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Protected: CH Newsletter XIII

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Dear CH Family, Spring has definitely sprung at Children’s House. We all welcome the warmth and sunshine with open arms. The classrooms are full of bright colors, beautiful flowers and big smiles. The Kindergartners returned from Spring break rested and ready to work.  Plants and seeds are a focus, right now, as the students recently planted a mini vegetable gardoen in the classroom. They performed an experiment to see how much water the seeds needed to germinate, and categorized the parts of the plant that we eat as food. They also...

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At Children’s House, 2016 has started out with great enthusiasm.  Though the weather may be cold outside, the classrooms are warm and buzzing with the curriculum-rich season. Kindergarten Students have continued to look at the polar regions, while the characteristics of winter and snowflakes have inspired new works.  They enjoyed learning that Punxsutawney Phil forecasted that spring weather is on its way. They also enjoyed comparing their height to the length of polar animals, as they measured length with feet.  Martin Luther King, Jr....

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Kindergarten In the Kindergarten class, the students recently enjoyed participating in science experiments with Lindsay Keller’s dad, who teaches Chemistry at the University.  The students observed liquid nitrogen’s effects on a balloon, a leaf, and glow sticks.  They also saw how acetone will dissolve Styrofoam peanuts. In the Language area, the Kindergartners were introduced to ‘silent e’ words, telling time by the hour, and story telling with felt boards.  They had much fun over the break, but it’s good to be...

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Protected: Weekly Newsletter

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Once again, we are inspired by the generosity of the Children’s House family.  You all made this year a huge success with the Voluntary Action Center.  Next Tuesday, the kindergarten class will be proudly delivering the clothing, toys and supplies to the VAC.  They will experience the great power and joy of giving because of your generous donations. Thank you again. For those of you who may wish to purchase gifts for your children’s classrooms, please see the bulletin board on the Red Building patio for gift ideas for each class.  The wish...

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Protected: Weekly Newsletter

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November is coming to a close as everyone at CH looks forward to Thanksgiving Break. We have spent the past few weeks diligently imparting the season’s message of gratitude to our students. To this end, Children’s House has partnered with Columbia’s Volunteer Action Center to sponsor disadvantaged families during the holidays. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the spirit of giving with your children.  Please, take a moment to check out the information, needs and desires of three families here in Columbia.  All...

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Protected: Weekly Newsletter

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It’s November, the month of giving thanks, and we are most thankful for the children getting into the daily routine of work. Every year, we refer to this month as the start of the “normalized” season. Maria Montessori first noted this process in her book “The Absorbent Mind” and said it results from a child’s continued concentration on work of their own choice. Through the normalization process, children develop inner discipline and peace, which Maria cited as “the most important single result of our...

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Peach Tree Farm Field Trip

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Peach Tree Farm Field Trip

We had a lovely time at the Peach Tree Farms! The weather was absolutely beautiful, and the children enjoyed the live animals, pumpkins, hay maze, and picnic lunch.The children had excellent behavior as well! It could not have been a better...

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Fall Picnic, 2015

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Fall Picnic, 2015

Dear CH Family, Thank you for participating in our Fall Picnic last Saturday. Your generous donations were greatly appreciated. One of my priorities at Children’s House to encourage our teachers in their mission, so the funds this year will go toward their Montessori education. We had a great time, and I hope you did too. Thank you for your support of Children’s...

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Protected: Weekly Newsletter

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Our entire school smells like apple cider. It feels like home around here, and fall preparations are reaching a peak.   Toddlers The Toddlers have had a festive time enjoying the season! Thanks to Nate & Joshua’s families, their sensory bin was full of Autumn nature. The class started a unit on apples. They’ve been washing and slicing them for practical life work. Currently, the children are very interested in the stereo player. It is accompanied with headphones and a CD of Barbara Milne’s “Letter...

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Eagle Bear Presentation

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Eagle Bear Presentation

This morning,  Eagle Bear and his family, our friends from Colorado, convened on our patio to demonstrate some folkways from their Apache heritage. They performed traditional dances and shared stories for all our friends.  The stories imparted lessons on the importance of being kind to all creatures with a heart.  They also introduced our students to the idea of being a ‘peaceful warrior,’ which is most easily explained as being someone who fights for peace. Everyone was invited to participate in the dancing, and to touch animal...

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