Field Trip!

We went on a field trip to Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch.  The kids had a great time and we learned many new things.

We rode on a bus.  It was the fist time for most of our students.  This was one of their favorite parts of the trip 🙂

Hay Rides are so much fun!

We sang songs and looked at all the exciting things around us.

We met Bob the Turkey and felt his soft feathers.

Did you know turkeys have beards?
You can tell how old a turkey is by how long his beard is!

The train ride was very exciting!

The farmer was so nice he took us around more than once!

The goats were excited to see us.  There was even one named Stormy!

Did you know goats don’t have top upper teeth?
They have molars in the back on the top and all along the bottom.

After the kids saw this, they were not scared to feed them.

Our field trip wrapped up with cookies and cider and a trip to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  It was fun to watch them as they picked through to find just the perfect one!

Parents, be sure to check out our password protected photo site for lots more pictures!

Yoga!

We love learning new things!  We use the ABC Yoga book to teach us.  We follow the alphabet to create poses found in nature and the animals living in it.  It’s fun!

“By practicing yoga regularly, you will get stronger, more balanced, and more flexible.  Yoga can also help you concentrate and channel your energy.”

Fall Family Picnic

Our Fall Family Picnic was full of fun and getting to know one another.

 The parents, children and teachers were able to mingle, eat and play.  We enjoyed the coolness inside and the fun of outside.

It was wonderful to see whole families and have a chance to get to know brothers and sisters as well.  One sweet sister had to leave early for soccer and said “Next picnic I won’t have soccer and I can stay the whole time!”

We love the community we are building together!

Grandparent’s Day!

We had so much fun on Grandparent’s Day!

Each of the children had a Grandparent or Special person join them for this day.  We worked together in the classroom…

We gave special handmade presents that we worked really hard on…

We LOVE our Grandparents!

Parents, be sure to see all the pictures from our fun day on our password protected site.  If you need the link and password, email or text us and we will get it to you right away!

Outdoor Explorations

We are loving this wonderful weather!
The children learn new skills and social interactions through play.

We learned to work safely with tools today.  The children LOVED the experience!  New elements are added to our outdoor experience as our year progresses.  Our students are full of wonder 🙂

The kids love playing in the cave, fort, tent or whatever this area becomes in their imaginations.
Imagination fosters curiosity and creativity about the world around them.

Watching the wildlife is a wonderful daily experience we have here at Stormi’s Montessori.  Today the children saw a turkey come to our animal feeder while we were eating lunch.  After nap time, we saw a deer and squirrel having a snack together.  The squirrels are such fun to watch.  Their silly antics keep us entertained.  Even the birds love our feeder.  Bluebirds and cardinals visit regularly.