“Two things are necessary: the development of individuality and the participation of the individual in a truly social life."
~ Dr. Maria Montessori
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
I hope you enjoyed the holidays and had some relaxed, quality “family time”.
With gratitude we extend a sincere ‘thank-you’ for the donations and gifts the classroom received in celebration of the holiday!
As the new year starts we welcome Mina Watkins and Gabriella Maggiora to the afternoon class!
In Road Runner Cottage our day starts with community time. This is a time for the class to come together usually in a circle as a symbol of unity, and for each child to have a view of everyone else. “Circle time” is a chance for students to learn important social skills by being in a group setting. They listen when someone else is talking and learn to wait their turn. It’s also a great time for showing appreciation toward others, going over ground rules, role playing, and solving issues that arise in the classroom.
Montessori classrooms offer many opportunities to practice social skills each day from serving snack or assisting with zippers, to carefully walking around work rugs.
Circle time allows children to practice self-control and develop body awareness while participating in some fun, group activities.
While together in our morning circle we: