Maha Maruthi Montessori

A Unit of Sushil Hari International School

July 2017 – Magazine

Welcome everyone to 2017-2018 academic year

We are now located in “Vittala” a newly constructed, world class and one of a kind infrastructure to inspire children to learn and march towards excellence. Children enjoy learning in spacious and well ventilated classrooms with ample lighting. Our new building is equipped with Montessori learning area, library and a digital learning center. Our spacious corridors with ornamental pillars and beautiful art work provide wide area for assembly gathering and other activities.

Please note that our newsletter will be published every month highlighting some of our academic and extra-curricular activities. In this issue, some of the kindergarten activities are highlighted.

Class: Lower Kindergarten

We love animals!

School gardens are a wonderful way for children to reconnect with the natural world. Just by walking and giving a curious glance, children learn lessons from our beautiful garden. Children of lower kindergarten enjoyed taking a stroll outdoors to learn about the wild animals’ lion, tiger, elephant, gorilla, rhino, zebra, giraffe, bison and our favorite dinosaur that is extinct.

We can sort!

Sensorial materials help children to sort the various impression given by the five senses. Children of lower kindergarten started the Montessori sensorial lessons with broad stair, pink tower and knobbed cylinders. They learnt to arrange brown stairs and pink tower from largest to smallest in order. In addition to developing visual differentiation of size, sensorial activities such as knobbed cylinders indirectly prepares the child for writing.

Class : Upper Kindergarten

We know teens!

Children of upper kindergarten learn to associate numbers with quantity with the help teen board and golden beads. Children learnt to combine ten bead string with unit beads to build quantity from 11-19. The activity is aimed to quantify the teen numbers and reinforce the decimal system.

Learning is fun!

Children in upper kindergarten have started the study of phonics. They have been able to complete the sounds of 6 alphabets introduced in structured order and to blend the sounds to form the first set of new words. Phonics based approach provides a strong foundation for developing reading skills in children.

Wild or Tame, we care just the same!

M3 Elementary students sort and categorize a collection of animals based on their habitat and eating habits as Wild or Tame and then into herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!

Reading out loud to children is one of the best activities to stimulate language development, curiosity and memory. We encourage parents to nurture the habit of reading in their children. Below are some books to start:

  1. Ladybird First Favourite Tales Chicken Licken by Mandy Ross – Age 2 – 4
  2. Bedtime Stories: Old owl folktales by Alice Cussler – Age 4-8
  3. Malgudi Schooldays by R K Narayan – 9+