We are delighted to announce that March is our Science Fair month! Children will be learning interesting science and technology facts by experimenting with different materials they see around them. Preparing a science fair project is a good example of what Dr. Montessori calls active learning or “hands-on learning” in a prepared environment. It is an effective instructional method that every child needs to develop science literacy skills.
Below is our March event guidelines:
March 2, Wednesday: Dr. Seuss birthday celebration: The children will make book projects or activities that support reading and writing skills.
March 7, Monday –March 10, Thursday: Lifetouch Picture Taking Days: The schedule is in your child’s classroom and also to be emailed soon.
March 17, Thursday, School Day: St. Patrick’s Day: The children will come to school dressed in green! They will have fun and exciting activities related to St. Patrick’s history and origin.
March 24, Thursday: Egg Hunting Day: Parents are welcome to donate plastic eggs for their child’s classroom. Donations will be dropped off in your child’s classroom any time starting today. The schedule of Egg Hunting will be emailed and posted in your child’s classroom. Children may bring their own Easter baskets for egg hunting, unless the child’s classroom has a special project such as Easter basket crafts to use for this purpose. Please speak with your child’s teacher to confirm whether or not an Easter basket is needed for your child.
March 30, Wednesday: Science Fair Project Presentation in the classroom: This is an optional project for Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms only. A sample of a science fair project will be displayed in the lobby. A family member is required to help the child complete his/her project. The teachers will discuss more details to the children on how to prepare this science project. Science Fair guidelines will be emailed and also posted in your child’s classroom. Please speak to me, to your child’s teacher, or to the front desk for your questions and concerns.
Helpful Websites for Science Fair Family Projects: