We have been talking quite a bit lately at school about reading, writing and screens. Over the past 16 years of teaching and especially in the last five years, I have seen a significant change in the way that children are processing language in both reading and writing…
Head Teacher & Montessori Guide
October 2, 2018 Dear Bergamo Community, My name is Cole Arnold and I am a student in the San Gabriel class. I’m forming a team for S.F.B.F.S (Sacramento Food Bank and Family… Read More
I bet that you have noticed that many of our children are now using the phrase “NO” whenever asked to complete a task.
Last week the children came ready to work. They received new lessons, we read fun books, and sang some of our favorite songs.
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.”
As a parent who has to pack a lunch every morning with my son, I understand the struggle. Where do we begin when it comes to making lunch? What are some things we can pack that are effortless and not time consuming? What are some healthy options?
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 know it is easy and less time consuming for us as parents to do everything ourselves, but trust that your child is capable and able to help themselves.