The Classroom Community
As the Toddler 2 students have matured over the course of the school year, their social awareness has blossomed as well. The Montessori classroom is truly a community for young children, who find countless ways to interact throughout the day. In these pictures, you can see friends collaborating on the “Bring Me” game, working side-by-side with the art materials, clapping and singing as they take turns on the "jumping square" and tackling cleaning tasks together. They have come to rely on each others' unique skills, as well: everyone knows who to ask for help in identifying the animals in the Chinese paper-cut pictures, or which friends are happy to demonstrate yoga poses to their peers. It has been a joy to see the children find such happiness and meaning from their classroom friendships.