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We're Cooking

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:27pm
Winter is a great time to initiate, or expand on, children's roles in the family kitchen. Our weekly cooking classes at MCH follow the Montessori principles of empowering young children to be independent and feature hands on developmentally appropriate and fun projects for young children. Each year we compile a cookbook of our child friendly recipes for families to try at home and have their children take the lead in the kitchen. There are several good cookbooks on the market geared toward preschoolers, such as Molly Kasten's Pretend Soup, Honest Pretzels and her newest, Salad People. Habits for healthy eating and participation in family life can never start too early. It's a great way to empower your child to develop fine motor skills, concentration, a sense of order, independence and more. The end results are sweet rewards--you'll be surprised what even picky eaters will try if they have helped to make it themselves.


First Lady Michelle Obama's blog, Let's Move, has a treasure trove of recipes from Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' "State Dinner" winners over the years. Go there while it's still up...and get cooking.

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Look Into the Camera...

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 8:53pm
We had the opportunity to welcome a student filmmaker into our school for two days last month. It was fascinating for the children--the cameras, the microphone, the chance to talk and talk. It was so interesting for me, as well, to watch the process and to facilitate interactions (or not) between the college students and our young students. The crew then filmed at a nearby elementary school and the filmmaker sent us the finished product to share.
Mommy, Daddy and Me

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Always in our Hearts

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 12:18pm
Our fall "homecoming" of MCH alumni will be this Wednesday and we look forward to it with joyful hearts. We may not see you every day as we did when you were younger, but you continue to be an important part of our school community. The children attending Montessori Children's House today spend quite a bit of time studying the class photos that hang on the walls. They may be searching for a sibling or family friend, or just pondering what all those faces have in common with them. We are all one big family and now we are almost ten years old! Let's celebrate and share memories together this Wednesday and also in the spring when we will have a grand birthday party in honor of our school. Thank you, alumni, for a wonderful decade of learning, discovery...and joy.

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