So far, June has been a busy month for us at Treasure Montessori. We have been busy getting ready for our open day on Sat 22 June, getting ready for summer, celebrating birthdays, among other things. There is too much to write about in just one post, so it will be spread out over the next two days, not to mention a post after the weekend about our open day. We are very lucky to be having the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Mayor Harding and a photographer from the local newspaper in attendance. Unfortunately, it looks like we might be in for some rain but that just means we’ll have to bring our activities inside and hope it’s not too chaotic!
The children have been working well with the Montessori equipment and in the preschool, they have been using the materials in new ways for them as they are getting ready to start school in September.
Here, “I” is working with the Broad Stairs and the farm animals, which is a firm favourite in the preschool and there is usually at least one child every day who likes to work with these materials together. This is a good way for the children to work with the materials in a different way and can help them to learn prepositions.
“I” has also been working to build a Broad Stair tower, which is even taller than she is! “E” has been working to build the Broad Stair and Pink Tower wall.
The children have been working with the Long Rods and the Number Rods a lot this month and so we helped them to build the Long Rod Maze. The children really seemed to enjoy walking through their maze. This is a great exercise to practice balance and for negotiating space. There were a few trips and wobbles but with more practice, they will all soon be pros!
The children have been working beautifully with these materials and have really been learning to work well with each other, following instructions and problem solving.
We have had a few birthdays this month and the children love to bring in their own cake and we celebrate with them, lighting their candles and singing to them. Here is “S” celebrating her 2nd birthday with her Peppa Pig birthday cake. It was delicious and we would like to say “Thank you” to her mummy and daddy for bringing it in for everyone!