Monday, January 30, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year of the Rooster!

We always feel so connected to the larger world when we celebrate the Lunar New Year at MCH. It has become a highly anticipated tradition for us and a bit of a rite of passage for the oldest students who lead the parade. At this year's celebration we listened to our teacher, Shana, play the erhu, sang Chinese songs and had a short presentation by the extended day students about the legend of the Chinese zodiac animals. We feel strongly about giving children a global experience through our unique world languages instruction. Participating in this holiday celebration gives our students yet another way to feel connected to places far a way from our little Minnesota town.
Happy Year of the Red Rooster!

Yes, our own MCH roosters got a special treat, too!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Third Year--Montessori Kindergarten

It's that time of year at MCH when parents of our second year students begin the decision making process for re-enrollment. We applaud and support them in this important process. It can seem like an overwhelming responsibility to choose the best class for your child. We hold a special meeting just for them at our school or online to offer guidance and explain which choice we feel is the best for our Montessori students. While not everyone can stay for the third year at our school, our hope is that those who can will do just that. It is a gift that will pay huge dividends in the child's outlook on learning. We feel so strongly about it that all of our scholarship money in the past has gone to making the third year choice an easy one for parents. As an authentic Montessori school, we are committed to the three year cycle in the classroom and to offering the best possible Montessori primary education to each child. We serve the Watcher (3 year old), the Worker (4 year old) and the Teacher (5 year old). It is both our mission and our pure delight.
Here are some of the videos we'll share at our information meetings:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Cooking in the Children's House--Bird's Nests

Video What's Cooking?


Bird’s Nests with Candy Eggs

Mix 1 cup All Bran cereal with one egg white. Press into a small bowl or cup.

Candy Eggs
2 small pkgs cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar
food coloring (robin’s egg blue), candy flavoring extract (vanilla)
Knead together cream cheese and sugar. Work in food color and flavoring. Take small amount and roll in granulated sugar. Form into a small ovoids and place into nest to dry.