Walking on the Line
In a Montessori classroom there is an activity called walking on the line, this invites the children to learn how to walk slowly on the line so that they can learn how to balance and control their movements. The line is usually the shape of a large ellipse, marked on the floor with tape. The width of the line should be about 1 inch, so the children can concentrate on putting their feet in the center of the tape but still feel like they are balancing. Again, this activities direct aim is for the children to walk calmly and steadily.
It is important for children at a young age to learn independence and develop skills for them-self. In the classroom when children are able to meet their own needs they feel complete satisfaction in themselves. There is no assistance needed from adults and independent children help the teachers with their ability to teach other children how the activities are done. Children that are independent are less needy and more confident and the decisions they make. If an adult does everything for the child, this will hinder him/ her and will take away freedom and ability to trust them-self. For the Fall our theme will be Independence. Montessori said it so well, “We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the Child.”
“Child-centered” in the Montessori prepared environment means, the Montessori environment is a child centered community designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration. The environment is prepared for the child so that he or she can experience the blend of freedom and discipline through the activities. There is no teacher to correct the child, but the activities them self help them explore learning independently.
Snack Basket starts December 4th
In December we will be bringing back the snack basket. We are asking for you to get involved and help your child come up with a wonderful and healthy snack to bring to their friends. We will send a decorated, festive looking basket home with you and your child. There will be a snack schedule posted on the bulletin board the week prior. This will encourage good eating habits, great table manners, and the ability to host. “This the season to be giving”.
Picture Day at the School!
Wednesday, October 11th
Once again it is picture day at Auburn’s House Montessori! Tiffany Walker will be the photographer. Pictures will be taken here at the school.
Harvest Festival is on its Way
Tuesday, October 31st, 11am – 12pm
At Auburn’s House Montessori School, 1242 Siddall Court Seaside
Games * Prizes * Pizza !
*No costumes or candy please
Parent Educational Night
Monday, November 13th, 7pm – 8pm
Topic will be: Independence/ Practical Life
Teacher Parent Conferences
November 14th – 17th
There will be a link posted on the Website. Stay tuned!