Here we are in the merry month
of May. We hope you all enjoyed the Easter vacation. The weather definitely was
April was dominated by our
Easter preparations and the children spent a lot of time decorating and
painting eggs, tracing and cutting out bunnies, learning Easter poems and songs
and finally practising for the Easter egg hunt at home.
Spring flowers also played a
large role in April and the children made many beautiful artwork flowers. They
learnt to recognize the main Spring flowers and it was very rewarding passing
by the gardens in the neighbourhood to hear shouts of recognition: that’s a
daffodil, hyacinth or tulip. In May our main topics will be ‘Parents’ and ‘Insects’.
We shall talk all about what
wonderful things parents do for us and why we are so happy we have them and we
shall make lots of lovely insects.
Hopefully there will be many nice warm days so
we can go for small walks through the forest in search of insects hidden under
leaves or between the bark of trees. Naturally we shall take our insect glasses
along so that we can bring back and identify the more interesting specimens.
Now is the time for planting
the seeds of summer flowers, so we shall spend more time in our garden, sowing
seeds, watering them and enjoying the hopefully better weather. We won’t only
be gardening in our little garden, but shall also take out other working
materials from the “Montessori room” the nicer it gets outside.
The photographer will be
coming on Wednesday 8 th ,
so we shall postpone our forest day by a day and go on the Thursday.
The dentist will check the
children’s teeth on Thursday 16 th ,
so please make sure to brush them on that morning J.
Should the weather be nice on
the 22 nd we shall visit
the botanical gardens.
We are happy to welcome back
Mia, one of our former students, who will be with us for two weeks doing a
A quick reminder that the
preschool will be closed for Ascension Day,
May 30 th and 31 st .
Have a happy month and don’t
let the May bugs bite!
Montessori Team _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
April Newsletter 2019
April is the
Easter month, so for the first part of April we shall leave the flower theme
which we had picked up on and shall talk about Easter instead. The artwork will
be in keeping with the topic and so will the songs and stories at circle time.
discuss the difference between roosters, cockerels, hens and chicks. We
shall busy ourselves with rabbits. We shall sew rabbits, trace and cut them out
and make toilet-paper-roll –rabbits and of course there will be a lot of egg
art. We shall also talk about sheep and Beatrice has very kindly organized a
field trip on the 10 th of April to the “Museum Europäischer
Kulturen” (Arminallee 25, 14195 Berlin) where we shall learn all about “wool”.
The fee will be 5Euro per child.
will be coming on Friday the 12 th with her crocodile to show the
children how to brush their teeth.
On Thursday, April 18 th ,
the Easter bunny will probably pop into the preschool and hide a few eggs, so
that the children can practice a little before he comes to their homes.
School will be closed for the Easter holidays from Thursday April 18 th
(last school day) until Friday April 26 th (last holiday day) .
We wish you
all a happy Easter and a successful Easter egg hunt!
Your Montessori team
March Newsletter 2019
For our 20.
Anniversary get together the preschool looked absolutely lovey, with all the
various kinds of beautiful hearts the children had been tracing, cutting, gluing,
sewing etc. during the first half of the month.
Thank you so
much Nuran, Leigh, Anke, Constanze, Beatrice, Tavengwa, Angela, Annielle, Joy and Izabella for the wonderful cakes you
donated. They were greatly appreciated and we were very pleased to also see you
and the children at the party. Thank you also for the birthday presents.
second half of the month we busied ourselves with “experiments”. The children
were really interested in all the different kind of experiments, so that we
shall offer them more frequently at circle time in future, but not as a topic.
first is a very special day in Bulgaria and Vanina (Alek’s Mum) has kindly
introduced us all the celebration of Baba Marta. Thank you for all the
beautiful Martenizi you made and for the explanation of the Bulgarian
Next on our
list of March celebrations is “carnival”. The party will take place on Monday, March 4 th during
The previous parties (Christmas and Halloween) in the large community hall
have been with sibling and parent participation. The “Fasching-Party” is
normally celebrated on a smaller scale and only in the Montessori rooms. Please
bring your children dressed up on Monday.
After carnival we shall start to get our pre-school green.
On March 17 th each year, the Irish and Irish-Americans celebrate
St. Patrick’s Day by the “wearin’ of the green”. We shall make lots of shamrock
art for the school and it would be nice if the children could wear green on
Monday the 18th.
The holiday commemorates St. Patrick who, legend tells us, went about
Ireland as a missionary, preaching and using the shamrock as an illustration of
the Trinity. St. Patrick was also credited with ridding Ireland of snakes.
During the week we shall listen to Irish music, dance to it and on the 18 th
we shall go in search of the pot of gold that Shaun the leprechaun will surely
have hidden under an old oak tree.
After St. Patrick’s Day our new topic will be spring
Have a happy
February Newsletter 2019