Mealtimes are a celebrated part of human culture and a major part of our day. We strive to help children develop mindfulness around eating, courteous manners, and tidy habits.
Head Teacher & Montessori Guide
Every morning Nido children sit together for snack, Toddler Community sets the table for lunch, and Primary Communities enjoy many different food preparation activities, cutting a fresh vegetable or fruit or baking bread. Elementary children are now making their own lunches reflecting the information they are learning about nutrition, and their plates are so tempting – we thought you might like to have a peek!
Sometimes I write a list of the lesson that were given so that you can get a glimpse into what’s been going on. Each child has not received each of these lessons, nor have I listed them all.
This week we were gifted with the most gorgeous, fresh tomatoes from Sophia’s family garden, so we made salsa. It was very well received and I was actually a bit surprised.
We made beet dip. We talked a lot about beets being maligned due to their unattractive exterior. We noticed all the bad stuff about them. “They’re hairy.” “They smell like dirt.” “They look like fat carrots.”
Be assured that I have no need for every child to be able to cook, although that is the main place to start for a healthy adult lifestyle, but all the skills brought about by cooking are related and support more academic work such as holding a pencil (the strength to squeeze a lemon), prioritizing, time management, safety with sharp tools etc.
I’ve planned a different healthy dip to make each day. All will be encouraged to try the dip and to share their impressions. I’ll share the recipes as we taste them.
If your child has had a classroom change for the new school year, be sure to make the edit on the hot lunch website.
The “start of the school year” is a great time to re-visit some of the routines that are essential for your child’s independence and confidence at school.
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