Seeds & Plants
The Toddler 2 class continued their exploration of seeds and plants this week. The children were eager to observe the growth of their bean sprouts and herb plants! They especially loved looking closely at the growing plants through a magnifying glass. It is a delight to hear joyful exclamations of "Look, it's germinating!" throughout the morning.
Numeral & Quantity Recognition
In addition to numeral and quantity recognition, an important component of the Toddler Math curriculum is exploring three-dimensional geometric shapes. The Geometric Solids are a traditional Montessori material and a particular favorite of many Toddler 2 students. The shapes are alike in all qualities (color, size, weight, texture) except for their shapes, which allows the child to focus thoughtfully on this single attribute. The children are excited to learn the names of the different solids and love to experiment with the many ways the shapes can roll, spin, stack and balance.
The Toddler 2 students were delighted to welcome their caterpillars to the classroom! Everyone was eager to observe the tiny caterpillars and they are all looking forward to caring for them as they grow into beautiful butterflies. The class is grateful to Ms. Cristina and the Waterfront School Foundation for providing the Toddlers with such a wonderful learning experience!