We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our children and families. We will do our best to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible and to ensure that each child feels loved, respected and safe.
A Montessori learning environment is like no other … our main objective at Grand Blanc Montessori is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Respect and courtesy in our Montessori school is the foundation for everything we do and each child will soon learn the following important skills:
· how to put their work away where they found it
· how to tidy up after themselves
· the importance of helping a friend in need
· the importance of respecting the materials, the teachers and each other
· how to tuck in their chair when they leave the table
· how to walk in the classroom
· how to be self directed and find their own ‘work’ and most importantly,
· how to be independent!
Each child will feel empowered at Grand Blanc Montessori and learn how great it feels to do things on their own! Each Montessori teacher is here to nurture, support and guide them each and every day and are committed to making your child’s Montessori preschool experience productive, stimulating and fun! We are honored that you have chosen our school and we are confident that this will be a wonderful year for everyone involved!
If at any time you have questions or concerns, please feel free to make an appointment with us so that we can discuss things in detail.
A Poem for Parents: Nothing
When children come home at the end of the day,
The question they’re asked as they scurry to play is,
“What did you do at school today?”
And the answer they give
makes you sigh with dismay.
“Nothing, I did nothing today!”
Perhaps nothing means
that I played with blocks, counted to ten, or sorted some rocks.
Maybe I painted or learned to tie my shoe
Or learned what happens when you mix red and blue
Maybe I learned to tuck in my chair and put my work away
Or maybe I learned to be kind to a friend while I was playing outside today,
Maybe my scissors followed a line and I learned to write my name.
Maybe I learned some sounds or numbers or learned to play a new game,
Maybe I made a craft or sang a song from beginning to end,
Or maybe I learned to play with a special, brand new friend.
When you’re in preschool
And your heart has wings,
“Nothing” can mean so many, many things.