February 2015 Calendar
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2 - Groundhog Day
3 - Boy Scouts day
4 - National Weather Day
5 - State of Massachusetts Day
6 - Bicycle Safety Day - Label Bicycle Diagram
9 - Kindness Day
10 - Thomas Edison b-day 1847
11 - Dentist Visit School - Demo on care of Teeth (Dr. Alexander Galvan)
12 - Abraham Lincoln's b-day-1809
13 - Valentine's Day - Wear Pink or Red - Free Dress
16 - Presidents' Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
17 - Galileo Galilee born in 1564
18 - Pet's Day - bring a picture of your pet
19 - John Glenn Orbits Earth 3 times -1962
20 - George Washington's b-day - 1732
23 - Quiet Day
24 - Pluto Discovered - Learn about Solar System
25 - Polar Bear Day
26 - William Buffalo Bill B-day -1846
27 - Lewis & Clark Expedition Begins
If we trust that the child comes into the world with his unique plan for life and that it is he who will unfold before us, then we know that these first six years are crucial for his self development. It is now that the imprints are deepest. He begins his work of living life on earth by taking from, and adapting to his environment and thus creates the man he is to become.
Children are always eager, spontaneous learners curious about the world around them. And you, the parent, are your child’s first teacher. At your knee your child spoke his or her first word, took the first step and heard the first story. The Montessori School House is an extension of the education you have begun at home. We at Montessori view education as an aid to life, as a process. Our role is to preserve and nurture your child’s natural curiosity and to develop an openness to the limitless possibilities of life.
We believe that children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. Children not only learn, but thrive in an environment that is specially prepared to meet their physical, cognitive and social needs, and satisfy their intrinsic interests. Our curriculum offers children freedom of choice in a dynamic, energized classroom where learning is tangible. Teachers prepare the classrooms and supervise and guide children in learning their age appropriate levels or more.
In the Montessori classroom, your child is in a total learning environment - the equipment, the activities, and the teachers all work together to support and encourage learning and growth: your child's discovery of his or her potential for success.
Through the use of special Montessori classroom materials, we help the child see, hear, and feel concrete examples of the abstract principles of mathematics, reading, and writing.
In developing the many different areas of a child's mind, we encourage a child to be mentally alert and inquisitive, physically strong and coordinated, emotionally secure and positive in attitude.