FROM THE GARDEN - Gardening is a favorite summer activity at Montessori Academy. In this session, students will learn about seeds, plants, and how to create their own indoor gardens. Outdoors, the children will plant and tend to our Vegetable Garden, Butterfly Garden, Sensorial Garden, as well as, composting veggie and fruit leftovers from our snacks and lunches. For some of our new students this is the first experience they have with bugs, mud, botany, and harvesting. Some to the things they will plant will include snap beans, carrots, lima beans, flowers, and herbs
TO THE TABLE - Cooking is an exciting and pleasant sensory experience for children. It also provides avenues for the development of concepts in math, language, science and cultural subjects. The children will learn cooking basics including measuring, setting the temperature on the oven, and washing and cutting up fruits and vegetables. We will explore where food comes from and different ways to prepare it. Students will enjoy the child-friendly food preparation activities while learning how to make healthy and nutritional choices from appetizers, lunch favorites and some real homemade cooking. Students will harvest foods from the garden as well as shop at the local farmer’s market to prepare their meals. Some of the cooking projects will include muffins, pastas, fruit smoothies, sorbet, pizza, ice cream, tacos, and salads.
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