Toddler Happenings
Ms. Ratna’s Class

December 2014 Happenings

Christmas is right around the corner and the toddlers have been busy creating Christmas art work and making Christmas cards for the holidays. The children enjoy gluing cut-out snowmen and placing glitter on cut-out stars. They have also been decorating a big cut-out paper Christmas Tree with glitter and stickers, which we now have hanging in the classroom. We are listening to and practicing Christmas songs. The toddlers love “Jingle Bells” the best!

With Ms. Ratna visiting India, Ms. Jennie is happily working with the Toddlers in the mornings. Ms. Jennie, a graduate of MANJ, received her AMI A-I (Assistance to Infancy for 0-3 years) and AMI Primary Teaching Certification at Centro Internazionale Montessori in Perugia, Italy. She is the mother of four children, all of whom attended MANJ, and is currently researching and developing Infant-Parent classes at MANJ.

~ Happy Holidays from Ms. Ratna, Ms. Jennie, Ms. Miriam and the Toddlers!

November 2014 Happenings

November is already here–soon it will be Thanksgiving time! Our children are coloring and gluing fall leaves and gluing cut out turkeys. They are also decorating turkeys with colorful feathers.

We have been enjoying the continued mild weather, spending time outdoors. The Toddlers have been having fun raking leaves in our Toddler yard and putting them into bags.

We have already welcomed 2 new children to our program–Madeleine and Rishi! We will soon welcome twin brother and sister, Sebastian and Elena! Eoin is “moving up” to the primary class and we wish him all the best! We will miss him and know that he will make lots of friends in ADM.

~Happy Thanksgiving to all from Ms. Ratna, Ms. Miriam and the Toddlers!

October 2014 Happenings

Fall is here and Halloween is right around the corner. The Toddlers are busy with special fall projects such as squeezing small pieces of orange tissue paper and decorating cut out paper pumpkins. Soon, they will begin to decorate the little pumpkins to take home to share with their families. The pumpkins were purchased for us by our MANJ PA–thanks to your Activity Dollars!

The Toddlers love spending time outside. A favorite activity is drawing with side walk chalk on the macadam near the playground. The temperatures have been so mild, we have been able to continue our long walks to the creek. The little ones are getting much better at walking, and all of the Toddlers enjoying being outside, observing nature and the world around them!

Happy Halloween to all! ~ Ms. Ratna, Ms. Miriam and the Toddlers

September 2014 Happenings

We are all back in school after the summer vacation–the toddler class had a very good summer program and are happy to be back to school now. Over the summer, Nathaniel and Gabriel joined the program during summer and Henry and Owen joined us in September. We are a classroom full of boys and one girl!

The new children seem to have settled down very well. Our returning students are taking good care of the younger ones who have just joined us and are helping them settle in the classroom. An older child walks with a younger child when we go for walks and we met a lady yesterday while we were walking down Conrow Road who commented, “They are so orderly”.

With the weather being so pleasant we are taking long walks down Conrow Road to the creek almost every day and the children love it! We have been to Conrow Park once also and are trying to be outdoors as much as possible before the cold winter days come.

The Toddlers are looking forward to the new school year!

~Ms. Ratna, Ms. Miriam and the Toddlers

Classroom Photos:

The photos below show some of the work the students are doing each day.  Click on a photo to begin the slideshow.