March 7, 2019
The toddlers are enjoying a new baby care activity through which they learn essential practical life skills like dressing, holding, and feeding a baby as well as taking care of others. This enjoyable activity builds the child’s concentration, their understanding of multi-step activities, and refines their movements.
February 28, 2019
The children have participated in activities to commemorate Black History Month. They have learned new songs and facts about the Black History through books, music, dance, food and art. It was an important addition to their studies in the Culture area as well as for the incredibly essential Peace studies curriculum.
February 24, 2019
All About Spiders!!! The children had a fantastic field trip to the Royal Botanic Gardens. They visited the spider exhibit and saw a variety of species. They also thoroughly enjoyed the climbable spider in the middle of the exhibit. The teachers have followed up with lessons on spiders and insects in their classroom, including a lovely sensory spider bottle in our toddler room.
February 13, 2019
In our toddler room, the children have been working on new materials such as lavender grinding, putting cloves into an orange, and grating cinnamon sticks. In addition to their regular work, they are talking about animals in Canada and enjoyed making paper lanterns to commemorate Chinese New Year. The theme in the CASA rooms has been different aspects fo the season including animals that migrate, hibernate, and adapt in Canada. The children have discussed the different types of penguins and their parts. They have also been talking about winter clothing items and their importance. The children have enjoyed yoga, obstacle courses, and the parachute due to the extremely cold weather!
January 25, 2019
The toddler classroom has continued adjusting to the new activities introduced over the break. Children have been working on the three basic shapes (circle, square, and triangle) and matching the corresponding cards. This activity combines mathematical concepts with language. They are also working on naming dairy language cards, bridging culture and language. In light of the season, the children also make sensory snowmen using shaving cream and a ziplock bag.
The CASA activities have evolved a lot due to the ages of the children. The teachers introduced more focused and challenging activities in the math curriculum, such as the golden bead stair and the bank. Children were also introduced to extensions of many activities with the sensorial materials, as well as culture and science. Sink and float is a new class favourite.
Casa II has been learning all about winter around the world with stories and pictures. They were introduced to more complex concepts like the migration, hibernation and adaptation of animals in winter. They have also continued their individual work, such as parts of speech, golden beads, matching objects to sounds, the coloured bead stair, and much more. They were particularly excited to start egg shell crushing, an enjoyable practical life activity.
June 17, 2018
Over the last two months, the children took some of their time at school to spend with their guardians. We had a wonderful Mothers’ Day Celebration where the children sang songs and had tea with their maternal guardians. We also had a Fathers’ Day breakfast where the children enjoyed pancakes (prepared by dads) with their paternal guardians. We are thrilled with the wonderful parent community we have!
Here are a few pictures from Pancakes with Dad.
January 12, 2018
Our new CASA II room (for students 4-7 years of age) is prepped and ready for exploration!
December 19, 2017
Stoney Creek Montessori children had their first winter concert, with a sold out audience of parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and other special friends!
December 15, 2017
The toddler class made mistletoes for their parents as a gift. Here they are getting their feet painted green in the process.
November 12, 2017
Miss Ateeka picked up these beautiful indigenous art pieces for the school last week, as a commemoration of the First Nations on whose land the school is situated. The ceramic tile is by an Ojibwa artist and the cushions feature a nature scape by a Potawatomi artist.
November 9, 2017
Our students had a lovely time on their field trip to the Hamilton Children’s Museum. They especially loved the school bus! They enjoyed the crafts and activities at the beginning of our museum tour, and had fun exploring the recently renovated rooms. They cooked, fished, cleaned the deck of the boat, built forts, drummed, and so much more! A big thank you to the parents who joined us. The museum staff also sent us home with free passes for all trip attendees to return with their families.
September 15, 2017
We are so excited to explore our brand new site with our little friends! Have a look at some quick snaps!
Our students will leave their personal items in these beautiful cubbies when they arrive for the day.
Our Bambini students will join Miss Jenn and Miss Tracey in their classroom to explore traditional Montessori materials like some of these.
Our CASA I students will join Miss Nancy to explore some of these activities, including the practical life section and the infamous pink tower!