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News from the Early Childhood 2 Room...

Show and Tell List

Weekly happenings

  • As we are learning about India this year, children saw on the Continent Globe and Continent Map that India is a country in the continent of Asia. We also pointed out the location of India on the puzzle map of Asia.

  • This week children got introduced to painting at the easel. All the children have been so happy to be painting at the easel and some of them can't wait for it be available for them to paint.

  • In our music class, Ms. Kathy introduced drums to all the children. They learned the parts of drum- Rim, skin and the drum stick, and how to play the drum gently. They also played different rhythms on the drum.

  • In our Spanish class, children learned about family and family members in Spanish.

  •           Familia- Family   
              Hermano- Sister         
              Abuelo- Grandmother     
              Cousins- Prima and Primo 
              Mama'- Mother   
              Hermano- Brother       
              Bebe' - Baby
              Papa'- Father 
              Tia- Aunt                     
              Tia- Uncle  
              Some families are Grande or Prequn

  • Today we read a book named " My Hands Sing the Blues" written by Jeanne Walker Harvey.

  • We did the Show and Tell with the letter sounds p, w, i, j and n.


  • Next week we will be doing the Show and Tell with the letter sound "d" (d as in dinosaur).

  • Thank you to all the families who brought us snacks and flowers.

  • We hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Dipali and Margaret

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About the Early Childhood 2 Room Directress:

Screen Shot 2019 08 23 at 7.32.02 AMDipali Bhanushali - Lead Directress

Dipali joined Magnolia in 2019. Dipali earned her bachelor’s degree in Science from Nagpur University in India. She also holds a Montessori Primary certification from the Association of Montessori Internationale and certification in Psychology and Counseling and Business Management from India. Dipali started her teaching career thirteen years ago in a Montessori School in Ithaca, New York. She was inspired to pursue the Montessori training by observing children being independent and taking ownership of their learning in a Montessori classroom. Her daily experience of allowing children to develop at their own pace, complete tasks and master activities independently in a Montessori prepared environment, confirms her faith in Montessori Method. She firmly believes that these aspects of the Montessori experience are the foundation for the child as a lifelong learner. She also believes that children are very kind and have a natural desire for independence and that the parents and teachers can encourage and give them rich environment for their development. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, painting, reading and spending time with her family.

Classroom Overview:

Welcome to the Early Childhood 2 classroom! We strive for children to have an academically enriched atmosphere that takes place in a well-ordered environment. The wisely selected materials are carefully prepared and are intended to help the children develop their sense of independence, identity, concentration, self-motivation, and a genuine love of learning. The children during these years will hone in on refining their social skills and one example of how we teach them empathy and compassion is through the use of the “peace rose” that is used as a problem-solving technique among peers during disagreements. This example, along with many other approaches, model for the children ways to assert themselves socially and establish ties with peers while problem solving effectively through communication. True to Montessori philosophy and the “cosmic approach” (teaching the children about the whole concept and working towards the smaller parts), the children will learn everything about the world around them down to the street they live on. Other lessons and activities that are given are skills in reading, writing, language expression through drawing, writing, mathematics, geography, nature studies, science, practical life, sensorial, social skills, art, music, fitness, and Spanish.

Contact the Early Childhood 2 Room:

Ms. Dipali is available via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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