March 2022 Family Fun Adventures

Updated: Apr 22


Preschooler dressed with a green derby and shammrock shades -Casa Montessori Preschool Bremerton, Wa.
Happy St. Patricks Day!!

Hello Families!

It is FINALLY looking more like spring! We encourage you to spend some time reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book and celebrate his birthday. In addition, this month we celebrate St. Patrick's birthday too. If you are Irish, you may want to take some time to teach your children some of your family's history and, for everyone, try some new Irish food and/or traditions.


We have some great resources this month to talk about yesterday, today, and tomorrow. These concepts can sometimes be difficult for little ones to understand. Download our workbook, and project worksheets and participate in our 30-day reading challenge (enter to win a free book when you submit our Google sheet).


Montessori is about learning naturally through play and observation. At Casa Montessori, as a family-owned and operated company, we also know the importance of working (and playing) together as a family. We believe in encouraging families to play together, make memories and have adventures.


You can also find our adventures on our social media platforms. We would LOVE to see your family's adventure. Upload some pictures to your social media platforms and tag us and use the hashtag #casafamilyfun We will keep an eye out! You can also encourage your friends to join our Family Fun Adventures too. They will be so glad that you did.


Happy March!


The staff of Casa Montessori Preschool.

 

Weekend Family Fun Challenge


MARCH'S ADVENTURE:

Help your preschooler learn the difference between YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW. Click the link below to download our YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW WORKBOOK.


Resources

Workbook:

YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW workbook


Worksheets:

30-day Reading Challenge Google Sheet


Costume Project Worksheet


Fire Map Scavenger Worksheet


Me on TV Worksheet


 

Casa Montessori Reading List


Join our NEW 30-day reading challenge. You can start your challenge off with the books listed below or just choose some of the books you have at home. The goal is to read a book every day. We have a 30-day reading challenge worksheet for you to download with the very unique places to read, people to read with and book subjects you can read about. Once you have completed a "challenge" enter the information into a Google Form (CLICK HERE) and then submit it to be entered in to win one of the books below (the title is a SUPRISE!).


>> Download March 30-Day Reading Challenge Worksheet<<


Book cover "Ariba, An Old Tale about New Shoes" Casa Montessori's 30 Day Reading Challenge
A boy named Ariba and his adventure-loving shoes!

BOOK #1: Ariba

Written by Masha Manapov


Marcus’ joy over a new pair of shoes reminds his grandfather of an old story about a boy named Ariba and his adventure-loving shoes. Every time Ariba put his shoes on, something crazy would happen. Once they even took him climbing to the peak of the yellow mountain! But one day, Ariba decides he’s going to move from his small village to the city on the other side of the mountains. When he arrives, he buys all new things–including a new pair of shoes. His new life has no room for the old pair. And yet, wouldn’t you know it? No matter what he does, the shoes keep finding their way back to him...


ORDER HERE>>


Book cover "Tomorrow is near but today is here" Casa Montessori's 30 Day Reading Challenge
This book was written to help children better cope with the Stress, Worry and Anxiety in life.

BOOK #2: Tomorrow Is Near But Today Is Here

Written by Asaf Rozanes


Like many of us, Mia worries too much yet when we let worry cloud our minds we miss out on all the amazing things that happen here and now...

ORDER HERE>>







Book cover "My Mothers Pearls" Casa Montessori's 30 Day Reading Challenge
Many children experience the loneliness created by military separation.

BOOK #3: My Mother’s Pearls Written by Catherine Myler Fruisen

A young girl loves to help her mother dress up while listening to the story of her pearls, which have been passed down for generations from mother to daughter on her wedding day.


ORDER HERE>>








Book cover "stitchin' and Pullin'" -Casa Montessori's 30 Day Reading Challenge
Inspired by these quilts and the women who made them, award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack traveled to Alabama to learn their stories.

BOOK #4: Stitchin' and Pullin'

Written by Patricia McKissack


For generations, the women of Gee’s Bend have made quilts to keep a family warm, as a pastime accompanied by sharing and singing or to memorialize loved ones. Today, the same quilts hang on museum walls as modern masterpieces of color and design. Inspired by these quilts and the women who made them, award-winning author Patricia C. McKissack traveled to Alabama to learn their stories. The lyrical rite-of-passage narrative that is the result of her journey seamlessly weaves together the familial, cultural, spiritual, and historical strands of life in this community


ORDER HERE>>

 

Helpful Articles and Resources


Why make-believe play is an important part of childhood development


By Tracy Gleason


Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part of early childhood. And beyond being fun for kids, pretending and other kinds of imaginative play are also believed by some to be critical to healthy child development.


Make-believe you and your preschooler are garden fairies! Click the link below to visit our website, read our blog, and download the "Make Your Own Four Seasons Costume" worksheet. Tell us how fun it was! Click the link to download your free COSTUME PROJECT WORKSHEET.


SOURCE: TheConversation.com


READ MORE >

 

Fire Safety for Kids Protecting and Educating Your Children

by RedCross.com


A home fire is a devastating event and one that you never count on happening. Your children are most at risk when this disaster occurs. In fact, children under five are twice as likely as other people to die in a home fire. Tragically, many home fires are started by children playing with dangerous household items – especially lighters and matches. Taking sensible precautions in the home and teaching your child how to escape from a fire can help your family avoid this type of heartbreak.


Make a fire safety plan for your family and then help your preschooler understand by showing them with our free scavenger hunt worksheet, where to find the essential fire safety tools in your home. Click the link to download your free FIRE PLAN WORKSHEETS.


SOURCE: RedCross.com

READ MORE >

 

Types of Hearing Tests for Babies and Children: What are the different types of hearing tests?


By www.StanfordChildrens.org


As part of a hearing evaluation, your child's healthcare provider will do a complete health history and exam. In addition, there are many different types of hearing tests. Some of them may be used for all ages. Others are used based on your child's age and level of understanding.


Make an appointment to have your preschooler visit the Audiologist. Then create your own TV show with our Me on TV Activity Worksheet. You can act out on your "TV Show" what sounds you can hear in your home.


Click the link to download the "ME ON TV WORKSHEET".



SOURCE: www.stanfordchildrens.org READ MORE >

 

7 Fun Container Garden Projects Kids Will Love

By Kerry Michaels


If you have kids, you may have already started gardening with them, maybe they've grown up gardening, or maybe they've never planted a thing in their lives. No matter how much they know about gardening, they can enjoy these easy-peasy projects for their originality, the fun of seeing results quickly, and the ability to do them both indoors and out. You can actually start most indoors then move them to containers outdoors.


SOURCE: TheSpruce.com READ MORE >

 

Interested in learning more about Casa Montessori?


We are currently full for our 2021/2022 school year. However, we have launched our afterschool Spanish classes for children aged 3 to 11. If you are interested, please click on the link below that reflects your child's Spanish level:





Also, if you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), please visit our website at CasaMontessoriWA.com or CLICK HERE and fill out our waiting list form.


Casa Montessori accepts DSHS, daycare assistance as well as military and multi-child discounts.


Are you looking for a full or part-time job working with preschool-age children? Casa Montessori is now hiring. We offer competitive wages, and a creative and fun work culture too. CLICK HERE to fill out an application today!


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