Early Childhood

Jun
13

So Sing Out Loud and Sing Out Clear. Everyone’s Song Is Welcome Here! | 就这样大声的唱,清晰的诵吧,给孩子们的歌声点赞!

Among many other messages of encouragement and hope, this one rings particularly true from the June 5th performance of Swamped! In this special performance, children from the toddler, Early Childhood and grades 1, 2 and 3 classes came together to perform a musical of songs about friendship and courage. Over the course of 6 weeks […]

By Lauren Borodenko | Early Childhood . Grade 1 . Grade 2 . Grade 3 . Montessori . Toddler
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May
30

The Magic of a Multi-age Classroom | 混龄班级的魔法

It’s difficult to believe that we are coming towards the end of another term and the academic school year. As it gets hotter and hotter, it would be true to say that the last few weeks of May are not the best to expect long attention spans in the classroom. The children’s bodies usually grow […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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May
18

The Work of The Child | 孩子的作品

Maria Montessori is often quoted as recognizing that “play is the work of the child.”   If we let the children play to their hearts’ desires, we will then be able to witness all the possibilities held within this basket. 我们经常引用玛利亚蒙特梭利的话“玩耍就是孩子的工作”。 “如果让孩子们去玩他们发自内心喜欢的活动,我们就能看到这个过程中所有的可能性。”     And what a privilege it has been to see firsthand some of these […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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May
01

A Peek into Peony Cottage |遇见牡丹班

“Growth and Development depend upon the continued narrowing of the relationships between a child and his environment”. ~Dr. Maria Montessori. “儿童的成长和发展取决于儿童与环境之间的日益紧密关系。”                                                                     […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
12

The Busy Bees of Plum Blossom | 梅花班简报

On behalf of the Plum Blossom classroom community, I would like to thank all families for the positive support and enthusiasm you shared with us during Literacy Week. A week full of literacy activities not only enhanced your children’s love and curiosity of books, stories, and writing, but also helped develop language acquisition. 我谨代表梅花班全体成员,感谢所有家长在文学周的热情的大力支持!这一周进行的文学活 动不仅提升了孩子们对书本,故事以及写作的热爱的好奇心,也在语言习得方面带来很大助 […]

By Indah McCarthy | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
10

Spring has Sprung in Peony Cottage | ‘绽放的春天’

“The child seeks for independence by means of work; an independence of body and mind.” ~‘The Absorbent mind’ – Dr. Maria Montessori. Working hours have been louder these past weeks, although children seemed busy, but the level of noise and energy inside them was higher. I’ve heard teachers sometimes name this excitement as “Spring Fever”. […]

By Ruby Kalsi | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Apr
10

Spring is in the air! |到处充满了春天的气息!

With the arrival of warm spring weather, we can’t help but jump in the air and embrace hope and possibility – all the things we can learn, all the places we will explore, all the world to see as we dive into our next Unit of Inquiry on Spaces and continue listening to, reading and […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Jan
16

365 New Days to Shine崭新的365天熠熠生辉

Welcome 2018! We are back with plenty of energy, after a nice winter break. The dream has come true and we are already settled in our new campus. Our students are actively engaged in a discovery process of their new learning space. We would like to also give a warm welcome to our new team […]

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Jan
12

Joy & Peace for 2018

What a warm welcome we had for our first week back to school after holiday…at our new campus!  Lotus Cottage friends returned to school in great spirits, rested and relaxed, and ready to jump right into the swing of things.  They came on Monday to familiarize themselves with our new home and became engrossed in […]

By Quynh Cao | Early Childhood . Montessori
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Dec
07

A Glimpse into Peony Cottage |蒙氏牡丹班一瞥

This year is going by so quickly!! It’s hard to believe November has gone already. This reminds us of what a wonderful beginning we have had this year and how Peony Cottage children are truly growing together as a community. From learning how to express one’s feelings, greeting others (shaking hands), waiting for their turns, […]

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