On Thursday, December 13 from 9:00 am to 11.30 am we had Christmas Craft Decorating. We had a lot of fun!

Thanks Max’s mom and Jordan’s grandma for coming and helping.

Christmas Craft Decorating

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Human Rights Day – Ontario Science Center

Youth for Human Rights Toronto – Ms Julia Simon (Principal), and our elementary students Connor & Jacob was special guest speakers!!!

We want all of our students to truly enjoy what they are doing and to keep the focus on having fun while learning, getting exercise, and building their coordination and confidence level. Classes are personalized to fit all learning styles by using a variety of techniques.
Classes include a warm-up and stretch using a variety of yoga positions and activities accompanied by soft music. The class includes instruction on many dance styles such as classical and lyrical ballet along with jazz and creative movement. Ballet-based dance class focuses on basic ballet skills, expression & creative movement.

Ballet class

The constructive triangles are used to demonstrate that all plane geometric figures can be constructed from triangles. Black guidelines are painted in different positions on the triangles to help the child to construct other figures. This should be encouraged an exploratory work that will provide a foundation for later concepts of equivalency, similarity, and congruency.

The constructive triangles – Montessori materials

Teach your children the joys of helping others.

Teach your child that even small acts of kindness go along way. Express to your child why you are holding the door for another person, letting someone get in front of you in traffic or helping someone when their hands are full. Explain that it is nice to be helpful, even if the person doesn’t say thank you or appreciate it. You should give to give – not give to get.

Julia Simon

In Montessori education, practical life activities are the most important activities for young students. Activities for care of the environment are both fun and great for developing order, concentration, coordination, and independence.

Care of environment activities

As with reading skills, we place a special emphasis on your child’s ability to write. We are constantly practicing tracing letters, spelling our names, and writing the words of things that we see on a daily basis to help promote the strength and knowledge to become confident.

Writing Skills

What is it that makes an activity ‘Montessori’? The primary goal of the Montessori philosophy is: “Help me to do it myself.” This is why Montessori activities promote self-sufficiency, independence, critical thinking, and fine motor development. Most importantly, Montessori activities are tailored to children’s interests and developmental needs.

Montessori Activites

The students here are learning how to make simple machines, hockey nets using brand new materials and instructions for guidance. By doing this the children become familiar with these materials which leads to their ability to grasp abstract concepts.

Hockey Net
Simple Machine

Remembrance Day

Our children honour Canadian Veterans and learn the meaning of respecting others.

Remembrance Day