Welcome to the Olive Classroom The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul. Maria Montessori

Highlights weeks ending March 26, 2021


The children are enjoying using the Color Tablets box 3 to create beautiful and colorful spring designs!

Elizabeth and Albert with their sunburst.
Julia made a spring flower complete with grass and dirt.


Chloe is using a gentle touch, cradling each frog before placing them on the rug.

We concluded our Amphibian [Frog] unit with learning about the Frogs Life Cycle.

You might be hearing your child saying a very big word – Metamorphosis!

The frog young undergo a change called Metamorphosis. From a tadpole with gills to an adult air-breathing with lungs.

The cycle begins with eggs being laid. When the eggs hatch, they are called tadpoles. The tadpoles develop and grow hindlegs first then forelegs. When both legs are developed, it is now called a froglet. The froglet matures and becomes an adult frog.

Alyvia and Tory working on their Life Cycle art.
Left: Zeke - Right: Alexander Antaki - proud of their work.

Some works available are: A Life cycle puzzle also matching and sequencing pictures and objects.

Chloe and Alexander Majjhoo

St. Patrick’s Day:

The luck of the Irish was with us. We went for a hunt looking for treats and gold coins left by a mischievous leprechaun named Lucky! With many Leprechaun’s looking for the gold we had a fun day!

Art: It was a great opportunity to combine letter recognition and art. Our nappers did a fantastic job finding the strips of paper with the letters in their names for the Leprechaun’s beard. Our writers had to figure out the amount of paper strips needed to complete their name beard.

Alexander - Chloe - Alyvia
Avery - Tory - Benjamin

Math: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we used gold coins for counting and addition work.

L. - Zeke, R. - Oscar
Left: Alexander Antaki - Middle: Julia and Reid - Right: Mia
L. - Albert, R. - Elizabeth

Language: Matching pictures and beginning sounds with a holiday flair.


Traveling to Europe we visited Ireland. Ireland is known for its wide expanses of lush, green fields and rolling hills which are mostly forested – so much so, that its nickname is the Emerald Isle. The Celtic cross and shamrock are both associated with Ireland, but the national symbol is actually the harp. It is the only country in the world that uses a musical instrument as its symbol.

The largest country in Europe is Russia. The children were reminded that Russia also spans across Asia.

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.

Italy is easy to recognize on any world map, as the country is shaped like a high-heeled boot. It looks like the boot is kicking a ball, which is the island of Sicily.

Europe has many famous Landmarks. The children noticed that The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy resembles a cylinder.

Flag matching, flag coloring also the map of Europe were popular work choices.


The Land Forms Peninsula and Gulf were introduced.

A peninsula is a piece of land with water on all but one side – like the state of Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes and the country of Italy surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

A gulf is a body of water with land on all but one side.


Avery with the Continent map.
Reid using multiple Red and Blue Rods to equal the length of the Ten bar.
Reid wrote a story using the Moveable Alphabet.
Chloe constructing triangles with the Triangular Box.

Wishing you a season filled with joy, beautiful weather, and chocolate.

Happy Easter!

Mrs. Moore


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