Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blossoming Friendships

It's never too late to begin teaching friendship skills!  The foundation of life is learning to positively connect with others.  From the very beginning (in the infant room) at Little Genius Montessori, we teach our children how to socialize and communicate with one another.  As they continue to practice these life skills, we see a deep bond created at a young age between our Little Geniuses.  The toddlers help one another with dressing; assisting with zipping zippers and putting on hats.

The older toddlers are excited when a friend arrives for school, they call their name and run over to hug their friend as quickly as possible. If a friend is hurt, they ask, "are you okay?" and while they play, sometimes they hold hands.
The Primary children help one another care for the classroom community.  The older children are able to help the younger children by tying shoe laces and zipping up jackets.  To watch lifelong friendships blossom is precious and priceless.

If you know a Little Genius, call 503-492-8500 to schedule a tour today.  Learn more about our programs and philosophy. We believe tomorrow's future is in the hands of today's children. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Abstract to Concrete

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, friends and family who came out Saturday to help overhaul our school.  We appreciate all of the support, hard work (muscle intense!), time, effort and energy that you continue to provide for our children!  We feel good about supporting our community as tomorrow's future is in the hands of today's children.  Here are a few before and after photos of outside.







Even the sandbox has been filled to the brim!  The children enjoy putting their feet in the new sand and it's great sensory.
If you can't believe the difference outside, imagine how the inside looks now!  Call today to schedule a tour (503-492-8500).  Come in to learn more about our philosophy and our programs.  It's never too early to begin following the passion and path to learn!

Currently enrolling infants, toddlers and Primary (preschool) age children.  Hurry; spaces are limited and filling quickly.

Next project: THE GARDEN.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Feel The LOVE

To celebrate Valentine's Day, the Children's House prepared "mailboxes" and brought special treats for the entire class.  In the younger Toddler 1 and Todder 2 classroom's, the children created masterpieces with paint.





















Happy Valentine's Day!

Do you have a Little Genius?  Call (503-492-8500) to schedule a tour and learn more about our programs!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkin Sensory

Our 2 year old children had the opportunity to explore a pumpkin cavity and sort seeds and fibrous strands of the pumpkin.  Some liked it & some were scared!  They enjoyed eating the pumpkin pulp after it was all cleaned out. 


 Our toddlers painted small pumpkins with paint brushes and their own fingers!  They loved showing off the final product.


Do you have a Little Genius? If you are interested to learn more about Little Genius Montessori's programs, contact us to schedule a tour soon!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gift to Give

Just in time for the holidays, help us earn classroom supplies and materials by placing an order at ForSmallHands.com.  Last year we were able to purchase a few items for each classroom and this year we want to double that!  Our children enjoy and thrive on every new work added into their environment.  Order now for guaranteed holiday delivery and the best part is there are over 250 gifts for children under $10.  Be sure to use customer #373386 at the checkout!



Thank you for your support!  If you have a Little Genius and are interested in learning more about our programs, contact us to schedule a tour today.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Do you know the Muffin Man?

Our children have seen him!  They actually helped make him this morning.  They squished the bananas in a plastic bag and mixed all of the ingredients together.






The mixture was baked in the oven & VOILA!
 
If you know a Little Genius that would like to experience Montessori, contact us to schedule a tour and learn more about our program!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Water Sensory

When the temperature starts turning up, our Little Geniuses water sensory temperature turns down!  The toddler teachers add water to the outside touch table and to water bins.  Different items are put into them including funnels, scoops, buckets, boats and a rubber duck.  Sometimes soap or food coloring are added to the water for a different look or feel as we try to engage more senses.  The children are strengthening their coordination of movement and extension of concentration even when they are having fun!


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