Hello Crescent Montessori Families,
As previously announced in the New Year Edition of our newsletter, our founder, Karin Niehoff (aka Mrs. K to the children) has returned to Crescent as our music teacher. This past week, we welcomed Mrs. K in the classroom for her first session of the school year with the children. Music class is scheduled for every other Thursday until further notice in order to allow Mrs. K to maintain her busy schedule as an artist. Our next session is scheduled for February 13th.
Notes Regarding Valentine’s Day
Over the past few years, I’ve found historically commercial holidays such as Valentine’s Day to be a tricky holiday to celebrate in a meaningful way with young children. In an effort to minimize distractions and maintain the flow of the work period, we will not be exchanging Valentines at school this year. Instead, the children will enjoy heart-themed Practical Life works as well as open-ended art activities at their own pace. Rona and I will also encourage children to celebrate their friendship and love for one another in an authentic way.
I would like to conclude with some Montessori thoughts for Valentine’s Day: Seven Ways to Love a Child