5th Annual Children’s Art Show

Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield parents are invited for our 5th Annual Children’s Art Show: Deep in the Heart of Texas on Friday March 24 at 6:30 PM. Please RSVP by Thursday March 9.

Enjoy art by children, for children; meet other Montessori families in Copperfield and Cypress; enter our Engineering Lab for hands-on #STEM fun; shop our Scholastic Book Fair for the best titles in children’s literature; and sip refreshing mocktails from our private mixologist.

Please feel free to invite your friends, relatives, and neighbors to join.

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Celebrating Creativity in Early Childhood

Over 100 Cy-Fair and Cypress residents visited Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield for the 2016 Children’s Art Exhibit, a celebration of art and creativity in early childhood.  The exhibit was officially opened by students at the school, and over 60 art pieces were on display, created using techniques inspired by global artists.  Families were also invited to tour our Science Lab, where they explored the connections between art and science, creating LED puppets and racing remote controlled cars designed from toy bricks.

Cy-Fair Parents Release Cookbook

Cy-Fair Families came together to create Yummy in my Tummy: A Cookbook by Montessori Families.

These recipes are made for families, by families. Inspired by the Montessori tradition, each recipe is a step-by-step guide to prepare yummy, kid-friendly meals for children ages 18 months to 6 years. The book is divided into two sections: Breakfast as well as Lunch & Dinner. From the classic Filipino Chicken Adobo to German Pancakes to Louisiana-style Crawfish Fettucine, this cookbook covers a range of global foods that are kid-tested and kid- approved.

Ms. Nicole Seaton, Parent Ambassador at Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield, said: “As a Montessori parent, I’ve found that easy-to-prepare meals and a lot of love go a long way. This cookbook is a guide to make healthy, nutritious meals, the Montessori way. It showcases the global community in our school and across Cy-Fair, with accessible recipes that any parent can use for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

Children love cutting vegetables and fruits, baking, setting the table, or pouring their favorite drink. These exercises – also known as Practical Life in the Montessori classroom – help children develop independence and coordination, critical for long-term success in class and life.

Special thanks to our Parent Ambassador, Ms. Nicole Seaton for compiling the book and our Bear Moms, Ms. Keshia Duhon, Ms. Maulishree  Kansara, Ms. Missy Khan, Ms. Alexis Sammons and Ms. Katja Stein for their ongoing support.

 

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Starting Early on Fire Safety

October is Fire Safety Month, and our local Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department visited Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield to speak with our students about fire safety and preparedness.

Fire safety starts an early age.  It’s never too late to speak with your child about fire safety and introduce her to family meeting points, escape routes, and emergency phone numbers.  Below are five tips we learned to help parents improve fire safety at home:

1. Identify a meeting point and share it with your child.  A meeting point is a local landmark where your family can congregate in case of an emergency. Choose a location that can be easily found and is familiar to your child.  Show them the location in person and on a map.

2. Stop, Drop, and Roll.  Always remember to cover your face, stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch on fire.  Act it out with your child, like in the video below:

 

3. Explore Fire Safety. Sometimes, a fireman’s gear and special clothing can look scary to a child. Let your child see photos and videos of a fireman, so they can be familiar with a fireman’s gear. Complement your lesson with a visit to the local fire department, and encourage your child to use sight and touch to describe a fireman’s gear. Also, let your child listen to the sound of the Fire Alarm and instruct them what to do if they hear it.

 

 

 

4. Put away the matches and lighters.  Encourage your child to report matches or lighters to an adult or teacher.

5. Fire safety is not just limited to October. Fire safety and prevention is a year-round lesson. Remind your child about what they’ve learned throughout the year.

Be sure to contact your local fire department to learn more.  Also, visit our amazing Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department on Facebook and Twitter feeds for key updates.

Check out photos from the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department Visit: