March was full of excitement and adventure with fun events such as Dr. Suess's birthday, Saint Patrick's Day, and our African Savanna theme. The children made enjoyable and colorful art to celebrate each occasion. Our classrooms were decorated with shamrocks and rainbows, Dr.Suess's Thing 1 & 2, Lions and Elephants, and many more. Definitely, some good fridge-worthy artwork to proudly display. During circle time, the teachers led discussions about Dr.Seuss, the African Savanna, Spring, and animals they would see on a Safari adventure. Our book of the month was a collection of our favorite Dr. Suess books to honor his birthday. The children studied the last four letters of the alphabet w,x,y, and z by singing songs, reviewing what each letter looked like and it's sound.
Our Cooking Enrichment was a big hit with our Primary and Kindergarten classes. Each week, we had a fun March-themed snack that got the children involved in the recipes to create a special treat. The children enjoyed exploring new instruments and practiced their Spanish with worksheets and fun videos. Lastly, they studied and created different African art to expand their knowledge of the African Savanna further.
In April, the weather is warmer, the sun is brighter, and the flowers are blooming. Spring is such a fun time of the year here at Montessori School of San Clemente. The children are studying Island and Volcanoes for this month's theme. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault is our book of the month. Our art project will allow the children to express their creativity with aboriginal art, animals, and more.