Category Archives: Black Cherry

21
May

The Discovery of a Child

Posted by Black Cherry

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength. Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when … Continue reading

18
May

Tomorrow!!!

Posted by Children's House Music

Dear Kindergarten Families, I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow evening for “Spring Sing: Listen to the Water.” The students have been working hard to put this production together and you are in for a treat. Thursday, May 19, … Continue reading

18
May

May 31st is Pajama Day

Posted by Black Cherry

07
May

Flower Arranging For Mother’s Day

Posted by Black Cherry

Flower arranging is a PRACTICAL LIFE lesson taught in the Montessori classroom. The PRACTICAL LIFE Area in the Montessori classroom provides children with the basic knowledge and skill sets for executing practical life work in a purposeful way. It directly aims … Continue reading

06
May

School Song

Posted by Children's House Music

A family member wanted to know the lyrics to our school song. Lynn Fisher wrote the lyrics to the melody of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (the first song I ever learned to play on guitar). Here you … Continue reading

03
May

Adventures in Africa

Posted by Black Cherry

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” ― Maria Montessori Africa  Montessori Geography: Ages 3-6 Discoveries are made about the people who live on different continents. Montessori students learn about food, music, … Continue reading

02
May

Earth Day Fun

Posted by Black Cherry

The Earth Day Party was a great success! The children enjoyed planting herbs, constructing binoculars and painting Earths. Thank you to everyone who made this party a success.  

02
May

You are invited…

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27
Apr

Celebrate World Language Week!

Posted by West Side Montessori

Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see … Continue reading

14
Apr

Farewell Jordan

Posted by Black Cherry

Today Black Cherry friend’s said farewell to our student teacher Jordan. Thank you Jordan for all the help, creativity and ideas you brought into the Black Cherry Room. You will be missed! For Jordan’s farewell day, we went on a “snack” … Continue reading

21
Mar

A Walk In The Woods

Posted by Black Cherry

“When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child out to show him real things instead of making objects which represent ideas and closing them up in cupboards.” – … Continue reading

17
Mar

Grace & Courtesy

Posted by Black Cherry

The Montessori classroom is a meticulously prepared environment designed specifically to meet the needs of the child both physically and emotionally.  One aspect of the prepared environment includes the lessons of Grace and Courtesy.  “Montessori education includes explicit instruction on social … Continue reading

14
Mar

Adventures In Europe

Posted by Black Cherry

We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. ~ Maria Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential During the month of … Continue reading

03
Mar

Montessori Week

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28
Feb

Afternoon Fun

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25
Feb

Fun In The Snow

Posted by Black Cherry

Black Cherry friends put on their winter attire and headed outside to play in the long awaited snow. The children built snowmen, shoveled, and rolled down the snow covered hill. Please remember to pack snow pants, gloves, hats and snow boots along … Continue reading

22
Feb

Exploring Cultures: Asia

Posted by Black Cherry

The importance of exploring different cultures Montessori saw that young children were full of curiosity and loved exploring new things for themselves. She also saw that they wanted to explore things in increasingly complex ways. When she experimented with what … Continue reading

12
Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Black Cherry

Our “Love Bug” party was a huge success. The children were busy making a love bug hat, a hand print love bug, and stamping hearts. The snack was ants on the log and cheese. Thank you for all the donations … Continue reading

04
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

I want to thank all the families that came to First Thursday today. I also want to share with you the handout (below). Structure of the Music/Literacy Lessons I start with a Music and Movement lesson for the whole class. … Continue reading

01
Feb

Reading, Writing, Singing, and Dancing

Posted by Children's House Music

Please join Amy Wagner and me this Thursday, February 4, 8:30- 9:30 a.m. Amy will talk about the Montessori materials that support language, and I will talk about how the Music/Literacy program works. We will do a quick demonstration with … Continue reading

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