sunset classroom 💕🙂
📸: Ms. Helena
The Kindergartners got to work with the "Hexagon Box" today! Geometry is fun, colorful and imaginative at Children's House Montessori School!
We had such a wonderful last day of school before Winter Break: families came to spend part of the morning with students and enjoyed some fun holiday crafts (including cookie decorating!), and it was "Pajama Day"! We hope everyone is enjoying the start of their break and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back in 2024! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Children's House Montessori School!