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May
26

EC Lotus: Can you tell how I feel?

Over the past few weeks we have sung about our feelings, read about our emotions, acted out the way we felt, and drew all sorts of lines that represented our anger, silliness, joyfulness and sadness.  We also explored how colors can convey emotions and you will see just what we have been working on at […]

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May
26

‘Can you tell how I feel, when you look at my face’

Dear Parents, It’s difficult to believe that we are coming towards the end of another term and an academic school year. Just as how we as teachers are busy planning and preparing for the various upcoming events and activities, our children are too. The sun has been shining down on children these days and outdoor […]

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May
24

Sparking a Sense of Wonder – Science in Early Childhood

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.” ― Dr. Maria Montessori Our science unit continued this week with further explorations into liquid matter. We discovered that we can make lava lamps by adding effervescent tablets to the oil and water experiments we made last week. It was wonderful to […]

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May
17

Our Busy Hands

“The human hand allows the mind to reveal itself.” -Dr. Maria Montessori. “The child seeks for independence by means of work; independence of body and mind.” – Dr. Maria Montessori. “The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.” – Dr. Maria Montessori. ” First the education of the senses, then the education of the intellect.” […]

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May
13

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the moms, we hope you enjoyed your special Sunday in the company of your beloved children. They happily created a poster for you last week, with milk and a few drops of food coloring. The children first dyed watercolor paper and next stamped a message. Messy, but most definitely fun! The latest materials […]

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The Goal of Early Childhood Education

“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn”. – Dr. Maria Montessori “Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them”. – Dr. Maria Montessori by Ms. Ruby Kalsi, Ms. Bella Liu, EC Peony Lead Teachers

By Early Childhood Team | Early Childhood . IB Primary Years Programme . Montessori
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May
12

Happy Mother’s Day!

This week in our Literacy Block we worked on a 5 day Growth Mindset Challenge. We discussed that a fixed mindset is having a closed mind that doesn’t want to learn. However, a growth mindset is a having an open-mind that embraces challenges and sees experiences as opportunities for growth. We discussed and brainstormed how […]

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May
06

Exploring Emotions

In support of inquiring into how we express our feelings, this week has been all about how our faces and bodies depict them. We invited our children to look at a mirror while trying to mimic an emotion and  encouraged them to notice how their face changes. We sang a new song,’ You can tell […]

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May
05

EC Lotus – Montessori PYP: When you look at my face

We’ve had a fun week making all sorts of silly, happy, sad, surprised, shy, excited, scared and angry faces! This week we sang “How I feel” and looked at what types of lines are happy lines and what types of lines depict sadness, anger or confusion. We talked about the green of calm (field of […]

By Early Childhood Team | Early Childhood . How we express ourselves . Montessori
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Apr
28

EC Lotus: Montessori-PYP…If you’re happy and you know it, how do you show it?

如果你感到开心…你将如何表现出来? Our Lotus parents shared some wonderful pictures of children looking happy in our WeChat group last week, giving us wonderful prompts to explore with such questions as: 上周我们莲花班家长们在微信群里分享了很多孩子快乐的照片,这也为我们的调研提供了很好的证明 我们自问 : What does my face look like when I’m happy? 当我开心的时候我的表情看起来是怎样的? How does my body feel when I am happy? 当我开心的时候我的身体有什么样的感受? What does my body […]

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