Mid-May Classroom Update

Mid-May Classroom Update

These past few weeks have been filled with new adventures. We had our second classroom open up last week where we were watching our new friends in carpool, playing with them during outside time, and taking a rest with them in the afternoon.

Many friends shared an interest in helping these new friends, so we have been finding ways for the classes to interact. One class has folded laundry, arranged flowers, and brought materials into the other classroom. During group time we have been talking about how these new friends might be feeling. Everyone is new this year, so friends shared how they were feeling nervous, sad, and maybe a little scared about going to this new place at first.

We have been finding ways to help these new friends feel more comfortable by including them in games outside and using kind and helpful words if new friends don’t follow our procedures. 

We have been reading “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds about a child named Vashti who feels like she can’t draw. The child hits her paper in frustration, making a dot that her teacher puts up on the wall. From there she begins to explore what else she is capable of doing. Children sometimes just need a little encouragement to create in their own way and to help others find their way and voice.

A children’s song writer named Emily Dale created a song inspired by this book and we have been singing it during group time. The kids have really been into learning the lyrics and motions to the song. Some of you may have heard the tune already as we find the children just randomly start singing it at work time. Here is a link to the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZQMhdYJhsA

Some of our watermelon seeds sprouted in the classroom! We have just transplanted the sprouts into the garden outside where we hope to observe it continue to grow into a vine. Friends diligently watered the seeds each day and are eager to see what will happen next.

Last week we began a little Mandarin language in the afternoon as well. From 2:30-3:00 friends practice a few Chinese words such as hello (你好 - ni hao) , thank you (謝謝 – xie xie) and your family is here (_____ 來了- ____ lai le).  Each day we hope to add a few words and practice this vocabulary on the playground.


OKC Heartland Montessori School 

OKC Heartland Montessori School 

6120 N Drexel Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73112

OKC Heartland Montessori School by Future Education LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

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