The Magnolia classroom provides children with the tools and skills needed to move forward in their education. Children participate in math, language, science and social activities, as well as develop self-confidence, independence and creativity. They learn about the environment and good stewardship through hands-on experience, while learning to treat others with kindness.
Kindergarten, here we come! These things prepare us for a life-long sense of place:
Group time: calendar, counting number of days and days of the week, daily job choices, weather charting, story time and group Montessori lessons.
Lots of self-help such as buttoning/zipping, responsibility for individual items, self-serving at lunch and snack times.
Learning the alphabet and phonic sounds
Counting and patterning
Writing names and simple words
Interpersonal communication skills
Use of mindfulness techniques and peaceful conflict resolution skills
Strong emotional vocabulary and emotional identification
Lots of free-form artwork
Large motor activities such as yoga and outside free-play
Encouraging the confidence and curiosity that is crucial for future success in school