DVMS Toddler Community Weekly Update: Oct. 19, 2015

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This week, we delved into our food preparation activities. Several of the children learned how to squeeze oranges to make juice and cut bananas to share with their friends. As a group, we made carrot/apple juice with a loud, crunching juicer, and carrot muffins. We also roasted and steamed vegetables to go with our lunches and made our weekly guacamole. Preparing food with the children is a great way to get them involved in household activities and we encourage you to include your children in your food prep at home. Children also tend to enjoy eating what they make so involving them can relieve some picky eating struggles.

A few important reminders:

This Wednesday, we invite you to join us for our Mini Montessori Parent Education evening from 5:30 – 7:00pm. This is a great event to glean some understanding of the principles and theory of Montessori pedagogy and we hope you can attend. The event, however, is taking place over the toddler witching hours so we won’t be able to provide care for the toddlers — only children Casa aged and above. Please let Kristy, Lisa, or I know if you aren’t able to attend.

Our annual Parent Dinner will take place this Saturday — Oct. 24 — at our new Strata location. We would love to spend some time with you all outside of dropping off or picking up your children and hope to see you there. There are still a few tickets available, click here.

As many of you know, Lisa was to leave us in January to move to Lower Elementary to cover a maternity leave. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that she will no longer be leaving us and is here to stay with us in the Toddler Community. We couldn’t imagine our community without her and, thankfully, we won’t have to make that transition.

Finally, as almost all toddlers are in underwear now at home and at school we want to remind you to take them to the bathroom before any car trips. This is probably the most stressful time for us parents and toileting and a quick pre-ride pit stop can save a car seat and a wet bum.

All the best,

Kate, Kristy, and Lisa

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