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Academic

All work is done both in English and in French
Letters:

  • naming the letters “A” ” B” “C”…
  • associating the sounds with the letters

Numbers:

  • counting
  • knowing the names of the numbers
  • understanding the quantities associated with the numbers

Science:

  • planting seeds
  • learning about native animals in Quebec (including hibernation and migration)
  • insects
  • amphibians and lizards
  • performing simple science experiments
  • learning about food and where it comes from (milk, eggs, etc) and about healthy eating
  • weather concepts
  • seasons
  • learning about mixing colours

Creative

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  • lessons once a week given by our music specialist (Wednesday or Thursday afternoon)
  • musical activities in class
  • creating our own orchestra
  • singing with our teachers
  • learning about different types of music during our theme weeks (for example Caribbean music)
  • special events with musicians about once every second month throughout the year

Crafts

  • free play time, colouring with coloured pencils and crayons, making our very own creations
  • practicing our cutting with scissors
  • painting
  • crafts with our Arts and Crafts specialist (special activity offered every secondIMG_20140520_093720
  • month)
  • crafts with our teachers to decorate our bulletin boards
  • crafts with our teachers during special holiday times (mother’s day, etc: emphasis on the child
  • doing the creating and making choices about colours, etc and how the finished product will
  • look)
  • face painting
  • outdoor crafts: chalk art, painting in the snow

Theatre

  • puppet shows with our puppet theatre and puppets
  • dress up box
  • dress up in costume from home days
  • funny hat days
  • theatre groups performing with actors and/or with puppets at our school as a special event at least
  • once per month

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Aerobics and sports program with our specialist Kim (Monday or Tuesday afternoons)

  • games with balls, hoola hoops, balloons, scarves
  • basic aerobic steps
  • mini relay races
  • musical chair “party” type games
  • freeze dance
  • outdoor introduction to sports
  • Children’s Olympic-style games

Playground activities

  • games with our friendsIMG_20140806_105054
  • games on the playground equipment
  • sand play
  • during the summer we play outdoors twice a day and in the winter once a day (after snack in the morning)

Optional programs (You may register your child for these programs, there is an additional fee)

  • Wimgym gymnastics (Kindergym program offered at the Wimgym facilities for ages 3 and up)
  • Hip hop classes (offered at Montessori)
  • Yoga classes (offered at Montessori Thursday mornings)
  • Pre-ballet (offered at Montessori)
  • Skill development gym Program for toddlers: A program to promote body awareness

Social

  • getting along nicely with our classmates and friends
  • learning to be independent (including separating from mom and dad, and learning to do
  • things for ourselves)
  • being able to wait for our turn
  • learning to work cooperatively in a group
  • becoming confident
  • learning to problem solve
  • knowing when to ask for a teachers assistance if needed
  • being able to focus during a performance
  • learning to express feelings
  • learning the limits of our behaviour
  • being polite
  • having the confidence to ask questions and participate in a group discussion
  • learning how to follow directions that have several steps