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Happy ☘️ St. Patrick's Day! Children have been so excitedly anticipating the holiday, and here it is. We learned that on St. Patrick's Day many people give cards or flowers to their family and friends. People also make cookies, cakes and other goodies to share with others. Some people wear... Read more →

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Are you excitedly anticipating☘️ St. Patrick's Day? Will you be trying to catch a Leprechaun? Do you think any of your perfect traps would work? Well, a legend says that you can catch a Leprechaun only if you have 🍀a four-leafed clover! Do you know the difference between a shamrock... Read more →

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It is believed that Leprechauns, mischievous and canny, and at the same time hard-working and honest (Leprechaun always keeps his word), hide their pot of 💰 gold at the end of the 🌈 rainbow. So, today, we are making rainbows from Montessori color tablets and knobless cylinders. Adrian had put... Read more →

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Are you as excited in anticipation of 🍀St. Patricks' Day as we are? Well, this year, children have decided that they will not be setting up a trap for Leprechauns, but rather they want to create a peaceful and inviting atmosphere. "He earned his gold by working hard making shoes... Read more →

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Today, while stranded home by another unexpected snow storm🌬🌨 (we usually do not get snow in March), we are making a 🍀 lucky four-leafed clover pattern on a Montessori 💯 Hundred Board (buy here). First, I created a 🍀 "four-leafed clover" design on a control chart using foam stickers which... Read more →

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Children are excited that☘️ St. Patrick's Day is approaching, and we are eager to learn about the holiday, traditions, and 🇮🇪 Ireland. We started by 📖 reading about Patrick's life and how the day is celebrated with the St. Patrick's Day book (buy here). The text is easily digestible and... Read more →

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Today, we are doing St. Patrick's Day Inspired craft: a ☘️Shamrock from green pipe cleaners and threaded green and white beads. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, people decorate their windows and doors with a shamrock, which is a plant with three leaves, resembling a clover. Shamrock is a symbol of... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring a triangular shape. All triangles have three sides, meaning that the shape is a polygon. If all three sides are of equal length, than it is called an "equilateral" triangle. We explored different textures and sizes and "made" various triangles, including non-equilateral ones since the sides... Read more →

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Once Adrian turned three years old, puzzles have been captivating him, offering countless hours of mindful concentration, while developing his physical, cognitive, and emotional skills. In the process of solving a puzzle, he is also developing fine and gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. He learns to think logically: for... Read more →

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When Adrian woke up this morning, he recited a part of his Winter Poem: "Snowflakes dance throughout the night, when I open my eyes, the world is white!" (See a post here.) And indeed it was:) We usually do not get snow in March, and to see all the buds... Read more →

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Puzzles are an excellent tool to enhance your child’s cognitive as well as mental development, by stimulating intellectual/mental abilities such as thinking, reasoning and understanding through fine-motor manipulation. As a child looks at various pieces and figures out where they fit, s/he is developing effective problem solving skills since a... Read more →

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Adrian is obsessed with transportation, firetrucks 🚒 in particular, so this Fire Truck Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (buy here) is a big hit! The puzzle features beautiful original artwork, extending four feet long once assembled. For Adrian (at 40 months) colorful 24 extra-thick cardboard pieces presented little challenge, and Adrian... Read more →

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Happy 💐International Women's Day! March 8th is an annual holiday dedicated to celebrating all women: young and old, mothers and single ones, working and SAHM! I am so blessed to be who I am and where I am, and I hope you are too! This holiday was originated in Russia,... Read more →

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In a Montessori language curriculum, a child does not learn alphabet letters in an ABC alphabetical order, rather the letters are introduced phonetically (the way they sound) rather than by their name. Phonetical order is proven to be very effective in allowing children to quickly form as many words as... Read more →

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Recently, we found My First Book of Baby Animals (buy here) at a local library, and we knew we had to have it! With sweet introduction of cutest baby animals, this sturdy board book will be enjoyed even by a very little ones. Boasting with bright photos of baby animals... Read more →

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In continuing our art-unit study on Claude Monet (read here), today we are 🎨 painting a poppy field, inspired by his Poppy Field Near Argenteuil (1873) painting. For illustration purposes, we are referring to 13 Artists Children Should Know book (buy here) and Picnic with Monet book (buy here). I... Read more →

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Happy 🎂Birthday Dr. Seuss! Today, we are celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 🎉 Birthday by reading his books and assembling Green Eggs and Ham puzzle! "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go," said Dr. Seuss. Although no longer... Read more →

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Today we are welcoming🌸Spring with Martisor Day, a traditional celebration of spring, ❤️love, and peace. Mărțișor is a festival held yearly on March 1st in Eastern European countries like Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria (see Martenitsa), Albania, and Italy. The word Mărțișor is the diminutive of marț ~ the old folk name... Read more →

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Today, we are continuing our art-unit study "Introducing The World's Greatest Artists 🎨 Series." Among the greatest of the Impressionists, French painter Oscar-Claude Monet (born November 14, 1840 -1926) was the artist whose painting Impression: Sunrise (1872) gave the Impressionist art movement its name. Monet brought painting out-of-doors so that... Read more →

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International ❄️Polar🐻Bear Day is an annual event celebrated every February 27 to raise awareness about the conservation status of polar bears and the impact of global warming and reduced sea ice on polar bear population. So, we started our unit study by reading about polar bears and the dangers they... Read more →

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