Friday, 17 December 2010

~ Happy Holidays ~

School is now officially out for the holidays!  What a glorious few weeks all of us have shared together - children, parents and teachers.  The season began with our Annual Food Drive for the Richmond Hill Food Bank at the beginning of December and ended with a fantastic holiday party.  We were extremely fortunate to have Santa drop in to see all of us at the party! Santa was so happy that we had all managed to stay on the Nice List this year.  The children were so delighted to see him and had lots to tell Santa.  Needless to say, everyone was on their very best behaviour.  Santa absolutely loved all the songs we sang for him and even managed to eat a few cookies!  It was really very  nice of him to visit with us so close to Christmas.

We at The Children's Montessori Academy would like to wish you a very happy and safe holiday season!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Hanukkah and Christmas ~ Parents Sharing in the Classroom

The days around special holidays are always magical times in the classroom.  This year a few of our parents volunteered to come into the classrooms to share their holiday experiences with the children.


 M.'s mom came in to speak to all of us about Hanukkah.  She began by reading us a story about Hanukkah.  After the story we watched and listened while she and M. lit the menorah and sang the traditional blessing.  We all had fun playing with dreidels and singing the Dreidel song.  M.s mom also brought in delicious potato latkes with applesauce and sour cream for snack!  It was a very lovely morning.


D.'s father and G.'s father came in to speak to us about the Christmas story.  G.'s father had prepared a slide show that the children truly enjoyed watching while they spoke.  The children had lots of questions and comments about the presentation.  The fathers also presented the school with a lovely nativity.