This week at Neshaminy Montessori we started the 2017 academic year with a strong sense of community, respect, kinship and enthusiasm.
As the returning students were reconnecting with the prepared environment, they were also given the task to become helpers in welcoming our new friends! They were told of the importance in being kind, compassionate and supportive to their new classmates and to help them learn that school is an exciting place to be! Each of my returning students took on the honorable role of peer mentoring their friends. They assisted their fellow students as they became acclimated and taught them how to successfully navigate the classroom.
For our first Art project, I thought that now would be a fantastic time to talk about the many "helping hands" used in the classroom. The children and I discussed numerous ways in which we can help each other and take care of the classroom.
We created a “Helping Hands” poster to reflect everything we discussed. Each hand was individually cut by each child and truly represents every child's unique personality!!!
Next week we will discuss the importance of "Grace and Courtesy".