With the blossoming of daffodils just outside our classroom, and the beautiful cherry blossom trees surrounding the Playground area, it seems that Spring has finally arrived! The children have had a chance to do some Gardening this month with Miss Katherine, planting a variety of vegetables. They have also continued Farming with Miss Deanna, giving the children a chance to interact with our school animals.
Our curriculum theme for the month of March was Nutrition: The Food We Eat. The children have had a chance to learn about what nutrients are in our food, and what they do for our bodies. They also had a chance to incorporate food with art by creating apple and sweet pepper prints with paint.
During the month of March, we celebrated Maria Montessori through a variety of songs from all classrooms at our school. It was wonderful to hear the children sing the song they have been practicing with Ms Amy during Music class at the Montessori Week Celebration.
Coming up in April, we will be studying all things Spring. I look forward to discussing and exploring plants native to the Pacific Northwest, learning about the types of plants that will be blossoming during Spring, and what kind of weather we might see here during the Spring season. As a reminder, the first week of April is our school's Spring Break.
Ms Sarah & Ms Ilyoun
El Salon Azul Co-Lead Teachers